Reflection Week 3

Hello this is my weekly reflection.

MATHS

During maths this week I have been learning about angles and how to measure them. I have learnt that if all your sides on the triangle are different you put one dash through one side, two through the next and three through the last to show that they are different. I also learnt that for the triangle to be connected all the angles must equal 180 degrees. The final thing I have learnt during maths sessions this week is that an isosceles triangle is a triangle with two equal sides and to show this in a diagram you put one dash through each of the equal sides.

WRITING

In writing today our class wrote poems. We started by having three minutes to write as many words on a page about apples as we could, once we were done we had the choice to follow three poem structures to write our piece. I chose a structure were a few instruction to describe your apple such as “the topic is a colour” and you write “an apple is a fierce red” and many more. The second poem I wrote was about an emotion. First you picked a emotion and you had to describe it as smells, sounds, colours and a few more. The emotion I picked was fear because this is an emotion that can be described in a lot of ways.

INQUIRY

During inquiry this week I begun editing my zoo project film. The first step in editing was to record my voice overs, I recorded them in several parts so I could have pauses in between sentences. Next I put all the footage onto corel to start editing. After all the video clips were in the right place I lined up the audio tracks to match parts of the film and left a few couple second gaps in the audio every now and then to have more of an impact on the viewer. Next session I will get three pieces of feedback to further improve my film.

 

Reflection-Week 2-Term 4

Hello this post is my weekly reflection.

MATHS

During maths this week we started to learn about simple algebra. We started by looking at a function machine when a name went in it came out with different letters and we had to discover a rule for all the names that had went in. Algebra is replacing numbers in equations with letter such as x, y and z. The letters in an equation are variables meaning they can be any number. For example if 1 went in to the function machine and 2 came out and 5 went in and 10 came out the rule using algebra could be, Y(1 or 5) x 2 = A(2 or 10), the rule should work with any number that went in to the machine.

INQUIRY

In Inquiry this term we started a new project about helping endangered animals. We started this project by looking on the Melbourne zoo page and picking one of the sos ten (ten extremely endangered animals at the Melbourne zoo). Once we picked one of the animals we begun to research them and write down facts about them. After we had lots of interesting facts we all started to write scripts that would make the reader care for the animal and convince them to try to help. After writing all our scripts we traveled to Melbourne zoo to collect footage of our animal and learn lots more about them. We are now up to creating films featuring our animal and editing them to make the audience care for the animal. The final step in the process will be to record our scripts and put them onto the film and then share.

WRITING

In writing on Monday I conferenced my piece called “CLAW” The main feedback I wanted to receive was if my audience could figure out what the piece was describing without being told. I wanted this feedback because while writing the piece I decided not to say what it was about and try to set the scene with description. Once I finished reading I told them what it was all about a claw machine they all understood everything. After that I decided to reveal what was happening at the very end of the piece so once the reader gets to the end they will have a sudden moment of realisation.

 

IProject #description

Hello this is my first IProject post for the term.

I have decided that this term i will make a tennis pole (a pole with string attached to the top with a tennis ball on the end that you can hit around.). The purpose of this project is to learn skills such as using certain tools and what materials will be needed for certain parts of the creation. My project is for people who enjoy sports like tennis and fun/competetive games. During this project i am looking forward to the construction of the project and using and testing the final product.

The first step of the process is to create a plan of what parts i will need, what tools i will need and the process i will make the creation.

After creating a plan i will be to buy all the parts needed such as wood poles and string.

Next i will gather the appropriate tools that will be needed to make this project.

After that i will follow the plan to create the design.

Once i have finished making the tennis pole i will test to see if i need to make any modification.

Then i will paint the creation and i will be finished.

I am exited to begin this process and to test the final product.

 

 

Choice Day

Hello this is my choice day reflection

The activities we could participate were bottle rockets, knitting, SimCity, countdown, flight school, mosaic madness, long division, garden making, acting out and sewcializing.

The activity I was put in to was countdown. In this activity we had several materials such as icy pole sticks, 1 meter of tape, rubber bands, milk lids, paper and glue. With these materials we had to create a device to fling a table tennis ball accurately into a container from different points. At first I tried to create a sort of catapult but after trying extensively to create something I decided to create a simpler design. I thought one of the most simple designs to make would be a slingshot so I attempted that. I used icy pole sticks to make the frame and a rubber band glued in the right position to propel the ball when it was pulled back and released. This design worked alight but it was not consistent or accurate. To fix that problem I had with accuracy I created a funnel with paper to straiten the line the ball travels in this actually made the problem worse because the paper would lean downwards as soon as I let go to fire flicking the ball down and most of the time the g force would keep the ball in the tube. I enjoyed this activity because we had the choice of what to make and how we would make it. I also enjoyed working with other classing and seeing what ideas they came up with. The two main designs we used were slingshots and different forms of catapults. The feedback I have for this activity is to maybe have more challenges for your device, different things to shoot and more materials to use for our devices. Overall I enjoyed this activity and it was very fun. If we were to do choice day again I think we should add a P.E activity or some form of sport like dodge ball and this would be good to do with different age levels in each team.

Here are the activities.

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IPROJECT EXPO POST

Hello this is my IProject expo post.

I think my presentation went smoothly and pretty well. I presented what I had learnt and made I received some interesting questions such as what was the most difficult part and what some code lines did or meant. My presentation went for about 7 minutes and then I changed the size and variables of the coding to experiment and show people what happened for the rest of the time.

I presented my test designs and my favorite design. My test design was a coffin using the code “hull()” this fills in the space between each shape.

The most challenging thing was learning and remembering what to code because if you get one letter or symbol wrong it can change your whole design.

My favourite design was a wheel that can also be a saw blade with a few changes of code.

 

 

PROMO film

Hello this is a post about making promo films.

PROCESS

email > the beginning of the process was when we received an email from Tracey at “advertisement for Geelong and Bellerine” she asked us if we would like to make an promo film for Geelong.

research > the next step was to analyze films made by their company and see how they were made. We discovered that the film was made in chapters of each location.

Location > next we had to decide the locations we would get our footage from. We decided on Supa-Tramp, Torquay, leisure link, the waterfront, a park and Balyang,

Partners > after that we got into film crews. The crews were set up with two from each class and each two were a separate group. Each small group went to a different location to film. Each small group made a shotlist of what the were going to film what type of shot it was and how long the clip would go for.

Production > During production our class went to Supa Tramp and Torquay. At supa tramp we filmed dodgeball, trampolines, rock climbing, basketball and the air bag. At Torquay we filmed beach soccer, the water, parks and ice cream.

Culling > After we had downloaded all the footage onto our computers we began culling. Culling is when you delete the bad footage that might be shaky accidental or photo bombed. When we had only our best footage we shared it onto a usb for the rest of the group to use, we also received their footage.

Editing > When we had all the footage we started editing our films. They had to be in chapters of each location and with around 2-5 second clips. Each location had to go for 30 seconds so we had a minute and 30 second film. We also needed music that fitted the film.

Feedback > Once we had all finished our first draft we put our computers around the room with a feedback sheet. Then we all wrote feedback for each other. We used a system of ticks when if you gave three ticks they were doing an awesome job if you gave two they were doing a good job and if you gave one they had sort of addressed the section such as is it fun or does the music match the mood.

Implemented Feedback > After we finished changing our film and improving it from the feedback we got some more on our final draft. These feedback forms will help the teachers decided which films we will be sending through.

 

Reading Log- Week9A

Hello this is my weekly reading log.

BOOK=Eight Grade Bites

TASK=

Book Advertisement: Design and write an advertisement for your book. You may choose the type of advertisement – a poster, billboard, or magazine.

Here is my advertisement for a book I have recently finished called “Hester And Harriet”. This book is quite interesting and I decided to make an advertisement for it with comments about how it makes you feel.

Reflection-Week9B

Hello this is my weekly reflection.

MATHS

During maths today we wrote our rules for a problem called billiard ball bounces. This question is about a ball that travels on a pool table with a hole on each corner, the ball starts at the bottom left and roles until it hits a wall then turns 45 degrees and continues until it goes in. We drew lots of tables in our grid books and tested rules to find out the answer of bounces here are mine.

If the largest grid number is a multiple of the other number like 5×10 for example, you divide the largest number by the smallest and then minus one from the answer and that is the amount of bounces. To find the amount of bounces for a grid with numbers that aren’t both even you plus both grid numbers then minus two and you have the amount of bounces.

WRITING

During writing today I wrote a seed about the topic footsteps. I wrote about this topic because it has many possible ideas and lots of different pieces could come from it. My ideas were people entering the house at night and hearing footsteps and having a vampire following the character. I think the piece I write will be horror and I will try to make the reader scared.

INQUIRY

Today in inquiry we all received a feedback form for our promo films and gave feedback to others. The areas I worked on from my feedback were using more editing choices such as slo-mo, timelapse and split screen, making the film more fun and more balanced. To fix all these I added leasurelink so the film was balanced and fun and with the leasurelink footage I made a split screen section to add more editing choices.

Cultures Of The World

Hello the second country I have decided to research during this project is Albania

I think I would be challenged by there culture because I have discovered that they compare everyone a lot and I would also be challenged by there food. I would find people watering the pavement interesting.

The most similar thing between the countries is the sport. The sport both countries play is soccer in fact it is Albania main sport.

The differences between these countries are the foods they eat and the clothes they wear I chose these because they are the most different things between the cultures.

IProject-Week 8B

Hello this is my final IProject post.

During this term my IProject has been to learn a new 3D printing program in which you code shapes instead of dragging and dropping them. So far I have made a simple nut and bolt, a coffin and many test shapes larning how to use the program. I have learnt in this program how to create shapes, change the shape of shapes, connect shapes, move shapes, take away one shape from another, fill the space between several shapes, change how many faces a shape has and lots more.

Here is a picture of one of my test shape. In this shape I connected the space between cylinders to make it.

This is my coffin and I added the spike on the bottom to make it look better.

Before presenting I plan to print my design and if there are any problems I will fix them and print again. I can’t wait to learn this program well enough to make complex shapes and designs.

Round cube