In-Depth Blog Post #1

 “If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint” – Edward Hopper 

For this year’s in-depth project, I decided to choose something out of my comfort zone and try something new – watercolor painting. From a young age, I was always fascinated by the idea of how you could express yourself by merely painting on a blank canvas, but I never got the chance to pursue that dream. The closest I ever got was a short, two-month 3D drawing class that went by too way too quickly. From then on, I kind of let go of that dream and forgot about what I was once so interested in, until now. Currently, I do not know anything about watercolor painting, but I hope to develop the skills and techniques throughout my in-depth project.

Some of my goals for in-depth are to recreate some of the most famous watercolor paintings such as the “Great Yarmouth Harbour, Norfolk” by J.M.W Turner, and the “Bideford” by Frank Webb. I also hope to acquire new skills and techniques such as bleeding colors and splattering that will help me develop into a better painter that I hope to become.

I have not yet acquired a mentor, but I hope to follow Jazmine’s and Simran’s footsteps and volunteer at Place des Arts in return for briefs mentoring sessions. Because of my other extracurriculars, I hope to meet my mentor every second week of Thursday or Friday, depending on my mentor’s schedule.

In the meantime, I am figuring out what basic supplies I will need and I am trying to learn the basic skills of watercolor painting to give myself an extra “boost” in my learning. I am very excited to go on this long but fast pace journey with the rest of my peers and I hope to bloom into a passionate painter that I once dreamed of becoming.


-Watercolor videos I am currently watching-


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Jackie Chan Bibliography Jackie Chan Biography. 11 November 2019. 28 November 2019. <>.

“This website focuses on the main points of his life, from his childhood to his present day. Instead of focusing on smaller, specific facts, this website gave out general, bigger facts about Jackie Chans life. This website helped me when I was researching about his achievements during his lifetime.”


Booms Beat. 2019. 29 November 2019. Jackie Chan. 20 September 2019. 28 November 2019. <>.

“This website talks about his way to stardom, from his life as a stunts man to his life as a Hollywood star. The website gives out many direct facts, such as Jackie Chans movie titles and important dates of his life. I would use this website if you want quick facts about Jackie Chan.”


Corus Entertainment. Jackie Chan, film crew rescued from mudslide. 9 August 2018. 29 November 2019. <>.


Encyclopedia of World Biography. Jackie Chan Biography. 17 August 2010. 29 November 2019. <>. 29 November 2019. 29 November 2019. <>.




Medeiros, Jenny. Jackie Chan’s Life Story: From “Useless” Stuntman to Pioneering Movie Star. 2019. 28 November 2019. <>.

“This website has five main points such as ‘Early life’ and ‘Breaking into Hollywood’. It goes in-depth with these five points, and it is written in the point of view of the writer. This website will help you if you want to research facts in a more “fun” way. It also talks about how Jackie Chan preformed his stunts for various movies.”


Rodw. Jackie Chan filmography. 25 November 2019. 28 November 2019. <>.

“This website is the website you want to use if you want hard, easy facts. It has two main parts; one is a summary of Jackie Chans life, and the other part is a list of all the movies he played in. I used this website for an interactive quiz on my project.”



Stars, Look to the. Jackie Chan Charity Work, Events and Causes. 2019. 28 November 2019. <>.

“This website talks about any connection Jackie Chan has to charity. It talks about how much he donated to each charity, the names of all the charities he donated to, and how he helped each charity. You can learn everything about the charities he has a connection to, and I would recommend this website if you want to learn more of how he helped the world.” Jackie Chan Biography. 4 April 2018. 28 November 2019. <>.


The Martial Arts Master-Jackie Chan

“Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances”-Jackie Chan


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The eminent person I choose is Jackie Chan; comedian, actor, singer, and a stunts man. I got to know him in summer 2017 when my dad showed me one of Jackie Chans movies. It was called ‘The Drunken Master’, and it was one of my dad’s favorites, and from then on, it also became one of my favorite movies because it was an action-packed movie, but it also incorporated comedy, which made it very fun to watch. I found out that Jackie Chan was a martial artist and he did Hapkido, Taekwondo, Judo, and Kung-Fu. I have done Taekwondo a long time ago, even though I stopped once I got my brown belt. Jackie Chan knows eight languages, while I speak four if you count French. But Jackie Chan had something I didn’t have, ambition. The ambition he had was the thing that drove Jackie Chan, and what made him so famous. It got him to become a comedian, actor, stunts man, and even a singer. It was also what made him learn eight whole languages. I want to learn from Jackie Chan and try to become more of an ambitious learner at school.


Even though it looks like Jackie Chan had everything handed to him, that’s not what happened. Jackie Chan had to go through many different hardships, and one of the difficulties he had was that he was born with parents who were both refugees from the Chinese Civil War and were suffering from poverty. Since his family was very poor, they couldn’t support his dreams of stardom. He was also dyslexic, which made him fail ‘normal’ school, and he had to enroll in a Chinese drama academy instead. Even with all these disadvantages, he became a world-famous actor and a role model for many different people. I think a barrier I might have connecting to Jackie Chan will be how we were born in different generations and how our culture is different in our countries.


Jackie Chan was one of the first famous Asian actors in the North American big screen. You can see him show up in other movies like the Karate Kid, and The Foreiner. I think he opened up the way for many other Asian actors, and he also made action-comedy a big thing. You can see an example of this by looking at some famous actors/movies we have today. Dawne Johnson, for example, plays in many action movies, but he also includes comedy in all his movies. I think Jackie Chan will be remembered for a long time because even though he has money and fame, he always remained humble and because he was a good entertainer that many people look up to. He will also be remembered for his movies, which are still watched, even to this day. I think a want Jackie Chan had was to become famous. I think he tried to achieve this by looking for jobs that made him stand out like acting and singing. A fear he probably had was that he was going to be forgotten once he stopped making movies, and an obstacle he faced was that he was often compared to his role model; Bruce Lee. I think Jackie Chan overcame this obstacle by learning from Bruce Lee’s mistakes and achievements.


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A goal I made from researching about Jackie Chan is that I want to become more of an ambitious learner like him.


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Digital Footprint Assignment

1. How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities? Give at least two examples.

Digital footprints can effect us is many ways. The first way is that it can be used against or for you when you apply for a job. The second way is that you might post something that you might think is ok about someone else, but that other person might find it offensive.

2. Describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.

  1. Use the THINK rule
  2. Proof read it so you can make sure that you don’t post something that you wouldn’t want to post
  3. You can ask a friend to check on what you do online incase you accidentally post something you didn’t want to post

3. If you could go back in time, is there anything you would do differently online? Think of what type of advice you would pass on to your younger self or other students. How could you go about explaining it to them?

I think it is very important to keep a good digital footprint as is can also help you for your future career and much more. It can also help you meet new people that you might have not met if you didn’t have a digital footprint. But it is very important to MAINTAIN that good digital footprint, as it can also be used against you, if you used it in a bad way.

Training Post

You are now going to create your very first post. In a separate tab or browser window, go to your Dashboard on the left and go to  Posts -> Add New.

1) Title – Create a title for your blog post. Your title will be: Digital Footprint Assignment

2) Body – This is where you place your content of the post – text, videos, pictures, etc. Follow the instructions on the Digital Footprint Assignment page to see what questions you need to answer here.

3) Tool Bar – In your toolbar you can “Add Media” and “Add Documents” into your posts, this is the best way to create visual representations. You can also change fonts, hyperlink, etc.

4) Publish – Here is where you control what items are public and private. You can also control when they are published to your website.

5) Categories – Here is where you choose where you want your post to go. This is your digital binder with all of your subjects. Make sure to categorize each post with the relevant subject. E.g. Categories -> English

6) Tags –  Here is where you tag posts with one or two of the most readily applicable Core Competencies. These tags can help you find things quicker on your blog and help you stay organised. E.g. Tag -> creativethinking

7) Publish – When you are done, simply “Publish” it. If it has been edited, press “Republish” to update with the latest version of the content.