A Midsummer Night’s Dream Skit (Digital Literacy Showcase Project)

This is my English Project I did during semester 2, where me and my peers reenacted Scene 2 Act 2 from the book A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. I am very proud of this project because me and my peers worked hard together on this project and we had a very fun time creating it together. I believe this is one of my favorite projects I have done this year.

English 9 Video Reflection – DL10

http://mycharlesbest.sd43.bc.ca/davidv2018/2019/05/13/english-9-video-project-dl10/    <————————————– [Video]

Reflection Questions for the Video:


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What is the underlying message in the video?

The main message of the video was that White society treated Indian society bad to the point where the Indian society started turning on each other and hurt each other physically and emotionally. As we can see in the video, the Andruss triplets beat up Arnold, showing that Indians turn on each other.

What emotion/action/outcome was this message meant to cause?

The outcome of the message shows discrimination against the mentally ill.  In the video, it tells us that Arnold suffers from Hydrocephalus, a condition where extra cerebral fluid surrounding the brain applies pressure on the brain which causes speech dysfunctionality, headaches, nausea and even seizures.  Discrimination is still present in society today and it can affect people in very horrible ways.

Where is the opinion or bias in this message, if any?

There is no opinion or bias in this message.

What about the medium (in this case video) is effective for its purpose?

The video helps you comprehend what is happening in the story with a visual representation which helps you understand the message a little better. A video shows you the message in many different ways that you could imagine.

What about the medium (in this case video) is ineffective for its purpose?

The video is ineffective in the ways where everyone will have their own opinion of what happens in the story (how they perceive it) or the message is portrayed. Not everyone thinks alike.

Is there any other medium (technology platform) that would be effective for this project?

I do not think that there is any other medium better than a video. Using a video would be the most effective method of portraying the message of a story rather than a PowerPoint slide or a poster. In my opinion, it is easier to comprehend what is happening through video.



English 9 Video Project – DL10



Our assignment was to recreate a scene from Sherman Alexie’s, “The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Our scene was when Arnold runs away from Rowdy (Arnold’s Best Friend) but unluckily bumps into the Andruss Triplets.  Arnold gets teased and hurt with his encounter with the Andruss Triplets.

Arnold- David

Andruss Brothers- Jonah, (John)  Oliver (Jim), Laith (Joe)


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Arnold: “was scared of Rowdy and I was scared of getting thrown in jail for vandalism, so I ran. That was a mistake. I ran right into the Andruss brothers’ camp. The Andrusses – John, Jim and Joe – are the cruelest triplets in the history of the world. 

Joe: “Hey, look” 

Arnold: One of them said.

Joe: “It’s Hydro Head.”

Arnold: Yep, those bastards were making fun of my brain disorder. Charming, huh?

John: “Nah, he ain’t Hydro.” 

Arnold: Said another one of the brothers.

John: “He’s Hydrogen.” 

Arnold: I don’t know which one said that. I couldn’t tell them apart. I decided to run again, but one of them grabbed me, and shoved me toward another brother. All three of them shoved me to and fro. They were playing catch with me.  

Jim: “Hydromatic.”

Joe: “Hydrocarbon.”

John: “Hydrocrack.”

Jim: “Hydrodynamic.”

Joe: “Hydroelectric.”

John: “Hydro-and-Low.”

Jim: “Hydro-and-Seek.”

Arnold: fell down. One of the brothers picked me up, dusted me off and then kneed me in the balls. I fell down again, holding my tender crotch, and tried not to scream. The Andruss brothers laughed and walked away. Oh, by the way, did I mention that the Andruss triplets are 30 years old? What kind of men beat up a 14-year-old boy? Major-league assholes. I was lying on the ground, holding my nuts as tenderly as a squirrel holds his nuts….. 

House Project Blog Post #3 (Forgot to Post so here it is)


This is the overall view of our house/bunker. In it, it contains a bathroom, bedroom and a living room.



This room is the bathroom. The circuit on the right is the circuit we used in this room.


This is the bedroom. The circuit on the right is the circuit we used for this room.




This is the living room. The 2 circuits on the right are the circuits we used for this room.


One problem we had while building our house was that the wires on the switches were to short so we ended up not putting them in the house :/



House Project (Tue-Fri) Blog Post #2


Today, me and my partner finished designing our drafts of our house and posted it on our Edublog, since it was a mandatory assignment. We planned out which circuit to start on and began searching for supplies during the last ten minutes of class.


Today, we started constructing our circuits for our house/bunker. After about 30 minutes of gathering supplies such as light bulbs and stripping a ton of wires, realized that all of the light bulbs don’t work, because they were all were out from previous use.  We found out that it was better to use the colored lights because they were in much better condition. We continued cutting wires and snipping out the correct light bulbs for the rest of the block.


When me and my partner thought we had enough supplies, we began to construct our circuits. I constructed the circuits with all the parts while my partner made the cardboard house where we could the finished products into. One problem we had during this day was that most of the batteries that we used were out of power,  so we had to borrow a battery from another group.



Today, I continued constructing the circuits while my partner worked his Edublog Assignment and he occasionally went to grab some tools for me (wires, duct tape, etc.). In the end, we finished 2 rooms, but one room wouldn’t light up correctly due to an unknown problem. I think it could have been that some of the wires we taped up to each other weren’t touching.


Building/Bunker Project Room #1/4 & 2/4 (Room 3 & 4 at https://mycharlesbest.sd43.bc.ca/markow2018) Blog Post #1

I chose to build this circuit because it can be either a parallel – series circuit or just a series circuit. By using the switch on the top left, it allows you to make the circuit a series circuit. By using the 2 switches in the middle, you create a parallel series circuit. If you want the 2 switches on, the lightbulbs in the middle will be dimmer than the ones on the left side on the screen. If you only want 1 lightbulb on, you open one switch in the middle and close the other one which makes the one in the middle the same brightness as the ones on the left side of the screen.

I chose to build this parallel circuit because it creates the most light out of the whole rooms. By making this circuit a parallel circuit, all of the light bulbs have the same amount of voltage, therefore meaning all have the same brightness. None of the lightbulbs are brighter than one another. It’s basically the same as putting 1 lightbulb with a 9 volt battery in a circuit x5 (Subtract the 5 9V Batteries).

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