Interview – Capstone #4

Hi everyone,

About a week ago I did my interview with Dan Cosley, he is an Associate Professor, Information Science at Cornell. I think that I learned a lot from him and I thought he would be a good person to interview because I found an article he worked on, here is the link to the article: https://www.cis.cornell.edu/cornell-research-study-shows-how-snapchat-changing-way-we-share-information. This article also helped me come up with my main inquiry question. Here are the questions I asked:

  • How is Snapchat a different way of communicating?
  • Has Snapchat affected other communication apps and why?
  • What part of this app do people like best and what is the reason for this?
  • Is Snapchat just a temporary app/thing or do you think it will become the next iMessage?
  • What section of the app do people find most useful for communicating and why is it useful?
  • How do people use Snapchat to advertise?
  • What has helped Snapchat become so popular?
  • How do kids express themselves and communicate at the same time  through Snapchat?
  • Does Snapchat advertise on other social media platforms, which ones and why?
  • What kind of app would you consider Snapchat?

If I could do my interview with him over again I think that I would ask him questions that he would be able to answer more because some of my questions he wasn’t able to answer. My favorite question that I asked was “How is Snapchat a different way of communicating?” I liked this question because it was very powerful and there wasn’t one single response. There were a bunch of different things that contributed to answering this question and he left it for me to wrap it all up. Overall I am very happy with the interview I did and I think it went very well.

 

Interview – Capstone #3

Hello Everyone,

About two weeks ago I did my interview for Capstone. Just incase you forgot my topic is Snapchat. I interviewed Parker Collins, a digital community manger. She worked with social media as part as her work. We did the Interview over Facetime and I asked her ten questions, here they are:

  1. Which communication apps do you use the most? Why? 
  2. Which communication app do you use the most professionally? Why?
  3. How do you use Snapchat to help you with your job?
  4. What part of Snapchat helps you the most?
  5. Has the new update affected your work and if so, how?
  6. Why do you feel Snapchat is so popular?
  7. I looked up the demographics information for SnapChat and read that most users are between 18 and 34, but I know that most of my friends and my brothers’ friends use SnapChat. What accounts for that?
  8. What good things have come from using Snapchat?
  9. Has Snapchat ever crashed, the app on your device or the service itself, and if so what happened (restart work,didn’t upload a story, etc.)?
  10. What kind of attention does Snapchat draw to what you are advertising?

I think that this interview really benefit me because I learned a lot. I learned most about when she starting talking about how Snapchat and how it is an app that is in the moment. I really enjoyed hearing her answers because I had started to think about the questions and how I would answer the questions, then hearing her answers to the questions made me think about the question in deeper thought. Overall I think that I learned a lot from my interview and I think it went very well.

 

 

Ellis Island Feild Trip

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Today my grade and I went to Ellis Island! We left at around seven and when we got there we took a ferry to the actuall Ellis Island. We got off and looked around we went to a couple of exhibits. Then we met our tour guide. We walked up some stairs to the great hall and took two of the tests the immigrants had to take, the physical part and the legal part. We walked around a little bit more than we went into a movie room. Their we watched a short film about what the immigrants went through when they got to Ellis Island and a little bit about the boat ride. I enjoyed this because the narrators were immigrants themselves. We ate lunch and walked around outside a bit to take pictures of the building, Statue of Liberty, etc. Next we went to the third floor and learned a little more about the inspection and looked at some other exhibits. We went back on a ferry and drove by the statue of liberty, I took a lot of pictures of it. Then we went back on the bus back home. Overall I think that this trip was pretty fun. I definitely learned a lot more about Ellis Island, Immigrants, living conditions, etc. It was very cool seeing everything the immigrants went through. This trip was interesting and pretty fun!

5th Grade Peruvian Trip

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Today my Spanish teacher Senior Johnson took all the fifth grade classes went to a Peruvian Restaurant. We ate at tables with a few of our classmates with us and we ate family style. The Restaurant was called Pollo a La Brasa Misti, it was in Portchester. The dishes that were served were Pollo Saltado, (Chicken) Lomo Saltado, (Meat and Rice) Tallarin Saltado de Carne, (Meat and Noddles) Pescado Al Ajo, (Fish) Ensalada de Verduras, (Salad) and Chicha Morada. (drink) It thought that the food was ok overall. I think I would have enjoyed it more if the food didn’t come out as quickly because as soon as I put food on my plate it seemed like another dish was already coming out. Even thought the food wasn’t great I still really like the experience and thought it was super fun! My favorite part about the trip was trying all the different food and my favorite foods were probably the Lomo Saltado. (Meat and Rice) I probably won’t go back to this restaurant, but I think that is just my opinion. Overall I really liked this trip and would recommend it to anyone wanting to try something new!

Choosing My Main Inquiry Questions and Sub Questions – Capstone #2

As you all know my grade started a project called Capstone. For Capstone, we need to have a main question that will drive our research along with sub questions that will help us answer our main question. When I was coming up with my main inquiry question my teacher shared a document with me about a study Cornell did on Snapchat. This article was called “Cornell Research Study Shows How Snapchat is Changing The Way we Share Information.” Once I read this I knew that something like that article would make a great inquiry question. I wrote it down on a separate Document and started to Revise until I thought it was the best question it could be. When I was choosing my sub questions I kept looking back to my main question to help jog ideas as to what sub questions would help me answer my main question and what is everyone talking about when it come to Snapchat. So my inquiry question is, In what ways is Snapchat changing the way we share information and are there going to be any additional add – ons to improve communicating through Snapchat? These are my sub questions

  • How is Snapchat a different way of communicating?
  • Why do people like this form of communicating better?
  • Has the new Snapchat update made it harder for people to communicate?
  • What are Snapchats next plans?
  • What is Snapchat planning to add on to the app next?

These are all of my questions!

 

Where I’m From Poem

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Around two weeks ago my classmates and I were assigned a poem project. It is called Where I’m from. This is a type of poem where you talk about different things about your life. I decided to use a website my teacher recommended to me. This website is where they give you a template and you fill it out . I generates a poem and you can print it out. I used this then kept revising it so it was an awesome poem. Once we finished the poem we illustrated it and memorized it. If we didn’t memorize it that was ok, but I decided it would be a good idea. We picked out an image of something that has to do with our poem, or you could have just picked a colorful background. I choose a colorful background. We recorded ourselves in front of a green screen and then inserted the image behind us. Why don’t you check out my poem:

Choosing a Topic – Capstone #1

Hello everyone,

In fith grade at my school we do something called Capstone. Capstone is something where you pick a topic, come up with questions, do an interview and other stuff like that, then once you have your information we put together some kind of digital presentation and present it to a lot of different people.  My class started choosing our topic’s. We answered some questions, came up with more than one topic and narrowed down the topics to two. I have narrowed my topic’s down to Snapchat and Dō. For those who don’t know Snapchat is an app that allows you to take pictures of things and you can add filters then send them to your friends. Dō is a shop in NYC. It serves edible cookie dough, it also has ice cream. I think I am going to do Dō because I think it is interesting and it will be a good learning experience. I am excited to be doing this project and can’t wait to get started!

Edit: Hi guys, so after more consideration I decided to do Snapchat. I decided to do Snapchat because I will learn more from it and if I were to do Dō there wouldn’t be a good amount of information about it. I think I know what my inquiry question is, but I am not 100% sure.

Coding – #4

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Today I will be talking about coding again. This was my last coding project. I used Scratch this time because I had to. I made my first game on scratch. I decided to do a classic game. Apples falls from the sky and you need to catch them in the bowl. The apples come from all different directions. The way to move the bowl from side to side is by using the arrow keys. To go right click the right arrow, to go left click the left arrow. I think it is fun and turned out well. This was an awesome experience because I felt like I could ad my own special touches to it. I loved this whole unit because it was fun and I learned a lot from it. Why don’t you try my game out for yourself:

“How to Make French Toast” – Ignite

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Last week my classmates and I were assigned to do something called an Ignite. An Ignite is a series of slides that are each 15 seconds. In a traditional Ignite would be five minutes, but we decided to only make ours be one minute and forty five seconds because it was our first time. The goal of an Ignite is to tell a story. For this assignment we had to tell a story about us. We could also do it on a thing we like or things we don’t like. I decided to do mine on how to make french toast. There we seven slides. The fist and last one were already decided because they have to be the tittle slide and the closing slide that left me with five slides to work with. I broke down making french toast into five steps. I made it while taking pictures to put in the slide show. The next day I put the pictures on the slides and wrote something like a script. I was worried that if I wrote a script I would go over time so I wrote a short bit about each of the steps in the speaker notes and tweaked it until I found something that sounded good, was not to long or to short and something relativity easy to memorize since we were only given a week to do this project. Today I presented, I was very hesitant and first, but then I just went for it. During the beggining of the Ignite I was nervous, but as I went a long I think I got less nervous and it started to sound better. Here why don’t you check it out for yourself:

Debate Unit

A little while ago my fellow classmates and I started a unit in reading, it was debate. We were already in in reading groups soon our reading groups would become our debate groups. Every group decided on a topic my group decided to do, Should We Drink Tap or Bottled Water? After this everyone did research on the pros of water bottles and the con of them. We did the same thing with tap water. Once we did a little research we decided who would be on the tap water side of the argument and who would be on the bottled water side of the debate. My group consisted of Avery, Dani, Barbara and Hana. We where the only five person group which meant one side of the argument would have three people on it while the other side only had two people on it. Even after doing research everyone in my group wanted to do bottled water except Barbara. I decided that I would be on tap water with Barbara. We also wanted the teams to be fair. Once we were in our groups we did even more research, but this time only pros of the topic you are doing and con of the other topic.  We did a practice debate and it went well. We collected pictures to make our debate stronger. Barbara my debate partner went on vacation a week early, which meant I didn’t have a partner. So Hana was kind enough to switch over to my side of the debate. We had to regroup a little and I had to teach her a couple of things, but it wasn’t that hard. We did our formal debate yesterday. I think it went pretty well, but we could have done better. Why don’t check it out for yourself:

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