In this round of multimedia class, we continued learning about Python. In this portfolio post, I will summarize what I did in the third round of multimedia essential.
Python Conditionals and If Statements was the first lesson that I learned. In that lesson, what I learned were Booleans, Comparisons, Indentation, And & Or & Not, If statement, Elif statement, and Else statement. We also learned about Python for loops. For this course, there were only three lessons, Break statement, Continue statement, and Range function. The last lesson was about Python While Loops. Infinite while loop, while loop, break statement, continue statement, and else statement were the courses in Python While Loops lesson. We also practice writing codes and solved some coding exercises in a website called Codeboard, it’s a web-based IDE to teach programming in the classroom, easily create and share exercises with students, and analyze and inspect students’ submissions with a single click.
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Every round of English literacy, we have different themes. For this round of English Literacy, the theme was about “The Search of Identity”.
For the first week of the round, we started the theme with genetic. We thought about how do we know who we are. Then we read a CommonLit article called “Where Did I Come From” that was written by BirdBrain Science published in 2016. Then we read another story called “The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros in 1984. After that, I also wrote a paragraph about my name.
For the first day of the second week of the round, I studied about connotation and denotation. Connotation is the figurative, emotional, and cultural meaning attached to the word; shades and degrees of meaning. Denotation is the dictionary definition and literal meaning of a word. After that, we read a poem called “Where I’m From” that was written by George Ella Lyon. Next, my classmates and I wrote our own Where I’m From poem inspired by George Ella Lyon. Then, we post it into FlipGrid and if you want to watch mine, click on this LINK.
The next lesson was about story elements graphic organizer. Then, we watched a short animation film called “The Present”. Then we wrote about the story elements which are exposition/hook, characters, setting, conflict/problem, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution/solution. We also introduced to tone, mood, motif, foreshadowing, suspense, poetic justice, conflict, and theme. We didn’t learn all of them at a time so we got to learn only tone and mood first. So we watched another short animated film called One Man Band and thought about the mood and the tone. Then, we learned about foreshadowing. We read a story called “The Land Lady” and identify the foreshadowing in that story. If you are interested and want to read it, click on this LINK,and if you want to watch the movie, click on this LINK.
My classmates and I were reading four different books, and they are Monster (Walter Dean Myers), Looking for Alaska (John Green), Wonder (R. J. Palacio), and The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton). So, I chose Monster to read. It was an interesting book and I also recommend you to read it, too. Not just reading, I also needed to discuss what I read with anyone who read the same book as me.
That’s it for this round! Hope you enjoy reading it! Thank you!
Indigenous are minority groups that live in different places around the world. In Cambodia, there are up to 10 or 20 indigenous groups. In this article, you will get to know the wonderful exploration that I had working so hard in the past seven weeks, the project is called “Indigenous Community in Cambodia”. Before, there was a senior group that had an exploration of “Pnong” which is an indigenous group in Cambodia. My team and I were the second group in the junior cohort that got to learn and research about this project. The first junior team was research most of the groups and there were two indigenous groups left for my second team. They are “Kui” and “Stieng”. There were two final products that we wanted to see are books about Kui and videos about Stieng.
I was chosen to be one of the members of the Stieng video team. In the first couple of weeks, I planned the scenes that I will shoot for the video, the questions that I would ask, etc. Well, I finished those early so I decided to help my friends out and also do more research. Besides doing a video about Stieng, I also needed to write an article about Kui so that I can learn about both minorities. Both the video and book, we have different themes such as food, geography, education, language, daily life, economic, culture, belief, and ceremonies. My theme was about Food. To make the information clearer, we needed to go on a trip to interview the indigenous people.
The first province we visited was Kroches. In Kroches, next to the Cambodia-Vietnam border, Stieng indigenous group live there. It was in Krong village, Snoul commune, Snoul, district, Kroches province. We arrived there at 7 o’clock at night. We had some chat with the people there before taking shower and sleep. It was a really good night. In the next morning, we started to interview and taking videos. My theme was about food so it was very nice because they cooked one of their traditional food for us. Click on the link below (end of the article) to watch the video I made. We also visited a school near the community to do some workshop and to interview some students, teachers, and the principle. The workshop was about drawing and frisbee, which they never know it before.
The second province we went to was Preah Vihear. Kui people live in Bankern Phol village, Rom Tom commune, Roveang district, Preah Vihear province. We arrived there at night, right at dinner time. They cooked very delicious foods for us, absolutely fantastic. Once we woke up, we did some interview with the villagers to get more information, helping my friends with interviewing and took some photos to put in the book. After that, a group of young people came to perform their traditional dances. Click on the link to watch the video that my teammate made about the dances (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86gJQGPXVIU). After the performance, we had a chance to ride a tractor (picture below) to the spiritual forest. That forest is located in a protecting area so there are still many trees and plants.
We also visited an organization based in Phnom Penh called Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization (C.I.P.O). We got to know each other very well and they were really proud of our project. We also got to interview some people over there to get more information because they are indigenous people that came from different minorities.
That’s it for the trip! When we arrived at our school, we started to put things together. I was editing the Stieng video while everyone else working on different projects.
A few weeks after that, we went on a trip again to Preah Vihear to show them the first version of our products, and also to verify the information with them and to get some pictures or more information that we needed.
If you would like to see the videos that we made, click on the link below and I hope you enjoy it.
In this round of Khmer literacy class, I was very enjoy learning new interesting lessons. What I’ve learned about; part of speeches, learning new words and preparing for an event coming up very soon.
For Khmer part of speech lesson, my classmates and I were assigned to do research about different Grammar tenses such as noun, adjective, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, pronoun, interjection, simple sentences, complex sentences, and voiced & passive voiced. Well, I was researching about interjection. After we researched, we all presented and shared with our classmates about what we’ve done.
The next lesson was about learning new words. Well, we needed to read a book and find vocabularies that I think I don’t know the definition or not sure what it really means, I wrote it down into the book, and then find it out and learned together as a class.
Last but not least, we started to prepare an event that will possibly be held in my school, the Liger Leadership Academy. The event would be starting soon before next school year. Both cohorts, junior and senior will be doing about different topics, and for me, I would be doing about the indigenous community in Cambodia or the history of Khmer language and alphabets.
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