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Technology post #4

This week in technology we made saturn people. To make it we took metal and formed a person. We got to make our person doing whatever we want. I chose my person to be doing karate. I had to bend the metal to make my person look like it’s doing Karate. Next I used the saturned iron. I was really nervous because i thought I would burn myself or someone else. I decided it would be ok so I did it and it was soooo fun. After I let my person cool down and I was done. I really enjoyed doing this.

Technology Post #1

This quarter I have technology as my quartly. So far we focused on how to stay safe and did a fun activity. My favorite thing we did so ar was the activity. The activity was we had to look for clues to unlock 3 locks. It was called breakout. It taught us how to work as a team and communicate with each other.

How to Make Cupcakes – Ignite

Last Thursday, we got an assignment called an ignite. We had to tell a story using 5 slide and we had 15 seconds on each slide to talk about it. On each slide was a picture that goes with what your saying. We also, had to have an introduction and a conclusion so, we had to have 7 slides in total. I had no idea what I should do so, I went home and looked through my entire house because, I wanted to do how to make something. I couldn’t think of anything. Then I finally came up with an idea after 2 days, which is How to Make Cupcakes. I didn’t want to find pictures online so I decided to make cupcakes. I also wanted to make cupcakes because I thought that it would be more powerful having pictures that I took. I got right to work and made my cupcakes. When I made the cupcakes I took pictures of every step. I took more picture then needed just so I would have extra if one picture didn’t work out. When it came time to put the pictures on the slides, I ran into a problem. The problem that I faced was that the pictures weren’t fitting the whole slide. I tried a bunch of different ways and finally decided not to have it fill the whole slide. Once I liked where all the pictures were on the slides I wrote my script and started practicing. I changed my script a couple times until I thought that everything match with the pictures. I wrote down my script on index cards to help me practice but then I soon realized that I would get so used to using index cards that it wouldn’t be easy to remember so I just decided that I wouldn’t use them. Eventually I got really good at remembering what I would say. Memorizing is easy for me so I was able to practice right away. Even though I really knew what I was saying I was still nervous to represent, but when it came time to present I was nervous at the beginning but I got more comfortable as I went along.

Here is my final project:

Coding #4

My last coding project is on scratch. It’s a game where there is a bowl and a stars. The stars fall from the sky and you try and catch them in the bowl. The bowl moves so it’s easier. When the star lands in the bowl then you will hear a pop sound. There is also a score board and it tells you how many you have caught. This is a two player game. You try to get 50 stars in your bowl. When you get 50 stars the screen with say Bowl 1 won or Bowl 2 won. It’s depending on who won. Each bowl is a different color so it’s easier to know which one is yours. To move the blue bowl you use the a and s keys on the keyboard. The s key makes your bowl move left and the a makes the bowl move right. To move the red bowl you use the right and left arrow key. Have fun!

Here is my project:

Debates

About a month ago my teacher told my classmates and I that we would be doing debates. We were put into groups. My group was Kate, Avery, Hana and Barbara. We got to pick a topic. You decided on Should You Drink Tap or Bottled Water. First we did a lot of research, about a week later we split up to do a practice debate. I was with Kate and Avery. We found 3 reasons and 1 piece of evidence for why you should drink bottled water. When it was time to split up for the real debate I was still with Kate and Avery but, we decided to change it up because it was the same. I was now with Avery and Hana for bottled water. Hana was sick so Avery and I had to find 3 reasons and 3 pieces of evidence. When Hana came back we ran into a problem. Barbara was not going to  be at school the week before break. Someone from my side had to move over. Hana moved over because she had just came back and wasn’t as prepared as Avery and I. Ms. Edwards told us that we should have text evidence, pictures and diagram. We found pictures and diagrams and made it fit in with what we were saying. We kept on practicing until we were pretty good and it was time to do the debate.

I think that we did pretty well but we could of improved. We were reading of the cards. We should of memorized it but I think we were nervous so we read off of the cards so we said that right thing. We also hesitated a little and were kinds fidgety but otherwise I think we did good.

Coding #2

I did my second project on Tynker. I like Tynker because you can use tutorials. You can your own movies, games and animations. This project is a animation. I made 2 characters dance. The dance is kinda like a routine because, the 2 characters dance together. When you click play the music will play and the characters will dance.

Here is my project:

Coding #1

Yesterday my teacher told my classmates and I that we have a assignment that has to do with coding. We have to make 4 coding projects using Scratch and Tynker. We have to do at least 1 project from each source. I decided that I am going to do 2 Tynker and 2 Scratch. My first project is on Tynker. To play this game click the up button to jump. Try to avoid the spikes. When you hit the spikes the game will end. Enjoy!

Here is my project: