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

Sound of CDNIS audio track

Here is the audio track I made for the Sound of CDNIS assignment, using sounds recorded throughout the school, instrument loops and melodic tracks.

Google Form Questions
Describe the process of this assignment. *
First, we had to find and record sounds from the school, including a teacher’s voice with their permission. Then we had to load in the samples into Logic Pro X and add in necessary plug ins to make the sample sound unique and different from the original sound, and we also had to make a melodic track which also needed plug ins. Finally we had to create a song using the melodies, sounds recorded and 4 apple loops of our choice.

 

Discuss your CDNIS sounds and how useful they were for your end product. *
One of my CDNIS sound was the sound of a light switch flicking, I increased the high end and decreased the low end EQ to make the sound sound sharper, I ended up making the light switch sound a hi-hat in the first drum pattern by putting it in Ultrabeat which is a plugin for drums, since I make my own drum patterns and I don’t use pre-made drummer tracks. Another one of my sound was the banging sound of a bathroom door, I increased the low end EQ and decreased the high end EQ by just a bit to make the sound a bass instrument. The edited sounds make the beat sound more complex and more complete.

 

Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
I learned new ways to make a vocal or an audio track sound more interesting, by changing the speed, repeating and cutting some parts of the track adding plug ins. I also learnt how to multiple plug in by experimenting with them, such as Space Designer (Reverb), Chorus, Pitch Shifter, Phaser and more.

 

What challenges did you face and overcome? *
When I was editing the door banging sound, the sound did not sustain and was short, which is not what I want because I wanted to do long bass notes. To overcome it, I added some reverb and balanced out the reverb and dry percentage to make the door banging noise sound better and more realistic, and I increased the gain to make the sound louder.

Grade 8 Science Density Drink Activity

During Class, we had to research about how dense the available substances were, and using the data that we had found, we had to organize the substances into an order from least dense to the most dense. Then we poured the substances carefully into a measuring cylinder, the bottom would contain substances that are more dense and the top would contain substances that are less dense. Something that I found interesting was that the water mixed with the milk since they have very similar density and the cooking oil wasn’t on the top of the cylinder. This activity was pretty fun, since we were able to experiment and find out which layer the substances would go to. 

Science credible scientist and seed dispersal experiment reflection

During this unit I had learned how are some ways scientist can be credible, by including evidence, working with partners and have multiple trials for each tests. I had also learnt how to sort out data by creating multiple tables and creating a good hypothesis. During my seed dispersal experiment, the tests that I did were successful because I had a second partner to help me time while I dropped my whirlybird, however the time would have been a bit off because people can’t stop stopwatches at the right exact time.