DC Cartoons

Today in Digital Citizenship we looked at the messages that some cartoons tell us about what happens when we get addicted to technology in day to day life. We had three different cartoons to choose from and the one we chose is above. I worked with Abby and this video we made represents the cartoon that we chose.
At the end of that video we added a section showing what we think this cartoon actually looks like in real life.
At first most people would think this is funny because, the way that the lady tries to get the mans attention is extremely unusual and asking to strap his phone to her head is really funny. Also the mans face looks completely blank as if he can’t even hear what shes trying to say to him.
The message that I think this cartoon tells us is that if you get addicted to technology it can affect your social and even your day to day life. We need to learn when we need to get off technology but this is getting hard for some people who are addicted.
This is an important message because sadly this is what actually happens and sometimes you can even go into a cafe or restaurant and see both the man and lady on technology, both in their own little places. It is also important because the whole point of spending time with someone or catching up with them is to talk and have fun with each other not just sit around on technology whilst the other person gets bored and angry.
Once I knew the message this cartoon is not funny at all because it means that to some people technology is more important then people.
Be aware of when to use technology and if someone asks you to get off then just do it!!


I did achieve what I originally set out to do. My aim was to encourage young girls to play footy and believe that they can do exactly what boys can. I made my blog and posted 7 different posts on the blog. I met Sam lane and interviewed Lily Mithen. I watched VFLW games and posted about my own footy matches. My successes were meeting Sam lane and purchasing her book ROAR. Interviewing Lily Mithen as well as having her come down and train with my team. My challenges were trying to get interviews, although I met Sam lane I never had a reply to the letter I gave her. I also emailed Paul Hood the coach of the Geelong Cats women’s side and a player from the team and I didn’t get a reply from either of them. I overcame these challenges by interviewing teammates and improvising posting about what I’ve learnt from playing footy and reading Roar. If I continued with this project I would keep posting and keep trying to get more interviews. Keep reporting on the geelong VFLW teams progress and my teams progress down at the Eagles. I really enjoyed this Passion Project and I can’t wait for the two to come!!

Win at the Fair

At the start of the Win at the Fair project we tested using the ‘loosing game’ board to learn how the game board that we would design actually works. We found that the certain game board lost the school a lot of money because we were paying out bigger prizes then what they had to pay to play the game. We collected class data and played 104 games learning that overall we lost $48.60. I believe that this was because winning the 20c, 50c and $1 dollar prizes are good for the school and make us profit but because there were lots more prizes like $2, $3, $4 and $5 that lost money, the game didn’t profit us money.

The problem we were given when attempting to re-design the game board was to profit $300 from 1000 games for the school. Each game is $1 dollar to play. You roll the dice and the number you roll determines whether you move right, left or forwards. The amount of money you land on is your prize.For my creative board my goal was to trap the player into only winning 50c prizes. This plan didn’t really work and I ended up loosing $4 from my 10 game tester. In my reflection I realised that my board would’t be very appealing because 50c is won over and over so people wouldn’t want to keep playing; and it clearly didn’t profit the school money.In the proper board we had certain places to put the prizes so i couldn’t attempt to trap people, but there were other ways of tricking them. My board is enticing because you can win up to $70 and there’s 8 ways for the customers to win money compared to the 5 ways of loosing money. What they don’t realise is that 2,3,11 and 12 are some of the hardest numbers to roll and they are the only rolls that will let you move left or right so it is extremely hard to win $70, $50 and $20 as your prize. My board will profit the school money because in my 10 roll tester I profited $5.90 and I only won prizes of 20c and 50c.When I used Maths 300 my results weren’t the best. I decided to change my board to a $70 prize instead of $75. I was originally going to change the $2 to a $1 but that would be less enticing and only make a $2 difference whilst changing $75 makes a $10 difference. So with my new board, from my 4 1000 roll tests on Maths 300 two of them  accomplished the goal of a $300 profit. My other two were just over, profiting $267 and $ 265. I also tested my board with a 10,000 games profiting $3,206.20.

Digital Etiquette

Today we watched a video where Tim and Moby taught us how to be Etiquette online, Netiquette. This is my video . . .



Netiquette = being etiquette online. Etiquette is being polite and using your manners so when you do that online it’s called netiquette.
Flame Wars = Are fights online they could start by someone making a rude comment, bullying that turns into a fight.
Trolls = Are people online searching to start flame wars for attention and sometimes just for fun. Some trolls could be anonymous.
Anonymous = Is when people on social media, in gaming or online don’t have a clear identity. Most of the time whilst online you can only see peoples profile picture and name and they can both be fake. some people steal other peoples identity this is called identity theft.
Communication = your communication needs to be clear online and it is different based on the person you’re talking to. If it’s your teacher you won’t write with abbreviations ( c u l8r ) but if it’s your friend you might. other unclear ways of communicating are using all CAPSLOCK because they might think that you’re yelling at them or by writing super looooooooooooonnnnnnnngggggggggg messages that people get lost in.
Permission = Before posting a picture or a comment and it involves someone else you need their permission just in case they don’t want everyone to see it.
When it’s out it’s out = This means that once you post something or make it public you can’t take it back. Even if you click delete it’s never actually gone. So stop and THINK


Digital Citizenship – THINK

In Digital Citizenship we Learnt the importance of using the acronym THINK before using technology or social media. We also learnt that you need to be Kind, courteous and respectful whilst online.
 T = True, it means that you don’t post something fake especially if it will hurt someones feelings.
 H = Helpful, it could be a tutorial or just helping someone out but it needs to have a helpful purpose.
  I = Inspiring, Does it inspire someone to do something you could inspire by quotes, or blogging
 N = Necessary, It needs to be necessary so if it’s not worth it, you’re just posting something for no reason or your being a cyber bully then don’t do it .
 K = Kind, I think that this is the most important one, if it’s going to hurt someones feelings or make them upset or if your trying to be mean then do not post it.
The only different ways I thought for THINK were . . .
 T = team are you ganging up on someone as a team to make them upset
 H = honest are you lying or sharing gossip/fake news
  I = Interesting does it make someone want to read on or get more information
So when you next go online stop and THINK is it True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, Kind if it’s not then don’t even THINK about posting it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



So far my Passion Project is going pretty well. I have created my blog and will make it public this week at the latest. I have been to a VFLW match to see Geelong defeat Melbourne Uni and met Sam Lane buying her new book ROAR which is all about the origins of AFLW. I have had Miss Williamson and Lulu help me out with Wix the website I am using to create my blog. My successes would be meeting Sam Lane and hopefully gaining access for an interview with Lily Mithen. I also have an opportunity to watch some training sessions and hopefully meet some of the current Geelong VFLW players through Paul Hood the coach  who is a family friend. Luckily I haven’t had too many challenges, getting my blog sorted out was a bit of a hurdle but so far so good. My next step is going to be to publish my blog and contacting Paul Hood.



 I am going to create a blog that is about football, particularly girls AFL and how much it’s grown since 2016 when there was no such thing as a women’s  competition. Originally I was going to publish a newspaper about the weekly sporting events across the globe, but I decided that a blog is a bit more current and that narrowing it down to one subject would be a lot easier.  My main goal is to encourage young girls to give footy a crack by sharing my experiences from my games on Sunday and by hopefully getting some interviews and footage of current AFLW players or VFLW players who could be future stars.
Some of the technologies I would like to use and learn more about are:
  1. Adobe Premiere Pro to make some teaser videos and probably an introduction video for my blog
  2. If I get some interviews i will use my phone to record what is said and to take some pictures
  3. I will also use my computer to store footage and run my blog
My project is targeted for young girls who are 5 + but anyone who is a footy lover like myself or is interested in playing the game should defiantly check my blog out. I am looking forward to hopefully getting to meet some players and make some videos to post using Adobe Premiere Pro. I am also looking forward to starting my first Passion Project.

Birke Baehr’s TED Talk

Some of Birke’s main messages that he put across in his TED talk were before you eat food from the shop or supermarket you should always now where it comes from, and what’s in it. When he was a little boy Birke thought that all food came from ‘happy farms’ where cows ate green grass and pigs rolled in mud. But as he grew older he learnt that wasn’t the case, he became passionate about one day growing and eating organic food with NO chemicals. He believes that what the scientists do to some foods is disgusting and that because they advertise with plastic toys and colour it attracts a lot more kids. many of them being younger. His goal is to change one kid at a time or to change the rules of growing food.
He got these messages across by using yet again humour, but in his jokes he used facts and real life examples, things that sadly really happen. His eye contact was clear and although he had a rather strong accent his voice was clear and powerful.
This was the first TED talk I’ve seen that someone has used what looked like a lapel Mic, which carried Birke’s voice really well. There was also a screen in the background showing pictures and information whilst he was talking.
Some of the presentation techniques Birke used were Asking rhetorical questions and making short sharp but meaningful statements. one of these statements were ‘One child at a time’. He emphasised key information using a louder and stronger voice as well as using eye catching pictures and researched factual information. He did connect with the audience through humour and just having an all round great speech, you could tell he connected well with the audience because they laughed and clapped many times during the talk.



Richard Turere TED Talk’


Some of the main takeaways from Richards TED talk were that he lives in Kenya at the south part of the Nairobi National Park where there are no fences so lions kill all of the livestock. Richard grew up hating lions so when his only bull was killed he decided sculling wasn’t the answer and he wanted to solve the problem on his own. His first two ideas of fire and a scarecrow didn’t work but when one night he was walking around with a torch and the lions didn’t come, he realised that lions were afraid of light. He set up a circuit so that with the flick of a switch many lights would flash and move to scare the lions away. From this TED talk I learnt that anyone no matter how powerful they are, can fix a big problem with a small solution and that violence isn’t always the answer. another message was never give up, keep persisting it was on his third attempt that he actually found a solution.
The way Richard presented his messages to the audience was by Humour, so making jokes at the right stages. and when he made a funny comment he would prompt the audience to laugh by Giving a little smile too. Another technique was talking firmly and seriously when he was mentioning an important part of his talk.
Some technical support was used during the speech including a microphone to make his voice louder and much clearer. A screen in the background showing images to explain and help people to visualise what he was talking about.
In his presentation he did an awesome job of keeping eye contact with the audience, because he didn’t use a script it mad his eye contact so much more powerful. He also used prompts to keep the audience involved and interested in his talk.



Thomas Suarez TED Talk

After watching Thomas’s TED talk I realised how hard it actually is if you would like to create an app. As Thomas said ‘If you want to play soccer you join a team; if you want to learn piano you get lessons, but if you want to make an app where do you go.’ When he started an app club at his school the word spread around the school that he had made some apps and that got some people interested in making apps themselves. As well as that he has joined an I pad pilot program, helping to create even more apps. Thomas said that his inspiration was from Steve Jobs, who is an inventor and the co founder of apple,  but now Thomas is inspiring many students at his school and across the globe, to create apps and follow your dreams no matter how they are to reach hard.
You could see that one of his methods to present his information to the audience in a non-boring way was through humour and making funny comments whilst still keeping on topic. He also raised his voice when he was sharing important or main information during his speech.
Thomas used some technical support including a microphone to make his voice louder and a large screen behind him to show pictures of his apps. He also held an I pad and although he always kept eye contact with the audience he did use it for what I assume was dot points to re jog his memory and to stay on track during the speech.
In his presentation Thomas did an awesome job of keeping the audience excited by his ideas and involved in what he was talking about, he didn’t talk for an overly long time just got his message across, he also spoke clearly at all times and kept eye contact with the audience members.  At times he got a little lost but the I pad was there to help but over all it was powerful TED talk.
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