Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Quick write- best/worst meal

The worst possible meal is one that smells salty, but moist at the same time. One that tingles when the smell goes up your nose but feels humid when you breath through your mouth, it makes the air seem thick, but also burns in your throat. It would taste very bland, but sticky and wet. It would have a texture in your mouth between jello and mayonnaise, with the stickiness of jello, so it doesn't move through your mouth to  well, and the slickness of mayo.


My country of Eden would have a capital in a valley surrounded by mountains, houses would be on the faces of the mountains, with the main city down in the valley. The government would be a roman style democracy, where a few of the intellectuals participate in voting. The mountains that people didn't live on would have many rare resources that would source the countries economy. Because the economy is based away from the capital the city wouldn't need factories, it would be stores and food markets, keeping the capital clean. There would be distinct districts, with some for food/shopping that would be more old fashioned, and entertainment districts that would be more modern. The houses would be like modern houses in Arizona/New Mexico, boxy, open and clean.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Skype Reflection

1. What went well?
I think it was good that we were able to apply a lesson that they taugh us, I think it may give them some pride knowing that they are able to teach grade 12s a writing technique

2. What is good about collaborating?
Collaboration is good because, as I said before, it gives them a sense of accomplishment that they can teach us. It's also good because it gives us experience in presenting to an audience, and since they're kids and they're not actually there, we might get over slight stage fright.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Procedural Writing- Dynamite Cannon (Minecraft)

This is procedural writing for how to create a dynamite cannon in Minecraft

Step 1: Place stones

Step 2: Put a stone slab at the end of the stones, put water on the ground near the first blocks and a stone one block above the water source, place a button or lever on the back of the block that is next to the water.

Step 3: Place redstone repeaters one block away from one side of the rocks, then put redstone down to connect it to the end block

Step 4: Place redstone opposite to the repeaters, going from the button block to the slab

Step 5: Place TNT in between all of the stone blocks, except over the water source block

Step 6: Press the button and shoot your cannon