Monday, May 3, 2010

Play Portfolio Activities--Per. Three

Record your reactions to two (2) Play portfolio activities you completed this week.

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  1. One of the play activities I chose to do was the "Get Your Game On" one. For this, I had my friend Henry, my sister Olivia, and her friend Claire explain how to play various games, that I usually would not play. In general, I don't play a lot of video games, and this time we chose to play various Wii games, like Mario Kart and Wii fit, which I have never played before. Another game they taught me how to play, was Grand Theft Auto. Though it teaches kids the wrong lesson, I have to say that once you get the hang of it, it is quite entertaining.
    The other play activity I did was the "Find a Laughter Club." Now since I didn't actually have time to find a real laughter club, Olivia, Claire, Henry, and I started our own. At first it was just silly things like saying "ha-ha" but that turned into actual laughter. By the end, we were laughing hysterically. Afterwords, I felt really good.

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  2. One of the play activities that I did was Get your game on. I went onto yahoo games and played some of those games. Playing the games let my mind take a break from my busy day and just relax. I also noticed how each game I played was designed a different way which was one of the senses in the book. The other activity that I did was step on the humor scale. I took the quiz and I was not surprised by the results. I actually ended where I thought that I would. My score said that I was sometimes funny but not always. I agree with this. The quiz was pretty much accurate.

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  3. The first activity I did was the Step on the Humor Scale. I found that I use humor sometimes but there are other times in which I need to let go and laugh. This quiz seemed to be very accurate, I have my amusing moments but there are also times in which I don't use humor. The second activity i did was Get Your Game On. I played some online games and quite frankly, I didn't find them entertaining at all. It was a relief not to do homework but the games required a very primitive thought process. It quickly became boring without having to really contemplate anything that mattered.

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  4. The first activity I did was "Step on the Humor Scale". On this test I scored a 50. It said that I use humor a lot, however, I could still let loose a little bit. I think this was fairly accurate. At some times I consider myself a jokester, but at other times I'm not the one cracking jokes. It all depends on the situation and who I'm with. The second activity I did was "Get Your Game On". I played a game of NBA Live 2004 on my PS2. Thats one of my favorite games, and its the first game I ever received. Although I rarely play video games, they're always a fun source of stress free release.

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  5. The activities I did were Step on the Humor Scale and Get your Game On. The Step on the Humor Scale test was very accurate. I use humor a lot, and it does help my life become better. With Get Your Game On, I found it quite relaxing, and I was playing with some friends, which also made it entertaining.

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  6. The first activity I decided to do was the "Step on the Humor Scale". I scored a 60 and the feed back I got said, "you let your sense of humor serve you, improving your quality of life." I think this was accurate because I like to make people laugh but I know when a situation needs humor or not. The second activity I participated in was the " Dissect a Joke". I asked my dad to tell me a joke and he replied with, "A guy walked into a bar, ouch!" I thought about what made it funny and it was just the way he put different emphasis on the words. These portfolio activities were the best yet in my opinion.

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  7. One of the activities that I chose to do was the “Get Your Game On”. For this activity, I played Mario Kart Double Dash on PlayStation with my little brother. It was really fun. I don’t usually play video games, but I decided to let myself kind of “veg” out and have some fun. When we played, I ended up killing him, so I guess I must be a natural or something. It was really fun though. It really helped to play a video game this weekend because I am so stressed with all the work to do before school gets out. The second activity I did, per say, was the “Find A Laughter Club”. I didn’t find a laughter club, rather my best friend and I made our own. We got myself, my best friend, and both of my brothers to join in our own personal laughter club experience. We went into my basement, and started to laugh. When we first started, it clearly wasn’t real, but by about 3 minutes into it, we all were just cracking up having a great time. This also was a HUGE stress reliever. I definitely needed these play activities this weekend.

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  8. The first activity I did was the "Step on the Humor Scale." after taking the quiz and reading the descriptions provided under each category, I found the quiz to be very accurate. I scored a 49, and after reading it says that I enjoy humor, but could let go a little more and enjoy more of it, I realized that fits me perfectly. i enjoy a good joke and laugh her and there, and am also funny in a critical and somewhat cruel way. Though I am like that, I don't let humor engulf my life. I like to take certain situations seriously (almost too seriously sometimes) and know when to be funny. The second activity I did was the "Dissect a Joke" activity. When I hear a joke, I find something in that joke which appeals to my dry, sarcastic, and cruel humor. When somebody says a joke around the lines of that, I find it extremely funny. I also like when the joke is somewhat ironic and inappropriate, like any teenager. Though, I also learned the kind of jokes I dislike are jokes that show no sign of maturity and are down right stupid. By doing these activities, I was able to see how I express Play in my life.

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  9. One of the activities I chose to participate in was the "Step on the Humor Scale" test. This test was very interesting because it said that I was very humorous, which is not all the time true. But it was correct with the result that humor does lighten situations and helps me cope. My score was a 61 which I think is accurate sometimes depending on the situation. The second activity I chose to complete was the "Get Your Game On". This weekend I played some Wii games with my little brother, and even though some of his games are not the best, I still had fun playing them. It was really fun to just kick back and play some kid games for a while and just have fun. It was really a stress reliever.

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  10. The two activities I chose were "Step on the Humor Scale." and "Get Your Game On.". "Step on the Humor Scale." is a measure of play in your life. I scored in the middle. I sometimes use humor in my life but I could lighten up a little bit and try to incorporate it a little more. I facilitate humor; which means people mean so much to me I am willing to roll with the punches and go out on a limb to ease someone else's discomfort. These results are interesting because I never really considered a sense of humor as a way to diffuse situations and stress. For “Get Your Game On.”, I went to an interactive gaming site called Women Gamers, and played some interesting games there. They were interactive and stress relieving. I actually enjoyed doing it because the subject of the game was fashion design, something I can appreciate. I enjoy having play in my life because it helps me to not take myself so seriously and know that there is more to life than just hard work.

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  11. For my two play activities I chose “Step onto the humor scale” and “Get your game on”. For the humor test I scored average and I generally am the kind of person that plays when I have time but also takes things seriously when I need to. I kind of thought before taking the test that I was a little less playful because most of the time I take things more seriously. This changed my perspective and now looking back I see that I do play a lot. For my second activity I chose “Get Your Game On” and it really helped me understand that there is a lot more to video games than fun. There is also the design part of it and also the logic in writing the program. Also there is much more strategy and memorization then I thought there was in a game. These two activities have helped show me that there is much more in me than seriousness and much more to video games than meets the eye.

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  12. For my two activities from the Play porfolio, I chose "Step on the Humor Scale" and "Go Back to School".
    For "Step on the Humor Scale", I scored an average score. The test seemed accurate for myself, I could easily enjoy more variety in my lif, and "let myself go" more often. Overall, it was a good indicator of the type of humorous person I am- not very creative, but much more appreciative.
    For "Go Back to School", I simply walked around my neighborhood looking for one of the many small children that live around. I ended up finding my next door neighbos, two Chilian children that are 9 and 7 years old, playing while their father mowed their yard. It somewhat shocked me to see how the children could invent a game to go along with yardwork. It opened my eyes and made me realize that you should not wait for excitment or play to hit you, you should and can find it in any experience, no matter how seemingly boring or strict.

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  13. For our two play portfolio activities, I chose "Step on the Humor Scale" and "Play at Inventing". When I took the "Step on the Humor Scale" test, my score was about in the middle. The test said that I am more appreciative of humor than creative and that I could probably lighten up a bit. I think that this is probably true in most situations and I think that this test is probably pretty good at determining most people's humor. For "Play at Inventing", I visited the website mentioned in the book talking about the connection between inventing and playing. After reading the inventors' stories, I agree that most inventors are playful people. I also think that it was interesting how the website was talking about how children today are having more and more passive entertainment with computers, radios, and new technology instead of really playing. I think that this is very controversial because the playful inventors are the ones coming up with this new technology. So can play cause inventing which causes the destruction of play? Altogether, I thought that these portfolio activities helped me further understand the importance of balancing play.

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  14. To start, I did the "Cartoons Caption" game. I grabbed a piece of an old Sunday paper and located the comics. At first, I covered up the captions myself, and tried to write my own. Then I asked my dad to come over and try to think of his own captions. This game was fun and made us laugh a lot. I also did the "Dissect a Joke" activity. This was easy as my dad makes jokes all the time, most being complicated and a little odd. When i was able to dissect his jokes, I found the humor in them because I was trying to figure out why it would be humorous to others. The most important aspect of both activities is that they made me laugh. I was been very busy these past few weeks and the Play activities really providied a break, a release from all the stress.

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  15. So i tried the "step on the humor scale" and "dissect a joke." I scored a 57 on the humor scale which is really good. Humor is the way i try to get to know people when i talk to them for the first time. That or compliments. I love humor and it is always so fun to be around people who are humorous. The "dissect a joke" was cool. I heard a joke/story from my friend and what made it really funny was the way she told it. She portrayed her body language really well and when she told the story she was extremely enthusiastic! It was also very funny because of the irony of the situation. Humor is something that makes life grand.

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  16. I tried the "get your game on" and "step on the humor scale activities. I played a couple of games on my xbox 360. I think that some games are good and especially xbox live can help you connect and socialize with other people. However, after a couple of hours, it is really just a waste of time.

    I next tried the Humor Scale activity. I scored a 48 out of 64. I think this was pretty accurate, as the results said something along the lines of I am pretty relaxed and enjoy humor, but it could help to loosen out even more.

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  17. I also tried Get your Game on. I was trying some new games with my friends like Mario Kart and Resistance. They were great activities to do and keep my mind off of the day’s activities. We had a great time. When I was looking around online I also found another site that didn’t display games but had reviews it was ign.com.
    I also dissected a joke the one that I heard was about a talking a talking muffin. I think that because the words that people say sometimes they are awkward and don’t seem like words that are always used make the jokes funny. Another funny part of the joke is to see the people around you laugh.

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  18. The activities I did were Step on the Humor Scale and Get your Game On. The Step on the Humor Scale test told me i used humor alot and is very acurate about that. I use humor a lot, and it does help my life become better, and relive stress. With Get Your Game On, I found it quite relaxing and stress relieving. I played MLB The Show 2007. I really like this game because it is one of the first video games i relly got into and it is very realistic to my favorite sport, baseball. I think it was good because its fun but not addicting.

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  19. I chose "get your game on" and "the humor scale" for play activities. For "get your game on", i took a break from everything and went out to lonboard. I rode for at least an hour. This relieved tons of stress and took a load off my shoulders. I haden't longboarded in a while so this was very fun and beneficial. When I "stepped on the laughter scale", I found out that I use humor a lot more than I thought. I use it in countless situations. But i'm still wondering, is too much play bad?

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  20. The first activity that I did was Step on the Humor scale. Apparently, I use humor a lot and I didn't really realize it. I scored a 58.

    The other activity that I did was Get Your Game On. I went online to a gaming website. The games i played were pretty dumb, though it was nice to escape from reality for a little while, just clicking random things on the screen.

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  21. I tried activities humor scale and get your game on . For the humor scale I found that I was fairly humorous and scored a 47. I think that humor is something that is mainly affected by our moods. The more serious and concentrated you are, the less humorous you find somethings. If we made it a goal to be humored a lot then we may find our lives to happier.

    Next, I tried get your game on. Although I didn't do exactly what they told me to do. Instead of going onto a website and playing a computer game I decided to play hockey in my garage. While I was playing I realized that anything that had happened that day was completely forgotten during that time frame of play.

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  22. The first activity I did was 'Dissect a Joke'. There were some pretty funny ones that I thought were funny. Sometimes I laughed, and then I thought about the joke, and I found that it really wasn't that funny. I just laughed just to laugh. This I found interesting, and I really want to find out why people just laugh when nothing is funny...

    Next I did the 'Step on the Humor Scale'. I scored a 50, which kind of surprises me, because I think I am not a very humorous guy. I thought I should score a 40 or 35 at least.

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  23. For the two activities I did I chose the get your game on activity and the dissect a joke activity. For the get your game on activity I played some XBOX360. I thought it was really fun and relaxing and just took my mind off all the stress of school and everything. I found it to be very interesting and the whole time I played, my mind was just blank. For the second activity I chose to do the dissect a joke. I had my brother tell me a joke, then I really thought about it. I looked at the tone of his voice and the kind of humor he was trying to get across. I also thought about the reaction he had after the joke and how that made it funny.

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