Coordinate Graph

          If you were ask me to tell you about coordinate graph, the answer that I’ll give you back probably “I don’t know anything about that”. This round in math class we focused on two main different things which are algebra and coordinate graph. I used to hate algebra because it is so annoying and complicated to do, but whenever I give a try on algebra when I do the word problems, I started to realize little by little how easier it became using algebra to solve the word problems, but this time we dive little bit deeper into algebra which is a little bit more complicated, but I still take on the challenge and I did it. For coordinate graph, it was really confusing and difficult at first even though I used to learn about graph, but not this kind of four graph. It was very hard to catch up and really understand what my facilitator try to explain us, but when I asked her more questions, she started to explain more about it and I started to understand more about the coordinate graph. Throughout all of this learning process, I just know that I always take on different challenging and I never make myself upset on taking those challenging even once.

Self Learning

Self learning isn’t a really difficult and easy thing to do. This round our facilitator decided to give us to take on a challenge to be an independent learner. We can learn anything that related to code and multimedia (adobe programs). I’m really into editing so I decided to learn more about “Adobe After Effects” I’ve been using Adobe After Effects for about 5 months now, but I don’t really challenge myself to do something that kinda more advanced. This time I decided to get out of my comfort zone and try something that kinda challenging for me. I decided to focus on a project call 3d room” ​I saw a lot of good 3d room on social media and then I decided to try it out by myself. It was really challenging at first because in the process of making it I learned a lot of new tool in Adobe After Effects, but it worth my time because after spending 1 week focusing on doing this 3d room I did it and I got to explore a lot more stuff in Adobe After Effects. I only use youtube as my main resource and use some of my knowledge that I always have. This is the final product:

Khmer

        ក្នុងនាមជាកូនខ្មែរមួយរូប យ៉ាងហោចណាស់ក៏ត្រូវដឹងនៅប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រតិចតួចរបស់ប្រទេសខ្លួនដែរ។ នៅក្នុងជុំសិក្សាទី៤នេះ នៅក្នុងថ្នាក់ខ្មែរយើង បានផ្តោត​ ទៅលើប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្ររបស់ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ដូចជា អត្ថន័យនៃពាក្យខ្មែរ និងកម្ពុជា កវីចំណាននៅប្រទេសកម្ពុជា និង ការអភិវឌ្ឍន៍នៃភាសាខ្មែរ។ ខ្ញុំ បានរៀនជាច្រើនទាំងទងអំពីប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្ររបស់ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។ អត្ថន័យនៃពាក្យខ្មែរ និងកម្ពុជា គឺជាចំណុចសំខាន់មួយដែរ​ កូនខ្មែរទាំងអស់ត្រូវដឹង ពីព្រោះ នៅមានកូនខ្មែរមួយចំនួននៅមិនទាន់ដឹងថា តើដើមកំណើតពាក្យខ្មែរមកពីណានៅឡើយទេ? សម្រាប់កវីចំណាននៅប្រទេសកម្ពុជាវិញ គឺមានច្រើនជាងដែរយើង នឹងស្មានមិនដល់ ហើយគាត់បានផ្លាស់ប្តូរប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ជាច្រើន។ ជាចុងក្រោយ សម្រាប់ការអភិវឌ្ឍន៍នៃភាសាខ្មែរវិញគឺ ពិតជាប្លែកខ្លាំងមែន។

Percentage

            “15% discount” I believe you have seen this word at least once since you were born until now and I also believe it gives you at least a bit of the glue what I’ve been working and studying on in math class. I can say that I know nothing about Percentage except the sign that represents a percentage “%”. It has been a really good lesson to take during my math class. We did a lot of exercises about percentage. I also meet a lot of struggles during the lesson, but I always find a way to solve it as fast as possible because I want to make sure I know exactly what I was doing. Khan plays a really important role in my life because when I have free time I always try to do at least 3-4 Khan Assignment that Sam (our math’s facilitator) assigned to us. At the end of this round, I finally know at least 95% of the percentage lesson.

Programming (Python)

        “It hards to communicate, but at least we try” It is exactly how I always feel when I do coding. Python isn’t that hard, but not that easy for me either. I met a lot of difficulties during all of my assignments specifically for my turtle race assignment in Codeclub. There is a lot of new function in that assignment that I have to use, but I never have seen it before. I test my code so many time and there is always going to be at least one error in one of those tests, but I did solve all of them. Then, I came to the point where they need me to use the penup() and pendown() tool. At first, I completely have no idea what both of those function do. I read the instruction, again and again, to see if I’m going to have a better understanding of those two functions, but still, it didn’t help me at all. I decided to check my code and run it over and over again and finally I only understand about 25% of what those functions do, but I still what to make sure that I really understand it, so I went to my friends and ask them to explain to me about the penup() and pendown() functions do. Then I finally got it and I was so happy that I finally learn something new after I meet all of those struggles. If you want to see my turtle race project click on this link.

Percentage

            “15% discount ” I believe you have seen this word at least once since you were born until now and I also believe it gives you at least a bit of the glue what I’ve been working and studying on in math class. I can say that I know nothing about Percentage except the sign that represents a percentage “%”. It has been a really good lesson to take during my math class. We did a lot of exercises related to the percentage. I also meet a lot of struggles during the lesson, but I always find a way to solve it as fast as possible because I want to make sure I know exactly what I was doing. Khan plays a really important role in my life because when I have free time I always try to do at least 3-4 Khan Assignment that Sam (our math’s facilitator) assigned to us. At the end of this round, I finally know at least 95% of the percentage lesson.

Reading Different Novel

          For this round, we are really focusing on learning/reading about a different kind of novel. Our facilitator decided to divide us into four different teams and each has was assigned to read a different book and try to finish it in a month. The books were Wonder by R. J. Palacio, Looking for Alaska by John Green, Monster by Walter Dean Myers, and The Outsider by S. E. Hinton. My friend, Rayuth and I were assigned to read the Monster book. It is a really interesting book to read because it was so different from other books that I have read because this book is written in a screenplay and it is really easy and convenient to read. This story talks about a 16 years old boy, Steve Harmon (the main character in the story) who was accused that he involved in a crime in the drugstore and was sent to the courtroom for a trial. First, it is really difficult for me to understand what is the author trying to tell us, but then I decided to reread it and then I finally get what the author really means. I also learn a lot of new vocabularies from this book, too. Here is the cover of the book in case you want to see it.  For this round, we are really focusing on learning/reading about a different kind of novel. Our facilitator decided to divide us into four different teams and each has was assigned to read a different book and try to finish it in a month. The books were Wonder by R. J. Palacio, Looking for Alaska by John Green, Monster by Walter Dean Myers, and The Outsider by S. E. Hinton. My friend, Rayuth and I were assigned to read the Monster book. It is a really interesting book to read because it was so different from other books that I have read because this book is written in a screenplay and it is really easy and convenient to read. This story talks about a 16 years old boy, Steve Harmon (the main character in the story) who was accused that he involved in a crime in the drugstore and was sent to the courtroom for a trial. First, it is really difficult for me to understand what is the author trying to tell us, but then I decided to reread it and then I finally get what the author really means. I also learn a lot of new vocabularies from this book, too. Here is the cover of the book in case you want to see it. 

Multimedia (Coding)

        In this round, we are trying to learn something new and it is also challenging. This round we finally get to do CODING, but we not yet start with the complex coding language, we decided to start with python.

          Even though python is not one of the most complex coding languages, but I still meet a lot of problems and challenges. The main two sources that we use for this are codeboard.io and codecademy.com. First, we start off by taking a lesson in Codecademy and for the first few problems in Codecademy is really easy since it is just an introduction to python. Then, we started to learn more about python and trying to deep/dive more slowly and get to know more about python. Then, we started to do a lot of more complex exercises in codeboard.org that our facilitator, Cindy made for us and gave us to solve them, but by the end of the round I can see that I really learn a lot of things about python. This is a link to see my codeboard.org exercises in a google doc.

 

STEM/ Periodic Table and Chemical Bonding

For STEM this round is probably my favorite round so far because we were learning about one of the things that I really want to learn. We were learning more about the elements and the periodic table.


We learned a lot about the periodic table. We found out a lot of answer to all the question that we have for a long time in our mind. This is some of the question and answer I found about the periodic table while learning about it.
Who is the inventor of the periodic table?
Dmitri Mendeleev was the inventor of the periodic table.
When did the periodic table invent?
1869 is when the periodic table invented.
We also found more facts, but this just the two most questions that we really want to know the answers. Plus, we also learned about how they arranged the elements on the periodic table. In this round, we also learned about the chemical bonding. We learned two of the bond this round which are covalent and ionic bond. Both of this bond is really hard to explain in words, but we got a lot of knowledge from these lessons. We found out a lot of new facts. We learned most of those facts from our facilitator and we also learned from a free online website which is called CK12. If you want to know more about the periodic table and chemical bonding click on this link.

Multimedia/Technology (Round 2)

In this round, we learn a lot from our teacher, Cindy. This round we had 3 weeks with her and in the first week, we learned about the structure of the story. On the second week, we learned about the format of photography. On the third week, we learned about videography this round, we learn a lot from our teacher, Cindy. This round we had 3 weeks with her and in the first week, we learned about the structure of the story. On the second week, we learned about the format of photography. On the third week, we learned about videography Structure of the story, we were learning about the Pixar Structure story. It was really fun because we got to write our own short story. I got to experience a new kind of story because I was using a different structure to write my simple and fun story, but for this time I was using the Pixar structure story. 

  • Photography

I just to learned photography before and this time she added more photography knowledge to me and it was really amazing because photography is one of my favorite things to do when I have free time. We learned a lot about IOS, Aperture, Shutter Speed and more function that related to photography. I got a more information from my classmates because I was on a trip that day. I can’t wait to go out and shoot some photo because I want to apply those skills to my photography.

  • Videography

I used to learn about videography, but not that much and this time she taught me a lot of new skills about videography. For all of these activities, we mostly work in teams. There is a lot of section we need to go through. We also learn some new words like shotguns microphone and lavalier microphone. I didn’t know those words before even though, I use all of those microphones because I never got to chance to learn it at my old school (which is government school). We also learn a lot about setting up all of those devices that we need to use. It was really amazing to learn all of that stuff because I don’t think I’ll get at chance to learn it if I’m not apart of Liger students.