June 20

Capstone #7

After I presented to the camera and to Ms. Franchini I felt really good because I had a real audience.  During both I forgot a few sentences. I thought I did very well and people asked great questions. When I present  to the parents I will try to not repeat the sentences. I thought I did very well because I had lots of expression. I think I did better with the camera. Here is my Ted talk.

June 14

Capstone #6

Preparing for the presentation was easy and fun. When I practiced I always had someone there to help me and give me feedback. Sometimes I will video myself reading my script so I can watch it and see where I need to work the most. My biggest obstacle was memorizing the 8th slide. Memorizing the slide was so hard because I kept on revising it and memorizing new sentences. I had to memorize new content over and over. I overcame this obstacle by only practicing this one slide. I have been practicing with Eli a lot. When I shared my presentation with the class, I was told I had great pace and eye contact.

June 6

Capstone #5

During the capstone process I learned so much. There are a lot of techniques in interviewing in sports broadcasting and other topics. One technique is to ask follow up questions. Follow up questions are good because they help understand the topic of each question more. To  most people asking follow up questions is very easy but in reality sports broadcasting is very hard.

Sports broadcasters have to practice a lot during the main and off season to remember peoples’ names and stats. In the off season, sports broadcasters need to read a lot of articles and learn about teams and players in order to always have something to speak about during games.

When writing a script, broadcasters don’t want to state fact after fact, they want to make a story. Sports broadcasters should have good transitions between what is happening in the game and what outside information they have learned. In writing a script you don’t want to use pronouns.

In researching as a sports broadcaster, you need to site your sources because if you write or say something and someone does not believe that it is true a sports broadcaster can give them the source you got it from. sports broadcasters also need to site your sources so you know were you got the information and you can go back and learn more. Sports broadcasters site there sources to give credit to the writer.


June 3

Science #2

In our Science groups today we mixed 4 different thing, they were  colored Sugar with all of these, Vinegar, oil, and water. First we had to color the sugar, we did this by taking food color and put two drops into the sugar. then we got all of the liquid. Our solvent was all of the liquid and the solute is the sugar. I wonder if you have liquid and a solid is the solid always the solute and the liquid is always the solvent.

My hypothesis for the sugar with oil was “If we mix oil and  colored sugar then the colored sugar will dissolve quickly because the oil is very dense. I think the oil will turn darker.” To find the results we had to mix it 20 times. We realized all of the  colored sugar sank to the bottom.

Then we mixed colored sugar and water. My hypothesis was if we mix water and sugar then the sugar will dissolve. It will dissolve slowly because the water is not dense. The water will change color.” The results were the sugar dissolved and the color of the water changed.  my hypothesis was correct.

Then we mixed colored sugar with the vinegar.  My hypothesis was “If we mix sugar and and vinegar then the sugar will stay at the top and change color.” The results were most of the sugar dissolved but it colored the water. So my hypothesis was partly correct.

May 29

Capstone #4

For my site visit I will be visiting the Bloomberg radio set. My dad will take me to it. i am going to see a podcast set up and a TV studio. I will be taking the tour with Scott Soshnick. I was able to get in touch wit him because of my dad. The set is in New York City.

At the site visit I got to look at a TV set and 2 live podcast rooms. in the TV set they had a lot of cameras and a telegrapher in the podcast room, the had lots of machines for the producer and mikes and headphones and lots of computers. I got to record a live podcast here it is https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/BLM3800589526?selected=BLM3623543950.


I think this site visit went really well. I learned so much. This help a lot because I new what the mind set is and now I know how they put it into action..


May 27


In class we are reading Refugee By Alan Gratz . In Refugee there are 3 main characters Josef, Isabel, Mahmoud’s. There are lots of shifts of power and I will be telling you about some.

In Josef section power is shifts by the captain and workers had it at first but then Josef and some other people were going to the bridge and taking hostages because they did not want to go back to Germany. One more power shift is that it was a normal town until Hitler came and took all of the Jews t contractions camps..This is a power shift because the people had the freedom and then Hitler took all of it.

In Isabel’s story  power shifts from at first when Castro had all of the power then the rioting took his power away. Then later on the storm took the power because the engine would not start and they were stranded out in the middle of the ocean.  The power also shifted when they left Cuba because everyone got really happy to be free. The power went down when the tanker got in there way because now there engine would not start and they had to get out of the way for the big tanker.

In Mahmoud’s section, in the beginning the Syrian Government had all of the power. Then later on Mahmoud’s power went up when he saved Wallieed from the gun shots. Then the smugglers had the power when they kept on saying the boat would be ready tomorrow. Mahmoud felt powerful when they were leaving on the dingie. Then the ocean took power when Mahmoud and his Mom were drowning. Mahmoud re-gained power when he found the life vest of the died man. Then the power went down when the taxi driver pointed a gun at them and told them they had to leave. Then the power went even further down when they were taken to jail because the could not cross the boarder.

May 22

Capstone #3

For my first interview I will be talking to Tracy Wolfson. Tracy Wolfson is a sideline reporter for CBS, a TV network. For second interview I will be talking to Zach Klein. Zach Klein is a reporter for WSB, a TV network in Atlanta. I was able to get in touch with Tracy and Zach because my mom is friends with both of them. I will conduct the interview over the phone. I am hoping Tracy and Zach will be able to answer the first six questions because they are my sub questions.

In the interview with Tracy she answered all my questions plus some follow up question. What stood out to me the most was when Tracy said she does not really practice and learns a lot by doing it more. I also learned you never want to back anything down. They could ask you to broadcast a sport that you never watched but you still want to do it.

In the interview with Zach he answered all of my questions plus some follow up questions. I learned that you need to have good relationships with players, coaches, agents, and the office of the team. You need to have these relationships so that you can have better interviews with the team about the game and life. I also learned in the studio you have lots of graphics and thing to stand in front of but on the field you only have the real field and players.

Both interviews went very smooth and I learned so much. I think that they both helped me a lot because most books or websites, etc could not tell me about personal story or what they do.

May 8

capstone #1,2

For capstone I choose to study sports broadcasting. I choose this topic because I always wondered what it would be like to be a broadcaster. It was a little hard to choose my topic because at first I wanted to do baseball gloves I never thought about broadcasting but now I did not like baseball gloves as much as I did so I thought about sports broadcasting. We have to come up with five sub questions about the topic and a main question. This was hard for me because I wanted to learn so much a bout sports broad casting but I had to choose one main idea. The main question I choose What techniques do sport broadcasters use to make games more interesting. My  sub questions are:

Do sport broadcasters practice what they say and how?

Is broadcasting different if you are in the booth or on the field?

How are the techniques of each broadcaster different?

Do broadcasters always broadcast the same sport and why?

What do you have to study are there college courses to be a broadcaster?

I will be reading books and websites and watching  videos and interviews. I will do my research by reading books and websites and watching videos and conducting interviews.

April 30

Stock market #6

This week it will finish my slide show. It will show both interview, 3 of the most important interview questions, how to read and trade stocks. It will be the last thing I need to do. I have learned a lot from doing this project. The most important thing I learned was that something as small as the stock market can teach you so much. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fduih9GTrlEiXk33j63McNmFP0_mTR8ofR5sN65RfGA/edit#slide=id.p