Thursday, September 29, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

All Black Kiwi



These are our All black Kiwi that we made in support of the All Blacks who are playing France in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, this Saturday. GO ALL BLACKS!!!

RUGBY WORLD CUP Mission !!!



Well done Jayden, you have summarised your information and presented it digitally, very effectively!

Jayden's Reading Activity Lesson

video

Jayden asked if he could make a photostory to teach new children to the class what our independent reading activity choices were.

He completely independently:
- took all the digital photos of children actually in the act of doing their chosen activity.
- (Mrs Harland put them into photostory)then he decided which were good and which he would delete, until he was happy with the photos he had.
- decided not to do voice overs, but to type text onto each photo. He chose the font and described each photo.
- learned that the black text, in the middle of the photos made it hard to read on a lot of the slides, so he changed the font colours and placement on the slides to make them easier to read.
- edited the spelling.
- decided not to put music to the slides because he felt it was distracting.
- saved.

Wow! Jayden, what a lot of skill, decisions and persistence! Now we have a great slideshow for our new student. Thanks

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

RUGBY WORLD CUP Mission !!!







Our Mission is to:
- 'adopt' another country that is playing in the Rugby World Cup
- find out about the team and/or the country
- decide which three facts are the most interesting
- decide which picture and stamps best represent that country
- present those facts digitally using 'decosama'
- e-mail our presentation to friends and family

Wow!!! LC16 is bubbling with excitement about our mission.....and of course the Rugby!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Story Making on the ipad

The Alien's Have Landed - By Kaia and Solomon



Kaia and Solomon have independently:

- choseen a paint and draw app. to draw a picture plan of their story
- created an appropriate title for that story
- planned an oral presentation
- recorded and checked their recording was up to their standards (using fotobabble)
- saved and e-mailed their story to people who they thought would enjoy their work.

Great story making, and co-operative working!

It's hard to plan an oral story with someone!!

Story Making on the ipad



Zach and Caitlin independently;

- chose a paint and draw app. to draw a picture plan of their story
- created an appropriate title for that story
- planned an oral presentation that included a beginning, middle and end of an narrative
- recorded and checked their recording was up to their standards (using fotobabble)
- saved and e-mailed their story to people who they thought would enjoy their work.

Great story making, and co-operative working! I'm impressed!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ipads to record why we like to come to school...






Mia, Kaia and Beatriz independently:

- thought of something that made school fun for them
- took a photo of it (or her)
- chose stamps that they thought matched their thinking
- wrote down their thinking and reasons
- arranged all those elements on the page, including size, font, rotations etc
- saved and e-mailed them to someone they believed would enjoy their thinking


WOW girls!! You sure made good use of your independent literacy learning time!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

This is what LC16 thinks SHOULD have happened in the Three Little Pigs!!

video


We Are Learning To:


- reflect on characteristics of different characters in fairy tales and offer opinions
on a better way to act/ react
- break down a story in a story map flow chart
- write a script for the characters
- design costumes and props that suite the story
- plan what the characters would be doing in the photos
- take the photos that we planned on the story map
- put photos into Photo Story 3
- add voice overs on the slides with character voices
- edit our voices so we were happy with them
- test if music was a good idea for our story
- tested some transitions to see which ones looked good for our story
- decide what voice over to use for the title
- save and put on our blog!!

PHEEEEWWWWWW!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

RUGBY WORLD CUP !!!




YES!! We made it to Rugby World cup!!

Click on the link below to go to 'Ruggerland' for games and activities to enthuse you for the cup!!

GO THE ALL BLACKS!!!

http://www.ruggerland.co.nz/

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ipads for Learning

On 7th September there is a parent evening being held to demonstrate how technology is enhancing the learning of your children at Riverdale School.

Below is a slideshow that will be running during a 'workshop presentation' that I will be hosting, on the learning and curriculum links involved when you child uses e-mail to communicate his/her written thoughts.

I am looking for a couple of children who's parents are attending, to demonstrate how we use the ipads for e-mailing, as part of our written language programme. If your child would like to participate and you will be attending, I would love to hear from you as soon as possible.

Thanks for all the support, through your written e-mail responses, that the children receive. It makes a great deal of difference to their motivation to have an authentic audience to write to.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dinosaur Day




We read a poem/song that taught us some new vocabulary!

- extinct
- carnivore
- herbivore

then we designed our own dinosaurs.

We are very proud of them. What do you think??