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Summarising in 140 characters or less with my students

Had fun today. We watched a Hans Rosling video on poverty in my Year 8 class. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpKbO6O3O3M

It’s a great video and the students were certainly interested. I wanted a response from them afterwards and decided on the spot to let them ‘tweet’ their response. We first had a very interesting converstation about what Twitter is, who uses it (Turns out that two students are very active and experienced Tweeters) and what all the @ # and RT meant.

Then the students used http://www.lettercount.com/ to keep track of the amount of characters. Below is a selection of their ‘tweets’. The students really seemed to enjoy it. Continue reading

Medieval Day

9th of Aug, http://www.medieval.com.au/

Medieval Day

The Year 7 Medieval Day was once again a roaring success. On the 9th of August, the Holt Wing was overrun by excited Year 7 students for a fun filled day of hands-on medieval activities. Many students were beautifully dressed up and all were well behaved and eager to learn.

This was the second time I organised this wonderful event; a great and satisfying experience.
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