Ms. Halas Moulton

Mrs. Halas Moulton teaches Graphic Arts, Digital Tech, Science, Social Studies, Make, Environmental Issues and World Issues

Posted: December 6, 2017

In response to your questions:

  1.  If a student gets removed from the trip by the school because of their mis-behaviour will the money be refunded?
  2.  If a student gets sick and needs to leave early or stay later is the teacher covered/staying with them?  What happens to the chaperone to student ratio of the group that is left behind?
  3.  Can they use debit in Europe?
  4.  Do they need any immunizations?
  5.  How much can they buy in Europe and bring back without penalty?


1) No, this not a covered reason to cancel. Standard cancellation policies apply, however if they are being replaced by another student, the cancellation fee is reduced. If the traveller/family upgrades to the PLUS travel protection plan, they could claim 75% of the cancellation fee through the 'cancel for any reason' cover.

2) If a chaperone needs to fly home with a student, they would need to have travel protection too (for the flight cost to be covered). In the case of this tour, there would still be enough board-approved chaperones to look after the remaining students, even if a particular school's ratio dropped down from such an incident. If a student is hospitalised and the tour needs to continue to the next destination, the plan actually covers the cost of an adult family member to fly over the Europe to be with the student.

3) Yes, debit cards are accepted. I would just be careful about how many times you would use them. ie. don't rely on interac/eftpos for every transactions or purchase, as the Canadian bank will likely charge you $5 every time! Instead, use it to withdraw Euros once or twice during the tour. This sort of thing is included in our pre-departure information, so we'll go through all this in 12-15 months time.

4) No vaccines are required for the countries you are travelling to, however it is recommended that travellers are up to date with their standard shots (measles, tetanus, the flu shot is usually a good idea too)

5) $800 worth of goods is the limit for overseas purchases, before you may have to pay duty. This amounts may change between now and when you travel.


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Posted: December 5, 2017

Two day research project on environmental issues.  In partners of your choice.  Must be presented to the class on Thursday.  Strongly encouraged to use lots of pictures and short video clips. Seek to show a Canadian example and one-three examples from other countries.



  • desertification 
  • ocean acidification
  • plastic in the ocean
  • enviroment as person
  • strip mining
  • loss of ecosystems
  • other


Answer the following:

  1. What is the problem? Give many examples with pictures/video.
  2. What is the economic importance of this resource?
  3. What are the long term impacts on the area?
  4. What solutions are being offered?
  5. What do you consider to be the realistic solution? *You must consider the need to  develop the economy as well





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Posted: November 30, 2017

  1. Use Photoshop and the line tool to connect your shape (you can also just wait until having it in Tinkercad and put a block underneath). Export as a JPEG
  2. Use to convert the jpeg to SVG
  3. Use Click "import" choose the svg file
  4. Tinker your design - maybe add a box underneath to hold the pieces together
  5. Export your design as STL
  6. Use Matter Control software to print (it uses gcode lol)


Posted: November 27, 2017

How ethical is it to Photoshop an image for a magazine cover and in the news?  Should there be limits?  Respond with at least half a page (150 ?words) by citing specific examples from here or others

Weekly writing reflection








A challenge to read, not well edited, spelling mistakes are distracting

A few spelling or grammatical mistakes

Good intro and conclusion, no more than two spelling mistakes

Everything is written correctly and interestingly





3.5  4




Ideas are limited and not well supported

Some support of a main idea but not well developed

Main ideas have examples and are clearly expressed

A convincing explanation with examples and details





7  7.5  8

8.5  9 9.5






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Posted: November 27, 2017

Test d'histoire - le 8 décembre

Projet d'histoire - le 4 décembre

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Posted: November 14, 2017

Quiz jeudi le 16 novembre

Jeux interactif

Je ne trouve pas un cite pour créer un jeux en français alors Allemagne = Germany, Pays-Bas = Netherlands, Suisse = Switzerland, Espagne = Spain, Royaume-Uni = United Kingdom, Suède = Sweden


Posted: November 14, 2017

Create a working Makey Makey project using Scratch.  See tutorials below:

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Posted: November 7, 2017

Choose three of the following. (If there is no equipment available work on your touch-up assignment)  



Art Rage

3D printer

($1 per print)

3D pen

Vinyl cutting


Tips with the tablet

Site to download 3D objects

Beginner tutorial

Changing filament colour

Tinkercad tutorial


(you must create an account or your work will not be saved – it’s free)



Loading the mat

Multi colour



Exceptional (85-100%)

Drawing uses several tools, techniques and shading

Designs something rather complex, no flaws or does major modifications to an existing design and successfully prints

A complex beautiful 3D object

At least two colours, student’s own design, transferred to another object and fits perfectly



Drawing uses at least two tools with different brush sizes and colours to make the drawing

Either modifies or does a simple design on Tinkercad and successfully prints

A 3D object that resembles the original

A more complex object that you traced our self and transferred to another object



Draws a simple image with several colours and it is clear what the image represents

Prints an object with some modifications like scale and position

A 2 dimensional object that resembles the original

One successful single colour print from the gallery and transferred to another object

Beginner (0-59%)

There is limited use of tools and/or the image is not very detailed or colourful

50% prints an object exactly as it came in from thingiverse

Very simple, sloppy or unidentifiable

Sloppy cutting, multiple lines not cleaned up



Posted: November 3, 2017

 Give a summary of the book; give us a context for understanding the situation in the book; and analyze and explain the author's perspective.  Also there needs to be some kind of activity that consolidates their learning of your topic.  See the rubric attached below.  Due date November 14th.

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Hand in a one page in-depth reflection comparing the five charters discussed in class.  You can discuss the importance of them, various details that struck you, controversial topics that arose from your discussions or any other topic that you find relevant.  The expectation is that your ideas are well thought-out, organized and expressed using good writing skills.  Don't just dump a stream of consciousness type of writing.  Bonus marks to an actual plan that you use to organize your ideas before you start writing.  You can write or type but you must check spelling and other conventions.  Remember - if you want people to listen to your ideas they will be more likely to think you are intelligent if you spell correctly!  Length 250 words.

P.S. I humbly admit I spell checked this and it had three errors.  There is no shame in spellchecking.



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