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April, 2018

  1. My Passion Project

    April 29, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    For my passion project this term want to make a portfolio of pictures that I have taken of Torquay, Barwon Heads and other places near me. I’m planning to learn about photography techniques and how to take really good of landscapes. I’m looking forward show my teachers and classmates how beautiful our home is. This project is targeted at the rest of year 6 to amaze them.



    Since I started my passion project I have been out a few times to take pictures one of them was in my own garden and one of the other times was at the beach in Torquay. I’m thinking that I will go out a few more times maybe go up to Melbourne by the Yarra or the  botanical gardens and then I will make it into a slide show or make a port folio of some of my best photos. I really enjoy going out with my dad and him teaching me how to take really good photos. The most challenging thing so far would be to find the right angles and lighting for the pictures also getting up early enough to catch the sunrise.

    These are some of the pictures I have already taken.


  2. Birke Baehr TED Talk

    April 29, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    In this TED talk we see an eleven year old boy named Birke Baehr share his ideas about the farming and food industry.

    I think that the main messages in Birke’s TED talk are that you don’t know where your food is coming from and what has been done to it. He also sais that don’t get sucked in by the colourful or sparkly packaging and that he would rather be an organic farmer than a NFL football player because he can make more of a difference that way.

    Birke used a slide show of pictures that matched his script and it may have confronted the audience or  made them think different about their views along with his script. Birke also used humour to make himself connect with the audience.

    The technical support that I saw in Birke’s TED talk was his microphone attached to his collar and the slideshow behind him.

    He spoke clearly even though he had an accent and he spoke quite fast. He had good language in his script and used a variety of different words. Birke used hand gestures when he was speaking as well but the way he did was a bit strange. He also made good eye contact with his audience.


  3. Richard Turere TED Talk

    April 24, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    I think that Richards main message is that even if you have very little materials  you can still make something amazing that can change so many lives. Another could be that if you don’t succeed at first just keep trying don’t give up on something that you’re passionate about.

    Richard had no script that he read of so it meant that he could make very strong eye contact with the audience and he also used humour to connect with the audience but with that seriousness at times to make the audience feel what Richard felt at the time.

    The technical support that I could see in Richards TED talk was the screen with a slide show on it behind him and the microphone that sat be Richards mouth so everyone watching could hear him.

    Richard used very good techniques to get his message across to the audience even though his accent was a bit hard to understand. Some of his techniques was to use hand gestures, have a slide show of pictures to go along with his script and it seemed like he had rehearsed his speech and read over his script many times.

  4. Thomas Suarez TED Talk

    April 18, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    I think that the important parts of Thomas’s TED TALK was showing adults and children that are trying to make their first app the resources that they need. Another one is to keep persisting even when the task at hand seems impossible just keep trying and if you that’s okay it’s all part of the experience.

    Thomas for one used hand motions as here was talking to help get his message through to the audience, he had a projector behind him that he could control with his remote and he really made sure that he went through the topic he was talking about so that the audience understood what was in Thomas’s head.

    The technical support that I saw in Thomas’s TED talk was a tablet that he had a script that he could look at if he needed to, he used a microphone to project his voice and Thomas also had a projector behind him.

    I think that Thomas spoke really clearly to the audience, he had a very detailed script and the script had words for a big range of ages and he used hand gestures his body language was really good as well also his eye contact with the audience was very good.

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