In my digital media class, I collaborated with my team and was given the topic “Error Detection” to make a project about the topic I was given. The only catch was it had to be a Maker's Faire project.
When I first started making it, I knew that I wanted to incorporate the Error detection card game that I learned while before this project when I was learning about error detection. The basis of the card game is you let an audience member lay out the cards randomly. Since the cards have one side that’s black and one that’s white, when they lay out the cards, they are random. Then you tell them you “want to add another row to make the game even harder”. This makes the audience member think that you're making the game harder when really you are counting the number of odds and evens in each row. Then you turn around and ask an audience member to flip over a card and then tell them the card that they flipped over.
For our project, on the top of a pushpin board, we had big letters that said “Error Detection” . We later colored these letters with glitter and beads and put spoons and straws on the borders of the board to give it more of a makers feel.
Remember the card game I was telling you about? Well on the lower half of the board, we dangled hearts with different colored sides for the audience to turn over and learn about Error Detection within our makers project. Isn’t that cool?!
All in all, I think that making this project forced me expand my horizons regarding thinking of completely unique and out of the box ideas whereas before, I would come up with a safe idea to stay in the box. I think it was good for me to finally get out of my box, and I would totally do it again!
Recently I have been learning about binary numbers in my digital media class and here I have learned a few things about what binary numbers and how they are used to communicate. If you have no idea what binary numbers are or are confused in anyway about them than this is definitely the blog post for you.
That may look like an intimidating picture but in reality it is only 0’s and 1’s. But when you put 0’s and 1’s together in a sequence, you come up with an actual letter. But how is that used to communicate? You see when you arrange 0’s and 1’s to get letters as long as you know how to spell you can make words and even sentences if you have the patience to write out all of those 0’s and 1’s.
When I was first introduced to binary numbers I was really confused just like everyone else in my class. But I found out that just stretching my patience a little longer proved to teach me everything that I know now about binary numbers. It’s a lot of new material when you first learn it but once you remember all of the facts then you know binary numbers. When I finally grasped the idea of binary numbers it was such an interesting revelation because of the facts that I learned were proving everything to be true.Back then to me it was mind blowing. Now I think of it as an easy topic to talk about and easy to understand even though I took so long to grasp it.
So if you’re just now learning about binary numbers don’t be scared for it it is actually really easy to understand if you stretch your patience a bit and listen carefully. And if you don’t know anything about them, I hope this post helped you in someway to at least know the definition of a binary number.
Recently I have been working on an Epic Movie with my teammates and I have found that although the end product (in my opinion) was great, I believe that there are some things that we could have improved on to help the making of the project. So here I have made a Guide containing three rules to live by on what NOT to do with your team.
Number 1: Do not miss class/work time without talking to your teammates about it or at least sending an email.
This, I have found can be very hard to do. Especially because during certain times you’re not automatically thinking about telling your teammates that you won’t be at school. For example; when you’re sick the first thing that you think to do isn't usually to send an email/text to all of your teammates explaining why you won't be at work time that day. The first thing you do is usually to put on some fuzzy socks and grab as much tissue as you can. But here is my advice; when you're grabbing all that tissue, you might as well grab your laptop too so you can email your teammates.
Number 2: Never not know what you're supposed to be doing during work time.
This one is super critical because if you don't know what you're doing in class, chances are you don't know what the end product is nor the due date. If you don't know what the due date is then you are getting an F for not knowing what you are doing. So when it comes to your projects, knowledge is definitely the key to success.
Number 3: Do not walk away during work time assuming that you're done with your work.
This is something I have seen constantly and I can honestly say it is the most annoying of them all. If you are working with someone and you get up and leave that person has to pick up where you left off and coming from the person who has been the person who was left at the table, it's extremely annoying. Even if you think you're done. Always check and see if there is more work to be done. Taking water/bathroom breaks is one thing but when you get up for long periods of time to go talk to friends or go on your phone while there is work to be done, it's pretty disrespectful to the people working.
When it comes to working with your teammates, everyone is different. Some are more lenient on some things while others have pet peeves about others. It’s always good to stay in communication about those things when you’re working together, but if you're always following at least these three rules, then your group should succeed enough so that everyone gets an A on the projec
Hi my name is Paloma! I am a student at New Tech High. Here I am going to talk to you about "How to get to know your teammates for a new project" in a healthy way in just four easy to follow steps.
Step two: Find your differences
A lot of people say that when introducing yourself you should find similarities in each other first before noticing differences. I think that thats not a great way to start a conversation because then you are starting off the relationship with what you have in common and shielding away what you notice as your differences. I don't think you should have to do that. I believe that finding your differences first is a better way to get to know someone because when you see someone, the first thing you do is see something about you that is different. It is the natural human instinct to notice a difference first.
Step three: Talk about something you have in common
Now is the time when you get to notice what you have in common with the person, whether it is you both love the color pink, you have the same phone, or you both love to take selfies! What I love to do is ask what type of music a person likes listening to and see if we have some similarities there.
Step four: Exchange phone numbers/emails
This is a time that is vital among teenagers because we are the generation that loves to text. So exchanging phone numbers, social media, or even your email helps you get back into your comfort zone so that you can socialize while being comfortably you.