Sunday, June 19, 2011

Our project was on "Poverty In Winnipeg"

The changes we made to make the project better was that we made my slides slower. Katerina noticed herself that she couldn't read the slides because it was too fast. Another thing we improved was the spelling mistakes.and grammar. The student comments helped us a lot because of the things I didn't see like my spelling mistakes.

Our First Draft:

My Final Draft:

We found our expert by calling to Winnipeg Harvest.Our expert we found was Kate Reynolds. Three important facs that Kate Reynolds told us was " There are over 300 agencies across Manitoba " " Half of the children who come for emergency services are under the age 18 "and " Poverty rates in Winnipeg get higher each year. " I learned that By raising money and donating it to Winnipeg Harvest, we can halp FIVE people. I also learned that some people can't get everything they need from Winnipeg harvest My because they have to give an even amount of food/other things to everyone who goes there. I that our greatest success from the two minutes video was learning and understand what being in poverty is like. Poverty honestly doesn't feel great. One skill I will take with me next year is how much we searched for information. We ended up having to leave out a lot of our information.Which really frustrated me! When it came to posting the video we lost a couple of marks because it was late because Katerina accidentally posted it up over and over again. I do believe that this two minutes project is important to grade eight to learn more about good time to learn more about it in the future. From this project learned a lot about poverty and all the bad things that are are still going on today and the different ways we can help!Of course I cant do much now because I'm still a kid,but definetly i will do something in anyway to help.

Video made by: Katerina, Krizna,and Jennily

Friday, June 17, 2011

Colleen's 2 minutes to make a difference reflection

The changes we made to the first draft, is that we corrected the spelling and grammar mistakes. We also added more pictures, and put where we donated the money to. The students comments was helpful to making our video better.

3. We found our expert through the internet. Our expert is from the MCIC (Manitoba Council for International Cooperation). We e-mailed Rebecca Irving, and asked a few questions, then we asked if we could have an interview. She kindly said yes. She defined what child labour means, and how we could help prevent it. Rebecca also talked about the effects of child labour. I learned a lot from Rebecca. I learned that the government is denying that child labour is happening in their country. Even if they have evidence, they will say that is not I'm my country.

5. I think our greatest success was finding a expert in Winnipeg, and being able to interview them and learning a lot from that interview.

6. The thing that frustrated me during this process is finding pictures. There wasn't a lot of varieties of pictures, and the ones I really liked were not creative commons. I tried searching up different key words, and by doing that i found more pictures. Another thing that frustrated me is finding music.

7. 2 minutes to make a difference is important to grade 8 student because we should know what is going on in the world. So we can change this in the future. It also teaches us from what to do and what not to do.

8. In the future i will make a difference by being concerned with the bad things happening around the world, and trying to prevent it or help in any way i can. I will donate money, clothes, and food. I will try to raise awareness on that situation.

Summer's two minutes two make a diffrence video response post



Group Members- Summer Temple

This is my two minutes two make a difference response on how my video changed from the first draft to the final draft.

My first draft had allot of spelling errors and i was missing a few pieces to it. but after i watched it and read the responses to it i changed some things like fixed the spelling and put more information into it. the final draft is far better than the first one but not as good as i would have liked it because i did not have an interview. the reason for that was because i emailed someone from the Winnipeg humane society some questions but did not get answers in time for the final copy of the movie. the greatest skill i got from this movie was probably finding out so much more information on animal cruelty and the skills it takes to make a movie. but i also learned about allot of great sites i can go to to find out more on animal cruelty or if i am doing another movie project i know were i can get music for it and how to make the movie all together. some things that frustrated me were that i could not get my voice in to the movie because it either wanted me to have music or narration but not both. so that was a big problem. i will make a difference in the future by making sure that everyone is aware of animal cruelty so that they too can take action because it is just so sad to see these poor animals suffer.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Maya's Two Minutes to Make a Difference Reflection

Group Members -
Emily P, Breanna M, Ana L, Maya L. 8-73

2. The changes we made between the first and final cut of my movie were the pictures, the way we organized it, and the text. We needed to know which pictures were going in, and which pictures shouldn't be in the video. We needed to organize the slides, and put voice into it. We also needed to fix our text, and to make sure our voice is clear. Lastly, we had to fix the interview, so it wouldn't be long. I think the student comments helped us, because we probably would have gotten a low mark, and we needed to improve of what we missed in the video.

3. Our expert for our video was D'Arcy from D'Arcy's Animal Rescue Center. We emailed him, and asking if they could book us to interview about animal cruelty and take pictures. He replied back a day after saying that he was free at some specific time and day. I learned from my expert that animal cruelty is an important issue, and that cats are being taken in every single day to his animal center.

4. My greatest success in this video process was finding the expert because, I didn't think that experts for animal cruelty would have time for us, but I was in the Philippines while my group talked to two more experts. The skills that I will take with me and use in the future for a project like this is to always takes notes so I can memorize all the important information I would need for my project.

5. The thing that frustrated me the most during the movie process would have to be taking time to find the materials and figuring out what information and pictures to use in our video because, we had to know which information and pictures to use that would make the audience go out to make a cause after watching our project. The strategies that we used were to use what was really important, what everyone would like to know about animal cruelty, and why we should prevent it from happening.

6. The 2 Minutes project is important to Grade 8 students because, we are getting more mature and we should know what is happening in the world right at this moment. Sometimes, we think about ourselves than other people or other animals. We should all be treated equally and nobody or any animal should be harmed at all. Especially, if they're innocent.

7. In the future, I will make a difference by donating money to the animal shelters. My project made me realize that animals are being abused for all the wrong reasons and we should care for them, like we do for our family and friends.

Hazel's 2 Minutes to Make a Difference Reflection

Google Doc:

Version 1:

Final Draft:

2. Some changes we made to the first draft was we added more pictures and we shortened the time length of some slides. Another change we made was, we put where the money we raised was donated to. We also made some spelling and grammar changes.

3. Rebecca Irving is the name of our expert. She is from MCIC, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation. I sent her an email talking about our 2 minutes project. Then we asked her information about their organization and what they do to help. She mentioned fair trade. After, we had an interview with her and we learned a lot from it. Some information she gave us were: "when children are forced to work they can't go to school. Physically and mental effects being that they worked under very hazardous and dangerous conditions." She also defined what child labour is "forced labour under hazardous conditions where they don't have a voice and they don't have any of the comforts and amenities we would like to think a child has." Lastly, she told us about Fair Trade "Made under conditions and with people that are not children, and that they had good working conditions and they were safe. If they felt unsafe their voice was actually heard."

5. I think our greatest success in this movie is the expert part and the music. We had a lot of evidence when it came to the interview and we changed the mood of the music when it came to the making a difference part. The skills I will take with me is gathering information and pictures then turning it into a movie. Another thing would be adding music and other audio to a video/movie.

6. What frustrated me during the movie making process was putting the information together with a clear message, to make a difference! We didn't have enough pictures at first so had to search for more. At first, I was worried that the length of the video would be too short but it was okay in the end.

7. The 2 Minutes project is important to Grade 8 Students because it gives us a chance to show that we care. It got us to think outside the box and come up with a way to make a difference. This project also teaches a lesson, even the simplest actions can make a huge difference in another person's life.

8. I will make a difference in the future by paying more attention to what is happening in the world and find ways to make a difference. I will also donate food, clothing and money to a charity in the future.

Jomer's 2 Minutes To Make A Difference Reflection

1. Google Doc

Here is the First Draft of our video

Here is our Final Version of our video


Making this video was so much fun. Joshua and I basically rushed through our first copy. We had everything planned out, but windows movie maker wasn't cooperating with us. Our first copy didn't go through detail and explained animal cruelty. So, we had to add more pictures, and more information to the video. We needed to show that we made a difference. In the first version, we didn't add our difference because we were still raising money. The students comments were really helpful. If they didn't tell us about our grammar and spelling mistakes, we wouldn't of known. Also, they kept telling us to add more pictures, so we added a lot of images of animals being abused.

We interviewed many people. I was afraid that no organization would help us out. So i kept going on Google and searched animal shelters in North America. I emailed many people. Only a few replied back. I interviewed Tracy from Brandon humane society, Sally from Hull's haven boarder collie rescue, Michelle from Pembina valley humane society, Pete from Vancouver humane society, and Joey from PETA. We finally got a call back from D'arcy who runs D'Arcy's Animal Rescue Center. I invited Joshua to come since he didn't have the chance to experience an interview. We were suppose to interview D'arcy. But unfortunately a dog ran away, and he had to find him. So we interviewed Randi. We later went back to ARC to donate over Fifty dollars. We learned from our expert that cruelty to animals is unnecessary. It is against the law. But there aren't powerful laws to stop it from happening.

Our greatest success was baking the Chocolate Chip Cookies and selling them to students and teachers at our school. We made over fifty cookies and sold all of them. Besides selling cookies and raising money. We also did great in interviewing. At first I was really nervous interviewing them. Then I got use to them. Finally I got the hang of it and got used to it. The skills that I will take from this project is speaking to random people. I was so into my project, and I wanted everyone to know that cruelty to animals is bad! After the second interview I felt like I could speak to any stranger. I had to guts to speak my mind and let people know how I feel. I am no longer afraid of talking to random people on the streets.

Honestly, Joshua wasn't doing anything in the beginning. It was all me. I got so frustrated with him. That I told him off.. Joshua doing nothing was holding us behind. I he still didn't do anything. Until I made him come over and helped him. He later picked up his slack and started doing his job. He become so into it as I was. At some moments he was even picking up my slack!

2 Minutes To Make A difference is important to grade eight students because we're still young. The youngest kids could be the most powerful voice of all. Teaching us what's good and wrong lets us know what to do. We're the future, and if teachers set our minds up for the future, we can actually make a difference. This is also important to us because it was educational and fun to do.

In the future, I'll be making a difference by volunteering at a local humane society when I turn sixteen. If I ever see an animal hurt or being abused I will stop it right away. Even knowing I could get hurt. It's unfair how humans are hurting animals that can't even protect themselves. "People who hurt animals have a bigger issue inside of them." Also, if I can't do anything, then i'd just call the cops, or a shelter I know that can help.

Angelique's 2 Minutes to Make a Difference - Reflection

Japan Disaster Relief
Group members: Jasmin Lacap, Anna Gomez, and Angelique Marcial

Google Document

First Draft

Final Draft

2. Our first video to our final draft had a big difference. We found adding voice narrations would make the video improve more, and also the slowing down the slides. The comments from the first draft really helped us to fix our video, like slowing down the slides. The voice narrations made it easier for the person who is watching to read, because they can just follow along or just listen. The comments were great help for us.

3. We found our expert while we were looking for information online. We found a site called, "ABS-CBN Kapamilya helpine." We found Edna Lupa, who is responsible for gathering information and organizations who help Japan. When we called, it was early in the morning, so she just she would email. Three important key points she told us were:
1. North and South America received warnings and evacuations
2. At least 20 other countries recieved warnings
3. Caramines Sur and Norte, Philippines was affected by the earthquake also

4. My group and I was successful on finding an expert.

5. Our greatest success for our 2 Minutes project were the information and pictures we found.

6. The thing that frustrated me the most during the movie process was my voice narration. This is because when I was talking I wasn't so sure if I was going to fast, to slow, too loud, or too quiet. I tried to hear myself after the recording and picked the best one I should use.

7. The 2 Minutes project is important to Grade 8 students because we can show at any age we can do something and help our world. We can make differences in the world.

8. I will make a difference in the future by helping or donating what I can, or do what I can do to help without anything in return. I can tell people the information I know and what I learned during this experience.