Halloween!!!!!

Hi everybody,

I  bet you are wondering why the change? Well its for a reason, which is the student blogging challenge. For the student blogging challenge you got to choose a celebration. A celebration can be  world wide, town, city, state, country or it can just be something that your family celebrates. I chose didn’t know whether to choose Halloween or Christmas because they are my favourite celebrations. I chose Halloween because it is a fun time of the year where you get to be what ever you want whether its a scary monster or just fancy dress.

Thank you to http://www.redpepper.co.ug/halloween-day-official-party-at-venom/ which is where I found this image. :)

Thank you to
http://www.redpepper.co.ug/halloween-day-official-party-at-venom/ which is where I found this image.

What is your favourite celebration? And why?

What do you do for that celebration?

What is your favourite part of that celebration?

What do you dress up as?

What is your favourite monster? And why?

Have a great day

Ti

Are you being tracked?

Hi everybody,

Our second Student Blogging Challenge is to choose from 5 different activities which you can find at Mr Bogush’s blog. There are 3 parts to this challenge, but Mrs Kane and Miss C decided that we would only do challenge 1 and 2. For activity 1 I chose activity 3 this is what it is: Do you use Google Chrome?  Install the Ghosterly extension.  Now visit five of your favorite webpages. Ghosterly will tell you what companies are tracking your online activities.  Write a post on what you found?  What is your reaction?  Will this change sites that you visit online?  What type of sites had more tracking of your activity?  Are you surprised?

My 5 favourite webpages I chose were:

These are the results I got.

For cool maths games I found out that I was being tracked by 66 people/companies!

For This is sand I found out that was being tracked by 2 people/companies.

For Silk I am being tracked by 4 people/companies.

For Kizoa I am being tracked by 3 people/companies.

And for Student Blogging Challenge I was being tracked by 14 people/companies.

I found out that you could block people and I have blocked some people on cool maths games so now I only have 10 people/companies tracking me.

I didn’t think that there were going to be 66 people/companies tracking me so I was a bit surprised. I never really thought about people/companies tracking you on websites and how many people/companies actually track you. So when heard about this activity I thought it sounded interesting. I am still going on these websites because there are ways to prevent being tracked; like blocking them. The sight that had the most people tracking me was cool maths games. I think that I am tracked the most on there is because lots of people go on cool maths games, which probably makes it easier to track you. The Student Blogging Challenge had the 2nd most which was 14.

 Always check you footprint.

And if your being followed.

Do you know how many people track you and where?

Have a great day

Ti

Amazing Race ‘Team Skills’

Hi everybody,

Today I am going to be reflecting on my group’s performance and the habits of the mind we used in the Amazing race.

This is the habits of mind  and the 1 tick means that 1 group used that habit of mind

This is the habits of mind and the 1 tick means that 1 group used that habit of mind

I think that over all, my group performed really well in the amazing race. I think so because we always helped each other and we persisted and half of the races we finished (just in time). I think our most successful itinerary/leg was Sydney.

Here is the first part of my maths book were my group put our habits of the mind.

Here is the first part of my maths book were my group put our habits of the mind.

Here is the second part of my maths book were we wrote what our % were , and what our most important habit of the mind is.

Here is the second part of my maths book were we wrote what our % were , and what our most important habit of the mind is.

As a class we listed all of the habits of the mind which led onto our next task: Which was for us as a group to identify our 8 best habits of mind we used. These are the habits of mind we used: Questioning, Working interdependently, persisting, finding humour, thinking flexibly, organisation, striving for accuracy and listening with empathy and understanding. After we finished discussing what our top 8 were we all got together and collated our data. For that we all had to tick the habits of the mind we used on the whiteboard.

In our group we had to give our habit of the mind a % for how important it was for your group. For example: persisting, you might give that 25% and questioning 15%. But you have to make sure it equals 100%.

With the data we collated we had to create a pie chart. For that we had to go into excel and type in the A row, the name of the habit of the mind. And in the B row the percentage we gave it. The main criteria for the pie chart was that you had to have a chart title and labelled data. Click on the picture to make it clearer.

Here is my pie chart. It is labelled and it has a chart title.

Here is my pie chart. It is labelled and it has a chart title.

What I learnt from the task in relation to working in a team is that you always have to be open to new ideas. You also have to listen, question and communicate with your team members otherwise nobody will know who is doing what, so you will get people doing the same task. Which means you will never get anything done.

Have a great day

tthit

My Crafty Master Piece!

Hi everybody,

A few days ago 5C and 5A got together to talk about the Student Blogging Challenge. To read more click on image:

student blogging challengeMiss C and Mrs Kane told us that we were going to register ourselves (our blogs) for the Student Blogging Challenge 2014. The first challenge we had to do was create a master piece. They had a wide range of websites that you could visit and do create your master piece on. Your master piece can be any were from; sound to a simple painting.  I decided to make a Kizoa of some digital paintings and sand art I created. Here is my master piece:

 

I also made 3 Silk creations. Here they are:
silksilk
silk22
silk33
Have you registered for the Student Blogging Challenge?
Have a great day
tthit