My spark video #4

For my spark video on immigration, I will be interviewing Charlotte Vermeer ( my mom). She had a very different experience than the people did who were on the boat to Ellis Island. She boarded onto a plane at KLM instead of boarding or getting onto a small boat. Her experience was in a more modern time than in the olden times. She felt excited but she also felt sad to leave her childhood home and all her friends and family. She was excited to see her new house in Scarsdale but sad to leave her old one in Holland. I had fun working on the Spark video.

reflection on whole project #5

The immigration project was awesome I learned so much about my mom immigrating to the us from Holland.  My favorite part of the project was doing the interview, I especially like this part because the learn the most information such as: why did you immigrate? or did you choose to immigrate somewhere else?  My least favorite part was writing all the notes I do not like this portion at all really, the reason for that is because in my opinion when the person who your interviewing talks very fast then it might struggle you with keeping up.

The thing that I like about spark video is that it is a very flexible website in other words it lets you do lots of things that you may not be able to do on other websites like we video, But on spark you can do things like pick themes, you can even not only do videos but you can also make menus, Instagram posts and much more!

A struggle for me was getting all my blog posts done in time or on the chosen due date but eventually I got all of it done in time.

I would like to thank my teacher and my mom for helping me with this project.








The interview #2

My interview gave me lots of information from the interview I learned lots about her experience.  My favorite part of the interview was asking the Questions and listening to the descriptive answers but the part that was not my favorite or the thing that I did not enjoy that much was taking notes I did not enjoy this portion of the interview as much as I did with the other parts is because in my opinion taking notes slows we down and I would like to get all the information as I can.  I loved doing this interview I learned that it was a very interesting experience being a immigrant.



preparing for the spark video #3

For my spark video I will have to prepare, I will need backup ideas just incase one idea does not work out. I will also need an outline of the design, in the out line there will be my photos and quotes I will be putting in my video.  My video is going to be about the experience of my mom when she immigrated.  Spark video is a resource that you put in the design and the website makes the video for you.  I will be inserting the questions and answers of my interview into the spark video.  Also in spark video I will also be inserting photos and videos from Holland.  In the spark video you can insert a post it is a customized advantage of adobe spark, I like this part because you can make the post whatever you want and be as creative with it as you can.  that is not the only thing you can do you can also you can make menus, comic strips and even magazines I am really excited to do my spark video!

Preparing for Immigration Interview #1

I am interviewing my mom and I am very excited to do this interview about immigrants because it is a very serious topic. I think I will get lots of information out of the interview that I can use for different times in my life. My mom emigrated from Europe to America (New York) and I am interested to hear her story about how she came to America.

Here are tools that I will need for the interview:  my phone and charger to record the interview on, a notebook to take notes, a pen and pencil, my interview questions.

Preparing for the interview: I will read about the Netherlands at the time that my mom left in order to get more information about the culture of Holland because I think I need a foundation to start off my interview.

Schedule: I will be doing my interview on Sunday, April 7th, in the afternoon so that we can have time to talk about her experience.

I feel confident about this interview because I know a piece of my mom’s story of how she emigrated. I think it will go smoothly and well.

here is a link to my interview questions

Interview questions