#reflect

I originally set out to bake a cake. I did achieve my goal but not as i thought i would. I planned to add taekwondo moves to the baking process but i decided its too messy and tricky. I also intended to create a film but i ended up not doing that because it was a really hectic week.

Well to cook the cake we went to our other house but we forgot to bring the fondant so we went back to get it. I also did try a film but it wasn’t working out and i had no one to help me film because mum was busy.

I would learn how to decorate cakes properly and what is required. I also would’ve done a few testers for the decorating and baking purposes.

Overall i really enjoyed this project and i can’t wait for next term because i have a really good idea in mind ūüėČ

Greek Culture

For the past few lessons we have all chosen to study a country, my country is Greece.

Greece has a population of about 11,142161, whereas Australia has a population of around 25 million. In Greece 99% of their language is Greek and the other is English and French. In Australia the main language is English with a bit of Chinese, Italian¬† etc…

Soccer is the most popular team sport in both Australia and Greece. Christmas is on the 25th of December for both country’s. Catholicism is in both Greek and Australian religion.

I would find it very difficult to learn the language because they don’t have the same letters. It wold also take some time getting used to not leaving anything on your plate at breakfast, lunch or dinner as it is classified offensive.

 

#update

I have actually been absent this whole week since i went to the snow. We have been really busy this term since we are moving houses and all. So far i have decided what type of cake i want it to be and the ingredients.

I have learnt how to use iMovie a bit better and a proper camera for filming.

I only have one problem and that is filming time. I just cant seem to find anytime but i will fix that today hopefully.

The next step for me is filming and editing before we share our passion projects.

The Lost Princess

This lesson for “DC” we watched a film where different children encountered different issues due to the internet. Then we were told to choose¬†1 of the 5 people and analyse their problem further.

Keiran…

Keiran suffered from gaming addiction. He became a victim of the gaming world when he was 13. Each time he played he was more determined to become the best, which of course takes time. His father stated that he was gaming 13 hours a day! And at the age of 15 he dropped out of school.

Keiran suffered from many affects. He didn’t go to school, obviously this is leading to a very unsuccessful future. He also forgot about his hygiene, appearance is very important and not just for a pleasing look. Keiran would also have a very unstable diet, meaning he wouldn’t eat as much and or only unhealthy food such as chips as they take no time to cook and can be eaten quickly.

His addiction went on for a few years and after he realised what the consequences were he went up to his father and said “Dad, i think i need help.” His father was quick to reply and said so too.

Keiran could’ve though ahead and resisted the temptation to game. His father also could have been strict since he clearly knows what could happen instead of waiting all that time.

Although things may seem harmless, they can have devastating effects.

#description

For my Term 3 passion project i intend to make a video on taekwondo incorporated with ‘cake making.’ I couldn’t decide between taekwondo and making a cake since i already have an idea for term 4 so i put them together.

I think i may just use my iPhone and for editing ‘imovie.’

My passion project is targeted for anyone who likes a little laugh and something creative.

I’m looking forward to filming it and eating the cake.

#reflect

I am super happy with my end result, since edible slime goes hard after a while i decided not to bring the actual thing to school but a photo. I think i did well and my time management was good. I achieved exactly what i though/wanted to so yay!

I found i difficult to actually make it since family members were always coming and going. Also when it stuck onto me, or my brother ate the gummy bears other than that everything went a-okay.

I over came the sticky problem for my second slime by not getting my hands into straight away but until it was ‘safe.’ And with my brother i never left the gummy bears, ever!

I would probably not extend this project even if i had an option to i mean i didn’t know what to do so i chose this but its not inspiring or anything and it doesn’t educate you. If i¬†had to then i’d explain the ‘logics’ behind the slime if that makes sense. Say why its sticky, why it goes hard and things like that. Also probably turn this into a movie i guess? Over all this was a quirky but fun topic.

I am defiantly ready for next term and i have everything set to go.

 

Win At The Fair

The past few weeks we have been working on a problem called ‘Win At The Fair.’ For the first lesson we were given a game board to play. Once we got a prize we had to tally it on the board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to play:

Roll the dice and add the two numbers together. See where the number is on the key and move one space in that direction. Once you land on a prize the game resets.

Our class managed to play 149 games. After we discussed the data we found that we made $149 since each game is $1, and lost $187.40 and payed out $336.40 for all the prize money won. NO profit. So landing on the five was not good for the store owner. (us) Then we discussed some strategies if we were to create our own. 

We all then decided that this was the ‘losing version’ so we went off to create our own game boards. This was known as a ‘creative board.’ We could include black holes, rivers etc. And the numbers can be placed anywhere as well as changing the arrow directions. We had to remember to make sure our game board was making us profit¬†but also¬†enticing. Here in my ‘creative board i made 4 and 3 go left. 2,5 and 7 to the right and 6,7,8,9,10,11 and¬†12 up. Since the numbers going up are the most likely to be rolled i put $1 at the top (if they won that the’d get their money back) and 20c either side. My twist was i put $10 to the right but blocked off the $100 to the left by a $3.

 

 

The next lesson we were to create another game board except using the software Maths300. This was known for our ‘Official Board.’ Using our game board we would run it through 1000 trials and see the out put. The only thing was we couldn’t include black holes, ladder etc and all the numbers were doubled up and placed around the edges. We were expected to play¬†1000 games (each $1) But of course they didn’t succeed the first time round. This is my first game board…

This clearly is not a good game board because i’m paying out $2,928.25. For this board i made the arrows directions , 2 and 4 go left, 3 and 5 go right and the rest go up. Because 2,3,4 and 5 are the least likely to be rolled (because there are 2 dice) That is why i put my $20 down the bottom. And since the most likely numbers to be rolled are facing upwards i put 75c there.

Afterwards my thinking was to see where the most hits were coming for and lower my price there and where the least hits are and raise my prise there. Coming from that strategy my game board then looked like…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then i created my thought so ‘official board’ clearly i was making profit and i was only paying out $378. Then i thought to myself if it was enticing. I think that the prices were reasonable but then i had a look at the arrows. Obviously it’s some what impossible to land on 20. When i shared this with a friend they intelligent spoke “why would they play if they use $1 and only win 5c or something back?”

Since my jackpot ($20) was on the bottom right and left corners i knew it was highly unlikely to land on that. Because if there are two dice 2,3,4 and 5 are the least likely to win. So if¬†¬†10c and 5c are up the top its pretty obvious which is going to get the most hits…

Then i made a decision to change

10c-75c

5c-50c

Keep $1

$2-$1.10

$1-$1.20

$1.20-$5

$20-$25

For my arrow directions i chose/changed (thanks Archer) and bam it worked!

This is my ‘official game board.’ I am very happy with it because it is making me profit, i’m not paying out more than $1000 and it is enticing!¬†I collaborated with Chloe and together we achieved an amazing amount of work! I have also figured out some helpful strategies if i ever do this again in the future.

Digital Etiquette

We are still on the topic of digital citizenship and today we were shown a video to explain what it means to be a digital citizen and what complies.

  • NETIQUETTE

Etiquette is a a code of polite behaviour which you comply in society. Netiquette is just a code of polite behaviour which you comply online. And using the internet in an acceptable way.

  • FLAME WARS

A flame war is an exchange of angry or abusive messages between users online. This is also known as an argument online, and it may not always be necessary. Sometimes it is caused by trolls.

  • TROLLS

A troll is an online user who browses the net to find someone to annoy and start a flame war. Often trolls abuse the online netiquette and shouldn’t be classified as digital citizens.

  • ANONYMOUS

Meaning you are using the net but either faking your identity or not telling anyone who you are in person. Being anonymous isn’t necessarily¬† bad or wrong, its just whether you take it for granted or not.

  • CLEAR COMMUNICATION

Getting your message across to others without hurting anyone and making sure they understand. Don’t abbreviate a message in inappropriate cases. CAPS LOCK can be taken in multiple ways so best to avoid it.

  • PERMISSION

If you want to post or say something about someone you must always ask for their permission. If they do not allow, not arguing is the the right way People may want their privacy or may think it is embarrassing.

Tim and Moby made it very clear that once its out, its out. To me this means that once your message is out online it is there forever. People could have snipped it , re posted it or shared it. So, before you post you must THINK.