Capston Final

Yesterday after our moving up ceremony, we had to go down to our presenting spaces and we had to present to the audience. My mom told me that a trick was if I am feeling a little nervous, I should just pretend that everyone is naked and then it would not be so scary. Before I presented, I was pretty scared and was sweating a lot but when I was presenting, It wasn’t scary at all and I even enjoyed presenting my slifdeshow. This trick really helped me. I presented my capstone fourth. I hope lots of people liked my presentation. After I was done with my presentation, I was really happy that I presented and I was really proud of myself. In conclusion, I really enjoyed doing this project and I am looking forward to the next one.

Answering Main Inquiry Question

At the begining of the capstone process, we had to pick out our topic. I chose cell phone addiction because I am addicted to my cell phone and I wanted to see how to help myself. I also chose cell phone addiction because I thought it would be fun to study cell phone addiction. Then we had to fill out a document called “Capstone Search Terms” and we had to find useful databases and search terms. After that, we had to use our databases and we had to get research from our databases. After we finished all of our research, we thought if we wanted to do a ingnite presentation or a ted talk presentation. I chose ted talk because I didn’t want to be pressured. with the time part. I put most of my research in my script. The rest of my research went to my other blog post, CAPSTONE LEFTOVERS. After I finished my script, I had to memerize all of my script. Then I made little notecards that say the first few words of each box and I was just practicing from their. I practiced to my mom and brother and dad so much. I had so much fun throught my process and hope other people also loved it.

 

CAPSTONE LEFTOVERS

An average user checks his phone at least 110 times a day!

3 quarters of the students would rather forget their wallet than forget their phone!

Something is very addictive about the ping of a text.

All of the online addiction is causing more bullying.

There is a class that costs $705 and  all of the kids just sit there and are quietly scrolling, playing, or texting someone. Why would someone waist all that money so they could do something else and they will get no benefit.

Phubbing=The act of ignoring someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention to them.

Jeffrey buttler is a native californian who was born in silicon valley. Graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science. Software engineer.

Women is walking outside with 2 year old son and they are waiting for bus. Woman pulls out phone and starts playing games. Suddenly, hears loud crack, looks in the direction of the crack and finds son laying down bleeding because bus ran him over. Tried to bring to the hospital in time but to much blood left from his body. This only left the women weeping on the sidewalk.

Capstone Interveiw and SIte visit

On Thursday May 24th, 2018, I did my expert interview. There was a dude named Johnny and he was a very nice dude. He answered all twenty of my questions and for each question, he explained even more than I wanted to though for some questions he couldn’t answer them. I copy and pasted all of the questions into a survey and I made some of the answers multiple choice. I also made some of the answers short response. Some student interns that came to our school took the survey and chloe(student intern) sent it to some of her friends so I am going to have a lot of surveys completed. Right now I have six surveys completed so I am on a good track right now(Atleast I think I am). I am thinking about my site visit now and I am thinking I should either go to a resturant and take notes on how many people were on their phones and if it was only adults or if it was kids or if it was adults and kids. I will also try to guess their ages and see the most popular age that are on their phones. I might also go to a food court and take notes there. I think that the food court will be better because there will probably be more people at the food court.

Capstone

Capstone is a project where you work independantly on a topic you really enjoy working on. Capstone is passion project times two. How did we come up with our questions? We thought about our topic and we tried to find questions all around the topic. We had to grade our questions on a rubric. We were aiming for a three or a four. When I graded it, I thought my question was a four. We are starting our Capstone in the middle of our passion project because then we won’t have enough time to finish our capstone before the year ends. Most of the work is done in school. Very little work is done at home. First, you have to pick your topic. Then you have to pick a main inquiry question and some sub questions. My main inquiry question is,Why has cell phone use grown so quickly and how could we stop humans from being addicted to cell phones. My sub questions are who created the first cell phone and what inspired the person to do it, how long will cell phones be in use, how much time do humans need for one day on a cell phone, and finally why are cell phone apealing to humans.

At first, I had no idea at all what to do for capstone so that made me freak out and get scared alot. Our teacher said that our capstone could be our passion project topic, but your capstone has to include more information. Why is it so hard to just come up with the questions? It is hard because you start with a poster and you have to brainstorm as many questions as possible. I found questions together with a partner and we got eight altogether. I think I will be presenting with google slides.