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
I saw this video on TED talks about SOLE (Self Organizing Learning Environments), by Prof. Sugata Mitra. His research and his initiatives have so many implications for the future of ICT in Education. Below is an excerpt from his wiki, about the project. Continue reading
9th of Aug, http://www.medieval.com.au/
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.