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

Chinese End Of Year Reflection Form


= 这单元意义因为我们用了每天。我最喜欢是我爱我家因为这是很有趣。

请说明理由 Please specify the reason of the answer to Question 5.

= 在八月,我不说话很多。但是现在我知道和说了一点。我可以用很多Sentence Structures

今年的学习中,我觉得比较困难的是……(List the challenges or difficulties that you are facing this year.)

= Oral是一点点难因为我不舒服在同学说话。

你今年的中文SMART学习目标是什么?你达到了目标吗?What was your SMART goal and have you achieved it? Please specify.

= 学习Vocab更多。现在我可以度和用很多 Vocab。

今年,你学到了什么?明年有什么打算?What have you learned this year? What’s your study plan for the summer and the next school year?

= 今年我学习很多Vocabulary和Sentence Structure。在今年暑假我要学习More vocabulary和说话。明年我要说多。I want to improve more on Vocabulary and be comfortable on Speaking more Chinese fluently.



Ukulele – Your Choice

Google Forms
How is your recording the same as the original song? Why did you do this? *
In my recording I tried my best to have a great expression in my song. My song had a pretty similar feelings with the original song and I also tried hard to make the chords really match the song properly. I hoped to have a great expression and have a good similar sound of the chords and the piano.
How is your recording different compared to the original song? What were your reasons behind your decisions? *
In my recording there was some parts where was different then the original song. The major one was that I made my singing a bit slower than the original song. It was really helpful when I made it slower because it was easier to match the chords and the beat to the song. If it was fast, I would have a hard time matching the chords to the song.
Ukulele Skills… *
I learned how to make the strumming sound better because at first, I didn’t know how to strum properly so I asked for help to others and learned as they taught me. I also learned how to play certain chords such as D and B minor. This song was pretty emotional so I did the strumming a little slower and had to make sure that D and B minor sounded nice and clear. At first I could be able to make the sound for B Minor because it was difficult to have all the fingers covering those lines. But I got used to it and I still can’t make it perfect but now it sounds much better than before.
Garageband editing – digital instrument, drum use… *
In Garageband it was my first time using this app in music and my first time editing a song using digital instrument and the way of drum use. It was pretty difficult at first because I didn’t know how it was supposed to be controlled and how it’s supposed to be. As I got used of using garageband, I was able to choose the drum beats that were pretty suitable for my song. I had a hard time in digital instrument because I wasn’t able to play the melody because it was not making a nice sound. So I decided to have chords in my song which was easier and sounds much better. It was a hard edit since I am not used to this, but it was also a fun experience to trying editing a song I record.
Time management for your project… *
My time management was pretty good except the last few days because I was busy and not was able to finish the edit so I finished it on night. I did most of the recordings at school and tried best to not waste my time. I finished the singing, drum and chords early and I just had to match the electric piano into it. However when I asked Mr OToole to have a quick listen to the song he told me to fix many things and I also agreed and this took me more time that I need to spend on garageband fixing things that I missed. I still tried hard and my best to work on to split the time to make my project finished in time.
Independent learning… (responsibility of getting things done on time) *
I got this project done on time. And I was focused during class to do this work and tried to record a lot every single time I was there with my ukulele in class. I didn’t bother myself and I didn’t spend time with my friends and I tried my best to work with my recording. I think my independent learning skills are pretty okay it was not bad because I was really trying to focus during class.

Ukulele – Amazing Grace Assignment

What is the key of your tune? Time Signature? *
The key of Amazing Grace was the chord ‘C’. I can define the key of the tune by checking the first chord on the music. The time signature was 3/4 which is 3 beats per bar.


What sort of rhythms are used in your song? How were they used musically? *
There were quarter note, half note, eighth note and dotted half note. This song includes pickup beat which the song is connected to the next bar. Since, Amazing Grace is a slow and calm song so there were longer notes like half note to sound more calm. This song was pretty good suited with amount of long notes, which actually made the song look more unique and stand out due to the good expressions of the music.


Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to your strumming and melodic playing… *
I recorded my music by bar. However, some of the music was not accurate or on time, so I had to edit some of them. But, I was about 80% accurate without editing. I had to learn some new notes but I think I still did pretty fine with playing them together, but the eighth notes were pretty hard to play quickly so I had to overcome that part of the eighth note which took me a pretty long time to get a nice sound.


What Ukulele skills have you acquired? Chords, melody, etc. *
I knew how to play the chords but this was the first time to learn how to play the melody. I was happy to play an actual song using the ukulele because through the past years I was only playing the basic chords C, G, F which is pretty easy. I also learned to make a nice sound using ukulele and the way of recording the song. I never used garage band before but I learned how to cut and paste and trim and all that stuff and learned how to play accurate on time.


How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
This song contains calm and beautiful melody, which that I had to make my tempo not fast but not too slow. I made my tempo 80 because this song is not a fast song but it is not that slow too. If I made this tempo about 100 it would sound like a more a pop song due to it’s fastness. If it was slow, it would more sound sad instead of the melody filled with full of emotion and the good expression of emotional feelings that when a person was lost of feelings.


How did you use the editing tools in Garageband? Trimming, Cutting, pasting, metronome, etc… *
I used all of the tools to edit different parts of my recording. For trimming I used to get rid of some parts that had my voice in it which is not suppose to be there. For copy and pasting I used it to paste the same chord to a different part of the melody, which helped a lot and that I didn’t have to rerecord. For cutting, I used it when I recorded a half note on one side but needed as a quarter note on the other part of the melody. I had to cut after copying it and made it sound natural. I also had to re record some parts where there was the sound of other melody or when it was not in time. I came into music class during lunch recess to re record some bits that doesn’t sound natural.


Discuss your recording process; recording bar at a time, chord at a time, in phrases? Did you have any concerns or issues? *
When I was recording, I recorded the melody bar at the time and adjusted it if needed. For chord I recorded a chord at a time because it is easier to copy and paste the chord. For the singing I recorded 2 lines and the other 2 lines separately. I have concerns of the eighth notes because it wasn’t recorded properly and it was pretty hard to quickly change the note when the others had time. I think if it was not eighth note, I did pretty fine.


Design Logo Reflection

This is a picture of my Logo:

I think my logo generally represent me and what I think of myself. I do love nature and loves staying with nature and taking pictures of it. And I wrote ‘J’ and ‘E’ so it represent my name Jessie’s first two letters. That is how my logo generally represents me. If I could change my logo I would make the J and E not really looking like a person because that is what most people think and that is what I think too.

Please Comment below to give me some comments on my Logo~


Some Questions You can refer to :

What do you think about my logo and how do you think it represents me?

What do you think of the color choices?

What is one thing you wanna change in my logo?


My Instrument Choice

Flute is a woodwind instrument that does not have reeds. The first flute was made in Germany in early 1800s. Flute can make high pitched sound and have smooth playing.

I chose Flute as my instrument choice. This is one of the videos I found that sounds pretty interesting:


Research & Stuff I already know:

How to put flute together: Put the tubes all together and match the arrows.

How to make a sound in flute:

How to Clean Flute:

Chinese Reflection

Chinese Unit 1 Reflection

在中文课我要介绍一下我的社区和怎么样可以改善这儿。我说了我的社区太古城。我想改学校安全和多超市。在Unit 1 我们要学习我们的社区。我学习很多词汇和句子的结构。有时我在理解句子结构时遇到困难,因此我尝试使用该结构制作更多的句子。 这很有帮助。我的目标是在下一次测试结束时获得5.5。我要学习多和说中文更经常。