Capstone Reflection

These past 6 weeks we have been doing our capstone project. Capstone has taught me a lot and I learned a lot of things from capstone for the future. One thing I have learned from capstone is managing my time. Before capstone we had another project and I did not manage my time I waited a little to start the slide show. Also capstone has taught me what proper search terms are in the beginning of capstone I was searching questions. By the end of capstone I was searching proper search terms. Capstone was a great experience for me and if I didn’t have this experience I would not be able to handle being in middle school. These past 6 weeks has taught me a lot of things I can use for the future for projects and speaking in front of an audience.

Presenting Capstone

Yesterday we presented our Capstones! It felt so good to finally present them!  I presented in my classroom. Right before I was really nervous my heart was beating fast my hands were shaking.  Right before I said the first word I looked at my friend nervous. Right when I felt like I was going to laugh I started speaking. While I was talking I did not feel nervous anymore. When I started speaking it felt like I didn’t have anything to worry about. I felt like I went I little to fast, but not so fast. Once I started I felt like it was already over. Once I finished it felt good to be over. Once I sat down I thought I went to fast and I messed up so I asked my friend who said I did just fine. Then I stopped doubting myself and thought I did a good job. I was really proud of myself!

Here is my capstone presentation!

Site Visit and Interview

As it says in my other post I am researching on my Capstone project on Apple Inc. I needed to have a site visit at an Apple store or a place related to Apple and an interview with someone who works there. It was easy to get a site visit and an interview.

This weekend I had my site visit at the Apple Store in Greenwich. When I went I observed on what was happening at the store at the store at that time. Also I observed what all the products and services they offer and I took pictures. People were sitting at tables with phones. The people working there helped the crowd and showed them iPhones and iPads. I took pictures as notes including pictures of computers, beats, speakers, iPhones and a tooth brush.

On Monday I had my interview with my uncle, Tracey who works for Apple and lives in Florida. My interview was over FaceTime. We talked for around 30 minutes I asked all different questions about Apple Inc. I ask him questions that are related to my main question “how did Apple’s products improve people’s everyday life from when they did not have Apple to now?” and then other questions about Apple. It was very exciting to have my interview and site visit I learned new things about Apple and their products that helps me understand more about Apple.

Capstone- Choosing a Main Inquiry Question and Choosing Sub Questions

For my capstone after I chose my topic I had to make my main question and sub questions. My main question is “How did Apple inc improve people’s everyday life to now?” I thought that would be a interesting question and a fun question to.  This question is not about the technology, but it is not really all about the company it is about people and the company and the technology. My sub questions are is the design for Apple inc phones better than other phones? Why was Apple inc created? What does apple build of off when they are building something? How often does the technology change? How many times does a ipad iphone or computer take before it is right? I think these sub questions are good sub questions because they can help me with my research and I think they will help me for my main question. How I think my sub questions will help me with my main question is my sub question will help me find more information for my main question.