Monday, April 15, 2013

What About This For A Writing Prompt Team??!!

Facebook can be a great tool for learning and I use it a lot for this.

Have a look at these writing prompts.  How would YOU use them?  How will we use MyChatPak with these?  Add your ideas below as comments and then... GO FOR IT!!!!!

Choose two or three characters and write a narrative or dialogue.  What other text forms would suit this?  Poetry?  Letters?  Imagine the possibilities!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Chilling Out At Snow Planet

We had a great day at Snow Planet today.  It reminded me of being back in the middle of winter in Invercargill.  (Not that it's like that all the time!)

What a great group - so enthusiastic and we had fantastic questions to ask.  Some really challenging maths questions were asked of us too.  What ones can you remember?  Add them as comments and see if people can work them out.

Also add in what you learned about the process of snow-making and any other interesting facts from today.

Check out some of these fantastic photos!  Add comments for possible captions!!!!!!  The funnier the better!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Exploring Ecosystems

We've been really lucky to have one of our American students working with us during the past week.  Miss Fleetwood has been helping us learn about Ecosystems and how they interact.

Here are some photos from today.  Add your comments about what you've been learning.  How has your knowledge of the word 'ecosystem' changed?  What new knowledge do you now have?

ECOSYSTEM INVESTIGATION - Google Doc - add your thinking on this.  :-)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Try Out This Online Book Club

Here is a website I found with some fantastic recommendations / book reviews written by students.
There are also lots of activities you can join in with to help develop that love of books and reading in general.

I've added the address on the side bar of the Henderson Literature Circles blog and also the side bar of this blog.  What about adding it to your individual blogs too?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

An Update About MyChatPak

We're in for an exciting two weeks in Room 14!!

We have the final version of MyChatPak which is ready for us to test.  We're going to be sharing our learning with you through videos and documents emailed home and around the world to our learning buddies during the blogging challenge.

We'd love your feedback and also any ideas that you have to improve MyChatPak.  It's still in the developmental and trial stage for the next month and we will then continue to find other ways to improve it and use it in teaching and learning.

We also have a WEBSITE and a FACEBOOK page.

The confidence we're gaining in sharing our learning with others in a quick and easy way has ben fantastic.  If you're a teacher, and you'd like to help us trial this, then please leave a comment with your contact details or contact me through the link on the sidebar.