Extension Reflection. This year is my first year attending Year 7&8 extension and it has been interesting. I adored all the trips and events that was held this year. It has been truly educational and I have improved many skills including public speaking, presentation structuring and others. It has been a busy year resulting in less time to complete tasks. My highlight of the Year was visiting Tiritiri Matangi Island in Term 2. On this trip we learnt about different species and the sounds they make. I found the trip inspiring and informational. So in conclusion I have enjoyed the year being a part of the Year 7&8 extension.
Monday, 7 December 2015
Friday, 4 December 2015
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Monday, 30 November 2015
The year 7&8 extension group had the task to define bioengineering and create a new superhuman. Bioengineering is a new field mixing medicine and engineering but is it really ethical find out in this blog post?
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Full of excitement I listened as Mrs Tele’a gave her instructions. A Google Expedition was held at Point England School introducing a new and exciting gadget called Google Cardboard. Google Cardboard is a headset built of Cardboard. You simply insert a smartphone into the piece, hold it to your face, select a location and enjoy. The year 8 students were waiting to experience a new virtual reality world.
I was surprised as I saw all the headsets spread on the table. We were told to pick one. It was the size of a Big Mac hamburger. Eager to try Google Cardboard I held it to my head. The first location was the Borneo rain forest, where we spotted David Attenborough a famous narrator and scientist.
I was mind blown. I felt as if I was actually in the Borneo rain forest. As I turned my head the image turn with it. It shows how technology these days has evolved and how it is still evolving. There was a trigger on the side that caused the 360 degree image to zoom in. We visited other popular locations including Palace of Versailles, The Burj Khalifa, Space, Washington Monument and others.
In conclusion we had an appealing experience as we visited new locations. I found it very neat and I would love to purchase the Google Cardboard one day so I can play around with it. I don't see it being used for education.
Friday, 20 November 2015
College is a very exciting and important part of our education. Recently a great speaker named Andrew Patterson delivered an inspirational speech, informing our students of what to expect during college. He spoke about topics like time management, sorting priorities, good and bad habits and many more. One thing I found very interesting was that your brain is like a muscle it grows if you exercise it, this means you can expand your knowledge and brain capacity if you challenged yourself. Personally I look forward to college as I believe that I will learn new things and knowledge is power.
Thursday, 5 November 2015
The Parapara is a bird kill tree that uses its sticky sap to trap the bird until starves to death. These are my answers to the questions about a text I read called The Parapara Detectives.