I’d Move to Kobe … Would You?

26/02/2012 § Leave a comment

[REVISED and BACK ONLINE!]

Firstly, the Write-Up .PDF File can be found in the four orange words that your eyes just scanned.

Fun Fact #1: The word limit was 600 words. My write-up is exactly 600 words. WHO’S A COOL KID. I am.

Secondly, the “I’d Move to Kobe, Would You?” Presentation .PDF File is right there in those nine orange words that your eyes scanned again.

Fun Fact #2: I really like .PDF files.

Lastly, I like pictures but I’m no thief. Here are my References, again in .PDF form.

Fun Fact #3: I took one of the pictures, guess which one.

Thanks, guys, that’s it for now. If you know what I mean.

 

 

 

 

#fail

21/02/2012 § Leave a comment

Major flashback to Alien vs. Predator.

TechCrunch

Microsoft and Apple should hate one another right now. I mean, really hate each other. After decades of domination, Microsoft has watched their rival move from death’s door to become the most valuable company in the world — over $200 billion more valuable than Microsoft itself. And it was Microsoft who helped get Apple there, remember, with a timely cash infusion in 1997.

Steve Ballmer laughed off the iPhone, which eventually helped kill off Windows Mobile — and it’s now bigger than all of Microsoft’s businesses combined. And the company shrugged off the iPad, even as it established a category, tablets, which Microsoft itself had been trying to establish for years.

Now Apple’s iOS ecosystem threatens the very fabric of Microsoft. Given the rise of the iPhone and iPad, and the halo-effect they’re having on the Mac, products like Windows and Office don’t hold the same importance that…

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MOVE

17/02/2012 § Leave a comment

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

I was showing Mr. Bellew how to Embed videos. Decided to leave this here because it’s worth watching.

So watch it, yeah?

But would you actually kill a mockingbird?

12/02/2012 § 1 Comment

Another Individual Oral Commentary,
but this time on a speech from the movie 
To Kill a Mockingbird, also based on the book.

Atticus’s speech in To Kill a Mockingbird was used as a final closing argument during court in which he represented the wrongly accused Tom Robinson, a black man. As a serious and very important event in his and Robinson’s case, the speech used many techniques in order to convince the court and judge that Robinson is innocent. This IOC explores the ways Atticus uses these techniques and how effective they may be.

Embed probably didn’t work so click here for the actual commentary recording.

http://content.screencast.com/users/Kari9/folders/Jing/media/746da120-f013-4afa-8c7a-91f2ae8c3f59/jingswfplayer.swf

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Self evaluations on Filipinos

01/02/2012 § Leave a comment

For Criterion A: Knowledge, I highlighted almost everything in the 7-8 band because that is where I feel I belong in terms of my written report on the Philippines. I used a range of terminology accurately and appropriately. More so than in other assignments, I tried to use vocabulary learned from this unit as well as vocabulary from past units. Words that can be found in the report include income, allocate, trend, disparity and anomaly. I also used a range of relevant facts and examples for each indicator I needed to in order to explain my support for my analyses (for Criterion C). I also tried to accurately describe each indicator in the Philippines as well as I could.

I highlighted the qualifiers in the 7-8 band of Criterion B: Concepts; this is where I feel I fall in terms of my work in the Philippines report. Although I know I understand the topic, I think I was able to apply the concepts and show it on the report quite appropriately and with some depth but probably not at the point of sophisticated, using large words and giving insight on things other people may not see, for example. I was able to explain the connections and concepts and apply said concepts to the Philippines for this report.

For Criterion C: Skills (Analysis), I fall again under the 7-8 band judging by my level of analysis in the country report. I know I was able to use a range of relevant information to apply and explain my points on the report. Also, with all the work and thinking and analyzing I did for this report, I think the work showed a good level of critical analysis but perhaps not quite a high level because there just wasn’t enough space in the word limit to do very high levels of analysis. I presented arguments and points that were well supported and balanced throughout the entire report using facts and numbers and focusing on the main point of the report. I also demonstrated effective investigative skills in that I was able to take the Philippines and present potential areas of development clearly.

I fall under the 7-8 band (again) for Criterion D: Organization and presentation. Before writing the report, I was able to organize the report how I felt it would be the clearest and easiest to understand; a before-and-after sort of set up. This made the report well-developed and arranged in a logical sequence. The information communicated in my report was never irrelevant, I made sure of that after four to five edits; the information was always relevant to the report. The presentation and writing was indeed clear, concise, and effective, or at least I’d like to think so, and the language, although a little factual and informative for the audience and purpose was still very clear and straightforward, perfect and always appropriate for an audience that you basically have to guide through the report. And finally, yes, all the sources of information used in the report have been documented according to a recognized convention, aka APA format. Years of NoodleTools and writing APA Resource lists has kind of hammered the habit into us by now.

In any case, stay awesome, readers.

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