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

Project Genesis – Criteria Aii

 

What information are you using from this link? *
The key to mashup songs is to use effective software to mix songs quickly, also, finding best match songs will be easier for the project. When we are editing the songs, some most common techniques are manipulating the volume, panning, and EQ levels.

 

 

What information are you using from this link? *
Mashup songs doesn’t have to be in same style, we can cut the track from each songs and select the most suitable part such as the beat, hook and main melody and mix them together.

 

 

What information are you using from this link? *
When you split the mashup into different sections (intro, verse, chorus, bridge) and then put in the drum, the drum track will change its frequency that can be more suitable for the track.

 

 

What information are you using from this link? *
When add in the software instrument, the counting should always be on in order to help us to create a melody that’s on beat. We can find the chords first and edit them after record.

Project Genesis – Criteria Ci

What is the goal for your assignment? *
The goal fo my assignment is to do a mashup of four popular songs and present my idea through the music. In this project, I’ll add some skills we learned in music class. Through the process of doing this assignment, I hope I’ll gains some new skills and have a deeper understanding to music. Moreover, I hope that my music can sounds different from the original piece of music by creating and adding my own stuff.

 

Outline/Process (Steps) to Achieve Goal. *
firstly, I need to select four songs that I think would be good to mix together, I’ll have to cut them into different pieces such as vocal part, main melody, or accompaniment and select the best part for each and every one. After that, I’ll put them into different tracks and put them together to make a rough draft, the draft doesn’t have to be perfectly fit because I’ll add plug-ins to create different sound affect and loops to help me to get my music better. Thirdly, I’m going to use software instrument if I couldn’t find any suitable loops. At last, I’ll edit them as a whole piece and make more interesting sound effects.

 

Why this project? *
I chose this project because I never tried to do a song mashup before and I want to experience something new and challenging. In the same time, I’ve always like to hear every kind of music, so I think mixing them together into one piece would be a interesting thing to do and show the skills I learned in music class such as using plugins and loops in GarageBand.

 

What do you hope to learn? *
I hope to learn how to mix my own piece of music into popular music using software instrument and other skills, also to learn transitions between different style of songs to make them seems like in one piece. Moreover, I want to create my own melody this time and add in autotune, harmony and other new things.

 

What are you must haves for this assignment? *
1. three minutes max
2. different loops
3. software instrument
4. four songs
5. plug-ins
6. drummer
7. good arrangement of tracks

 

What are your desirable qualities you hope to add in for your assignment? *
My desirable qualities I hope to add in for my assignment are plug-ins, autotune, software instruments as I mentioned before, and I hope I can create my own main melody. also some fade-in sounds and transition between each sound.

culminating assignment-sounds of CDNIS

Describe the process of this assignment.

in this assignment, we’re suppose to collect different sounds in our school including a teachers’ voice. After collecting them, we have to use at least two software instrument using GarageBand and add four or more not melodic loops. I recorded Mr. Es’ voice and found some other sounds which were suitable for accompaniment, but after I cut them into different pieces and put them into GarageBand, I found out some of them had really loud background noises, therefore I used some plug-ins to let them sounds better. after that, I played the piano using software instrument at edited them into sufficient melody. at last, I put in the drum beat and edited them as a whole piece.

 

Discuss your CDNIS sounds and how useful they were for your end product. *
my CDNIS sounds are the sounds of the hand soap when you get near it, opening the door, the running water, Mr.E speaking, and my software’s sound when I open my computer. some of them were very useful, such as the sound of the hand soap after I edited it. the running water sound was also useful because it was suitable when I put it in the main melody. but other sound like opening the door turns out that it wasn’t very useful. the knocking sound was small and the background noises was loud. therefore I just put it once in the melody.

 

Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
for this project, I learnt how to edit different sounds and create different effects such as electronic and echo sound. moreover, to find useful stuff in our daily life and be creative when you’re mixing them. also, I understand that a melody is the most important part of a song, you have to create a good melody first and than put in other stuff. even though in this assignment, I still have a lot of things to improve such as the changes in melody, more sound effect and loops, but I also gain several new skills and experienced how to mix different sound.

 

What challenges did you face and overcome? *
one of the many challenges I faced was I recorded many unnecessary CDNIS sound, so when I added them in my melody, it sounds really weird. therefore I decided to recorded other sound. another problem is that I couldn’t play a satisfying melody, but at last I asked for help from my classmate and they gave me some ideas.

Design Reflection

In this semester, we finished a project that required us to make a video about this school and introduce a specific part in it,  In order to make a good video, we have to design it carefully and then make a plan before we started, therefore our product is related to the design challenge. In the other hand, we still need a lot to improve such as our audio and background music, pictures included in the video and how the theme is related to our video. But recording to the survey, the feedback we got showed overall our product is pretty good and follow the theme we wanted at the start.                                                                                                                                                                                             

science ifolios reflection

What makes a credible scientist?

A credible scientist will be patient to collect a reliable number of trials to make sure the data is reliable and accurate. And a credible scientist should be careful enough to record about different variables in the experiment to make the report is clear.

Why is the scientific ‘way of knowing’ used in medicine compared to other ways of knowing?

Because scientific “way of knowing” that used in medicine is based on different evidence and fact, so when doctors give their patient medicine to eat, they won’t give the medicine just because of biased or other unreliable resources, but related to some science empirical such as different kinds of negative and positive affect on each medicine that the patient will eat. science can connected to quantitative and qualitative, which are both very useful in the topic of medicine.

Reflecting on scientific investigations is important because you can get more accurate results by repeating investigations with improvements to your method. How would you improve your seed dispersal investigation if you were to repeat it?

If I can repeat it again, I will find another place such as gym because the air conditioner there is not as strong as there is at forum. If we can control this variable, then there might be a different about the result. The second thing a want to change is the trials. Even though three trials are enough to make sure the data is reliable, but because the data we collected wasn’t in a linear relationship, so maybe more trials can let the data become more accurate.