April 26



What I intend to create is a model sized basketball court and make a game out of it. The Tech I am going to use is my phone and do a time laps and take photos of my progress. My project is targeted at yr 6 students and teachers. I’m exited for the experience of my first passion project and exited for the making of the project.

April 26

Birke Baehr’s TED Talk

This talk came from an 11 year old boy who had a passion about what food we buy in the super market. His name is Birke Beahr, when he was younger he wanted to be a NFL football player but now all he wants to be is a local organic farmer that supplies fresh food and produce. One of the phrase’s that I remember is ‘ do you want to pay the farmer or the hospital.

The way that Birke got his messages across was at the start he warmed up his audience with an example of a fish tomato and that made most people laugh, he also spoke with a lot of emotion in his voice and spoke with passion. I also liked his gestures but he used them a lot.

Birke had support from a lapel mic and the screen projector also the speakers that you cannot see but hear and are very affective.

As I said earlier he used gestures a lot and that’s an under statement, he used the whole stage and talked with reason and passion and he was devoted to his topic and you can sense it. I really connected with him and I was engaged the whole time and all of these things make a great TED Talk.


April 23

Richard Turere TED talk

In Richards TED talk he explains the problem that him and his family and many others have with lions killing and eating their live stock because on the other side of his fence there is national park where all animals roam free but the lions keep breaking into so many peoples houses around Kenya and killing their animals.

I thought that some of the takeaways were that big problems can be solved with little things and one person can make a difference, also everything does not need to end in violence. I also learnt that lions are afraid of moving lights because on the one night that Richard stayed up and patrolled the cow shed with a torch no lions were seen.

The way that Richard got his messages across was probably using humour like when he had to pull apart his Mums radio to take away the battery to use for his invention. He also used the whole stage and a lot of hand gestures to further his point.

He used a microphone to amp up his voice and a projecter to illurstrate his point. He also used images that are very graphic like an image of his dead bull. The timing of the image changes were really good. There were also videos of the lights flashing outside the cow shed. All these techniques helped connect with the audience.

April 17

Thomas Suarez’s TED talk

One of the main messages was that its hard to make an app and that you need a lot of support from teachers, friends and family. I also took away that if you just sit around your dream will stay a dream.

The way that he connected with his audience was that he added a bit of humor and that helped keep his audience interested, he also made some connections with his personal life and how hard it was for him to persuade his parents to pay the fee for him to put his newly created apps to be put on the apple app store. He also had great tone of voice and really good eye line to the audience and camera.

He had good support to project his voice with a microphone and his ipad probably had notes to help him and the big screen behind him to project images to help him describe what he was talking about and to show some of the apps that he made.

One of the things he did well was engage with audience and find humor in his TED talk, he also projected his voice really well I also noticed that he was using gestures to help illustrate his point.