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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence Quiz I was not very surprised about my EQ score. I knew that I would score high, but I didn’t realize that it would give me a description about myself and how to better improve it. The description made me think because it said that sometimes I can get too caught up in […]

Newspaper Bridge

On February 9th, Cheryl made us do this activity where we had to build a bridge out of newspaper. My team and I were very anxious to build the best bridge and win the challenge, because we haven’t won yet. For our bridge, I was the one that came up with the original idea, but […]

File Folder Icon

The file folder icon was our big Fireworks assignment for Thomas. It was extremely frustrating, but fairly easy because we had the tutorial to go by. I didn’t really like the way the tutorial’s images were and some of the directions didn’t really make sense. I had to read over them a few times just […]

Introduction to Adobe Fireworks

To start off our second semester with Thomas, we started messing with Adobe Fireworks. I feel like I had an advantage with working with this program, because I use (and love) Adobe Photoshop. Fireworks is very similar to Photoshop, but it is so much easier. The main thing that stuck out to me with Fireworks […]

To the Moon, We Go!

On Thursday, January 12th, Cheryl made us do an activity with our new teams. We had to rank a list of items that we needed in order to survive in space. The rankings were from 1 to 15 (1 being most important and 15 being least important).  We had to do it individually and then […]

Power Searching with Google

After taking the power searching class, there are five new tips and tricks that I learned to help me become more Google efficient. 1.) The Ctrl-F function. This tool was designed to help your find certain text in a very long document. This function is extremely useful when I am doing homework or my EAST […]

Time Management Activity

My group did really well in this activity. We came up with a terrific plan to help us make sure that we finished the activity in the time that we said. We said that we could do all of this in two minutes–but we were not striving for two minutes, we wanted it to be […]

Marshmallow Tower Challange

Was there a leader in your group?   Who was it and who decided who the leader would be? If you had no leader, do you think having designated someone a leader would have helped? How helpful was everyone on your team in the process of building the tallest structure?  Did anyone appear to be […]