Monday, July 30, 2007
They would like you to read their blogs and comment on them as well. That would be fun but they have an extra trick up their sleeves.
To be able to comment on their blogs you have to be able to answer a challenge question. It might be a maths sum or....
What is the Bellaire Primary School Motto? Aim High
What is the colour of the Bellaire school cap? Green and white
Their school also does a podcast- you may like to listen and comment on their podcasting.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Dino stars in it as Professor Know it All! .P.S. It is our assembly this week and we are going to do a dance and a few other things.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Zach and some friends from the Waimea South ICT cluster made some animations and here is Zach's one.
Zach made this animation to help people know what to do in an emergency- he made it using Quicktime Pro. To make it you take all your photos and then go FILE- Open Image Sequence- find the first photo of your animation, choose how many frames per second you want and Quicktime will do the rest. How cool is that!
We used Audacity to record Zach’s narration. Then Miss K put them both together in iMovie.
To see the podcast click on the photo of the burning building!
We thought that we might reach ten thousand blog hits very soon and look now we have done that. What an achievement in less that twelve months. It is a milestone really.
Our blog is a wonderful way to share our lives, reach out to the world, make new friends across the globe and become better writers and photographers. Thank you to all those who have joined us and become part of those 10,000 hits.
Moturoa had a party to celebrate at the end of last term so can't have another one just yet. I wonder what our next hit target will be???
Mr H put together this video of all the things that Cuddly Kiwi has been doing while he has been in Wales. Over the holidays Jordan M is going to take him to Spain. How cool will that be!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
This is the one that I made. Do you think it looks like me?
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Click here to hear the podcast of our band.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
I wonder if Josh is able to come to school again yet with his plasters on, did Brittany enjoy the All Blacks rugby in Christchurch, it won't be long before Ryan is off to America, Elliott will be able to show you his blog and the animation we made, Kieran will be able to read you about his adventures pig-hunting and his Voki.
Have a great time and let me know what's going on by blogging here and on the Blogmeister blog.
CU Miss K
Saturday, July 07, 2007
I am so proud of this animation made in the true spirit of on line collaboration. Elliott recently attended a Waimea South ICT Cluster Lead Kids Day where he, Nicole and Zach learnt how to make animations using Quicktime Pro.
This was all fine and dandy but Elliott doesn't have Quicktime Pro on his computer at home and the school holidays have started. So using his ICT and collaboration skills he has learnt over the last 18 months of being in Moturoa he took 140 or so photos for his animation and emailed them to me in three batches at a fair resolution and I used Quicktime Pro to put them together for him after he had emailed me with instructions of what to do. I emailed him back with two finished videos so he could choose which of the settings he preferred- 2 frames per second or 6. He preferred 6 frames per second. Then I added a copyright free music track and asked his permission to publish it to TeacherTube and here we are.
This could just as easily been done with any collaboration anywhere in the world with fast internet access. I will look forward to more of this sort of thing throughout the term when I am not in class.
Friday, July 06, 2007
After leaving New York he moved on to Alabama. First of all he tried to work out what level of computer user he was. I think he is a power user- likes to show other people how to blog, podcast and use 21st century skills. What do you think?
Alabama which is another state in America. First he went to a conference of Alabama educators and they all made a great fuss of him and put him up high so he could get a better view of what was going on.
Tiny Ted tried to help people on their computers when they got stuck but he found he was better at using Apple Computers as he had had most practise on them making podcasts and blogging.
He helped Cathy Gassenheimer encourage teachers to help children learn by leading the Alabama Best Practices Centre.
When he was there he met April Chamberlain. April is going to show him all around Alabama and introduce him to a new classes when the American school year starts again.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
I am a bit behind with the publishing our podcasts so will spread them out over the holidays.
Also I just noticed that if you hover the mouse over the photo it will follow the mouse around! This would be a fun thing for our class bloggers to try and post on their blogs over the holidays.
Elliott and I have been making an animation over the holidays. Just waiting for Elliott's approval and we can publish it.
Mr H's class made this post on their blog about Cuddly Kiwi's sporting successes. These photos show Cuddly Kiwi with the Under 8 year old Cefn Fforest Soccer Trophy. They forgot to write who is the boy in the photo but I think he is very clever. It is of course Matthew B. Sorry Matthew.
Not only did Cwmcarn win the competiton.... but Chantelle was the gymnast with the highest individual score in the competition. She brought the shield that her team won in to show them in an assembly last week.