February 25

Emoji story

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once apon a time there was a cat. He was a happy cat. Why so happy? Because every day he went and got his nails painted. But one day when he went to the salon the building was destroyed by the devil!!! The happy cat, was a mad cat, so he teamed up with mr bird. They plotted a plan to get rid of the devil. Then mr bird had an idea,  “why don’t we team up with an angel!?” So they did. After thinking for a while. They decided to lure the devil with a woman. However the devil knew the whole plan. So after going out with her for a bit, he held the woman hostage!! Then mr bird turned red because he was teamed up with the devil. They teamed up to destroy the world and everyone was sad

February 19

Plus Crier, The Artist Who Never Existed


Plus Crier’s album “At The Mall”


Plus Crier’s album “In The Lobby”

Who is Plus Crier? Plus Crier is a “band” from the early 70’s, why did I put band in quotation marks? I’ll get to that in a minute. First off, I’ll start with some of their songs. A few of Plus Crier’s songs were Carrots, Ships in the Bay, Room 21, In the Lobby, and popular hit At The Mall. Their 2 albums were In The Lobby which was released in 1973 and At The Mall which was released in 1975. The song At The Mall took off, it was added to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, etc. Then suddenly, it all disappeared. Plus Crier’s music was gone. It was taken off Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, you name and music platform, it was gone. When something like this happens it’s normally something that happened with the copyright, the record label, or some other legal issue, and that’s exactly what happened. The popularity of At The Mall caught the attention of De Wolfe Music. De Wolfe Music is a huge British music company that specializes in the entertainment industry. They make music for all sorts of big Hollywood company’s. 5 years after Plus Crier released At The Mall, De Wolfe Music released the song Mr. Lucky, which sounds identical to At The Mall. This sounds pretty strange because why would a massive music company copy a song, and why would Plus Crier not say anything about it? The song Mr. Lucky was composed by Sir Karl Jenkins who is a well respected artist in the music industry. Now At The Mall and Mr Lucky aren’t the only Plus Crier songs that sound like other songs according t0 https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/paralirava/album/260580-at-the-mall/   A bunch of other Plus Crier songs sound the same as other songs. I also found it strange that a band from the 70’s would re-upload all their music in 2020. I also found it weird that there was no photos of the band anywhere. That’s because Plus Crier isn’t a real band from the 70’s. Plus Crier is a YouTube downloader bot that took some old songs, put a bit of a spin on them, then posted them. They put the input date as 1975 so they seemed legit.

At The Mall: https://youtu.be/57LZmyAnP6M
Mr. Lucky: https://youtu.be/ZZLyx_Owqec

Here are some of the other Plus Crier songs:
Carrots: https://youtu.be/Ap-tFncnV6k
In The Lobby: https://youtu.be/ir8axceFxMw

Quiz on Plus Crier here!

 

February 16

Fun with photos


Me, March 18th 2018, American Family of Fields Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona

I chose this photo to represent my worldview, why? Well here’s the reason.

I feel this represents my worldview because it was more than 1 aspect. It shows geography because it was my first time in a US state that isn’t Washington or Oregon. I think it also shows value because this is my favourite MLB team and I do value being able to watch their games, have their mercy, and even see them live like in the photo. It also shows time because this was taken in the morning and I was tired 😅

The story:
Well first off I’ll start with why I’m a Brewers fan. Well it’s really simple, I saw a cheap Brewers jersey so I got it and have been a fan since. So know to the photo. This photo was taken in Arizona during the 2018 MLB Spring Training, my dad and I went for my birthday! The photo is me and a Brewers AA player who I forgot his name.

February 10

Metallurg Magnitogorsk; Who are they?

When the NHL season came to an end last year, I started closely following the KHL. When picking a team to cheer for the Metallurg Magnitogorsk stuck out to me. The name,I thought, was very interesting and the logo is sweet too.

So now,, who are they? The Metallurg Magnitogorsk are a KHL team that plays in the Kharlamov division in the Eastern conference, they are currently 2nd in the division, 3rd in the conference and 4th in the whole league, so they are a pretty good team this year. However, last year Magnitogorsk had a poor season, they finished with a record of 28-25-5 and only recording 65 points. In their best season they had a record of 41-13-2 and racking up a total of 124 points.

Fun fact! Pittsburg Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin played for them in 2005 during the NHL lockout season.

From the highlights and parts of games I’ve watched,, it appears that Canadian Taylor Beck is their superstar and Sergi Mozyakin is the team captain. My favourite player on Magnitogorsk is goalie Juho Olkinuora from Finland
Juho has also played in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets and for my favourite Finish team the Lahti Pelicans.

About a week ago, I threw together a YouTube video for them, it was very hard to find music that wasn’t copyrighted and it was about midnight when I found a “Curb Your Enthusiasm” trap remix so I just went with that. Here it is

Now, if you know me you know I collect hats and before you ask,, yes, I have a Metallurg baseball cap and I also have a toque as there’s on the way. I got my gear from the KHL Fan Shop and it does take a while to arrive but WOW! IS IT COMFY!! If you are looking for KHL merchandise I definitely recommend them!

Thanks for reading!

January 28

Www.laserlaws/shirt.gov

In class we are finishing up our laser law project. This project included the Pythagorean Theron, the law of reflection and making a right angle triangle with lasers. So, what is the Pythagorean Theron? The Pythagorean Theron is an equation ( A squared + B squared = C squared) that will determine a right angle triangle. Now, what is the law of reflection? The law of reflection states that the incident ray, the reflected ray, and the normal to the surface of the mirror all lie in the same plane.

To start off the project, the class was split into 2 teams. Our goal was to plant a target somewhere in the room where the other team couldn’t hit it with a laser and the other team would do the same. Once we set up our targets, we put a mirror somewhere in the class to try to reflect a laser onto the target. After this laser tag type game, we had to make a MindNode about the questions we had. I started with a lot of questions and being honest, at the end I really hadn’t answered that many of them.


After the MindNode, we made a right angle triangle using materials we found in our class. This was pretty easy once we got the materials but trying to find things we could make a triangle was a bit harder than I had expected.

After this we did a bunch of math and science worksheets. Once you got the hang of it it wasn’t to complicated. Once we had finished the worksheets we did a quiz on Kahn Academy.

After this, we got to the big part (kinda) we started testing how we would measure our laser triangle by using a ray box and shining it on mirrors. Then was the big part. We made a right angle triangle by aligning mirrors so that a laser would reflect off them forming a triangle. This was my favourite part of the project because we got to use lasers. We also brought in a smoke machine so we could see the lasers better.


Core Competencies

The first core competency was communicating and representing. I feel I showed this by making a triangle on the triangle simulator website for milestone 4. The task was to make a right triangle and measure it to confirm the law of reflection. I also had to have a equation that shows the Pythagorean theorem.

The second competency was Applying and Innovating. I showed this while building the triangle with my classmates Kale and Julian. We showed this by using the correct measurements like the angles on the triangle and the degree the laser reflected at. We also had a pretty good understanding of the Pythagorean theorem and the law of reflection.

The 3rd competency was questioning and predicting. I think i showed this on a wavelength experiment website. We got the play around with the speed, the consistency, the dampening, etc.

Well, that’s about it for this project. It was really fun and I hope to do more stuff with lasers in the future.

December 23

Www.tectonicchances/shirt.gov

In class, we have come to an end in our project about Tectonic Plates and earthquakes. We did this projects in groups of 2, I was with Sepaus. During this project we learned about Tectonic Plates and probability and made a game about those 2 things. Before working on our game, we did some work out of a science text book, and then we went on to an experiment about hot water and cold water. The experiment we did was putting hot water (coloured red) and cold water (coloured blue) and put them in a container that had a divider in the middle, we poured the hot water into one side and the cold water on the other. Once it was filled, we removed the divider to see what would happen. Not surprisingly, the hot red water went to the top and the cold blue water went to the bottom. After the sciencey stuff, we moved onto probability. During the probability course of this project, we did some worksheets on the chances of pulling certain cards and the chances of rolling certain numbers and certain amounts of die.

Answer To Da Driving Question
Question: how does thematic and mathematics effect game design?
Answer: it effects how many game pieces and progress points we put in the game. 6 people can play and you need 12 progress points to win, multiple players can win at the same time so we put in 72 progress points

About Da Game
The game Sepaus and I created is called Monopoly Rebuild. It is named that because it is very similar to the classic board game Monopoly and you have to rebuild 6 areas of the USA, Cascadia, Florida Confederation, Yellow Stone Empire, Greater California, Texas Republic, United States Of New England. The goal is to repair your area after a Earthquake, Volcano, or Tsunami. Throughout the game you will have to pickup area, task or chance cards, a task card will have a job to do on it like fix schools and stuff like that that, you can earn progress points by buying the task, area effects people in the area the card effects, and chance cards can get or lose you progress points. Progress points are used to keep score in the game, first to get 12 progress points wins.

Evidence Of Learning

Curricular Competencies
EVALUATING
This project did end up being a lot harder than I expected. The hardest part of this was coming up with 10 tectonic concepts. Sepaus and I struggled with this but we did eventually figured it out. Our quality of work improved and our weather grade went up and in the end we were pleased with our final grade. Sepaus and I put in a good amount of work and our ideas turned into a decent game.

UNDERSTANDING AND SOLVING
I think what lead us to our success in the end was all of the revisions and editing we had to make. The idea of our game did change a few times over the course of this project but the final game was at the best stage. We spent some of this project learning about probability and tectonic chances which we recorded in a MindNode. One way we learned probability was calculating the odds of drawing a certain card from a deck.

QUESTIONING AND PREDICTING
“How can you relate science concepts to the game?” “How can you calculate probability in your game?” And “how are thematic and mathematical elements used in game design?” Those are the questions we had to think about during this project, and since I already answered the 3rd one, here are the other 2 questions.
We related science concepts with our chance and area cars we included in our game.
For the second one, we answered it with our learning as we calculated chances of rolling numbers on die.

November 27

Frakchuns Bloug Postd *fractions blog post*

For our first project in scimatics 8 we had to make a graph of our screen time for the week. I really enjoyed this, it was super fun and it really made me think “hmm, I’m on my phone a lot”

Communicating and Representing

If you look at the graph at the bottom of the post about half of my day is on screen time and obviously the other half is non screen time. Now you’re probably wondering what “how many wins Metallurg has” is (and if you weren’t here it is anyway) in this project we tracked screen time but also had to track one other thing. Most people did sleep, exercise, reading etc. Now I’m a huge sports guy and without the NHL I’ve been following the KHL a hockey league in Russia and I’ve took interest in this team called the Metallurg Magnitogorsk, so for my extra thing, I tracked Metallurg, their wins and chances at beating the top 7 teams. This was extremely challenging because the KHL website doesn’t have much in the name of stats so that was fun. How I got the chances at beating the top 7 teams was partly based on the standings but mostly based on how many times they’ve beat them and a tiny bit on goal differential.

Understanding and Solving

I think I did pretty good on this project. I recorded all my screen time, had enough pie charts and graphs and worked around the lack of stats on the KHL website. My oral presentation went a lot better than I had imagined it would go, I (think) I was able to show my ideas clearly. I had definitely planed to say a lot more in my head but I was to nervous and wanted to get it over with quickly. Working with the Numbers app was super cool, I have never used anything like this and just found it cool that I had a bunch of graphs and charts and it could add up my number totals so I wouldn’t have to do any math.

Applying and Innovating

Throughout this project we did 2 quizzes on fractions and I surprisingly did fairly well. I used my class time pretty productively (except for a few Madden Mobile 21 breaks 🤫) and was able to help my classmates.

Overall I would like to spend a bit less time on screens then I currently do and do more productive stuff.

So as this blog post comes to an end, I am going to show you my final project 🥁

And with that, goodbye and remember, shirt. Gov is the only place to get your shirt

November 17

The Medium is the Message project post

In class, we recently finished our project on how the medium is the message. For this project we had a driving question, it was “how does what we hear, read, and see influence us?”. Throughout milestones 1-6 it was around milestone 3 when I got my answer, what we watch on TV and YouTube, what we Google, what we say, what we buy online influences us because our phones and TV’s hear us and know what we search, buy, and watch so it will show ads for products that we will most likely buy.

It all started with milestone 1, where we watching a really long ad on Apple’s HomePod mini called Welcome Home. After watching this ad, we had to write a paragraph on who the target audience and how it reached them. Now this seems like it was easy, I had some trouble with this. I was not very good at finding the target audience for ads but I was able to figure it out.

Then we went on to milestone 2 and 3. These were my personal favourite milestones. We chose a historical ad (it had to be a different one for each milestone) and find the target audience. After milestone 1 I had a better idea on how to do that plus I got to choose the ad. I had lots of fun with these milestones because I got to write about an ad with a kid holding a gun.

Then of course we did milestones 4 through 5 but milestone 6 was the big one. It was our final ad for the local Deep Cove business we chose and in my group it was hectic. We were unorganized and all over the place. Because we we unorganized we had about 10 minutes to make this ad so it didn’t turn out to well but at least we got it done!

This project was, well… “fun” I guess. Well it is now time for me to go and the Metallurg hockey team is messaging me on Instagram so I better go answer! Goodbye until next time.

Final ad ⬆️

November 9

Advertisement project reflection

ADVERTISEMENT PROJECT REFLECTION

For our latest project, we split into groups of about 5 and had to choose a local Deep Cove business and make an advertisement for that business, here is me reflecting on this project.

The business my group chose A’hoy, a clothing shop in the Deep Cove village. So, we had to contact the business before we started to make sure they were okay with us creating an ad for them, then (if they said yes) we called them so we could ask them what they wanted the ad to look like, colour scheme, what product they wanted us to advertise, font, etc. Once we had finished our call, it was time to start making our ad. However, this would not be the one we would use, this, was draft 1.

Draft 1 was basically learning how to make an advertisement. We learned the amount of fonts and colours we should stick to, how many photos we should have, and other key parts to making an ad. Once we finished making our 1st draft (all individually by the way) we reported back to our group to get feedback on what was good and what we could improve. Then we would go on to draft 2.

Going in to draft 2 we had a bit more knowledge on how to make a good looking ad plus we had been given feedback from our group so we had a better idea on how the ad should look. So we went through the same process, we made the ad and went and presented it to our group. So of course we went on to draft 3.

Draft 3, was when we started thinking about the ad that we would send to our business so we needed to make the next 2 drafts our best ones yet. So we went on and made our 3rd drafts. But when we went to present them. To our group, we chose 2 things from each persons ads to put in our main one that we would send to the business.

The 4th draft was basically draft 1 of our good copy’s. These ones would be sent to the business for some feedback. These ads were worked on as a group so it was definitely a lot more complicated then our individual drafts.

We are now working on our final ad that our business will hopefully be using!
This has been a really fun yet really frustrating project but it has been fun watching all our ads progress from draft 1, to draft 4.