Monday, 8 December 2014


Find a gift online for each of the people in your family. You need to find gifts for a minimum of 5 people. Your total budget is $300. You may wish to include grandparents, cousins or your teacher.

Paste an image of the gift, the website and the price. Say who each gift is for.

You need to make sure you include postage in your gift costings.

Mum Giant wine glass 99:00

Dad Beer Belt 50:00

Hex (Dog) Laser pen 100:00

Flynt (Dog) Nerf Demolisher 40:00 (He LOVES nerf guns)

Kaidin: Miley Cyrus cant be tamed album 11.00

Total 300.00 exactly!

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Virtual Tour

Compile a list of as many places as you can which allow you to take a virtual tour.

Lost buildings of Christchurch
 Greta Valley, North Canterbury 
Motunau Beach, North Canterbury
 Buskers at New Brighton Beach 
 Surf Event at New Brighton Beach 
Kite Expo at New Brighton Beach 
New Brighton Pier
Fishing on the New Brighton Pier 
Full Moon on New Brighton Pier 
Fishing by Moonlight on New Brighton 
Moonlight at New Brighton by the Pier 
Riccarton Markets 
Farmers Market in Christchurch
South Brighton Surf Carnival 
South Brighton Surf Competition 
South Brighton Surfing
Mr Sandman 
New Brighton Carnival 
New Brighton Mall 
Rhodos in bloom- Botanic Gardens 
Cherry Blossoms- Springtime in Hagley Park
 The Groynes, Christchurch 
Ohau Power Station near Twizel - Fishing Spot 
 Middle Road- Banks Peninsula 
 Akaroa View 
Birdlings Flat 
 Birdlings Flat- The Walk
St Luke's Church - Little Akaloa 
St Luke's Church - Little Akaloa 
Little Akaloa 
Decanter Bay - Little Akaloa 
The Kiwi Batch 
Kaikoura Wharf
Kaikoura Tidal Rock Pools 
Kaikoura Water Tower Lookout 
Kaikoura Whale Watch Marina
Hole in the Wall , Kaikoura 
Goose Bay, Kaikoura 
The Gorge, Hokitika 
Lake Kaniere , Hokitika 
Sunset Point Lookout- Hokitika 
Franz Josef Main Street
Downtown Nelson from Cathedral Steps
Inside Nelson Cathedral 
Little Kaiteriteri 
Motueka Shipwreck
Motueka Wharf
Maruia Springs and Hot Pools
Artz Studio - Hanmer 
Conical Hill - Hanmer 
Conical Hill Hut- Hanmer 
Multi-view Queenstown Virtual Tour
Auckland Viaduct- Jetty 
Auckland City- Metropol 

Write an interesting and engaging review of virtual tours online.

A review should:
  • explain what happens on a virtual tour
  • mention highlights on the tours
  • give an overall opinion of virtual tours online (strengths and weaknesses)
  • mention specific virtual tours you have looked at as examples
  • include hyperlinks to the virtual tours you mention
200 words minimum

A virtual tour is a simulation that can be viewed on most computers or smartphones. A virtual tour is similar to a video but you can control where to move and where to look. A virtual tour of anything, from London to The Great Wall of China or even places from video-games. There are many advantages of virtual tour such as most virtual tour are either free or at a small cost and the obvious one experiencing things you may never get to in real life. Although there are advantages there can also be disadvantages to virtual tours, such as unless you download the tour you need a internet connection. If your internet connection is not very good there can be lag and something not load properly. Virtual tours can be good or bad but either way there cool to try.

Thursday, 27 November 2014


On Monday we will be Skyping with a class of 13 year old students from Sukekawa High School in Hitachi, Japan

Research to find out the differences and similarities between the Japanese education system (at year 8-9) and the NZ education system. Create a Venn diagram.
There should be 5 bulletpoints in each section.

Prepare 3 questions you would like to ask the Japanese students on Monday.

Are you enjoying NZ?
Do you prefer 3 or four terms?
Do you prefer a larger class?

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Find out what is going on in Ferguson, USA.

Create a quiz of 7 questions about this case.
Use the 7 servants as your question starters for the 7 questions.
Embed the quiz on your blog.
Another student in our class will complete your quiz.

There are riots breaking out because a white police man shot a black teenager and didn't get charged.

My Quiz

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Life Ed Movie

For each heading explain how well this aspect was done

  • what was done well
  • what wasn’t done well
  • what you would improve if you had more time

Sound quality: Good but could be better in some scenes, there was minimal background noise

Camera skill: Still in most scenes with a variety of angles

Acting: Acting was good sounded mostly real and believable

Editing: Good editing cuts and voice over

Poem: A good length with good scrolling speed

Quality of the life education message in your movie (the Script): A good message that might help children get out of situations.

Teamwork:Worked well all sharing responsibilities.