Ignite Week: GO

My biggest takeaway from this week was my improvements in Go. I have learned strategy in Go that has improved my skill. It was a challenge to study Go as the school blocked almost all the websites about Go online. We had to use books instead of the internet to study. When using the internet we can search for anything and get a direct answer while when using books we cannot do this. We overcame this challenge by using books at school and listing out everything that we wanted to check online. When we got home we checked online and answered everything on our list. Overall, this project was finished but not successful. Next time we would go to the IT and see if we could get temporary permission to Go websites online instead of not saying anything about it and trying to resolve the issue by ourselves.

Project Capstone : AI

In the duration of this project I have written a rationale, made a PSA video and made a final presentation.

In the Define and Inquire phase we came up with compelling and supporting questions for a topic of our choice and researched them. During this phase we did a large amount of brainstorming. After changing 4 ideas I finally decided upon AI. After deciding on the broad topic of AI I began to narrow in on a specific part of AI. I chose to do economy because it would be most feasible and accomplishable. After this I came up with research questions. There are two types of research questions: compelling and supporting. The supporting questions revolve around the compelling question. After coming up with research questions we began to research on the questions. The questions provided a rough path of what we should research. At the end of research we should have amassed a sufficient understanding of our topic and answers to our research questions.

In the Develop and Plan phase we made a thesis, organized our research, and wrote our rationales. A large part of the thesis was transforming our compelling question into an assertive statement. Organizing research was finding the useful sources and information that would support our arguments. We then wrote sub-claims and planned the structure of our rationale. After writing the rough draft we added more detail and structure until it became a complete piece of writing albeit not edited. The next step was to edit the writing through feedback and pass a summative assessment. I edited my draft 3 times to pass the summative assessment.

In the Create and Improve phase we made storyboards, planned for our videos, and made our videos. The video was not to be a copy of our rationale. The main focus was on the call to action, empathy and informing people. I rearranged the facts I would use and focused more on the empathy part to create a connection. After I could create a connection with people I tried to execute the call to action. AI will be the cause for the loss of industries and high unemployment rate. Informing people of this would be able to trigger some form of empathy and also a sense of urgency. The call to action will dispel the sense of urgency as learning computer science will allow for people to find a job instead of being unemployed.

Some interesting things I learned about are: AI which helped me understand the future of AI along with its effects. For example, two facts that I learned in the duration of the unit are: 85% of jobs of todays learners have not yet been invented, and 47% of all jobs will be replaced by the year 2030. This helped me better understand the future of computer science, and its importance. Before this project I was already interested in AI. Through this project I learned more and communicated the importance of AI.

Learning about AI through the capstone project changed my thinking because it has added to my knowledge of AI and changed some opinions that I had before. For example, before I thought that I knew about the importance of AI and how it would replace jobs but after research I found that before I only had a broad understanding compared to what I know now.

Looking back at this project I realize that I have the ability to make change. It is often small changes from a large amount of people that can impact things. The small change of learning computer science can have immense changes on ones future, just as how I can make people aware and allow for them to take this opportunity to learn computer science.

Here embedded is the video.

Express It: Reflection

Throughout this process the greatest challenge I encountered was finding an alternative for spray paint. This was a challenge simply overcome but I faced no other. During this process I have learned to use spray paint, assemble a skateboard, and most importantly developed greater creativity. The highlight for me this week is finishing early and designing a skateboard that I am satisfied with


Express it: Create & Improve

The spray paint did not work out because later on some areas needed to be resprayed. When this occurred we had already exhausted our supply of black spray paint. From here I decided to use a gray marker and cover the entire board gray, this overcame the challenge but also used a large amount of time. If I had used the time to create an intricate design it would be admired and praised but I am certain nobody would praise my effort to make the entire board gray. I have already asked for feedback from my peers and from that I will know what other people desire to see.


Express it: Develop and plan

I have used Acrylic and spray paint to design my skateboard, and through using these I will be able to develop creativity and art skills. With creativity and the internet I have generated ideas that are simple and capturing. I have chosen this ignite week project because I hope to develop these skills and because I am given the resources to develop them. My peers can provide me with effective feedback and when we do the auction I will know how much people are willing to spend on my board.