In this product design class, It was e-Learning at the beggining and we had to plan a lot of things at home and the place I chose is Hawaii. I chose the beach because beach makes me remember of Hawaii.
I think I have learned a lot of things in this product design class. I have especially how to use Adobe Illustrator. I have learned things that I didn’t know before like using wood to make places that are very important to us. Working with Adobe is also very fun because I didn’t know how to use it before and turning the wood into 3D shapes. We had to make a plan at the very beggining to draw it out on the paper and color it on, but on the paper, we also have to do it with different layers so it can look very similar to the wood project at last. I also learned how to make the shape go out like the coconut tree and also learned how to let it carve in the wood like the sun and the flower.
I also learned about acrylic paint, for example, the paint can’t be too much because if it goes out of the sides of the wood, the space won’t fit into the box. It was very fun dry fitting the LED light inside the box to make the perfect light we want in the box. We would add more water to help the paint not get too much on the edge of the wood peices. Sometimes when I think the light is too long and I don’t need that much, I can also cut off the end of the light which also makes the space perfect in the box. Some parts we had to super blue them to make them more strong and some parts we had to hot glue and also wood glue some of the wood pieces together.
If I were to change somethings, I would make the spacing of the coconut tree and the flower better because now, it doesn’t look very straight and when you look t it at the top, there is space where there is not supposed to be.
At last, we put everything together and put the light on to see if everything works.
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1) A one or two sentence summary of the unit, “Our Stories Make History,” and the project you created.
All the projects was really fun and challenging. I learned a lot of thing during different types of research and reading, I have known more things that I didn’t know before.
2) Explain how you organized your project and why.
I put the picture collage with the six word memoir because they were kind of together and then, I posted the timeline event. I also put the noodletools citations and the articles together. And the other pages were the other projects that we had to include.
3) How might this primary source be useful to a historian, or even future 6th graders, in the future? What might they learn about/from your experience?
Maybe in the research, they could know more about the coronavirus and how dangerous it was, and learn more about the eLaerning that we had done during this time. The articles could help about learning the coronavirus. The projects will let them know a little more too.
4) What do you think went well for you in this unit? (What are you most proud of?)
I think that the noodle citations was first a little challenging but at last I knew how to do it and I have learned how to use different kind of things, I had more experience on things. And I learned a lot of things during the research and different kind of reading. I think that some projects that I have done in my notebook was good too.
5) What did you find challenging within this unit?
Sometimes different sites didn’t work for me and that was pretty challenging too because I had to do them in another way and it was kind of difficult. And sometimes the research was kind of challenging, it took time but at last, I have learned a lot of things that I didn’t know before.
For my 6 grade design class, I made a shooting cardboard arcade. Players try to shoot a ping pong ball from the shooter we made and try to get the ball in any of those hoops (The shooter can move to any direction).
One thing I learned from the arcade project is not wasting things and still making better projects. For example, when we used hot glue, we covered the whole line and then sticked it. But instead, we could just glue the corners and stick them which uses much less glue and is very stable.
If I did this again, one thing I would do differently is making the shooting thing a little closer and let the ball fly a little lower because in the arcade, a lot of fourth graders thought that it was too hard because they always missed it short and high.
When you blog you create posts and posts are categorised according to your subject. Some categories have already been set up for you. If you need more categories you can add them as needed. It’s important that your posts have the following:
- An engaging title – this should not include the name of the subject since this is referenced in the category.
- Body – this is where you share your learning. This can include text, images, embedded videos from Dragons’ Tube or elsewhere. You should always consider how your post looks to your audience. Is it engaging? Do they want to keep reading?
- Category – select one that has been set for you or add a new category. Posts can have more than one category e.g. Humanities and Myself as a Learner
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