Friday, 17 November 2017

Orchestra... music to my ears

As part of our amazing topic for this term; room three have been learning about an Orchestra and all the different instruments in an Orchestra. First we had to get into groups of two or three. In these groups we had to create our own digital learning object using a presentation showing our learning and research about an Orchestra. If you would like to visit partners blogs than click on either of the hyperlinks on the presentation and it will take you there.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Word Problems

Walt: find an appropriate strategy to solve a word problem

It's week one of term four which means gloss tests are on! Because of this we had to fill out this presentation and find several appropriate strategies to solve word problems. This task was really helped me to think about the strategies I use to solve a word problem. I have learnt a very valuable lesson from this google presentation and I will try to put my new brain skills into action next time I have to answer a word problem.

Problem Solving

Walt: solve math problems

This week in numeracy we have been learning how to solve math problems. During the process of this task it came to some equations where we had to solve the math problem in the order of BEDMAS. BEDMAS stands for brackets, exponents, division, multiplication, addition and subtraction. Please feel free to leave feedback for me if you learnt something from this post, and keep checking in for any updates on this presentation.

Monday, 13 November 2017

What is Guy Fawkes?

Walt: -connecting and comparing. I relate information and ideas from texts to my own experience to form an opinion

Guy Fawkes, what or who is it? You may be thinking that Guy Fawkes is all about fireworks and all that, well your right! But that isn't all; explore this 6 slides presentation to find out what I have learnt all about Guy Fawkes.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Can apes really understand sign language?

Walt: Find evidence in a text
Use the process of elimination to find the 'best fit' answer

This week our task was to read a text called Koko and collect as much information as we can to complete this google presentation. This text was about an ape that was taught American sign language. While reading this text I found out that people argue with the teacher of this ape of whether Koko actually understands sign language. What I found interesting was the fact that apes have so many similarities to human.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Beat the Goalie

Last term as part of our focus on coding we had to choose from three tasks to work on in term 3. All of these tasks included the makey-makey kit and scratch. We had the option of making a game show with buzzers, a band or a game and controllers for a disability. My partners Talita, Moroni and myself chose to make a game & controllers for disabled people.

For the scratch part we took a game that we had already created awhile ago but we twisted it up a bit just so it would be sort of different. We did this so that we could focus more on the hard part; which is finding a disability & creating controllers for the people who have that disability. In creating our game we found it really easy because all we had to do was make different backgrounds and change the characters.

Next we had to research a disability and pick one of them to make suitable game controls for that disability. The disability that we chose to do this for was for people with amputated arms. Because they have no arms; we thought that their controls would have to be on the ground. They would have to step on the keys to control character.

So then we went on to making the controllers. To make them we used cardboard, aluminium tape and wires. The wires were just extensions for the makey-makey chords. The only problem that we had with creating the controls was figuring out how to make the keys work without the players having to hold a certain chord throughout the whole game; which was the earth chord. To solve this problem we had to connect the earth to one end of the wire & the left/right/space chord to the other end of the wire.

Last terms task was actually kind of fun for me. The easiest part overall was connecting the controls with the makey-makey kit. My partners and I had heaps of fun playing against each other at the end of all our hard work. We thought that we did a great job on our game because one of our changes was adding a second player. Here is a link to our game,find someone to play with and enjoy. You can even create your own controls for this if you want to.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Fare welling Ms Vani

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During assembly this morning there was a lot of things going on but one of the most important things was giving a fare well to our social worker Ms Vani. Although she has only been here for a short while she has really helped to make a difference in our school.

Ms Vani was a really important person in our school and we are supporting her in her journey to a new job. She has helped a lot of students during her short time in our school and we all appreciate her and her caring nature. I'm sure that everyone who worked with her will treasure their memories that they had with Ms Vani.