I had a very great oppotunity. I was one of the participants of a global competition, Technovation. In this challenge, girls collaborate in many teams to create different application. I was the leader of the team of three including my two friends from Liger, Sopheak and Srey Leap.
Our application was called StuLab and our team name is T.I.E (Take It Easy). StuLab is an app where students can learn math. We noticed that there are a lot of Cambodian students who need more practice for math.
To make the app, we use App Inventor to program. I had a lot of challenge with this program. One of the biggest challenge was to program all the code for the app again when we almost finish it (because I accidentally deleted the code file, when I wanted to delete another empty file). Below are the picture of some important part of the code.
If you want to know more about our application or more about Technovation program, you can click on the links below.
One the June 11th, I took a big test on grammar bootcamp. There were four parts in the test. There were answering general questions about grammar, sorting words in the right part of speech, filling verb tenses, and paragraph editing. I got 98% percents on the test, and I am glad with my score!
In programming class I worked on two big project. The first project was hangman game. I made it with my friend, Makara. The second project is called Guess Liger, which is similar to hangman. It is a game made by me and my other two friends, Vornsar and Samnang. All those project was programmed in Python Language. Below are some pictures of the games.
Guess Liger Codes
Guess Liger Codes
Running Guess Liger!
Guess Liger Codes
If you want to dowload and know more about Python, you can click the Python logo on the right.
This is the third year of learning at Liger. This year I have ideas and have changed Cambodia in small ways. Most of the them are from Explorations.
One change that I have thought was through Technovation Challenge . Technovation is global technology challenge for girls. This challenge is made because they notice that most of of the IT specialists are men, not a lot of women. In this challenge, we made apps that help changing our society. I was in a team of three. My app was about teaching students from grade one to six math. We got that idea because we observed a lot of students find math hard. So my group want to improve students in lower grade and when they get to higher grade they will be able to do well
In March, I went to Pursat province for Agriculture Exploration. I met an organization that’s called Srer Khmer. It is an organization that support farmers by teaching them to use organic fertilizer and get good quality yields. Srer Khmer also gives farmers seed, such as cucumber seeds, bitter melon seeds, rice seeds and others. At Sharation, I present about Srer Khmer to the guests (mostly to parents). The next Sharation, I shared with the guests about programming. I programmed a rock, paper and scissors game. Cambodian people knows this game, but we never play it on computer. On that day I shared them this game and they played it on my laptop. I feel I have made them think that computer science is very useful, we can do almost everything from it.
This year is a very excited year. It brought me to a special place that I had never been to, Singapore (in August). I went there and made a team with Liger and United World College Southeast Asia (UWCSEA) students. This group is called TechUUp and “don’t give up, we’ll TechUUp” is our quote. We created this group to help Cambodian NGOs that have issues with technology. We helped two NGOs (Tiny Toones and Green Umbrella) with their technical problems. Tiny Toones had many computers to fix. We have fixed all their broken computers. We installed a new operating system (OS) that’s called Edubuntu Gnome. We also taught the students there how to use that OS. Green Umbrella had problems with there website and broken computers. I helped fix their website. In addition, I taught the students there about some basic technology like where is keyboard, mouse and etc.
Liger made two books, one about animal guide and another about Cambodian economy. Every students and some staffs at Liger involved in these books. I illustrated the animal and translated species for Animal Guide book. Next year, these books will be put in every secondary school’s library in Cambodia, which is a lot of books will be put. That way Cambodian students can learn about animal and economy in their own country. If they learn about those things they can help protect and improve this country.
On the 9th of March, 2015 I went to Pursat Province with Agriculture Group. Phearun and Mary were the facilitators. Below are my reflections for the trip.
Today is the first day of our trip to Pursat. It is also my first time to Pursat. We packed our stuff on our bus and left liger at 8:00 am. I slept on the bus on the way. We ate lunch in a pagoda called Chan Moni. The old people in there were so kind. The hotel that I sleep in is called Than Sour Thmey. We went to Srer Khmer after we saw our room. I learned a lot there. One thing that I learned is that a type of plant called Chaya is very good for our health . In our lives we can it them up to one to three tons of that plant, if we cook it very well. I also learned one new word: Moringa is a plant that is bitter, in khmer we call it ម្រុុំ. My highlight was to hear all the questions that my friends asked and how they answered them.
Today, I listened to a presentation about rice in the village chief’s house. A lot of people came to the house. Thona presented to us. I learned that there are three big steps of growing rice. First, it’s the growing steps. Second is the product increasing step. The third one is the ripe step. There are small steps in each big steps. Another thing that I learned is that Srer Khmer is located in four provinces, Pursat; Battombong; Siem Riep; Kompong Thom. We went to a villager’s house and ate lunch there. My highlight for the day was to take out the weeds from the rice field. My other highlight was to go to the public school to teach students English. It was a tired and hot day, but it was fun.
Today, I woke up at 6:10 am. I showered and got ready for the trip to Steung Kombot community. We went to the farmer’s house to see the cucumber farm. We picked a lot them. We also saw the bitter melons and long beans. I learned one thing is that they used the papers to cover around the bitter melons because they don’t want the pest and insect to eat the vegetables. The other thing that I learned is that there are three types of fertilizer to put in (the same as rice) and we need 150g of fertilizer to put in 20 L of water. My highlight was to go to the ideal farmer site and see how beautiful the crops are. We took pictures in the trellis of the bitter melon. I like today a lot.
Location of Trips Taken: ARC Hub PNH, Northbridge, Small World,
Central Market, Cham Pu Ka-ek Market
Essential Questions: How to make a business?
Course Description: Our Exploration is called Entrepreneurship. We had four groups. There are HP-Pro, Shook, Sa-art Action and CPH. Each person in each group had different job to do, like leader, marketer, blogger, designer and the people that in charge website. Every Friday, we went to Arc Hub to study with Kichong our learning facilitator. We’ve been learning some terms. All the terms that we’ve learned are connected to business. Here are some terms that we’ve learned: profit means how much money we earned ; loss means the money that loose from our business ; feedback is comment, suggestion, improvement, advice ; prototype is the sample to learn from ; insight means understanding people vision ; proactive is causing something to happen and not waiting for good luck. On the last day, we take a test to make sure that we understand all the term that we’ve learned. We wrote essay for the test.
Description: Tech Support was the first Exploration of the second year. In Tech Support we learned about technology and helping other organizations, NGOs and Liger with their technology problems. On the first day Max, our facilitator taught us a little bit about the ideas that he made this Exploration. On the next day we started to learn more about technology. We learned about the parts of computers (hardware). On the second week we had a trip to Singapore! Before that day we prepared our clothes in our backpacks. When we arrived at the airport our parents came to say goodbye to us. We were so sad but we were also happy. On the plane people were talking to each other, some people hurt their ears because it’s hard to hear up there in the sky. When we arrived in Singapore we had to wait for the checker to check our passports. After we finished the check step there was a big surprise for us because Robert (the former head of Liger) came and was waiting for us. He came and said hello to us, we were shocked. About 15 minutes later we went straight to UWCSEA South East Campus. We went there because we want to collaborate with them so we can help NGOs and organizations in Cambodia. There were seven members that worked with us. The first day that we met them we played some games to know and get familiar with each other. Then we found out our host family that we were going to sleep with for two days. Our host families were so friendly and kind. We went there and learned with an IT expert more about the hardware of the computers. On the third day we camped in UWCSEA. Also we went to the science museum to learn and have fun. Sadly on Wednesday we had to leave Singapore. When we came back we went to two organizations to help them. One of them is Tiny Toons. They have problems with their computer. We took five computers to fix at Liger. Luckily we fixed two of them already! The other organization is Green Umbrella, and theyhave a problem with their website so we helped to fix it.
If you want to know more about UWCSEA, Tiny Toones and Green Umbrella click on the logos beside to visit them.
Course Description: Our group learns about Algebra. We started to learn about negative numbers and positive numbers. First we started to draw a number line about negative numbers and positive numbers. The other thing we do is graphing numbers. It is the biggest thing we need to learn. Sometimes on weekends we have a homework to do from the teacher because we need to work hard on graphing it. Other important areas are solving hard problems. Some of the problems that we can not do we can ask the best teacher. He will not tell you a answer. He will show you a way to do it easier, faster and correctly. The goal is know all the key words and solve a lot of hard problems. Here are the key words: Coordinate Grid means the equation about graphing on the papers. Linear Equations mean that used Y=mx+b to graph on the graph papers. Slope means Y=mx+b and mx is a slope. Intercept means the place that one line and one line touch each other. Variables mean the letters the represent the number. Solve means to do the equation. Equations mean the questions that the teacher put for the kids to do. But it a math word.
Course Description: On the first day of Tech and Engineering, we learned about engineering. Its definition is solving problems by using math, science, technology and creativity. On the next day, we started to learn about the process of engineering. It is called the 5D. First, we discover what is the problem. Then, we define the problem. Next, we can design the solution. After that, we develop the plan. Deploy means improve our plan. We had to engineer the chair for the bear. The chairs for the bear were made from Legos. It was the first challenge for the class. One of the criteria was to make the chair so that when the bear sat on it, it does not fall. We also engineered the robot. We learned a lot about programming.