ADH5's Journal



Date
Plan
Effort
Achievement
Reflection
6/7/17



What went well? Richard and I were able to show our video that we made during our maker share fair. The problems that we faced was not many people coming by and some of the people got bored because of the slow start. Richard and I were having people go tell others to go to our stand and we skipped to the interesting parts. If we were to change something we would change the video to having time lapse on the boring parts and we would find a better stand.
5/17/17
Today I plan on making my robot that stands up.



5/10/17
Today I plan on running my tank and try to beat Richard.


What died you accomplish this week?


I accomplished a lot considering that I beat Richard once. Also we started recording our robot fights. Richard and I both one once and I am hoping to win again. Finally I accomplished editing and posting our video to youtube.
5/3/17
Today I plan on making my first tank.


How successful were you this week?

I was very successful because I made part of my tank. Also I found out that I can download an app that can control my robot from my phone. Another way I was successful was I missed a day so I caught up to Richard.
3/29/17
Today I plan on doing my vegetables for 50 minutes then I plan on using yousician and searching up songs that I know I can play, also I will be searching up songs on guitar tab.


What have you done this week?


I finally made my robot work and have a drill. This robot is going to beat Richards.
3/13/17
Today I plan on doing some of my vegetables also I plan on searching up songs on guitar tab and playing them only when I know all the chords needed.


What did you accomplish this week?


I did a lot of lessons is Steve Krenz and I also accomplished finished my yousician lesson but my hands started to hurt. The good thing about this week is that I learned two songs, we wish you a merry christmas, and america the beautiful. Another good thing about this week is that i have grown calluses.
3/3/17
Today I plan on doing some Steve Krenz and also I plan on doing yousician to improve my guitar.


What did you accomplish this week?

I accomplished a whole level in yousician and I finished a whole session in Steve Krenz. Another this I accomplished was the hardest song that I know is yousican and the song Ode to Joy.
1/29/17
Today I plan on doing the videos for guitar and I plan on doing yousician


How successful were you this week?

Very successful because I did a lot of yousician and finished like three videos. Also I was somewhat on task. Another way I was successful was learning six new cords G, C, F, A power cord, B power cord, and D power cord. The next way that I was successful was learning how to switch cords well. Finally I was successful was when I finished two lessons in yousician
1/27/16
Today I plan on making our final video before the quarter ends.


What did you do today?
We finished our video from last week.
1/11/17
Today I plan on making a DIY from Mr. Whitmer's page because we forgot materials. Next time we won't forget materials.


How successful were you this week?
Not that successful because we didn't finish our video for our latest DIY.
1/6/17
Today I plan on making our first DIY and recording it with Richard. When we get back from the weekend after Friday we plan on making the final video.


How successful were you this week?

We were very successful because we made our first DIY and we are looking for another one. We are thinking our next one is going to be a cardboard ATM. We want to do this because it seems really cool and fun.
12/616
Today I plan on finishing the slime video.


Throughout this year I have learned

How to do DIYs with household parts.
11/30/16
Today I plan on thinking on some DIY things that I can do because that is our new project with Richard.


What did you struggle with this weak?

I struggled to make our crossbow work because the pen was top heavy so it would't shoot. Also the crossbow cross wouldn't stay in position and finally we got it to shoot.
11/2/16
Today I plan on taking some photos with Brennen also watching some videos on taking photos. Richard is not here so Brennen and I will just take the photos.


Throughout this year I have learned

How to take better photos, use HDR, and use pano's. Also I learned how to edit photos better. Finally I learned how to use iMovie better by helping Adam.
10/26/16
Today I plan on helping Adam with his voice over and taking some photos and editing my powerpoint for my photos.


Today I/We learned...

How to use macro and how to do a better pano with filters, the macro on does not have any filters.
10/19/16
Today I plan on taking some photos outside with Brennen and Richard also before that I am going to learn how to take better photos. The thing I'm focusing on is cropping.


Today I/We learned...

How to use HDR and how to use angles better with filters.
10/12/16
Today I plan on learning more on how to take better photos on a iPhone and when Brennen and Richard go out to take photos I will go with them.


Today I/We learned...

How to use angles and how to use filters.
1/20/16
Absent.


Today I/We learned...

How to edit the pictures and videos better. Also I edited a photo of the Nigeria Falls. This was really cool because I took a cool photo and made it better. Also I watched some videos about taking and editing photos.
1/21/16
Today I plan on watching a YouTube video on how to make better photos on an iPhone and how to edit them. Link to tips page
http://thinkeringstudio.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Alec%27s+Tips+to+Taking+Photos+on+iPhone



6/7/16
Today I plan on watching Katlyn present then Conor and I will have a speed competition.


Throughout this year I have learned

How to make games and how planes work. This is helpful because later in life this will help me build things. Most of my projects will help me out like my gaming project. This will help me later because if I need to post something on youtube I already know how because of that project.
5/31/16
Today I plan on racing Conor and try to go faster then him. After that I plan on making a working plane that can go into outer space.


I/We learned...

That to make a fast plane you need more than one engine. I learned this because Conor and I were doing a speed competition and both of us used two engines. Since I learned that I need more than one engine I can make a plane that flies.

  • Reflection 2 because it has a IBC and it also is descriptive and has 3 or more sentences.
5/23/16
Today I plan on trying to fly to the moon because I will then walk on it to see how easy it is for kebel's.


I/We learned…
That cabbages do not explode in outer space. I wanted to learn this because I wanted to let them go on the moon and it maybe will destroy the moon. Since it doesn’t work I will try to reach max speed with a rocket.
* Type 2 reflection because it states IBC and it has 3 or more sentences.
4/26/16
Today I plan on trying to figure out how to use the jetpack in outer space.


I/We learned...

How to use the jetpack because it would be good to use it in outer space. Today I figured out that the jet pack doesn't work on earth. This is useful because we can escape from our rocket and fly by our own.
4/12/16
Today I plan on flying a new plane to the moon I don't know what will happen because I have never done this before, I plan on making a screen recording.


I/We learned...

How to make a working plane that can go almost around the world. Also this plane can go faster then the speed of sound. This was a learning experience because I learned how to make a good working plane.
Stage 2 Reflection
3/22/16
Today I flew my flappy plane.


What I/we need to do next is ...

To make a plane that can go faster then the speed of sound. This will be hard because the plane will probably break at launch. I can use Pierce Conor or Owen to help me make this plane because some of them have done this before.
Stage 2 Reflection
3/8/16
Today I plan on making a working plane that will fly and break 2 buildings.


I/We learned...

How to edit a plane that was made in the game also I learned how to make a screen shot. This was hard because the plane that I used was less structural and it will break easily. I can use youtube to help me make new things and acutely make a plane that will fly and not use a already made plane.
Stage 2 Reflection.
3/1/16
Today I plan on making a plane that will fly.


We are having difficulty with ...

Making a plane that will actually fly because it will not go up because it is either top heavy or bottom heavy. This application is hard because it makes you use education with imagination. I can maybe use youtube to help me make a plane that works.
2/23/16
Today I plan on making a working plain that will fly and won't explode right when I try to take off. When I make the plain I plan on making a screen recording so that I can add it to my page.


Snow Day
2/9/16
Today I plan on working on making a new plain that might fly and keep on adding to it to make it fly if it doesn't.


Absent
2/2/16
Today I plan on doing a proposal on kerbal space program. I chose this project because it looks hard and fun.


I/We learned...

One way I was learning was when Pierce was helping me make a plain that would not explode right at launch
1/26/16
Today we plan on doing our portfolio and watching videos and learning from them if Brennen finishes.


I / We think...
That we should make more videos and that we should
1/18/16
Today we plan on making a new video on a new game that a lot of people on my hockey team are playing and that I think that a lot of people like the game.


I/We were efficient/inefficient because ...
We had some other groups trying to make us try their blubber soap. Also we had no device that could work with the mac book, because I brought my iPod 4 and that has a old charger and that wouldn't work with the mac.
1/12/16
Today we plan on watching videos on the new game battlefront 3. The game is really fun and we will record it sometime because Brennen has the game.


"I/We think..."

That we should try to have a big youtuber give us a shoutout so that we can get more people to follow us on youtube. This would help our youtube project more because more people will see our video and we would get more popular.

What you were thinking
1/5/16
Today Brennen and I are planning on making a new game after we start the template. The template will probably take a long time. When we start making a new game we will not have a lot of time to make a game video.


What skills did you use that you already had?

We used our making videos skill to make a video on a new player that Brennen got which is Rob Gronkowski in madden mobile. This will help us with more bigger youtubers will see our video which is called rob gronkowski and he is a popular tight end and he will attract bigger people to subscribe and see our bigger videos and shoutout.

What you were thinking
12/15/15
Today Brennen brought his IPad and we are going to choose a game on that and play it also record it and post it to the wiki and our playlist.


I/We were efficient/inefficient because ...
We had some other groups trying to make us try their blubber soap. Also we had no device that could work with the mac book, because I brought my iPod 4 and that has a old charger and that wouldn't work with the mac.

What you felt/experienced
12/8/15
Today we plan on making a new video on a game that we talk about a lot and when Madden Mobile is done with the maintenance then we will record Madden Mobile and post it.


I/We learned

How to make a screen record on a XBOX ONE. This will be useful because I am going over to Brennen's house and we are going to play the XBOX ONE and we can post a video on the screen cast.
12/1/15
Today we plan on making a new video on a game that we have done before which is Madden Mobile. If we have enough for a new large quick sell pack. Or we might buy a pro pack or two to pro packs if we have enough but if we don't we will earn the money to buy another one.


I/We learned

How to make a playlist on youtube. Also we made a new video and posted it onto our playlist and youtube. Another thing that we did is look at different videos and used there techniques to make our videos.
11/10/15
Today we plan on making a new video on a new game that a lot of people on my hockey team are playing and that I think that a lot of people like the game. Also before we do that we are going to work on our portfolio.


What skills did you use that you already had?

Brennen and I know how to make good quality videos. Also we know how to get subscribers. Finally we know how to watch videos and learn from them.

Start planning a Top 5 Screencasting tips page that will complement my partner's page - http://thinkeringstudio.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Top+5+Screencasting+Tips+-+ADH5



10/22/15
Today we plan on making a new video on the new game Guitar Hero on the IPad because it is a new game and new games will get a lot of views because everybody is going to play it because it is new.


What skills did you use that you already had?

We used the skill of how to record along with posting to youtube to help with the videos. Another thing that we used is that you should subscribe to other people and maybe they will subscribe back. Along with that we will tell people in our school that we know to watch our videos and subscribe. Some other ways are to comment on other peoples videos and they probably do the same for us.
10/15/15
Today we plan on making a new gaming video on a new game probably Star Wars game because the new movie is coming out. After the new game is made and posted to youtube then we are going to talk about our new game that we are going to make. Then we will look at top charts on the app store to make a new game discuss what is popular. Next we will get the game that we discussed and try the new game out.


I/We didn't get as far as I/we planned because...

We had to help another group out with making a video, and we had to do critque groups. Also we weren't on task that much because we where really not focused. Another reason is we had our friends right next to us and that was a distraction because we wanted to talk to them. Finally we didn't get to record a video because we just got a new game and we where still trying it out.
10/8/15
Today we plan on making a new video on madden Mobil or the new game sim city build it.


What I/we need to do next is ...

Record a new video on sim city or madden Mobil. Also we need to make a font for our picture. I was thinking of a black background and a red AB for Alec and Brennen and in blue we would have gaming. After we do the logo we want to post a new gaming video on star wars because the new movie is coming out and it seems like everybody is into star wars, the reason we are doing star wars also is because star wars is coming back because of the new movie and a new game came out so people will be searching for star wars videos so we might get lucky and get a lot of hits.
10/13/15
Today we plan on making a new game and posting it to youtube.



10/6/15
Today we plan on working on making a game and it will probably the new Need For Speed No Limits game



9/29/15
Today I plan on working on looking up game probably Sim City Build It and play the game.



9/17/15
Today we plan on searching up videos for using a 3D printer. Next we are going to get a pass from Mr. Brown and go to his room and use his 3D printer.


I / We think...

That we are going to switch from making a RC car to doing game review because the RC car is not working real well.
6/2/15



What I have learned about my self is that I have really improved on making 3 things. 1. is that my guitar has really got better from Brennen. 2. is that my knex has really go better with Pierce helping me. 3. is I have really got better with scratch because of Pierce showing me what to do and when to do it.

Next year I am doing a dirt bike game with Brennen. It is a good choice because it teaches us how to do the game and it also has strategy in it. The strategy is that you have to pick your bike and some what tinker with it because you have to pick the amount of breaks on it, the suspension, and how much the springs are bouncy.
5/28/15
Today I plan on making my Final Year reflection and my Portfolio update.


I/We learned...

How to make a remix a game and make it clutch on scratch. Also we have caught up on making our impossible quiz.

Today I plan on making the 5th level to the impossable kwiz (imposable quiz)


I/We learned...

How to make a remix a game and make it clutch.
5/13/15
Today I plan on adding music onto my level.


I/We learned...

How to add music to scratch. Also we are thinking about changing projects.
5/6/15
Today I plan on making the rest of the 3rd level and probably starting the 4th.


I/We learned...

How to make the 3rd level and I'm finding out what question to make next.
4/29/15
Today we plan on finishing the 3rd level and starting the fourth level.



4/22/15
Today I plan on making the 3rd level and starting the first.



4/15/15
Today I plan on making the first level and starting the second level on the impossible quiz.


I/We learned...

How to make question 3. Also we are learning how to make the song Ultimate Destruction our song.
4/1/15
Today I plan on making our first level of the impossible quiz.


I/We learned...

We learned how to make the impossible game questions switch so that it will go to question 2.
3/25/15
Today I plan on making a new project like the impossible game.


I/We learned...

We learned how to make a impossible game. I am asking Pierce how to make some of the questions.
3/18/15
I plan on continuing to make the project SHOOT THE PICOS and I want to add a changing backround.


I/We learned...

how to make the pico run out of lives and we are trying to make the clock stop at 30 sec.
1/29/15



I/We learned...

How to make the roller coaster go up hill and then go steaming down the other hill. Also we learned how to make the roller coaster go around a loop and the keep going.
3/4/15



I/We learned...

How to make the pico go in different direction. Also we learned how to make the pico expand and make the back round change.

Today we plan on finishing our shooting game.


I/We learned...

How to make the pico go in different directions.
2/12/15
Today we plan on making the pico disappear when you shoot him.


I/We learned...

How to shoot the picos and how to make the gun shoot faster.

We plan on making it shoot where the mouse is. Then having it kill the pico.


I/We learned...

How to make it shot at pico's instead of vampires. we also learned how to make it shoot rapidly to one spot. but we want it to shoot every where.
1/15/15
We plan on making a 3D game that shoots aliens. The game will have unlimited bullets.


I/We learned...

How do destroy the project.
1/14/15
We plan on making a chain to make the coaster go up a hill.


"I/We learned..."
How to make the coaster more sturdy.
12/18/14
We plan on using the new parts to make a roller coaster with a motor and chains. Also we would like to make it with four carts attached to each other.


I/We learned...

today we learned how not to build it. how to attach the tracks. also how to read the instructions.
13/11/14
We plan on editing our roller coaster.


"I/We learned..." How to make the roller coaster that spins around and comes back.
12/3/14
We plan on finishing on our security system.


"I/We learned..." How to make 2 police sounds. Also we learned how to make a light. Next time we want to make a bomb sound and a motor sound combo.
11/20/14



"I/We learned..." That we can make a security system. Also we can make a system with a button and a red light. We found out how to make the red light from Eric.
11/12/14
We plan on checking the Red Wings V.S.



11/5/14
We plan on checking the Red Wings game V.S. the Senators also the Washington V.S. Calgary.


"I/We think..." That we did not do as much as we were planning to do. Richard and I only got 1 game each. Because we were not doing the page we are just watching the videos to entertain our self's.
10/29/14
we plan on checking on the scores and finish baseball and some basketball


"I/We think..." That we are ahead of schedule.Our wiki is good because it has all the stats games that we could upload.
10/16/14



"I/we keep making the same mistake. This might be because ..." We do the websites then Mr. Whitmer says we can't use that website. We found some of the websites then looked at them. Our websites were mostly the same but we added different sport names.
10/23/14



" I/We got further than I/we had planned because..." I got my scores done, and Richard got his half way done. Richard and I used the same website so next time we should use different websites. Richard and I used different computers so we could get further.
9/14/12
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Next time we will do the solo in a faster beat. I will try to learn the next part in the solo.
9/17/14
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