PORTOFOLIO: Activity 2

  1. Yesterday in class, Pato told us to get together in groups to discussed some material That we should bring in relation to the poems we read in class. We should bring songs, videos, articles or pictures. So, each member of the group explained the message of the material that brought to share.
  2. What I brought to class, it is a song from one of my favorite rock band, call “Cage the Elephant”. The song i chose related with the poems is one of the last album that they published some weeks ago, it is call “Goodbye”. This is the Lyrics:

 

All my life I read between the lines

Held on too tight, you know I tried

But in the end it left me paralyzed

It’s alright, goodbye, goodbye

Seems like yesterday, I was a child

Just a ripple in the folds of time

I wish you well, I want to see you smile

It’s alright, goodbye

Goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

I won’t cry, I won’t cry, I won’t cry

Lord knows how hard we tried

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

So many things I want to say to you

So many sleepless nights I prayed for you

My heart’s an ashtray and I lost my mind

You bring the smokes, I’ve got the time

I want to scream, I want to laugh, I want to close my eyes

I want to hide somewhere that’s hard to find

Stop wasting time trying to shape your life

It’s alright, goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

I won’t cry, I won’t cry, I won’t cry

Lord knows how hard we tried

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

My pretty bird, my favorite lullaby

How’d I become the thorn in your side?

All your laughter turned into a cry

It’s alright, goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

I won’t cry, I won’t cry, I won’t cry

Lord knows how hard we tried

It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright

It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

 

  1. C) I can connect the lyrics of this song with the poem “The Death Bed”, because I imagine that is a soldier that is saying goodbye to life. “Held on too tight, you know I tried. But in the end it left me paralyzed, It’s alright, goodbye, goodbye”, he is saying that he tried in war, he fight for his country, but with only one accident like a shot he got paralysed without moving, dying. Also, the war poems are also related with religion, but in this song is not criticizing the church or either the religion,“Lord knows how hard we tried”, he is saying that god knows how they fight, that he put all his strengths at war. Moreover, he also makes reference to his childhood, “Seems like yesterday, I was a child. Just a ripple in the folds of time”, he remember when he was a child how fast time passed to the present while being at war. Finally, as this song is call “Goodbye”, I thought that the soldier is saying goodbye to war, to life and to the soldiers.

LITERATURE WAR POETRY PRESENTATIONS

  1. Information about the author
  2. Context in which the poem was written
  3. Presence of literary devices
  4. Connections to real life
  5. Themes and tones
  6. Important quotations
  7. Title
  8. Our personal opinion

Presentation:

Artwork analysis

ARTWORK ANALYSIS

          For this artwork I was inspired by Bordalo II, who is a talented Portuguese artist who creates, recreates, assembles and develops ideas with end-of-life material, trash. In this way he relates us to sustainability, ecological and social awareness, like pollution. 

          I decided to collect trash, like papers, pencils, pens…etc. As Bordalo works with animals, I decided to represent in my work how trash can kill animals, by choosing a turtle. I painted a cardboard with blue/black paint to copy the color from the sea. Later on, I draw the turtle in a separate piece of paper and pasted on the cardboard. In the artwork, the sea and trash are consuming the turtles body, training to kill her. This shows how much animals suffer everyday because of contamination and humans. We are the ones that kill animals by throwing trash incorrectly or consuming plastics.

This is my work:         

          

Portfolio 1

Activity 1!

Task 1

Notes from the text:

  • The ePortfolios “are a way to generate learning as well as document learning”
  • generating learning and documenting or recording learning are important, but the process of generating learning sometimes gets overlooked.
  • they provide an opportunity and virtual space for students to critically assess their academic work,
  • make connections among different courses, assignments, and other activities, such as work experience,
  • support students’ own knowledge construction, make otherwise invisible aspects of the learning process visible, and place agency in the hands of students, which fosters learners’ motivation.
  • ePortfolios fall within a learning theory known as social constructivism,
  • students construct systems of knowledge for themselves,
  • Social constructivism also proposes that another determinant of effective learning is that it happens in a social context
  • construct our knowledge through dialogue and interactions with others.
  • reflection originates as a solo activity
  • instructor, peers, mentors, and even family members respond to and provide commentary on those reflections
  • the process of critical reflection involved in the creation of effective ePortfolios as one that makes “invisible learning” visible. By invisible learning
  • By reflecting on these invisible stages, students can learn more
  • invisible learning is learning that goes “beyond the cognitive to include the affective, the personal, and issues of identity”
  • the process of learning something doesn’t involve just the rational mind; rather, feelings, personality, and sense of self are all involved
  • student-centered activity – one in which the student is free to choose what artifacts are included
  • free to reflect on the process of their learning
  • they are more engaged and motivated to move beyond simple information acquisition to try to gain an understanding of the subject
  • ePortfolios offer this opportunity for learner control and can support or promote deep learning
  • students are able to make connections between the learning that occurs in different contexts
  • learning occurs beyond the classroom

 

Notes from the video:

 

  • Building your own website
  • How to present yourself online professionally
  • Main purpose: enhance your learning
  • In the eportfolios you can keep ehat you learned and what you are learning

Summary:  The portfolio is a way by which you can present yourself to others online in a professional and personal way. In the eportfolio you can keep information and what you are learning. Is what t generate learning as a document learning. It give students to represent what the academic work in an artistic and personal way. This method of working, motivates the students to create and interact with others, this process of learning sometimes doesn’t involve just the rational mind; rather, feelings, personality, and sense of self are all involved, so they are free to choose how to promote the learning and to reflect on the process of their learning.

Task 2

  1. What I liked most about Victoria´s  eportfolio is how she related her work to real life. In her posts, she wants to transmit to readers how she is,  what she likes and to make readers understand topics that she explains. However, maybe she could add more posts and to relate other points of view of different people and to include more images.

 

  1. Other eportfolio that I also liked is the one of Rochi Vago. What I really liked t is that she can relate and connect the topics and poems that she learned in class with things that she likes and enjoy. That’s why i consider that a good eportfolio should include personals opinions. Including more pictures and videos could be a good idea and also showing the connections throw them.