<![CDATA[Hello! - Reflective Learning Blog. ]]>Thu, 10 Dec 2015 08:05:30 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Week 9]]>Fri, 06 Nov 2015 16:14:34 GMThttp://nathanblizzardisbetterthanyou.weebly.com/reflective-learning-blog/week-9This week my group worked on finishing 3 out of our four artifacts on our topic of time travel. During the artifact creating process I finished one of my artifacts. My artifact that I created was a trivia game. During this process I ran into some road blocks with the topics of the trivia game. In the end I decided to go with the topics of the rules of time travel, naming time travel paradoxes, science fiction in pop culture, naming the authors of great time travel works, and lastly time points. Time points work by having to choose a number in a set range if you guess right you get points, guess wrong you lose that many points. It is a great example of the multiverse theory, because there now is a new timeline that you guessed a different number and received a different outcome. 

In my research that I am continually doing, I have learned that real life time travel will never exist, this is because we would see more instances of it happening in our current timeline, for if it were possible there would more people altering the timeline, weather they wanted to or not, and sense there is no one doing this you can see that time travel in a sense is outside of the realm of possibility. 
<![CDATA[October 23rd, 2015]]>Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:30:37 GMThttp://nathanblizzardisbetterthanyou.weebly.com/reflective-learning-blog/october-23rd-2015
This week we picked new groups and new topics about science fiction. We also had to be in new groups that could not have any people that we had in our last group in our new group. This new group consists of me obviously and Kaliegh. We chose to do time travel for our 6 week multi genre project.
This week we learned that for the multigenre project we needed to pick different activities to do in regards with our topic which as stated earlier is time travel.
For our project we also had to have a big question, and for our group we chose to do, how time travel affect the future, or does it not matter whatsoever.  For this we are looking at different time travel theories that deal with theoretical physics and actual physics.(http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=98062)
<![CDATA[Week 5]]>Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:09:38 GMThttp://nathanblizzardisbetterthanyou.weebly.com/reflective-learning-blog/week-5
 This week we read short stories that pertain to our theme of science fiction, which is life on other planets. Due to this a new part of our definition on what science fiction is was added. Even though having super advanced alien life is considered stereotypical, it appears so much in this genre of writing that it must be included, it is a stereotype for a reason and that reason is that it has to be apart of the main definition of science fiction (http://www.cnet.com/news/astronaut-reveals-that-aliens-have-better-technology-than-humans/). 
We as a group only have one more short story to read along with finishing our novel story. As the weeks go on there is a stronger bond forming in our group, which in all honesty was pretty strong to begin with. This is a good thing because it is going to make our big project next week easier to do, and achieve a better score than if we hated each other. 
The further along we get the more pinpoint our definition of science fiction is. At first it was along the lines of oh aliens have to either visit earth or we visit them, However, the definition has narrowed to the encounter to alien life has to have conflict, and that the humans have a distinct disadvantage weather it be physical or technological,  
<![CDATA[Week 3]]>Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:01:49 GMThttp://nathanblizzardisbetterthanyou.weebly.com/reflective-learning-blog/week-3This week we went off on our own to discover what science fiction was in regards to our theme. The group chose to discover how life on other planets can define what science fiction is, Mr. Shoenborn let us go do what we wanted, in regards to what assignments we get done and in what order we get them done. 
I find this type of learning to be very amazing. We get to do what we find interesting and at our own pace. However, even though we are alone we still get tons of help from Mr. Shoenborn and it really helps us out. 
Unfortunately, a couple items on the list mainly the "Demon with a Glass hand" Outer limits episode    did not quite fit with our theme of life on other planets. Even though yes it did technically have aliens in it, it was still set on earth and it was more about time travel than it was about aliens. Overall, however this has been a great week and it looks very promising going forward. 
<![CDATA[Week 2]]>Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:02:56 GMThttp://nathanblizzardisbetterthanyou.weebly.com/reflective-learning-blog/week-2This week we explored more on what own definition of science fiction is. The more we collaborate on it as a class the more we are beginning to come to a general consensus on what science fiction is.

We also were introduced to world building(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldbuilding), a concept that was both interesting and dull at the same time. Due to the limited planet choices it didn't feel that science fiction that much because the planet options were not creative. However, we still learned from this.

We really focused on the ambiguous endings with the short story that we read and the Twilight zone episode that we watched. The more we did it the more appreciated it became a bigger part in the 3 plus one themes of science fiction. 
Overall, this week was pretty interesting and helped build on top of the themes of this week.

<![CDATA[Week 1: My Beginning into The Scifi Community.]]>Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:00:07 GMThttp://nathanblizzardisbetterthanyou.weebly.com/reflective-learning-blog/week-1-my-beginning-into-the-scifi-communityDuring the first week of Science Fiction, we learned that in order to fully get the best experience with the class we must fully immerse ourselves in science fiction. This was emphasized with the daily poetry readings that Mr. Schoenborn  starts off class with. I find this to be extremely beneficial to me. The daily poetry readings help me open up my mind to the complex world of science fiction, and helps me think of new things to write about in the future. It gives me more complex thought that increases the understanding and appreciation that I have for the class. This complex thought process is just one of the reasons I feel that I am begging to understand the core of what this class is all about. 
This week we learned that the point of this class is to broaden our understanding of science fiction, not only as a genre but as a community. This community is filled with individuals who care deeply about this genre, and I feel the more I begin to understand that it is more than just books, or movies, the more I feel like I am starting to become more a part of this community.