Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Our ICT 12 class will soon be starting a new unit called Python. If you are interested in learning about the computer programming language of Python, visit the following website, run by our ICT 12 teacher, Mr. Vogel:


Twilight !!

This popular book has been read by many young readers who have been anticipating this movie for months. Twilight a vampire/romance novel written by Stephanie Meyer. It is a story of a young girl, Isabella "Bella" Swan, who falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. There are three other novels that follow after Twilight -- New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. People should go into the movie with no expectations. However, the book is in most cases usually the better choice when it comes to picking the book or the movie.

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Here's some pictures of the cast taken from Vanity Fair Magazines

Blackberry Storm

Recently,Blackberry created a new model: Blackberry Storm. The Blackberry Storm isn't like any other Blackberry's, its very similar to the feature of the Apple's iPhone its a touch screen! . It was announced that Storm was to arrive before the holidays, but it seems that software and hardware don't quite mesh up in this product. Therefore, it is not a glowing endorsement of the touch-screen technology in the Storm. Check out this review - Blackberry Storm


This a late post but check it out anyways...

The innovative idea for the "One Laptop Per Child" (OLPC) program was founded by Nicholas Negroponte, to give children in developing countries an educational opportunity that they would never have. Last year, the students of Notre Dame Regional Secondary fundraised to purchase an OLPC XO. They purchased two units, one of which went to a student in a third world country.

On November 17th OLPC will launch their Give One, Get One campaign. There are many ways how everyone can help:

1. Tell 100 friends.
2. Bring your laptop to work or school.

Hopefully, by telling your friends and family about the Give One, Get One campaign, they will want to help. Surprisingly, there are about more than 100,000 members with XOs around the world.

For more updates on One Laptop Per Child, check out the following links:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Trism for the iPhone : Game Makes Big Dollars

This CNN article focuses on a programmers success with the game "Trism" for the iPhone .The company made the game available for download and it was priced at $5 for 2 months. Its a unique puzzle game that many enjoy. Click here to find out more : CNN Article "Trism"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lest we Forget - November 11th,2008

Remembrance Day .... at Notre Dame

It is that time again, time to fully remember those who have fought and died for our country. It is the time where we remember all the lives that have been taken in order for us to live with the freedom we have today. On Monday, November 10, at Notre Dame Regional Secondary
Vancouver BC, a Remembrance Day service was held. The assembly then proceeded with a number of slides and clips of movies, as well as skits by our grade 11 and 12 students. The grade 12's acted out the current events of the Afghanistan Wars to the song "Fix You" by Coldplay. The grade 11's reenacted the battle where the first gas attack was ever used on the Canadians and recited a poem.

A red poppy is worn to remember those who sacrificed their lives for each and everyone of us.
It was on the 11th day of the 11th hour of the 11th month that WWI finally ended.

Here are some pictures that were taken during the service:

A late post....This week, we started to work with a new coding program called Visual Basic or "VB" for short. It is similar to Turbo Pascal in a sense that we have to write our own underlying codes, though it is different in responsive events. As a class, we were introduced how to operate basic events such as creating a form, adding labels and commands. We will continue to be working with this program for some time and this blog will continually update.