Monday, April 3, 2017

Another Zoom In Story...


Photo Credit: mitchell haindfield Flickr via Compfight cc

Please feel free to start a story in the comments...

SBC - Week 3 - Activity 7 - Zoom Out

This activity needs your help. 

You are invited to build on to the story by adding a comment. This means you need to zoom out of the image below with your imagination...like who is holding the ice cream? What else might be in the picture if you zoomed out a bit? What might happen next?
Be sure to read others' comments first, and continue the story, by zooming out even further. We could build an amazing story. Give it a go!

So, here is the start of the story...


A delicious ice cream with raspberry sauce, sprinkles...AND a flake on top.



Photo Credit: Sean MacEntee Flickr via Compfight cc

Creative Commons Again

So, it seems that even though there are billions of images on the internet, they are not all free for the taking. Who knew?

Here is a post about 'Images, Copyright and Creative Commons' by Sue Waters that will help us to get appropriate images that we have the go-ahead to use. 

 This image of Cape Reinga has the appropriate attribution details.
Photo Credit: Jaafar Alnasser Photography Flickr via Compfight cc

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Biteable

As part of the Student Blogging Challenge, I came across a neat wee video creation site when I found Anisha's blog. Here is a link to her video that inspired me to have a go at BITEABLE.
My video below took about five minutes to make, and I think it turned out well. It's easy and fun to use, and produces a good quality outcome. Maybe you can have a play with it too?

Presentation 1 on Biteable.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Student Blogging Challenge 2017

This week we are beginning the International Student Blogging Challenge. There are over 3000 students from around the world taking part, so we hope to make connections with bloggers from other countries. Here is a link to the homepage of the challenge so you can find out what your tasks are for this week. The first challenge was to create an avatar to use as our profile picture. Here is one of them.
We are looking forward to meeting up with other bloggers. Watch this space.

Greater Than and Less Than

I came across this explanation for remembering which symbol is greater than and which one is less than. The 'two dots' always faces the larger number...so: In the picture below: 18 is LESS THAN 27 and 27 is GREATER THAN 18
Also, notice how the arrows at the end of the numberline are in a similar direction to > greater than, and < less than.
Tyreece shared his new learning of this on his blog recently.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Geometry

This week in maths, we started looking at Geometry. The word geometry is made up of two Greek words: 'geo' meaning earth, and 'metron' which is to do with measurement. Geometry encompasses all sorts of things like: patterns, shapes, rotation, translation, reflection, 3-D shapes, angles and many more. 

Check out the student blogs to see what we've been learning.






Monday, January 30, 2017

TOUR BUILDER


TOUR BUILDER is a new way to showcase 
places you have visited. 

I've made an example TB that shows a snippet 
of my summer experiences.




Ngā mihi ki te Kura o Hauraki mō te ranga wairua.
Thanks to Hauraki School for the inspiration.

A New Year