ILP Month 2

Since the last post on slate about my ILP, I've learned a lot. Even though I haven't had my ILP because of no school and cancellations. I learned the parts of the hardware of the computer. I learned how to re-image a computer, and also how to update something on several computers at once. I'm looking forward to continuing to learn about the different aspects of fixing computers. I'm also looking forward to when I can fix student's computers.

Nat ILP November Update

Recently I have moved away from the idea of a recording studio, every place I have emailed has rejected me or not replied. So I then decided to work for my dad, but my dad could not provide me with enough work every week. Although my mom is willing to have me as an intern at her office, People Metrics. Here I would take photos and draw pictures for the online blog. I like the idea of the freedom that follows this both creatively and physically. I am allowed to roam around the city and take photos, I would then return to the office and show the photos to the blog manager George. The other ILP offer that came up is from Ms. Giorgio, I would work for AIA, which is some sort of Architecture foundation or firm. There seems to be ideas about redesigning their logo, which interests me as well.

ILP entry 2

​My ILP starts this week. On Thursday it will start at 4:30 and ends at 5:30. I will learning who else is in my group and who will be teaching me. After this meeting I will start going to my ILP every Wednesday. I look forward to finally getting to start my ILP and hope it will be very fun.

ILP - November update

The photography classes have been going fine so far. During the classes, I do activities, like guessing what type of picture we're looking at, trying to figure out how the scope affects the light, and walking outside and changing our ISO settings. I like taking pictures whenever the moment comes. Two days ago, I took pictures with a famous photographer. He takes pictures of people around the world and he complemented my photography skills. I hope to tell my class about what I learned and share my experience. 

Kopf ILP Update 11/2

So far I have been to two sessions of my ILP and it's really cool. We haven't been doing what I expected, but I'm still learning a lot and really enjotyng myself and my work there. The first session I went, I got lost trying to get there and was 20 minutes late and fairly embarrassed. Then once we got started I felt fairly out my depth, everyone else seemed to know what they were doing and how to operate the power tools a lot better than I did. Yet, after a while I got into a groove and helped hang up a swing and drill holes for the next swing. We were trying to build a playground for this neighborhood in West Philadelphia and I feel like a made a good contribution to building the playground and to the neighborhood.

The next session was far less interesting, but I still had some fun and don't expect the whole year will be like this. The most recent session I went to, all we were doing was packing up and closing down the Department of Making + Doing, obviously this was not nearly as fun as building a playground. We had to pack up all the tools that we got to keep and label all of the boxes that we put them into. It was really cool to see all of the things that students had made at this place, and I wish I could have been here before they had to close the place down. Next week we are starting to move out and bring tools to the SLA campuses. I think that after we finish moving everything out we will move on to cooler and more intellectually challenging things. I'm excited for what is to come.

Kopf ILP Update 10/23

Today is the first official day of me having an ILP. My internship is at the Public Workshop and Department of Making+Doing. I have been working really hard to set up an internship either there or at the exhibit design department of the Franklin. Yet, I couldn't get connected to the right people until recently, so now I finally have it set up. I wish that getting my internship set up was an easier process, but I do believe that I have learned from the complications that arose during this process.

Although I haven't actually been to my internship yet, I  have heard many good and interesting things about the program and I am very excited to begin working next Wednesday. I think that this internship will really help educate me on many topics that I am interested in and assist me in pursuing my possible career goals. Even if I don't choose to continue on this road I think that this internship will teach me many things that will be useful anywhere, later in life. 

The only issue that I have currently is of my conflicting schedule. I have been doing a program with the Franklin Institute for a year now and have really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, both the internship and the Franklin program are on Wednesdays, and I have learned that the internship I chose starts later and can go later occasionally. Even though I am not required to stay for the whole time at the Public Workshop, I am still concerned about missing or being late to the Franklin program. Hopefully, this will never happen, but it is something I have been thinking about.

I hope everything works out overall and am really looking forward to starting a new experience at the Public Workshop.


​For my ILP I volunteer in a pre-ballet and pre-jazz class at my dance school. The teacher in the class name is Ms.Kim, what I do is help her out with the class basicaly. Doing demonstrations, playing music and teaching little dances. For the most part it's fun because I love teaching kids, even though they're a little crazy it's still fun. They always listen and they love when I teach them jazz dances because they are fun to do and learn. Hopefully by the end of this they will have learned a lot from me because that is my goal for the end of this. But the kids are great, Ms.Kim is great, and I love what I am doing.

ILP-Kingsessing Library

Last Wednesday was so ch​aotic! It was fun though. When I first got to the library, there was barely any one there. Then by the time 3:00 came, there were so many kids from both Mastery charter and Mitchell. It was like all hell broke loose! There were books and papers everywhere. I had to constantly tell them to focus! They were having so much fun. I was getting pulled in different directions, because each of them wanted my attention. I feel happy that they look up to me but at the same time, I want to be their example. After their homework, we played games and drew pictures. We played Mad Libs. I was so fun. We made no sense. None of the stories we made up agreed in noun, verb, or adjective. It was 4:00 before I knew it! I had to leave, I was sad but I'm going to see them tommorow. I love my ILP!


After two weeks of contacting and trying to find an ILP, I finally met with Jeremy and asked him if there's anything I can do since Drexel and Penn didn't get back at me. He said that I would be doing Law Class in school every Wednesday at 1:30. I hope I get to learn more about lawyers and how a courtroom works. The roles in a courtroom and how lawyers get prepared about a case.


October 19-23
For my ILP I wanted to do something interesting. I thought I'd do something with sports, at Drexel university. I  did not meet with Jeremy that week but I emailed the sports program at Drexel for the third time and also tried to call them. I did not hear back from them. Currently I am looking at other options for my ILP. I want to meet with Jeremy next Wednesday and see if there's anything else I can do.

Home Network, Jack Sugrue

Tech Assignment 3 (1) (1)
My network has a lot of things hooked up wirelessly. Everyone in my family has a laptop and a cell phone, and my Chromebook makes us have 5 computers. We also have a 3DS and a Wii hooked up to the internet. We also have a printer, but it doesn't use the internet, so I didn't put it on here.
I learned a lot from just observation. I had never put a lot of thought into how my Internet entered the house or how often it's being used in my house, but through this I feel more aware of my internet and how it works. If you haven't ever looked at your internet, go to your router and take a look! It's really interesting and it's not something you really think about.

A Spanish Masterpiece - By: Andora, Shlio, Leo, & Jason

In the first month of Spanish 1 we learned how to order our food in a polite way. We are now putting our skills of ordering to the test. In this situation there will be 3 people ordering their lunch.

In the first month of Spanish we have learned how to describe what is happening in the weather. In this video we will show a weather forecast.

In our first two months in Spanish, we have learned a lot of things. One thing we learned was the different formality we use for certain people. We will apply our knowledge about this unit in our video. The video will be about Leo starting an interview with the boss of the company.

This past month, we have been learning about the days of the week. Now it is being used in a practical setting as professor assigns the weeks homework.

SLA XC Finishes Seasons, Runners Advance to States

The SLA Cross Country (XC) Team attacked the Belmont Plateau on Friday as they crossed the line during their last race of the season yesterday. We ran a lot of miles, ate a lot of granola bars and PB&Js, and shared a lot of memories this season. Runners Des O'Donovan and Jared Bauer will advance to the state competition in Hershey next week. Congratulations on a strong finish to the season!
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PA290170 (1)

Video Reflection

In class we saw a kid named Jack go about his life at school and get bullied a lot. Then we watched the video, but this time, we hit an emoji, which told the bullies that we see what you're doing and we don't like it, and they did the right thing. This shows that if you don't show the bullies that you see what they're doing and don't like it, they will continue to bully. I have a twitter account that I use, I have a Google + and Facebook, however I don't post on them, I do comment on Youtube videos occasionally. There are pictures of me from piano recitals that I did. I don't think that people will have any impressions of me based on what I do online. The goal of an Internet Troll is to get attention by annoying and saying negative things about a certain subject or person. If you respond to a troll, you are helping them in their pursuit of attention. If you are anonymous online, then people won't have any bad impressions of you, however, they also can't find any information about you. 

Home Network, Colin Taylor-McGrane

​I have a Optical Network Terminal(ONT) in my basement that converts the laser generated pulses of light to and from electrical signals. The ONT is connected to a cable that is connected to a router in my living room, which is connected to all of our devices via WiFi. I learned that there is a box in my basement that converts light pulses to and from electrical signals. I would like to tell people that they should understand how they receive and send information on the internet.

BPMN 2.0 (1)

Kyianna Thomas

Kyianna Thomas

Blue stream

October 29,2016

Today in class i watched a video about bullying. I had to google myself. I didn't know myself but it was good to see what others with my name did. This video makes me think of when other get bullied or picked on. Online i appear to be a beautiful young lady that likes to write books on wattpad and is really active in basketball for girls. I would think that people would think of me as a active human. They just want to make up things about you or talk bad about you. The positive results of being online is letting people know who you are and having them think good things about you. The negative results would be having a bad image on who you are and what people may think about you.


Today in class we watched a video about a boy who was being bullied. We watched it two times. The first time we did not click the eye emoji which showed what would happen if people helped the person being bullied. The second time we did though. When he clicked the emoji he was happy and seemed to be enjoying life, but when no one was helping he was nearly crying and was depressed. Online there are pictures of me from instagram and pictures from my friends instagram accounts. You could also see a project I did on Prezi in 6th grade and a picture of me from a race I did a couple years ago. There are both positives and negatives to online anonymity. The positive is that you may be comfortable with talking to people over the internet then in person, but also people can stalk you online which can lead to cyber bullying.  

Who am I ONLINE? Nzinga

Tech project

In this class we watched a video about bullying. But in this video it told us how to be better than bullying and how to outsmart it. In this video it taught us about the eye emoji. The emoji tells that person that what they are doing isn't good and you see them. I know with this video it brung up children bullying other children in pre-k. You know how its that one student who is always in the front of the line and is the teachers pet. The teacher or the student may not see it, but that is bullying.

Online I am a good person. It doesn't show anything inappropriate because my name is Nzinga. Its stands for power, strength and brave. Under my name it pulls up my year at business school/class. I guess people would perceive me as accomplished and privileged because in the picture I was the only black person in the whole picture. It also shows how thankful I must be for my life as well. The goal of internet trolls is stay away from them or if they appear, stay calm. I believe the positive is only one thing, keeping yourself safe, I don't think there are any other reasons. If you aren't in trouble you shouldn't be hiding.

Reflection- Hinson

Today in class, we viewed a short interactive clip about a boy, Jack, who was being bullied by peers, both verbally and through the internet. We were able to stop the bullies in advanced by clicking the eye-looking button. This button was there to let the bullies know someone was watching them. After watching this video, lots of things ran through my mind. I really hate the fact that people are bullied and I never noticed how bad it can affect a person being bullied. Online I appear the same as I would in person. When I searched myself I didn't really find anything bad. I believe people think I am a nice and well conducted person. The internet trolls is to make you upset and very mad. A positive result of online anonymity are used to send positive messages. A negative anonymity is used to send hurtful and mean spam messages.

Help "The Rocket" Win a City Title!

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SLA Rockets Baseball Family and Bandwagon,

We shocked the Philly Public League last year by going undefeated in the regular season and upsetting the top seeds en route to the Final Four. 

Yet, we fell ever so short of fulfilling our mission of bringing home a City Title. Now the target is squarely on our backs as a team to beat, and every game we play this spring will be against the very best around.

Since the first week of September we've been building on the strong foundation of our recent success, but we're still up against teams and a system that favors the established and the fully staffed. We'll always be that scrappy, royal blue Rocket that believes and defies the odds but we need your help.

To this end, we're starting this GoFundMe campaign to ensure that our team is ready to compete against the very best the city has to offer in 2016. 

Your support will help us in the following ways:
-Professional Hitting and Pitching Coaches
-Indoor Facility Rentals
-New baseball equipment
-New Uniforms 
-Spring Training Tournaments down South

Help support the continued growth of the hottest team in the City Public League. 

City Title on 3, Family on 6!!!

Home Network, DeSilva

Home Network by Sean DeSilva

My Internet Service Provider also known as ISP is Xfinity from Comcast. The Comcast cable connects to my modem/router which activates the Wifi. Then the other piece of the cable connects to my laptop, so it's known as the Ethernet. My Samsung Galaxy S4 smart phone, 3DS Xl, PS Vita and my dads Nokia smart phone can easily connect to the modem/router which gives off wifi. During my Technology course with Mrs. Hull, I learned that when you connect your device to Wifi, you actually pay additional amounts of money for having that device connected to your ISP which I thought was very shocking. I will tell other people to not have your devices connected to you ISP all the time because they will have to pay more than they need too. Also, I would tell them to call their ISP to fix any issues with the Internet.  

Home Network, Silverman

My ISP is Verizon fios, so I have a fiber cable connecting to my router.  Connected through WiFi I have a tablet, six cell phones, two laptops, a TV, and a wifi extender.  I also have two hardwired desktop PCs and a printer that is WiFi connected as well.  An OMG moment for me was when we watched that video in class and I learned about what happened behind the scenes of the internet.  I would want others to know what they have connected to their network and how expensive it can get.

who am I online

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1:This was a class project on how we are perceived online, and we watched an interactive video on preventing cyber trolls, and this blog post is about the questions associated with the video

2: This video brings to mind cyberbullying, and its very similar to it too

3: Online I don't use my real name, but my user names are usually MooseMan, or DriftRacer88

4: I think people perceive me well, since I usually try not to be mean if i'm online, for example, I don't start fights while playing games online

5: To get a response, and then get enjoyment out of your suffering

6: Anonymity is good because people can’t find you in real life, and possibly hurt you. It's bad because people could post things that are really mean, and you wouldn't know who it is, and not be able to stop them