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Pin #3 My Visit To Tijuana

Posted by alexa.galvan27 on May 17, 2013 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (44)

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Pin #2

Posted by alexa.galvan27 on May 16, 2013 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This is significant to me because I actually saw and visited Phoenix for the first time. Also its significant to me because I saw my family from over here.

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Pin #1

Posted by alexa.galvan27 on May 16, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a very significant place for me because it's when I wwent to Vegas with my bestfriend. Since it was both of our dream's to one day go together it was special and exciting for both of us. Also since we see eachother as real sisters made it exciting.

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My Personal Digital Portfolio Reflection

Posted by alexa.galvan27 on May 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The progress in my technology that I have demonstrated improvement on is starting on my projects page on Webs. I have shown improvement since then because I actually added more details to my text, videos, and pictures. Before I would slack off on adding details like how I do now which I’m proud of myself for doing that because in order for me to have an amazing portfolio I need to add everything as much as possible to have my work well done into a well presented and well prepared portfolio. That show’s a big improvement on me since now I give more details and more explanation to my work to make it look very informed so others could be impressed at my work and to read about it.

The part of my portfolio that demonstrates my greatest strengths is my projects page. I really love how I did on this page because it show’s so many creativity to my portfolio, as well as a reflection of me. I have all the links necessary in there, every assignment is added too. It’s just wonderful to see how my projects page looks so much better now. This show’s my strengths because it really show’s I have worked on it so hard to get it to look like this.

The part of my portfolio that need’s improvement on is my contact page because I haven’t even added my email, neither a portrait of myself. I think it’s really important to have information about yourself in your portfolio because how are people going to know who you are and the person who is in back of all that work. I think people would want to know that basic stuff. Also, since it reflects on you, you would like to have some information. Of course I’m going to end up fixing it because I want my portfolio overall to look the best work I’ve ever done throughout this whole year in this class.

This digital portfolio is very useful because I would like to keep having one in order for me to have all my work in there and show how much of a great student I am. It would be great to keep using it because let’s say you want to apply for a job so in order for you to get picked I think it would be a great idea to have a portfolio showing all your skills. Having a portfolio for the future, I know it will help me a lot because I would like to show people that I’m a very well prepared and organized girl.

I think my portfolio could be more improved on showing more of my skills and knowledge by adding details to every single one of my pages in my portfolio, not just having some of them blank without explanations and others being well explained showing how my skill level is. Because if I keep having this kind of work in my portfolio then it’s not as great as I thought it was because overall I really want to show every single page with excellent work of mine. I want to show how I have done a certain project or assignment, I want people to know about it that’s why I would like to demonstrate that everywhere in my portfolio.



Go Animate Reflection

Posted by alexa.galvan27 on February 15, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Learning about Go Animate and working on it was a great experience. It was a fun and an easy job working on it. I have to say that this was one of my favorite projects that i had throughout the previous semester and this semester. I loved working on it because it was fun creating your own characters and basically creating your own theme and putting your own text into what you wanted the characters to say. But, while working on my Go Animate i noticed there were some similar applications used like in Go Animate. One of them that was the most similar one to Go Animate was Voki because in both you could customize your own characters, and type or use your own voice for the characters. Also, another similar application is Prezi because what they both have in common is that they have slides explaining the next step or going to the next step. Because in Prezi you need path points (slides) to create your story and it is just like Go Animate. In Go Animate you have slides under your story animation because they are like scenes going for the next step of your movie/story. They both have this great tool for it to zoom in into a certain part or character that you want it to be zoomed into. Overall, Voice Thread is also similar to both of these applications because this all comes down to creating a story actually. With Voice Thread you also have to use slides because once you have an application with slides/path points you’re going to want to use it for your story in order for it to flow into a great, brilliant story. The Google Presentation comes down to being similar as well to these applications because it also has to do with having a story or presentation with slides/path points. Go Animate was such a great application for you to actually enjoy it and make it fun yourself with customizing your own characters.

Alexa Galvan's Review Top Digital Stories

Posted by alexa.galvan27 on October 3, 2012 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Alan’s story


One of the stories i liked was one about a boy who was going through tough times because his father had cancer. His story was going really good, he explained his feelings well. Also he described what his dad was going through. But no matter in what situation Alan, his sister, and mom were in he was always there for them. Some of the seven elements I defined was: voice and sound track. He used his voice to tell his story and he used slow peaceful music for his background.


Alondra’s story


Another digital story i liked was about a girl that hated seeing her parents fight. Her dad would drink too much, and until one day he was gone because he left the house. Her mom was depressed for weeks and she felt alone in that time, but her brother was there for her when all this occurred. She used her voice to tell her story as well. Also she used first person point of view. Alondra also used pictures in her digital story to explain and show us what she went through while she was telling us her story.


Cancer in the hills


One last one i liked was about community. In the Appalachian Mountains women were getting cancer. Some would just smoke too much. And there were many of them that kept getting killed because of cancer. In that digital story they used point of view because it was a life experience. Another one of the seven elements was, economy because they showed images and good information. Also they used voice to tell us the digital story and pacing because the story wasn’t going too fast or too slow, it had good pace.

7 elements in 3 Stories

About Me

Posted by alexa.galvan27 on August 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi my name is Alexa. |freshman| I love listening to music, favorite band is Maroon 5. My favorite subject is science I dislike math. My future plans are to graduate high school and go to college. My favorite sport is volleyball; I would like to join softball though. And my summer break was fun; I got the chance to hang out with my friends. And so far I like high school, it’s a new beginning for me but I have to make sure to make the best out of it.