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My Beowulf POV from Grendel
“Dum dum dum, out the fen I go! Over to Hall Heorot, where the muffins grow!” I sang while strolling to Hall Heorot. I had heard from my good friend Jim the bat that they had extremely good muffins at the hall. I thought, “Maybe I’ll go there and ask (More)
Humanities-Social Studies Fall 2014!
In Humanities-Social Studies we have been learning about the Middle Ages. We are learning about their lifestyles, religions, and rankings. We have been seeing how life was unfair and how hard it was to be a Pesant. We have been reading a packet calle (More)
Science Fall 2014!
In Science we have been working on systems and how they work. We have specifically been working on water systems. We learned about the water cycle and had to make a model of either the natural water system or the NYC water system. My group built the (More)
Humanities-Language Arts Fall 2014!
In Humanities-Language Arts we have been doing a lot about writing. We have gotten reading partners which are supposed to help us with writing and reading. They give us suggestions of what books to read, and they are helpful with spelling. I really l (More)
Math Fall 2014!
In math we have been doing a lot. One of the things we have been doing is adding and subtracting fractions. We are even starting to multiply fractions. I feel really good about fractions. I feel like I understand them pretty well. We also learned abo (More)
Spanish Fall 2014!
In Spanish we are working on conjugating verbs. We have also been learning about nouns, verbs, and adjective and how to write with them. I feel like I (More)
Art Fall 2014!
In art we have been working on observational drawing and contrast. I made a self portrait by looking at a mirror and tried to make it look as real as possible. I liked the way it turned out. I also made a collage of myself with a white shadow and a r (More)
Math freewrite
In math this quarter we have worked on 3D geometry and linear functions. In 3D geometry we learned how to calculate the surface area and volume of cylinders, spheres, cones, rectangular prisms and triangular prisms. It was really cool to explore and (More)
My First Composition!
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Music
In music this quarter we\'re working on our spoken word pieces, this means that when we write our music we have to make it so that the music is the background and the words are what really matter. Also the music has to fit the words, for example my p (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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