For this project I will be talking about confederation this project started out pretty weird but as the project went on I surprised to see that it got a lot better and actually became my favourite project. It all started out by us doing a paragraph on Canadian confederation we read some things out of the textbook and had to do a response. the next thing we were tasked to do was. Was get colony so mine was Nova Scotia I actually was pretty happy with that choice because I have worked with a lot of other provinces in other projects but not Nova Scotia. The next thing we need is a group so Gabe, Grace, Ally, Rhiann were in my group so we had to do some research on our our colony so we went into google docs and got to work we split up the work by me and Gabe were doing negative reasons not to join and the girls were doing the reasons to join confederation. That system actually worked out really well and we got some good knowledge on Nova Scotia. So know the project got really fun and interesting to learn about. So we basically got to rewrite history and become the colony’s I think that was pretty cool because there we deals and anlices going on to make everyone join confederation. I think we should do more projects like that it really makes learning more fun and you want to learn and you get really invested on what your learning about. So now back to the project the next thing we did was our preliminary proposals so those our basically what your demanding to be on the final sheet so for Nova Scotia we have a huge ice free port that works all year round which no other colony’s have so we were a big part in the the confederation so our six demands were. Tax steam boats, military support, the capital of Canada to be Halifax, the railway to stop in Nova Scotia, free trade with other colony’s and also a responsible government because we are a small colony and we need to be in the talk. So after all the colony’s presented there proposals we went to the final proposals and in that meeting you had to make a video explaining what you wanted to join confederation.
In conclusion this project was really fun and helped me learn about Canadian confederation at the start of the project I knew almost nothing about it but after the project I was very familiar about what I was talking about. This project also helped me how to act with a green screen.
Today I will be talking about like terms our most recent project in math. To start off our project we did was a LEGO construction contest. Me and my partner Gabe did a lego construction with the website called mechabrick which it basically lego building online it was a pretty cool website and I think we made a pretty cool structure. So Gabe was in charge of the building with help of me and I did all the math. So there a our scobby do dog house a fence around the edge. Then here is my math you had to do to make it about our project like terms. The next thing we did was a lot of worksheets and some lesson notes these were really helpful because if you didn’t understand something you could refer to these things and it made you understand things way better and then we moved into our project for this project you could really chose whatever you wanted in this project you just had to be able to make like terms out of it. So our original idea was to make something out of mincraft but after some feedback and some thinking we decided to make a song or a little beat. So how we made was we went into garage band and started to create beats then write down the the polynomials. So as you can see in these photos the different polynomials and it means we used 8 F-keys on the piano for example it says 16e so we used 16 E-keys. In conclusion I learned a lot of things this project including that me and Gabe do not work well together and when someone is distracting you it is hard to learn but I did learn some stuff about polynomials and like terms.
Hello everyone and today I will talking about our latest project all about nationalism. To start off the project we did out need to knows so we got a little bit of information about the project then we filled out a need to know sheet about the project.The next thing we did was complete a worksheet on historical significance. Usually I hate worksheets! However, this one was not bad because I got to choose what I was researching. So I chose, the first man who walked on the moon which I found out was significant because not everyone can just go walk to the moon.It was not a difficult task but we got it done. Now we move on to the aspect of cause and consequence and this task was pretty cool task you had to chose something that was history and realize what the cause and consequences of it was a I chose the invention of the light bulb.
So know we had a good understanding of what we had to do so we got into the meme making. So know we got into the meme making we used this app called TikTok or you could make regular paper memes. So I decided to make 3 TikToks with Ben and Gabe the first one we made was basketball trick shots I think it went really well because we showed good use of tiktok and we got a good understanding of the app because we were all not familiar with the app.
As you can see it was pretty short so we decided to make another one because we were in the gym but this time we wanted to add transitions.
For our final tiktok we made Gabe make a tiktok, and this one is pretty funny.
So now that we got a good sense of what we had to film we moved on to our final project. It was we had to do the same thing but make it about nationalism but this time I got a little help from my brother.
So my first TikTok was about Africa and how they were trying to divide it up but they could not find an even place so I made a representation of it. For my second one I talked about Anna da Sousa life story and how she has to change religion to save her country.
In conclusion this project really helped me learn how to persuade what I am trying to say in a different way then just speaking about it. This project also really helped me understand what happened back in that time and how hard it was back then. It put a perspective of how lucky we really are.
Hello everyone welcome to my m-pol and today I will be starting off talking about, the beginning which mean coming in to this year my thoughts changed a lot this summer and going into grade nine I really wanted to work hard this year and really prove to my self that I can do anything that I put my mind to there is a quote by Derek Jeter that says there is always someone better then you but no one should work harder then you I really wanted to put that into action this year in anything I did and so far I have no regrets. Now the driving question What is your learning goal that you want to reach by the end of this school year, and how will you meet it? my learning goal this is improving my writing skill and story telling and I also need to work on my organizing for the story telling part I will continue to keep writing blog posts and write story’s but I will focus on the language I use I think I need to use a deeper use of words. I will be also on top of my things and use it more than I do I have been using it more this year but not nearly enough and also put things in my calendar I am getting better on it I put my sports in my calendar but I need to start time blocking my homework. http://www.blog44.ca/kadend/2019/11/28/video-skills-blog-post%f0%9f%a4%af/. This post I think really shows my improvement so far this year but it definitely can be better but I think if I keep working hard this year then this goal is very achieveible. Now moving on to my reflection on humanities science, math and PGP
For humanities something that I did well was the Russian revolution video I think I did so well on this because I was a leader in my group I made the lyrics and lead the rapping this is something I did well on because I am not usually a leader but I stepped up and in result was a pretty good video. https://youtu.be/ZMsNBBQbUDY Something I could work for humanities is definitely my creative reflections I definitely not the most creative person in the world, so creative reflections don’t come easy for me but I think this a good example because for the creative reflection I did I didn’t get the mark I did and I kept at it and revised I think 2 or 3 times before I was happy with the mark I got. I also think the shows how much harder I have been working this year and I am way more determined this year. https://youtu.be/kFEOd6ds5TM As you can see not a great video but I stuck with it and made a product I was happy with. https://youtu.be/HNzxEjq85iU
Now moving on to maker I think that something I could improve on in maker is the student blogging challenge this was tuff for me for some reason I not a big fan of the challenge so I was not motivated to do the work so how I am going to improve on it do the challenge in the spring and work much harder on it during the spring and make it on the page for the good work. But something I am really proud of is the wok I did for the winter Exhibition the maker portion of it I worked really hard on the light saber and the launch journal and it turned out really good people loved my creation and it shows hard work pays off. https://youtu.be/6n2Ds8sC55wVIDEO https://youtu.be/://youtu.be/kUDjbPzjz8w. For science I would work on staying on task and notgetting distracted by my friends the way I can improve on this is when my friends talk to me tell them to wait till after class and stay in task to do work something I am really proud of for science is my correlation vs causation project because we did a really good job with our surveys and my partner Kia we worked really well together and things went along smoothly. Math something I could work on in math is like terms we currently doing the project right now so there is plenty of time to improve on like terms but I have to work hard and stay in task and ask questions ask for help when I don’t understand something so I can get better by the end of the unit. I am really proud of our first project in math we made math games using exponent laws to make a math game. https://youtu.be/T3bc7D-Z6JsI am proud of this because at first I didn’t get at all but now I sorta get it but I worked hard to figure it out with Gabe and we made a pretty darn good game. The final subject I will be talking about is PGP something I could work is on my goal for the end of the year is staying organized with my work and utilize the app things. I can work on this getting reminders from my teachers and also self reminding and have my home screen as make sure to use things so I always use it. Something I proud of is well we haven’t done much for PGP but the take your kid to work day was a pretty good video I made it took a long time to make but I think it shows a day in the life as a person who works at Burnaby. https://youtu.be/sLoWVScGlOw. My work habits I think that I am a pretty hard working person who likes to have fun and does not let things get to himmy mom says that I am a very literal person so my work ethic is get things done I don’t mean fast but I get all the things I need to get done, done I also work hard on most projects I said this last year the projects that interest me I work really hard and and I want to do really well on but the ones that don’t interest me are the ones that I have a hard time with I think this is really important that I say this and I continue to work on this I have definitely been getting better at this but it can improve. My work ethics are I am visual learner I like to look at things do it before I actually work on it. Lastly I would like to talk about is the circular competencies I will choose 1 I am proud of and 1 am not proud of the first competency I will talking about is communicate from humanities I did well of this competency because I was able to share my own ideas when presenting and sharing. One I need to work on is identify continuity and change To wrap this all up I am going to ask you a question Do you agree with the stuff I said an how I am going to improve my learning ? If not what should I change? I
For this post I will be talking about my experience about our winter exhibition all about Star Wars. I have been through 3 exhibitions now and they have all been great but this one was my favourite it was all about Star Wars. For this project it was a mix between humanities and maker the story telling part was for humanities and the building and the artifact was for maker. For humanities the first thing we had to do was a Star Wars opinion paragraph I really liked my post about Star Wars and why it was so popular I think I made a pretty good argument on why. So now learned about our project and to be able to tell great story’s you need to read some story’s to help you so we were writing short story’s. So one of our tasks was to read a bunch of short story’s and fill out a chart for them. Every couple of days we had to read them and get a understanding of them. The next thing we did was the hero’s outline the hero’s outline is all about your outline for you part in the story. We watched a video in class about the hero’s journey so we had seven people in a group and each person had a part so for the hero’s outline we had to give a little story for it to help you write your story. So now I am on to the story making process at first I was sorta lost because I was part five the sacrifice where there had to be a sacrifice so in the movie the umpire strikes me back more on the Star Wars part later but our story took place on hoth a plant in Star Wars. So in the hoth part in the movie pudge has to sacrifice himself to save Luke Skywalker so I thought that was a great place to start so after a while of writing I got stumped because I wanted to keep writing but I didn’t want to go into the next part of the story and I didn’t want to not write enough, fyi I want into the next part in the story. As you can see I wrote a little to much and the grammar and spelling was not great so I had to improve on that to but when I keep reading it something just was not right so I kept reading and the flow of the text and some of the words could be better so after some editing here is what I came up with. I think it flows really well the spelling and grammar is pretty good but obviously could be better so I fixed that but your not in PLP if you don’t always improve on stuff so I made another draft I think I definitely improved a lot from the start and my writing has definitely improved from last year I think it shows in this story. The next thing on the list is preparing for the exhibition this year is a little different tho because it is all about Star Wars we were divided into four plants hoth tataween Death Star and endor each group wrote story’s about a character on there plant. But we each a area to make look like your plant so we teamed up with the grade 8 and 11’s to make up hoth we tor down the PLP room and transformed it into Hoth unfortunately I don’t have a picture but you would have had to be there to witness the magic. Now we are going to switch over to Maker for a bit but don’t worry Humanities will be back. For maker we started making our launch Journal where you basically get ideas and make our products. The first thing we did was L phase Look Listen and Learn and the milestone for this section is How might we formthis form is all about what you want to talk about in your project and what you want to build for your project. Then I filled out a pitch form for what you wanted to build at first I wanted to build a life size tountoun I know pretty ambious I quickly figured out that that was not going to be able to work so back to the drawing boards. So after a while of thinking I thought of a light saber because in my part pudge gets killed by a lightsaber so I did some thinking and asked some questions in the A phase and I knew it would be possible. There was this YouTube video that did a really good job showing how to build a lightsaber so me and a little help from my dad attempted to build a lightsaber. Now I will show you a video of my process through the building of the lightsaber and the learning.
So it was a pretty creative way to build a lightsaber. So for you to really understand the process of how I built it I made an explain everything and in the video I explain each step what I did and how I did it.
So know you really understand the process of making the lightsaber now on to the exhibition!! The day of the exhibition just feels different almost like a big sports game or something. Throughout the day we were taking parts of the room down and slowly building Hoth, but after school is were it really begins. So on the outside of the room we had all the grade nines with there story’s then in the middle we had the grade 8’s with there blue sky projects. When the exhibition started there was so much going everyone was coming to my station when person said I have a career in props making and I don’t disagree I am really good with my hands. But in the end this was one of the most fun I have had in school and you can learn important stuff like how to tell a good story but also learn it in a fun way. That reason right there is why I joined PLP.
For this unit we were working on Chemistry 🧪 and I can tell you it was not my strong suit. For part of this unit I was in Las Vegas playing baseball so when I got back we did atom investigation worksheet this worksheet was for us to understand atoms and how to draw them. This helped me understand really how to draw a bhor model. So the next thing we did was a bunch of worksheets so we could practice and get a better understanding of chemistry so when we were ready we took a khan academy quiz to see where we were at you had to get at least 8/9 to pass so if you didn’t get 8/9 you had to keep trying till you got it. It took me a fair amount of time but after a lot of concentration and hard work I got 8/9 so for our project we were making an animation about chemistry and how they bond. The first thing we had to do was choose 3 atoms There are my atoms then we had to make a storyboard for our animation to make it easier for us to make the animation because we already know what to do but at first my storyboard was horrible I can completely agree with that because I didn’t really understand the storyboard so I went in a completely different way but after that I think my storyboard was pretty good we made some changes to it made it clear and easy to understand so as you can see they are more clean and easy to understand so now I am of to the animation stage where you go to an app called explain everything I have my own opinions about this app that I think is better to not say but that is the app we used so I made my movie for the winter exhibition along with our Star Wars unit in humanities there will be a post to that to. So at the end I was pretty happy with my movie but it definitely could have been better I think if I worked a little harder on at the end this could have been pretty good. But a good thing is that I think it showed my level of understanding for chemistry.
For our final week of the blogging, challenge, we had to reflect on our experience with the challenge. So this is my second year in the challenge so I sort of expected what was going to happen but week one happened. After all, I had a really good experience with the blogging challenge and I think it made me a better writer and way more creative. This is my last year doing the blogging challenge so it has been a great experience for me to improve as a writer. I will keep blogging as the year goes on with different projects because it is really important to keep writing about your experiences in life so you have memories of them. My favorite week this year was week 6 about emojis so I made a video about different emojis and how they are the same to movies it was pretty fun because you can relate to the movies through emojis.
One the week I didn’t really like so much was music I don’t play music or anything I don’t relate to it at all. Even though I didn’t like I still had to do it so I made a beat in a garage band.
Overall the student blogging challenge teaches me that you have to read through the challenge and take your time with the challenge don’t rush it slow down. Also work on my own which I am working on throughout the year.
The Star Wars, Episode The Last Jedi is shockingly good. You’d expect it to be loud and gargantuan and to hit its marks in the manner of JJ Abrams’s Force awakens which was the first episode under Disney is as well as the first to leave George Lucas behind, presumably counting his money and leaving the fans. What you’d never dare expect is high style, let alone the kind of emotion that holds you through three different story’s Which hich has a mandate to look backward and forward as well as sideward at any character with the potential to be spun off into his or her own vehicle. But the new writer-director, Rian Johnson He pinpoints the intersection between characters’ desperate need to belong and the special effects that will lift those longings into the realm of myth. He achiees what no one else has since The empire strikes backk
Daisy Ridley returns as Rey, the orphan who, last time out, discovered that she had the Force and used it to repel an attack by the callow Darth Vader Wannabe Kylo REN after which she took off (with Chewbacca and R2-D2) for the rocky island where Luke Skywalker lives in self-imposed exile. It was a holy moment at the end of The Force Awakens when she came face-to-face with him at the top of a long line of steps, bearing his old lightsaber. It’s an unholy moment in The Last Jedi when the last Jedi tosses it away and returns to his cave to feel sorry for himself. Not Yoda will he be, apparently. What’s eating Luke? It takes Rey a while to get the full story In the meantime, who should show up in visions but Ren, who carves out a quiet space in a parallel realm in which he and Rey share their innermost thoughts. She’s convinced that despite his fealty to the creepy Supreme Leader Snoke she can reach the core of Jedi decency in him, much as Luke once stirred the long-dormant heart of Darth Vader. But Luke has his doubts about Ren. Perhaps it had something to do with howHe skewered his own dad. The Rey-Luke-Ren triangle is really the main story line, but much time is taken up by Star Wars’ new high-flying cowboy, Poe Dameron
I also think, The last Jedi, there’s a lot of sleight-of-hand involved in making you think that the plot is moving forward instead of in circles. The first demolished space cannon is very exciting, the twelfth a bit of been-there-exploded-that. And how can it be that, however traumatic the intervening decades, the open-faced, shining-eyed Luke Skywalker has evolved into a raspy, hirsute, get-off-my-lawn old fart? His name should be Luke cavswalker like go help the rebels you old fart.
For this blog post I will be talking about my live event video we had to do. For this video I did my basketball practice. So we started off by warming up our practice had a lot of running for reason but we warmed up then got straight into our dribbling drills which help us when we are playing teams so we can use our ball control. Then we did our strength and conditioning drills. I understand the importance of the plank to make us stronger but oh boy does it burn. Then we ran our defence and offence for the rest of the practice and at the end we had a scrimmage it is really important that we had our defense down because we have a game against STA so hopefully it goes well.
So how I made this video was asked if I could get some footage and my coach said of course so every time I could because I was still practicing so every time I could I would film some clips and at the end of practice I interviewed Gabe about our coming games and how we are going to play.
For our maker project we were tasked to write in our blog about all of our video skills and our videos. Our first video we made was our four shot film, it was basically about the different angles and shots you can get for taking video. It was really cool to see that you can see that you can use four shots to make a good film. So our video was about something bad so we had a guy who was homeless and he was really hungry so he eat a plant that ended up being poisonous plants. So he got a bad stomach ach and throw up then passed out. So that video was our warm you could say for Alberta so that brings me up to our second video ghost town this video we went to ‘a ghost town’ but really it was a town that the guy made don’t get me wrong it was a really cool place you really could learn a lot about the town and the olden days. So for our video it was pretty much could be anything you want so my group did a movie that his mom hit him in the head at the blacksmith shop and he woke up in this ghost town. Then he is followed by these mask men who try to kill him what I learned from this video is that you have to scout out your area and use everything to your advantage also when you have a time limit you have to work together and work hard.
It was a really cool experience because it felt like a real production and I think our movie turned out really good. Our next video was a big one our Alberta video this had been the biggest video so far. What we had to do answer the driving question how does place impact who we, are first off I like to talk about the Core competencies continuity and change how I did with that was pretty good I felt like I showed change by in my video I spent some time speaking about what I learned about how much place effect us which effects change.
So the first significant stop for me was rogers pass where we got some great footage for our interviews we interviewed 2 people about the tourism that comes here. Then the next interview was a lake Louise and boy is that place stunning it literally takes your breath away I highly recommend going there. So the guy we interviewed was named hawk and he was from the Cree nation, and he answered questions about the environment and how tourists were using it he said they were being responsible with the land and not littering so he said that the tourists were being respectful with the land. The next place was Columbia Icefield and when we were there it was amazing to see how this place is not going to be there for long so it kinda put into perspective how don’t take the earth for granted because it not going be here with the way we are treating it. When we got up there it was stunning the view was great. So now I will show you my first draft.
So as you can see there is a lot of room for some improvements so for my second draft I took myself out and added pictures and music more interviews and the first video was to long so I had a couple of days to improve so I did just that and I am really proud with my second video I think it shows how much I leaned and how far I have came since the first video here it is.
The last thing I would like to talk about was how this trip changed my life little on how i look at things and on how place affects people and your economy. This trip for me was really cool and made so many memories.
So the next video we did was our royal Terrel museum video for this video we had a partner and we had one hour to each film our video so my was about the Albertosaurus this dinosaur was exclusive to Alberta so I thought it was a great idea to do him. What I did was go out to the front and talk about the place then went to the station and talked about it.
As you can see we dropped the ball on this one but I do think it was a good learning experience because I think that time limit and as you can see our mike did not cooperate at all of us so I think the pressure of all it really got to me in a time of it and I just couldn’t get it done. Some things improve on for next time is stay clam and really think our what I want to film and not just ran around like a crazy person. That was our last video in Alberta so moving on would be.
So know it was time to film so the day we filmed for our first draft it was raining really hard so it was hard to film but we made it work it was really cool to see what a real film looks like I mean I was in dead pool 2 so I got to see what it looks like lucky and I know a bit more about film because of that. So when we were filming I felt like a real actor on a real set I would love to be a actor in the future so all these videos I have been making have been a really cool experience. So after filming we had to edit and make sure the movie looked the same I thought it looked the same but obviously there were things to improve on but there are always things to improve on and we also ran out of time.
So here is our first video as you can see not the best compared to the actual film so my group was determined to make as close as possible to the film but the one problem was I was not wearing the same clothes and the weather was different so we had to re film the whole movie pretty much but that was ok because I think we did a lot better than the first video.
So here is our final video I think there is a lot if improvements in our second one compared to our first one. First off we used our own sounds and got all the shots and all around the editing was better. So in conclusion what I learned from this project was how to make a pre production how long it takes and how important it is to making a great film. Then I leaned about the production side of it what it takes to make a great film the shots and the angles the setting the weather all of that. Finally the post production what it takes to make the film look good and make sure you have enough b-roll because you can never ever run out of it. It is always a good thing to have more than not enough. The last thing I learned was how hard and fun it is to make to make films and how much more respect I give to people who make films because it is really hard and they make it look really good. So know in humanities we were working on all the different revolutions. But before that I would like to talk about the core competencies for the maker run video. The core Competency I would like to talk about is innovative designer. For a video we had to make a design process like our screen play storyboard coffee and then film that I really think our video wouldn’t be good and it wouldn’t really show our skills in filmmaking and video. Now back to the revolutions For this project we had to make for videos and turn of total three of them being mini videos so the options were to choosewhat is project we had to make for videos in terms of total three of them being mini videos so the options were to choose were the French Revolution American revolution Russian revolution so the first one we did was the French Revolution.
French Revolution this was pretty cool and my group did a John green style video he is the host for crash course. For our first video we had all of us in it my group members were Tom, Brenton, Jude and myself so I started it off with the interduction then tom and Brenton went back and forth for a bit. The video was decent it definitely could have been better but we did fool around for a bit even tho we didn’t have much time. So we definitely could have done better but overall it was decent video.
So as you can see the video is not our best so for the next video our next video was American Revolution for this we took a different approach we did a screen play. A screenplay is where you basically write out what you are going to say or a general idea of what to film so I thought that would help our group a lot so we tried it.SCREEN PLAY FOR THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION so the point that was to make it easy for us to film because we already knew what we wanted to film. But in my opinion it did not help at all our video did not improve but actually it made it worst to be honest.
So as soon as I saw this video I thought to myself there is absolutely no way I can hand this in so I took the initiative to make a brand new video and it was way better I actually could hand it in.
I actually quite proud of this video since I made it all by myself and basically did in two nights. This video I think is better than our John green one for sure I put a lot more effort to be the leader in our group and make sure that everyone is working. For our next video it was the Russian revolution video and I took the lead in this one for sure we our last video before our final video so our video was a rap oh boy was this fun and really hard to film. It was fun because you can make up rap names and have fun filming but for my group it was also really easy to get out of task and fool around. But we started of by making a screen play and a story board this time it is basically were you draw what you want to film. So we made the rap our lyrics were very good I think and it all started to come together once were done filming we made our voice records and then I edited the whole thing and I think I did a really good job editing on it this was probably our best video yet we really tried and it came together.
So now we are on to our final video the take your kid to work day video. So the day started off by waking up at 7:30 and driving off to Burnaby one mistake I made was I didn’t sign out a mike because I it was a very late notice that I was going to my moms work. When we got there my mom started off by going around the building and explaining everything basically a tour. Whence I got the lay of the land this guy from maintenance and his name was sunny I will never forget that name for sure. So he took my around and explaining how the building works what has been fixed when I was there each year the redo the pool so I was there when it was happening it was really cool seeing the pool without water and how many people were working on it. That reminds me so thing I came out of there at the end of the day with how many people it takes to run a place like that. So when I got back from the tour I learned about my mom’s job and how it works I got to photocopy things my mom needed to photocopy. So my mom is in customer service, if you want a pass or rent the place out you will phone her. Her job is pretty cool not the most fun job I don’t see myself doing her job or anything like her job.
To end this off I know this is a long post but if you get this far I would like to say thanks for all the hard work from our teachers because this has been a really fun first term and it has motivated me to work harder and harder.