In the last seven weeks I have an independent Discovery that is about Adobe After Effect. I’t’s new for me but I think this program is really powerful and can help me a lot with animation and add the effect to the video. I like to learn about new technology like Adobe product.
After Effect animation
In one week I had one hour to work on math independently. This is really important for me and other Liger’s students to have time and learn independently. This type of curriculum helps to guide us for the future because we will learn to research most of the time by myself. In the independent period, I used the website call Khan academy which allow me to practice algebra word problems, linear equations, geometry and so on. This website also contains many more features, if I do the practice and I don’t know how to solve it I can watch the tutorial video. The tutorial help me to understand the unit that I’m working on but also explain me the process to solve it. Most of the time I used Khan academy to learn but sometimes I used this time, to prepare for the quiz or a project that related to math.
We are trying to help educate Cambodian’s students to learn more science. So our teacher have an idea to make the book that have the science method in there. We tried to make the book that will attract more kid to read by making fun story with science in there and attractive pictures. The book is include two languages witch are Khmer and English. I and Visal are making the book that is about buoyancy. Our book tittle call Sink or Float and in our book we have funny characters like Mr. Coconut, Mr. Rock and Mr. Ball. We decide to use the as our characters name because the kid in Cambodia they like to play the ball, so it will attract more kid to read our book.
So part of my master plan exploration I had a chance to learn a program called Blender with a teacher from ARC Hub PNH . I love designing and explored new things with technology so this expertise was a great experience for me. Due to the fact of my interest in Blender, I have obviously understood the lesson so easily with the lesson. I’m happy with what I’m doing so in the class I played an important role to help my friends to learn the task and fixed all bugs that we all struggled with. “Nothing is impossible unless with try it.”
This year I involved in an expertise that calls podcasting and this class lead by Rich that was our teacher. He taught us how general thing about what is podcast and listened to some of the podcasts that other people have done it. I learned about the different type of recording equipment that they normally use to record the sound. It’s hard to make a professional podcast especially for me that it’s new to the podcast. We learn how to record some technique that can reduce the background noise when we record. We want to create a podcast about someone biography during Khmer rouge. So in the class, we have some students research about the Khmer rouge period and for my team, we start to research and find the sound effect that might relate to the Khmer rouge period. We decided to interview some people that have a hard time with their life and the situation after Khmer rouge. We started to interview (“The name”) to more information about their situation. After we interview we gather all information then put it in our podcast. My role is the editor, so after my team does the interview I started to do some editing to the recording like taking the wrong part, combined some parts together and so on.
We are the Humans of Cambodia, a group of nine students. Our purpose is to share with people around the world about Cambodian culture and Cambodian personal story. Also, we want to attract people’s minds to read about the Cambodian people’s daily lives. In the first three weeks we learn about how to be a good photographer and a good interviewer. When we go to interview people we ask them for permission to interview and taking photos to put on our blog. We should not go behind and ask for permission because that person will feel shock, so he or she won’t let us interview. Our goal, we want that person to feel comfortable and think like we are their friend, so it is easy for us to get more interesting information. Some common questions that we ask like: What is the happiest time in your life? What is your saddest time in your life? What you like about this country? and What is your biggest challenge?.
When we come back from an interview we listen to the audio and write down the interesting part what that person said and choose the best photo. My row is a blog designer and organizer. Normally when someone finished transcript caption, check the grammar and choose the right photo I will put that into Humans of Cambodia blog.