I have really enjoyed doing my passion project this term!

I did complete what I originally set out to do. I finished my Hawaii video but I didn’t think that what I made was how it was going to turn out. It was not as simple as I intended it to be but I like how I edited all the clips together. The way I was going to originally set out the video was like a montage with music in the back but instead it is more of a mixture of montage, voice over and narrative.

The successes I had towards the end of this project were green screening because I could edit the green screen cutaways very easily and quickly. I also could simply export my video without any problems.

Some of the challenges I faced were… none! I faced no troubles towards the end of this project because any of the problems I did have were all at the beginning.

The only way I would extend my learning would be to have better time management because instead of spreading out the editing time (because I already had the footage) I edited in massive patches so I would do a big block at a time.

I am glad that I still learnt more then I envisioned and had so much fun looking back through all the memories and experiences!

This is a sneak peak of my video…

Kenya RVE

In RVE we have been learning about different aspects of Countries cultures all around the world. I chose Kenya!

Some of the differences between Australia ans Kenya is the way they dress. In Kenya the women wear traditional kanga’s but in Australia there is no set clothing. The food is also slightly different because we love all different foods but Kenya has there tradition foods like irio and chapati. Australia also seems to have a lot more celebrations and events compared to Kenya. There are also limited sports in Kenya they usually play soccer.


We have a lot of similarities with Kenya like both countries have lots of religions in Kenya there main religion is Protestant and in Australia our major religion is Christianity. Here is a list of more similarity

  • red on both flags
  • Australia has Australia day & Kenya has Jamhuri
  • both play soccer

If I lived in Kenya the main thing I would have to adjust to is there food. I am a very picky eater and there foods are very broad and random. They use what they find and I would not be used to that. Also not being able to play every sport would be hard because I would need to adapt to it. How they dress is beautiful and I would love to be part of that but I don’t know if I would be able to dress the same as everyone else because I think I would be bored. I think if I moved to Kenya it would be different but I would love it.





I have really been enjoying doing my passion project this term and looking back on lots of amazing memories.

So far I have achieved so much! I have almost finished editing the video and just have to add in little pieces to make it more entertaining. I have tried to use all ‘Hawaiian’ music so the Beach Boys and Israel Kamakawiwo’ol, to give it a relaxing but exciting feeling. I also have some videos of myself just talking to the camera about my favourite places.

Some learning I have done to up skill myself is learning how to use green screen on imovie because I thought that it would be as complicated as using Adobe Premier but it was much simpler. I also used sound effects and I learnt how much an extra sound can add to make all the sounds better. Another part of my video I learnt was how to use Google Earth Pro to get the intro or beginning of my movie! The last thing I learnt was how much music makes a difference to your movie, video or show.

Some successes I have had is everything I said in the paragraph above worked out perfectly because I had no trouble with my laptop or software! The only challenge I faced was getting some old videos onto my laptop and music onto imovie but that was quickly fixed.

The next step for my passion project is to fix any slight detail make every video or photo change on the beat (if you didn’t notice I’m a bit of a perfectionist). I also will need to save it in HD to get the best quality possible.

So far my passion project has been great and I am so excited to see what happens next! This is part of my video…

The Lost Princess

For our first session of DC this term we focused on a 12 minute short film they featured 3 real life stories and 1 scenario that very possibly has happened in real life. These stories all led to at least one message all in common.

The problem Charlotte faced was when she was online she got a friend request from a boy she had never heard of, he told her he was a friend of a friend meaning that they had never met might might know of one another. After talking for a little while Charlotte believed she ‘knew’ him and they had organised to catch up. That night Charlotte had been texting more then usual and even at the dinner table (Charlotte’s mum was very old fashioned and didn’t like the internet), her mum thought that this behaviour was unacceptable and snatched her phone from her hand, Charlotte dramatically stormed off while her mum read the texts. In this situation Charlotte could have met up with anyone because this ‘young boy’ had been texting lots of girls saying he was a friend of a friend.

This had negatively impacted Charlotte’s life because Charlotte would be online for extra hours and hours talking to this stranger. She had learnt to trust someone that she had never met. Charlotte also lost sleep because she constantly wanted to be online.

The issue got resolved by an adult even if Charlotte didn’t want her mum to know luckily she found out because she could have met up with ANYONE! She didn’t understand the consequences she could have faced.

One of the things Charlotte could have done better was she could have spoken to an adult before responding to a stranger. She could have just stood up for herself and said no if she felt uncomfortable talking online. Charlotte didn’t need to ignore her parents and should have spoken about it instead of lying.

The biggest message I took away from this true story was that you can’t trust everyone online. This means if you wouldn’t let them into your real life don’t let them into your online life. Another message I took away was that you should never give anything away about yourself or passwords or anything on the internet or social media because people can use that to do bad things.

These messages really confronted me and made me think about how I act online!

 ⬅️ Charlotte



For my term 3 passion project I intend to make a film on Hawaii and all my experiences travelling their. I hope to make a entertaining montage, humorous and factual video from the 10 times I have been there.

I used a GoPro the last few years so I have plenty of footage from then. I will use my MacBook Air to edit the video. Since I have already started editing I explored Google Earth Pro to get a video from Geelong to Waikiki.

My passion project is targeted at anyone who likes a little laugh or who loves warm weather or just wants to experience someplace through my eyes.

I am looking forward to watching memories from amazing holidays. I also love editing and I am trying new things with green screen cartoon sort of things!

I’m so excited for this terms passion project and can’t wait to see how it turns out! Here is a video I made using Google Earth Pro…


DC Cartoons

This session in Digital Citizenship we analysed a few cartoons, we talked about how every carton has a special message behind it. We talked about how you can find the characteristics that the illustrator includes funny but if you think about the meaning it’s not so funny anymore. Here is a photo Sienna and I analysed a bit deeper…

Here is what we think about it…

Sorry I don’t have the video yet!


I have completed my passion project! I originally set out to make a netball video but in the same week I changed my idea to doing a mini photo album of 101 things to do with Sophie! So technically I didn’t achieve was I set out to do but it didn’t effect how I used my time or how my final product ended.

I didn’t face any challenges towards the end of this project but I didn’t come across many in the whole project because it was quite simple and creative. The only problem I had that didn’t effect anything was that I bought chalk paint instead of normal paint so it is easier to scratch. I found some success in just finishing because I put so much time and effort into making something quite simple but I wanted it to reflect sort of my personality.

I didn’t have to really overcome any challenges except for the paint but I just painted a few more coats then I would’ve if it was normal paint. I also wanted to keep the front cover simple but I wasn’t sure how to do that but in the end I put a simple rainbow sticker on it and it looked super cute!

I’m not sure how I would extend my learning if I was to continue this project. I was happy with my final product. If I had to do something  I would have included a real flip book but it was to hard to flip the pages because they were so thick.

I enjoyed doing my passion project so so much! It’s by far the best home learning I have ever done!!!

Here are a few pictures in my book…




Win At The Fair

The starting point of win at the fair was to test out the original game board. To profit money we would have to win at least $300 for our school if we played it 1000 times, considering our $1 entry fee this was quite hard because no one has the time to play 1000 times. As a class our end total money going in was$104 and going out was $152.60. That meant we lost $48.60 for our school.


This had a non-profitable ending and I wouldn’t go up to it at a fair because the prices aren’t enticing.

If we were expected to make over $300 out of $1000 we would need to lower some prices and change the directions of some of the numbers that were easy to roll. We collected up some ideas to improve the original game board to build our creative boards.

Some of these ideas weren’t possible because the computer software maths 300 (more on that later) wouldn’t allow things like snakes and ladders or obstacles and black holes.

I put together my creative game board and changed the majority of the board. We could do anything with this board but if we didn’t profit from it, it was useless. I wanted it to be enticing and profitable…


The two first hexagons to the left and right of the hexagon are $0.50 so that you only have one chance to move to a different hexagon because it was a $2 playing fee the school makes $1.50 every time they land on those to hexagons.

These are the numbers i changed from the original game board to the creative…

$5 = $10

$4 = $2

$3 = $1

$2 = $1

$1 = $0.50

$0,50 = $0.20

$0.20 = $0.5

I also changed the directions of all the numbers…

2 & 3 = top left

4 & 5 = up

6 & 7 = top right

8 & 9= bottom left

10 & 11 = bottom right

12 = down

This didn’t really work how I wanted it to because before you get onto the actual game board and you would go all around but not win anything unless you went left or right on your first roll. My game board did profit for the school but it wasn’t very practical.

In = $20

Out = $7.50

Profit = $12.50

What I needed to change:

  • how the numbers go down because it took so long before the actual game board.
  • the 2 $0.50 got 9/10 times, if customers saw that they probably wouldn’t play if they were going to lose $1.50
  • the game appeal using the numbers on the side

My official game board couldn’t have the two $0.50 next to the starting hexagon because of how the computer software was set out. My entry fee has to be $1.

For my official game board I was thinking more strategical, so I put 12 going to the left, 2 & 3 to the right and 4,5,6,7,8,9,10&11 going straight. This meant that they didn’t have much chance of getting the highest price. 12 & 2 both only have one chance to be rolled and the 3 is there for more enticement. This list shows the prize money amounts from top to bottom…








The enticement of my board is quite strong because I know if I had a chance of winning $200 with only paying $1 to play I would definitely play. I thought I would make more money for my school because it’s hard to roll the same number 3 times. I played my game 10 times…

In = $10

Out = $4.20

Profit = $5.80

When I was up to the software I thought that because no one won $100 or $200 I would change them to $1000 and $100. This is what happened when I tested my game bored 4000 times.

After I played this I thought if someone was to play it and win the big jackpot of $1000 then my school would automatically lose a lot of money. I decided to change a few of the prices to still make it enticing but still keeping the rolls the same. This is how it turned out…

Overall I think all my game boards were inciting and I profited over $300 for my school every time. This project taught me that it’s not all about how the customer thinks because if the game doesn’t help the school it’s pointless.

Digital Etiquette

  • Netiquette- Basically your online etiquette. There are a set of rules you should follow that include your manners and behaviour.
  • Flaming / Flame Wars- When 2 people trade insults between one another people who purposely start flame wars are called…
  • Trolls- When you go online to purposely start drama and conflict or hurt someones feelings.
  • Anonymous- people can forget they are dealing with a real humans and get carried away with a username or icon, it is pretty easy to stay identified.
  • Communicating clearly- to communicate clearly you can’t use ALL CAPS AT THE WRONG TIMES. This can give people the wrong impression , abbreviations can also get confused if they are not used the right way or in the right situation. Emoji’s can help send a message across because when you are communicating through technology you can say something but it might come across another way to the other person.
  • Permission- When you post a silly photo of someone you need there permission first, there parents also need to approve this picture or message. Remember if you wouldn’t want your teacher, grandparents or physio (watch video below to understand) then don’t post it.
  • What does Tim mean when he says ‘Once your message is out, it’s out’?- Once your message is out you can’t take it back, anyone can show anyone. If you squeeze toothpaste out of a tube you can’t get it back and that’s the same as digital citizenship.