Genius Hour 2 Reflection with Twitter

For my second Genius Hour project, I chose to research on Artificial Intelligence. Unlike the first Genius Hour project, this time we used Twitter to ask around 10 experts on the particular subject we were working on. This was to get some direct help or feedback from actual experts. I looked up for teachers or companies who were closely related to AI (Artificial Intelligence) and tweeted them some questions after going through their profiles. Firstly, I contacted major consortiums or companies such as Partnership AI (), Element AI (),  NVIDA AI ()to make sure I don’t miss the big information. They basically study and formulate AI technology and enhance the public’s understanding on AI. Next, I contacted a non-profit based company such as Open AI (). Then, I contacted some popular accounts or news sites that gave frequent updates on AI such as Future Disrupt (), Twiny Bots (), and AI newsletter (). These accounts were more social and had more tweets. Lastly, I contacted professors or researchers such as Anima Anandkumar (), Juan Carlos Niebles (), Fei-Fei Li (), and Kate Crawford (). These people are scientists, professors, university directors who all work about Artificial intelligence. All of the people I tweeted to were researching on or giving information about AI which I thought would be helpful for my Genius Hour project.

I read through each of their profile and some of their tweets to ask them questions such as their main concerns on AI, the most interesting fact they found out about AI, how fast AI is developing, or even just their general thoughts. I respectfully sent a tweet out publicly and mentioned their name.

                          (Han, Chae)                                                   (Han, Chae)

These information will help my Genius Hour project because they include personal opinions of professionals, and I can get specific answers to my questions. Also, they can guide me further into the topic since they are more skilled and experienced.

It has been about a month since I sent my questions but there wasn’t much progress. Unfortunately, I have not got any responses from them even though some “Liked” my tweet which I found a bit odd. Several experts did follow me back and other people related to or interested in AI followed me as well. Although I didn’t get the answers to my question, I learnt a lot just by going through their tweets and thinking more deeply into this topic. Next time, I will try not to follow big companies, but more private accounts or teachers for information. This was a valuable experience to me because I learned how to use twitter in an educational way and to get help. In the future, I think using twitter as one of my sources of information will be very useful for projects as well as personal interests.


Work cited

Han, Chae. Twitter Image. Jan 21 2017. png.

Han, Chae. Twitter Image. Jan 21 2017. png.

SBC 7 – Genius Hour Reflection

First of all, what is Genius hour? Genius hour is a time in class that allows us to explore topics we are passionate about whether it is academic or not.

For my Genius Hour project, I researched on psychology. I chose this topic because I was always interested in it, but I was never able to put the time and effort to learn more about it. My research question was “How do psychological experiments relate to our behaviors?”. I thought that this research question was a good way to approach my topic in a more easy and interesting way.


Firstly, I learned the definition of Psychology and the brief history of it. I was surprised that psychology as a separate, scientific discipline has existed for just over 100 years. Secondly, I studied Harry Harlow’s Surrogate Mother Experiment. This experiment proved that the bond between mother and child not only depended on the physiological needs, but also the emotional needs. Thirdly, I researched Albert Bandura’s Bobo Doll Experiment. In the early 1960’s there was a great debate between Nature vs. Nurture. Bandura’s experiment showed how the group of children who watched a video of an adult applying aggressive behavior towards the Bobo Doll were more aggressive to the Bobo doll than the group who watched an adult passively playing with it. Lastly, I studied Bibb Latané and John Darle’s Kitty Genovese Case. The study in this case demonstrated the so called “bystander effect” and how the existence of others discourages an individual from intervening in an emergency situation.

The things I learnt through my Genius Hour project helped me grow as a person because it made me understand people’s various behavior more scientifically. As a student, it aroused my interest in this topic even more. Additionally, It can help our community because these studies can help animals by reducing animal abuse or misunderstandings, and help humans by curing mental diseases.

Furthermore, I am planning to learn on Artificial Intelligence for my next Genius Hour project. This will help others to learn more about what machines can do with Human intelligence, and evoke interest in the new technology. This can help the world by solving any misunderstandings on this topic, and help me by resolving some of my questions I have about it. Moreover, I think Genius Hour is an awesome opportunity to expand our knowledge on what we are really interested in and enjoy learning.

Here is the link to the presentation I made for my Genius Hour project.

If you want to learn more about psychology, try this website:

What would you choose to do for your Genius Hour? Share by commenting below!



King, Rose Abigail. “Psychology”. Flickr,
Flickr, 2 October 2013,

Douglas, Anna. “monkey see, monkey do”. Flickr,
Flickr, 11 December 2011,

Krebs, Denise. “Genius Hour”. Flickr,
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SBC 8 – Visiting posts on the flip-board magazine

Today, I visited three blogs from the flip-board magazine. I mostly chose the ones with catchy or interesting titles. Here are the three blog posts I visited and commented on. All three of these blogs were very interesting and fun to read.


Nook’s Blog

“Hi Nook,
I really enjoyed reading your post. It was very interesting because I knew that French Fries weren’t from France, but I didn’t know why they were called that. Also, I love french fries no matter where they are from!



Alaina’s Blog

“Hi Alaina,
Those places look very exciting. I love animals, exhibits, and roller coasters! I would definitely visit the places you recommend if I go to Ohio. Here is a link to my blog. Come visit if you want.



Sheridan’s Blog

“Hi Sheridan,
By explaining the issue in the form of a journal, it made me get more engaged in the story. I can’t imagine what my life would be like without food and water because I personally feel happy at the end of the day when I eat.. To help the people without clean water and food, I would donate money or food to organizations who help those people.
Also, here is my blog if you want to visit.




SBC 5 – How do you get to school?


This is a poll that I created on “How do you get to school?” using Polldaddy. Just take three seconds to vote!




Image citations

Foster, Lonnon. “Marshmallow SUV“. Flicker, 
     Fliker, 12 May 2008,

Taylor, Sarah. “OT10”Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Flicker,
     Fliker, 15 February 2008,

Taxi: Pydum. “Taxi”. Flicker,
     Fliker, 24 May 2008,

Mcgee, Paul. “Foggy walk to school. Flicker,
     Fliker, 23 October 2012,

Samanci, Yusuf Emre. “Bike”. Flicker,
Fliker, 2 November 2014,


SBC 4 – The Best Candy Ever Made


Candies are delicious little treats that everyone enjoys to eat. Many kinds of candies have evolved and been created to satisfy the mouth of many candy-lovers. However, there are candies which are more preferred than others and I am going to show you the top three candies which were voted by 20.4 k people through a site called Ranker. This is a site which attracts more than 50 million monthly unique visitors and over 80 million monthly visits worldwide, and is a top ranked publisher in the US based in Los Angeles.


#3 Twix

Twix. “Twix” Influenster,

Twix is a chocolate bar consisting of a biscuit and caramel which was first produced in the United Kingdom in 1967.



#2 Kit Kat









Kit Kat. “Kit Kat Snap”. Kit Kat,

Kit Kat is a chocolate bar with layers of crispy wafers covered in milk chocolate which was first created in United Kingdom in 1935.



#1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups












Taylor, Erin. “Jumbo 8-Ounce Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: 2-Piece Pack”. Candy Warehouse,

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are basically explained through it’s name which are chocolate covered cups filled with peanut butter. They were invented in 1928 by H.B. Reese.



#20 York Peppermint Patty











York Peppermint Patty is one of my favorite candies which is a dark chocolate that covers a cool peppermint confection. It was first produced in York, Pennsylvania in 1940.

What is your favorite candy? Share by commenting below!

SBC 3 – Riddles


1) You are trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How can you escape?













2) I have an eye but am blind, a sea, but no water; a bee, but no honey; Tea but no coffee; and a why, but no answer. What am I?












3) What did Adam say the day before Christmas?












Think once more before checking the answers below!









1) You wait until night time and then go through the first door

2) The alphabet

3) It’s Christmas, Eve!


Image Citation:
Chae. Riddles. 2017. StoryboardThat,

Images were created using StoryboardThat.

SBC 3 – Writing a story using just images

Neufelder, Patrick. “Overcoming, Stone, Roll, Slide“. Pixabay,


Stock Snap. “Locket, Pendant, Necklace, Watch“. Pixabay,


Crescoli, Gino. “Map, World, Ocean“. Pixabay,


Monsterkoi. “Balloon, Hot air balloon, Ballooning”. Pixabay,


Werne, Brigitte. “Queen of Liberty, Statue of Liberty, New York”. Pixabay,

All images from Pixabay.

What story do you think these pictures are telling? Comment below!

SBC 3 – The Fisherman


Mikko, Lagerstedt. “Lonely Days”. Tammela, Finland.,


The misty grey sky is reflected on the glassy lake. Little ripples around the lonely boat disturbs the stillness of the serene lake. Huddled up in coldness, the fisherman on the boat waits patiently with his arms tightly crossed. After a minute or two, an abrupt vibration of the fishing rod lightly rocks the boat and the fisherman calmly starts to lift up today’s product. As the fish gets pulled closer to the surface, the fisherman starts to doubt his eyes. It was a neon blue fish with scarlet edges on it’s fan-like fins which almost looked as if it was on fire. The flame-like fish didn’t seem to fit in with the grey misty environment. The fisherman hurriedly takes off the fish from the hook and gently places it in his yellow bucket filled with lake water. He cautiously rows to the shore where his small old house lies. The next day, he brings the fish to the marketplace near his house, hoping to get some money out of it. Fortunately, the marketplace was especially crowded with visitors and many of them came by his little stand with his eye-catching fish. The people gather around his stand watching the gorgeous fish swim around in the glass tank and shouts out higher and higher prices for the fish. Thinking this was his chance to earn great amount of money, the fisherman aroused the crowd for higher prices, not realizing the fact that the fish was very slowly loosing it’s colors….

Finish this story by commenting below!