Tech Team Reflection #1

So far this semester I have learnt more about how to stream using a capture card and a camera as well as some slight sound stuff. I also was able to stream Block C of the Grade 11/12s Spoken Words and fix the stream when it began dropping 90% of its frames.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTUg7X7wt3U

What aspects of your work are successful? Explain why.

Some of the aspects of streaming that was successful was being able to stream spoken words and being able to archive it onto the school youtube account.

What aspects of your work are challenging? Explain why.

Some of the more challenging parts of the streaming is the issues with sound as no one really understands what is causing the issue with the feedback.

What steps did you take to overcome these challenges / what adjustments did you need to make?

We adjusted the obs settings until it was as good as possible despite it still being not very clear.

Is there anything you can do improve? (with your approach to the project, or altering the project)

The only thing I would improve with the streaming is potentially getting a laptop with more power as the current one is pretty bad.

 

Group Project Tech Team

So for the stream team are new idea is to use OBS for streaming instead of the one that was used last year and so far it has worked out a lot better.

b) Answer the following questions:

– What problems might we run into?

Some problems we may run into are issues with sound and issues with connection and dropping frames while streaming. As well as issues with battery charge. These issues are unfortunately out of a control a lot of the time but there are ways to work around some of them. Such as streaming from areas with a strong connection, and lowering the quality of the stream to avoid dropping frames.

– What skills do we need to complete this project? How can we attain these skills?

Being able to setup for a stream and being able to start the stream using OBS.

c) Create a brief timeline of key things that need to happen to ensure successful completion of your project. What happens next?

We set up obs on the laptop, do a test stream with the camera, and be ready to stream anything that is needed to be stream.

Neuron Communication

Neuron Function. There are 3 neurons that do different things, motor, sensory, and relay. The relay neurons allow the motor and sensory neurons to communicate with each other. The motor neurons communicate from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles. The sensory neuron collects information from sensory receptor and transmits it to the brain.

 

Action potential is how the pulses are sent through the nerves. Inside the nerve membrane it is negatively charged with potassium and outside the nerve membrane there is positively charged sodium. In polarization the positive charge goes inside and the negative charge goes outside. In depolarization the positive goes out and the negative goes in. Through using polarization and depolarization a charge gets sent to the end of the nerve and synapse happens.

Synapse is when the electrical pulse sent through the nerves through neurotransmitters to the axon button. It is then turned into a chemical pulse to cross the synaptic gap. It goes through the post-synaptic membrane and through the Neurotransmitter receivers to the dendrite of the receiving.

TechTeamEdublog

A) I use the plugins Custom CSS, Calendar , and Compflight.

B) The strengths of the Custom CSS allows me to customize my blog more, for example I have turned my font into comic sans. The calendar is nice because it allows you to have a calendar on your blog so if you need to know the day you can just check there. Compflight is very useful because it allows you to insert any images you need without having to go to google images as well as putting the image as small, medium, large, or full size.

Fat Man on Computer Robin Hutton via Compfight

C) Some of the weaknesses of the Custom CSS is that if you do something and forget how to fix it, your blog could be stuck like that until you get help, for example I don’t remember how to change my font back. The calendar doesn’t really have many weaknesses other then that it isn’t very interactive. Compflights only weaknesses is that it has a limited amount of images in it.

D) Out of all of these I would say that Compflight is the most useful for classes as it makes creating a blog post that requires generic images a lot easier. I also think that Custom CSS is helpful as it allows students to customize their blogs more.

Exploring Quadratic Functions

  1. Find and write the definition of a quadratic function in words you understand. (use your textbook, google, etc)

Quadratic functions are curves called a parabola, which is a U shape that can face any direction.

  1. Give an example of a quadratic function and give an example of a function that is NOT a quadratic.
  2. y = 1x^2+2x+4 is a quadratic function. Y= 2x + 4 is not
  3. Go to desmos.com and type in the following function:
    1. Desmos will give you the option of adding “sliders” for or all. Click all. This will allow you to change the values of  to see how the graph changes.
    2. Start with slider values . Describe any symmetry you notice.

The line is identical on both sides of the y axis

  1. Keep b = c = 0. Change the value of :
      1. Does the graph open up or open down?
      2. Does the graph have a maximum point or minimum point?
      1. Does the graph open up or open down?
      2. Does the graph have a maximum point or minimum point?
      1. Is the graph narrow or wide?
      1. Is the graph narrow or wide
      2. a) i) Opens down. ii) No. B) Opens up. ii) No C) Graph is wide. D) Graph is narrow.
    1. We call the maximum or minimum point of a quadratic function the vertex. Complete the following statements:
      1. When is Positive (positive/negative), the vertex is a Minimum  (maximum/minimum)
      2. When is Negative (positive/negative), the vertex is a Maximum  (maximum/minimum)
    2. Let and Use the slider to change the value of Describe how the graph changes as changes.  Y value of the vertex

Roots are the solutions to the quadratic equation.  The roots are found by looking at where the curve crosses the x axis (x-intercepts).

Adjust the sliders for a, b and c so you can get a curve that just touches the x axis (y=0).

 

Equation: y = 4x^2

 

This quadratic equation has ONE solution.

 

Adjust the sliders so you can get the roots of 0 and -1

 

Equation:  y = 3.4x^2 + 3.4x

 

This quadratic equation has TWO solution

  1. Find and write the definition of a quadratic function in words you understand. (use your textbook, google, etc)

Quadratic functions are curves called a parabola, which is a U shape that can face any direction.

  1. Give an example of a quadratic function and give an example of a function that is NOT a quadratic.
  2. y = 1x^2+2x+4 is a quadratic function. Y= 2x + 4 is not
  3. Go to desmos.com and type in the following function:
    1. Desmos will give you the option of adding “sliders” for or all. Click all. This will allow you to change the values of  to see how the graph changes.
    2. Start with slider values . Describe any symmetry you notice.

The line is identical on both sides of the y axis

  1. Keep b = c = 0. Change the value of :
      1. Does the graph open up or open down?
      2. Does the graph have a maximum point or minimum point?
      1. Does the graph open up or open down?
      2. Does the graph have a maximum point or minimum point?
      1. Is the graph narrow or wide?
      1. Is the graph narrow or wide
      2. a) i) Opens down. ii) No. B) Opens up. ii) No C) Graph is wide. D) Graph is narrow.
    1. We call the maximum or minimum point of a quadratic function the vertex. Complete the following statements:
      1. When is Positive (positive/negative), the vertex is a Minimum  (maximum/minimum)
      2. When is Negative (positive/negative), the vertex is a Maximum  (maximum/minimum)
    2. Let and Use the slider to change the value of Describe how the graph changes as changes.  Y value of the vertex

Roots are the solutions to the quadratic equation.  The roots are found by looking at where the curve crosses the x axis (x-intercepts).

Adjust the sliders for a, b and c so you can get a curve that just touches the x axis (y=0).

 

Equation: y = 4x^2

 

This quadratic equation has ONE solution.

 

Adjust the sliders so you can get the roots of 0 and -1

 

Equation:  y = 3.4x^2 + 3.4x

 

This quadratic equation has TWO solutions.

 

Adjust the sliders so that the curve does NOT cross the x-axis.

 

Equation:  y = x^2 + x + 1.4

 

When the curve does NOT cross the x-axis, there are NO REAL solutions for this equation.

 

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Adjust the sliders so that the curve does NOT cross the x-axis.

 

Equation:  y = x^2 + x + 1.4

 

When the curve does NOT cross the x-axis, there are NO REAL solutions for this equation.

 

Rube Goldberg Project Power Tech

So mine and Rok’s Rube Goldberg machine started with a Hotwheels car (Wheel and Axl) knocking a ball off of a screw (Wedge) then the ball rolling down a incline plane and landing in a cup activating a pulley then the cup on the other side of the pulley knocked over a domino which landed on a teeter totter (Lever) which pushed a ball down another incline plane and then the ball when through a screw then the ball knocking over more dominoes then a ball getting knocked over into a cup.

Tech Team Year Reflections

What are some things you have learned and/or tasks you have accomplished this year? (Use videos, pictures, upload materials etc. as evidence of learning in your blog)

So this year in Tech Team I really only had 1 big project which was to make a page for a news paper. The parts of it that were successful was that it was very easy and fun to make using photoshop. Some of the challenging parts was centering images and using the text feature in photoshop as it caused me some issues from time to time. To overcome the challenge of the text feature I started copy and pasting the names instead of writing them out as it was easier that way. To improve on the project I think I would make it more appealing by maybe adding a border to it.

As Riverside continues to immerse itself into innovation and technology, what do you think Riverside can do to provide support and help for teachers and students? (Provide specific examples)

I think that training the teachers in the technology and how to fix stuff would be a lot better for students instead of the students missing class to go to the wave. Or have one or two teachers from each department be well enough informed so that they could help out the teachers or students.

Do you have any feedback or suggestions, as we move forward, that could help the Tech Team meet the needs of our school and staff / be more effective? (Provide specific examples)

I think that if the teachers knew which students in there class were apart of the tech team it could be more effective because they could just have them fix any issues before sending someone to the wave or asking for help from another teacher.

Rube Goldberg Project

  1.  First, we drop the marble into a cut in flag pool noodle. The marble then goes almost straight down and then it curves up and falls on to the next pool noodle. This noodle then drops the marble onto a slanted piece of cardboard which guides the marble on to another set of pool noodles. The noodles roll the marble across the back wall and drops the marble into a tube which then rolls the marble down and dings the bell.
  2.  Point A starts with potential energy and transfers to Kinetic around point B. Point B-C goes from kinetic to potential as the marble falls, at point d the energy goes back to potential as the marble falls,F-G and G-H are examples of kinetic to potential as the marble falls. H-I is kinetic to potential as the marble stops, and kinetic to sound as the marble hits the bell.
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