ET1 Portfolio

Top Projects:

  • Baking project
    • I chose this project because I wanted to try something new and different. I chose this project because I have always enjoyed baking and though it would be fun to do it with my friends. We based our project just on sweets and deserts no other types of foods. This was probably my favorite project I have ever done in Thinkering Studio. We faced many difficulties while doing this project. One of the biggest difficulties we faced was making sure we had all of the pictures. It took a very long time for the pictures to send through so we always had to be very patient. We also struggled with making our videos because they took a very long time to make. We also aren't working at a very good pace for our video and I think we could be moving faster. My group and I also got a bit off task during class at times but we did most of our project at home. Overall, I really enjoyed all aspects of this project and would definitely do something like that again.

  • Filming & Editing Proposal EGS6 ET1 AT3
    • I chose this project because I really enjoy filming and editing. I chose this project because I really enjoyed making videos during school in other classes so my group and I thought it would be a fun idea to choose a project just based on filming and editing. Even though this project has been very fun we did face many difficulties. One of the main problems we face was an issue with the audio. We weren't being very loud while we were recording so Mr. Whitmer suggested we add subtitles. My group and I also got a bit off task at times and had trouble getting our focus back onto what we were doing before. We resolved this problem by splitting up what we were going to do and get it done so then after that we have time to get stuff done as a group as well. My favorite part of this project was writing the script and finding people to interview around the school. Overall, I really enjoyed working on this project and would do a project similar to this in the future.
  • Filming & Editing Proposal EGS6 ET1 AT3

    • I chose this project because I really enjoy filming and editing. Last year in Engage we made a movie and I really enjoyed the whole process of writing a script and acting everything out. I had to do al lot of research for this project because I had to find different question from the online and write them down so the person who was asking the questions was ready. The most difficult part of the project was speaking loud enough in the interview. Mr. Whitmer suggested we use a microphone but we didn't want to because we thought it would be too loud. We solved this problem by figuring out to use subtitles when we thought we weren't being loud enough. We also had trouble finding people to interview because we always had to ask people to be interviewed prior to class started. The most fun part of the project was interviewing out teachers and peers. Overall, I though this was a very fun and challenging project and I would definitely do it again.

  • ET1 Photo Portfolio
    • I chose this project because I really liked doing my photography last year and I thought it would be fun to continue it this year. This project was more difficult this year because we had to learn new techniques and use an app I never used before. I did some research on framing while doing this project because I needed to learn a new skill about photography. The most difficult part of the project was making sure that our pictures we had pictures that were good and that we had some pictures that weren't s good so that we could compare and contrast the photos. While taking pictures we took bursts so that we could see which one of the pictures was best. Using bursts to take our pictures was a very helpful technique. I enjoyed doing this project because I think that photography is a really fun hobby. This project was pretty easy for me considering that I did one similar to this last year but I learned a lot more techniques this year.
  • Crayon Melting Art Page
    • I chose this project because I thought it would be very challenging and unique to do. I used Youtube and other sources like that to help me figure out how to do the project and how much time it would take. The most difficult part of the project was getting the crayons melted without the colors mixing throughout the process. The only easy part of the project was getting the supplies and hot gluing the crayons onto the canvas. I chose this project because I have always wanted to do this project I just never got around to doing it so I am glad I had an opportunity to do it. This project was fun but I found it very difficult in some ways because I had to be very careful when I glued the crayons on so I wouldn't burn myself. I enjoyed doing this project and I hope I can do another creative project like this.
  • Duck Tape Page2
    • I chose this project because I thought it would be fun and challenging. I took pictures of our progress of each duck tape project we did to document of our project. Some difficulties we faced were making the duck tape neat and even. One easy part of making the project was getting our supplies and choosing the projects we made with the duck tape. I chose this project because I wanted to try something new and fun. I think I will continue this project into the third quarter because it is a really fun project.
  • Duck Tape Page2
    • I chose to continue this project because I have learned a lot about Duck Tape art from this project. The most difficult part of this projects was making the duck tape look neat. This was difficult because if you messed up one part of the duck tape you would have to start over the whole thing. So far this project has been a lot of fun. I enjoy learning how to make new duck tape creations and seeing how they turn out. My partner and I made a duck tape so that we could show the pictures and steps of how we made each project. I will most likely stop doing this project by the end of the third quarter because I want to try something new.
  • I phone 6 Photo Album
    • I chose this project because I wanted to learn more about how to take better pictures with my phone. The most difficult part of the project was making sure that the pictures turned out okay. This was very difficult because we had to take many pictures and compare them to see which one was best. We problem solved and we figured out that we could take bursts and see which photo was best rather than having to scroll through every picture. We learned many techniques while doing this project. Some of the techniques that we learned were taking bursts, using HDR, and using a timer to make photos better. The bursts help improve the pictures because it takes a bunch of pictures at once so then you can later scroll through at choose your favorites. HDR helped improve our pictures because you can adjust the brightness on your pictures with this setting. Using a timer is just like using a burst but you choose how many photos you can take, there is a 3 second timer and a 10 second timer. Overall, I learned a lot from this project. I have become a lot better at taking photos on my phone and I have more knowledge of the settings and effects I can use to make my pictures better
Top Reflections:
  • We are posting the pictures the food we made next week. We experienced some difficulty posting the pictures because they took a really long time to send from Emme's phone. We made 4 deserts this week. We made Cap' N Crunch rice krispies, normal rice krispies, Cap N' Crunch and Fruity pebble rice krispies, and brownies. We are a bit behind documentation wise but other than that I think we are on schedule.
    • This reflection states what I accomplished this week. Amy and I made two treats that week and Emme made one treat. We got a lot done that week. We stayed on task and did all of our work outside of school and worked on homework in class. My group and I stayed on task all week and we were very productive.
  • The most challenging part of our project is editing the footage and putting it on the computer. Mr. Whitmer finally let us work together as a group of three so we managed to get a lot of work done. We interviewed six people this week. We got a solid amount of work done this week. We have been a lot more productive because we have been working as a group of three.
    • This reflection states what I accomplished this week. I thought this was one of my most successful weeks of the whole quarter because my group and got a lot of editing done this week. We added all of our subtitles and we finished filming all of our interviews. My group and I stayed on task all week that week. We were very productive this week and got a lot of work done.
  • One way I/we we were strategic was ... or One example where I/we thought ahead was ... We were strategic this week because we spent one day filming this week and one day editing and making up more questions to ask in our interviews. I think we accomplished a lot because we finished two interviews this week. We also finished two interviews last week. We should good time management by asking Mrs. Kohrman to interview her before class so we didn't waste class time asking her. We plan on doing two interviews per week.
    • This reflection states what I accomplished this week, I though this was a very successful week because we figured out that we could spend one day filming and one day editing. We also made up some of the interviews where the sound quality wasn't too great. We only did one interview that week but in the future we planned on doing two per week. I had some trouble finding questions and riddles to use while Emme and Amy were doing an interview.
  • What helped your learning? What helped our learning was that I was researching on framing. I learned a lot about framing this class period and put it on my page. We learned a lot about lighting also this week. Amy is currently working on making her page on lighting. I had some trouble researching on framing because I didn't know if the websites I was looking at were reliable. I am planning to take pictures next week outside but it depends if we can come up with the skill. We continued exploring the app Camera+ and we tested out how well the exposure worked.
    • This reflection shows what I completed in class this week. That week, I researched on framing so that I would learn more about how to become better at it. I looked at Camera+ and tested it out but I really wasn't helpful at all.
  • My/Our next step will be... to get our supplies over the weekend. I think we should get our supplies over the weekend and start our project by Tuesday or Thursday. We have made a lot of progress this week because we have learned a lot of new techniques and looked at many different themes to make our crayon art. I think that we will do a basic canvas but if we want to we might add a quote or something else cool and interesting too. We decided that we are going to make the crayon art at our house because it takes a very long time to melt the crayons and it is very messy. We have watched a few videos this week but we have looked more on Google images and other websites for more ideas.
    • This reflection states what I did that week. Some of the things I I did that week was look for better and easier ways to do my project and some more creative techniques to do it. I think that I spend to much time doing my plan and reflection that I get distracted and I don't focus on my project this much. That week I think I probably accomplished more than any other week before. Amy and I work best when we work independently on our plan/reflection but when it comes to watching videos and thinking of ideas we work better together
  • The steps I/we did first were... This week we started by making our proposal. On Thursday, we watched various videos to get ideas of what we want to make out of duck tape. After break, we are going to try and get our project approved by Mr. Whitmer. We are also going to bring in duck tape and scissors so that we can brainstorm a few ideas about what we want to do. I think that after break we will definitely be able to start our project.
    • This reflection shows what I did this week. Some of the things I did that week was make my proposal and watch various videos on duck tape. Watching the videos that week really helped me out with my project. That was probably my most successful week in the 2nd quarter because I got my project approved, brought supplies, and made a few creations out of duck tape. Some days Amy and I have people sitting near us give us tips and advice on how to make our project better. Amy and I take turns each class period to make duck tape projects like bows or pens.
  • My/Our next step will be... to get more duck tape. On tuesday Amy and I started working on a duck tape pen. We ran out of our orange duck tape so maybe over the weekend we will get a better variety of colors. We are going to raise the difficulty level of our projects because we have been doing pretty basic and simple projects. Today, we also made a wiki page showing some of the things we made during the class period on Tuesday. We are going to keep taking pictures of our progress
    • This reflection shows what I accomplished this week and what I need to work on next week. Some of the things I did that week was start a new duck tape project , look for ways to make my project harder, and made a wiki page. My partner and I normally start a new project every single week and we normally finish by the end of class Thursday. We ask some of our peers how our duck tape looks and how we can make it better.
  • What helped your learning? One thing that helped our learning was that we were very focused and on task today. We got a lot of work done today because we put all our pictures on the wiki and we put captions on all of pictures too. We plan adding more to our photo album over the next week. We are hoping to add at least 5-10 more pictures on our photo album by next week.
    • This reflections says what I did this week and what I am going to work on next week. Some of the things I did that week was work on our photo album and add captions to all of the pictures in the photo album. This was one of our most productive days in class so this was definitely my top reflection throughout the 4th quarter. We also added more pictures on our photo album than we did the week before.

Top Critiques:

  • I think that your project seems very fun and interesting. I think that you could consider explaining to us more of how your project will be a challenge. You could also consider going more into depth about what your project is about.
    • I thought that this was my best critique of the quarter. I thought I gave constructive criticism and was polite at the same time. I thought that I gave very good and reasonable suggestions.
    • Critique 3/9/15: I think that your project seems very fun and interesting. I think that you could consider explaining to us more of how your project will be a challenge. You could also consider going more into depth about what your project is aboutI thought this was my critique of the quarter because I felt that I gave really good suggestions and ideas. I thought I was very polite when I gave my feedback.
  • I thought this was my critique of the quarter because I felt that I gave really good suggestions and ideas. I thought I was very polite when I gave my feedback.
  • I thought this was the best critique I gave this quarter because I thought I gave really good suggestions. I thought I gave constructive criticisim but I was also being nice. I thought that this critique was very detailed and could be easily applied to the project.
  • Critique 10/30:
    I thought that your project was really cool. I think that you should explain more about how to fly the drone and what kind of camera you are using to fly the drone.
    • I thought this was my best critique because I gave good advice. I felt that the advice I gave was very useful and could easily be applied to that persons project. I thought that this critique was because it was very detailed.
  • I thought your project was really interesting and unique. I liked how you showed a link on where to buy the kit and another one for help with building the project. The only thing you need to work on is adding captions on your page.
    • I thought that this was my best critique because I gave my best and most useful advice. I think that my critique group member thought the advice was very useful too. This critique was different from the other ones I have given because I was the most detailed with this critique.
  • I thought your project was good but I think you should explain to us more how to expand your civilization. You should also consider making goals for what you are going to do accomplish each day you work on your civilization.
    • I thought this was my best critique because I thought I gave helpful advice. This was my most well thought out critique because I spent the most time thinking about how to give the best advice.
  • I thought your project was good but I think that you should explain what kind of video making you are going to do. You should also consider explaining the challenges that you will face while completing this project.
    • I thought this critique was helpful because I thought I gave really good advice because I payed really close attention to the person presenting so I could give the best advice.
  • I thought your project was really interesting and unique. I liked how you showed a link on where to buy the kit and another one for help with building the project. The only thing you need to work on is adding captions
    • I thought this was my best critique because I thought I was being nice but I also gave helpful advice. This was my best critique because I thought that I asked the group member who was presenting more questions than I usually would have asked in a critique group. I thought that this was my best reflection because I learned how to give helpful comments without being too nice or too critical.

All Projects:

ET1 Journal

Duck Tape Page2
Melted Crayon Art Proposal
Crayon Melting Art Page
Amy and Erica Duck Tape proposal
I phone 6 Photo Album
ET1 Photo Portfolio
Photography Framing Page
Amy,Emme and Erica video Project