Monday, December 12, 2011
Today we Skyped one of the authors, Kate Pullinger. Some question we asked her are:
- Where did the idea for inanimate Alice come from?
- Who inspired the names of the characters?
- Why do you never show the faces of the characters?
- What is Brad supposed to represent?
- Has inanimate Alice been recognised internationally?
- Will there be new main characters in the next episode?
- What has been the most exciting part of creating this story?
- What has been the hardest part of creating inanimate Alice?
- What advice would you give for telling a good story?
- When will the next episode - (5) come out?
Damon, Phoenix and John
Mohana, Abbey, Amber and Monalisa
Saturday, November 12, 2011
A digitally literate learner is able to chose the best web tool to suit their purpose and hook-in their audience.
Shweta has written a short but highly effective blog post that deserves to be featured on our class blog. The Edublog Challenge this week was about family, and Shweta used WORDLE to capture the characteristics of her parents in a creative way.
Have you asked your family to comment on your blog?
We used Doink during math this week, we got a task to solve our given equation with a different strategy used each time. Doink has steps like a slide show, so if you draw in one slide then click the arrow - a new slide will pop up. Its as easy as that. Some groups had to solve the same problems using two strategies and had to show how they worked it out in Doink, once we finished we had to embed it into our Math wiki page.
I personally find Doink a bit boring, but would definitely recommend it for schools, it is very help full.
Here's the link: http://www.doink.com/
2. Zainab and Monalisa
Our activity was to create a “Doink” animation about our maths strategies that we are currently learning about. We were doing rounding and compensating as well as algorithms. We were trying to visualise our strategies and then bring them to life by using the animation. We were given a question by our teacher and that is what we explained in our animation. This helped our learning and taught us to learn in a visual way so that we could see every bit that we were learning, and to improve it. One of the strategies we used was rounding and compensating. Rounding and Compensating is a strategy were you round the biggest number to a tidy number, and then take it off at the end. Algorithm is a type of strategy.
Abbey's place value by BRSroom13, made at DoInk.com
Shweta's Maths Problem A Week 4 by BRSroom13, made at DoInk.com
- Place the disk on your palm.
- Wrap your fingers around it.
- Swing the disk to touch the opposite hand.
- Then on your third swing let go with great force.
When you let go remember that the disk has to land in the boundary other wise it is out. The practises and using the techniques that has been taught by the NZIS students have really had a huge impact on all of the class.
- Hold the shot put up to your neck
- Point your arm in the direction in which you are aiming
- Lean back on your strongest leg
- Then twist around and push the shot put out of your hand (never throw it or you would be disqualified)
We have learnt how to run and the arm skills and how we stated off.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
What do you think makes a good scary story?
Ben and Macane's Story
Our Peer Assessment