This week in BAY-peace we were focusing on the documentary that we are planning to make.As I previously mention in the last post that we were applying for grants and we have been funded so we were are looking at some places to start an event.The first event that we are doing is about celebrate mother's in Oakland and to interview them about their experience of their struggle.Another thing we learn about is how to make your own resume and I enjoyed it because it will come to use later in my life.To recap on the week I enjoyed what we did because it was productive and I wouldn't change anything
Their has been a long time debate on such a notorious question? Should we make school hours longer? Some people believe that having more hours of school could be to much pressure on a student, making them lose their focus and concentration after a certain period of time. Other people believe that having longer school days can help students get more work done, and help them catch up with the curriculum of other countries. After all, China has school hours from 7:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M, according to "Infoplease."
My part of a group game, was making a science game. Here is my original plan and my progress:
Game Concept: Determining which substance is safe to drink (based on acids, bases, and neutral)
Objective: To find as many safe substances to drink.
Game Mechanics: There are going to be three to four different substances that are labeled and a sprite, the viewer will be able to click on a substance for the sprite to drink and based on the substances’ pH level one substance will be safe to drink while others will not.
Investigate James: Science Mini games. One title screen, 4 buttons. Each button leads to a different game. My game will resemble a mini game from New Super Mario Bros. Wrong formulae will be fired at you, and 1 will be correct. You must dodge all the wrong ones, and pass through the correct one to survive as long as possible. The score will be determined by how long you survive. You will play as a scientist, and the controls will be your mouse. Your character will follow your mouse to dodge incorrect formulae.
This is a project for technology class that was created on Scratch. The story follows the theft of a magical bag of diamonds. Will, who is a newsboy living in London, decides to try to track down the theif that has taken his friend's bag of diamonds. Little does he know, his friend is a culprit himself, and that the mysterious woman and her black cat are hiding something else.
Growing up, I had never really liked school. I didn’t necessarily mind it, but if given the option, I wouldn't choose it. However, as I progressed through middle and high school, I appreciated how important education is both to me and this country. There are so many people in this world who do not have to opportunity that I do to go to school at all, and those who are lucky enough to have free schooling at all are actually very fortunate. I believe that education is the single most valuable aspect of a successful life.
I'm interested in different learning styles, not just the physical learning, but how and why people learn in different ways. This is interesting to me because I am an incredibly visual learner, and I'm curious as to how people who are not visual process and learn.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common disorder found in children all over the world today. The lack of child Psychologists around the world today creates a problem in providing the correct diagnosis of ADHD in children which results in struggle for these children. At one point in time the disorder was considered to only be an excuse for lazy children who didn't have the motivation to thrive to succeed making it very difficult for the child excel. However ADHD was eventually found to be an actual disorder to the brain.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been graduating High school. I remember my brother talking about it when he was attending, but I didn’t learn more at that time because I young and not worried about school.. Lately, the issue has caught my eye again. I know that many people feel that high school is challenge, especially with the environment. From what I have heard, people try to fit in For example, I heard that it might be a place where everybody go and hangout after school. Now that's just what I've heard, it may or may not be true.
So far, one of the most helpful tips I've learned when taking a photo is shallow depth of field. I used this technique in my photo of a snail. To take this photo, I had to get on the snail's level. Even with laying on the ground, my iPad's camera was too high up. To solve this problem, I flipped my iPad so the camera was right at the snail's eye-level. I let my camera focus on the small details of the snail's then I took the shot. This photo taught me that shallow depth of field really makes you focus on the subject because you can't be distracted by the background.
In Heather Wolpert's essay Equation of Success: Top Ten Responsibilities that Students Must Own, http://www.edutopia.org/blog/student-responsibility-academic-success-hea..., the author outlines the relationship and co-dependency of the factors that contribute to the successful education of a child. Wolpert also outlines a list of student responsibilities that seem logical for success, but can be difficult, for any student to follow.
At the beginning of the school year I thought that having a writing class was stupid because I already had n English class. As time passed my opinion changed. I realized that Writing class was different than English class. I enjoyed learning vocabulary because I was able to augment my knowledge of words. For me this school year in writing was an enjoyable time, but then I began to slack off in the last two quarters because I began to get lazy. Next year I look forward to starting off good and ending great.
On one my first days at Rocking the Boat, I had started cutting the sides of the nest box, making sure that all the sides are the same. The roof had to be tight so that it won’t have space so water could go in. Using the saw was cool!
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Here I am trying to put the box together, but still making sure all the angles are good.
I want to take the time today to tell you about three awesome things that are making my life better every day.
You should know:
1. I'm a big nerd, and I'm not ashamed. Say it loud, say it proud.
2. Learning is my favorite thing to do. I can't think of any other way to say that. I love learning new things. It never gets old.
So let me tell you about my little joys of late. Perhaps they will light up your days, too.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been babies communicating with each other and how do they learn language as they grow. I remember when my brother and I was talking about it I said something about baby language, but at that time I wasn't really interested in studying more about the topic and didn't really care about it anymore. Also because I was too young to go and research about it more. Lately, the issue has caught my eye again. I know that people may feel that this isn't a really important topic and it really doesn't matter, but I disagree.
In Thomas's and Brown's book, A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change the author explains how learning in today's technological climate is different from twentieth century learning today--school, teacher, text--and much better for everyone.
Through my academic life I have often turned to music to help me stay productive with my school work. To me, music gives me the right amount of energy to focus on my task, but not too much where it distracts me. The key is to find the right type of music depending on the individual. Some people like to work in silence, but, while in school, it is nearly impossible to have complete silence. In order to create this feeling of silence, people turn to headphones to block out unneeded noises.
I Believe in good education. I remember when I was young and I didn't care about school, but I still did what I was told. My Mom and Dad are always supporting me with school no matter what. My friends are are always telling Me to do my best in school. I want to do well in school so I can get a good education and go to college and study to be a doctor.
Something I believe in most is learning. Learning is important because it helps you a lot. There are many different things it helps you with like getting a job, going to college ,and many more.
I believe in learning because if you never learn you wouldn’t be walking or talking. You learn how to walk by your parents and the school teaches you to talk and speak correctly, but your parents teach you how to speak a little bit too.
UPDATE: Paul and I are doing some fundraising for a YouthVoices Summer Camp project for students. As a part of this, we are hoping to put together a short video with some testimonials about the power of YouthVoices and connected learning in general. If you are willing to record your thoughts or perhaps do a short Google Hangout with us to be recorded, please let us know! Thank you.
I'm an educator and writer, and over the past year or so, I've gotten to spend some time with Youth Voices and gotten to know a few of you here.
What is the point of college? Will it make the value of life better? Or will it just be another speed bump? According to Louis Menand college is what you make of it. He was an Ivy-League professor before he was transferred to a traditional public university system. The change for him was drastic. The students from the public university compared to Ivy-League was of course known to be different but in the ways was shocking.