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How to create a classroom

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What is GCE? Well in more traditional terms it stands for global citizen experience but during this week I got to learn more about what Gce is and what my goals are and should be while being at the school. In this relatively smaller blog post I will attempt to answer this question in my own way. First off, what does it mean to be at GCE lab school? This week me and the rest of the school go to learn about what we need to know about what we know about the school and how we can be successful at the school as well. The goal for today was to answer the question, what does a Gce classroom look like? We started today by writing down our ideas together of what we should expect out of students as well as teachers, you can see on the picture here: After that we went into our smaller groups and talked about what other classrooms look like and what we want ours to look like. Then we went out to make changes and designs to how older classrooms looked, and changed them to our personal liking. We

A Day in a instrumental park - By RBL

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What are sounds? How are they different from one another? How can they be changed? As I went to the sonic pavilion festival on August 31st I got to think about some of these things myself along with A lot of other students at GCE. While we were there we got to hear two different sound displays from speakers we overheard at millennium park. Those two being Kioto Aoki’s “Sonorous Admittings” that was made using Taiko drums. It was truly interesting to hear such a drum display because of how from the speakers they made it sound as if the drums were being played from many different distances so this made it really nice to hear. I learned that depending on if you played the odaiko (big drum) or the smaller taiko drum, the gaps in between makes them sound a lot more powerful and vibrate to be surrounded by the different drums. other being Natalie Chami “Along Dusk” or TALsounds. This was the last piece she created before she left Chicago and it felt meaningful for how relaxing and chill min

Are GMO's good as we think?

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  Hello and welcome to my final blog for my class food. We began this smaller unit by talking and watching a documentary about the american farmer and scientist, Norman Borlaug . He figured out a way to breed plants together to help make them more resistant to many plant diseases that sprouted up in places like Mexico and in India. We also talked about how to analyze the male and female parts of different plants that help their reproductive process.  We did that by going into our neighborhoods and found some flowers ourselves, then we drew pictures of them. Once we drew the pictures we analyzed the male and female parts of the plants to see how Norman Borlaug was able to breed them. On our last field experience we went to a farmers market to see how different farmers produced their plants. We also got to learn about the process of organic and non GMO foods, and that's what I'll be talking about in this blog. I don't support GMO's because they can become very toxic and i