AJ4's Journal



Date
Plan
Effort
Achievement
Reflection
6/11/14
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What did you learn about yourself?
I learned that I really like doing projects that involve crafting and making things. I tended to like the projects that I did that involved painting, art, making things, etc. I learned that I like trying new things and testing how they will end up. I think I should also try to challenge myself a little more. I learned that I am not very good with technology and I am better with my hands than I am with computers.

What did you learn about learning?
I learned that learning does not just involve looking at a textbook and memorizing things. I did not have this class last year and have never had a class like this. In this class you learn whatever you want or what think you should learn. I learned that learning can happen through your actions and what you do with what you want to learn about. Learning can occur several different ways and there are so many different things you can try and learn about. The limitations are endless to how you can learn. As long as you have an open mind, you can easily learn about anything you want.
6/4/14
My/Our goals for this project are...

to finish painting my butterfly. It is hard to paint it because it is a small and specific area that I have to paint. I was thinking about using tape, bu after Nina used tape I realized it wouldnt be too good of an idea (the tape ripped up the paper). I am going to settle with just using the smaller brush.
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The "achievement" I am/we are setting is

Finishing my butterfly which I did. We decided to donate a few of our paintings to Mr. Whitmer and he is going to buy frames and hang them up in his class :)
5/28/14
The "achievement" I am/we are setting is ...

I just want to completely finish up my splash eye. Then I was researching and found that I want to make a watercolor bird. I am trying to decide how and when I am going to do it.
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The steps I/we did first were...

We started making a watercolor butterfly. We hlooked up pictures of butterflies we could draw. First we had to draw out the outline of the butterfly. We have to finish drawing it next time. Then we are going to use different techniques to paint it. We will continue working on it next time.
5/21/14
We want to know...

more about mixing compatible colors and making our pictures brighter and better. We need to finish our water color splash eyes today and then we are going to look for what our next picture is going to be. We want to do something challenging but we are able to make.



5-14-14
What strategies will be useful?

We are finishing our splash eye. Today we are finishing painting our eyes. The strategies we are going to use involve trying to blend colors to make it match and look nice. We need to use proper amounts of paint so that our eye still looks bold and we need to use enough color so that our eye is colorful and bright. We are going to use strategies to get detailed.
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I / We think...

my splash eye painting is almost done. I had to do splatter painting to get the background the way I wanted it. I also finished making my eye more bold and have more color to it. I am doing more of an abstract eye while Nina is doing a realistic eye. Today Nina wasn't here so I just continued without her. We are both almost done with our picture.
5/7/14
What strategies will be useful?

We are going to try different strategies for our watercolors and we are going to see which kind of strategies work best with us and seem to make the best patterns and paintings.
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The steps I/we did first were...

We looked at tutorials to make a splash eye. We first had to take the several steps to make the actual eye. We drew the outline, eyelashes, eyebrows, pupils, etc. Next we have to paint it using the pattern for splash eyes.
4/25/14
We could not log in because Cisco wasn't working. After that, we got the pictures that we want to try and paint with watercolor. We also are planning on getting supplies for wednesday.
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We started looking at designs. and are going to bring in our supplies
4/16/14
We are finishing editing all our videos and putting them on our soccer page.
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We posted our video onto the soccer page and made sure it was embedded so that it would be easy to see.
3/28/14
I had to find videos about soccer tutorials because Olivia wasn't here and we couldn't make any new videos
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Olivia wasn't here because she is sick again so Mr. Whitmer told me to come up with a new project to come up with that I could do.
3/14/14
Since we didn't have enough time to post our video to youtube, our goal is to finish doing that.
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We recorded a new video of me doing a drill called suicides. Olivia took a long time to do her portflio which she was supposed to finish last class so we had to start recording late. She told me not to get a soccer ball or equipment because it took too long to set up so she just used her phone to record. She also took a really long to explain the drill we were going to do so we couldn't record for long.
3/5/14
Our goal was to complete our editing. We completed our goal and we are going to post it onto our soccer page next time.
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Our goal was to voice over our video and post it to youtube. We accomplished that goal and got it on youtube and embedded it onto our soccer page.
2/26/14
We are learning how to edit and make better videos. We are going to learn how to use voice over for the videos and do more soccer skills.
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We learned how to use Imovie on an IPad and we figured out how to trim our videos and edit them. We need to figure out how to do voice overs so we can explain what is going on in the video.
2/12/14
We learned how to use to cameras properly so now we are going to work more towards our goal of improving my soccer skills
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We made a lot of progress today. I learned proper passes. I know that I learned this because Olivia said that it was really good. Our video captures both of us in the picture too which we had trouble with at first. We made a lot of progress today.
2/4/14
Today we know what project we are going to do. We have to sort out what we are going to do exactly.
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Today we talked through what we were going to do. We are going to do soccer. Olivia is going to teach me the basics and more about soccer. We are going to write down what we are doing and then record her teachings. We are also going to make a list of things that we are going to do. We are going to make a page on the wiki too.
1/31/14
Today we are getting a new project. So far we are thinking about making costumes.
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We talked to Mr. Whitmer and we are still trying to figure out a specific thing we are doing.
1/22/14
Today I am going to look over the notes I took on the game then start writing my review and post it.
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I went through the notes I wrote for the game review. I proceeded to finish writing it. Then, I posted the review to my portfolio. I couldn't screenshot the picture I wanted for my review so I had to get Pieter to help me learn how to use Skitch which is a program you can use to make screenshots. I then used to Skitch to get my screenshot and then I put it onto my portfolio.
1/17/14
Today I need to play the game that I am reviewing next.
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We played the game and I got the picture for the game I played to post on my portfolio. The internet stopped working so we had to log out at 9:03.
1/15/14
Today I am goiong to post my next reviiew to my portfolio now after I finish writing. Once I finiish that, I am goiinig to start my next game
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Today I finished my rerview and then posted it to my portfolio. I had to figue out how to take the scrreenshots on the laptop. Next, I started playing the game that I will be reviewing next.
1/10/14
Today we have to play the next game on our list and start brainstorming ideas for what we are going to write as a review.
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Today I started playing one of the games. About ten to fifteen minutes into the game, I stopped and started writing down idea for what I was going to say about the game onto a word document. I also started rough drafting my next review for this game.
12/20/13
I already have one game played and reviewed. I am going to post about it on my page and then get started on my next one
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I posted my first review and a picture of the game onto my portfolio. I also started writing my second game after playing it for about twenty minutes. I also posted my review and a picture of my second game on my portfolio.
12/13/13
I am going to start writing my reviews
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I wrote down a few critiques on a few games
12/11/13
We are going to start analyzing the games
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I started looking at the games and brainstorming for critiques
11/22/13
We are making our blogger
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I think that we got a lot done today because we had to install firefox in order for our website done and then we got all the games that we are going to review. We are probably going to be ready to start our game reviews next time.
11/15/13
Since we couldn't use weebly, we are going to be using blogger instead.
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Today we looked at videos on how to use blogger and we are going to start making our blog.
11/8/13
We are going to start editing our blog
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Today we were stopped on our blog and not allowed to edit anymore because it said we had to pay for it. I looked at how to review games and learned all the things i need to have for every review while Olivia looked at how to blog. We are probably going to use wordpress.com or blogger.com.
10/31/13
We are going to start making our blog page and reviewing games
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I think we got a lot done today because we finished making our list of games we are going to review on our blog. I think we were really productive today.
10/25/13
We are going to start our new proposal.
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We hung up our pinata and took pictures of it. We also made a poll so that people could vote on which pinata they liked better.
10/18/13
We are going to finish putting our streamers on.
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We finished decorating our balloon with streamers and we are going to figure out a design. We also popped the baloon inside so we can fill it with candy.
10/9/13
I am going to make my pinata(paper mache)
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Today we made most of our pinata by mixing the flour and water and adding the paper strips.
9/27/13
I am going to find and make part of my pinata
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We got a lot done the last day but we didn't get anything done on the first day. I learned these past few days what pinata we are going to make and how to use and make paper mache.