JHA2's Portfolio

Top Projects:

  • DIY Project (Project Page)
    • I chose to highlight this project because it was finished, and I learned a lot from it. I made a good bit of things. I made a candy sled and a paper cup. I feel like I learned a lot from this project because it helped me figure out some things to do when I am bored. I felt like I was bored with this project a little bit, since it was hard for me to get materials. I think I might make more things at home. I started simcity and I have found that it is way more fun.

  • Photo Editing Instagram Account (Finished) My Account (Finished during quarter 2)
    • I chose to highlight this project because it was finished, and I think I finished it a success. Although I only uploaded 3 photos, I learned a ton about editing photos and might use these techniques in the future. I feel like I could've taken this project a long way, but I wasn't that interested in it. I found myself not using Pixelmator because it was hard. I got a decent amount of followers, but I just think I couldn't push myself to keep going. It kind of got old and boring after awhile.

  • Photo Editing Instagram (My Account)
    • I chose to highlight this project because it has helped me learn somethings that I have always wanted to know about. I have done photo editing once, and it was really fun. I have learned A LOT about editing photos and working with Instagram. I have uploaded 1 photo and I have about 5 followers. I think I might keep going with this project because it is really fun and I am just starting it.

  • Baking Youtube Channel (Project Page)
    • I chose to highlight this project because i have been doing it for a while. I had so much fun doing this project, but it isn't something i want to do next year. A lot of people made fun of me for doing this project, but that doesn't concern me. I don't plan on doing it next year because it wasn't really interesting because i haven't found anything to bake.

  • Baking Youtube Channel
    • I chose to highlight this project because I LOVE to bake. It is a passion I have picked up from my dad and my sister, who both help me with the baking, as I learn more. I hope to start a cycle with every week or other week i will bake more treats, and I will have to also make something for the Marker Fair. I really wish to continue this project towards the end of the year. I think this will draw in some people who want to learn about baking. In about 2 weeks, to make my project more successful, I will start making note cards with the recipes on them in case friends want to make them. My channel is not that popular, I am sitting at 3 subscribers but I wish to get that number up soon!

  • Sports Edits YouTube Channel
    • I chose to highlight this project because I think this is one of my favorite projects that I have done so far. I picked up learning how to make the videos really quickly, which is a really good things since I won't be wasting time learning it and being a noob. Me and Ethan S. plan to continue this project for the rest of the year, and maybe start with Basketball highlights since the Football seasons almost over. We have gained 6 subscribers for our channel so we are now put at 29 (a record for me!!). We continued over Ethan's other channel (Eshowdaboss101) and we turned it into our sports edits channel. We always try to post new content EVERY week and hope to gain more subscribers!!

  • Minecraft Youtube Channel (From Last Year)
    • I chose to highlight this project because I think it has grown since the first time I started it. I haven't posted a video YET but I am hoping to get started on one of them for our lets play series soon. One way i think this project has grown is that i have gained more subscribers by telling my friends about it. Some have told me that they have been watching the videos and that makes me happy. Again, I am trying to post more content for my viewers and make sure I get more subscribers.

  • Minecraft Youtube channel (Search "Jon Adams Minecraft")
    • I chose to highlight this project because I think it is really successful with all the videos. I am getting more subscribers than I thought! Also, I am also getting better ideas from daily life! I have also leaned a lot about uploading videos and a lot on Minecraft.
  • Jon Harris's Minecraft YouTube Channel
    • I chose to highlight this here because this was my favorite project. I plan to be doing it the whole year. Although I am not done, my video making has been a success. In the 3 weeks of doing this, I have learned a lot about Minecraft and YouTube. I have never made a youtube video in my life, so I know that this was a good starter. I like to build houses on Minecraft freely, and I want the world to see what I can do. This is a really cool and fun project and I can't wait to see what happens next (for my youtube channel!).
  • Jon Harris and Charlie's Game Design Page
    • In this project, we learned how to design games. Both of us have never designed a game before, so we learned a lot during this project. We really liked this game and decided to put it here. What I like about it is how many sprites we have unlocked with challenges (which was a big help!) and we used for our game. Also, we decided to make it a challenge, which we think makes it a lot more fun. Even though the challenge is really high, the game is really hard. We wanted to make it hard so it's not just a walk in the park.

Top Reflections:

  • I/We have changed my/our plan...

    I finished my plan for SimCity! I decided to try this since I was bored with my DIY project. I wanted to have more fun with my projects. The bad news is, Im not sure if I will be able to play, since we don't have a copy yet, and we might not get one. I really hope I can play it and start it soon.
    • I chose to highlight this reflection because it changed the course for the quarter. I found myself really bored with this project, so I decided to start a new one. I felt that it was time to switch to a new project and so I did.

  • One example of me/us managing our time well was ...

    I watched a lot of YouTube videos about Pixelmator and how it works. I learned a lot about the tools and how to use them. Although, I have discovered that editing is WAY easier in Snapseed, since that it what I have been using to edit the ones on my Instagram. I think I might take a break from Pixelmator and keep going with Snapseed.
    • I chose to highlight this reflection because it kind of changed the way I edited the photos. I realized that Snapseed was easier and that I could do better with it.

  • My next step will be...

To take pictures at home. I need more photos to edit and I am running low on ideas. I need to have some originality with my pictures ad some about my life. I think I need to take pictures of activities like soccer or basketball. Maybe I should go for a walk and take pictures. Hopefully, I will have a good photo by next class. Maybe it will be Halloween themed! :O
    • I chose this reflection because it helped me push forward with my photos. I got a lot of good photos to edit and I plan on taking some more.

  • How did you deviate from your plan? Why did you make that change?

I didnt upload my video because it wouldn't send to my computer. I plan to upload to from my iPad this weekend.
    • I chose this reflection because it showed failure in my project. This has happened before. I ended up not posting it because of lack of time.

  • One example of a FAILure we had was ...

    Was when I had 2 days of doing nothing! I had finished the video on sunday but I STILL can't get it to my computer! I AM REALLY MAD because I wasted two days where I could've been uploading my video doing nothing! Now I have to wait for next week!!! :(
    • I chose to highlight this reflection because it was a turning point for me and my channel. There was nothing i could do about it but it helps me earn what to do next time.

  • What surprised you?
    I was surprised when we got 3 videos up on our channel! I was also surprised when we found out
    that we had to delete one because of "copyright". I am very confused, since that didn't happen with any other video we made...
    • I chose this reflection because it shows a bit of our failure. It wasn't the GREATEST day that we have done our project but we learned now that we can just repost it. This was definitely an interesting day for JH and Eshow's Sports Edits!

  • If we had a do over ...

    I would probably make a video. I started recording but decided to delete them 3 times because i didn't like them. I think I'm going to delete the hiding video and move on. I hope I can make some next week!
    • I chose to highlight this reflection because it shows my progress but i messed up and should've found another alternative. I still haven't made a video yet, but that is because we are working on the building part and then we play and make a video telling about what we did. I am trying to make sure this doesn't happen again and that ill be sure when making a video.

  • "I got further than I had planned because...
    I thought I was just going to make the house. I am sooooooo happy how my project actually turned out. I ended up making my first youtube video (unexpected) and I thought I was just going to make the screencast. I got A LOT done today!"

    • I chose this because this was the first video I've ever made! I was so happy that it worked and knew that it would be great!!
"I got further than I had planned because...
  • I thought I was just going to make the house. I am sooooooo happy how my project actually turned out. I ended up making my first youtube video (unexpected) and I thought I was just going to make the screencast. I got A LOT done today!"
    • I wanted to show this because this was the day that I got to do my first video. That day was a breakthrough for me and my project because now I know what to do, which makes my project a lot easier. MAKING the video takes some time and knowledge, but with help from Ethan, I know what's coming.

  • "This week we had a breakthrough when ...
    We discovered how to do a quest. It turns out, we get sprites if we complete levels! It is so helpful."
    • We wanted to highlight this reflection because it was when we figured out our key to making an awesome game. It also solved our problem with getting new sprites. It was one of the highlights of our game making process. Also, not only we got new sprites, we got new blocks, backgrounds and a new background song. This part changed how we made our game.

Top Critiques:

  • You should highlight songs that you guys think people would like the most, so that you could get more interest in your playlist and people will know what you would listen to.
    • I chose to highlight this reflection to GBB2 because I thought it would help his page get more viewers. I think that if he did this, it would be a good way to get more viewers both on his page and on his SoundCloud.

  • What is your next project? Have you thought about making a game on your PC?
    • I chose to highlight this critique to CJB9 because I think it would P.U.S.H him to think of a creative new project. I thought this could help him get a good use out of his new computer.

  • How will you showcase this?
    • I chose this critique to MRM9 because it will help her at the maker faire

  • Critique 3/16: Try to make your videos longer
    • I chose this critique to GBB2 because I think it could help his YouTube channel so people don't get bored watching long videos.

  • You might want to get familiar with youtube.
    • I chose this critique because I thought it could help Justin with his videos and quality. I want him to have a successful YouTube channel, like ours. :)

  • Do some research about what it is you're not sure about.

    • I chose this critique because I thought before he was starting to do his tutorials, he should research what he didn't know so he could be an expert and make sure that he knew what he was doing.

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