Thinking Book: June 7

Book: Vampire Academy

Author: Richelle Mead

Genre: Drama/Fantasy

If I choose a side, I would choose the Moroi side.

Twitdraw of my thinking

Thinking book: May 31

Book: Vampire Academy

Author: Richelle Mead

Genre: Drama/Fantasy

Glogster: Book Review

My Favourite Photos

1st image: Robin on Take off

I chose this image because I loved the way the robin was about to fly, and it showed the wings blurry to show movement. I think this photo sends a message to the audience that says: You have freedom to do anything you wish. I think that is the message because it shows the robin taking of to fly, and flying sort of represents freedom, and because the bird had no hurry. I chose the camera angle to be straight across to the robin, except the angle was diagonally.  I took the picture under the shade, so light would not reflect of the lens and get lens flare. The focus was on the robin, but particularly on the wings of the bird, to show the force of momentum. The position, is used by the rule of thirds, I put the robin 1/3 to the bottom and to the right.

2nd image: Crows on a Wire

This is one of my favourite photos, too because the crows are not a real silhouette, but it sort of looks like it because of their coal-black feathers. The message this picture I think is sending to other people is that “It’s okay to stand out.” I chose this message because the crows represent objects that stand out because are big and black, so it’s sort of hard to miss. The camera angle was distant and was at a slant upwards, so you are seeing more of the bottom of the crows. The lighting was natural, and was mid-bright because if it was really bright, you would see a silhouette of the birds. The focus was more to the crow on the left, when that one was sharp and the other was harder to see all the details of the bird. The position was the rule of thirds, but the left crow was a bit off, compared to the other bird.

3rd image: Tree Branch

I chose this image because the branch was really focused on, so the background was out of focus and made the background appear with different colours of green. This message is harder to recall then the others, but the best estimate would probably be “Try to make your life as colourful as possible,” because the different colours of green make that appear in your head, because some people think there is only 1 color of something. The camera angle is straight upwards, so the branch was sticking out, and the leaves would be upwards, too. The lighting was dim, because I was in the shade when I took the photo, so the picture appeared a bit darker then it seemed. The focus was on the tree branch, so the surrounding would be blurred. The position of objects, just like the rest, was based on the rule of thirds. The tree was on the to points on the left.

Special: PEDs at School

Electronics at school

Hello everybody, I am so glad to be here. Today I am going to talk about electronics at school. Have you ever herd sounds like “Click, click, tap, tap, ding!” in the classroom? No, because electronic devices in the classroom are banned. But have you ever thought that these handhelds can be used for learning purposes?  I think personal electronic devices should be allowed to use in school, because electronic handhelds are advantageous accessories in the school.

One of the great things of acquiring electronic devices such as iPods, Laptops, and cell phones  is that you have the Internet in the palm of your hands. You don’t have to get on that old school laptop that is snail-slow! Also, if you have the Internet in your hands, students can easily do their work. It’s like the perfect idea so far for schools! Plus, when you have these devices in hand, you can talk to a person across the room, or even other class, without disturbing other classmates. To include the final fact, with these Personal Electronic Devices (A.K.A. PEDs) you can easily grab it and go on the Internet within 1 minute, when those slow laptops usually take 5 minutes. A big change, huh?

Another great thing is that we use these devices to privilege our learning at school, like doing our homework on Google documents, Our class website, twitter, and more. It helps us advance our learning 1 step above other classes. We also listen to music sometimes during silent time, which helps us concentrate by calming us students down. Music also for several kids in my class helps us learn. We can go on WordPress to post a new reading post on what you’re reading.  These accessories are very helpful for our learning, like saving trees when you use “Digital cue cards” or something like that, because using that energy actually is more environmentally friendly then using paper. You see, electronics at school are a very handy tool to have!

These machines also let us organize our thoughts, ideas, and might even not need all those un-portable school supplies, and just use our electronic handhelds! Then we won’t need those bulky, heavy backpacks and just bring a small, portable device! These devices help us organize ourself, instead of having all our stuff messy. We could even save the trees from cutting down a WHOLE tree for paper if we use PEDs instead. Maybe even digitize our tests to be Eco-friendly.

Some questions our class gets asked often are some like what if some students don’t have any device, or do they sometimes use their device to play games? Well, a fair amount of kids in my class have no handheld, including me, so we use our class laptops, even though their slower, they still happen to work well. If some students use their device to escape then expand from class, their are some consequences. Some people have used their device to play games, but they learned from that mistake and use their handhelds even wiser now. See, everyone makes mistakes, but people learn from it. I have to admit too, that I’m not a perfect person, even if you think of it.

Now what do you think about electronics in the classroom? Have you changed your mind about it being unacceptable? Or were you on my side all along? It’s a outstanding gadget to have in our class, and if we pass it on to the next generation, the next generation will be more that happy about adding these appliances to their school! Thanks for listening everyone, and I hope you have put two thoughts about this argument whether or not to have these PEDs in the classroom.

Thinking Book: May 25

Book: The Last Song

Author: Nicholas Sparks

Genre: Drama/Romance

I am still reading The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. (It’s a long book!) It’s about a 17-year-old girl named Veronica (Ronnie) that learns that family comes before fun. She visits her dad for the summer, when she wanted to stay in New York. (There is a secret reason, read the book to find out why) They go through many adventures during the summer, and Ronnie learns that her dad is more important then staying in New York.

My view about the book: I think this book is one of the best books I read. And I’ve read thousands of books. It’s not the best I’ve read, (If it was, it would be about doggies! Joking…) but it surely fascinates me. I enjoy drama books, and once in a while, Romance books.

Special: Dogs

Dogs

Glogster: My Dog Persuasive

Bitstrips:  Bitstrips for Schools: Dogs

Prezi: Dogs on Prezi

Thinking Book: May 17

Book: The Last Song

Author: Nicholas Sparks

Genre: Drama/Romance