ICT


Week 5
Mystery Class
Add your name to this class shared Google Document and type up what you will be saying (you will read from this) in the video we will be making on Monday.


Group Fitness Peer-assessment


Inanimate Alice
a. You should have a written and planned your own Inanimate Alice episode by now. Please use Google Docs or Google Presentation to write up your text, storyboard, including images, sound effects, music, transisions, games etc. that you will be using.
b. Find and save all your images, effects, music, sound and draw or manipulate any images using digital tools.
(must be creative commons & save the url's for reference)
Alice1.jpg This is a photo from our Flickr athletics album, I used Picnik to create this effect.


Science Inquiry
Prepare your science presentation for next week.












Week 4
Blog Challenge
This week in the Student Blog Challenge you write about your favourite things.
you will need to include:
  • at least three paragraphs of writing
  • an image with correct attribution
  • a link to another website where you found information
Also: tags and link back.
Remember to leave a link back to the Blog Challenge website post (see below) in your blog.
Challenge 9 Sept 2011

Group Fitness Peer-assessment



Write your own blog
Start writing a blog about your last year in primary and intermediate school. Think about all the things you have done and learnt in 2011. What have been your successes and failures? What are your memories from 2011?

Science Inquiry
Plan, investigate, test and present (with full references and links) your findings using the tools and format of your choice. Your presentation, writing, and creativity need to be at the highest level you are able to achieve.
Choose one of these projects, or you may come up with your own to investigate.
1.Make an electro-magnet and explain how to do it and how / why it works.

2. Figure out why all magnets stick to a fridge when some are North and South pole. (Show experiments, research and explain you findings).

3. Try levitate an object using magnets. Explain/show how and why it works (or doesn't). Where is/could they be used in real life.

4. Find different types of machinery that use magnets and explain how, why and where they use magnetism.

5. Create and make a game based on magnetism. Provide a full written explanation of how and why the magnetism works along with drawings. This will need to be high quality and strong that could be used by Year 1 students.





Week 3 (Count down to 11.11.11)
Comments4Kids (http://brs-year8.blogspot.com) please use our class blog url to link back.
Respond to any comments you have received. Try visit their blog in return and leave a comment.
Kids with a View
or The Super 7 Scoopers

Group Fitness Peer-assessment


Report Survey
What do you think you are good at? What do you think your parents or guardians should know about your learning?
What teams or extra duties do you do at school?


Write your own blog
Choose any activity from the Student Blog Challenge to write about.
Remember to leave a link back to the Blog Challenge website post (see below) in your blog.
Challenge 8 Sept 2011
This is your chance to show your true level of writing.

Science Inquiry
Over the next three weeks you will be given time to use the TEACH process to research magnetism. Plan, investigate, test and present (with full references and links) your findings using the tools and format of your choice.
Your presentation, writing, and creativity need to be at the highest level you are able to achieve.
What would you expect of a Year 8?
Choose one of these projects, or you may come up with your own to investigate.
1.Make an electro-magnet and explain how to do it and how / why it works.
2. Figure out why all magnets stick to a fridge when some are North and South pole. (Show experiments, research and explain you findings).
3. Try levitate an object using magnets. Explain/show how and why it works (or doesn't). Where is/could they be used in real life.
4. Find different types of machinery that use magnets and explain how, why and where they use magnetism.
5. Create and make a game based on magnetism. Provide a full written explanation of how and why the magnetism works along with drawings. This will need to be high quality and strong that could be used by Year 1 students.










Week 2
Comments4Kids (http://brs-year8.blogspot.com) please use our class blog url to link back.
- http://blogs.egusd.net/billferreirae/ find the student blogs on the right hand side, comment on two blogs.
- Scary stories (our class blog) - leave a comment.

Write your own blog
Reflect on:
1. Your self management this week: using timetables, timing, getting everything done, what was good / bad, how could we improve it?
2. Our new homework method: PMI - what would you prefer?
3. The digital story, Inanimate Alice: Episode One: China - what did you think of it? Have you read multi-media stories before? What was good / different / interesting? What was your favourite part, why?
4. Art: warm-ups, tone, hatching, texture
5. Athletics: what have you learnt, what are you good at, what do you need to get better at, what was the most fun? Add a photo from Flickr.

Photos
- Science: magnetic fields
- Athletics
- Inanimate Alice

WebQuest
Complete your Science WebQuest





Week 1
1. Comments4Kids (http://brs-year8.blogspot.com) please use our class blog url to link back.
Visit some new blog buddies and use your good commenting skills.
Our Class blog
Kids with a View
Computer Class Connection
What does passion mean? What are you passionate about? Leave a comment on this Year 8 blog from the USA.

Use your own KidBlog or Blogger url when leaving a comment.
Choose one student from Canada age 13 from the challenge student list.


2. Write your own blog
Write your own blog about your first week back at school:
- include a photo from our class Flickr account.
- what did we do and learn? (see class blog or wiki: timetable, science, art)
+ any else you would like to talk about.


3. Watch this video on creative commons
Watch this video and for information visit this website.
If you take a photo that you what to share with the world, so anyone can use it or change it, but not make any money from it, what creative commons license would you use?










TERM 3
Week 9
1. Comments4Kids (http://brs-year8.blogspot.com) please use our class blog url to link back.
Visit some new blog buddies and use your good commenting skills.
Kids with a View
and The Super 7 Scoopers

2. Student Blog Challenge and Avatar
- Write your student blog challenge


3. E-portfolio update
- Choose your best piece of writing this term.
- Type it up and print it out for your portfolio.
- Paste it onto your wiki e-portfolio writing page.

- add your graffiti and stencil art to your wiki
- print out a copy of your art.
- print out your blog post reflection for your portfolio


4. Social Studies Inquiry Research
- Complete your presentations for Monday.
Presenting order:
Tech B Group
Amber
John
Elizabeth
Macane
Benioni
Robert
Katrina
Camilla/Katalina

Tech A Group
Thunder
Shweta
PJ
Rebecca
Abbey
Zechariah
Karen
Vatrina
Zainab
Damon
Ben
Monalisa
Phoenix
Mohana










Week 7
1. Student Blog Challenge and Avatar
- Write your "About Me" blog post, remember to be digitally safe.
- Create your own avatar using the sites provided by the Student Blog Challenge.
- Email your avatar to Mr Wood (s.wood@baileyroad.school.nz)

2. Social Studies Inquiry Research
- Using smart searching, research your big questions. Try the websites here.
- All your notes must be written in a journal as evidence.

3. E-portfolio update
- Add your latest work to your e-portfolio. (writing, art, technology, Glogster, sport)



Week 6



1. Comments4Kids (http://brs-year8.blogspot.com) please use our class blog url to link back.
Visit some new blog buddies and use your good commenting skills.
Kids with a View

Rua and Toru: The Super 7 Scoopers

Wha: Room 8 Melville Intermediate

Create a Google Document and share it with Mr. Wood.
  1. In your own words explain what Apartheid is.
  2. Make a table listing 5 laws of Apartheid and compare them to NZ today?
  3. What ways do you think the daily life of a child your age was like in apartheid SA?
  4. Name two people and what they did, to helped end Apartheid in South Africa?
  5. In your own words explain what 'Human Rights" are.

  6. Find (with creative commons photo and explanation) three people from other countries who have fought for human rights.
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3. StoryBird

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Moody Weather on Storybird

Week 5
1. Comments4Kids (http://brs-year8.blogspot.com) please use our class blog url to link back.
Visit some new blog buddies and use your good commenting skills.
Tahi and Ru: Stonefields
Toru and Wha: The Super 7 Scoopers

2. Apartheid Glogster
Teams finalize their Glogsters.
  1. Abbey, Mohana
  2. Monalisa, Amber
  3. Elizabeth, Camilla, Katalina
  4. Zainab, Karen
  5. Zech, Ben
  6. Katrina, Rebecca
  7. P.J, Shweta
  8. Phoenix, Robert
  9. Macane, Vatrina
  10. John, Benioni
  11. Thunder, Damon

3. Glogster Presentation and Assessment
During each presentation your group assesses the one presenting.


4. Affirmations and Prize Giving



Week 4
1. Comments4Kids (http://brs-year8.blogspot.com) please use our class blog url to link back.
Visit some new blog buddies and use your good commenting skills.
Tahi and Rua
Kids with a View
Toru and Wha
Room 8 Melville Intermediate

2. Student Blog
Write your own student blog about what you have learnt this week. (Maths:Angles - Scale; Reading: finding and evaluating information; Writing: explanations; Social Studies: Art: caricatures)

3. Social Studies
Continue your Social Studies Explore and Acquire and Communicate. You are creating a Glogster to present what you have learnt about Apartheid and the Freedom Fighters who brought it to an end.
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http://edu.glogster.com



Week 3
1. Comments4Kids (http://brs-year8.blogspot.com) please use our class blog url to link back.
Visit some new blog buddies and use your good commenting skills.
Tahi and Toru
Planet2
Rua and Wha
Room 8 Melville Intermediate

2. Class Blog
In groups write a blog about your Thursday experience: EVERY member must write a part of the blog or add an image (creative commons with credits) to the blog.
Castle and Netball photos on our Flickr account.
- Mathex
- Netball
- Castles

3. Glogster
Welcome to Glogster a website for creating digital posters that can be imbedded in a wiki.
You will be given your username and password, only your password can be changed.
Create a Glogster about you and your interests, then embed it on your wiki 'sandbox' page.
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http://edu.glogster.com


Week 2
1. Comments4Kids (http://brs-year8.blogspot.com) please use our class blog url to link back.
Visit some new blog buddies and use your good commenting skills.
Tahi
Planet2
Toru
Planet2
Rua
Kids with a View
Wha
Room 8 Melville Intermediate

2. Social Studies Research Questions
White Hat – Conceptual Understanding
Using the internet and smart searching, research the following questions.
Create a Google Document and share it with Mr. Wood. You may work in pairs and share the document.
  1. Define Apartheid and explain what it looked like.
  2. Who started Apartheid?
  3. Name 3 different Apartheid laws.
  4. Who is Nelson Mandela, why and how long was he in prison?
    Add a copyright free image of him, and give credit to the owner.
  5. What is the A.N.C? What does it stand for?
    Add a copyright free image of their logo, and give credit to the owner.
  6. What happened in New Zealand during the 1981 Springbok Tour?
  7. Who is F.W de Klerk and Desmond Tutu?
    Add a copyright free image of them, and give credit to the owner.






Week 1

1. Comments4Kids

Visit our blog buddies and use your good commenting skills.
Tahi
Room 12 Raumati Beach School
Rua &
Super7scooper
Toru
Stonefields
Wha
Kids with a View

2. WebQuest
Individually or in small groups (you must all share one Document) complete the South Africa WebQuest
When you have completed it share it with Mr Wood.

3. Holiday Writing
Type up your holiday writing into Google Docs and share it (edit not just view) with Mr Wood.

4. Blog
Copy and paste your holiday story into your blog.
Find a creative commons photo that adds meaning to your writing, add it into your blog and give the owner credit.














Term 2

Week 11

1. Comments4Kids

Use what you learnt in the slideshow above to practice your good commenting.
Tahi
Room 12 Raumati Beach School
Rua &
Super7scooper
Toru
Stonefields
Wha
Kids with a View

2. Respect
Create a new page on your e-portfolio called (firstname_Key_Competencies) Key Competencies.
Copy your RESPECT video from our wiki to your new page.


3. Creative Commons Photo Poster
Review the six types of Creative Commons (Remember to give credit)
Use Flickr Advanced Search to find one creative commons photo labeled for reuse, that 'says' respect.
Go to BigHugeLabs and create a motivational poster for "Respect", with a matching photo and motivational statement.
Add your final poster to your new e-portfolio page called (firstname_Key_Competencies) Key Competencies.

4. What have we learnt?
Term 2 has been a long term and we have learnt many different things.
Browse through our wiki and add as many things you can think of that you learnt this term.


5.Wordle
Create a Worlde of your last blog post. Go to create a Wordle.
Add your blog url. Adjust the layout to your liking.
Take a screenshot and add it as a new post to your blog.


Week 10

1. Comments4Kids

Use what you learnt in the slideshow above to practice your good commenting.
BRS Room 13 - comment on two different student blogs.

2. Blogs
Write a blog for the week. Include an image.

3.How to Password Protect a wiki page.
Follow these instructions to password protect your Learning Journey page.
==Add a widget to your page and paste in the following code==
<span style="font-family: monospace;"><HEAD>
<SCRIPT language="JavaScript">
<!--hide
 
var password;
 
var pass1="password";
 
password=prompt('Enter Password',' ');
 
if (password==pass1)
  alert('Correct. Click OK to enter.');
else
   {
    window.location="http://www.wikispaces.com/";
    }
 
//-->
</SCRIPT>
</HEAD>
 
 
**//Type in the password you will use in the place where the word 'password' appears in the example below//**</span>
<span style="font-family: monospace;">var pass1="password";
 </span>

4. Creative Commons and 5 Photo Stories (Theme: trash around us)
Create a Spanish page on your wiki (name_spanish) to prepare a space for your language video.


5. Creative Commons and 5 Photo Stories (Theme: trash around us)
Review the six types of Creative Commons
Use Flickr Advanced Search to find five creative commons photos labeled for reuse, that tell a story.
On your wiki writing page create a table with six columns and one rows, add the pictures into each cell.

Week 9

1. Comments4Kids

Use what you learnt in the slideshow above to practice your good commenting.
BRS Room 13 - comment on three different student blogs.

2. Blogs
Write a post about Trash to Fashion. Write about your outfit, what you used, how you made it and why it is important. Include a photo of your outfit.

3. Creative Commons and Six Photo Stories
Review the six types of Creative Commons

Use Flickr Advanced Search to find six creative commons photos labeled for reuse, that tell a story.
On your wiki writing page create a table with six columns and one rows, add the pictures into each cell.
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By braindamaged217

4. Contents Page
Create a contents page for your wiki main page using the instructions on Room 12's wiki.


5. Road Safety

Complete your road safety story.
Use comic tool ToonDoo and tell a road safety story, embed it on your wiki.



Week 8

1. Comments4Kids

Use what you learnt in the slideshow above to practice your good commenting.
Tahi
Room 12 Raumati Beach School

Rua & Toru
Super7scooper
Mrs. Ripp's Class (choose 2 from the top 4)

Wha
1. Stonefields
2. Kids with a View

2. Tidy up e-portfolios
- remove any YouTube videos
- tidy up and update best work
- make some pages private?

3. Creative Commons and Copyrights
Find our what the six types of Creative Commons are.
Visit our multi-media page.


4. Competitions
Visit these competition sites to read the rules and for ideas and continue working on your Road Safety digital stories.

a. Road Safety
b. School is Cool

Week 7

1. Watch the slideshow below.

Then write a blog post about what makes a good blog and what makes a good comment.

2. Comments4Kids

Use what you learnt in the slideshow above to practice your good commenting.
BRS Room 13 - comment on three different student blogs.

3. Road Safety


Tell a road safety story

Use comic tool ToonDoo and tell a road safety story, embed it on your wiki.

ToonDoo - (brsRoom13)

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Week 6
2. Write your blog.

a. Reflect on things you enjoyed and learnt this week.

b. View this rubric and conclude you blog with saying were on the blogger scale you think you are:

Beginner; Capable; Accomplished; Expert.


3. Brainstorm ideas for the 'School is Cool' competition below.



4. Turn your road safety brainstorm into a Mind42 mind-map and embed it on your wiki.












Week 5

1. . Comments4Kids
- visit and comment on these classroom blogs.
- say something you enjoyed about their blog post.
- make a connection with something you have done, share the experience.
- if you can give some advice, do it in a kind way.

Tahi
Room 12 Raumati Beach School

Rua
Super7scoopers

Toru
Mrs. Ripp's Class (choose 2 from the top 4)
2. Kids with a View

Wha
1. Room 12 Raumati Beach School
2. Stonefields
3. Matariki Digital Stories


2. Embed your Matariki Myth digital story onto your wiki writing page.

3. Write your blog.
- embed your Matariki movie and write a blog post about making it.
Think about the assessment rubic. What do you think your team did well?
What could you do to make your story better?

4. Tidy your wiki e-portfolio.




Week 4

1. Whole Class: Class blog about chair testing. Mr Wood will demonstrate embedding Google Docs.

2. Email your homework maths problem that you made up to Mr Wood.

3. Comments4Kids
- visit and comment on these classroom blogs.
http://pointviewschoolroom3.blogspot.com
http://super7scoopers.edublogs.org
http://kidblog.org/MrsRippsClass/
Each person will be assigned a student blog to comment on.
http://theclasswithoutwalls.blogspot.com

4. Add your ice cube science experiment to your wiki.

5. Write your blog.
- write a blog post about Matariki, you have this information from your homework. Add an image and show where you got it from.





Week 3
1. Write your blog.
-
write a blog post about your learning and achievements this week.
- if you are really proud of a piece of work, add it to your blog and share it with the world.

2. Add the following onto your wiki e-portfolio
- write up your setting description on your writing page, add the image as well.
- copy your groups science experiment to your own wiki.
- add a new personal page on your wiki called "firstname sandbox", this is for your creative fun, videos etc.

3. Comments4Kids [flat stanley - http://krebs.edublogs.org/]
- what makes a good comment?
- visit and comment on two classroom blogs.
http://pointviewschoolroom3.blogspot.com
http://super7scoopers.edublogs.org
http://theclasswithoutwalls.blogspot.com
http://kidblog.org/MrsMcLeodsClass3/

4. Tell us a story
- explore our new comic tool ToonDoo and tell us a story.
ToonDoo - (brsRoom13)
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Week 2
1. Embed you Myth Movie into your blog. Write your blog.
- if you have not complete your movie then, type your myth into the wiki and add a picture.

2. Comments4Kids
- what makes a good comment?
- visit and comment on two student blogs at "The Classroom without Walls"
http://pointviewschoolroom3.blogspot.com

3. Link all your wiki pages and tidy up your e-portfolio.
- Add your new myth to your writing page.

4. Activity: Avatars (how can they they help keep you safe online?)
a. Make an avatar with Weeworld that represents you.
b. Use screen capture to capture the image to your Desktop.
c. Upload your avatar to your wiki page.
d. Explain what an avatar is and where and why we use them.

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