My name is Ava Marshia and I am a Sophomore at Danville School. This year I tried out two different “jobs” in my Journalism Epic Journey. My first one was a teacher's assistant for Ms.Parent’s journalism class. The second one was an intern for the Caledonian Record. I chose to do this because I wanted to improve my skills on journalism and get real life experience using these skills. During the times that the class was learning the things that I had already learned, Ms.Parent let me do my work for the Cal Rec. AlthoughI didn’t work as much with them as I envisioned,I learned many new things about writing and the media. I also learned all about informing others and teaching lessons. Some exciting things that I accomplished was getting a big project published, presenting to a class, and helping my peers out when they needed it. The biggest accomplishment was getting accepted to the Washington D.C. Journalism Conference.
The remote learning really affects my independent study because I can’t go out to do any job shadows. But I can still work on my database and I can still research different things in technology. My perspective on technology proves itself with our new circumstances. We now don’t have a choice but to use technology to learn and that provides evidence to how necessary it is. It’s very difficult to be a student right now. It's hard not to have a teacher next to me, able to help me through problems. My goals for next year’s learning in general is to continue to make my learning paths unique to me with my interests in mind. I want to continue working on my technology career explorations.
Hi! my name is Laci Sandvil and I’m a sophomore at Danville. For my Compass projects all semester I’ve been working all about and around sharks. For my fourth and final product this semester I wanted to raise some awareness about sharks and the ocean. I learned how to make really good PSAs and that’s what I’m going to be talking about. When I first decided I wanted to make PSAs I didn’t really have a lot of knowledge of how I was going to do that. So I found a really good website with 8 really easy to follow steps and the end result was two very good PSAs that I’m proud of and happy to be able to share out into the community. Here are the 8 steps
I wrote a couple out that I recorded and played back that just didn’t hit all the things I was looking for so I had a re-do both of them a couple of times. I finally found the right scripts and was able to record them and be very happy with the finished product. The biggest thing that the site I found helped me with was how it talked about making sure you were directing what you were saying towards the correct audience. It made it easy to know how to word things and how to get my message across. The one thing that it said that I didn’t listen too as much as I should have was the time limits, I packed them full of information and they were decently long. I like the way they turned out I’m just hoping that the length doesn’t turn listeners off from listening to the whole thing. At the end of the day, I’m very happy with the PSAs I made and I hope they are able to raise the awareness that I wanted them too.