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.

 

 

THINK Online

This week in Triple R we have been introduced to a new topic about Digital Citizenship and what it is. When online you must be kind, courteous and respectful.

An acronym is when you spread a word vertically onto the page and write a meaning for each letter like…

Pick

Edible

Aftertaste

Then we had to create an acronym for the word THINK.

T is it true? Because lying is pointless

H is it helpful? Does it teach you something

I is it inspiring? Will people look up to it

N is it necessary? Does it serve a purpose

K is it kind? Someone could be hurt by your action

 

 

 

 

 

#update

I am happy to say that i’m really enjoying making my passion project. I have created a video of 2 different types of my treat  and i think i might stop at that because i’m a little concerned about the time.

I haven’t made these treats in ages so i think i did well, even though i was mostly winging it at some parts. I have also learnt that to make something good it takes time and effort. You can’t just expect it to be amazing but not work hard on it. I think that i have put lots effort into it. And i defiantly tried to.

The main challenges i faced was when my laptop was glitching and not working and i got really fed up with it. Nothing bad happened, but it was still hard to restore things from the recycle bin (25 items) And also with my brother who’s 5 wrecking basically every single video making me start them again.

Editing. I have all of a sudden stopped editing along the way since i was really busy so i just need to add a few things and touch up on the videos. After the editing stage i think i’m allowed to say that i have finished my passion project for term 2!

 

#description

My Term 2 passion project will be based on cooking. I intend to be cooking sweet-treats that you could use at parties and special get-togethers. It will be a video of my all time favourite treats. It will be a challenge but it will be awesome fun especially since i haven’t made them in ages! I am planning to use an Iphone and perhaps a GoPro. I haven’t used a GoPro in a while so i might have to touch up a bit and learn how to transfer the clips onto my phone to edit them and make the movie. I plan to edit and make the movie using Movie Maker. My project i am creating is for anyone who wants to make some delicious desserts and has a passion for cooking, this goes particularly for ages 8-12. I hope that this will AMAZE my classmates and teachers. I am super exited to create the film especially to make the food. I absolutely cannot wait!

Birke Baehr TED Talk

From this TED Talk it seemed to me that the main message was to be aware of where your food comes from. Whether it be fruits, vegetables meats and more you need to have an idea of where it comes from. In his TED Talk he made us aware that fruits and vegetables are sprayed with chemicals, and that cows, chickens, pigs etc… are all fed with unhealthy products. Birke explained how what we eat can cause us different diseases such as cancer. His message was amazing and it just made me think of what i’m eating and where its coming from and what it is capable of doing. Birke said that we should all eat local and go to organic markets because there at least the food is organically grown with no chemicals that are a threat to us. Another thing was that many foods are advertised with plastic toys and bright colours to suck people into buying things especially children who are under 5. This can be a problem.

 

Birke was always adding lots of funny things like jokes. When he said something that was serious his  tone was just right and he was projecting his voice very well. I also think his accent was quite catchy. Birke added in things that made the audience laugh so much, they even laughed when he didn’t expect it. Although he didn’t use his space very well and his hands were just like robots moving up and down, it was kind of awkward he managed to have a great talk and got everything he wanted to tell us out. He communicated using very good vocabulary which i suppose helped get messages out and it made things seem a little scary. When he use specific words like ‘disgusting’ it really did seem disgusting.

 

To me it seemed that Birke was using a tiny microphone attached to his shirt to project his voice over to all the audience. A microphone generally is a good idea but he didn’t absolutely need it. Another source of technology that he used was a projector to show images upon a screen behind him to support his arguments and his jokes. I noticed that in other TED Talks the speakers often have a remote, well Birke didn’t but things went smoothly.

 

Personally, and i think this goes out for a lot of people, Birke had some sort of motion going on. Whenever he was talking he would move his hands up and down. Which for me was a little awkward but it seemed to help him. He also didn’t really move around much so he could have spread out. What i really like was how he was humorous and made the audience laugh and support what he was saying, i also think his moves in what he was going to do were inspiring for many people. I just really enjoyed the phrases and jokes he would come up with and it was just so entertaining for everyone to watch. As Birke said ‘would you rather pay the farmers or the hospital’.