## Wednesday, April 17, 2013

### Dawson's Parent Quiz Post

Peter runs 200 m in 30s while his sister Eva runs 300 m in 36s.

• Who is the faster runner? Explain how you can tell.
• At the same rate, how far will each runner go in 2 minutes?

A bicycle is on sale for 10% off the original price of \$420. when it does not sell, the store reduces the sale price by another 5%.  What is the final price of the bicycle?

Surface Area
Calculate the Surface Area of the net below.

Fractions (Connect to your Fraction Scribepost)
Chad likes to eat Honeycomb for breakfast every day.  He eats 3/4 of a box per week.

• How much of the box does he eat each day?
• How many boxes of Honeycomb does he eat each year?
Algebra Equation Solving(Connect to your Algebra Unproject)

## Thursday, June 16, 2011

### Shenna's 2 Minute Reflection

Version 1: Draft

Final Cut

2. We made a lot of changes in our final cut. We changed the speed and quality of our voices because some parts weren't clear and hard to hear, added and deleted some pictures because some looks like it's poverty from different parts of the world so it doesn't really fit with our topic which is poverty in "Winnipeg", include our expert and picture of "us making a difference" because on our draft we didn't include it. When we posted our draft, it wasn't what we really want to post because were missing a lot and we aren't ready. So we received lots of comments from our classmates and it was quite helpful. We were able to improved our video with results that exceed our expectations. There wasn't any comments about making our video better but there was one comments that says we did a great job.

3. My group and I were looking all over the Internet to find one and luckily I was able to contact one from the Winnipeg Harvest (because of their homepage site). His name is Chris Albi and I got to talk to him through email. He had sent me a lot of information about the questions I asked him which contributed a lot to our video. My group and I also quoted some of what Robb Nickel (another expert together with Chris Albi from Winnipeg Harvest). Here are the 3 points they have added in our video. One is that poverty in Winnipeg never really started at a specific date. It just happened like the rest of the poverty in different parts of the world. Two is that poor people are everywhere in the world, not just in Winnipeg. Three is that poverty in Winnipeg is a major problem. I learned from them that Winnipeg is a major problem. I never really thought that Winnipeg would have poverty issues since Winnipeg is in Canada which is one of the developed countries in the world but I guess I was wrong. They were right that poverty happens everywhere, it doesn't matter if the country is rich or poor. Its just that its not as a severe here as other undeveloped countries.

5. The greatest success in our 2 minutes to make a difference would be getting it done on time and meeting the criteria required to make the video successful. The skills I would take away with me and use in the future would be managing our time and finding solutions when things didn't go as planned because during our project we ran into situations that could have prevented us from doing a good job and completing our video but my group and I managed though.

6. I would say finding pictures that fits with our topic frustrated us the most during our movie making. There wasn't much pictures to find because most of them are related to poverty in undeveloped or developing countries. After searching through many websites that our teacher recommended, we were able to find enough for the video. Pretty much the solution is to keep looking and don't give up. However it was time consuming which made it more frustrating since we didn't have much time. Also coming up with a thought provoking statement was difficult but after my group and I had a meeting during the weekend and put our brains together, we were able to come up with one.

7. I think the 2 minutes to make a difference is important for grade 8 students because we have to be aware and understand the problems going on around the world and let the other know too. This project helps us show the world that we care and wanted a change even at our young age. To show we have something to offer to the world with our voices and actions. This project also improves our researching and internet skills, cooperate with our groups and developed a skill to write constructive comments.

8. I will make a difference by spreading the word of our video and of course doing the same actions we did in our video. I will volunteer sometime at Winnipeg Harvest over the break.

## Wednesday, June 15, 2011

### Kim's 2 Minutes Reflection

1.

Animal Cruelty: 1st Draft

Animal Cruelty: Final Draft

2. We have made a few changes to our final draft from our first draft. One of them was we added narration to the video. We also had changed the credits by changing the background colour so it would show up better. My group and I had made the music go on longer instead of stopping suddenly at the end. Yes, the student comments were very helpful in making our final cut better because we know that the audience would like to see in our video.

4. Unfortunately, we were unable to find an expert to help us with our project. We were unsuccessful because we did find one in the beginning but we found out that they were unable to give us information on our topic. We had attempted in finding another expert but we didn't have that much time left because some of our group was on the music trip.

5. I think that our greatest success in our 2 Minutes project was that we were able to complete it on time and at the best of our ability. I also think that we did a good job on finding and adding as much information to our video that we can in the time that we were given. Skills that I will take with me and use in the future are skills in how to make a movie and how to give advice to other people in how to improve their projects.

6. One thing that frustrated us was having to add our information and pictures to our video in a way that everyone liked. We were able to become successful by compromising and being able to organize our video with a little of the ideas our group members came up with. Another frustration that we had was having to add narration to our video. We were able to overcome this by asking one of our fellow classmates how they added narration to their video.

7. The 2 Minutes project is important to Grade 8 students because it made us aware of the many problems that are going on in the world. This has helped us understand these problems and learn how to make others aware of them. This project was also important because we learned how to make an informative video and work with a group. We also learned how to give constructive criticism to our schoolmates by giving them advice on how they could improve their video. Most importantly, we learned many ways we can take action and try to end these problems.

8. I will make a difference in the future by informing others about animal cruelty. I will also make a difference by avoiding purchasing products that use animal testing and by not abusing animals. I could also volunteer at local animal shelters.

### Raelynn's 2minutes Reflection

2. The changes that my group and I did were our voices because it wasn't consistent and one of our group member couldn't record her voice on that day since she was busy. So we tried to changed the speed and quality of our voices. We also changed some pictures because it doesn't look like it was taken from Winnipeg. Also, we had to interview an expert and we needed pictures for evidence to show on how we made a difference. The comments helped our video improve a lot.

3. We checked out some sites for someone to help us instead of meeting him in person. One of the important facts were as long there have been people, there are more people that has less basic needs and wants. There are poor people in every country in the world and Winnipeg is the child poverty capital in Canada, more children are poor as well as their mothers. Winnipeg has no specific date to when poverty happened.

5. Our greatest success in the 2 minutes project was getting it done on time. We also had a chance to show evidence of making a difference before the due date. The skills that I would use in the future are good making movie skills. It helps on which song fits to the picture. And the time length - not too fast or not too slow.

6. While making the movie, the most frustrating part was finding pictures. Most of the pictures are from Africa, Afghanistan and other countries besides Winnipeg. We searched through every website to find that our teacher recommended. The only pictures we could find are in Canada, which Winnipeg is a part of. We had to find an expert to interview us so we can get some information for our topic and showing evidence by taking pictures of us making a difference. We were also thinking on what big question we can put on the video. It took us a while to think before the due date for our 2 minutes.

7. The 2 minutes project is important for the grade 8 students because it helps you learn on how to make a difference and what is happening in the world today. It helps you understand the problems in life and let others know this too. Making a difference is a good thing to do. It could be useful for helping out families and friends.

8. How I would make a difference in the future is to tell others that every kid deserves a chance to have something they need and not leaving them alone suffering from hunger and pain. Take action. Also, I can ask my family to donate foods or clothing that we don't necessarily need in Siloam Mission and Winnipeg Harvest. I'll also spread the word so they'll know.

### Julibella's 2 Minutes Reflection

Poverty in Winnipeg: First Draft

Poverty in Winnipeg: Final Draft

• Some changes that I made between the first and final cut of my movie were that I took out certain information because it was too much to read and I thought that it wasn't as important as the other information on my slides. I also changed one of my pictures. I added voice at the end, but only saying our names. I also added in my final draft my evidence of my expert because in the first draft I didn't show anything. The comments on the blog really helped me because they thought it'd be better to find another picture instead of having the same one for 4 different facts.

• I found my expert from Winnipeg Harvest. I used to volunteer there and I knew some people that could help me with an interview. Some points I added to my video were that 1/3 of immigrants that live in Canada will be in poverty. Over 23000 children receive emergency food from Winnipeg Harvest. And that Manitoba is in the top 3 provinces for child poverty rates in Canada with 1/5 children living in poverty. I learned that there are around 5800 people who live in poverty in Winnipeg and that 3% of food bank users are homeless. I also learned that there are many ways to prevent poverty from occurring. Basically my expert, Meghan said that we just have to aware our community that poverty is a really big thing in Winnipeg. Also, just letting people know their rights. We could also help by volunteering at soup kitchens or food banks.

• What was your greatest success in the 2 minutes project. What skills will you take away with you and use in the future?

• I think my greatest success in the 2 minutes project was finding a lot of information and volunteering. I found out more than I needed to put on my video, but it will really help in the future someday. A skill I will take away with me in the future are being confident enough to be at an interview and talk to my expert professionally and successfully.

• What frustrated you during the movie making process? What strategies did you use to become successful?

• Some things that frustrated me during the movie making process were having more information than pictures and also finding music that I thought would fit. Strategies I used to become successful were putting 2 or 3 facts at most on a picture if I needed to instead of having just a black background. Another strategy was just being patient to listen to a lot of different kinds of music that would fit my topic. It took a while to find a song but I think it was worth it.

• Why is the 2 Minutes project important to Grade 8 Students?

• The 2 Minutes project is important to Grade 8 Students because we need to know that even though we are at such a young age, we can still make a difference in the world and have a say in anything we believe. It's important because we wanted to let the people become aware of what issues are going on in that world that we truly care about. We all have voices it's just how we use it that matters.

• How will you make a difference in the future?

• I will make a difference in the future by telling people that there are more people that have it way worse than us. Making sure that they are aware of what is going on either in the world or right in our community. So we have to give back to them and let the people who are struggling know that they are not alone. If we come together we will all form a beautiful united community.

### Glenesse's 2 Minutes Reflection

Poverty in Winnipeg: 1st Draft

Poverty in Winnipeg: Final Draft

The changes we made between the first and final draft cut of our movie was that we added our evidence of proof of our interview with our expert because we didn"t have it last time. we deducted some information that wasn"t as important as others because it was too much to read. JB also added her voice in the end, but only our names. The student's comments really helped make the cut better because we didn't have our evidence of the interview with our expert and they suggested to find another picture for our information instead of most of them in one.

We found our expert just by calling Winnipeg Harvest and asking if they could answer a few questions about poverty in Winnipeg. Some points we added to our movie was that 1/3 of immigrants that live in Canada will likely be in poverty. We learned that Manitoba is in the top 3 for child poverty rates in Canada with 1/5 of children are in poverty. We also learned that over 23000 children receive emergency food from Winnipeg Harvest. I learned from the expert that there are many ways to prevent poverty from occurring and that we have to aware our community that Poverty in Winnipeg is a big issue. We can volunteer to help in food banks and soup kitchens.

What was your greatest success in the 2 minutes project. What skills will you take away with you and use in the future.

My greatest success in the 2 minutes video was trying to find out a lot of information when there aren't much sites on our topic. I also thought I succeeded in the interview because at first I was really nervous but in the end we found out a lot of information and i wanted to do more. In the future I would like to take with me my courage to talk to an expert without being shy and nervous.

What frustrated you during the movie making process? What strategies did you use to become successful?

What frustrated me during the movie making process was helping Julibella in finding pictures while I was gone. For me it was hard finding pictures when there aren't very much sites to look at. Strategies I used to become successful was trying my best to find pictures when there aren't very much any and just trying my best at everything.

Why is 2 Minutes project important to Grade 8 Students?

The 2 Minutes project is important to the Grade 8 students because they should know the issues going around them and telling them to others. Where we can try to make a difference at a young age. If kids like us can make a difference it will reflect on the adults to make a difference too. All our voices matter. No matter what age, we can make a difference.

How will you make a difference in the future?

I will make a difference in the future by making good choices and be good role models to try to make a difference so kids younger than me, our future, can also try to make a difference. I will try to aware everyone of the issues around the world so we can try to stop them and make our world better. I can tell people that they are not alone and there are people who have it worse than us.

### Paul's 2 Minutes Reflection

First Draft

Final Draft

In our fist draft there were definitely mistakes that we missed, while doing the video. When the students commented it really helped us a lot. Some of the comments were the same, but there are some that really helped us in improving our final draft. Some changes that we made were having the slides stay for a longer time and add transitions to our climax to show our change. Also we added our personal voice so that the audience will understand our information more.

As a group we found our expert when I was looking for information about child labour. I was looking for information when suddenly I found a youtube video about child labour. We looked at his channel and there we subscribed to his channel to be able to message him and ask for his e-mail. We got his e-mail and his name was Agnam Goly Diop. He also showed us a website that talked about other children issues. Three things that I would say Agnam helped us with are, informative information, ways that we can help prevent child labour and the other things that child labour can do to others. It was very helpful of him to help us and we would've never known more information if we hadn't seen his video presentation about child labour.

If we did not find an expert the important informations we have gathered from him would be gone. Our video would be less fluent for other people to understand. Also all the things we researched, some of those information were based from our experts understanding.

I think our greatest success in our two minutes project would be spreading the child labour issue by making our fliers and displaying them in unique places that are easily seen. Some places are at bus stops for people going down the bus to see. Though it did rain and snow a week later. The video was also a success because we did what we could. The skills that I would probably take away and use in the future would be my cooperation, organization and my leadership skills. Through out the whole project I was helping my group by taking and researching as much information I could find about child labour. Using my organization skills,I was able to organize all our notes and take them into a flowing way of information. Leadership, I used it when we had problems and give suggestions and take in others suggestions to fix that problem. Problems would be finding our working place or time we are all available to work as a group.

In the video process there was only the last part that frustrated me. Throughout the video making process it was very smooth when we made our first draft and post it on youtube. There on out is when it started to get messy. First of all we discussed as a group what we needed to change in our video. We had what we needed to change, but when it was time for me to change it, it wouldn't open in my computer, so we had to do it in school. We did our best putting in the right problems we need to fix. Our strategy was to work as a team and use what we know and what we could do to finish our final video.

The 2 minutes project is important to grade 8 because it will help them in future projects. We would need team work to finish our video. Also we would need to think about the skills we use to make our project the way we want it to be. Of course it'll be hard because everyone has different suggestions, but that's when we need our skills to manage those ideas. It would also help us in future jobs because we never know when we would need to research about a topic we know nothing about. We would need to find experts to introduce us about that topic and what we need to know about it.

In the future as I grow up, I would help by many ways. I would donate to issues that would really need my help and the attention to be prevented. I would also try to participate in many people's life if they would need me. I would be happy to help those who are in need and help them have a normal life.

• I think this is my last post as a grade 8 math zone scriber. Thank You to all teachers that help me and especially Mr. Harbeck for this blog work to help us in the future.