MDA Field Trip

On Friday, December 3rd, the John Oliver Mini 8’s went to MacDonald Dettwiler Association. We learned many different types of things, like Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAV’s), Satellites, and the Radarsat I and II. We had a presentation on each one of these. In addition we also learned what the association does and why it is important. In my opinion I liked the UAV’s presentation. Overall the experience was great and I also learned a lot.

MDA Experience

On Dec. 3rd the grade 8 mini class went on a field trip to Macdonald Dettwiler and Associates also known as MDA. I thought it was great how they made presentations and showed pictures of what they do instead of just talking about everything. I especially liked the presentation on the unmanned vehicles. It was very informative and very interesting. It was a great experience.

Chrome OS Notebook

Applied to pilot Chrome OS notebook from Google. I have my fingers crossed and hope Google accepts my application for 32 notebooks.

The notebooks would be used on a daily basis for students to learn technology in addition to supporting their learning needs.

I love learning and being an early adopter of technology as it helps you stay on top of the game, but being a pilot for this pilot project would actually put you in the game. As well, you can have a direct voice in terms of giving feedback and making changes to create a better product for the end user.

DP – Good Morning

Away this morning as you may suspect.

Things to do:
1. Hand in your composites, if you haven’t already.
2. Finish your ICBC Ad and 200 word creative notes.
3. Optimize 10 images from Girl’s Joker Classic and 10 images from the Boy’s Joker Classic.

Hand all assignments in to the Handin folder on the S:/ drive.

For #3: Optimize Photos.

Post-production work is a very important skill to master. It can be the difference between an amateur from a professional.

Every photo is unique and every photo has the potential for different variation for its final product.

1. Import photos to Lightroom from the S:/ drive under Joker Classic. There should be 2000+ pictures.

2. Choose 10 photos that you fancy, but don’t limit yourself.

3. Create a quick collection. (Press B)

4. To toggle between views. G for grid, E for loupe, D for develop.

5. Generate a workflow in Develop Module.

6. Start with the White Balance, that is the single most drastic change. Then, tweek the Exposure and adjustment sliders.

7. Move down the adjustment tools.

8. Compare the before and after.

9. Check the composition, crop if you think a better composition canbe achieved. (R for Crop)

10. Finish and create a web gallery. Export to the desktop and move to the Handin.

*This assignment is due this Thursday.

I will be in before lunch.

MDA field trip

On December the 3rd the entire mini class went to MDA on a field trip. There we learned about the latest technology on military service, video games, geography, and satellite services. There were three presentations in total: unman machine, satellite, and radarsat I and II.  They are all very interesting and I have learned a lot about each one of them. The technology that they have developed has helped human kind in many ways, for example, it’s easier to find earth resources by using a satellite to look in the sky. It’s a fun field trip and I enjoyed it very much.