Monday, 17 December 2018

Auckland Collage


Today I have finished creating a collage displaying the amazing things people can do in the City of Sails (Auckland). I have put photos of the city and also points of interests. Auckland has a great variety of things to do such as: amusement parks, nature activities, or just things to do with friends. There are things for people to do who might not like something else they have seen. Auckland is a city of opportunity and also showcases the life of a New Zealander.

Kiwi Invention


 Every country has made a contribution to the evolution of the world in many things and even New Zealand. To celebrate Kiwi ingenuity I have made a DLO explaining the contribution of the spring free trampoline. The idea of the spring free trampoline came from Dr Keith Vivian of the University of Cambridge. People believe it is a safer option for children to enjoy their time outside but even though it has not been proven. 15% of children that are admitted to hospital are there due to trampoline related incidents.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

New Zealand Coat of Arms

This week we have been looking at the City of Sails. This DLO explains what the symbols of the New Zealand coat of arms mean. Everything on the shield represents a type of industry such as the sheep and the ships. I really enjoyed doing these activities as it really expand my knowledge of New Zealand and it also challenged me. The crown is my favourite part of the coat of arms as it represent the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Sir Ernest Rutherford - Splitting the Atom

Today LS2 were put into groups of four and in those groups we were to research and then create a comic strip on a New Zealander that invented something, my group (Alex, Fraidoon, Miki and I) chose to research Sir Ernest Rutherford. Sir Ernest Rutherford was the first person to split an atom, although he himself didn't split an atom he developed the theory that lead to the first atom being split. Sir Ernest Rutherford was born in New Zealand but later moved to England.

Facts About Phil Goff (Mayor of Auckland)


Phil Goff has been the Mayor of Auckland since 2016 and is the second Mayor of Auckland 'Super City'. Phil Goff has had many up's and downs in his life as a public figure including losing to National by a huge gap but he has had an interesting life. On my digital learning object is a photo of Goff and also some interesting facts you may not know about him. For example, he held four ministerial positions including Minister of Defence. He was also offered a scholarship at the prestigious university of Oxford University, United Kingdom.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Welcome Sign - City of Sails


This week we were asked to complete tasks that could be found on a matrix created by Ms Kirkpatrick. The activities all linked to our home the City of Sails (Auckland). For my first activity I decided to create a welcome sign that displays elements of Kiwiana and things that Auckland are famous for including the city. I used a Kiwi as the spokesperson of my sign as they are a symbol of New Zealand's wildlife. In the background you can see sail boats as a representation of Auckland. I really enjoyed kicking off this by creating a sign to welcome tourists of New Zealand. as I was able to bring my vision to life. 

Monday, 10 December 2018

Victorian Era - Steampunk


Last week we have been focusing on the Victorian Era and how steampunk came to be. The Victorian Era was a time in history where Queen Victoria was the monarch of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth nations. Mrs Anderson asked us to complete a DLO based on something from the Victorian times. Alex and I were both intrigued about the monarch so we chose to find out more about Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria was really short but she was a very determined and strong woman. Victoria showed unconditional love for her husband and when he passed she went into mourning for the rest of her life. After that I created a DLO defining steampunk art. Steampunk art is a blend of modern techniques of art and metallic elements that could be found in Victorian factories. Everyone in our classroom have all attempted to draw a piece of steampunk art and they all look amazing. I drew a baby fox with historical elements that defines it as steampunk art. I really enjoyed doing this because I do like history. It was a very interesting topic to look into and I hope I get the opportunity to broaden my knowledge relating to the Victorian times.