Podcast Buddy Challenge

Hi everyone!

Me and my partner Gwenda chose to do the technology challenge about “everyday send one 2-3 minutes voice recording to a friend/family member who lives outside of Singapore” for five days.

This  is me and my partner’s project planner.

This is the process about my intro music.

This is my Outro music and it shows the Garageband track.

This  is the show notes for me and my partner.


Thank you for reading


Stop motion reflection


Self-management– We think the most challenging thing for us is time management, we sometimes couldn’t follow our plan. One is because we have a different schedule, another is that we always have a new idea but don’t have the equipment to help us finish.  We failed at organizing materials effectively, First, we considered about using a puppet. We made an anime puppet which can wave its hands, but the problem is that we cannot find a suitable background board, even we find it, it couldn’t be big enough. Then, we tried to act by ourselves, one of us would move slowly, and another would take photos. But it was still difficult to make a good atmosphere, for example, if we turn off the light, the room would be too dark to take photos… we faced many problems, however, we solved them in the end. When we were hesitant about animation and people acting, we decided to merge them. One thing important that we can keep an optimistic mindset.

Collaboration– I think we did well on collaboration, we always have clear divisions of responsibilities, if one of us has a new idea, we would discuss it together and compare it with the old idea. If someone finished her things first, she would help another person. We encouraged each other when it was necessary and we were patient all the time. We discussed our video face to face because both of us are boarders, we always have time to make our product more perfect. We seldom had disagreement because we would compromise before quarrel.

Communication– Before we start to record the film, we had discussion time first, but if another person could not understand, we would draw down our thoughts to explain. When one is speaking, another would listen carefully,  after she finished, the listener would share her idea because we could never know whose idea is better. Here is an example: when we were choosing music, both of us have our own idea, we had a topic about the BGM but there are so many kinds of music. So we listened to others’ music, then found out the best one. We did not have any problem in language or express our ideas.


Partner Agreement


Gloria: Doris is a good partner, I really enjoy the time working with her.

Doris: We worked really well, I think we did a wonderful job. But for the efficient part, we can still improve a lot.

We should be active listener and be patient when we are doing our work. We need to be friendly with our partner, for example, we shouldn’t quarrel with each other because of some small disagreement.

Anyway, this is a very good opportunity to understand each other deeply and it is also a very good experience for us to learn more things,  and how to better communicate with people. Wish we can work together again in the future!


1.Include 3-5 quotes from the episode that you found interesting.

-“Phenomenon number two is: we love freaking out about the internet. There is, again, every week, “Oh look, something terrible happened on the internet.” So I think both of those are real ingredients in why there’s a backlash.”

People is interested in something bad that happened in real life but show on the internet.Also the quotes shows the Internet can spread news efficiently and correctly.

-“Social media is no more likely to make young people feel depressed, less confident, less popular, or worse about themselves in 2018 than it was in 2012, according to our brand new research.”

Social media can help teenagers build their confident, it is truth that they can find happiness through the Internet, not only bad thing can be learnt online.Sometimes teenagers can feel themselves more on the Internet.From the time, we can find that follow the time, technology developed fast and have more positive effects for people who use electronics.

-“But one thing I wanted to get to was parents’ role in device addiction, if we want to call it that, which is parents are actually using devices just as much as teens are, and so, I think role modeling is a really important factor here. If we want our teens to have more face-to-face conversations and be on their phones less, then we need to model that behavior ourselves.”

Leading by example play a important role for parents if they want their child to be far away from the electronics, there is almost no influence for children if parent in device addiction.
2.How the episode used the conventions and to what effect?

They add the preview that introduce the topic and the main theme about what’s going on and they have the music before they have formal conversation, it gives readers a good atmosphere and bring interest to readers and let them want to keep reading. Also there is BGM through all the episode. Not only music but also the standard introduction of the narrators themselves.They have enough information, such as news, data, guest and someone’s experience. At the end, after they finish their conversation they said goodbye and thank you for listening and reading, there are many links for the information details, readers can learn more from the links included in the episode.
3.What about this episode helps you pick the challenge to try out?

I know more details about the social media, such as the advantages and disadvantages about it.If I try the challenge about social media I might learn and understand more about the episode, I can have the experience just like the narrators in the episode said. 

4.What new questions do you have as the result of thinking about this episode? (list 2-3)

-“A lot of parents I think don’t understand what’s happening on social media, don’t understand what their teens are doing on their devices, and so they have this really sort of antagonistic relationship. They’re like, “Get off your phone!” You know? It’s like, “Get off my lawn!” And so, I think that that’s really a mistake, and that’s something that can actually cause a weakening of the relationship between parent and teen, which is the last thing you want as the parent of a teenager.”

Why can’t parents understand what’s happening on social media? They always use social media in their daily life.

Parents use social media more than children but why parents still can’t understand their child ?

Parents actually know the benefits of using social media but why they still don’t let their children use it?



From the lesson:

  • Respiration is the release of energy in cells by the breakdown of food substances.
  • C6H12O6+6O2——6CO2+6H2O (glucose + oxygen——carbon dioxide + water).
  • Cells need and use the energy that is formed through this process to assist with life processes in order for organisms to survive and reproduce.

I did task 2 with Gloria and we used glucose and hot water to show the respiration.Here are the steps for the experiment.

  1. Get a syringe, and put some liquid food in it.
  2. Cover it with clay, make sure there won’t be oxygen get in during the experiment.
  3. Get an empty tube.
  4. Put syringe into the empty tube straightly with clay in the button.
  5. Fill the tube with hot water.
  6. Observe what is happening in the tube

In the end, we saw there were bubbles coming out of the syringe and the water filled in the syringe so the number decreased from 3 to 4.

We can see that the glucose and oxygen created water and carbon dioxide:


SWOT analysis

This time we went to Bintan Island. The main task of our group was to teach the students there,  let them know the importance of protecting the environment , how to protect the environment, and improve their English vocabulary during the class. We focus on sea surface pollution, for example, oil and plastic bags floating on the ocean. We created a fairy tale book by using the protection of the dugong as an example, telling the story of the little boy Ishraq and the dugong, and using this story to caused students to think.
We have prepared a few games: mapping game, matching games, reading fairy tales, letting them create characters to demonstrate how to protect the environment,  whiteboard games (students line up, write down ideas on the whiteboard to protect the environment), end this lesson with the discussion.

After the class, the Island foundation gave us some opportunities that can help us develop our class in a better way: we can improve our dugong activities-develop into system mapping with “WHY?”,the reflection game part can be developed, we can change the group students, tourism can be debated into higher thinking, and we can bring more information to our fairytale story book, lead students to the whole world and give them time to have discussion.

On the Thursday morning, one of the Island Foundation members told us to change the “environment” topic into “food”, for example: What do you eat for breakfast/lunch/dinner?  We even made a simple song for the different food, and turned the dugong matching game into food matching game.

We did quite good this time, all content was connected to a local environmental issue and traditional culture, most activities develop 21st-century critical thinking and collaboration skills as well as students confidence, we had discussion time for each students and they all had chances to show what they have learnt from that lesson.I learnt a lot from this experience, team-work played a important role in this project, we all have individual work to do and the division of labor is very clear and detailed, our team members worked hard and patient. Through this experience, I have learned a lot about the importance of protecting the environment from our “environmental protection” theme. Although we are teaching the lectures to children, I have learned a lot from them. If I find some social problems in the future, I will know how to find solutions or mitigation methods, such as: go to a professional organization, interview them and make notes, learn from their words and develop my own thoughts. I will interview people who has relation with the social issues, do social survey visits, and get relevant information to better understand the reasons for these problems.


Gpers reflection

1. What is the best way to teach children how to develop a lesson plan and presentation for the Island Foundation?

Communication between children and teachers is very important, they can exchange different ideas through conversation. Children only need to pay attention to this topic for 10-15 minutes, so we need to divide the course into sections, each with a different theme. Use this method to get the attention of the children. In addition, for example, when the child begins to lose focus, the teacher can clap his hands and wait for the student to clap back, but it is best not to use the word “no” to stop the student’s actions, which will make the children have a counterattack, thus losing classroom order.

2. What is the connection between Piaget’s cognitive development theory and/or Vygotsky’s social learning theory and the way you build the course? Think about what you are doing in integrated humanities science.

I know that children can accept and think more and different things than adults in their minds. These ideas are more distinctive and characteristic. They can learn from different positions from their own theories. So we can build our curriculum ideas based on their theory. Follow the children’s ideas and adapt some content to build our own content to attract students’ attention. We will have more than 10 minutes class discussions for students to share their thoughts . They can also listen to other children’s suggestions and integrate their opinions to better understand the content of the class.

3. Why is this learning method important to meeting the development needs of Indonesia?

When we go to class, the main stage is primary school students. For younger students, their focus is on 10 to 15 minutes, so we can separate the different projects and attract the attention of the students in different ways so that we can get better teaching results. Our topic is “protecting the environment”. We interviewed local villagers and got some knowledge about the environment of Bintan Island. Combined with their culture, the classroom will be more vivid for local students, and they will feel even more familiar with the topic.

What is life-science reflection

To my future self:

Science is difficult and hard to understand for you, I know you hate science because you can’t understand it. Also you need lots of time to learn science in English, so I hope you will be better than now:

  • Don’t give up ,always believe yourself that you can improve the science skills.
  • When you get a bad score, work harder and harder, you should feel sorry for your self and keep going.
  • Learn more English, it will help you a l0t for understanding the questions.
  • Think deeper about the questions, science questions are always insidious,you need pay attention to the science trap.
  • Always ask for help for the topics that you don’t understand, don’t be shy or feel embarrassed to ask questions to teachers or your classmates, they are all very friendly and nice.

I want to share with you what do I feel about science now:

Yes,I am super confused about science, after some assessments, I got bad scores for them, and this has blown my confidence a lot.  I really want to change this situation.

If there are difficult questions, keep calm and think more, maybe I have learned it before or I know how to explain it. Don’t give up.


Nature about Bintan


What did you learn about “learning in Bintan” by interviewing different stakeholders using different compass perspectives?

-I learnt about the traditional culture , what environment the local people live, the nature environment protection system.

I interviewed the local people there, because of that,I learnt about the living conditions, the help with developing from the government, the food, the geographic location, and some changes are different from past.For example, the local people could not catch little and young fish anymore because government, and they

needed to let the fish grow up , also it was a way to protect the environment. I learnt much about sea live, such as dugong and shake. Also I knew about they were trying to protect the environment by protect the sea grass and the mangrove. We also played with the children there.

Why was it important to go through this process?

-Because it is a way for us to learn more things, there are many different parts of knowledge that we don’t know yet, so we need to learn them slowly. If we go to the real place to learn new things, then we can truly feel the situations in that places and can truly see people’s living conditions, can feel the realistically there. We can also interview the people by our own but not to hear from other people, we can have the information more clearly , deeply and correctly.

When presenting your compass perspective what did you do well? What could you improve?

-We collected many useful information from the interview to the local people, and we  extracted the most important part and wrote them in to one correct paragraph.Also we drew some data which represented the situation of sea live, mangrove, fishing, and trash.

But we didn’t present clearly and give more details about each parts.So next time we can improve with the talking skills–present clearly, talk more about the details ,don’t be shy in front of the camera.


Social Wedia Video Project

Our Digital Perspectives is to make a video about Social Wedia ,my partner and I were working on the video for few weeks, and here is our specific concept of making the video.


After we finished the filming, we worked on making some connections between each small passages of the film.I made more than 1 minute video about electronics, and here are some screenshots about how I made the film.

Here is the film.

And here is the final video:Girl and electronics.

Video reflection:

  1. The most important thing I need to work on to improve my film during next lesson is recording clips clearly.
  2. My final film is meant to be 2-3 minutes, so I need add more clips and give more information to have enough time.
  3. Of my FIVE statements about social media, the one that is the trickiest to communicate in the video is”Long time usage of electronic device could affect our organs seriously.”I need to talk much about how we can protect our healthy by ourselves, and it is very important to tell people how bad electronics can do to us body.

Self management:

I used enough time to do the movie, filmed the movie by myself and added background music audio, everything was done by myself.But because it was the first time I got touch with making a movie so there still had a lot of places that not good enough.I need to improve the skills about recording movie clips, because I was recording for the whole time and sometimes I will miss some parts, and sometimes the clips could not tell people what we are going to talk about clearly, we need to write down many words or make some audios to explain what topic it is and what it’s talking about.


Worked with my partner,  she worked hard and she was the actress in my movie, we worked together and shared the same movie clip, but at the end, the result was different because we made in different ways and we had different ideas about how to make the movie.Maybe next time we can improve the communication part, because we only do work but almost have no conversation.


As I said before, my partner and I almost have no conversation, it is the biggest problem for me to improve, I’m really bad at having a conversation with others, so this is the part I need to improve. If we have more communication maybe we can finish the video faster and have higher quality.


Our topic is about teenagers with eletronics,and some suggestions for the teenagers about how to


  • The most important thing I need to work on to improve my film during next lesson is the edit skill development.
  • My final film is meant to be 2-3 minutes, this means I need to cut a bit of it.
  • Of my FIVE statements about social media, the one that is the trickiest to communicate in the video is to zoom the video separately I say this because is hard for me to avoid that.