Genevieve's Portfolio

Top Projects


  • Project 4: Carley and Genevieve
    • For this project I wanted to explore more into home design. I wanted to do this because I really like home design and I wanted to experience how challenging it would be to design a house. I also did this because you see home design homes and how fast they make the blueprints and models so I wanted to see how long it takes and if it makes me change my mind about interior and exterior design. During this project I learned that it does take a long time to plan out the theme, landscape and feel of the house. I went for a beachy feel in the home so I went for neutral colors and light blues for the walls. I wanted the home to also have room for a kitchen, living room, dinning room, bedrooms, hallways and laundry rooms. I also have been working on this during engage which shows it takes a long time to model and decorate each room. I love this project and it had been so much fun to model and create feels for rooms. My goal was to finish a house and so far I have 3 rooms done and I am working on my 4th. I think I will be done with this house before school ends.

  • Below is one of my journal reflections from this project.
    • Describe your progress towards your goals.
      "At the end of class this week I finished putting all the kitchen appliances in the Kitchen and I started making a separate closet that acts as a back door and also a pantry. So far it usually takes for a large room 2 class periods but for a small room one class period. My goal is to finish a full furnished and designed house and I think I can complete this is I really focus and use my time wisely. I made really great progress and will also work on this in Engage".
    • I chose this as my top reflection because it talks about my goals and progress. It describes how long it usually takes me to complete a room. At the beginning of this project I thought it would take a week at maximum to finish a room and I learned that it usually take 3 days at maximum. This reflection also talks about my mindset in the project. I talk about how I feel about finishing my project and what I did that day. I chose this as my top reflection because it shows what I did that day, my goal at the end of the project and my mindset for that day and for the rest of the project.



  • Project 3: Genevieve's GoPro video project
    • For this project I wanted to learn how to use computer editing software that would help me create professional looking videos. I have always thought GoPro videos were so cool but really challenging to make so I wanted to incorporate all of those things in my project. I just decided on what project I was doing so I haven't had a lot of time to start this project but I am going to start researching how to use special affects and hacks. When using GoPro you can use all kinds of really cool affects. I will be learning how to increase the color resolution, use time lapse, export videos to the internet. I am very excited to learn about GoPro & editing started and then start making them. It will take some time researching and when I try it might not always turn out great but I want a finished video so I won't give up!

  • Below is one of my Reflections from my journal for this project.

    • Describe your progress towards your goals?
      "My progress this week was great. I figured out my new project and I figured out why. I also found a project that I really like. I got to watch some GoPro videos and I have a perspective on how they should look. I also got to find some people's youtube accounts that could help me through this project. With these videos helping me through this project I plan to research for a couple more classes. For the next couple classes if I keep my progress in a steady pace then I should be able to get my research done and then start trying to use some new tips I learned".


  • Below are my best critique comment's to classmates.

    • "I thought your project was very interesting. The only suggestions that I have are maybe when you present tell more about the problems you faced and the obstacles you had to battle like did you get confused or frustrated at any parts? and if so what parts? Also maybe you could talk about how you made it and why you picked this project. Otherwise I thought you did a great job."

    • "Your project was very informational and creative. Something you could work on though is adding steps on how you made scratch like taking pictures behind the scenes. Also with stop motion you could talk about and tell how you made it. Other wise great job"!!

    • "I thought so far your project looked really fun & interesting!! The only advice I have for you is to figure out if you want to add music or audio in your video. If so what kind of music do you want in your project? when will the music be in the video? Will you add different music for each hockey slide or will it all be the same song? & also will you add audio as a voice over? Otherwise great job & keep up the good work"!



  • I choose to show these critique comments because they show what I look for in a project. It also gives my classmates advice if they ever need it or want it. These comments are also kind and not rude. They also are not harsh or rude it's just extra advice. These also help my classmates realize what they want their project to look like and helps them visualize what their project could end up looking like. These comments could also stretch their vision and challenge them to explore a twist to their project. I think these were my top critique comments because they aren't harsh, give advice, stretch their vision & helps them visualize what their project could look like.




  • Project 2: Photography Marking Period 2
    • For this project I wanted to focus more on editing pictures because last quarter I focused more on taking pictures. I choose this because I like photography very much and I wanted to keep moving on with this project. I like how photography can be creative and how you can use your own ideas to make a really cool picture. I also like how this quarter I started to really get into editing pictures. It has been hard finding the perfect tone for pictures and not over editing but that is also the challenging part about it! I started with using the given editing software on I photo but now I have started to use different editing softwares like Photoshop and pixelmator. I still do take pictures sometimes and I try to have a different variety of pictures each time like sometimes I will take shutter speed or still shots of people. For the pictures I use a large advanced Canon and I have also got to learn a lot of things you can use the camera for and the kind of effects and varieties you can set the camera to focus on. I have really liked this project and now I know lots of new things about photography.
  • Below is one of my Reflections from my journal for this project.

  • - What did you learn about your topic/tool?
  • "I learned that you have to be very patient and that you have to use your time wisely. Also I learned that you should re - name your pictures before you post them to the wiki. So far I have been trying very hard to use photoshop on my pictures but you first have to research how to use it because it is very hard to follow up on. I also learned that you should never leave a page that has pictures on it messy because the more organized the more easy it is to find things better."
  • I choose this reflection because it talks about some of the problems that occurred and how I learned from them. I learned you should re-name pictures before you post them to the wiki so people know who posted them. I also learned that you really should watch vidoes on how to use photoshop before so you know what your doing. Also I learned that you should never have your wiki page unorganized with pictures out of place because it will be hard to find and will not attract as many people. Throughout this project I did do a lot of trial and error but I toke away a lot of advice I now know and I can help others with if they ever need help on these things.
  • Below is my peer critique comment to a classmates project.

  • "I thought your project was very interesting. The only suggestions that I have are maybe when you present tell more about the problems you faced and the obstacles you had to battle like did you get confused or frustrated at any parts? and if so what parts? Also maybe you could talk about how you made it and why you picked this project. Otherwise I thought you did a great job."
  • I choose this critique comment because it was the thoughts I had and the questions I could ask him so he would have advice if he ever wanted it. His project was very interesting and creative but I wanted to share some of my thoughts. I know during my project it was very useful to have advice from others. Also I think this is one of my best comments because I am being honest but not to harsh or mean. This is my overall best comment I think and my best project yet!




  • Project 1: 7th grade
  • For my project I wanted to do something with photography but something a little bit different than that so I decided to do a photo editing project. I just started this project but already I like a lot and you do have to have a lot of patients and time because you want to make the pictures look nice but not over polished. Also, I will start be making backgrounds and using cool props that could make the pictures more unique. For this project I am using 2 different kinds of camera. The first camera is just a regular medium sized camera and it is just a normal camera and I am using this first so that I can learn some things about a simple camera. The 2nd camera camera is more advanced and a lot larger but it is also a really nice camera. ( .Genevieve's Photography project page)
  • This is one of my journal reflections from this project


  • Describe your progress towards your goals?
"My progress has improved a lot. I finished my project and got all of the pictures ready and my page all ready. My goal for this project would most likely be that at least 2 pictures look really nice and professional and I will know that from researching pictures like that and asking people if it looks professional. My progress is going to take some time but I do think that I can get there. Next Thursday I do think that I can start using the more advanced camera because I learned a lot of things about the camera I am using now. I think I am making really great progress and its a lot of fun to do"





  • Project 1
  • We did this project because we wanted to see if useing diffrent nail polish and what kind of nail polish works best for the water marble desin. This project was a lot of fun but took a long time. When we did this project we did the water marble nail polish desin we did it on my fingers,Kaseys fingers, and Hannahs fingers because we wanted it to be fare. We brought all of our own materials and used out thinkering classes to do this project.
  • Project 2 (Hannnah,kasey and genevieve's proposal 5,000dollar project)
    • We did this project because we wanted to learn how to use a budgeting app called Visual Budget. This project took a long time to learn how to use the app and then to document the items we wanted to buy. We didnt actually buy the items or have the money it was just that you had 5,000 dollers and you used a budgeting app to see what it could like to own a small bussiness and it was fun. We all bought things sepretly and then added up the prices. Below is a screen shot of what the app looked like.
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Top Reflections:

1-22-14
Today we are going to reserch new projects.
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We finished the project. We also started finding a project to do.
1-14-14
Today and tomarrow we are just going to keep reserching and this week is our last week reserching.
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Today was our last day for reserching and we have lots of items.
1-9-14
Today we will keep on useing the app and keep shopping.
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Today we used the app to buy the items and we only have 2 more days of the shopping part.
12-17-13
Today we will keep on useing the app and documenting what we want.
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Today we kept on useing the app and we also are almost finished.
12-12-13
today we are going to keep documenting what we want.
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Today we finished up the rest of picking out what we want and then we documented our items into the budegiting app.
12-4-13
today we will be continuing are shopping project
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we found a couple things that we wanted
11-21-13
Today we looked up the items we wanted and we also after used the app.
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We have our first items.
    • I chose this because I think it really tells people what the project was about and in case they want to do it how long it will take. Also because it tells what we did in the beginning and the end. This also shows the steps.



10-16-13
we are know completely done with our nail polish project and we are know going to do a proposal for are video star
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we completed are proposal and we are still working
  • || 10-9-13 || Our water marble project did not work that well so we will be wrapping it up and starting a new project. || 2 || 2 || Today we tried many times but we did notice what nail polish worked and witch ones didn't. ||
  • || 10-2-13 || today we are going to watch some videos and try to master water marble. || 2 || 2 || We do now know what design we are doing and what colors and brands to use. ||
  • || 9/25/12 || I am going to do kaseys nails. ||2||2|| Today I did attempt doing Kaseys nails with water marble design but it didn't work out too well. ||
  • || 2/9/12 || I am going to figure out what color and brands we are going to use. ||2||2|| Today I figured our what color we are goin to try on Hannah,Kasey and my nails. ||













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    • I chose this because it shows what our steps were and our what we achieved and what our goals were. Also this is to show people that its okay if you don't get it the first time.

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