PWA2 Portfolio


Top Projects:

2016-2017
  • Where The Wild Things Are(Music Video)
    • I picked this project to d for my top projects because I just finished it and I found it really fun. In this project we made a music video and shared our finished product on YouTube. We used our prior skill in photography and even learned some new things. For example I learned how to use some features in Final Cut Pro X. This can be helpful to me in the future because if I want to do any thing in high school or college like an editing course, I would be ahead if they used a form of Final Cut and would be able to catch up if I fell behind and keep up.
  • Where The Wild Things Are(Music Video)
    • The project I have picked for my top project is a very new project that I have recently started. My project is going to be a music video on the song, "Where the Wild Things Are" by Alessia Cara. I picked this project because I feel like it will be really fun and refreshing since I'm going solo. I can really be creative if I work by myself and let my own ideas be free. When I chose my music that was something I had full decision making over, and it felt good because I usually work with partners and that means a lot of the time compromise. This is a project where I basically get to do whatever I want and I like that aspect a lot. That's why I chose this project for my top project.
  • Samantha(iMovie)
    • The project that I have picked for my top project is the same project that I have been doing for the entirety of the year. This project is my iMovie called Samantha. My partner, Kate, and I have been continuing this project because it has been extremely fun and has furthered our skills in photography. We are currently trying to finish the project because we want to find a different thing to do with other classmates. Our project should be over within the few coming weeks and I am excited to see the finished product.
  • Samantha(iMovie)
    • Our project that we picked for some of this year is a scary movie. My partner Kate and I have based it off of a scary story that we had once been told and that story stuck with us. We thought it would be a fun idea to recreate it but still use some of the same aspects of the story. The skills that we are trying to gain from this project are photography and filming. We really enjoy this project because it gives us a chance to express ourselves through performing, because we don't have to follow someone else's script because we can make our own. Our link for our story is here http://www.scaryforkids.com/one-two-one-two/
2015-2016
  • Minecraft Mansion
    • In our project Rielly and I are continuing our minecraft mansion. This project has been a lot of fun because we get to basically do whatever we with our home including decoration and innovation. With this project we are learning the skill of artistic design, interior and exterior. I think this project has been one of my favorites because I like to use my creativity when creating things and it's really fun to show it. We have finished our project but I think that this project has been very fun, creative, and educational. We are now working on putting the world on the wiki so everyone cane enjoy our world. This is the way we will be sharing our project to the rest of our classmates and the world. This project has been very innovative and inspirational to do more things like it and to build bigger and better things.
  • Minecraft Mansion
    • In our project Minecraft Mansion I have been having a lot of fun. This project showed me and my partner Rielly the skill of exterior design as well as the skill of interior design. We made the mansion by using a floor plan we thought looked good off of Google.com. I have linked the floorpans we have used. I think this project was one of my favorites because its very challenging but also very creative as we can decorate the rooms in our mansion however we want. We haven't finished our project yet but I think this project will finish soon considering we are almost done with the roof and our backyard. This project has just been very fun overall and very educational.
  • Marshmallow Pops
    • This was my favorite project so far because it was fun to make and good to eat. This showed me and Rielly how to decorate. We made the marshmallow pops by putting pretzels in marshmallows then decorating them with frosting then we put a piece of candy corn on top of the treats. I decided to highlight this project because it was really fun to make, I also wanted to highlight it because I liked the way I shared it. I shared the marshmallow pops with my class and lots of people liked them, and when they said they tasted good and looked good thats how I defined my sucsess. Our project page is linked here http://thinkeringstudio.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Marshmallow+Pop+Project
  • Minecraft Madness/Minecraft Detroit
    • In both of Rielly and my projects one of our favorite projects was Minecraft. In Minecraft Detroit we tried to make a creative mode minecraft village. As time went on the project got boring and we decided to do Minecraft Madnesswhich was a survival world where we acted as nomads wandering from place to place trying to find 15 villages. Those were all of our Minecraft projects.
  • Silly Puddy.
    • We made the puddy out of Borax , Water, School Glue, and Food Coloring. We highlighted this project because it was super duper fun and it didn't take that long and we really like how the puddy turned out.
  • Baking 101
    • In our baking project me and Rielly made rice crispy treats. We made them out of marshmallows, rice crispy cereal, butter, and sprinkles. {The sprinkles were additional}. I decided to highlight this project because it was fun to create a homemade rice crispy treat with one of my good friends. I also highlighted this projects because I think that it was a good sharing snack, and that we did the right thing by sharing our creation with other people.

Top Reflections:

2016-2017
We were productive today when we uploaded our finished product onto Youtube. We also advertised our video by putting announcements on our social media accounts and emailing teacher. We also told students around the class room to watch the video on their own computers so we could get as many views as possible and we are still asking people to watch the video currently.
    • I picked this reflection because this was the reflection where Sirena and I finally uploaded the music video. We had worked super hard on the music video and got a lot of people to watch it. We got back positive and negative feedback but overall it was a great project to me. We didn't get a horrible amount of views and I feel that this reflection sums up the project that we did and the finality of it.
  • Where The Wild Things Are (Music Video)
Today what surprised me is that I learned a bunch of things in a little amount of time. I was watching small movies from lynda.com and I learned a lot about editing. When I was watching the videos I was actually intrigued by them and so I watched them and paid attention to them very carefully. Another thing that surprised me is that the editing tool that I'm going to use is an editing tool that pros use to edit tv shows. I found both of these things today extremely cool and very interesting to me.
    • I picked this reflection because I was really happy with the amount of things I had learned the week. That week I had just got my Lynda.com account and I was exploring all of the things that I could do. I learned how to use FinalCutPro and I started to mess around with some of its features. I put a lot of effort into that week and I feel like it was shown in my reflection. That's why I feel that this should be on my top reflections.
  • Samantha(iMovie)
My partner and I signify progress by how long or movie ends up to be at the end of the class period, or how many clips we add to the movie by the end of the day for editing the next class period. I think this is an effective way to define progress because when you see the run time of your movie then it motivates you to continue and finish strong. This week I feel that my partner and I have made a lot of progress because we have added a lot of clips and have edited and filmed a lot. Our run time is now almost 4 min after re-filming our first movie and it is going great. This is my self made reflection. {How do you synthesize progression in your project? Do you think this way is effective? How much progress have you made throughout this week?}
    • I picked this reflection because I made it myself and I thought it was one of the best reflection I have done I a very long time. I think it's good because it toke a really long time to make up and I put a lot of effort into it. The reflection shows our teacher how we manage our time with our project. It also shows how much progress we can make till we have finished our project. These are the reasons why I think this is a really good reflection.
  • Samantha(iMovie)
I/We have changed my/our plan.. We changed our plan when we decided to add more background information to our script. My peer critique partner said that our story didn't really make sense so my partner and I decided that it was time to make the story a more clarified story and a more organized story even though it is still scary at the same time. We think this change will help watchers understand our story even more so that they aren't confused, because if our movie is confusing than there really isn't a point in making a scary movie.
    • I think this is a good reflection, because I actually used my peer critique partners critique in my movie. I liked how he actually cared about my project enough to tell me that my project was lacking information. With his critique it made our movie way better and more informed. I felt very good about this reflection because it was very helpful to me and my project. This is why I think this its a helpful reflection.
2015-2016
  • Minecraft Mansion
    • Today Rielly and I had "hard fun" when we figured out how to apply redstone to the upper lights in our minecraft mansion. It was "hard fun" because we didn't know what to do at first so we looked in the red stone handbook and we figured it out. When we finished we felt very accomplished.
      • Today I/we had "hard fun" when ...

  • Minecraft Mansion
    • Some struggles that Rielly and I had is to finish everything because the mansion is actually really big and hard to complete that is why it is a challenge for us as we as a struggle.
      • I did the reflection that wanted me to explain my struggles.
I chose this reflection because I felt it expressed my feeling towards the project completely.
  • Minecraft Mansion
    • This week I/we took the proper time for the job when ... I messed up on my mansion and we took the time to destroy the mansion.
  • Marshmallow Pops
    • It was hard to make the rice crispies because they needed so much preparation and they used up a lot of baking utensils. But the good thing is that they tasted good they were definetly worth all the preparation. First we gathered all the materials we needed then we, mixed all of the ingredients in the pan that we put over Mr.Whitmer's burner. When everything was mixed together and cooled down we put them together in a circular form. Our finishing product is down below.
  • Silly Puddy
    • "Today we finished our silly puddy project and we plan to do another project next week. We also are planning to bring our silly puddy home next time we have thinkering. We want some options for new projects and here is what we have come up with Minecraft Mansion, Game star, or arts and crafts. These are our opinions. We think that we will like these projects and we are really excited to start one of the new super duper fun projects.

Me and Reilly were resourseful because we wanted to do another project and someone in my class also needed help doing something. So Reilly set up the new project while I helped a friend. I was helping my classmate figure out how to download Minecraft on his computer. While I was helping out Rielly was doing a project on the computer so that we didn't waste any time. Then she filled me up with everything that happened when I got back from helping my classmate. That is how we were being resoursful.
Baking 101
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It was hard to make the rice crispies because they needed so much preparation and they used up a lot of baking utensils. But the good thing is that they tasted good they were definetly worth all the preparation. First we gathered all the materials we needed then we, mixed all of the ingredients in the pan that we put over Mr.Whitmer's burner. When everything was mixed together and cooled down we put them together in a circular form.

Top Critics:

2016-2017
  • I think instead of filming in front of a plain white wall you could film in front of an green screen so you could have a cool background.
    • I feel like this is a good critique out of the 2 that I have gotten for this quarter. I say this because it gives us a different element that we could potentially use. The green screen could be a new thing that we could learn about that could take our project to a different level. Even though we didn't use the green screen I feel like it was still a good suggestion.
  • How will your process of your guitar learning journey be shown at the maker fair?
    • I feel like this is a good critique because it helps to bring up a potentially big problem. Maker fair is an upcoming thing where we have to present our projects in an visual or auditory way. I feel that my suggestion could make it easier for Jude to pick a way to show the work that he has been doing for then past few weeks. That's why I feel the this critique should be my top.
  • Jude I suggest that you change your dimensions from 1 block= 3 feet to 2 block= 3 feet because in my opinion that would make everything look more to scale.
    • I feel like this is a good critique because it helps figure out blueprints. When you have a blueprint you can make things more organized and more efficient. Your project can also be potentially quicker. With the left over time that you have you could spend the time decorating your project and making it more presentable. These are a few reasons why I think that this peer critique is pretty good.
  • My suggestion is to incorporate some rides from actual amusement parks like Cedar Point or Six Flags
    • I picked this critique because I thought it would help my partner that is making an amusement park in Minecraft. If you add the roller coasters that are in some actual amusement parks than it would be cooler and more realistic. I think this can benefit my peer critique partner because it will give him ideas on what to build. These are the reasons why I feel that this is a good peer critique.
2015-2016
  • Paris.A
Adiev for your stadium on the benches I suggest that you put tamed wolves on them because you said that you wanted to put tamed wolves on the court.
  • Paris.A
My suggestion is that on the quite parts of the video you could maybe put more music if you like it.
  • Paris.A
"If you wanted you could add subtitles to your videos because sometimes it could be hard to understand what you were saying or it was to low of sound to hear what you where saying." this critic was to VGK1.

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