Wednesday, November 25, 2009

suger evaluation



1) Rate each of the following out of 5:
Guest speaker: Rosemary about Timor Leste- absent
Guest speak: Joel about the xo- 3/5
SVG icon and Linux command line- 3.5/5
Turtle Art-3/5
Other activity evaluation-1/5

2) Now write about
Three things that you learnt
I learnt how to make games on physics, I also learnt how to hack sugar and make things move by a touch of a button on etoys.
Three things that you enjoyed
I enjoyed Making games in physics, using turtle art and playing around with scratch.
Three things that you didn’t like
I did not like writing the blogs, using HTML kit and doing work on etoys.

3) State which was the following with reasons:
The best was physics because it was so easy to use and we were able to make games.
The worst was etoys because the activities took so long to finish.
The most interesting, was scratch because there was so much to use to make your work more interesting.
The most difficult, thing was etoys because it was too complicated for me.

4) XO
Is the xo or olpc a good idea for the children of the developing world? State your opinion and give reasons
It’s good for kids because it can with stand being dropped and the battery power last for a long time.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

joel stanley interview

Joel is student at Adelaide University and currently studying electrical and computer system engineering. Joel wanted to become a electrical and computer system engineering because in Year 10 he went to a camp and after that took a tour of the University and that motivated him to study in the course that he does now. his project right now is Making XOs and testing them in an pie oven he bought on eBay to see if it withstood 65 degrees and it did. This was because the places that it was distributed were extremely hot. It took him 10 weeks to do his study on the xos. he stayed in America for approximately 3 months and had a lot of fun. I also worked with many other experience engineers and learned a lot. He stayed at MIT stands for Massachusetts Institute of Technology and that is where computers and the internet come from. The Guitar Hero also originated from there. this is the courses he studied Maths 1, Maths 2, Physics, Geography and Accounting.Joel told us that he instructed an eight year old girl and a ten year old boy how to reconstruct and repair an XO. He said on their first try they took around 30mins to fully repair it. He also showed us a video for proof. He also helped make Google chrome

Monday, August 10, 2009

first impressions

It takes some getting use to. Some of the activities are fun and some are different like physics its fun because u can create all different types of games. Memorize was diffrent because you had to use right maths to get the right tile.

Friday, July 24, 2009