Friday, August 11, 2017

Ako Hiko Blog Commenting - Cybersmart Activity

Hello there, everyone, young and old.

On the Thursday of 10th August, some of the syndicate had a session of cyber smart. The teacher in cyber smart is Gerhard, he comes from the Ako Hiko Trust if you don't know. What Gerhard was teaching the syndicate what sentences start off well with positive, thoughtful and helpful comments in a Padlet. If you don't know what's a Padlet, it's a good one to share your ideas. Don't want to waste any more time, so here it is. 

Reflection : Overall comments should have lots of effort put into it, so the author won't have to reply back in the way you did or delete it. The Padlet made me think of other sentences starters. The project was easy for the syndicate.

Blog you later.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Maths Strand Creation Project

Hey there, to you visiting my blog.

On Thursday, which was yesterday, my school was creating a model only with toothpicks and Plasticine / Modelling clay. The ground material was cardboard. This task was a maths project, making a model of a tent. What we had to do was stick toothpicks with Plasticine to make a tent and also make sure it's stable. There were some challenges, especially when it came to cubes. But the fun factor was when pyramids made it stable. When I was doing that task I learnt a lot because one thing I learned is that it is difficult to put toothpicks inside Plasticine with a rather small volume, while on the other hand Plasticine big in size would shake the toothpicks which have a smaller density than the Plasticine. The shapes that I made were cubes and pyramids with bases square and triangular shaped. Plasticine was my problem because I fastened the toothpicks with Plasticine randomly big and small. It worked better when I used even amounts of Plasticine. Here are some photos to check out.

Reflection : Overall it feels like an outside experiment because it fits both indoors and outdoors. It's more like a challenge because clay / Plasticine / Modelling Clay is not a perfect fit to fixing toothpicks together. It's a bit like engineering, expect there are no blueprints. Unless it's in your head, sometimes making stuff is not as good as what you're thinking of.

Please feel free to comment and try to stay tuned for more if you want.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Digital Footprint Blog post project

WALT or IALT to make a Digital Footprint

Cyber-smart! Today Room 7 Waikowhai Primary (or myself) is learning how to make a digital footprint. A digital footprint is NOT a literal footprint. I mean the literal is when you walk on sand or wet concrete. But this footprint (digital) is data you leave behind online. Here is a google drawing of who i think will view mine and others blogs. Please feel free to comment.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Welcome to my learning blog

Welcome to my very own blog for learning. I look forward to sharing my learning with teachers, my school, my family and friends anywhere.