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  • 1. How does what I have learned help me to understand the relevant SOI?
    With ethics I learned that companies interact globally and the rest of the world will react to that. They have to connect internationally to gain recognition and popularity. This could be either in a positive or negative way depending on the actions of the company. What they do well and what they don’t do well will leave a imprint and that will change the impression of their company that the rest of the world will most likely hold that impression against the company.
    2. How does what I have learned fit within the relevant global context?
    What I learned is that businesses have many impacts that can be both positive or negative. For example, if we take monsanto, they increased the price for rural farmers which is negative because now farmers are having trouble keeping their crops up to par since they can’t buy as many resources.
    3. How does what I have learned help me to answer the relevant inquiry question(s)?
    I learned that to determine if an action is ethical is what the consequences and outcomes are. If they do more harm than good, it is most likely unethical. If it benefits the majority of the people and society, it is most likely ethical. I believe that businesses are only ethical to an extent where they are doing as much good as they can, but they have to do a few things that might be harmful just so they can keep their company up and running. This might be to get more energy, grow more crops, hire more people…etc.
    4. How does what I have learned connect with what I have learned previously to enrich my understanding of the SOI?
    I knew before that many companies had at least a few unethical practices however, after this project, I realised that some are done for a reason and some are counteracting with an ethical practice. I also knew that people held impressions of companies and businesses very strongly, and this helped me learned that these impressions are caused by bad consequences of bad actions and choices by a most likely unethical company.
    5. Examples of real-world situations that help explain the content further.
    If we take monsanto as a real world situation, it is a popular agriculture company that helps more than 50% of the worlds agriculture sources. They have done ethical practices such as drives, donations, charity funds…. etc, however they have done more unethical practices that many people consider to be almost unforgivable. They raised prices for rural farmers that can barely afford to get by with the original price, they contributed to pollution, and denied what seems to be true evidence of their unethical practices.
    6. An updated diagram or mindmap to show how the SOI, inquiry questions and topics fit together. 

  • I have just completed my first grade 9 Design Project linking to my english graphic novels unit. This is my reflection and evaluation of what I have learned and done in the past 2 months.

    What have you learned from completing this project?
    Completing this project, I learned how to use graphic novel conventions in an effective way, instead of just using them as visual decorations. You can use graphic novel conventions as a metaphor and use it to help convey the tone or message that your scene is trying to show.

    What challenges did you face, and how did you overcome these challenges?
    Some challenges I faced was when I first started using Illustrator. I couldn’t make the ink blank and stay opaque and it took me a while to figure it out. I looked at some videos on youtube and just experimented by myself making sure that all the setting I should have is correct. Watching the youtube videos provided on moodle helped guide me through the whole process.

    I think a way to have visuals reveal meaning is to connect different aspects to it. For example, the tone of it is happy, and we will use the human as a visual. Make his face brighter and smiling, his skin has more colour to it and the colour of his clothes brighter. For the tone sad, you could make the face appear paler with a straight expression. His body language slouchy and the colour of his clothes quite deep or pale.

    Perspectives often change through the use of visuals by the way you present those visuals. So what I said I said before, using different colours and making the body language and face expressions different, it can create different tones and that will give the audience a different perspective on what is happening in your scene.

    If you were to do this project again, what would you differently?
    What I would do differently is I would make the panels straighter and more parallel to each other so that it looks more organised and clean. I would also choose a larger variety of shades since a lot of my colours blend different shapes together when they are suppose to be different objects. I would also add some more images and animations to make it more interesting and so that there aren’t as many blank spaces. Another way to use up the space would just to put more detail.

     

     

  • Today, we spent all day at the library as a grade to discuss and start our 2nd and last Design Project of the year. For this project, we will be using design in math, which is mostly focusing on statistics.

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  • 1. How does what I have learned help me to understand the relevant SOI?
    I learned that the economy status is one of the external factors that easily affects the structure. If there isn’t enough money to support the system, it won’t be as efficient, fast, and successful. If there isn’t enough money for resource, then supply wont be as much meaning the process wont be as fast or it wont be as reliable.

    2. How does what I have learned fit within the relevant global context?
    The relationship and identity of the economy changes frequently depending on the consumer and the sellers, and they rely on each other a lot just to make sure the market is at equilibrium and keep everyone happy. So if there were to be an increase in demand, the equilibrium price will change with the sellers having to adjust and pressures the price to decrease.

    3. How does what I have learned help me to answer the relevant inquiry question(s)?
    I learned that there are many steps for raw materials before it turns into another product that we buy for a very high price or even just buy the raw material itself. It still has many places and steps to go through before it gets to the consumers hand. I also learned that the different levels can get very broad and the items you think would not be indirect competitions will be slightly related in one of the levels at one point.

    4. How does what I have learned connect with what I have learned previously to enrich my understanding of the SOI?
    What I learned before is that the economic structure changes quite a lot according to consumer and the sellers together, and this helped me enrich my understanding on how this would work and the reasons/effects and causes for these things to happen.

    5. Examples of real-world situations that help explain the content further.
    I don’t have an exact real-world situation I can think of, but I can use it and put it through a simulation. Let’s use apple again. If they run out of materials for the product, production will be slower or even have to completely stop just because that one part isn’t there or they don’t have enough. Maybe when you transport items from one place to another for its different purposes, and it isn’t working as efficiently or some conflict or obstacle prevents it from working at its best, then the production will be slower, and there will be less supply. Since there is a lot of demand for apple products at the moment, there will be a shortage in the market.

    6. An updated diagram or mindmap to show how the SOI, inquiry questions and topics fit together. 

     

  • 1. How does what I have learned help me to understand the relevant SOI?
    With the chain of production, I learned that there is a specific structure and process every type of product or idea has to go through before the final product is out. This structure is different for different things even though they have similar places where they have to go, but the process and the order is not the same

    2. How does what I have learned fit within the relevant global context?
    I learned that some of the sectors are used to connect two other sectors. The different sectors are there for specific things and they are as important as any other sector. If one shuts down, it can affect the structure and process critically.

    3. How does what I have learned help me to answer the relevant inquiry question(s)?
    Economic sectors are connected together inevitably, and can easily affect each other if one happens to increase supply or decrease supply. What influences supply in the market is how much resource they have for that product or how long it takes to make the product, which is caused by how many workers they have in the force, which is caused by how many people need to be employed or who is qualified for the job. The web goes on and on, almost never ending.

    4. How does what I have learned connect with what I have learned previously to enrich my understanding of the SOI?
    I knew before that there were many steps and places products would have to go through before the final product, and what I learned helped me understand what that structure is. It reminded and made me realise the importance of everything and how one small change can affect the entire process majorly or even just a little bit. I learned that many things can affect the process directly and indirectly. By indirectly, I mean that it affects the aspects that would affect the process. So like I said earlier, connections go from one to another and they can have a huge impact on each aspect.

    5. Examples of real-world situations that help explain the content further.
    Apple is a good example of this situation. Apple starts from America and has to transport its ideas to different places or even countries to get that idea established, then to another to get it created, then another to get it tested, then it is distributed all around the world for selling.

    6. An updated diagram or mindmap to show how the SOI, inquiry questions and topics fit together. 

     

  • So today was the first out of 2 design days we will have for Grade 9. For this design day, we focused on what we were recently doing in English which are graphic novels. For this project we will be using Adobe Illustrator, so we used quite a significant amount of time learning about the application and how to use it. We had a template to practice with, and you can see below we had to make the word “vector”. We used this word because the Adobe Illustrator app uses vectors instead of pixels, so no matter how much you zoom in, it won’t be pixelated.

    Here is what we did (click on the image to have a clearer image).

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    We also learned about Grantt charts to practice and learn about planning. This was quite complicating since we didn’t really know what would it take to accomplish

    After that, we also took some time to look at other graphic novels, annotating and observing them, ultimately learning from them and seeing what we can take out of it and put it in our future graphic novels, which can make ours more professional and clean. We had to comment on how they used the C.R.A.P. principals and I also added what conventions they used so that I look at it more and focus on it so I can learn how to use them in future projects.

    We spent the day learning about what we are going to do and learning about the apps and about graphic novels. We are gong to continue and start the actual project next week, and making a scene from the cellist of sarajevo. So there will be more then.

     

  • 053456 commented on the post, 21. History, on the site Venssa's blog 4 years, 11 months ago

    I really liked how you connected a broad subject and brought it down and made it more in depth by using different points to connect it to the SOI. I also really like your real life example, it helped me understand […]

  • 053456 commented on the post, My Clubhouse, on the site Thomas Wong's iFolio 4 years, 11 months ago

    I agree with what you said in answer 1. I found what we learned here really interesting and it helped me expand my understanding on this. You have some great points and they actually helped me think deeper into […]

  • 1. How does what I have learned help me to understand the relevant SOI?
    I learned how businesses can help each other or how businesses start and how organisations like charities would still try to top each other because this will help them strive to become more successful, and be able to help more. I found out that different types of organisations still strive to be competitive but sometimes they all do it in a different way.

    2. How does what I have learned fit within the relevant global context?
    Organisations follow needs and wants connecting with the orientation of place and time to interest the public so they can get more income. They use the needs and wants to advertise and market to make their organisation seem more interesting and appealing.

    3. How does what I have learned help me to answer the relevant inquiry question(s)?
    I think I learned there isn’t always an optimal form of organisation or business ownership, and it usually depends on how the public looks at it. Seeing if they think this type of organisation or business ownership will be beneficial to the team of workers and the public customers.

    4. How does what I have learned connect with what I have learned previously to enrich my understanding of the SOI?
    I have never really learned about the types of organisation, but I learned that even organisations like these will strive to be better than one another because its beneficial to make themselves strive to become a better and stronger team. This makes them fight to be number one and find creative ways to do so.

    5. Examples of real-world situations that help explain the content further.
    An example would be charities. Charities will always try to help each other out every once in a while, but they will also try to be better than each other sometimes, because this puts them in the mindset to work harder so they get more out of it.

    6. An updated diagram or mindmap to show how the SOI, inquiry questions and topics fit together. 

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  • Hey guys,

    So it’s almost winter break which means it’s the end of the Drama term. So here’s how the whole term went.

    My favorite part of the term was probably melodrama, because we could be as loud and […]

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