I just got into my first few technology classes at the Scarsdale middle school, yes I am In the Scarsdale middle school now in 6th grade. The first day we discussed the expectations and projects and we are going to make and the tools we are going to use. The second day we went over safety precautions, it was kind of scary because Mr. Calvert explained accidents that have happened in the past where someone got hurt. I will try to be careful while using the machines. The third day we did a challenge to find clues to unlock a bin with goggles inside with a team to improve teamwork it was very fun. The lock got jammed so we couldn’t unlock it but we still found code to unlock the lock. And the forth day we got introduced to the blogs we will have to make over the course of the quarter. I am excited to continue technology and share the projects that I make on my blog.
My class has done a lot of podcasts. Podcasting is like another way to tell a story or information, podcasting is really fun but challenging my partner is Jason. We’ve done 2 podcasts together and are working on our 3rd. There are some different steps to making podcasts, I will give a brief run through of all the steps.
- Come up with a topic
- Come up with a script
- Start practicing
- Start recording
- Get editing
- Upload the episode to where all the class episodes are
Now you know about our podcasts
Using Adobe Spark is fun because like wevideo it does similar things but it gives you template options. For example you can choose to do a poster or a video it has posters the size instagram has you post and the same with twitter and facebook. It’s also fun to use because I can choose depending on the template I can choose a picture or video to put in my poster or video from my downloads or the free photos and videos on adobe spark. And it saves automatically! So I don’t have to take a minute to save it I know a minute is not a lot of time but a second is less time than a minute. You should try Adobe Spark some time soon to make your next video. (or click on this link)
Making the video was harder than it looked. There were a lot of steps. First, I had to get the photos and video clips off my phone and on to a computer. It was tricky because they were large files – it took a long time. Then I had to select the ones I was going to use in the final video and put them in the right order. I also wanted there to be a title slide and music to go with my video – that took more time too. I ended using music that is available on iMovie.
One of the hardest parts was croping videos to make sure it looked and sounded good. Adding the music was also hard. Beacuse the timing had to be “on the dot”. It took a bunch of tries to get it until I was happy with it. In my video I used a combination of still photo, time lapse video and normal speed video to help make it interesting.
The video is 2 minutes and 36 seconds long. It shows me building the machine, couple of the my fails (NOT ALL) and then a successful run. In the end, I am happy with the final product because it met my expectations.