Last class in technology, Thursday, I experienced a very enjoyable lesson. In this lesson we tried something new, instead of learning from the board or a handout given to us by the teacher we each watched the same three video tutorials which showed us how to complete our task, create our own version of 'Pong' on Scratch, then add to it. 'Pong' is a simple game.
When making my story I feel that what I did well was drawing my backgrounds and characters as they are artistic, colorful and fun. I also feel that I designed a good script that told a story of a knock knock joke. The storyline was funny, had a good punchline and kept watchers captivated. What I had difficulty with was timing the scripts so that the characters came in on time with sounds and lines. I think that it is difficult to use scratch because you are unable to look at all your scripts at the same time, meaning it is hard to time them right.
In this blog I am going to talk about the different views children take in Japan about the earthquake and Tsunami. Although I am glad that many of the students writing Quake stories try and take a positive attitude toward the terrible damage that has been done to their country I am worried that some students and people in less damaged areas are under informed about the danger they are in.