The first week of Multimedia/Technology class we are taking lesson on Digital storytelling. Digital storytelling is the tool on the internet that’s for reading story online including photo essay, podcast, film and ect. I know for sure that everybody probably like digital storytelling because it’s more flexible to find and read on the internet. After understanding about what digital storytelling is we do a little exercise to know how many types of digital storytelling. Then we found out that there are some types of digital storytelling such as photo essay, documentary, film, animation and ect. In Digital storytelling we also know one quote that is from our teacher, Cindy. The quote is” Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.
Making Good Story and How?
We have learned about Digital Storytelling and we also learned how to make a good story by using these structures. First, we were going deep into the structure to make us understand well about the structures(I am going to show you the structure below). After knowing clearly to the structure, we did a little warm up so we watch the videos and telling the structure of the stories and here below is the poster I created for the structures of the story.
Photography and Videography Skill
The most interesting lesson is about Photography. In this lesson we’ve learn about exposure and types of camera shot. We’ve really enjoy this listen because we get to learn about technology that first I don’t really know that there are some types of shot and the exposure. There are 3 things to affect the exposure such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. We did learn about those 3 things and if you want to see what are they, it is below this text. I am glad that I have learned about aperture, shutter speed, and ISO because every time we are taking photo we will need them incase we want to take the beautiful pictures. After learning each of the types we did a little exercise by taking photos using shutter speed, aperture and ISO. For me after practicing I feel very comfortable with using three of these. For the videography we have learned how to take a good video both with view and interview. This lesson is really important because we need to know how to take videos and for me I have learned many things. In order to get a good video we need steadiness and tripod to make the video steady. For the sound when interviewing someone we should use microphones. There are 2 microphones and which are lavalier and shotgun. In interviewing we should use lavalier. These are all we learn in round 2 of multimedia I feel good in using camera after learning.
The first of my exploration in 2017 to 2018 is bamboo. Bamboo is a type of grass and is the fastest growing plant. It grows everywhere except north pole. It has flower once 3 years. One sort of animal that eats only bamboo is panda. For the exploration our teacher( Sushi ) has explained us more and more details what is bamboo and let us work on what do we want to make. Basically, we made a lot of products that related to bamboo. The products are bamboo cup, straw, pencil case, keychain, jewelry, flashlight, rain stick, jump rope, bow and arrow and more. We create that to avoid being use plastic also. One thing I love in this exploration is in the sharation day, so when the guests come we have a little quiz about what is bamboo. Then we present each of the products we made and some of the students in the exploration have a little game. The game is you need to shoot the arrow to the middle of the cardboard that we have set up. We also let the guests play jump rope. I love this exploration so much.
I am in Community Documentary exploration. In this exploration we study about the community by interviewing people about their life and about the community. The purpose of the exploration is to learn and observe about the community. In the exploration we divided into 4 teams. There are photo, video, podcast and blog group. In the first week of our exploration we learn more about interviewing skills and we improve it. So I am in photo team that has 4 Liger members and 2 World renew members. My group is basically have to learn camera skill first. Therefore we did learn that with the teachers and we all understood it well. Then we have a pre trip to Kampong Speu province in 4 villages which are Srey Sompong, Tropeang Leap, Prey Onse, and Chrok Popul village. In the pre trip the porpose is to learn more about the skill like interview skill. After pretrip, we feel more confident. Then when we come back from the pre trip we have prepared the plan for World Renew students that come to Liger for learning the skill in this exploration. We had a really good time teaching them the skills that we have learned. For my group as the photo team, we teach them how to take photos and how to use camera. When the World Renew students understand well about the skill, we had another trip to those 4 villages again. This time we prepared the plan that who do we want to meet and where like village chiefs and monks in the pagoda. In this trip everybody did very well than before because we have experienced it one before. Well just as before, we are doing the same things like photo team takes photos, video teams take video, podcast team record the sound and block team interviewing people. When we come back to Liger, each team comes up with a product. To make the products we worked with the World Renew students again. First my team teach them how to edit photos. My team has photo book, video team has video, podcast team has podcast and blog team has blog. The blog contain all the informations about the exploration. In the book we divided in 4 villages. Each village we put the photos and a little bit description about the village. We spend 1 week to make the books. After that, we have another trip to the 4 villages again. This trip is for us to present our products. We don’t only present to the villagers but we have inspired them that they want their children to become like us. That is a quite meaningful feedback. Overall I have learned a lot of skills in this exploration and we had a good work with World Renew students.
In the round 1 of Stem class, we learned about matter and atom. Matter is anything that has mass and occupied space. Atom is the smallest particle in chemical that can exist. In atom there are nucleus and electrons. And in Nucleus, there are protons and neutrons. Protons have the positive charge. Electrons have the negative charge. Neutrons have the zero charge. Even neutrons have zero charge but the number of neutrons are able to create more mas because they mass as about protons and electrons together. All the elements should have the same amount number of electrons and protons. it’s called neutral atom is when the electrons and protons are balance. Ion is when the atom losing or gain more electrons. It means that the electrons and protons are not balance. Ion has 2 types:
1. Cation is when the atoms have more protons than electrons.
2. Anion is when the atoms have more electrons than protons. Again the protons didn’t lose or gain more only the electrons that loose and gain.
Now let’s move to isotope. Isotope has the same amount of protons and electrons but doesn’t have the same amount of neutrons. Atomic number is the total number of protons. Atomic mass is the total mass of an atom.
The picture is from Wikipedia.
In the English Literacy, Our teacher ( Hannah ) show us about how can we make our personal narrative and improve it. Here this is my personal narrative that I wrote it.
One day in the evening, when I was studying all my classmates were talking about the concert that they celebrated 2 or 3 days ago. After class time I asked my parents that if we could go to the concert tonight. Then they said that we could go and also with my sister. We prepare things like taking shower and finish eating dinner. After, we leave the house and went through to the concert. Then we arrived there in 10 minutes. My mom said that we can bought something first then we could go to watch the the singer. I thought that I will meet my idol. I was so happy. We walked a lot and bought things like shoes, pigeon toy, puppy toy, basket, and some snacks. After we went to the stage to watch the music performance. All I saw was only the singer who volunteer to sing if I thought. After watch the music for about 1 hour we were so sleepy so we went home. When we arrived home we played with toys a little bit and we prepare to sleep.
This is all I got for my memory. I enjoyed the concert and the way it designed for the audience to come although it was just a simple one.
In the first round of English Literacy class we’ve been learning about etymology. It is the first thing in the class. The words we learned are from Latin and Greek. We’ve got root words also. Root words are the original words. For example, bio is the root word of Greek and in English it means life. Then the word biography means a story of a real person’s life that’ve written from the other people. Let’s move to Homework Packet. Homework Packet is two or three papers with the list of the words and some exercises to make us understand well. Every week we’ve got the Homework Packet. Then after one week we’ve got the Homework Packet, we have a test of the list of words in the Homework Packet. We’ve been doing this all 7 weeks in round 1.
I love math class because in the world we actually really need math. Let’s think about it first, seller needs math, customers need math, eating need math. Therefore everything need math. The math books that we are studying today are all from Singapore. We have finished in grade 4A and 4B. Now we are continuing to finish 5A. In this round we understood a lot about order of operations. Order of operations are Addition, Subtraction, Division and Multiplication. We have been doing exercise about order of operations and word problems with our group. We were not just learned about order operation but also about fraction. Fraction is not like whole number. Fractions have numerator which is the top one of the fraction. There is a line in the middle of the fraction. Fractions also have denominator which is below the line of fractions. Addition fractions, Subtraction fractions and Multiple fractions. We are doing the exercise in class with the groups that teacher has divided us in. Well I am so happy to learn about fraction because teacher told us some new strategies that we don’t know. Here is the picture of Math grade 5A below this text.
In this round all of the students are working on their poems. There are some types of poems in Khmer so I choose one which is Pomnol. Basically, my poem is about parents advice. I thought about my parents then I decided to write the poem about advice that my parents have given me. The poem starts with 6 syllables. The middle has 4 syllables and the end has 6 syllables also. If you want to read my poem it is below this text.
គ្រប់កូនស្គាល់អ្នកទាំងពីរ ផ្អែមដូចសេរី ចាំមើលកូនតាំងពីតូច។
កុំឲ្យរូបកូនឆ្នាស់ខូច ព្រោះកូននៅតូច ចង់ឲ្យកូនចរិតល្អ។ Continue reading “Khmer Poem”
In the first round of Multimedia class we have learned many new things. At first, we learned how to do research like how to get the google to show us what we expect the outcome. After that, we come up with our own topic to research. My topic is about poisonous plant. I’ve been researching for a week. We also have learned 3 softwares from our classmates. We learned Indesign, Photoshop and Lightroom. Actually I have learned Lightroom already in my exploration. After learning all of these 3 software, our homework is editing photos in both Lightroom and Photoshop. We need to write our research into Indesign and export as a pdf. Out of research, we learn other things too. We have learned about how the program work and how we write the introduction to make the program work. We practiced that in class. Moreover, we have learned and created some algorithm of some math and riddle. We created the algorithm of 1+2+3+4 until +200. The algorithm goes like this (n+1)*n/2. n is the last number like in this condition 200 is the last number. I would take 200+1 equal 201. Then I take the 201 times itself is 201 equal 4040. At the last, I take 4040 divided by 2 equal 2020. The answer is 2020.
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In my year at Liger everything we learn is focusing on how to change Cambodia. To change the country is not easy; it needs time. Everyone always has their dreams. What about my dream? Changing Cambodia is so hard and I can tell it is hard. We need to change Cambodia because it is our country. There are three main learning experience that have developed my idea of changing Cambodia. There are Composting and Khmer dance.
In 2018 of my second year in Liger I have one exploration called Compost. In this exploration we consistently talk about the environment. Plastics have been increasing a lot in Cambodia. It is almost everywhere. It cannot burn by fire. Many animals die because of plastic. When they eat the plastic, it will stick in their body until it full and the animals cannot live anymore. I have asked myself that how many plastics do I throw away daily. I have watched the video about the other country that have banned the plastic. I feel like I want to do it too but I don’t know how to stop. To stop a person doing things wrong you have to be the model of that person. Everyday people go out to buy things in the market. They always use plastic because they think it is easy for carry things. After people use the plastic already they don’t reuse it again but they throw it away. Some people don’t even throw it in the bin. In Compost exploration we have decided to change these habits.. We can’t stop but we can reduce. In Liger kitchen also staff house, everyday we have a lot of waste. The members of the exploration always take all the raw waste from kitchen to put in our compost. I am going to continue the compost until the whole year in Liger. We plant the vegetables in our campus because we want our campus to fill with the beautiful plants everywhere. Compost also shows that people everyday are using chemical fertilizer to make the plant grow faster but for compost is the organism fertilizer that help supporting the soil to make the plant healthy and ground too.
On the weekend in Liger I have Khmer dance. There are a lot of weekend activities to do but I only choose three. There are Model Making, Hip Hop and Khmer Dance. I will take one topic to talk about is Khmer Dance. Before I choose Khmer Dance I thought that to increase Khmer culture I need to participate in Khmer dance even I don’t like it. I don’t want to lose Khmer Culture. First I don’t like Khmer Dance but until I think about it a lot it is stuck in my mind. I decided to join Khmer Dance because I am Cambodian and I want to know about Khmer Culture more. In Khmer Dance class Teacher Khmer Dance teach us a lot. I learn each name of Khmer Dance. I want all Cambodian to learn Khmer Dance for the culture. I know it is hard to inspire other people in. In my year in Liger I will promise myself that I will join Khmer Dance and never take out my name from it.
In my round 2 Exploration I have Entrepreneurship. I learn and experience a lot in this exploration. In this exploration, we focus on how to succeed a business. We divided in a team of three members. Each team has to come up with product and why should the team make this product. My product is pencil case. I fail a lot of time. I don’t succeed but I try a lot of times but I fail. Also I got a lot of feedback. The pencil case doesn’t look good for the user to use. After that my team and I change the product to make bracelet. In bracelet product I try to make it as fast as possible because it is almost time for sharation in Liger. It has some benefits too. As I am an example, I wear it to represent my country is Cambodia to show all the people that I love Cambodia so much that’s why I wear Cambodia’s flag color bracelet. You can wear it to express your feeling from day to day. If you are mad you can wear red. Everybody in the exploration go out to present and sell the products. In future I want to see I am a successful businessman.
In round 3 I have Geography of Cambodia. Geography of Cambodia Exploration divided into 4 teams We have region 1, 2, 3 and 4. I am in Region 3. I go to southern part of Cambodia. There are Koh Kong, Kep, Sihanouk, Kandal, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kampot, and Takeo. In each province I go to different places. Mostly we go to each places to find history, human life and five themes. In this exploration I know many places in Cambodia. On trip I learn more things. For example in Rabbit Island there’s no light at 10pm so that is the lesson for us to learn that when we go to other places. I am the note taker of interview people and department of culture and fine art. In trip we also bring recorder and 3 types of cameras. In the way of interview people get to know the people and the community better. In the end of the interview we always ask the people for goal. The accurate of the goal is the people want Liger students to study to have high knowledge for changing Cambodia. That is very impressive for me.