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Lower East Side Ecology Center, Interview
We went to the Lower East Side Ecology Center and met with Kaitlyn Parkins. We interviewed her on what she knew about water pollution and what she does. She works as the educational director and helps children learn more about recycling and compostin (More)
The Giver Book Review by Margaret MacGillivary
I really enjoyed the book The Giver by Lois Lowry. It’s a book with amazing description that makes you feel like you’re in the book. This is a story about a community of people, where no one has any memories or feelings. They can’t even see color. (More)
Persepolis Book Review by Zoe Karp
Persepolis means Persian city. This book is a graphic novel about a girl growing up in Iran during the revolution. It’s also about the coming of age of the girl, Marjane Satrapi. Through the book, she grows up and learns all about her country and her (More)
Police Arrest Fourteen-Year-Old Kid for a Clock by Alice Attal
Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim kid was coming to school one morning. He had made an electric clock. His teacher made a false assumption accusing Mohamed of building a hoax bomb instead of a clock so she decided to call the police so they would arrest him. S (More)
13 Reasons Why Book Review by Sylvie Goldner
13 Reasons Why is about a teenager Hannah Baker who commits suicide, however, before she kills herself she records tapes about her life. There are 13 tapes and on each tape she talks about a person in her life and what they did to effect her suicide. (More)
The Knights Are Back On Top by Marlowe Glass
On Tuesday 9/22/15 our Knights middle school soccer team took on Geneva. Both teams seemed evenly matched at the start, but it did not end up that way. At the beginning of the game both teams traded possessions with Onaje, an eighth grade defensive e (More)
Inside the Office: Ana
  Do you think the school needs improvement? How? We could always improve, I think we are always looking for ways to make students involved and make choices for their education. Like new projects for their interest. The best thing about my job is (More)
Crystalized Creation
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Marble Ramp Experiments
  My science teacher Sherezada asked us to build a ramp using one piece of tape and one sheet of newspaper. The ramp had to (More)
Giver Essay
  This is an essay I wrote for the book The Giver. In class we read the Giver and then started discussing themes. The theme I (More)
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One Response to “Getting Started!”

  1. Mark Silberberg Says:

    On the main timeline page can we swap the text with the highlights link? This would make the link to the highlights more obvious and the text really contextualizes the sublinks. Keep the highlights red. Maybe the text against a gray.

    Possible for there to be some kind of video running in the background of the main page instead of an image?

  2. Chap Says:

    I like the themes that will come to the community throughout the year – keeping some content away so folks don’t get overwhelmed but also enticing folks to be ready for what’s to come.

    In that same way, the fact that each of the items on a timeline will have enough details that yo can read off of the text of that timeline or click to read or see more.

  3. Kobi Says:

    Header: Has there already been consideration for the call out in the header? Perhaps “LREI 100” or “100 years of LREI” instead of We Are LREI?

    Return to Timeline instead of Back to List

    Half tone images along the background of the timeline should be consistent and not fade to solid grey color.

    Are “Highlights” select pieces of content that introduce each decade? Or is it an aggregate of all content? I think the tags that filter in content in different ways is ideal so a way to punctuate it would be make the highlights be the former to encourage searching and poking around.

    Icons along the center line should change to reflect the respective tag filters: 4C’s Icons, Number’s for, Chronology, Select Themes for each of the chosen themes.
    You may want to implement background images shown to reflects the tag filters as well.

  4. Kobi Says:

    Portal page
    Fonts perhaps should match the headers – perhaps sans serif, not serif?
    Call to action: More iconography (less text)introducing icon treatments for comments made above.These can be clean lined icons or perhaps icons that feel handwritten?
    i.e. Next to “Explore the Centennial Timeline” in the red box it should be an icon that calls viewers to click. Ideas: “Click” “Play” “Explore”
    Since the site is dynamic, maybe the icon calling viewers to click it, pulses?

    The main page favors the portal page so much it almost feels like nothing happened when you go from one page to the next. It’s also copy heavy. Can we streamline with icons with fewer words?

  5. Kobi Says:

    HEADER: As users hover over the tabs can we highlight with contrasting color?

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