Showing posts with label Student voice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Student voice. Show all posts

Friday, 14 October 2016

Book Reviews...

Over the school holidays students and teachers were given the challenge of completing a book review....

Here are a few that Room 10 will be sharing in the school library, so come in and check them out!

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Monday, 9 May 2016

Matariki - Student Collaboration!

During their first week back at school we hooked into our prior knowledge about Matariki, and then combined this with some new knowledge by each group reading a different journal about Matariki.  

The students wanted to share their knowledge with their buddy class in Hong Kong.  They decided to use Google Slides after collaborating on a Google Doc to share their understandings during their reading sessions.

Groups of students working on the same Google Slide after collaborating on Google Docs.

Below is a series of slideshows from the students.   You will notice that the slideshows are not perfect, but provide an important snapshot of where their learning is at this moment in time.

During this process, students had to problem solve how to take a screen shot of their art and then embed into a Google slide.  With their teachers help, students were able to make connections to key words that would help them find the answers.  One search was worded:  'Screenshot with Chromebook'

Then we needed to problem solve how we were going to embed the Google Slide into a blog post.  With some detective work, we found you could publish the Google Slide to the web and copy a code that we then embedded into the blog post.  We had to change to HTML format to put in the code so it would work.

We also learnt how to reduce the size of our Google Slides so they would fit on the blog page.  All in all, a whole lot of reading, writing, art, ICT skills were developed this week and we are very proud of our efforts.

As always, we love your positive feedback, so please leave a comment below.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Maths Challenge - Plotting Coordinates!

Today in Room 10 Group 3 we were learning about how to plot coordinates on a grid and join these to make a 2D shape. 

After some discussion, instruction and a little practise the team decided two of the boys would go head to head, to see who could complete the challenge first.... 

At the end of the challenge they realised they hadn't read the part that asked them to make the shape symmetrical.   Once they realised this, one team was able to quickly turn their shape into several triangles.

Watch the video below to see how it rolled out.
Easy Blog Photo
The team on the right at the last minute was able to make their shape symmetrical.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Google Hangout With Our Hong Kong Friends

21st Century skills are being developed in Room 10 with the connection between two classes in very different countries.  Today was our second Google Hangout where we shared some jokes and asked each other questions.

Room 10 is slowly getting to know our new friends at the
Australian International School Hong Kong (AISHK)

Carl Ohlson who used to work at Rangikura School is the teacher of the class we have buddied up with.  It's great to have this opportunity for the students to learn about each other and their cultures.

Students take turns sharing jokes and information with each other.

 We catch up once every week. 

Our next Google Hangout will have us breaking into smaller groups and interviewing each other using our Chromebooks.  We will find out more about the different countries and cultures that make us who we are.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Class Treaty For Room 10!

Did you know that the Treaty of Waitangi was signed on the 6th of February 1840?  We worked out that was ages ago.... we think that was 166 years ago... are we right?

We decided that we would incorporate the principles of the treaty into our class treaty, alongside our STAR values.  You can find out more about what these are by clicking on this link.

We really like our treaty.  

What is your's like?  

We would love you to send us a photo or video telling us about your treaty.