DC Cartoons

Today in Digital citizenship we looked at humorous cartoons showing phone acdiction.

At first I found this quite funny and then I realised what the message was. What I found funny was the womans comment to the man and I imagined the woman with the phone strapped to her head.

The message I took away was that you need to get off your phone once in a while and actually socialise.

Now that I look at it, it’s not that funny because it shows the extreme technology addiction the man has and how his friend-girlfriend-wife-sister? has reacted to it. So i’m 50, 50.


This term’s passion project was a huge success for me.

Throughout the whole project, I have upskilled myself with my knowledge on sewing and I have also learned that organization is key.

If I was to continue, I would definitely produce probably 8 times the amount I have made this term, this would also require more knowledge on keeping track of the amounts and stock, I would also need to learn to produce product quicker.

Through this project, I have raised 337.50 thanks to everyone who purchased or donated.

I need to still hand in the money raised to Kids Plus and they want me to write for their blog.

I couldn’t have done this without my amazing Nanny Chris who assisted me with 50% of sales and 100% of the sewing.


Win At The Fair


L E S S O N   O N E

We started of this unit by testing the losing game board and we were asked to do 20 trials in a pair and then record our findings on the class tally, we didn’t make any profit, in fact, we had to pay out  386.40 dollars. If this was our first day on the job we’d definitely be fired! I believe this is the losing game board because the directions and amounts are not strategic and we didn’t make any profit. Here is the data Abby and I recorded. ^

T H E   P R O B L E M

We have to find a profitable game board that is enticing and people pay a dollar a game and when we find a good gameboard on Maths 300 we run it through a thousand trials. Here is one of my successful gameboards.

L E S S O N   T W O

We were asked to create at least two creative gameboards with add-ons such as black holes, go back and game over.  Here are the two Abby and I came up with.

With these boards, Abby and I focused on black holes that lead back to the start, we made it so that you could still get the 5 dollars so it’s still enticing.

L E S S O N   T H R E E

During lesson three we started to use a program called Maths 300 to make and experiment with game boards and then run them through 1,000 trials. At the start, I decided to put in one of my handwritten game boards in and ran 1,000 trials. Let’s say First Attempt ILearning.

P A R T   T W O *L3*

After looking at this data recorded from my handwritten one, I needed to think of a strategy! So I recorded the chance for each number on a grid and then put the unlikely numbers (2 + 12) leading to the high amount of money and all the more common one leading to lower amounts. Another strategy I came up with is, put a dollar everywhere and then I recorded the number of time the counter hit that spot.

^ you could also change the dice directions ^

M Y   E N D    R E S U L T

After using these strategies I have created a succesful game board that makes at least $300 profit. Here it is.

Digital citizenship



I think that Netiquette means that you should have manners online and on the internet. You should be respectful to everyone you come across while you are online, and treat them as you would face to face.



I think that Flame wars means that two or more people are having an online conversation and are being insulting or mean to each other. This might start with a misunderstood message because you don’t have the tone of your voice, your body language and facial expressions that you would in person.



I think that a troll is someone that posts or says mean, harmful things to purposefully cause trouble. A troll might be someone you know, but most likely it will be a stranger just wanting to disrupt the peace online.



I think anonymous means that it is secret, whether it is a person’s identity or an unknown item that you don’t know of. I usually think of it as a secret person.



I think communicating clearly online should be exactly the same as it is in person; One person directs a message at another person, and the person receiving the message thinks about it and/or reacts to it in the way the person that sent it intended for them to. This can go wrong by using ALL CAPSLOCK which makes it seem like you’re yelling. Also by having too much p?unc!!!!tuat…..ion??!!! can make it hard to interpret what the person is saying. Spelling words wrong can effect wat u r tring 2 sa.

I think permission means confirmation or an answer from the desired person. This may be a friend, your parents, or an adult. You will usually need this in case someone is unsure about what is safe for you, or too inappropriate for your age, or if you are unsure about whether someone would like you doing something including them.

O N C E   Y O U R   M E S S A G E   I S   O U T , I T ‘ S  O U T

I think that this saying means that once you click send, or post it is very unlikely that you will be able to take it back or delete it. Even if you can someone might have already seen it so you always have to THINK before you post or text.

With Poppy

> THINK Online <


What does this word mean to you? Does it mean pressing sent or deleting a message that you have thought about.

Such as…

T is it true?

H is it helpful?

I is it interesting?

N is it nesessary

K is it kind?


T= trustful H= HURTFUL I= interesting N= negative K= i don’t have one


Passion Project UPDATE #1
 So far with two trips to spotlight to get materials (story later) my Nanny and I have managed to create two awesome scrunchies and yes, we are on the road to making many more.

 The story behind the two trips is: My dad and I went to spotlight on your casual Sunday to buy some materials for my scrunchies and there was this certain fabric we thought at the time would totally suit the scrunchies, anyway on with the story, We took it to the counter to get measured and put through the register and the lady said that it would be ‘”59.99” and we realised that the fabric we had gotten was 30 cm shorter and wasn’t on sale compared to the one which was 5 dollars a metre. BARGIN! We then got home and I started to hand sew one to see what it would turn out to be and we realized that the fabric was too thick and the elastic was too wide. “Part of the learning experience” is what we are going by.

 The second trip was great my nan and I just went in got the supplies and got out. KIDDING, who goes into a shop for 5 minutes get the stuff they need and walk straight out again? No, we literally spent an hour. But it was all worth it with the product we have created.

 What’s next you may ask, well next we have to create many more scrunchies and set up the fundraiser and price the scrunchies.


For my Passion Project this term, I am going to be creating scrunchies and selling them, 100% of the profits made will go to the Kids Plus Foundation that helps kids with cerebral palsy like my sister and their families. so I am combining my three passions into one ( My sister, Scrunchies and sewing).

Find out more about KIDS PLUS



Birke Baehr

Find out where your food comes from is what Birke said as he challenged the audience. Birke explained to us that you need to know where your food is coming from and that most supermarket foods have been saturated with chemicals. He also asked us if we were willing to pay that little bit extra for organic food or pay the hospital when you end up getting sick from chemical touched food.

Birke enhanced the story with humor and powerful pictures to match his story. He used too many hand gestures and needed to stick with one speed while talking to the audience.

To help get his story across to the audience he used a microphone to help his voice be projected throughout the theatre. He used images to make his story more understandable. I was wondering how the images changed throughout his story because he didn’t use a wireless presenter.

He used humor to get his audience’s attention and started up with a strong sentence to get his audience hooked. Birke Had very strong vocabulary such as disgusting that definitely strengthened his story.

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Richard Turere


Richard had one convincing message that was that there is always a second option. Take his story for example, his story was that when the lions were killing his town’s life stock the men and women started killing the lions. He grew up hating lions but still didn’t think it was right so one night he went outside with a torch and the lions didn’t come that night. Despite the other ideas he had tried, he pulled his mum’s new radio apart and other bits and bobs and experimented. His invention stopped the lions from killing the livestock and proved that there is always an alternative for violence.

Throughout his talk Richard kept the message clear and he added bits of humour and a serious tone when he needed to. He also had practiced very well and didn’t need any note to help him on stage. Richard used powerful images to help enhance his story.

Supporting him was images shown behind him that he controlled to match his speech with a wireless presentation clicker. His voice was projected throughout the TED talk with a microphone attached to his cheek.

Richard used a variety of techniques such as speaking seriously when a serious topic came about and adding humour to parts of the story where people would start to drift away. He used images to explain his story and to help explain his dialogue as English was his second language.

Thomas Suarez


The main message is that kids now want to make apps and that there is a whole new world of opportunities for children, teachers, and parents to create their own app.

Thomas also shared his story throughout finding software to help him produce his apps.

He got his message across to the audience via eye contact and language suitable for the audience age group.

He used a microphone that helped his voice be understood throughout the audience. He also used images to help enhance his story and he also had notes written down on his iPad that he rarely looked at.

Thomas used humor, eye contact and he spoke clearly to help get his story across well.