Over the last week, classes throughout the school have been looking at Aviation and Flight as part of our Understanding and Exploring the World Week inquiry week. In keeping with the exciting few days past and those ahead, I’ve collected a
few internet resources to help engage students in what’s happening in various
classes. A short description is provided with each link. They are not listed in any
·http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ (NASA Space
Place has a variety of games and activities as well as video and images
surrounding aeronautics, space exploration and the solar system.)
(These videos show how to make a paper airplane that flies really well. The
best paper airplane as judged by the readers of Alex's paper airplanes can be
found on the paper airplane poll and is currently the paper helicopter and we
have an awesome paper airplane video channel on youtube for you to check out.)
(A video showing the abilities of miniature, 4 prop helicopters (just about the
length/width of a cd box) which operate independently from an outside source.
Very impressive! And a bit creepy :)
This week, Year 4 has been learning how to import and edit sound effects. We have also learned what effects we can add to change our sounds and how we can layer several sound effects into a collage of sound which can help to paint a picture for the listener. We had tons of fun!
Recently, some classes have been practicing and developing their commenting skills by visiting student blogs at various schools around the world. Commenting, like any form of writing and correspondence has certain do's and don'ts and we were developing our skills with those. In the process of writing comments, students developed their collaboration, typing, and writing skills as well as their information literacy and reading skills among others. Here are some images we've taken.
Over the last few weeks, Year 6 has been engaged in in an inquiry into the differences and similarities between Brunei and other countries. In one of my recent visits to the class we shared what the groups were working on and some ideas about how we might share the results of all their hard work. Here are a few images of the projects in progress:
We hope to be sharing our online versions of the projects soon!
Mr Lowe realised it was probably time to update the website QR Code because of all the recent changes. So, here is the new code! You try using the QR Code reader called Quick mark to read it on your phone or other mobile device.