Welcome to your iFolio

Your iFolio is a school provided web space that you will use throughout your time at CDNIS. You will use your iFolio to define your learning goals, show your learning journey, reflect on your learning and how you have developed your Approaches to Learning skills, share your best work and celebrate your achievements.

Your iFolio, in time will provide a better picture of who you are as a learner and as an individual. You are therefore highly encouraged to personalize your iFolio. You can start off by selecting one of the 60+ themes available.

Before you start using your new iFolio, follow the steps below to change the ‘Home’ link within your navigation menu to point to your site:

1. Go to your Dashboard menu options (link will open in a new tab)

2. Expand the ‘Home’ menu item by clicking on the downward facing arrow

Home Menu

Change Home Menu Attribute

3. Append the URL to read http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/students/your_student_number, where your student number is in the form of six digits e.g. 012345 (you can find your student number on your library card)

Home URL

Home URL Link

A final note, please bear in mind that your iFolio is a publicly accessible space, and ensure that the content you post and the language you use is appropriate.

Feel free to delete this post from your Dashboard once you have finished reading it!

Featured image used in this post by Nathan via Flickr Creative Commons

Service as Action 2019

  1. How did you become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth?

    Through the various CAS projects and trips, I have effectively developed a great sense of compassion, and empathy for others. I consider this as one of my greatest strengths. In terms of areas for growth, I feel as though I need to show more initiative in order to engage with “service as action” opportunities.

  2. How did you undertake challenges that developed new skills?

    I undertook various challenges during the CAS projects and trips I have been on, such as the Grade 7 trip to Chiang Mai where I dedicated my time to help paint a school for Primary School kids. Also on the Grade 9 trip where I went to Sri Lanka and dedicated my time to help construct a school. These challenges developed my aforementioned sense of compassion and empathy for others, as well as my perseverance to accomplish tasks.

  3. How did you discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities?

    I utilised my prior communication skills in order to demonstrate some form of leadership in various student-initiated activities during CAS trips, and other projects. For example, for civics in grade 9, I developed a system to sustainably help and assist small local businesses. This was a long process which recreated much planning, and discussion with other more knowledgable people on the topic.

  4. How did you persevere in action?

    The most obvious instance of demonstrating perseverance during action was when I was performing hard physical labour when constructing and painting the schools. Though I was physically fatigued and tired, through my compassion and empathy, as well as belief in the good of the actions I was doing, I persevered.

  5. How did you work collaboratively with others?

    During the CAS trips, I was often placed into groups with other peers which required me to work collaboratively with them. I did this through communication.

  6. How did you develop international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding?

    I developed a strong sense of international-mindedness.

  7. How did you consider the ethical implications of your actions?

           By using my vast expanse of knowledge to will negative ethical implications of my actions out of existence.

Work Environment

Organising my desktop and which would improve my work environment, making me a productive student athlete 😈😂🔥💯 #environment via Instagram http://bit.ly/2Gg0caX

Work Ethics

Using the @usetoggl app track my time so I can acquire better work ethics #Thoughts via Instagram https://ift.tt/2uzwmHL

Increased Intake

Meeting my caloric surplus and 🅱️rotein intake with a healthy meal of broccoli and grilled chicken thigh #food #nutrition via Instagram http://bit.ly/2EW0ep0

給父母的一封信

親愛的父母:

我首先想感謝你們為我做了的一切,每天都照顧我,為我買東西。但這幾個月我們的關係比以前沒那麼好。當然我們不是每天都在吵架,每天都不互相交談,我只覺得我們的關係可以接近一點。 所以,我想在這封信裡跟你談一談我自己的希望,和一些改善的方法。

 

現在因為我們每天都很忙,只能吃晚餐時真正地談話。我希望能夠每天都有好的交談,可以跟你們講學校裡發生了什麼,跟你們講多一點的話。 我們一家人也很少一起去做閒暇的事情,每人都有自己的愛好。我們可以試一起去做沒人喜歡做的事情,能一起花多點的時間跟大家。

 

其次,也有時候你門只會管我的學業,只希望我拿到好的成績。特別是我中文的學習,你們會把很多的壓力放到我的身上,當我有其他科目的功課要做時你們也會命令我做完中文的先。我希望你們能夠從我的角度來看這件事情,能明白我有時候會有比中文更緊迫的事情要做。

 

最後,我希望你們能對我有信心。這與我的第二點有關,你們不要每天都提醒我去做自己的作業。這可能是令我最生氣的一件事因為我已經讀大學了,你們還對待我想一個孩子一樣。如果你們對我的學業美觀的這麼緊,對我有多點信心,我覺得我會輕鬆多很多,成績也可能高一點。

 

我希望你們能把這些願望變成現實。

 

身體健康!

葉沛生

12/12/17

閱讀活動總評

除了一篇之外,我覺得其他的習作都做得不錯,老師給我的評分都頗高。我做得不太好的那一篇主要的原因是因為我不太明白寫一封信的格式,那一篇的內容也寫得不夠深入。這本書我大概都明白,但我覺得很多篇章都再講比較相似的主題,所以幾篇沒那麼有趣或者有意義。

My Educational Board Game

During this design process, we were required to come up with a few primary sources from which we could complete our client consultation on for our product. This part of the design process is crucial as it would tell me the appropriate content that needed to be put into my board game, and what area of science I should revolve the game around.

From the client consultation I have done, I found out that Grade 8s are currently relatively new to many areas which require memorisation of definitions such as physics, chemistry and biology, which meant I was not able to consult them for prior experience as the grade 7 curriculum involves really little memorisation. Biology, physics, and chemistry are the two major upcoming units which involve definition memorisation, with biology just starting and lasting until Christmas. So instead, I decided to consult other grade 9 students and asked them about their prior experiences with definition memorisation. From the 7 people I have spoken to, all of them have stated that they have struggle with memorising terms to some degree. Then, 5 out of the 7 stated that the unit with they struggled the most with definitions was Biology, with the 2 others stating chemistry instead. With this knowledge, I know that term memorisation is still a major difficulty within the Grade 8 curriculum. I also plan to focus on biology content instead of the other 2 units as this is the one which students have struggled the most with. Though I have not come up with a specific plan for the board game yet.

I also needed to investigated board game elements which would make the game more entertaining and enjoyable to play. From research that I have done, I have found that creating competition and conflict between the players allow the board game experience to become more enjoyable. I have also found that creating a theme for the board game would further immerse the players in the game.

CAS Week Reflection

Did you persevere in action?

I think that in this CAS week experience, I have been able to persevere in the difficult activities that we did. A lot of the activities we did like surfing, paddle boarding, and snorkeling, I had never tried before, this meant that doing these was extremely unfamiliar for me. Despite this, I was still able to overcome the initial challenges I faced. And from this experience, I have learned many more skills such as building a tent, and surfing techniques.