Bear App Design

This bear app shows which are bears and which not. The app I am creating is not finished but almost done. It takes skills from previous apps and effort from previous apps. The process is simpler though. At first, we had to create a plan to know what we were doing on the actual app. Secondly, you create the app according to your plan.

English Short Story Unit

The english short story was a very interesting unit. This unit showed me possibilities and opportunities. For example, a person stuck in war dealing with issues and trying to help his family.

If I had to choose any short story it would have to be metamorphosis. This story had great content of how a child turns into an insect. This amazing story talks about how he deals with problems of being an insect. Eventually, leading to his father by accident killing him.

The big challenge was creating a significant plot. With so limited words problems because small issues. The only time where you can spend a lot of words in is the main conflict which needs lots of words to be good. Another major problem I had is revealing character. I used it but it wasn’t that effective so the two characters didn’t have much going for them.

I learned that many things can happen even if it is unexpected or won’t happen. I also learned how to use Freytag’s pyramid to create a story that really gets the viewers engaged in the story.

Yes, it changes how I see life. Like in the metamorphosis it shows what can happen. Even though it is not realistic horrific things can happen. This made me change how I think of people, societies and communities

Science Cardboard Reflection

Goal

My goal was to create a chair comfortable with a shelf equipped somewhere on the side to put books and laptops. Also, my other goal was for this chair to be put in the library so reader can enjoy their books and put in on the shelf when they are not using it. This was my goal because I think chairs overall can be improved and be more useful. Throughout me working I slowly was working trough each problem. During the time when I was on test number 2 to 3 I created a goal to myself. This was to try to consume less time in the final structure. This is why the desk with the chair wasn’t going to be the best idea. When I was working on my final structure I started off slow but I went faster and faster saving more and more time.

How did I use Science

I learned that you should make easier structures better than making harder structures worse. My original plan was to create a chair with a desk but the desk would be too hard to incorporate inside the chair. I eventually changed it to shelf and chair

I experimented with changing the independent variable. From the number of corrugation pieces to the thickness of it. I tested out the weight to see if the paper can hold about 1 kilogram. I kept on trying to put more corrugation and finally I put the right number so it was able to hold about 1 kilogram so for the final structure when I actually create with cardboard the seat can hold people.

I used the results with Justin’s. We exchanged ideas leading up to the shelf and chair idea. Building this was not too hard for us and it is good that it is not too complication. In my opinion there was limited time so for it to be so complicated would be a big struggle.

Personal

I improved in many ways as a learner.

Throughout the whole process I have identified quite a few problems. Every new test prototype I fixed the problem but there were still more left. For example, in test #2 the corrugation wasn’t that good. So for test #3 I   focused more on corrugation so it became better.             

I have also gone through different problems like deciding what will go well with a chair. It was either going to be a shelf or desk. My partner and I went through many discussions and came up that a shelf would be significantly better.

Another way I improved taking ideas and thinking about them and how it could work in your structure. When we were doing rotations during science class, there was a rotation where you had to look at the link. I pressed on it and it showed me famous people designs of structures. One of them amazed me so much I took the idea of adding something onto a chair which overall improved the function of the chair.

As I partially said before, throughout this whole project I started working more efficiently because of limited time. To be honest, I didn’t have a system of managing my time so I just speeded up my pace to be able to finish my cardboard structure.

Best Xcode App

Explanation:

I used a label first for the title which is trying to show what the app is about

I then used image view and in my storyboard got a picture of the world

I used a button to put on the image view which I placed inside the code. I gave it a nice and made the connection an action

Finally, I put a label in my code to show than when you press the button it will say “You have found Waldo” and I again named it. A name I gave it was labelAnswer.

Parlez-vous français (Unit 1 Reflection)

Statement of Inquiry

The connection between the mother tongue and other languages enables people to develop skills and knowledge in language and acquire new languages.

I find english as my mother tongue helpful in french. Lots of words in french are similar to words in english making it easier.

Factual

How can I use my knowledge of English to learn French? How can I introduce myself in French?

I can use english words that sound like french words and use them. For example, I know portrait de famille sounds like portrait of the family. Another example is, lettre in french means letter in english.

Conceptual

How are languages linked to one another?

Languages are linked because some languages are based of other. Like lots of European languages are based of Latin.

Debatable

Does learning a new language make my mother tongue stronger?

With pronunciation and grammar french and english is similar. This will help me say words in french. Also, in french there is commas and most of the same punctuation in english.

VR video promo

Link to VR Movie: https://youtu.be/Di2dQAfXy0g

 

In what ways did you create a successful VR video promo?

I created a successful VR video promo because I had my video represent effort which is what my logo was about. I showed different flags of countries to show globally everyone should give their best effort. The timing was good so I wasn’t there for too long closing the Ricoh Theta or starting the recording. Viewers said that it was too long because my video was 24 seconds when it was supposed to be 15. Then, I changed my video to around 15 seconds making it around the time you’re supposed to have your video last for.

 

What improvements would you make to you VR video promo?

My video could have been wider to show more than just flags. This will give viewers impressions that there is more to giving it all rather than showing flags. Also, my logo could have been placed better. I put it behind the main stairwell on the 10th floor. This just covered something that looked interesting relating to the video. But, because of my logo that small area looks a bit odd.

 

Criteria Cii

Name of Peer *
Song Choice *
Cii
Identify alternatives and perspectives
Listen or watch your peer’s final recording submission. After listening, read their artistic intention and thought process behind their work. How does what you thought align with theirs? *
I was thinking to make it more open and the way it flows to be different. Here, my peer has his drummer hip hop for a certain audience. My artistic direction was focused more on the melody while his artistic direction was way more focused on the drummer.
What interesting, different, or exciting elements did they use that you would be incorporate into yours next time round? *
He added a drummer which was very interesting. This made the beat and the tempo sound different but cool. Next time I feel I should add a drummer based on the song to make it better to the viewers as they will be much more pleased.
Did the context of the song change through their interpretation?*
The context of their song changes. For example, his tempo was slower and not too fast making the context change. Also, with the drummer his emotions changed to the viewers making again the context of the song change.

Criteria Bi, Bii

These are the responses to the questions:

Bi
i. demonstrate the acquisition and development of the skills and techniques of the art form studied
Bii
ii. demonstrate the application of skills and techniques to create, perform and/or present art.
Grade yourself here! *
Note Accuracy: Excellent
Rhythm Accuracy: Substantial
Tempo: Substantial
 Performance Skills – Woodwind and Brass
Articulation Precision: Substantial
Tone Quality: Substantial
Intonation: Excellent
Connection: Substantial
Dynamics: None
I have developed the skills required to perform this music successfully over the first music section. Explain… *
 Over time I developed skills like to play smoothly. When I used to play my notes on the clarinet wasn’t clear and rough giving it a bad and annoying sound. In line 29 the tempo was good and it sounds like I was experienced. Another skill was to be very calm. When I first started I was very worried of how it is going to sound but eventually I learned to play with calmness. Slowly I felt I was improving my sound.
I demonstrated the application of skills to create a successful piece of music. This is as good as I can get it! Explain… *
Using my skills to the best of my ability I created a piece. I used my skills but improved it as much as I can a week before the summative. This made my skills improved. Also, my skills helped me to reach the ability to play the notes properly. Thus, making my notes in my piece very good.

Criteria Ai, Aiii, Ci

These are the responses to the questions:

Ai
Demonstrate awareness of the art form studied, including the use of appropriate language.
Aiii
Demonstrate awareness of the links between the knowledge acquired and artwork created.
Ci
Identify an artistic intention.
Through the process of learning Ukulele skills and working through Garageband I learned musical terms/definitions. Discuss. *
From learning ukulele skills I learned that playing the strumming is just as important as playing the melody. Combined produces a better sound for the song making it appealing to the ears. In GarageBand I learned tempo. Tempo is the pace of how you want to play the song. Like 120 compared to 80 is more fast  paced.
How were your decisions on your final arrangement informed by the formative unit work? *
In my formative unit work I eventually figured out how the melody and strumming are better together. So for my final arrangements, for my song I tried to make sure that my strumming and the melody were in sync for an improved sound.
Music is communication, music is compromise, music requires discipline, music means collaboration. Discuss in relation to your work. *
In my work I learned that “2 hands are better than 1”. By this I mean that when playing music it is so important to collaborate because you can always help each other out to become better musicians. As a musician you need to stay focused and do whatever is asked because one wrong move can mess up the song. Music is compromising because you need to compromise with other people and make sure you are focusing on the same thing or else the song won’t come out right.
I had a strong artistic direction for my final musical audio recording. Discuss. *
I played at a nice tempo that is pleasant. I played the chords until it was very good. I made sure the strumming and the melody were amazing so it will sound really good together. I produced it with quality overall. I did many tests to ensure the way the song was played is outstanding.
I enjoyed this unit very much. My favourite parts were…
Practicing the ukulele with my friends and learning more about the ukulele and the huge lists of different chords for the different songs.
I did not enjoy this unit. The elements that contributed to my lack of enjoyment were…
It was a little bit restricted of what you can play. For example, the songs.
After completing this unit I think that there could be improvements. I feel…
Next time you should separate how good people are at playing the ukulele and give them songs accordingly. This is because some people struggled more on the songs than others.

Real World Application

We can apply how we learned to use google maps and google earth in one lesson so whenever we want to find a location or a destination when you are driving you can get there. Also, we can use maps not on technology using coordinates to track locations down making it much more efficient. Tracking down locations will be efficient because when you need to use a location anywhere in the world on a map you can find it. We learned to use Atlas’s so now we can look for cities, countries, continents, oceans all in the Atlas. This will be helpful because we can find a big range of places.