I just finished my WeVideo for Capstone! I have worked on this video for weeks, and I am super happy I am finally finished with it.
Instead of recording my voice for each little clip, I recorded my voice in one. I had to re-record my voice so many times! I would make one small mistake, and then I would have to redo the entire thing! It got really annoying, but I have to admit, it was so worth it in the end when everything is all put together. Also a few weeks ago when I did one voice recording I messed up a lot, but still put it in. I also set up all my pictures with that recording. But today I re-recorded, and it sounds much better, and it wasn’t as hard to put in the pictures and everything, because all of my pictures were already uploaded.
Everybody in our grade will be presenting their Capstone to the school, and the parents. This means that the dead line is Friday. And so if I ever need to make adjustments to my video I still have some time, but the dead line is very soon.
I hope you enjoyed my blog post, if you did, come and check it out some other time!
If you haven’t already read my other capstone blog posts, I recommend doing that so you know where I left off, and you know what Capstone is. But anyways, today I’ll be talking about where I’m at with Capstone.
I have been doing a lot of research lately. Personally I think my topic is easier to research on then others, because there are so many website and books about fashion throughout the years. I have made a mini booklet and that’s where I put all my research. This booklet also lets me keep all my work super organized. It helps keep it organized, because I can make a small section for each of my sub questions. And I have more than enough paper in my booklet.
The next step in my Capstone project is my interview, and site visit. For me finding this was easy because there are so many people who love fashion, and know a lot about it. And also for my site visit that was fairly simple to, because there are plenty of museums, and more than enough stores that I could go to. The person I will be interviewing is named Pam Hochstin. For my site visit I will be visiting the MetroPolitan Museum of art, because they recently opened a fashion exhibit.
Anyways I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Hope you come join me in my next post!
As you might’ve known from my last blog post, I’m doing a project called, Capstone. In case you don’t know what Capstone is then let me explain. Capstone is this huge project, and you can choose any topic you want to research on. Now that you have had that small recap, I’m going to update you on what I have been doing.
My original topic was, how fashion has changed throughout the century. But then I thought to myself, it needs to sound fancier, because then more people will be interested in it… And then it hit me! The evolution of fashion! It is technically the same thing, but it just sounds fancier, and cooler.
After I did that I had to make a graphic organizer with my main inquiry question, and sub questions. This was pretty hard. I found this hard because I was having trouble with making them related to my main inquiry questions.
Capstone will definitely be a complicated project, but in the end it will be 100% worth it! Hope you tune in on my capstone #3!
My grade and I are doing a project called, Capstone. I assume you don’t know what Capstone is so let me explain. Capstone is a fun project where students get to pick a topic they’re interested in, research it, make a slideshow, and present it to other people! Oh and I forgot to mention, it’s the biggest project of the year, wait, not just the year… It’s the biggest project you’ll ever do at elementary school!
So the first thing you have to do for this project is find a topic your interested in. Personally for me this was very hard. I mean, I’m interested in lots of things, but did I really want to do them, or is it to hard to research on? I always asked myself this, and some ideas I had was, the history of Netflix, how technology is taking over our world, seeing eye dogs, apple products, and more. And all of a sudden, “WAM!” It hit me right in the head! (Not literally of course) Fashion! I could do it on fashion! But then the problem came, that’s to broad of an idea… It had to be a little more specific… AHAH! How fashion has changed over the century! Perfect!
The next thing I had to do was tell everyone about my amazing idea, and I had to make a poster board, and think of a main question. When I was thinking of a question, I was like, “Oh please… this will be easy to think of a question! I can just add a has to it. Now it is how has fashion changed over the century!” And I thought I was genius. But no… It’s much much harder to think of a question then you would think. I mean, it’s been a week and I still don’t have a main question! Oh, wait, nobody made a question yet… But I’m making a small poster on questions to help me think.
Anyways, if you enjoyed this blog post, you’ll enjoy my next, so tune in next time! BYE!
As you might’ve known from my last blog posts, I have an immigration project and I’m interviewing my babysitter, Edith, and she’s from Mexico. Now that you’ve had that tiny little recap, let’s get down to business…
Since I already interviewed her, it’s time to talk about the challenging things I faced, the things I found easy, and some more!
Let’s start with things that I found hard/challenging… Well I don’t think you know this, but I also have to make a video, about the project, and what’s hard about this is writing the script. You might be thinking, it’s just a script it’s the easiest thing ever! But your wrong. Your very… Very… Wrong… It took me about a bajillion hours! Ok, that’s an exaggeration… It really only took me and hour and thirty minutes. But as long as it’s a great script, it’s worth it. Anyways, what’s also hard is the video itself. For example, it has to be four minutes, and it’s hard to make each slide exactly how I want it.
Ok, enough complaining! Now let’s talk about the things I found fairly simple! Well what I find pretty simple is actually writing these blog posts. I know… I know… Your probably thinking, if it’s hard to write a script, then how is it not hard to write a blog post? Well that’s a question I don’t have an answer to… But anyways, I found interviewing Edith was also pretty easy.
Anyways hope you enjoyed my post! If you did come check it out next time, BYE!
As you might’ve remembered, last time I was here with you, we discussed things like, the person I’m interviewing, some questions, and a couple more things.
I interviewed Edith a few days ago. And as I said in the other post, she has trouble speaking English sometimes. So when I interviewed her, she was stumbling over lots of words. I can’t think of any words from the top of my head, but I had to help her a lot. Also, because of this, when she was answering questions, she wasn’t that descriptive, but we made it work. But also, when I asked her even my most open ended questions, she wasn’t even that open ended! She would also go into topics that weren’t even close to related to the question!
Overall the interview went great! I really enjoyed working with her. My babysitter and I are really close, she’s been babysitting me since I was two. But what I’m trying to say is that, I know A LOT about her, but she was saying things that barely anyone knew about her, which I really enjoyed.
I’m excited to keep going with this project! And tune in for the next post! BYE!
So far, the immigration project has been going pretty well… I haven’t done much yet, but so far I got somebody to interview, and wrote some questions for them to answer.
To be honest, finding somebody was pretty hard. I asked both my parents if they knew anybody who immigrated to America. They each said no, and I thought I was doomed, and not going to be able to do the project. The next day I came to school, and I told all my friends about the project, and asked if they knew anybody I could interview. Surprisingly, there were a lot of them who said yes, and some of them were immigrants them selves! One of my friends said there babysitter was an immigrant, and that’s when it came to me… My babysitter!!! I totally forgot, she’s from Mexico. So as you can tell, I’m connected to this person because she’s my babysitter.
The person I’m interviewing is named Edith. She is from Mexico, but immigrated to America. She speaks Spanish, and English. She speaks very good English, but sometimes she can’t pronounce certain words like, ” throat” and other things. She still speaks a lot of Spanish. She speaks Spanish with her family, lots of friends, over the phone, and sometime’s when she is calling a doctor or something, she requests for a translator who speaks Spanish. someone who can speak Spanish.
I’m asking her questions I think she’ll be able to answer… For example a few questions I’m asking her is,”Why did you, and your family decide to leave?” Or, “If you still lived in Mexico what do you think it would be like now? And why?” Simple questions like that.
Anyway, hope you enjoyed my first immigration blog post. Until next time, bye!