Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Quick write three stories

Blue mountian state
- this tv show follows the weird college lifestyle adventures of an unorthodox division 1 football team.
Elements- Dumb muscle, excrentic mentor, 5 man band,the heroes journey,protagonist 

Dumb muscle represents Thad, captain I the football team the Alex, the protagonist plays on. 5 man band represents the rest of the team and excentric mentor is coach Marty Daniels. Heroes journy is the plot and story of their college adventures.

Blind side
- this movie follows the life an person with a body comparable to superheroes but designed specifically for sports. And his rose from homeless to millionaire.
Elements-gentle giant, the storyteller, backstory, the heroes journy.

The gentle giant is also the protagonist. The gifted football player. He has a sad backstory including issues with his mom because she left him. The heroes journy is him turnin his life around using football
The storyteller is also the knight in shining armour, a women who meets the protagonist and takes him into her home, and guides him down the right path and takes care of him.

Like mike
- a young orphan boy fulfills his dream of playin in the NBA after finding a pair of magic sneakers that give him unreal basketball abilities.
-mundane made awesome, reality is unrealistic, 5 man band, jerkass, protagonist

  The protagonist is Calvin Cambridge, mundane is made awesome when he finds magic sneakers, and reality is unrealistic when a 13 year old is playing in the NBA, the jerkass is the foster home supervisor who tries to exploit Calvin's talents to make money and the 5 man band is his group of friends at the home who support him on his journy.

Quick write best meal

As soon as you enter the home the smell of the cooking infects you. The aroma of the food is unbearable. Once you have smelled it there is nothing that matters more then tasting it. The scent is so powerful and good you have to breathe it in like a great big breath of fresh air. It fills your nostrils to the point where it feels like you no longer breathe oxygen but rather the scent of the food. The taste is quick, you try it once and the taste matches the scent identically. After the first taste you can no longer wait. The scent built such anticipation that you can no longer chew or taste. Your only mission is to consume as much as you can before you pass out from a good coma!
Photo credit: Phil Denton(Flickr)

Quick write - Eden

The place I feel most happy and most comfortable is on the basketball court with my friends. It is like a second home to me. My friends and I can play for hours and hours and no one gets bored. I have always been excited about basketball. It has always made me feel relaxed. It is like a relationship that will never fall apart. I am always thinking about it, I will never lose the perfect image I have in my head of the gyms I play in most. I feel comfortable on the court, never out of place. Especially when around my frriends. They make the exeriance even better because they all share this love that I have for the game.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Skype reflection

One thing that I noticed went preticularly well about this call was that everything went really amoothly, the student presentations were timely and on point and there were no technical difficulties.

Something that I find good about this activity is that it causes the students to see that social networking and other new technologies can also be used for educational purposes and learning, not just for entertainment.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

procedural writing: how to shoot a basketball

step 1- you need a basketball and a hoop!

step 2- hold the ball on your fingertips, don't let it rest on your palm.

step 3- you need to be balanced, you want to space your legs shoulder width apart and bend them.

step 4- you want to bend your elbow so it's at least a 90 degrees angle

step 5- aim for your target, a good spot to aim is the back of the inside of the rim.

step 6- follow-through:you want to extend your arm straight toward the hoop and flick your wrist

step 7- finish by reaching your fingers down as if you're trying to grab a cookie out of the rim.

Monday, 21 April 2014

mid semester reflection

the first half of the semester is now done and i had tons of fun, looking back on the first half of the semester i realized some things i did good, and some things i could have done better. these are my mid semester reflections.

Six word memoirs
Overall I think I did very well on the six word memoirs. i believe they were good work and on time. When writing them it felt very good because they just flowed out of my head and onto the paper. It is weird that it happened this way but they all ended up rhyming. Something that I could’ve done better was get better pictures. For a few of them the pictures I used were not what I had imagined but because I wanted to get them in on time I used pictures that worked, but were not the ones I really wanted. I learned if I am relaxed and on topic I can think of some creative things. I expressed what I wanted to in six words for each memoir as well as made them all catchy and rhyme. I give myself an A on this assignment.

Ignite presentation.
I think this one could have gone better. For my ideas I believe I did well, and as for putting those ideas to paper I think I also did well. Overall I think my script was really good and really close to what I wanted it to be. A couple of things I could’ve done better would have been getting it done closer to on time. I presented and handed in the assignment at the last possible moment and if I hadn’t procrastinated I think I could’ve done the pictures for the slides better. Some of the pictures were not the ones I wanted to use but I had to improvise because I couldn’t find the ones I wanted in time. Also I think I should’ve just stuck to the script when presenting, I made a few tweaks on the fly and it messed me up a little bit and I think me my ideas less clear to the audience. Overall I would give myself a B.


I will admit I am a bad blogger. I haven’t posted all the assignments that I am supposed to. The ones I have posted were mostly on time however. As for personal posts, I need to improve. I have posted a few but I should post way more. I think I need to reinforce in my head that it is my blog and I can post whatever I want to, because that’s how it really becomes my blog and unique to me. As for being social when blogging, I need to improve, I do visit some of my classmates blogs just when I want to know a bit more about them as a person but I rarely comment which has to improve. Overall I would give myself C.

Connecting and Engaging.
I believe I am good in this aspect. I think I do not miss class regularly but I could be late less often. I have not missed one Skype call with our friends in Thompson and I was a presenter one of the times we called them. As for being socially active in our blogs I could do better. I gave almost everyone comments on their ignite presentations. However I think I do need to comment more because I believe without lots of comments on my other classmates blogs I am missing out on a large portion of what this course has to offer which is the online interactions regarding educational work. Overall I would give myself a B.

3 course related goals.

My first goal is to bump my mark up to at least a 90 in the class. All my other classes this semester are at least a 90 or higher and I don’t want this one to be the one that’s left by the waste side. But in order to do that I understand I have to be here and do my work, which brings me to my second goal, as my second goal I want to finish all assignments that I am missing and then stay up to date on all current assignments. I want to finish the course with no missing assignments. In order to do all my assignments I have to have the time and knowledge, which I can most easily get by attending class regularly and on time. So that means my third goal is to not be absent once, and not late more than 3 times for the rest of the year.



here are my photo credits

Slide 1- Roan Van Eerd
Slide 2- Allan King(Flicker)
Slide 3- Roan Van Eerd
Slide 4- Mike Merill(Flicker)
Slide 5- Pete G.(Flicker)
Slide 6- Nicolas Raymond(Flicker)
Slide 7- Tony Dowler(Flicker)
Slide 8- Murray Barnes(Flicker)
Slide 9- Sia Khenn(Flicker)
Slide 10-Steve G.(Flicker)
slide 11-Roan Van Eerd
Slide 12- Brian S.(Flicker)
Slide 13- Helan Harrop(Flicker)
Slide 14- Bruce Turner(Flicker)
Slide 15-F.C.(Flicker)
Slide 16-Ann G(Flicker)
Slide 17- S. Tyler(Flicker)
Slide 18-Mike Merill(Flicker)
Slide 19-W.C.(Flicker)
Slide 20- Roan Van Eerd

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Personal post - playoff time!

Finnaly the nba playoffs are here! The Christmas for basketball fans the playoffs provide such a differant kind of basketball. You get to watch your favorite team every other day and hope to go they win.

My favorite team is the San Antonio spurs. This is a very good team because they play selflessly. They are the best offensive team in the league and also one of the best defences. They have had the same core of players for the past decade. Tim Duncan, tony Parker and Manu ginobili. Three hall of fame players all very old for nba standards.

Everyone doubts the spurs because they say they're "too old" but this season they had the best season they ever had in terms of wins and losses, they finished with a franchise best 62 wins 20 losses. They are also coming back wanting revenge for being robbed out of last years championship to the Miami heat.

I personally think they can do it this year just because of how good they are playing, but well have to see if they can beat some of these other very good teams and make it to the finals, I know if they get to the finals they will win.

Reading assignment #2

!-slam is madly In love with this girl "mtisha" wonder if they had or are goin to have a thing #prediction #romance

?-Ice seems to be tight with Greg, but idk much about him other then we might be goin down the wrong path #question #foreshadowing

I like the way Walter dean Myers uses the things the characters day to add to the setting of the story! #writingstyle

On page (54) of slam, starting to veer away from the basketball aspect of the book but it's still good #subplot

does having friends with the same interests as you help you do better in those things? #discuss 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Personal post - graduating all star

I have been selected as a graduating all star!
Each year the province selects the 24 best players to be in an all star game to celebrate the season. This year my teammate Matt Jonnson and I have been selected.
The celebrations include a banquet at 2pm for all the all stars both male an female and in every division.
Their are also all star games running all day, starting with the A,AA,AAA girls game then the A,AA,AAA boys game, then later on after the banquet is the girls
 AAAA game followed by my game for the boys AAAA division.
It should be a great time and fun expiriance. The game is tonight, April 19 at 7:15 at St. Paul's high school. Hope to see many fans out cheering us on.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Personal post - NBA

This post is about my favorite basketball team, the San Antonio spurs. I wanted to rant about how everyone says they're too old, meanwhile they currently have the best record in the entire nba. The core players have been playing on the team together for over a decade. And despite the fact they are the oldest they've ever been (obviously) they are on pace to have the most wind they've ever had in a season. I couldn't be happier because now anyone who says they're too old has to eat their words.

Personally I am still a little peeved that they lost in the finals last year despite having it absolutely locked up. But I know for sure that this year they won't make the same mistake again and they'll pull off the win this year.