Thursday, 1 September 2016

( 05 ) Sian Yin's Poem Recitation

This is my poem recitation link:
~Old recording
Link: 
https://drive.google.com/a/s2016.sst.edu.sg/file/d/0ByFkcLuBagr0UnAzUE0xc29SbVU/view?usp=sharing

~New recording
Link: 


Comment content:

~Pronunciation & Articulation 
"th" This
"k" Walked

~Pace


~Volume

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Oral Poem Recitation by Jeffrey (12)

The Visitor
By Ian Serraillier

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4Gb1SZ3BeuJZGxreTlMd01zMDA

(18)Ngo Eu Gene's Poem Recitation

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwD9MNqkmfXeQTlYT09KNF9JM0E

Jonathan's Poem Reciation

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(01) Abigail Tan's Poem Recitation

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0JY6gMBfkUuR0JvMEZ1Rld5Szg

(07) Alex Pai's Poem Recitation

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-HlyDNBe3bjQUJ1R3h6Vk4yWkU

(17) Reuben's practice oral assignment.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5Y4emRBgPvRSjJjSDMwcWM3WTg

(19) Daniel pratice poem

Daniel Quay
S1-01(19)
The Visitor
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By2ASsXSgEg-RG9aaFRrNzJuQzQ

(02) Celine Chong Oral Recording



(15) Matthew Liang's Poem recitation



Link to poem recitation:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3361PjsOh0CM29mUm5Cd09NYkU


(04) Nadia Rahman's Poem Recitation


https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-HlyDNBe3bjQUJ1R3h6Vk4yWkU


(06) Elise's Practice Poem Rectiation

The Visitor
By Ian Serraillier

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-HlyDNBe3bjQUJ1R3h6Vk4yWkU

(03) Ling Wei Hsuen's Poem Recitation

https://drive.google.com/a/s2016.sst.edu.sg/file/d/0B0ViXjwFnf3kbEpqSzZSRnZJV0U/view?usp=sharing

(22) Tan Peng Kiang's Poem Recitation

Link to poem https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_rp9NbiJ5L7X3lnM25BWEJpTGM

(23) Kevin Tan's Poem Recitation

Link to practice poem: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwslAkuuGbhsY1RxblFhLWxCbFk

(20) Ramirez's Poem Recitation

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7HHu_8eiIwkOU1fR3JVMEp2eUU

(8) Chian ZhengHang's Poem Recitation

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByhHH1HtulU4SDBvNVV1UkQ1TjA

(09) Kai's Poem Recitation

                  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-HlyDNBe3bjQUJ1R3h6Vk4yWkU

(10) Emmanuel Chew's Poem Recitation


Please go to this link: link

(25)Lucas Yu Yi‘s Poem Recitation

S1-01_25_Lucas_Yu.mp3

(11) Elrond's Poem Recitation

https://drive.google.com/a/s2016.sst.edu.sg/file/d/0B9U-t30ja6knZ3pMMThqdGFCaGs/view

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Moe learning log 3

Name: Moe
Class: S1-01
Index number:16


Source: Hyper

What I did: I read up on the recent news about the recent game.

What I learnt: The new game ,Pokemon Go caused accidents, new ways for robbers to wait at certain places for unsuspecting Pokemon Go players. A teenage girl also found a dead body while playing the hugely popular game.

Summary: The new game caused many accidents

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Jeffrey's Independent Learning Log 5

Name: Jeffrey Lim
Class: S1-01
Index Number: 12

Source: http://science.howstuffworks.com/explosion-land-water1.htm

Week 3
Date: 12/6/16

What I did:
I searched up on what would happen if a grenade exploded underwater.

What I learned:
A grenade exploding underwater is far more dangerous than a grenade exploding on land.

Summary:
A grenade exploding underwater is far more dangerous as water is incompressible, so in an underwater explosion, it does the water does not absorb the pressure like air does, but moves with it. When the pressure wave hits your skin, it would hit the air-filled pockets of your body and instantly compressing the gases there, and probably resulting in ruptured lungs, blocked blood vessels and torn internal tissues.

Sian yin's learning log 5

Tan Sian Yin
Index 05
Class S1-01

T3W3
12p.m- 1p.m

Source:http://www.straitstimes.com
What I did: 

I went to read up some articles when I found an article about An analysis of radar images that peered inside the polar ice caps of Mars shows that Earth's neighbour is coming out of an ice age that is part of an ongoing cycle of climate change

What I learned: 
I learnt that there might me a sign of life on mars because there is water which is in the form of ice.

Summary:
Unlike Earth, ice ages on Mars occur when its poles are warmer than average and frozen water is more stable at lower latitudes. Transitions between lengthy climate phases can leave telltale features in the ice, the research showed.

Sian Yin's indépendant log 4

Tan Sian Yin
Index 05
Class S1-01

T3W3
10am- 11.15am

Source:http://www.straitstimes.com
What I did: 

I went to read up some articles when I found an article about a superbug that resists all know medications. The case involved a 49-year-old woman in Pennsylvania whose urinary tract infection tested positive for a strain of E. coli that is resistant to the antibiotic of last resort for such infections, known as colistin.

What I learned: 
I learnt that there are many thing that happen around us but we do not know because we do not usually read up on articles and newspapers. We end up living like a frog in a well, only looking up at what we can see in front of us but oblivious to what is happening outside of places that we can see.

Summary:

A superbug resistant to all known medications has been found in the United States for the first time, raising new concern about the dwindling effectiveness of antibiotics

Sian Yin's Independant log 3

T3W3 26/1/15 6.47 p.m.

Sources: www.blogger.com


What I did:
I wanted to improve my writing by practicing, so I started to write weekly blogs. I also started to write compositions.

What I learned:
1. I improved on my vocabulary
2. I learnt that to write means that we have to think about our content. Since I started picking up book writing also, I started to be more creative and created my own stories.
3. I brushed up on my grammar and started being more conscious of my language use.
4. I realised that writing was fun

Summary:

Writing is a great and fun way to improve on my English skills. We get to

Moe Independent learning log 2

Name: Moe
Class: S1-01
Reg no.: 16

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/smrt-cabby-returns-laptop-bag-containing-235500-in-cash-to-drunk-thai-passenger?link_time=1468222253

What I did: I read about the honest taxi driver.

What I learned:

Mr Khammat claimed he had been drinking with some of his business partners at Clarke Quay and was headed back to Marina Bay Sands, where had been staying.
But upon alighting from the taxi, he realised that he had left behind his laptop bag, which contained the cash. To his immense relief, Mr Khammat said he was greeted by the sight of a panting Mr Lee in the lift lobby at about 5am. Mr Lee shared that he had stopped at a petrol kiosk after dropping off Mr Khammat when he discovered the bag, and was shocked to discover the large amount of cash inside.While Mr Khammat said the cabby had not requested any reward, he decided to give Mr Lee $1,000 out of sheer appreciation for his unselfish act.Mr Khammat also learnt that Mr Lee was declared bankrupt in 2014 and had only just recently become a taxi driver.

Summary: Because of Mr Lee's honesty, everything was solved and everyone benifitted from it.

independent learning log 1

Name: Moe
Class: S1-01
Index number:16


Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/4-bangladeshi-workers-jailed-24-60-months-for-financing-terrorism

What I did: I read up on the recent news about the uprising of terrorism and found this article.

What I learnt: Four Bangladeshi workers were arrested as they were funding terrorism. It seemed that they were trying to fund ISIS. The were also trying to start a cause of terrorism in Bangladesh called ISB.

Summary: The 4 Bangladeshi workers whom were arrested were funding terrorism and ISIS. Their goal was to set up an Islamic State in Bangladesh for terrorism.

Daniel Quay Independent learning log 3

Learning log 3
Name: Daniel
Class: S1-01
Index number:19

Week:3
Date:12 June 2016

Source:http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/obesity-also-rising-in-singapore

What I did: I heard that obesity was rising in Singapore and found an article about it.

What I learnt: More people in Singapore are getting obese.
Getting obese increases the chances of getting chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Asians are more likely to get chronic diseases at a lower BMI compared to others.

Summary: Obesity is a problem worldwide and in Singapore.More people in Singapore have been getting obese.In 2010, 11 per cent of Singaporean adults aged between 18 and 69 were obese, up from 7 percent in 2004.The main causes of obesity are technology and cheap food, which makes people more inactive, burning lesser calories than the calories taken in will cause obesity.

Daniel Quay Independent learning log 2

Learning log 2
Name: Daniel
Class: S1-01
Index number:19

Week:3
Date:12 June 2016

Source:http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/one-wrong-click-and-hacker-is-in

What I did: I wanted to find out about hacking as many people use the web, so I went to search about it on the straits times.

What I learnt: It is very easy to let a hacker hack a whole network.
There are many ways to defend your own devices from hackers like a firewall.
A firewall prevents unauthorised access to a network that may contain malware.
Another way is "sandboxing" which allows programmes from unknown websites restricted access on the computer but will the programme will be blocked if it is known to be hostile.
Another way is to use antibot technologies, which examines the actions of possible malware.

Summary: Hackers now have more ways than before to prevent malware from being detected, such as disguising their harmful programs as a friendly one, programming their malware to stop finding information when an antivirus programme is scanning the device.No approach is foolproof.We have to keep updating our anti-malware systems.

Daniel Quay Independent learning log 5

Learning log 5
Name: Daniel
Class: S1-01
Index number:19

Week:3
Date:12 June 2016

Source:http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/global-life-expectancy-rises-study-finds

What I did: I was curious about finding out how long people lived and searched about it.

What I learnt: The global life expectancy has increased, but many are living being sick for a longer time.General health has improved worldwide, mostly due to progress against infectious diseases.Japan had the highest life expectancy at 73.4 years, and Lesotho had the lowest life expectancy at 42 years.

Summary: Some countries life expectancies declined, and some increased, but overall, the average life expectancy increased.The study found many stark differences between countries which have the highest and lowest life expectancies respectively.Singapore, Andorra, Iceland, Cyprus, Israel, France, Italy, South Korea and Canada are some countries, after Japan, where people can expect to live longer, healthier lives.

Daniel Quay Independent learning log 4

Learning log 4
Name: Daniel
Class: S1-01
Index number:19

Week:3
Date:12 June 2016

Source:http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/global-temperature-record-smashed-in-april-again

What I did: The weather was feeling very warm, and I decided to find out about global warming.

What I learnt: Temperatures on Earth are rising.The global heat wave is strengthened by a usually strong El Niño phenomenon, which released hot water across the Pacific ocean and had been accused of droughts in Africa.

Summary: Global warming will not stop soon, and April 2016 was the hottest month globally. The global temperature of land and sea was 1.11 deg C warmer in April than the average temperature for the month during the 1951-1980 period based on the report.Carbon dioxide levels have reached 400 parts in a million at Cape Grim.171 nations have committed to try to keep global warming at 2 degrees Celsius.

Daniel Quay Independent learning log 1

Learning log 1
Name: Daniel
Class: S1-01
Index number:19

Week:3
Date:12 June 2016

Source:http://www.straitstimes.com/world/middle-east/isis-sanctioned-organ-harvesting-in-document-taken-in-us-raid

What I did: I was curious about what was going on in the middle-east as it is very chaotic in the middle east, so I went to search about what was happening there.

What I learnt:
I learnt new words like,
sanctioned-given approval
permissible-allowed
authenticity- the quality of how original the object is
undisclosed-not revealed

Summary: During a raid in eastern Syria, US forces found a document that said ISIS, a terrorist group, allows people in their territory to take organs from an apostate even if they are alive to be transplanted to a Muslim's body to save the Muslim even if the donor would die.Therefore, there are speculations that ISIS does organ harvesting and trafficking to make a profit.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Ing Kai's Independent Learning Log 5


Name: Kai
Class:S1-01
Index Number: 9

Source: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/activities/hiking-and-backpacking/arizona-heat-wave-hiker-deaths/

What I did: I wanted to find out how fast-rising temps, lack of water, and inexperience in the desert caught hikers in Arizona off-guard.

What I learned: The little protection from the sun hikers had on brightly colored clothing, and there was a landing spot relatively close. “Doing aerial recon looking for hazards, I saw one of the two hikers was doing CPR on the other, who was lying on the trail,” Snyder says. The pair were at least two hours' hiking time from the trailhead, and the heat was reaching the apex of the day. “By the time we got there, he had expired,” Snyder says. “His friend did as much as he could, but he was past the point where he could resuscitate him in a wilderness setting.”

Summary:  Response time is very important in the desert. It really speaks to how quickly you can get into trouble when out in these environments.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Clarence_Soo_21_Independent_Learning_Log_1

Date:  10 June 2016, 11am - 11.30am
What I did: I watched X-Men Apocalypse recently and was interested in how they filmed one particular scene. This scene involves a man with the power to travel at very high speed saving everyone from an exploding mansion. I went to do a summary of the entire article. I also learnt a few new terms about filming.
What I learned: 

new terms:
green screen
digital doubles
piston setup
standout sequence

summary:

in the previous movie, Quicksilver only used his powers within the White House kitchen. in this movie, however, he used his powers throughout a whole mansion, so the filming crew had a lot more work to do. the crew used many special effects to film Evan Peters, including using multiple cameras to shoot many versions of Quicksilver running around then combining them all to make Evan Peters look like he is leaving behind a residual trail when he runs. They also blow wind on his face when he is running to enhance the effect of running very fast. the filming crew spent a lot of time and money filming this 3 minute long scene but it was worth it because it received the attention and praise of many viewers, fans and critics alike. personally, i also think this is the best scene in the whole movie.

Jonathan's Independent Learning Log 5

12 pm - 12.30 pm
17/6/16

Source:

What I did:
I read up on Global Warming as I remembered that Earth’s climate was getting worse and decided to do a short summary.

Summary:
Climate change has caused floods, droughts and heatwaves, and it is equally hard to believe that changing weather patterns are impacting food supplies. Countries like Singapore, which produce only a fraction of their own food, may only be able to cope in the short term.
In the near future, supplies from Thailand could shrink and fish could swim away to cooler waters.
A recent study noted that variations in food production around the world due to different climate are likely to become more intense and frequent, and climate change has already hit some farmers. Vietnam is struggling from the worst drought to hit the country in nearly a century which is expected to hit rice harvests hard.
A senior researcher noted that as Singapore's food supply is from around the world, supply shortages due to climate change may not be as severe as for other countries that produce their own food.
In times of production failure, exporting countries will prioritise local markets and needs.
Importing countries such as Singapore can increase food security by investing in food stockpiling, processing and storage systems so that more food can be kept longer.
A spokesman said Singapore has measures to ensure a resilient supply of safe food, such as helping to raise the productivity of local farms and a diversification strategy to import food from various countries.

Jonathan's Independent Learning Log 4

12 pm - 12.30 pm
14/6/16

Source:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-17675816

What I did:
I decided to look up on news on the illegal ivory trade as I saw a couple of posters saying that shops should not sell ivory and did a short summary on the article.

Summary:
Despite a 23-year ban on international trade in ivory, elephants continue to be shot for their tusks. The African elephant risks going extinct. Last year had the highest number of large seizures of illegal ivory for more than two decades. African conservation authorities are facing a continuing battle with poachers. Thousands of elephants are killed each year, with large seizures have amounting to tonnes of ivory that would have come from approximately 700 dead elephants. Reporters estimated the ivory from more than 200 elephants are for sale on a single day. A ban in 1989 rules out international trade, but in 2008, China and Japan were allowed to make direct purchases of legally sourced African ivory, provided there was proper regulation.
Every ivory shop has to be officially registered with the authorities and every item on display is supposed to have its own identification card. At a store in Guangzhou, an undercover team found many items with no accompanying certificate on display.
The decision to allow further legal ivory into the country in 2008 made the situation worse, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
Supporters say countries that properly protect their elephants should be allowed to profit from them, while opponents argue that further sales will fuel demand for ivory.
Securing the future of Africa's elephant will mean not just beating the poachers but also tackling black-market sales on the other side of the world in China.

Jonathan's Independent Learning Log 3


What I did:
I felt sorry for the bomb victims in Iraq but I missed the article on the newspaper so I decided to look it up on a reliable source (in this case CNN) and do a short summary on paragraphs 1-3 and 6-9.

Summary:
Paragraph 1-3:
The terrorist group ISIS claims responsibility behind the series of attacks in Iraq's capital which left more than 90 people dead. At least 64 people were killed when a car bomb went off in Baghdad. Another 87 people were wounded in that attack in Shiite. The aftermath of the explosion was disastrous.
Paragraph 6-9:
Experts have said that a lapse in security has opened in Iraq. Their government struggles to battle ISIS while continuing to address problems related to Iraq's economic and political wounds from war. The Prime Minister’s office said he increased efforts to prevent future attacks.

Jonathan's Independent Learning Log 2


What I did:
I am quite bad at vocabulary and sometimes misspell so I went to look up on quizzes to help me improve. Here are some screenshots.


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In the end, my vocabulary may still be quite bad, but I see it as an improvement from the first time I tried the quiz.

Jonathan's Independent Learning Log 1


What I did:
I decided to read up on some recent news on the Music. I went to The Guardian and read up on this article about “reviving” vinyl records and wanted to do a short summary of the article.

What I learned:

Summary:
When BBC Music went looking for a TV identification last year, they found that Vinyl made their music sound warmer. If any format is growing in the digital age, it’s the analogue record. It has been a loudly acclaimed revival, but separate charts for vinyl music will at least hint on what is available on vinyl discs. Until now, no one has had the facts to back up the rise in vinyl sales. These days records are more than mere product when music is free to listen to digitally, but a vinyl record has a physical feel to it.  Besides, it’s a more enveloping experience than hearing music on a mobile device.The increase in demand for vinyl has outgrown things like a limited edition discs to increase sales. Elsewhere, some stores have started selling record discs to the younger generation who probably had never seen a record player before.