Adam's Journal

Effort & Achievement Rubric
Documentation & Reflection Prompts

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1. Describe your current project in detail. What are your plans? What do you hope to learn? How will you know if you are successful?

2. Describe your past project in detail. What were your plans, and how did they play out? Did the project go the way that you planned? Why or why not? What did you learn from this project that can be applied to your future projects? If you could do this project again, what would you do to make it better?

3. Our class only meets for 4 more weeks. What are your plans for these next 8 classes? What do you hope to accomplish over this time? How can you set yourself up for success?
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My goal is to make hard stages on Gamestar Mechanic by using Zombies.

My plan was to learn how to use IMovie, so I made a movie trailer about karate.


I created a new game on Gamestar mechanic that used Mario Bros characters. To get a character, I copied and pasted an animoto.
I made one stage of the game, where Mario had to defeat Bowser to find Princess Peach. The obstacles along the way were giant mushrooms.


I am creating a garage band the song is called funk


I am learning how to use minecraft by building a mansion. To build the mansion, I need to use special blocks to create a structure. When the structure is done, I will begin to work on creating the inside of the mansion.


I'm building a house to live in minecraft. The house will be very large with a lot of rooms. It will be a mansion. The mansion will be made out of sand and glass because I live in a desert. Glowstones will give me light inside my mansion.


My mansion is almost built. The outside structure is complete. I'm still working on creating the inside, room by room. I'm adding furniture and crafting other things to go in my mansion. I have crafted a garden, and I am in the process of crafting a dog. In order to craft a dog, I have to kill sheep, because once sheep are gone, I will permission to craft a dog.


I am filling up sand for the floor of my mansion and getting glass for the sky windows because I need light. If it's dark out, I make glow stones for light.
My plans are to cover up the whole house with glass because I don't want any creepers coming in to destroy it. I hope that I can have a dog because dogs are friendly and help you fight creepers. I am also crafting a table and a Pick ax for fighting creepers.
I hope to learn how to craft a sword to fight mummies.
My goal is to make the house as big as I can. I will know that I am successful if I make villagers that can craft weapons, tables, chairs, houses for the villagers, and dogs or wolfs.
I will show my big mansion in front of the whole class.


The Gamestar Mechanic helped me make a zombie survival level game. Players have to survive for 5 minutes shooting the zombies. They have 5 lives. My plans were to have the shooter robot shoot the zombies and the shooter robot has to survive for 5 minutes. It was hard because I kept thinking the timer was set for 5 minutes, but it was set for 5 seconds. My project went the way I had planned it because I knew exactly like I planned. I learned how to accomplish my goal. I spent so much time on that game because I wanted it to be right. If I did this project again, I would make the timer 10 minutes because it will be challenging.


My plans for the next 8 classes are going to be finishing that Minecraft project. I will work on it over break. I hope to accomplish my project and add new details. I will spend time on my project at home and at school.

Right now, I am finishing out the Mansion. Tables are set, villagers are out. No creepers.


Mansion is now complete! I am now just checking if I can make any changes in it.


The next project i'm making a ringtone. The ringtone is with hip hop music. It is called beach ball party.


Today I am doing a weather news cast.
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I learned all of the quests from the quest manual to get robots to use in the game. I'm going to use the robots as villains in my game.

I learned how to use IMovie and use text as labels in the trailer. I also learned how to make videos and export them to my project page.

My game was fun because I had to survive for one minute twenty seconds while trying to rescue Princess Peach. If I did not get there in time,
Princess Peach would have to walk the plank and I would lose
one of my gamester lives.

I learned how to export in garage band and use magic garage band.


I learned how to make wolfs.

I learned how to make lights in my house.

Learned how to make a bed.


Learned how to build a garden
I can craft tables.


The glass works but it takes a lot of work.


Creepers didn't get in because I have a guard that has a sword.


Mansion looks really big. It took time to make it.


The ringtone was so easy it sounds like zen. I like making ringtones. I think it was really hard because it took the whole day to do it.


It was good it was really hard to control the ipod touch. That is what told me what the weather was.