Come into my office and have a seat. How are you feeling? For our final required blog for this week, I'd like you to tell me about where you're at in your project. Are you feeling great about it, feeling good, feeling ok, or feeling sick about it? It all depends on what you still have left to do. Will you make the deadline AND will it show your best effort? Have you done all you can to give it your best or did you leave something behind in order to make the deadline? Give me three reasons why you feel the way you do and don't forget to include your intro and conclusion.
The STN Challenge starts on October 16th. What is the STN Challenge for all you newbies? It's a 6 day contest whereby students have 6 days to complete a video on a given topic. This year the STN Challenge has been expanded. It now includes a PSA contest as well as the usual short story contest. I'm looking for 2 teams of up to four students (1 team per topic) who can commit to working from the 16th to the 21st. If you would like to take part in the STN Challenge this year, give me three reasons why in your required blog topic for this week. Why should you be on one of the teams?
If you do not want to take part in the challenge, tell me about a time in which you were challenged to do something difficult. Did you have to learn about something new? Did you have to learn a new skill like cooking for the first time? Think back to a time when you were asked to do something difficult and it was a challenge for you. How did it turn out? List the three reasons why it was a challenge and how it turned out.
For this week's blog post, I'd like you to think back to a time when you had to do something that you thought was going to be easy but when you actually did it, you found out it was harder to do after all. I'll give you an example. When I first started taking pictures I thought it was all about just pointing and clicking. You see something you like and you take a picture of it right? Well, it can be that easy if all you do is keep your settings on the auto mode. But if you want to REALLY learn how to take good pictures, you need to get off of auto mode and move to manual mode. Doing that was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I had to learn about ISO settings, aperture and of course, shutter speed. All of those things work together to properly compose a shot. Set one of those settings too high or too low, and your picture won't be properly exposed. What's something that you thought was going to be easy but in reality, was a lot harder to do? Don't forget, you need to back it up with three reasons why you feel that way. Good luck!
Now that we've returned from our Kokee Camp, what were your top three memorable moments from this past weekend? Remember that it has to be in the same constructed response format of 5 paragraphs.
Here is that video I talked about in class today....
Here is the link to that photography contest I also talked about.
I currently teach Advanced Media Production, Beginning Media Production, the Yearbook Class, two Intro to Computing - iPad Classes, and I am also the school's technology coordinator. You can say I wear many hats here at CKMS!