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I have been doing poorly in Mandarin. I don’t have any strengths but things I need to work on are, character recognition, pronunciation, writing, tests, reading, etc. My strategy is to listen to the words and persevere to pronounce them. I can find l (More)
China Trip Reflection
One of my favorite parts of the China trip was the school visit. It was really cool learn what school is like in different cultures. When you are on vacation with your family you don’t usually o to see other schools which made it even cooler. Another (More)
Official China Trip Reflection
My favorite part of the China trip was visiting the Great Wall. The wall is very long and windy, and the surrounding scenery looks impressive alongside it. I learned that the great wall of China is half of the length of the equator. I tried the tobog (More)
China Trip Reflection
The 2018 China Trip was a great experience. While it was very memorable, partially for the wrong reasons, it was still a very positive time. I really liked going down the bund in ShangHai. It was really great because you could see the entire city pre (More)
China Trip and Spring Break
This spring break, along with my Mandarin class, we went to Shanghai, Suzhou, and Beijing. Afterwards, I visited my cousins back in Shanghai and traveled to Tokyo and Karuizawa. Touring China with my class was both culturally shocking for me and open (More)
China Trip
The China trip really reshaped my view and understanding of China its culture. I went into the trip expecting it to be alright but within the first two days, I was completely amazed. I thought China would be like a constant rainy day because of the s (More)
After the China Trip
The China trip was the best school trip, I have been on. We had amazing food, and explored ancient gardens. I experienced a lot of Chinese culture, and how it is similar, and different from American culture. I learned about how in ancient China the r (More)
China Trip
This spring break, I went to China with Jen, Phil, and Xin. Overall, the China trip was a life changing experience for me. Not only was I able to practice my Mandarin, but I got a deeper understanding for Chinese culture. There were two main highligh (More)
Mandarin Proect
  This is My project Raven is one year old. Raven is black and white. (More)
Mandarin Pet writing project
我的宠物叫John。John是一个很小的人。他有一个哥哥和一个姐姐。John 喜欢跑步和游泳。John不喜欢打篮球。John 最喜欢吃西瓜。John最不喜欢吃黄瓜。 My pet is called John. John is one small person. He has one older brothe (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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