Pages

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

GEGNZ Sudent Summit @ Ormiston junior College

Today the Yr 7 & 8 extension group got the oppurtunity to attend the GEGNZ Student Summit at Ormiston Junior College. More then 400 students from around Auckland attended this wonderful event. We did a variety of different workshops throughout the school that were based mostly on Technology. 

Our extension group was one of the very first schools to arrive so we got the chance to look around there amazing school. Once we arrived we entered the auditorium where the Ormisiton Junior College students gave us some house keeping rules. Then we got into our 2 groups. Our extension group was spilt into 2, we had a PENN group and a Scratch group. Each group got to present and also go to other workshops. 

The day started off at the school auditorium where we gathered with all schools to talk about the event and house-keeping rules. Once that was completed we then moved on to either present or do a workshop. It was time for my group (PENN) to present. In our presentation we taught the students about how we do our news network at school and how it operates. 

Meanwhile the other group (Scratch) were doing workshops taught by other students from different schools. Once both groups were done presenting we both we around to the workshops.


Overall I enjoyed the GEGNZ Student Summit. I enjoyed learning things from other schools. I think that the event was really enjoyable and it taught me a variety of things.  

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Term 2 Reflection

Have you ever had to create a game using code? 
For the past 10 weeks (whole term) Presayus, Yvonne and I have been creating a game using code based on space. Mrs Lagitupu gave us the task to create a space game using code from what we knew from the previous term. Personally I felt that this task was pretty challenging because I am not the best coder ad I don't have as much knowledge as the others. 

Beginning the game was quite easy. It was a simple first level but as we moved up in levels it became harder and harder. It started off by creating our sprites and backdrops for the game. Then we had to start coding to move our sprite and eventually it became an actual game.

My group faced quite a bit of challenges. We had problems throughout our whole game. Luckily we had Zoe and some of the other students to help us with our game. I think level three was the one with the most challenges by far.

The highlight of last term would have to be actually creating a game because I don't think I would ever be able to make a game. I felt like term two went really slow which means there were more problems and challenges. Overall I actually enjoyed term three and I enjoyed creating a space game with Yvonne and Presayus