Thursday, February 17, 2011

Juan Z 7 2011

Mad Hot Ballroom
Teamwork is when you have more than one person in a group and they connect their ideas to make something useful, because there is no mind that is greater than all of them together.

This documentary takes place in New York City in the year, 1994. It's aout a ballroom dance program for 5th graders. Now 6,000 kids in New York City are required to take this 10-week course. The schools that they focus on are P.S. 112, P.S. 150, and P.S. 115.
How do you see these students trying to work together?

They dance with each other to help each other out for people who probably don't know how to dance.
How important was teamwork for these students?
It's very important for them because they know that they need to work well as a team in order to succeed.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Juan Z 6 2011

I liked the game called Jet Ski Addition. The game play is to play online and race against other people who are online. The way to beat them is by answering the questions right and that's how you accelerate. I think the goal of this game is to teach kids math and the could get better at it.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Juan Z 4 2011

The Wizard

At the beginning of the movie, Jimmy is walking down the highway. Where is he going?
He is going to "California".

What is the problem that the little boy, Jimmy, has?
He is heavily traumatized, and very shy.

Jimmy likes to stack and build things. How does this relate to video games?
The blocks he plays with look like in video games, with a lot of walls, and 2 dimensional.

Playing video games seems to help Jimmy feel better. Why do you think this is?
He is very sad because his sister is done, I guess that playing video games helps forget about it.

What makes him such an awesome video game player?
He doesn't pay attention to anybody so he doesn't get distracted.

What kinds of games do you see being played? Have you ever played any games like this before? He is playing Street Fighter, Double Dragon, Ninja Gideon, Mario II, F1 Dream, Rad Racer, Rampage, Mr. Chaos, Super Mario Bros. 3

How many different game systems do you see in the film?
Arcade, Nintendo OES

What did you think about the Power Glove?
I really like the Power Glove because whatever you do the character does.