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!

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Art Showcase Final product and reflections

final product

English/Arts IDU Crit C and D Reflection Form 2019

Interdisciplinary Unit (IDU) and it’s final submission.
Your email address (tigerchen2023@cdnis.edu.hk) was recorded when you submitted this form.
How well did you communicate your experience as a Hong Konger? *
I think that drawings that we have drawn successfully showed the calm side of Hong Kong, it was connected to the poem very well, and telled the viewer my experience as a HongKonger.
How would you describe your personal success as an interdisciplinary learner? *
I was quite successful on doing this with doing the art and the music. I have drawn a picture, and made a music which creates a sense of chll. The music and the art that I have made is related to the English poem that we have chosen, so it was very successful.
How would you describe benefits of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples. *
The benefit of doing an interdisciplinary unit is let students able to practise skills more than a particular subject. For the art showcase, i have practised my English and Art skills, by writing a poem, and draw a picture. It could still let student do whatever they are interested. I would like to do art for this particular unit, so I was able to draw.
What were the limitations of the interdisciplinary unit? Give specific examples… *
Limitations of the interdisciplinary unit is there are not a lot of time available for the project. My group was planned to do a video with music and drawing at the start of the unit, but due to there are not a lot of time we changed to art only at the middle or the end of the process, which stopped us from doing the music.
Grade yourself using the IDU Specifications. Easy if you have followed the above instructions!
Communication of the interdisciplinary theme.
Personal success as a interdisciplinary learner.
Benefits of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples.
Limitations of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples.
Self assess using the Crit. C rubric (question 1) *

Self assess using the Crit. D rubric (Question 2-4) *

I’m a Hongkonger Proposal



I am a Hongkonger Proposal
Group Members and HRs
-Victor Blum (8C) Tiger Chen (8C) Justin Kung (8D) Nigel Wong (8D)
What are your Personal Goals and Intention of this project?
To show the calmness of Hong Kong to the viewer of the video even though it is a busy city, there are areas here that can be very calm.
Hows does this project connect to your English Poem of choice?
The poem is about the calmness of Hong Kong, in contrary to the popular belief that it is a bustling city thriving with business. I don’t want to change the view of Hong Kong for the readers, but to enlighten them and make known to them my opinion.
Direct link to your poem, or poem text
What are your success criteria?

Must be tangible and measurable… Label this point by point please!

  • 2-minute video
  • Minimum 6 photos
  • All of those photos sketched out
  • Original music made by the group
  • Relates to the selected poem
  • Must be a variety of photos (e.g: day and night)
What materials do you need to complete your project?
A camera for taking photos, pens, papers to draw photos out, laptops for making music and the video, we might need a keyboard for the music creation.
What equipment will you need to present your project?

(Very important if you are doing a live presentation – we need to organize this in advance!)

We are going to need a laptop and ideally a projector to present our 2 minutes video in the LLAC.
Artwork will be presented outside the LLAC

All live presentations and videos will be on the LLAC stage.


Project genesis product and reflection

Explain the step by step process of this assignment…
The first step is to find tutorials for how to make EDM and study.
The second step is to open a GarageBand project with creating a few empty midi tracks.
The third step is to create the main melody loop with chords, and a basic drum beat for the song with kick snare and hat.
The fourth step is to build the climax. I did it by speeding up the melody.
The fifth step is to create a drop melody. I did it by layer C note, and change the pitch to make it sounds interesting.
The sixth step is to make the drum for the drop. I used hat kick and snare for it.

Assess your success against your assessable criteria from your proposal…
 For the proposal, I said that I will make the song around three minutes, but I only have two minutes for my song which is not great at all, still, I don’t have three midi track as I said. I only have two melodies because I use the same melody for the start and the climax of the song.  However, I didn’t use any Apple Loop, and I have a drum track for the song. I have a climax and a drop (I think)I have made a clear pause for the drop.
Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
I have learned how to write a simple drum melody and the main melody and the drop of the song. The skills that acquired is build up the intention of the song with a basic loop with chords and basic garage band knowledge.  I have still learned how to create a sweep by pitch bending.
What challenges did you face and overcome.
Challenges that I have overcome is making the main melody, I made several main melodies but it was not good. I think the one that I am using right now is not that bad. The second challenge is to build up the intention. I have not overcome this challenge, because I don’t think that the one that I have created is good enough. Timing with a challenge as well. I didn’t make the song long enough. I need 1 more minute for the song.

Genesis project research

Link of your research
What information are you using from this link?
I am using everything in the video except for step six because I am using Garage- Band, which has no master plugins provided. This would not affect the EDM much.
Link of your research
What information are you using from this link?
I will use the steps that it provided. It let me know the basics of how to build an EDM, but the tutorial isn’t very precise, so I won’t use much of the information from this source.
Link of your research
What information are you using from this link?
I would use the tutorial about how to create the baseline, and the rhythm, because it is the most precious tutorial out of all my researches, and I think that the rest of the tutorial won’t fit garage-band because he is using Ableton live
Link of your research
What information are you using from this link?
This website gives me a basic sense and how to create a song and what do I need for creating a song( a DAW ), and strategies of how to create an EDM as a beginner.

Project Genesis – Crit. C proposal

What is the goal for your assignment?
 My goal is to create an original EDM that is around three minutes without using any apple provided tracks to make people dance within a night club and able to entertain the listeners with a good grade.
Why this project?
 Because I would like to create my own EDM a while ago, and it is cool for me.
I think that making my own music would be a fun process due to I listen to EDM and like it a lot. I would always like to be an EDM creator or DJ in the future and in order to do it, I need to know how to write an EDM myself.
Outline/Process (Steps) to Achieve Goal.
 1. Use the tutorial that is on google classroom and find other tutorial videos or articles to have a basic understanding of what is EDM and how to make it
2. Use the DAW that Apple has provided to write a drop loop.
3. Use chord to decorate the loop to make it sound fancier
4. Add breaks and repeat the Loop
What do you hope to learn?
I wish that I can learn the basic of how to create a drop loop and EDM. Knowing more about the plug-ins that my DAW GarageBand has provided, and knowing more about how to interact with the motion that a popular EDM has, using the correct tempo and timing to change the pan of volume, and how to be a good DJ

What are the criteria you will use to self assess the success of your product?
I will use the Crit. B for assessing myself. I would not use any apple loops, the song will be at least 2 min long, with at least one drop and climax. I would still use a drum track, 3 melody tracks one for the start, one for the climax, other for the drop of the song. I would still use at least three different plug-ins for each of the tracks. A clear pulse must be identifiable throughout the piece of music. I will look to get feedback on my work and would be questioning if the listener feels they can dance to the song.

sound of CDNIS reflection

For this assignment, we are supposed to use four sounds from CDNIS, and a drum rack with tow apple or self-created loops. We are supposed to use different types of plugins such as master Echom, channel EQ pedalboard etc. to make the CDNIS sound sounds better. We still take a screencast that shows that I have things above.

The four sound that I used for the project is Ms.Adair saying happy April fools day; me shaking my wallet; the sound of knocking a sheet music stand; me saying oh hi there, this is me. I used all of my sounds except me saying oh hi there as a beat. I use that sound as a trigger to make the song more exciting

The scale that required is to know where to find the plugins are, how to use a Midi Keyboard to create a drop loop.

The challenges that I have overcome are: creating the drop loop, it takes me a long time to think for the loop and make sure everything that is in the loop is in the right place is the hardest part of this task. Then  I have the challenges is to use the right sound of CDNIS in the right place.