I am interested in going into field of Computer Science in my life. Which specific aspects of it as of right now I’m not sure whether it might be more web engineering focused, more aimed towards game/application development, or maybe through my life experiences it may even shift more towards teaching it in a school setting. During my freshmen and sophomore years I had already worked a decent amount with Scratch both learning and mentoring in the subject in order to learn more about it. And I would like to continue doing that to learn more about programming for later in life.
Product: Teaching a mini-course over at SLAB to a few of the freshmen
The project that I had envisioned doing was one where I create an intro mini course that I then teach to the a few freshmen over at SLAB. At the beginning of the course I would have them fill out a quick survey on the first day to see how they feel about their knowledge on the subject before anything happens and then they would fill out the survey again at the end of the course to see how they feel about their knowledge at the end and I would try to gage my job based on that. During the course of the time there I would like to shape it much like the way that the people taught me scratch shaped it wherein we spent a few days learning scratch and then made some projects on it.
A link to my lesson plans can be found here.
A link to the gallery where their projects were posted can be found here.
In the interest of not making my post take up the whole page my bibliography can be found here.
En el año (1751), la Asamblea de Pensilvania ordenó la campana en conmemoración a el quincuagésimo aniversario de William Penn. En el 8 de julio 1776 un carillón hizo sonar en la ciudad de Filadelfia para convocar a las personas a oír Coronel John Nixon leer la Declaración de la Independencia. La campana es un símbolo de libertad e igualdad, dos principios que pertenecen a la fundación de los Estados Unidos. Entonces, ¿Cuando se quebró la campana de la libertad? y ¿Que agrietada está la Campana de la Libertad? No hay una razón o fecha específica, sólo hay teorías. Una teoría es que en un cumplaño de George Washington en 1846 la campana hizo un sonido por última vez. Otra teoría es que la pieza fue mal hecha y la campanilla era demasiado frágil y quebradiza. Otras teorías son ridículas, pero esto es un cuento que parece legítimo.
Esto es un cuento inventado de cómo la Campana de Libertad tiene su rajar. El año es (1833) en la ciudad de Filadelfia, Pensilvania. Un hombre por el nombre de Joseph Johnson está en el torre donde se almacena la Campana de Libertad. B.M. Atherton, el alcalde de Filadelfia en el tiempo está a punto dar un discurso enfrente todo la ciudad. Sr. Johnson tiene el trabajo de tocar la Campana de Libertad, para llamar la atención de las personas. Sr. Johnson no tiene un mazo, entonces se decide a tocar la campana utilizando una palanca. El sonido de la campana después de ser golpeado por la palanca suena muy desagradable. También a consecuencia, una pequena pieza se rompió. Sr. Johnson inmediatamente después de dañar la campana fui a encontrar otra cosa para golpear la campana.
My life’s statement is to help people in every capacity. I created a YouTube, Pinterest and Blog to share what I have learned through health care and beauty care. A few years ago, I was at a major health risk. Upon that, I wanted to share the greatest opportunity I had to be on Science Leadership Academy’s Students Run Philly Style team as a start of my running journey and some useful tips I followed through to get out of it. There are a few people that I know personally, who are going through similar situation with health problems as I did before. I dedicated the blog to nutritional needs and helpful tips for those who are in my age group.
I started to watch Beauty Gurus on YouTube since I was very young. I used to sit on the computer for hours watching beauty-related videos and I even tried to record myself and recreate the exact tutorials from the beauty gurus, but it was always a failed. For beauty care, I will be having reviews of product I use, tips and tricks and DIYs (Do it Yourself) on my blog site.
Link to website and bibliography here:
1. Jermel Langley
3.My Capstone is organizing, managing, and mentoring students in the non-profit organization phresh prospective.
Managing, Mentoring, and participating in an organization seemed more like a year long project. Seeing all the effects, progress, and challenges that I would have to overcome to be an efficient Co-Vice President. This would be a good result of a year long project.
Bracy, Roger. Personal Interview. 31 january 2014.
Phresh has helped roger learn business and open his mind to conflicts of the world. In the near future he will be teaching business classes to the urban community. Overall he learned that collaboration could help become a leader in his society.
Roberto. Personal Interview. 31 january 2014
Through engineering and sustainability. He is trying to be able to build an eco-friendly energy source. Engineering is his future career in college and he felt like the program his help him narrow down his choice within engineering.
Meek, Nadir. Personal Interview. 31 january 2014.
Sidney. Personal Interview. 31 january 2014
Sidney would love to be a chef in the near future. She love cooking and phresh is opening her mind to different foods within other cultures. So she wouldn’t be stuck making only one kind of food.
Hunt, Katherine. Personal Interview. 31 january 2014
V. , Taylor. Personal Interview. 31 january 2014
Soledad. Personal Interview. 31 january 2014
Sole is a poet. She loves writing and talking with people. When she
Stephanie. Personal Interview. 31 january 2014
I spoke to her and Also had her fill out a survey. She said that the program helped her recognize her love for writing and people. This helps me know that the program is influencing her in a positive way. Also the program help her from being a judgmental person.
"Future Leaders Advancing Self Help." . FLASH. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/document/d/1-3qVIZET3rs5kOuWhxHV87lbf46ytZbqdfrb_H0ldCg/edit>.
This is a description of being a FLASH member of OIC of america. Showing all the different position and what their jobs look like. Also tell you if you was to join then there are things you are swearing to do and take part in. I was apart of this program during sophomore year all the way until now.
Williams, Rashuan . "Senior Project Planning Form." . Phresh SLA. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/document/d/1ou--NBNKPTr5rK-wtl6TaGtixv8wNXZjk3t3VlCqySU/edit>.
Rashaun has created a bio, explaining every different program and connection we have on this document. Showing our connection to E&S, Masterman, and other high schools that has our program running inside it. Still SLA is the originals and the headquarters of the program overall.
Williams, Rashuan. "AFTER SCHOOL PROJECT PLANNING FORM." . N.p.. Web. 31 Jan 2014.The Composting project that is going on inside of masterman. This is just the prototype for the SLA composting program that's supposed to happen inside of SLA. They already have the space and student. They will be building as soon as the weather break and it’s warmer.
I had always been interest in the environment and especially the different ecosystems that the world has. I was later more intrigued when I learned that scientist had created different ecosystems in different places. This meant that you can have a desert ecosystem in a dome, where it was too cold for anything that lives in a desert to live. It was very interesting to see where my capstone ended considering where it began in my head. At the very start of this capstone process, my capstone idea was to create a seven feet tall ecosystem set-up that would be in SLA for the rest of the years. It did not hit me that it would cost nearly $2,000 and that I simply did have the time and or space to house the supplies. I then began to think of alternative ways to produce my capstone. A way that was cheaper and that anyone could do. I went to my capstone mentor, Ms.Dunda, and she asked our capstone group what they thought. Eventually I was given the idea to make my ecosystem set-up a kit that anyone could make.
I created a couple of mock ecosystems and learned what worked best and what really did not. Through this experience I gained valuable like skills, like time management and collaboration. Without the constant advice and help form my mentor and capstone group, I feel as though I would not be here with such a concrete final product. I hope that by making this kit, it will intrigue future generations to think about earth’s ecosystem and help protect them.
The picture above displays my kit.
Nelson, P.. N.p.. Web. 27 Jan 2014. <http://aquaponics.com/>.
This website mainly inspired me to do my capstone idea. The website’s information about aquaponics. It tell the viewer how aquaponics are used and give examples of some systems. The website also allows the viewer to buy some supplies to build their own aquaponic system. The Nelson Pade website also gives chances for the viewer to sign up for classes in aquaponics. The website taught me that depending on the size of the system, depends on what kind of plants and fish you should use.
. N.p.. Web. 27 Jan 2014. <http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/>.
This website brought the homestyle feeling to my capstone. The most helpful thing about this website is it’s information on the different fish you use in a aquaponics. This information is useful because until now, I thought that any fish could be used but with the website’s specific information about each fish and what each needs, I now know what type of fish I need to invest time into. Lastly, the design tab on the websites is very useful. The website explains the different designs for a aquaponic set up. With this information I would recommend this website for anyone wanting to find more information on aquaponics and or start their own.
Leineriza, L.. N.p.. Web. 27 Jan 2014. <http://agverra.com/blog/soil-types/>.
The information that the website contains is useful for understanding the different types of soil. The description of the soil is not as detailed as it could be but if a person wanted to just get a general idea of what each type of soil was then the website is a good source. The website could have also included diagrams and pictures to show how the different types of soil look. From a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate this website a 6 because it’s information is not as informative as it could be but still is useful. The design of the website is simple and that was refreshing because it wa not difficult to find certain information.
Davis, M.. N.p.. Web. 27 Jan 2014.
This wiki on how to create a worm compost bucket is useful. Even though the instruction are not for creating a aquaponics system with worms but the information that is in the wiki can be used in a aquaponic set up. The information on the website is useful for knowing what kind of environment is needed in order for worms to grow. The design of the website is a simple scroll flow and its information is simple for anyone to understand. What I like best about the website is that the author gives reason behind many of the things that are explained in the directions. To me that is something that some websites miss and that makes them less informative.
Bernstein, Sylvia. n. page. <http://theaquaponicsource.com/2010/08/09/aquaponics-how-to-guide-part-1-why-aquaponics-and-what-type-of system/>.
This webpage was extremely useful in understanding the flow of a aquaponic set up. It has a diagram that clearly shows how each component of the set up and how it feeds into another component. The information in the articles is very useful because it gives the factor about why aquaponic gardening is much better than the regular method of gardening. Even though some of the reasons are very environmentally impactful , some of the reasons are more for comfort. for example since aquaponic gardening is done at waist level, there is no bending down. As for design, the information is mostly just in one big paragraph s it is not really organized well but is good for a general read about aquaponics.
Diver, Steve. Aquaponics-Integration of hydroponics with aquaculture. Attra, 2000.
This publication offers the reader an insight on aquaponics and the history behind the actual aquaponic. Even though the publication does contain information on aquaponics and how it works, the publication focuses more on sharing stories about aquaponic set up that have already been done. this gives the reader a feeling that expresses aquaponics is not a myth but an actual process that has been done. the publications hold some information about the types of plants and fish used in an aquaponic but does not go in depth about how each specific plant and fish work in an aquaponic system.
Jones, Scott. "Evolution of aquaponics." Aquaponics J 6 (2002): 14-17.
This publication is very organized with its information and i very detailed. This publication focuses less on the actual construction of an aquaponic but more on the history and the cost of the aquaponics. The history of aquaponics section is very informative when it talks about how aquaponics got started and its implications on the rest of the world. The publication also does an average job at relating the information back to present day. As for the cost section, the publication does not give exact numbers but does display a diagram that represents what the person would be spending their own money on and what will the person get out of the aquaponics set up. In a nutshell, the publication is good for information about the history about aquaponics but not good for information about specific aquaponic set ups.
Wolford, Ron, and Greg Stack, eds. "Worm Facts." . urbanex. Web. 28 Jan 2014. <http://urbanext.illinois.edu/worms/facts/>.
The website is very informative about facts that include worms. Even though the facts are very useful there are many things about the website that could help improve it. One thing is that the information could be organized and grouped so that it just appears to be more organized. Also, including the anatomy of the worm would help the website a lot. Just having some facts about worms can not really be that useful. As a whole I rate this website a 4 out of 10 because the information on the site is useful but not presented well. If a person is just looking for some random facts about worms,then this website is very useful and could be a big help.
Perlman, Howard. "The Water Cycle." ga.water.usgs. N.p., 05 11 2013. Web. 28 Jan 2014. <http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle.html>.
The main thing I can say about this source is that it has a great diagram that illustrates the water cycle to its fullest. The information is portrayed on the diagram and with the diagram make it very easy to understand the water cycle. The other thing about the website is that the diagram that shows earth’s water and how it is distribution. The website is useful when a person wants to understand the water cycle but that is simple it. The information on the website is useful for understanding how water travels through a system but not specifically in the aquaponic set up. The information on the site can be implemented and used in a aquaponic set up.
. N.p.. Web. 28 Jan 2014. <http://aquaponics.com/page/recommended-plants-and-fish-in-aquaponics>.
The websites information is useful and simple for any to know what kind of plants and fish go in to a aquaponic system. That is the only information that is on the specific page of the website. The design is not so pretty but it is organized and that is something that some websites lack. Even though the information on each fish and plant is not as detailed as it could be,
- What did you set out to do?
- How does your work incorporate the art of storytelling?
- What do you hope your audience gains from your work?
- What did you gain from doing this work.
A. Negative space is the area where the subject of the art is not. The subject is the object you should ideally be focusing on. Also the subject is usually what the artist drew the picture to represent.
b.In the cut outI found negitive space in the outside edges of the owl. The color of that negative space simply was different on one side.I found negative space in the drawing through the contrast between the light portions and the dark. I also found that negative space defines the positive, simply because the positive space had not details and you could still tell what it was.
c. Negative space allows an artist to balance the positive space. Making the drawing more natural and easier on the eye.
d. Negative space allows you to create art that is well balanced.
Throughout the year many students need school supplies, there are many times in school where the person does not have a proper writing utensil or something to write on. With this project I was able to help students come prepared for the next class. I thought to myself, well why stop there. So I began fundraising to help finish off the payments of Liverpool. Liverpool was an wonderful experience for a lot of people, I am glad to now be a part of it by putting money towards. After making prices and having a set profit, I began selling the items that were most used throughout our school.
These are the items that were picked out from staples.
Stone, B., & Wyman, J. (1992). Successful Telemarketing. Lincolnwood, Ill., USA: NTC Business Books.
The source explains successful telemarketing and how to be successful with selling things. Also shows how to sell things. In the book it has many different way that a person could make over 90% of profit by using a technique. For telemarketing the idea of producing a substantial amount of money iso need because it insures the most valuable profit for what the person is marketing.
"Staples." Staples. Staples, ic. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <http://www.staples.com>.
Staples offer school supplies that are discounted. These supplies could be used to at low prices. There are a variety of different items and materials that students use to help them achieve in school. The more supplies that are discounted, the more supplies are able to be bought at once. Staples normally sell items more than one at a time because multiple items are on sale.
Effective Fundraising for nonprofits
Bray, I. M. (2005). Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits : Real-world Strategies That Work. Berkeley, CA: NOLO.
This tells people how to effectively fundraise. Fundraising is normally to help other organizations and not oneself this is because Fundraising is a non- profit organization. It talks about bringing in new supporters and how to keep givers giving.
"Bookkeeping for beginners." Bookkeeping for Beginners. N.p., 25 May 2011. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <http://www.bookkeepingforbeginners.com/>.
This website shows how to keep note of financial transactions. This also to help with financial growth and other transaction regardless of materials. This is not only business that this takes into, you can keep track of how much of something you have.
Educational Supplies stores
"CBS." Philadelphia.cbslocal. CBS Philly, 21 Sept 2010. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/guide/best-educational-supply-stores-in-philadelphia/>.
This gives an idea on what to sell inside of a store a a school. Although the things at this store, most likely I will not be seling. I am only selling school supplies.
1. The negative space is the space around a drawing that is very calm to the eye while looking at something else on the paper. It also increases your appeal to what isn't the negative space because it is what you are mostly looking at.
2. In my negative space cut out, I have a owl and a bat. The background (which is red) is the negative space that is around the yellows strips of paper that I glued onto the paper. Within the red space, you can see the owl in the negative space. But in the positive space, (the yellow) you can see a bat. The red space is very calm while the yellow is popping right at you. In my still life drawing, the negative space is everything except the table, chair, and plant. THe negative space makes the drawings I made on the paper pop out more.
3. It’s good to see negative space in a drawing because it gives the person who is looking at the drawing has a place to calm their eyes with. It’s not the actual drawing, But it make the drawing pop out more because of all the negative space.
4. When using negative space, you can create two drawings in one! for example, is it a rabbit or a duck? The negative space around that drawing is used to create 2 different things. Just like in my cut out.
En Fort Mill, dicen los fantasma’s de Elizabeth Howl, y su hermana Mary Howl lo persiguen. Elizabeth Howl frecuenta la oficina. Ella la gente.Su apodo es “The WHite Sisters”. Fort Miflin se frecuenta mucho fantasmas, los niños, y los soldados muertes.
La historía de Fort Mill es medio. Por que los personas no frecuenta el lugar porque piensan las fantasmas.
Un día, un mujer Elizabeth Howl caminaba en el bosque cerca de Fort Mifilin. Ella era sonambulismo. Oyó los voces que dijo su hermana fue en Fort Miflin. Su hermana Mary había estado desparecida para dos meses. Un mujer Elizabeth, sabía su marido John habían asesinado, y él escondido el cuerpo. Entonces, Elizabeth oyó el voce de su hermana una noche que dijo Mary fue en el bosque. Elizabeth fue al bosque y no volvió durante tres días.
El marido de Elizabeth pensó Elizabeth lo había abandonado.Él sentía solo y loco. Despues de trés días, Elizabeth volvió. Elizabeth parecía feliz pero extraño. Ella le dijo la voz de su hermana llevándola al bosque. Ella dijo su hermana estaba vida y feliz. Su marido de Elizabeth no dice nada, para leyendo dice que la mató su hermana.
Todo el día, ella no comía y sólo observado se sentó en la silla. Anoche, Elizabeth estaba sentado en al silla. Su marido le volvió la espalda y cuando miró la silla se había ido. Las personas de pueblo y viajeros ortaron ver dos chicas para Fort Mifflin desparacen en la noche.Su marido Elizabeth se volvió loco y fue encontrado mutilado fuera de sus meses de casa después de la desapariciónde Elizabeth.Nunca se encontraron los cuerpos de Elizabeth y Mary.
This is my third and final blog post for my You and the World (YATW) project. Just a quick summary, if you haven’t read my previous posts. In my first post I introduced my issue of global poverty. I wanted to focus on a specific topic in my first blog post concerning global poverty which was global hunger and its effects on children and adults today. The UN Millenium goals were introduced, one of the goals being to decrease global hunger and poverty by half by 2015. An organization called Heifer International was also introduced in my first blog. They believe in something called the 12 cornerstones, which they accomplish by giving families in need heifers. In my second post I talked about my trip to Ecuador, and how I helped the families in need there, and what I experienced throughout this trip. In this post I am going to talk about my class presentation, an interview I had with someone who works in the Heifer International Organization, and how you can help.
My experience in Ecuador was one I will never forget. The joy and laughter when kids were given toys. The tears that rushed out of the eyes of the parents as they saw their children so excited and energetic for the first time in a long time. Words cannot describe the things I saw, but I wanted to share what I’ve done, I wanted people to see what I saw and become aware of this issue. I created a slideshow with pictures from my trip, and tried my best to describe each and every one of them to my audience. My goal was to inform people of the world we live in now, and that everyone can do something to make it better. I explained to my audience the purpose of my trip, which was give toys, food, and clothes to the families in need from 6 towns that were high up in the mountains. We drove trucks filled with all the items, and it took the entire day, from 7 A.M. to 5 P.M. to go to each town. My family does this every year around Christmas, and I was lucky enough to join them this year. I wanted everyone to know that while everyone might celebrate Christmas differently, my family and I wanted to give families we visited, a holiday experience that they might not have had before. My presentation goal was to not only inform people of what I did, but to encourage everyone that little things like what I did in Ecuador, can be a huge impact on someone or something else.
Here I am giving my YATW
Here is another picture of my
I became very interested in the Heifer International Organization and wanted to learn a little more about their work. I wrote an email to Donna Kilpatrick, the Livestock Manager of the organization, and asked her a few questions, which she answered with great detail. Currently there are 2.8 billion people who live with an income of less than two dollars per day. Heifer International has helped 20.7 million families, this brings 94.5 million men, women, and children they have helped thus far. Now, if one little organization can help this amount of people, imagine hundreds, even thousands of these organizations, poverty would be decreased greatly. Heifer International also has an educational program where people can visit their farm, and learn about what they do to help decrease poverty, and how they do it. They want to teach people about what it’s like to live in poverty and encourage them to take action. I personally went to their farm three years ago, where I spent three days in their educational program. I was given a tour and was able to experience the lower class lifestyles that so many people live in today. I recommend paying Heifer International a visit because it is an experience like no other. If you’d like to know more about my interview with Donna, please click here.
By now, I hope you’re asking yourself, What can I do? Well, if you are, then that is a great question. There are so many things you can do, such as, start an organization, organize a fundraiser, travel to a poor town and help the them build things that are needed. There are hundreds of things that can be done! There are people who need your help, whether it’s little help, or huge help, because remember, every little step, is one step closer in decreasing poverty. We want to help the UN get to their goal to decrease poverty by half between 1990 and 2015 with people who get an income of less than one dollar per day. Why help? Well approximately 2.6 million children die each year because of hunger-related causes. 2.6 million children who can’t grow up and accomplish their dreams. 2.6 million children who can’t experience the world like you and me. 2.6 million children who can’t laugh and play, and live life to its finest. In 2008, 9 million children died before their fifth birthday because of hunger and malnourishment. We’re losing our next generation because we can’t fill their stomachs. Our next leaders, doctors, scientists, they're dying. Parents are suffering and working hard everyday to provide for their family. Some die because of too much hard work, and some suffer seeing their children suffer. Is that convincing?
Thank you, for reading, and I would like to thank Donna Kilpatrick for taking a little of her time to allow me to interview her, Ms. Dunn for guiding me through this entire process, and DuBois for taking pictures during my presentation.
Digitalized Capstone: https://humansofsla.weebly.com
Mentor: Meenoo Rami
Summary: My capstone is a blog inspired by the famous Humans of New York. I took pictures of SLA students and asked them questions to gather different stories.
Abstract: I was inspired by the Humans of New York to do a Humans of SLA. Humans of New York is by Brandon Stanton. He walks around the streets of New York and has a conversation with strangers that catch his eye. I went around and asked students certain questions and then took their picture. I put all my pictures with their captions on a blog. I came up with some questions, and also took some questions from Brandon Stanton. By doing this, SLA's diversity and amazing community will be shown.
1. Stanton, Brandon. "Humans of New York." Humans of New York. Brandon Stanton, 2010. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://www.humansofnewyork.com/>.
This is probably the most helpful website for me overall. This is where I got my idea to do my capstone. I’m taking inspiration from the guy who shoots hundreds of people a day in New York. His pictures allow me to see interesting ways to take pictures of people, not everyone had to smile. To start my chat with people, I needed to decide what types of questions to ask them. From this blog, I could get an idea of what kinds of questions he gets. It really depends on the person. For mine, I decided to do some more school related questions.
2. Whitaker, Lenyon. "Brandon Stanton: Getting to Know the Man behind Humans of New York." Metro, 14 Oct. 2013. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://www.metro.us/newyork/entertainment/books/2013/10/14/getting-to-know-brandon-stanton-the-man-behind-humans-of-new-york/>.
This website is an interview on Brandon, and it’s really helpful to hear what he has to say about his big project. This was useful to me because I could see certain answers to questions that can guide me in the right direction. I question whether or not I’ll get good stories out of people, but he is almost a pro at it. Brandon approaches people in a comfortable matter. He talks about getting rejection from many people, and I don’t think I’ll have that problem as much because the people in my school aren’t that much of strangers.
Gibson, Andrew. "How To Take Photos of People Like a Professional." Envato. Tutsplus, 19 Nov. 2009. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://photography.tutsplus.com/articles/how-to-take-photos-of-people-like-a-professional--photo-860>.
Even though I understand the basics of photography, I really wanted to look farther into how to shoot portraits. This source was helpful to me because it gave me some tips on certain detail to pay attention to. I need to think about different angles, along with how close I should be to their face, and etc. I can’t just have everyone in the same position, or same camera setting. Everyone should have their own individual story along with a unique picture. I am going to keep these tips in mind so I think about different ways to take each portrait.
4.This Is The Human Behind 'Humans Of New York' Mashable. YouTube, 15 Oct. 2013. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Bcm6kwWv09o>.
This youtube video helped my visual understanding of what he does. The story doesn’t always have to be happy. The story can be from fear, or a tragedy. I like the way he explains how he doesn’t try to make a quote fit with a certain picture. It ends up being a conversation with the person. Throughout my whole picture taking process, it’s really going to be about having a genuine conversation with the student or teacher. A limitation to this source is that the video is pretty short, and it’s pretty interesting to listen to so I wish I could be longer and explain Branden’s full background. I also want to know how he approaches people, does he just say can I take your picture? I feel as though New Yorkers could get pretty upset.
5. Wendler, Daniel. "Invitation: The Art of Good Questions." Improve Your Social Skills. Daniel Wendler, 2014. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://www.improveyoursocialskills.com/conversation/invitation>.
Taking away from the actual Humans of New York, this website helped me with some tips on talking to people. I was never that shy of a person, but from the pictures I’ve taken so far, I feel as though I needed to research how to get people to share with you. There were a few times where I would talk to some people, and they didn’t give me much, it was mainly one word answers. Some people just don’t like to talk to people at all, but others can share with you if you talk to them in the correct manner. After reading this site, I got some more ideas on what to ask people, because some of my starter questions were yes or no, and that doesn’t take you very far in conversation.
6. Gammage, Jeff. "Blog Celebrates Humans of Philadelphia." Philly.com. Philadelphia Media Network, 30 Sept. 2013. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://articles.philly.com/2013-09-30/news/42505112_1_south-philadelphia-humans-hony>.
This source provides me with information about a guy in Philadelphia who does the same thing as the guy in New York. I think it’s interesting how different it is from the New York blog, even though they are the same concept. It has to do with each photographer and the kinds of people they choose to interview. His project is a imitation of Humans of New York. In the article, it tells me what Brandon Stanton does in New York in comparison to Chuck Putman. Chuck explains that it broadens the perspective and diversity of the city in ways that outsiders may not see at first.
Bosman, Julie. "A Fisherman in New York’s Sea of Faces." Business Day: Media and Advertising. New York Times, 6 Nov. 2013. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/07/business/media/humans-of-new-york-by-brandon-stanton.html?_r=1&>.
This source is helpful to me because it gives another perspective and detail on Humans of New York. I need as much information as possible about what Brandon does, so I can follow in his successful footsteps. He explains how he makes himself as nonthreatening as possible. I found it interesting that the first person he ever shot was a guy who caught Brandon’s eye. He allowed him to take the picture right off the bat, and I think that really sparked Brandon into wanting to take more pictures. There are many interesting people in SLA that will catch my eye and will make my project really amazing in the end.
8. Cauterucci, Christina. "How Photos Can Make Strangers A Little Less Strange." NPR. NPR, 1 Nov. 2013. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2013/11/01/241822706/how-photos-can-make-strangers-a-little-less-strange>.
I chose this source because NPR is very reliable, and I also found this article to be interesting. Each article I read about Humans of New York, or Brandon, it gives me new information. They’re all written differently so I am able to capture a different perspective and new facts from each. This written piece was helpful to me because it explained where Brandon goes to take his pictures. He explains that he tries to stay away from the busy places where people won’t stop and talk to him. If the parks are the best for him, kids sitting in the hallway will be good for me. Getting a glimpse of almost all of the students at SLA will leave a great memory for me when I leave the school.
Matarese, Jennifer. "Author Explains New Book 'Humans of New York'" Lifestyle & Fun. WABC-TV/DT, 15 Oct. 2013. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/lifestyle&id=9288389>.
I found this ABC website helpful because they provided a video with an interview with Brandon and he talks about how he tries to get a story out of people that is much different from his other ones, if he gets the same one, he needs to keep talking. His fans are really excited to see him walk around New York, and he has a certain voice that draws people in. I agree with him when he says that all New Yorkers aren’t rude, the crowds are rude. I don’t think anyone in SLA is rude, but there are many students who could be shy to talk to me and I hope I give off a good vibe so I can have a good project.
Ehrenfeld, Temma. "How to Grow Close By Asking the Right Questions." Open Gentley. Psychology Today, 15 Oct. 2013. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/open-gently/201310/how-grow-close-asking-the-right-questions>.
This source provides me with information on how to talk to people in an effective and proper manner. I think overall I am a social person, but for this specific project I really need to be able to grasp people’s attention and make sure they understand they can share anything with me. In this article, it provides sample questions for conversation starters. They are formatted in a way where it builds “intimacy” and connection. The questions help the person answer comfortably, but also give a lot of detail. Each question I ask is very crucial because if I ask it the right way I could potentially get a really great quote from them.
Una vez, fuiste dos gatos llamados Tiny y Ginger quien estaban muy enamorados. Ginger era un muy gato bonita y Tiny era un guerrero muy amable y noble. Los gatos eran amigos desde que eran los gatitos. Porque porque sus familias eran ambos reyes famosos de la ciudad dos diferentes Tiny and Ginger entendemos. Aunque, esto es un problema porque estabas en las pandillas rivales. Ginger era de Chiraq y Tiny era de Filadelfia. Hace mucho tiempo entonces las dos ciudades fueron a la guerra uno contra el otro debido a un ataque terrorista. Chiraq enviado los gatos para herir a la gente con el fin de apoderarse de la tierra, pero la lucha continuada durante mucho más tiempo de lo esperado. 100 años más tarde Tiny y Ginger nacieron y la guerra todavía estaba pasando. las familias tenían mala sangre con los demás entonces sus familias nunca podría sobre acerca de su amor prohibido. Pero porqué los gatos es muy persista construimos una cueva con un muy complicado laberinto solo entendamos.
La cueva tomó meses para construir. los gatos trabajaron día y noche para terminar la cueva. era muy importante que ellos mantuvieron un secreto porque Si no lo hicieron ellos serían enviados. Ginger and Tiny fueron capaces de ver uno al otro en paz y por un tiempo nada era mal hasta que alguien descubrió la cueva. Los rebeldes de Chiraq tropezó con su cueva mientras uno de los enemigos de la ciudad de seguimiento. siguieron el enemigo dentro de la cueva, pero resultaba casi imposible navegar. Resultó que como has viajado más profundo dentro de la cueva los diferentes caminos empezados a cambiar cambiando completamente el conjunto ponen fuera de la cueva.
Esto sorprende Ginger and TIny, no sabían por qué o cómo esto sucedía. Estaban todavía capaz de conseguir a través de la cueva sin perderse. Las personas que entraron en la cueva nunca se escucharon de nuevo pero había problemas más graves a mano. Padre de Tiny luchaba contra Chiraq muy dura en la guerra y decidió que era hora de Tiny para probarse a sí mismo. Padre de Tiny le enviaba al frente. Cuando Ginger escuchó la noticia corrió inmediatamente a la cueva para reunirse con Tiny. Cuando Ginger escuchó la noticia corrió inmediatamente a la cueva para reunirse con Tiny. Cuando llegó allí sólo una emoción es la ira. Esto causó Ginger para perderse en la cueva y se dio cuenta que sólo el amor es lo que puede guiarla para la cueva a Tiny. Esta fue la última vez que se vieron antes de morir en la guerra. Ginger Estaba tan harto de todo lo que ella puso fin a la guerra y combinado de las dos ciudades para hacer uno ahora conocida como Tiny.
For my last two blogs, I researched and created my own study on supporting an increase in the minimum wage. Blog #1 was about the supporting/opposing views on minimum wage and Blog #2 was about what average people knew and felt about the minimum wage. Blog #3 is about what I can do to help this cause and actually putting myself out into the world instead of just giving facts and opinions. The way I helped was by spreading information on minimum wage to the citizens of Philadelphia for a vote in May.
As you can see it is very difficult to change this problem which is why trying to get people’s attention about this cause is so important. Even phone banking is hard because their are many complications with it. For example, sometimes the person didn’t answer their phone, didn’t speak English, had a wrong number, or just refused to talk. You also had to make sure people understood what you were talking about. Many times, when people call about issues, it is confusing and vague so it’s hard to know what you are supporting. Fortunately the script was clear and short. For example, one part of the script explained the issue of minimum wage saying “Did you know that many workers at the airport make $7.25 per hour? This May, we get to vote for thousands of subcontracted city workers like them to get a raise from $7.25 to $10.88 an hour. This will mean a million more dollars in the pockets of working Philadelphia families.” Explanations like these made it easier for people to understand the issues and their stance on them. Making a change can be hard and takes a lot of work, so groups like POWER need all the help they can get.
Even though this process wasn’t easy I did get four people to talk to me, which was pretty successful because they all said they were going to vote and support the minimum wage increase. However, even after making calls, I think there was a lot more I could’ve done to support this cause. I could’ve gotten more involved with other events like this or organizations that were doing similar work. During the phone banking, I sometimes felt like I wasn’t doing the best I could when it came to trying to get people to talk to me. It was hard because it was my first time making calls and I didn’t know how to talk to people who didn’t really care, or didn’t want to talk to me. But, considering all my obstacles, I think I did the best that I could and I’m glad I got involved with an issue like this.
This experience made me realize how important it is to get involved with the community and issues around the world. It’s really hard to make change and a lot people would rather just argue about the problem than actually do something about it. The fact is even though sometimes speeches and debates can help, the best thing to do is take action. It’s helpful to the community and even the whole world and it feels really good afterwards because you’re a part of the fight to make the world a better place.
Welcome back to my third blog! For those of you who have not read my first and second blogs, click here for the first and here for the second. For those of you who have read them, thank you so much for sticking with me! Again, my name is Cacy Thomas and I am making these blogs because of my 9th grade English project called You and the World. In this project I am creating 3 blogs talking about an issue in the world I am passionate about. This issue is concussions in young athletes. As stated in my first blog I have had a few concussions in the past that have ended my athletic career before it even started. Anyhow, this piece I am writing at the moment is about what I have done to spread awareness and try to change this. But first I will tell you what has been done, and what is going on right now.
The ThinkTaylor foundation is run by a former professional soccer player named Taylor Twellman. I learned about this organization because I was asked to speak with him at a concussion symposium in 2012. You can visit his website here and see the symposium details here. As I was sitting next to him listening to him talk about his experiences, I noticed something. I was not alone in this. There were so many other people going through the same thing as I was. After talking about his story, he asked me to talk about what was going on with me. When I was finished I realized I wanted to help people like he is doing. Now I finally had the chance. I knew I couldn’t do anything huge like him, but I finally got the chance to do something. Because of this project I was able to present concussion facts, information, and my own story to my advisory. While I was presenting I could tell my classmates weren’t very interested in the statistics or facts. When I began to tell my story in depth that was what really got their attention. I noticed that this was the same in the concussion symposium. People reacted more emotionally to my story than certain facts. I was proud to be able to spread awareness of concussions through my experiences.
A picture of my presentation during advisory
A picture of my classmates playing “Concussion Jeopardy”, a game I put together for the presentation.
A picture of myself explaining an answer in “Concussion Jeopardy”
Everything that is being done to support concussions in young athletes is amazing. It is preventing kids from becoming seriously injured and also letting them play the sport they love. I feel like the best way to make people aware of what is going on is speaking from experience. This way to change this issue is amazing. It makes people know the hardships others have been through because of concussions. It moves people to do something about it because now they know how terrible what’s going on is. This is the only way an audience can truly feel what happens to those who have suffered concussions.
Doing this project made me feel great. It finally gave me the chance to be like Taylor Twellman and inspire people to do something. I’ve made about 30-35 kids aware of the effects of concussions in young athletes. I know it isn’t much but it’s a start. And I learned that people react much more to personal experiences than statistics and facts. I feel like I could have done better by telling even more of my story in my presentation. I left out some things just because I forgot, however every detail contributes and makes my story come even more alive. There is still a lot to do in the world of concussions. People don’t pay attention to facts they are told. They only pay attention when they or someone they are close to have experienced this. As Mario Manningham said,
“It’s part of the game… Until it’s you.”
I would just like to thank all of you who are reading this and have informed yourselves of the dangers of concussions in young athletes. I would also like to thank and acknowledge my English teacher, mentor, and photographer Ms. Dunn. All of you including Ms. Dunn have helped and supported me in completing this project. Everything I’ve been able to do has helped spread awareness of concussions. I am so grateful for everyone who has read my blogs! Again thank you so much and I hope you enjoyed my experiences with concussions and concussion awareness.
My inspiration behind this project came from me always doing unique things with my house-hold items and imagination. This fits my interest because most of the clothing, jewelry, make-up and many other items or aspects of my life are often made by myself. By doing this project I hoped to learn a lot more tips on how to make certain items and I hope to keep this going way after I graduate. This project is a physical presentation. I filmed clips of each DIY topic from each video and posted them on my YouTube channel for those to watch. I wanted to learn not only helpful DIY tips in the process of making my own personal YouTube page but I also planned on learning how to edit videos easier and how to put music in the videos. I decided to do this project because I’m very skilled with making clothing and I also enjoy helping those who need it. I go on YouTube a lot to learn how to do certain things so I’d like to be the one to help those who need it.
1). Small Biz Doer. N.p.. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <http://www.smallbusinessdoer.com/diy-video-how-to-make-your-own-video/
I chose this link because this shows me how I should prepare for each video I have to make I learn about writing a script and setting up the light Its really helpful, see
2) . Video Maker. N.p.. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <http://www.videomaker.com/video/watch/tutorials/673-4-common-lighting-setups-for-professional-video>.
This link gets into depth more about how to set up lighting. This link is very helpful because it helps me try to find a place in my house to film, what lights I should use and what lighting is the best for what subject I’m filming about.
3) . NMR. N.p.. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <http://newmediarockstars.com/2013/07/5-quick-and-easy-steps-to-make-your-youtube-channel-banner-art-stunningly-epic/>.
I chose this link because this goes into detail on how to make a good YouTube banner. This is helpful to me because I plan on using this channel after i graduate so a good banner will bring people onto my channel.
4). Mashable. N.p.. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <http://mashable.com/2010/04/26/branded-youtube-channel/>.
I chose this link because this gives me tips on how to make my channel branded and official. This is helpful because I want this to be really known.
5) . Beautylish. N.p.. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <http://www.beautylish.com/a/vxazv/diy-crayon-lipstick-recipe>.
This link was picked because this is one of the DIY activities that my youtube videos will be based on. This is helpful because this is one way I will show people how to make lipstick and i was unaware of this method until now.
6)"Wikihow.com." Wikihow. N.p.. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Professional-Quality-YouTube-Videos>.
I picked this link because this gives me more tips on how to make sure my videos are well. The more tips I can find, the better my videos will be.
7) "Wikihow.com." Wikihow. N.p.. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Lipstick-Using-Eye-Shadow>.
This was another way for me to make Lipstick since my first video will be based on this. The more ways I find to make this, the more I can help people who don’t have the items for the first way to make it.
8) Youtube (2013, March 23) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH5-d9D8KfQ
This video was helpful because seeing how other people do their eyebrows, which my second video will be based on how to clean and fill eyebrows, so I’m getting another alternative on how to do so.
9) "Animoto.com." Animoto. N.p.. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <http://animoto.com/blog/business/voice-overs-business-video-slideshows/>.
This link shows me how to do a good voice over in my videos, which is really helpful so I don’t have to record my voice while i’m showing them what to do.
10) "Pinterest.com." Pinterest. N.p.. Web. 31 Jan 2014. <http://www.pinterest.com/todaysplans/craft-ideas-diy-tutorials/>.
This shows me many other DIY ideas that I can do when or if I run out of DIY ideas that people gave me. This will help me because I have endless DIY ideas.
Lipstick Tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXWmKK-UTX8&feature=youtu.be
Nail Polish Tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDLJrFE9aDc&feature=youtu.be
Shorts Tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suLuiQZXTjQ
Shirt Tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOC9MF8f0IE&feature=youtu.be
Erase una vez, era una escuela se llamaba Science Leadership Academy. La escuela era nuevo en el Distrito Escolar de Filadelfia, entonces la escuela solo tenía un clase de estudiantes en el noveno grado. Había que dos estudiantes, eran un chico y una chica, cuando entablaban un amistad con juntos. Después de dos años, los chicos se enamoraron y eran juntos. Ellos les gustaban eran juntos todos los días y hacían todos juntos. Ellos tenían los mismos amigos y los interés, entonces ellos llevábamos. Ellos eran muy felices juntos y tenían mucho divertido juntos. Cercano el último del undécimo grado, el chico prometía el se casa la chica después de la graduación.
Un día, la chica quiso pasar el rato con sus amigas durante el fin de semana. Ella no pasó el tiempo con sus amigas en mucho tiempo porque ella siempre era con el chico. El chico no quiso la chica ir con sus amigas porque él tuvo un mal sentimiento sobre la situación. Pero, la chico no escucho para el chico, porque ella pensó él fue paranoico. Entonces, ella fue con su amigas. En la mañana en escuela, las amigas de la chica dijeron el chico que la chica se murió en una accidente de auto. Después, el chico era muy deprimido y llorando para la chica. Pero, él era enojado por las amigas de la chica porque una amiga se fue manejando el carro y fue la causa del accidente.
En un otro día, durante el funeral de la chica, su padre dije el chico que la chica le gustaba el cuarto piso porque lo un bien lugar pasar el tiempo. Cuando el chico regresó a la escuela, él habló con Señor Lehmann sobre dedicar el cuatro piso para la chica porque el chico se enamoraron la chica mucho y él quiso para la chica. Señor Lehmann dije que si para la dedication. Después, todos los estudiantes de la escuela asistieron al evento para la dedication. Señor Lehmann y el chico hablaron sobre la chica y cuando ella era muy fabuloso y una buena amiga.
Durante el año que viene, haría un anuncio dije que el cuatro piso cerrado por la chica. Nadie que dar un paso en el piso porque dando un paso en el piso más que dando en la chica. El cuarto piso no usen hasta el dia hoy porque la chica es dedicado en el piso.
Hello again. If you do not remember me my name is Jason Greene. I am a 9th grader at Science Leadership Academy. In English class we are finishing a 6 month project called You and The World. During this project we have to find a issue we are passionate about then go into the world and try to make a change in it. My topic is public education in the city of Philadelphia. I am passionate about this issue because I grew up in this city and went to public school in the city for all of my life. In my first blog post I introduced the issue. Link for that blog is here. In my second blog post I talked about the original research I did on the subject. Link for that blog is here.This is my third and final blog called the post for change.
During the last part of this part of this project was a part called Agent of Change. This is when I go out into the world and try to make a change. I went to my elementary and middle school, J.S Jenks in Chestnut Hill and volunteered for half of a day. I got to volunteer in Mrs.Croak’s classroom. She is the 6th and 7th grade English teacher. While there I helped out in the classroom, stapled papers together and answered some questions about high school the 7th graders had for me. While it was fun to see lots of old friends and teachers it was hard to see how the budget crisis affected the school. This last year some teachers were laid off. Because of this the remaining teachers either had to teach a new grade or teach more students. Mrs. Croak also said the school only gave her limited supplies like one case of paper to last her the whole year. Only about 10 to 12 laptops work on a daily basis. The students also had to buy the three books that they were going to read during the course of the year. I left the school around noon to head back to school. No teacher should have to go through that. Budget cuts hurt and we need to find a solution.
Sign outside the school
The three books students had to buy for school
The advance group reading ahead
How can only one box of copy paper last a whole year?
I am not the only wants a solution to this problem. The School District of Philadelphia is facing another shortfall for the 2014-2015 school year. If they do not get the funding from the city and state they will have to make more cuts. There have been protests to stop the cuts and get more funding for the schools. So far there has been no solution. I think protesting is a great way to get your voice heard but at the end of the day we need to get results. According to superintendent William Hite the district needs almost 210 millions dollars. Most of the money would come by extending the one percent city sales tax hike and a two dollar per pack tax on cigarettes. Without more funding up to 1000 more layoffs could happen and class sizes could go up to 41. To make a change we need funding.
Public education is this city is a very important topic and it is not going anywhere anytime soon. We can not expect the students of this city to be the best they that they can be if they don’t have the resources. Recently, a seven year old boy passed out while at school in South Philadelphia. Because of the budget cuts there was no nurse at the school that day. The counselor ran to the boy and called 911. He died later that day at a hospital. Maybe if there was a full-time nurse on duty that day he might have lived. We can not let this happen again.
This whole project has been a great experience. I never did a project like this before I am glad that I got to this. The whole process, from the first to the last blog the project went very smooth. One thing that I feel like I could have done better was when I was volunteering at Jenks. I wish I could have volunteered there for the whole day but I couldn’t. I feel like if I stayed there the whole day I would have done better. I would like to thank Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Lucy, Mrs. Croak, Mrs. Lynskey and everyone that filled out my survey earlier in the year. Thank you.
Era un dia normal. Tommy era encima de una mesa cuando los luzes encendió. Un minuto después un estudiante movió Tommy y el era en el suelo. Durante el día muchos estudiantes fue a la clase de VK. Este es la clase de Tommy estaba. Los estudiantes ponió sus pies en las piernas de Tommy. Tommy le gustaba esto porque esta significa el trabajo de Tommy y el le gustaba tenió el sentimiento de estar útil.
El día pasado a normal pero después de la escuela, estaba estudiantes en el cuadro. Tambien estaba un profesor que se llamado VK. En este hora nadie sentía en Tommy, pero sentía en su amigos.
Un niño puntió a Tommy, “¿Podemos usar el blanqueo en esto?”
“¿Porque?” VK dició.
“Por que quiero saber que va a pasar.”
En un seguna Tommy era encima de la mesa de laboratorio y todos los estudiantes era alrededor de él. Tommy tenió miedo pero no podió hablar. VK vertió el blanqueo en el medio de Tommy. Algunos estudiantes boqueió y Tommy querió hacer el igual pero no podió. Hació un fuedo en el piel.
“¡La silla cambia a azul!” Un estudiante gritió.
“Es muy interesante,” VK dició, “¿Quieren saber porque?” Todos los estudiantes quierión. VK dició, “un segundo, quiero todo el silla estar el color igual, sí.” Ello usió un cepillo para extender el blanqueo. Todo el piel de Tommy cambió en el mismo color, el color azul. VK empezió explicar porque eso pasar, pero Tommy no podió escuchar porque tenió demasiado dolor.
En el proximo año, Tommy olvidió este evento. Tommy olvidió porque todos los estudiantes tenía amor por Tommy. Cuando clase empezió todos los estudiantes attemptió tomar Tommy, porque él es más interesante de los otros sillas. Aunque los otros sillas no le gustaba Tommy, porque él estába diferente, Tommy estaba contenta porque tenió un trabajo.
Tambien de la amar de los estudiantes Tommy tenió la amar de los professors. En el primer día de escuela, después del verano, todos los professors tenió un lucha para Tommy. Los professors le gustaba tenió un silla diferente en sus cuadros.
Aunque Tommy experienció dolor muy extremo, él vale la pena porque ahora tenía attención y amor.
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