Happy New Year guys! This week I will be doing a blog on my new goals for the third quarter. My goals are to get an A on my third quarter project, turn in all of my Inside Scoops on time, and get better at writing voiceovers and 5 points.
This quarter I want to get an A on my PSA. I need to make multiple drafts of my PSA before the deadline. This will hopefully help me get a better grade on it and it's always good to get feedback. Last quarter I didn't get as much drafts in as I would have liked and I know I could have done much better. I need to make sure I don't procrastinate and wait till the last minute.
Another goal I have for this quarter is to turn in all of my radios in on time. Our class has been having a difficult time turning in our Inside Scoops on time and it is affecting FM97. I want to make sure I turn in all of my Inside Scoops by Thursday or earlier. This means I cannot procrastinate on collecting information, writing scripts, recording, or editing. This also means we cannot talk to fast or have static in the back of our radios because we will have to re-record them.
My final goal is to become better at writing voiceovers and 5 points for news stories. Even though we won't be doing news stories this quarter, I am still on the Spot Feature team for STN and I want to make sure our story is solid. Last year Kolten was really good at coming up with our voiceovers and 5 points, but he's not here to help us this year and we can't let that impact us too greatly. Making sure we know how to write good voiceovers and a good 5 points will hopefully give us more confidence and help us out at STN.
My three goals for the third quarter are to get an A on my PSA, turn in my Inside Scoops on time, and become better at writing 5 points and voiceovers for news stories. That's all for this week's blog! Thanks for reading!
Hey everyone! This week I will be writing about what I am thankful for since Thanksgiving is this week. I am thankful for my mom and my dad, who do a lot for me, and I'm thankful that I am able to attend school to get an education. I am also thankful for being able to call this island our home.
I am extremely thankful for my mom. She works really hard so we have money to buy food, and pay for our house, and electricity and so much more. After a long day at work she comes home and makes dinner for us which is not easy. My mom even helps me with homework and finds time to help my dad with media fundraisers. I am really also really grateful for my dad. He does so much for our family and our school. My dad works very hard so our family can have a house and food. He not only teaches us, but he comes in on weekends and does a lot of extra work so our class can fundraise and prepare for STN. Sometimes he stays after school late to buy food to sell for snack shop. He also stay after school so we can practice for STN and comes in on weekends for craft fairs.
I am also very grateful that I am able to go to school so I can get an education and I am very thankful for our teachers. Our teachers work hard to teach us things we will need to succeed later in life. It's a lot of work to grade our tests and plan lessons. Despite also being thankful for having a four day weekend I am very thankful for being able to go to school and learn.
I am so thankful that we live on this beautiful island. I honestly don't know if I could live anywhere else because it seems so calm and there isn't just buildings everywhere. Not to mention the traffic everywhere else is awful. Plus, our island is so small that it doesn't take forever to get to the other side of the island. Kauai also has very friendly people and there is a good chance you know them.
These are just a few things I am thankful for. I am thankful for many other things like my friends, my siblings, the rest of my family, etc. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving or turkey day. Bye!
Hey everyone! This week's blog topic is on how we feel the school year is going so far, and how we feel about having only thirteen students in our class this year. Overall, it feels the same as last year, but there is a bit more work to do since there is less students in the class. We have more Inside Scoops to do this year, and we have to work announcements almost every week. Although, quarterly projects seem to be the same as last year.
One thing that has changed a bit from last year is the amount of times we have to do Inside Scoops. Since there are only thirteen students in our class this year we have t do six or seven sets of radios compared to doing three or four like last year. This also means that once we finish a set of Inside Scoops we have to start a new set two weeks later. For radios this year we also work with two different people instead of working with the same person each time like last year.
Morning announcements also changed from last year because we only have two morning announcements teams. That means we are working almost every week because you are either announcing or working behind the scenes. We also have to make more advisory games this year, but it isn't that much more work.
One thing that didn't really change from last year is our quarterly projects. First quarter was just like last year, we continued our summer camp projects and then did a teacher profile. For second quarter we are doing a PSA instead of a news story but I feel like it's the same amount of work as last year. So, no work has been really added for our quarterly projects.
As you can see, there are a few changes in media this year. I don't mind it that much, but there is more work than last year. Although, I don't think that the quarterly projects got harder or has more work added. I think that things are going well this year, overall. Thanks for reading!
Hey everyone! This week's blog topic is our new goals for the second quarter. Last quarter one of my goals was to not procrastinate on the eighth grade slideshow and we took pictures and chose songs for the eighth grade slideshow. My other goal was to keep up with all of my work and make all of my deadlines and I think that I did a pretty decent job at that as well. My third goal from last quarter was to communicate well with all of my partners. I need to work on that because sometimes I forget that Halea and Abby aren't returnees and that they might not understand what they need to do. My new goal for this quarter is to get an A on both of my videos this quarter. To do this I will have to turn in multiple drafts of my videos before the due date, not procrastinate, and get feedback from others in our class.
To achieve my goal I can turn in multiple drafts of my videos before the final draft is due. This will allow me to get feedback on my projects and I can make changes before it's actually graded. Then I can get a better grade because I was already able to fix some of my mistakes.
Another thing I can do to achieve my goal is make sure I do not procrastinate. This will make sure that I am always working on my projects and that I don't wait till the last minute to work film or edit my projects. When you wait till the last minute then you usually end up not making the video that great because you are just rushing around trying to put anything together to meet your deadline.
The last thing that I can do to achieve my goal is get feedback from multiple people. Before we turn in a final draft I want to have a draft already done and get feedback from others in our class. It's always good to get feedback from others because they might catch a mistake that you've never noticed.
My goal for this quarter is to get an A on the PSA and teacher profile I have to make this quarter. To achieve this goal I can turn in multiple drafts of my video before the final draft is due, not procrastinate, and get feedback from others in our class. Thanks for reading!
Hey everyone! This weeks blog topic is the toughest challenge for me in media so far this year. I think that radios have been very difficult for me this year because we have to do a lot more radios than in previous years, schools don't always call or email us back when we call for information and I have difficult radio dates this year.
Since our class is smaller this year we have to do more radios. We have to do radios about two times each quarter and once you finish a set of radios, you start up a new set two weeks later. So this doesn't give you much of a break in between because you start two weeks in advanced of your air date.
Another reason why I feel that radios have been the toughest challenge this year is because when we call schools to gather information for our radios they usually transfer us to their school's activity coordinator. Then we usually have to leave a message with an email or phone number because they don't answer the phone. Although many schools don't call or email us back. And their websites aren't always updated or they don't have enough information.
Finally, I feel that radios have been the toughest challenge so far because I have some of the more difficult dates this year. My current set of radios air over fall break which means there are less announcements because we don't have school that week which means we have to fill up the time. I also have to announce over winter break as well which means our radios will probably be short too. This also means our radios are due the week our projects are due because it's the week before break.
As you can see, the toughest challenge to me, so far this year is the Inside Scoops because we have to do more Inside Scoops, school's don't always provide us with information, and I have tough dates to announce. Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hey everyone! This is my first blog of the new school year. This will be my last year in media because I am an eighth grader. Anyways, in this weeks blog I will be sharing my three goals for the new school year, which are, to not wait till the last minute to work on the eighth grade slideshow, meet all of my deadlines for my projects, and to communicate effectively with all of my partners.
My first goal for this school year is to not procrastinate on the eighth grade slideshow. In previous years the eighth graders have forgotten about the project and waited till the third or fourth quarter to start. They get the same lecture at the beginning of each year about not procrastinating, and yet they always seem to be scrambling towards the end of the year. I want to make sure we start right away and not forget about it until it's almost due.
Another goal I have for this year is to keep up with all of my work and meet all of my deadlines. Since there is only 13 students in our class this year, we have a lot more work to do. We have more radios, and we have to work morning announcements almost every week. I still want to be able to keep up with all of my different projects, and turn them all in on time. Not only in media, but in other classes too.
My last goal is to communicate with everyone and make sure me and my partners are on the same page. This year I have to work with a lot more people than last year. My two partners for Inside Scoops is Abby and Halea, I work with Ty on Kauai Grown, I work with Abby for the first quarter, and the three other eighth graders for eighth grade slideshow. I feel that the only way to succeed in this class is to communicate with your partners because you need to work together.
My goals for this school year is to not procrastinate on the eighth grade slideshow, keep up with all of my school work and make all of the deadlines, and to be on the same page as all of my partners. Since we have more work to do this year, our class only has to post one blog each week. Thanks for reading!
Hey everyone! This week I will be doing a free blog on the "Evan" PSA. This is an amazing PSA because it brings attention to what is going on in other peoples lives. The PSA starts off with a boy and a girl that grow to really like each other, but what you don't expect is that there is a boy with a bunch of guns that is going to shoot their school. Then, they replay the video for you and you can see a boy in the back of each scene looking at guns, or playing with toy guns. The reason you may not notice the boy the first time is because he is not the main focus of the video, he is in the background. Maybe if someone noticed, the shooting could have been prevented. This PSA has a very good message and they get the point across really well. Thanks for reading!
Hey guys! This week's blog topic is the three most important things that I've learned this school year in media. One really important thing to know is that communication is key in any partnership. Also, be confident in yourself and your team/partner,
One important lesson that I've learned this school year is that communication is key in any partnership. If you don't communicate you will never be on the same page, and no work will get done. Also, if you are a mentor don't expect your partner to know what to do, teach them and show them what to do.
Another important lesson that I've learned this school year is that you need to be confident in yourself and others, otherwise you might be setting you and your team up for failure. You have to trust that your team knows what they are doing, and that you know what you are doing.
The last lesson that I've learned this year that I think is very important is to listen to everyone's ideas and don't take criticism too harsh. You may have an amazing idea, but if there is a better idea and your idea is not chosen don't take it personally.
The three most important lessons I've learned this year was communication is very important, be confident in yourself and other, and not to take criticism too hard. Thanks for reading!
Hey everyone! As you know the school year is coming to an end, which means our CKTV family night is coming up very soon. It's on Wednesday, May 24th. I love family night because it gives us a chance to meet the new students, and it might give them and idea of what the class will be like. Anyways, every student in our class gets to pick a video that they made this school year to show to everyone, and you have to go up and explain a little bit about the video that you chose. This year I will be presenting my PSA, "It's Really That Simple".
One reason I chose my PSA is because I think it's my best video I created all year. Plus, I got a better grade on this project than on any other project I made this year. I think my PSA will be able to let the new students know what kind of work is expected in this class, better than any other video I worked on.
Another reason why I chose this video for family night is because it was nominated for Olelo and I am quite proud of it. Even though it didn't win first place, it's good to know that it was at least third place. Plus, it was the only quarter project that I got a 4 on.
The last reason why I chose my PSA is because when I introduce my PSA I can explain that the reason I got a 4 was because I made multiple drafts, that I actually didn't procrastinate. I got feedback and made all corrections till I got it right before the deadline.
I will be showing my PSA at family night because I think it's the best video I made this year, I'm proud of it, and I worked really hard on it. Family night is on May 24th. If you want to see my PSA I will put a link to my third quarter project page. Thank you for reading!
Hey everyone! This week I will be doing a free blog on the Olelo Youth Exchange banquet. The banquet was this week Thursday, and Kolten, Napua, Taylor M, and I went. My water conservation PSA and my Dennis Fujimoto news story was nominated. Kolten's PSA was nominated, and Napua and Kolten's Drag Racing Sakamoto's news story too. We took and early flight to Oahu and arrived earlier than the banquet, so we went to PBS Hawaii's studio and got a tour from Nikki. After, we went straight to the banquet, and they served a brunch and starting announcing the first place winners. The banquet was quite long because they announce winners for elementary school, middle school, and high school, and there are many different categories. None of the videos that we were nominated for, won first place, but at least we made top 3 out of all the videos entered in that category. Even though we did not win first place, it was a really great experience. Since our flight didn't leave until 7:30 we went to the mall and got to see Kaycee! She was my partner last year, and it was great to catch up with her. If you want to see my videos that were nominated, I will put a link to watch them below. Thanks so much for reading!
Conserving Water PSA
Dennis Fujimoto News Story
Napua & Kolten Drag Racing Sakamotos