Friday, 17 November 2017

Maths: Game Show Videos

L.I: to convert the number of chances probability into the percentage probability

This week for maths, we had to either create a game, or a scenario that allowed people to have a way higher chance of winning. For this activity, I worked with Alex, and Julian. We had to, write down our idea, record the shots, and then edit them together. I've added in the rules and details that I wrote below.


The idea is to create a game show video, with presenters, contestants, and bonus rounds. There will be a spinner with both of the contestants names, one of them being bigger than the other. A pencil will be pointing towards the spinner, and when it stops spinning, the person that the pencil is pointing at has to do a challenge. There will be another spinner with 5 challenges instead of names, the hardest being the biggest, to the easiest being the smallest. The same rules apply, there will be a pencil pointing, the spinner will stop spinning, and whatever challenge it lands on, the chosen person will do that challenge. If they succeed on that challenge, they will be given a number of points depending on the challenges difficulty, and how well they performed it. Whoever the spinner chooses, that person is the only one to do a challenge. If it lands on the contestant, then the presenter can’t spin the challenge wheel for them to attempt to complete. Whoever it lands on, they are the only one who has a chance to win. However, if someone fails a challenge, then the other player can take that challenge for themselves to complete for the points to win.

Some extra details are that Alex will be the first and last presenter. Julian will be the second presenter, and Jack will film and edit the game show. All group helpers (A.K.A Alex, Jack and Julian) will be contestants, and have the higher chance of being picked / win. Our game show name will be Wheels and Challenges. Alex is going to be the presenter for each video, and the presenter is also the one that the contestant has to compete with. Jack will be director and editor for each video, but will also be contestant for second video. Julian will be contestant for each video, but will have the higher chance once like Alex and Jack. Each player has 5 seconds to 1 minute depending on the challenge.

Character Roles:

Jack will be director and editor and second video game contestant
Alex will be game presenter game contestant

Julian will be the main game contestant for round 1 and 3

Video 1:

Video 2:

Video 3:

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Police Visit: Police Helicopters And Police Dogs

Today, we were given a visit by part of the Auckland Police Team. It was an awesome experience, and we learnt quite a bit. All together, we saw a police helicopter, and a police dog. We all enjoyed it, and we could all hear the juniors all saying awww once the dog had arrived. One thing that we found out was that there is a camera on the helicopter, and that camera costs $850,000! We also found out that German Sheppard's have 42 teeth! I personally was super grateful that we were given this opportunity, and I'm pretty sure everyone else was too.

Blog Commenting: My Comment I've Published

Today I posted a comment on Alex's blogpost showing his Keyboarding Drills.

Blogpost Link: Click Here

My Comment:

Inquiry: Trades

LI: To look at more than one information source when researching.

LI: To record facts in your own words

This week for inquiry, we again had the same must do as last week. Although, this time instead of doing it on professionals. We did it on our local trades. We, like last week, had to get with a pair, and you and your pair would choose 2 of the given trades. I worked with Florence, and we chose to do Public Transport Driver, (A.K.A bus driver) and Delivery Driver.

Writing: Nelson Mandela's Speech Summary

L.I: to understand how to deliver a speech
L.I: what techniques can be used when speaking

This week for writing, our must do was to create a summary about popular speeches. Our choices limited to Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, Emma Watson, Malala Yousafzai, Severn Suzuki, Matt Cuts, or Graham Hill. I chose to do Nelson Mandela. We were all given a YouTube link to their speech, and we would look out for these things. Were there any rhetorical questions? Was there eye contact, and did they speak too slow or fast? I made each of these have a separate slide, as if they were sub headings. For my first slide, What Was This Speech About, it is not accurate, because the video that we were given wasn't the entire speech. (Because the actual speech is 3 hours long).

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Reading: Editing Our Modelling Books

L.I: to use a range of comprehension strategies to go deeper into a text

This week for reading, our must do was to finish / improve our modelling book that we made last week. I didn't need to make any changes to my modelling book. The reason being that we needed to make sure that we had everything that was required. i had this already done, and for the amount of time that it took for me to record my animation, I didn't want to have to do it again. What took so long was waiting for the animation to load, then I needed to record it multiple times for the amount of times that it froze. Then I also needed to voice over it. That wasn't too hard, but it was still challenging.

Daily 6: Keyboarding Drills

Today I did the third level of our keyboarding drills. Our keyboarding drills help us to understand how to type without looking at our keyboards.

Keyboarding Drills Level 3

Copy each row of letters on the row below. Use the correct fingers.

zxcvb /.,mn /.,mnbvcxz zxcvb /.,mn /.,mnbvcxz
zxcvb /.,mn /.,mnbvcxz zxcvb /.,mn /.,mnbvcxz
z;xlckvjbh /a.s,dmfng z;xlckvjbh /a.s,dmfng
Z;xlckvjbh /a.s,dmfng z;xlckvjbh /a.s,dmfng
Z? X> C< VM BN NZ MX <C >V ?B
Z? X> C< VM BN NZ MX <C >V ?B
Z? X> C> VM BN NZ MX <C >V ?B
Z? X> C> VM BN NZ MX <C >V ?B
man van can cab ban nab men no box cob mob mom come
bun bane vane mane maze mix mine zone cave vine no one
man van can cab ban nab men no box cob mob mom come
bun bane vane mane maze mix mine zone cave vine no one
Been Mean Cane Main Nice Vein Vain Zone Bunny Baby Money Yummy Nunn Bobby
Been Mean Cane Main Nice Vein Vain Zone Bunny Baby Money
Yummy Nunn Bobby
“Bright vixens jump; dozy fowl quack”
“Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow”
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
“Bright vixens jump; dozy fowl quack”
“Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow”
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Other: TablesTest

Today I did the first level of TablesTest. TablesTest is a small program that helps you with your times tables, but also helps you with your reflexes. To play TablesTest, you chose your level, press the Let's Go button, and you will be timed for each multiplication question. In total there are ten questions to answer, and I got them all right in 1 - 2 seconds. The challenging part of TablesTest is finding the answer, because there are multiple answers that come up, and you have to find the correct one.

Can Do: FreeRice

Today I played the synonym edition for free rice. In the end I managed to donate 500 grains of rice, meaning I answered 50 questions correctly!

Friday, 10 November 2017

Reading: Reading Strategy Modelling Book

L.I: to use a range of comprehension strategies to go deeper into a text

This week for reading, our must do was to create a modelling book. This needed to be an exemplar to help people with one of our reading strategies. The strategy I chose was Visualising. Before we chose our strategy, I decided to think of what my modelling book would be like. I had a lot of good ideas, but I found this one the most interesting. My modelling book was an animation. It took the entire week to create, and is the longest Google Presentation animations I have ever made. All together, my animation had 2379 slides or frames. I was a 2 minute long animation, and I am quite proud of it.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Inquiry: Our Local Community | Professionals

L.I: To look at more than one information source when researching.
LI: To record facts in your own words

This week for inquiry, we continued to learn about our local community. This week, our must do was the same as last weeks, but instead of doing everything on our emergency services, we had to do it on professionals around us. like last week, we had to get into a group, and choose a partner. You and your partner would choose 2 of the professionals, and then find facts about those careers. I worked with Jonathan, and we chose to do Lawyer, and Educator. We both decided to work on one each, so I worked on educator, and Jonathan worked on Lawyer.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Maths: Wheel Decide Chances

L.I: to learn about probability using the number of chances

This week for maths, we learnt about chances. So the perfect way to show a demonstration about chances was to use Wheel Decide is a small spinner that chooses for you. You simply add in a list of items, or names, and then apply the changes, click the spinner, and it will spin for five seconds. After the five seconds it will land on one of the options that you added. All together, we had to create 3 spinners. The first needed one of the options to have a 1 in 5 chance of being chosen. The second needed one to have a 1 in 10 chance of being chosen, and the third was your choice, but there had to be one or more written down 2 or more times. For my first wheel, I had 5 games written down. They were Mirror's Edge, Call Of Duty, Far Cry 4, Assassins Creed, and Minecraft. They all had a one in five chance of being chosen, but for my first spin, the wheel chose Mirror's Edge. For my second wheel, I had 10 colours written down, they were blue, red, yellow, orange, green, indigo, pink, purple, violet, and maroon. They all had a one in ten chance of being chosen, but for the first time I span the wheel, it chose blue. For the third and final wheel, I had written down 5 bits of furniture. They were chair, table, stool, beanbag, and couch. The one that I repeated was beanbag, and I had repeated it once, so there was a 1 in five chance of each one being chosen, besides beanbag which had a 2 in 5 chance. The first time I had spun this wheel, it chose couch.

First Spinner:

 Second Spinner:

Third Spinner:

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Guy Fawkes: Firework Safety DLO

Last week, we were required to make a DLO about firework safety. We had to complete this in a pair, or a group. The group that I was in was made up of Alex, Aung Naing, Mataio, Ofa and I. We all had a separate role, or have someone else help us with that specific job. Aung Naing, Ofa, and Mataio were the ones who found sites backing up our ideas, and Alex and I created pictures. Although most people would do just that, but I also wanted to more to improve our DLO. So what I did was read over everyone's facts, and then change and finish them. It was hard at first, but looking back at it, it wasn't too much of a challenge. We hope everyone will handle all fireworks safely.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Reading: QAR Questions

L.I: to use a range of comprehension strategies to go deeper into a text

This week for reading, we answered people QAR questions about the three texts that we read. Although, there was a problem. For last weeks activity, you needed to create your questions with a partner, and for that week, we only had 4 people. So Mr Ogilvie kindly came up with some questions for us to answer. I was working with Alex for this activity, and we both knew Mr Ogilvie's tricks, and we were right. Mr Ogilvie had purposely made his questions not make sense, so that we would be more confused. Alex and I had to now think of the answers very carefully. When I'd posted this blogpost Mr Ogilvie hadn't given us the answers, so while writing this post, I don't know what our score is.

Who is the NZRL players featured in the article?
  • Roger Tuivasa Sheck, Stacey Jones | Think And Search
How do you look after your well being? Are they similar to Roger?
  • Jack: I make sure to eat healthy, and drink lots of water, but I do still treat myself every once in awhile. What I do is similar to what Roger does, although he doesn’t like fast food and I do.
  • Alex: I drink a lot, eat a lot and exercise everyday. What I do similar to Roger is he makes sure that his body always gets its nutrients.
  • | Author and You (Because you have to read the text to see how Roger look after his well being).
What does Roger consider well being?
He considers that you drink a lot of water, eat lots of fruit and vegetables, and stay around the outside of supermarkets. | Think and search (Because there are multiple things that he considers, and they aren’t in the same positions).
Where did Roger go to College?
  • He went to Otahuhu College | Right there (Because there was only 1 answer to this question, and it was in a position where you could point right at the answer).
How old was Roger when he started in the NRL?
  • 16 years old | Right there (Because there was only 1 answer to this question, and it was in a position where you could point right at the answer).
Would you like to play the game? Why?
  • Jack: Yes, because you encourage one-another, and the game sounds like a good source of exercise.
  • Alex: Yes, because I like running around, and this game includes a lot of it.
  • Author and you (Because you have to read the text, and read the rules to this game).
Do you think Roger is balanced with his Hauora?
  • Yes | Author and you
Do you think sports stars could do more to promote being healthy?
  • Jack: I think they could do a little bit more to promote it.
  • Alex: No | On my own
How did Rogers Family support him?
  • His family gave up their lives in New Zealand and moved to Australia just to support him. | Right there (Because the answer’s only in one spot)
What percentage of water is your body made up of?

  • The human body is 73% water, but in the text it says that it’s actually 70% | On my own (Because you can ask anyone the question even though an answer is in the text)

Inquiry: Emergency Services In Our Local Communtiy

L.I: to look at more than one information source when researching.
L.I: to record facts in your own words

This week for inquiry, we learnt about the emergency services that are located in our community. For this activity, we had to get into a group of 6, and choose a partner. With this partner you needed to choose 2 of the following. Fire fighters, police, ambulance, search and rescue, surf lifesavers, or armed service. My partner was Alex, and we chose to do police and ambulance. Our teachers Mr Wong and Mr Ogilvie had put cards around the room, and on each card there was a fact. There were 6 cards in total, 1 card for each emergency service. We then had to find where those facts were located online. Our next challenge was to find our own facts about the services that we chose, then find a site with the same fact, and finally, find a book with that fact. Alex and I unfortunately didn't find sites backing up the fact from a book about the police, and we couldn't find a book backing up the fact that was put on the wall.

Writing: Vocabulary Exemplar

L.I: create a DLO to help people understand on of the ruberick sections

This week for writing, we had to create a DLO that would help people understand one of the seven ruberick sections. Our choice limited to ideas, structure and language, organisation, vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure, or punctuation. I chose to create an animatic about vocabulary. And animatic is like a storyboard of an animation, but still a video. It's hard to explain, but hopefully you get the gist of it. I made to parts, how can you improve your vocabulary, and how can you remember to use better vocabulary. I had a lot of fun creating this short animation like video, and I hope to do something like it again.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

KiwiCan: Week 3 Session

Today we had KiwiCan. This time for KiwiCan we played two games, they were Tangled Arms, and 10 Down. Both were simple and fun games. First there was Tangled arms, the rules are, get into a group and make a circle with all players. The person that you are facing would then hold your left or right hand, this process must continue until everyone is holding someones hand. Then do the process again, but with a different hand being held. Next you have to attempt to create your circle again without anyone letting go of their peers hand/s. Secondly and lastly we played 10 Down. You are split into two teams, one wearing bibs, the other team not. One team will start with the ball, your objective being tap the ball on the ground and pass. You want this to continue until the ball has been placed on the ground 10 times. Although you are allowed to hit the ball out of an opponents hand, if the ball then lands in the outside of the cones, the other team starts with the ball. We all enjoyed this activity, and I was lucky enough to be able to play with an injured knee. (Being the reason why there is tape on my knee in some photos.