In this unit in our technology class, we had to create scratch projects. These projects had to show a good story. The goal of the unit was to write this story, so we learned about various techniques that allowed us to build a great story. We learned about tranistions, diolague, and correct programming using the website scratch.mit.edu. This website aallowed us to pogram animations easiy using a drag and drop method. This helped me grow and create my story.
GQ1:What aspects of my project am I most proud of?
Game Proposal: this game would be a platformer. will incorporate history, science, and math.the enemies in this game would be squares. there are 4 levels and last level there is a hard boss. arrow keys would be to move. not all enemies are squares, but most are. will have some unique things in it which would be discussed later.
My technology teacher assigned me a project to create an animation. The following is the animation, script and my developer's log.
Setting: Regular day
Siliang: Hello Steviesmart
Steviesmart: Hello Siliang!
Steviesmart: I heard that there’s a road that leads to a treasure. It’s entrance is somewhere around here.
Siliang: let’s go
Steviesmart: Follow me
(Switch to castle door backdrop)
Steviesmart: It’s here.
(Cheesycheetah appears in the middle of Siliang and Steviesmart)
Siliang and Steviesmart: Woah!
"Even the greatest was once a beginner". This is a paraphrased quote once said before. Currently, I am at the beginner stage, using pre-made programs that allow people to program without much knowledge of programming in the first place, and I'm not even that good at that. My animation isn't the greatest ever, featuring tons of dialogue, and next to no action (it was my first animation). It is an experiment, that would soon lead on to a final project, much better than the original (hopefully). Without further ado, here it is.
A: Investigate - Choose my story
a) Title and Author - “The Wolf and the Fox” collected by The Brothers Grimm
c) The Wolf and the Fox
d) If you don’t do things yourself, you will never learn
e) The Wolf wanted the fox to do everything for him and didn’t learn for himself so he always ran into problems that put his life on the line.
f) The Fox could’ve went back for the Wolf and possibly had tried to save him
B: Design - Story Script
[In a Castle]
King: (In the kitchen) *looks at cooking stuff*
[Three sons are at a crosswalk where their poor father is leaving them]
Father: I am sorry my sons, but I must leave you now.
[Each son goes a different path]
[The youngest goes into the woods]
[Young boy sees a house]
[Young boy meets an old woman by the house]
Old woman: Be careful, a gang of robbers live in that house!
[Young Boy goes in the house anyway]
[Gang of robbers come]
Robbers: What are you doing in our house!
Young Boy: I didn’t do anything! Please just let me be your servant!
Boy-Well, well looks like I have to start tend the sheep again, I wish a wolf would show up, it add excitement and tension.
Boy-Alright now I am lonely, forever alone I guess… let me go into town.
Man-Hey sherperd boy did you tend the sheep?
Boy-Yeah, but I was all alone, like always..
Man-You don’t need company, I grew up alone and look at me know!
Boy-Yeah, okay I think you should look at yourself in the mirror again
Man-Just go home now
Characters: Mother, Sons, the Ugly Duckling
Mother: Enter from left.
Two sons: Enter from right.
Mother: Look at you, all of my beautiful children!
Son1: Not all mother…
Mother: What do you mean?
Son2: Look over there, there is another egg!
Mother: That looks like a turkey egg, not mine.
Son1: Your right! Look at how ugly it is!
Setting: Mother’s nest
All: Enter from left.
Son2: What an ugly egg! That is surely not yours!
Mother: Wait a second…Shh!
A: Investigate- Choose my Story
a. The Devil and his Grandmother by the Brothers Grimm.
c. The main characters in this story are the three soldiers and the dragon/devil.
d. The ethical decision in this story is whether or not the soldiers should go with the dragon, or take a chance and stay fighting in the war with very little pay.
A: Investigate-Choose my story
1. The dog and the wolf, by Aesop.
3. The main character is the wolf.
4.The decision of the story is whether or not to go with the wolf to be fed but be tied up or to be free and to starve.
5.The wolf chooses to be free and to starve then to be tied up and fed he values his freedom more than food.
6.An alternative ending to the story could be that the wolf decides to go with the dog and because of his greedy decision he is beaten and tied up with no freedom.
A: Investigate - Choose My Story
a) “The Frog Prince” by the Grimm Brothers
c) The princess
d) The decision is whether or not to befriend/kiss the frog (even though he is a frog.)
e) The princess befriends/kisses the frog and he becomes a handsome prince and they
fall in love.
f) The princess does not befriend/kiss the frog and is alone forever.
g) Don’t judge people by their appearance because they could be beautiful on the inside.
a) The Wild Swans, by Hans Christian Andersen.
b) Link to full story: http://hca.gilead.org.il/wild_swa.html
c) The main character is Arianna (or Eliza in the original story).
d) The moral/ethical decision Arianna makes is whether or not to save her brothers from the curse.
A. Investigate- My Fairy Tail choice
The Ant and the Grasshopper
a) The Ant and the Grasshopper by Aesop
c) The grasshopper
d) When you/ (the grasshopper” should prepare food and supplies for winter or not.
e) The Grasshopper decides to ignore the ant and he thinks that he has all the food he needs so he doesn't have to get and store food for the winter.
f) Th grasshopper could have listened to the ant and survive with food during the winter and not starve and die.
Fable: The Crow and the Pitcher by Aesop
Bobby: main character
Joe: secondary character
Setting: Behind a Dumpster
Joe: Wow. I am so tired from yesterday...
Bobby: Hey Joe!
Joe: What’s up Bobby?
Bobby: Nothin much. Aren’t you tired from the club last night.
Joe: YEAH I KNOW RIGHT...
Bobby: I am so thirsty...
Bobby: Hey look at that pitcher over there.
Joe: Yeah I see it…
[Both walk over to pitcher]
A- Investigate: Determine your story choice
a] The Ungrateful Son
c] This story was written by the brothers Grimm.
d] The main characters are the greedy son and the old man who is the father.
e] The ethical decision was whether or not the son decided to hide the chicken, whether or not the son was being greedy.
Charles Welsh http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Tales_of_Mother_Goose/Blue_Beard
characters: Blue Beard a man who, has had many wives and has a bluebeard, and his wife, who didn’t want to get married to him.
~the wife decided to open the door although he specifically told her not to.
~the wife chooses to open the door.
~as a result, Blue Beard decided to kill his wife and lay her with the others.
A- Investigate: Determine your story choice
a)Jack and the Beanstalk
d)The main character is jack a farm boy, jill, jack’s brother, and a rich giant who lives in a land above the clouds in a big palace.
e)The ethical decision is to go into the giants’ palace and steal the gold or to make friends with the giant.
f)He will go and steal the giants’ gold until later when the giant will run after him one day and try to get the gold back but the boy cuts the beanstalk and kills the ogre, before he comes to him.
-Hans (the youngest son)
-The Older Son
[boy comes into stage from right]
Messenger Boy: The king’s daughter is sick! The King has proclaimed that whoever brings his daughter apples for healing will marry her!
[change to background 1, sprites 2, 3, 4, and 5 appear]
Father: So, you boys seen the king’s offer? Nice right?
Older Son, Jack: Yea, lucky guy. I heard the daughter is pretty.
Title: Death’s Messengers Author: The Brothers Grimm
Main character: the young man
Choice: to help Death
Choice And consequences: To help death and the world or to not help death and the world will perish
Moral: You have to do the right thing, even if you won’t gain anything.
Narrator: narrates everything
Giant: Secondary character
Death: Secondary character
Felix Felicis: Main character, makes decision.
Young Man: [Negative Ending Only] secondary character, frees Death
A: Investigate- My Fairy Tale Choice
a) Jack and the Beanstalk by Joseph Jacobs
d) Jack can either buy the beans from the old man, or leave and sell the cow for regular money.
e) Jack bought the beans, and his mother scolded him when he returned home. However, later on, the beans did turn out to be magical, and led him to an ogre’s home. There, he was able to bring home riches to his mother.
f) He goes to sell his cow, and his mother is happy and so is he, but then after a while they get poor and die from starvation.
c.) The main character of the story is the princess that tells the truth to the prince.
d.) The ethical decision is whether or not the all the princesses should tell the truth or not. But in the end, there is always this one princess who tells the truth to the prince and in the end they get married.
A. Investigation- Rapunzel
a) Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm
c) The Prince
d) If to follow the music and go to Rapunzel’s tower or turn back the other way.
e) If he chooses Rapunzel’s tower, he will go to meet Rapunzel and befriend her. If he turns back, he will let Rapunzel become trapped in the tower for the rest of her life.
f)If he turns back, he will let Rapunzel become trapped in the tower for the rest of her life.
g) Being curious can sometimes lead to the benefit or self and others.
Tech Unit 3 Project
A: Investigate-My Fairytale Choice
a.) Story Title: The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson
c.) Main Character: The Little Mermaid
d.) Ethical Decision: The Little Mermaid is happy is with what she has and does not go to the witch to seek legs.
e.) In this story, the Little Mermaid’s choice is to give up her tongue in exchange for legs and excruciating pain. She takes the opportunity to be with humans despite the pain it may cause her.
A: Investigate- Choose my story
a) “Hansel and Gretel” by Brother’s Grimm
c)Main Character(s): Hansel and Gretel
d)Moral/ Ethical Decision: Don’t talk to strangers.
e)Original Choice/Consequences: Hansel and Gretel decide to go into the candy house, and almost get eaten by the old lady.
The Emperor’s New Suit by Aesop http://www.aesopfables.com/cgi/aesop1.cgi?hca&a26
Main Character: Emperor
Ethical Decision: If clothes are worth the risk
Alternate ending: The swindlers run away instead of making fun of the emperor in public.
Ethical Lesson: Do not put materialistic things ahead of non-materialistic things.
a) Story Script:
Emperor: Hmmm, what suit should I wear? Servant, what is the temperature?
Servant: 79.62 degrees. Partly sunny.
A: Investigate - Choose my story
a) Title and Author
b) Link to full text of original story
c) Identify the main character (that makes the big decision)
d) Identify the moral/ethical decision
e) Describe the character’s choice and consequences as written in the original
f) Describe an alternate ending
g) Ethical lesson
The young women who marries Blue Beard
The young woman is given a set of keys to all the rooms in Blue Beard’s estate. She is strictly told not to use one of the keys to unlock one of the doors. Finally out of great curiosity, she opens the door to find blood everywhere and the murdered past wives of Blue Beard. Decision was whether or not to open the door or not; whether to obey her husband or not.
Crow image (http://www.clker.com/clipart-183793.html)
“The Fox and the Crow” (http://aesopfables.com/cgi/aesop1.cgi?2&TheFoxandtheCrow2)
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