Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Literacy- Brain gym 6

All schools should take students on overseas trips 

I think overseas trips would be an excellence way for us to share what we do here in FFL. I feel like most schools probably don't work they way we do, so us being able to share with other students will be cool and interesting. I feel like we'll get a lot of information out to them. Being able to work with others students would be a big change for us because we never work with other schools so it'll be fun. If this goes through and we're able able to go on overseas trips we'll also be able to learn new things, explore new things and meet new people. Basically that is all one side to my point, not only can we show other students what we learn here in FFL other classes can also collaborate and work with them. Maybe our students and their students are working around the same arrears and may want to share ideas to have more knowledge and ideas around their topics to getting a higher mark?. I feel like if we go on overseas trips it'll make students much more happier, parents shouldn't have to worry about costs so much so we could do a  fundraiser as a school to make sure money isn't a problem we the trip time comes around. 

Task 1
Key words: Attention, Emotion, Decision, Dopamine, Social Media, Your body 
Main Idea: To show people how being online to much can effect your brain & body.
Questions I have: I think I have Phantom Vibration Syndrome, is that bad?  
A summary of the video: That 1/3 of the world is using online resources and clearly have a major influence on social media. That 5 to 10 percent of social media users can't control how much time they usually spend online. The video creator's wanted to provide information to let people know how spending to much time online can effect you and your brain & body. 

Task 2
What is most important?- In the video the most important part would have to be how 1/3 of the world is currently using online social media. I can say I am always using online social medias, for the past three- four years I have been doing school work online. I am an everyday user, I spent at less 10-15 hours on & off a day on social media. I am still physically active for hours in between every time I am using social media so i think it's okay. So I think this is important because I can relate to it and also others around me can too. 
What helps me remember the main ideas- Since i am basically apart of that 1/3 of the world social media users I just know that it is effect able. 

Reducing Notes: So basically from the video I remember that 1/3 of the world is currently using social media. 
-That 5-10 percent can not control their time usage online. 
-That being online can effect your brain & body. 

Task 3

  • A talk to parents about how phonics can help children who struggle with reading and writing by showing them how to crack the code.
  • Modern phonics is about explaining the history of English and how our spelling became the way it is.
  • A lot of parents were consented about their children learning abilities. 
  •  That many students are struggling.
  • More than a third of our children are below national standards in writing and some of this will be because of spelling. 
  • One complication is that spelling is low status as a subject to teach, 
  • Spelling is classed as a not important subject. 
  • A third complication is the digital age, our students are growing up in a world of instant messaging using different platforms in which invented spelling hz bcum gr8 and valid. 
  • Students are receiving contradictory messages; at school, correct spelling is normal and outside of school, texting, snap chat, tweets are in abbreviated text speak and as long as it sounds right then this is also normal.
  • A single spelling mistake can ruin the chance of a job when you send in an application. In the workplace, a text message or email sent with a spelling mistake puts the sender and the company in a bad light.
  • Spelling is more important than ever in this digital age. Yes, there are predictive spell checkers and this technology helps but a lot of spelling mistakes slip through. Students who struggle with spelling are particularly on the back foot because the spell-check software is often not sure what they have written and gives a word they did not mean to say.

Literacy Brain gym 5

Should zoo animals that attack keepers be put down?

I am personally against animals having to be in zoos, I think zoos are a cruel & selfish way of people wanting to make money. If humans want to keep animals captured and think they have full control over them that should be their fault if they attack them. Animals shouldn't have to be kept in a enclosure just to provide selfish human needs. If an animal attacks a work I think they shouldn't be but down because its not their fault they're stuck in with humans all day everyday. 


Task 1
1. Daniel will choose a new laptop- Will, Future. 
2. She steps up onto the stage- Steps, Present. 
3. The player kicked the ball- Kicked, Past. 
4. Maria will play hard- Play, Future. 
5. The ball landed over the fence- Landed, Present. 
6. The crowd cheered loudly- Cheered, Present. 
7. The team celebrated their victory- Celebrated, past/present. 
8. The coach is screaming angrily- Screaming, Present. 

Task 2 
GIF 1
Past-  He flipped off the backboard. 
Present- He is jumping from the mat up onto the hoop. 
Future- He will have the crowd pumping & cheering after that shoot. 
GIF 2
Past- She fell into the pool.
Present- The man is currently walking in the catwalk. 
Future- Shes going to be embarrassed. 

Task 3
1. Recently in Oklahoma City, Pat Rowley, a security guard, deposit 50 cents in a vending machine and reach into get a candy bar. When the machine catch his hand, he pull out his pistol and shoot the machine twice. The second shot snap some wires, and he got his hand out. 

  • The story above with verb tenses that make sense 

Recently in Oklahoma City, Pat Rowley, a security guard deposited 50 cents into a vending machine and reached into get himself a candy bar. When the machine caught his hand he pulled out his pistol and shoot the machine twice. The second shot snapped some wires and he got his hand out.  

2. Mr. Theodore Dunnet, of Oxford, England, run wild in his house in December. He ripped the telephone from the wall, thrown a television set and a tape deck into the street, smash to bits a couch, kicked a table down the stairs, and torn the plumbing out of the bath. He offer this explanation for his behavior. "I was shock by the cost of Christmas" 

  • The story above with verb tenses that make sense
Mr Theodore Dunnet, from Oxford, England was running wild in his house in December. He ripped the telephone fro, the wall, threw a television set and a tape deck out onto the street, he smashed his couch to bits, kicked the table down the stairs and had torn the plumbing out of the bath. In the end he explained the reason for his behavior. He said "I was just shocked by the cost of Christmas"


3. A bank teller in Italy was dumped by his girlfriend and decide the only thing left to do was kill himself. He stolen a car with the idea of crashing it, but the car broken down. He steal another one, but it was too slow, and he barely dent it when he crashed the car into a tree. The police arrive and charge the man with auto theft. While being questioned he stab himself in the chest with a knife. Quick action by the police officers saved the mans life. On the way to his cell, he jump out through a third story window. A snow pile broken his fall. 

  • The story  above with verb tenses that make sense
A bank teller in Italy was dumped by his girlfriend, he decided the only thing left to do was kill himself. He stole a car and had an idea of crashing it but the car he tried to steel wouldn't start up. He tried to steal a different one, It started up and everything but it was just too slow and it barely dented when he was crashing into trees. Policemen soon arrived to where the bank teller was and charged him with auto theft. While he was being questioned he stabbed himself in the chest with a knife. Quick actions by the police officers they managed to save his life. On the way to his cell he jumped from a third story window & broke a snow pile. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Literacy BrainGym 4

Is there life outta space

Yes I do think there is life out of space, when I say I do think there is living things out of space i don’t mean just aliens or other creatures I mean things like stars that are giving us a bit of light at night. However, everything may look infinitesimal to use but they’re actually bigger they are just so far from us. So much people search everyday for sorts of living things with there high quality resources have been trying to find life outer space.  Although people would love to go explore space themselves to find more living things it’s nearly impossible.

Strategies for learning new words

Majority of the times I  learn new words from watching TV shows, Youtube videos & movies. I find hearing words is more easier to comprehend as to reading them and having to think about it to fit it into the sentence I was reading. So hearing words is a way I like to learn them. But If I am reading and come across a big word it stays in my head because it annoys me and I end up searching it up after I’m finish and find the definition.

5 words that i know the definition of & also my own definition of it

Analysed- Analysing is when you put work into more detail, explain the situation a bit more than it already is, usually to clear understanding.
Novel- Novel is a type of book.
Potential- Having something/someone you are willing to work on, learn with, grow with & improve with throughout time & into the future.
Experience-  Experience is being able to try new things, a learn from it.
Contributed- Showing a way of putting yourself forward to help out in some sort of event.

5 words with a Synonym and put into a sentence

Maintain- “Control” Sara needed to maintain her cat's fur because it was summer & her cat would always get hot.
Method- “Steps” Our class is doing a water testing project and we have to do specific methods for each activity.
Select- “ChoiceMy mother told  me to select any pair of shoes i’d like.
Significant- “Amazing” The hairspray performance is going to be so significant I am going to go and watch every performance.  
Summary- “Brief ” My teacher asked me to do a quick summary on the previous book I was reading.



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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pay it forward - Film Studies and Paragraph Writting

Task 2
Body language- Body language is communication by movement or position, particularly facial expressions, gestures and the relative positions of a speaker and listener. It may be the message being conveyed or it may add layers of meaning to the spoken words.

Camera work/film techniques- A camera shot is the amount of space that is seen in one shot or frame. Camera shots are used to demonstrate different aspects of a film's setting, characters and themes. As a result, camera shots are very important in shaping meaning in a film. This is also known as an establishing shot.

Dialogue- An exchange of ideas or opinions on a particular issue, especially a political or religious issue, with a view to reaching an amicable agreement or settlement.

Editing- film editing is the art, technique, and practice of assembling shots into a coherent sequence.

Lighting- The use of various light sources, both artificial and natural, to achieve some aesthetic or practical effect while illuminating a scene

Music- A film score (also sometimes called background score, background music, movie soundtrack, film music or incidental music) is original music written specifically to accompany a film.

Narration/voice over- In voice-over narration, one hears a voice (sometimes that of the main character) narrating the events that are being presented to you.

Special effects- Special effects (often abbreviated as SFX, SPFX, or simply FX) are illusions or visual tricks used in the film, television, theatre, video game, and simulator industries to simulate the imagined events in a story or virtual world.

Structure-  Script writing follows certain conventions (ways of doing things).  If you don't understand these, your credibility in the film business will be limited, especially when you try to communicate your ideas to others in the business.

Use of voice- The voice of an unseen narrator speaking (as in a motion picture or television commercial)

Task 1
  1. Describe ONE friendship that was important in the film. Explain how the friendship helped you to understand one character in the film. Use examples from the film to support your idea.
The mother & sons relationship had to be the most important relationship in the movie. Trevor helped his mother change her alcoholic ways, he taught her how to forgive & love. Not only did Trevor’s mum learn from Trevor, Trevor also learnt from her, he learnt the value of respect & trust, he always learnt that sticking up for others & helping others is a kind way to show love. For example in the movie Trevor hated his abusive father but his mother couldn’t let him go, she’d always accept him back into their house. But after time passed his mother realised the damage the father was doing to Trevor so she grew some nerves and told him to leave, that was a big step up for the mother to do but she knew it was the healthiest & right thing for Trevor.  I think Trevor helping his friend out when he was always getting bullied was strong of him.

  1. Describe ONE idea that was worth learning about in “Pay it forward” Explain why the idea was worth learning about.


Trevor’s friend was always getting bullied from these two seniors. Trevor witnessed it everyday but he knew he wasn’t strong enough to take them on, he knew if he was to tell or anything he’d be the next one to be bullied. Towards the end of the movie Trevor had enough of seeing everything that was happening to his friend so he tried to jump in and help his friend. The two senior boys ended up knifing Trevor.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Spell check this story

Original story with spelling mistakes- When they reeched France they were pakked into trians, which ​stoppped and started and crawled all day along the overcrowded ​tracks. ​The country didn’t look so diferent. Pepole worked the ​feilds just as the lads had done bac home. Some of the ​workeers unbent their backs and waveed as the trains went bye. ​ The solidiers finaly arrived at a small station that had ​grown into a vast supply depot. Trains and trucks were being ​shunted and unloaded. Moutains of stores, horse lines and mule ​liens were everywhere and ther was a babel of shouted ​commands. ​Then at lsat they were of the trains and marching. Will felt ​god to bee out in the fresh air and swinging along with his ​maets.​
During our spring break from school I plan to visit my grandmather. She lives in Indiana so it is a traet to be able to spend time with her. Granmather always has tons of activitys planned for us. We visit the Childrenn’s Museum and attend a play at the community center. Last year grandmother invited the neighborhood grils to a tea party at her home. We all dressd up in hats and furs. My week with grandmother is always very specail.
The story without spelling mistakes- When they reached France they were packed into trains, which ​stopped and started and crawled all day along the overcrowded ​tracks. ​The country didn’t look so different. People worked the ​fields just as the lads had done back home. Some of the ​workers unbent their backs and waved as the trains went bye. ​ The soldiers finally arrived at a small station that had ​grown into a vast supply depot. Trains and trucks were being ​shunted and unloaded. Mountains of stores, horse lines and mule ​liens were everywhere and there was a babel of shouted ​commands. ​Then at last they were of the trains and marching. Will felt ​god to bee out in the fresh air and swinging along with his ​mates.​
During our spring break from school I plan to visit my grandmother. She lives in Indiana so it is a treat to be able to spend time with her. Grandfather always has tons of activity planned for us. We visit the Children's Museum and attend a play at the community center. Last year grandmother invited the neighborhood girls to a tea party at her home. We all dressed up in hats and furs. My week with grandmother is always very special.


Pay it Forward 2- Film Techniques