Photograph and Programming
This round in our multimedia class we learn about the basic of taking a good photograph. We learn about ISO, aperture, exposure, shutter speed. We also learn about the camera shot types such as long shot, full shot, medium shot, close-up, extreme close-up, low angle, high angle, eye level, tilt and over the shoulder. We also learn a little bit of Python, too. When we were learning about taking photographs, we go out and take pictures of different things on our campus. For Python we just start, we learn about the comment, string, print and more. These are the basic step to starting about programming. These are some pictures that I have toke during the class.
For this round, my exploration is about Indigenous Groups in Cambodia. We are trying to create a book about different indigenous groups that are living in the rural area around Cambodia. In the book, we plan to have different categories such as Geography + Population, History, Language and more. One of my friend and I were working on Language, which is one of the hardest categories. Because we have to find the word that could help people to read and pronounce it right.
Picture from Kampong Speu
In order to get the information, we went on two trips. One is to Kampong Speu which we interview the Souy people. There are 5 villages, we went to one of the villages. We interview the Souy representative about Language, Population+Geography and more. The people there are just like Cambodian people, but the older people they communicate with each other using their own language. However, the younger generation mostly speaks Khmer, because when they born they learn Khmer first. At the end of our trip, we also went to have a short visit at hot spring called ទេទឺកពុះ because it is related to Souy folklore.
On our second trip, we went to Ratanakiri. At Ratanakiri, we interview 4 different groups of indigenous people such as Kachok, Tompoun, Jarai and Kreung. Kachok people are very shy and quiet. They don’t really want to communicate with us much at first. The Kachok people live in the edge of the mountain in the forest. It is 65 km from banlung. There are about 10 Kachok representative. Kachok people live as clan family. Tompoun people are very friendly and organized. They live on top of a mountain. The live 10 km far from banlung. The older people there speak their own language with each other, but the younger generations speak half Khmer and half Tompoun. They make their own product to sell and earn money. They work as a group to the product. Jarai lives about 50 km from banlung. They are friendly but kind of shy. They have a belief that girl should do all of the works. They are always busy working from morning to evening. They like to gather around and speak with each other using their own language. Even the younger generation also speak Jarai with each other. Kreung representatives are shy and quiet. The older people are having trouble understanding Khmer and they only know a little bit of Khmer. They always communicate with each other using their own language. The younger generation speaks more Khmer. Then, we went to Khmer Ler. The workers there are mostly from different indigenous groups such as Jarai, Tompoun, Kreung and more. This is all from our trips.
This round in the Khmer class we learn about the history of the poem and the differences between them. We each create our own type of poem. I create the 4 words poem, the structure of the poem is the fourth word in line 1 of part 1 have to rhyme with the first word in line 2 of part 1, the fourth word in line 4 of part 1 have to rhyme with the fourth word in line 2 and the fourth word in line 3 of part 2. Below is the poem I created.
វគ្គនេះនៅក្នុងថ្នាក់ខ្មែរយើងរៀនអំពីប្រវត្តនៃកំណាព្យខ្មែរនិងភាពខុសគ្នារវាង កំណាព្យ។ យើងម្នាក់ៗបង្កើតកំណាព្យផ្ទាល់ខ្លួនរបស់យើងមួយ។ ខ្ញុំបានបង្កើតបទ ពាក្យ ៤។ របៀបបង្កើតបទពាក្យ ៤ គឺពាក្យទី៤នៅក្នុងបន្ទាត់ទី១នៃវគ្គទី១ត្រូវ ជួនជាមួយពាក្យទី១នៅក្នុងបន្ទាត់ទី២ នៃវគ្គទី១ ពាក្យទី៤នៅក្នុងបន្ទាត់ទី៤ នៃវគ្គទី១ត្រូវជួនជាមួយ ពាក្យទី៤នៅក្នុងបន្ទាត់ទី២ពាក្យទី៤នៅក្នុងបន្ទាត់ ទី៣នៃវគ្គទី២។ ខាងក្រោមនេះជាកំណាព្យដែលខ្ញុំបានបង្កើត។
In literacy, we learn about the root words. I learn that most words come from Greece and Latin. We have a packet of 10 words and some exercises to help understand more about the words. Every Monday we have a small quiz about the words we learn in the packet, we also get a new packet for the next week quiz. We know about the sad in America. It was when the airline hit the building and it collapses. It was sad that many people have died. It was a fun round and I hope to learn more in Literacy next round.
In this exploration we are trying to create a mobile theatre. But our problem is we don’t have enough money. So, we thought of getting some online funds. We try to contact some companies in Cambodia and put our project in the online crowdfunding platform. We decided to make a video about our project. Some of my teammates started to organize a trip to Kampong Cham and Tbong Khmum and put on a play and show some videos that our Liger students had created for the villagers in the rural area to watch and have fun. Beside the play and videos we also interview some people about their feeling about the play. Everyone was laughing and having fun and that made me happy, too. We also interview some of our Liger students. Now we are working on editing the video, so we can put it on the crowdfunding website. I hope this exploration can be success in the future.
In STEM we learn about physical properties and chemical properties. We learn about what is the differences between physical and chemical properties and how it reacts. At the end of the round, we learn about the atom. We learn what is the atomic number and atomic mass. Atomic number is the number of proton in the atom, and atomic mass is the mass of an atom. We also learn about the particular that is in the atom. They are proton, neutron and electron.
For this round in our multimedia class with Cindy we learn about how to research, is the website trustable? Do you know what are primary and secondary sources? Let me tell you. A primary source is an information that you get from a person or a group of people who attend or host the event. But, a secondary source is a group of information that comes from different other source and not from the people who attend or host the event. At the end of the round, we learn about the algorithm. We learn about the divide and conquer. This method is to divide the problem into a half, then repeat the same method until you get the answer.
For this round, we learn about decimals, fraction, rounded, whole number and word problems. We learn how to add, subtract and multiply fraction. How to do algebra in word problems, but I don’t really get the hang of it yet. My teacher said we will learn more in the future, so I don’t have to worry too much. Besides learning these topics we also assign to make a poster from our creative mind. The poster must relate to math and have the word “Make the most of your learning”. It was fun creating the poster, and we can choose to do it with a partner or by yourself. I love my math teacher. In math class, when I finished my works I once asked my teacher to play some fun activities, but guess what she said back? She said that if you want something from your teachers like playing some fun activities you shouldn’t ask, but show them your appreciation in their class. That was one meaningful lesson.
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