Just found a moment to finally reflect on the Voicethread that I set up with our Year Four Children. The idea was to write cinquains based on pictures. The other children from around the world would upload their cinquains based upon the same pictures. This would allow lots of discussion about the poetry etc and provide [...]
Entries from May 31, 2008
Our year 4 children have been working on adverts for different subjects at school. They’ve used Animoto’s free 30sec option. Here’s the music result.
May 20, 2008 · No Comments · Writing, Year 4
Here is some work I did yesterday with some Year 4′s on writing cinqains. Really simple to get them recorded onto Voicethread at the end of the lesson. I’m going to try online and see if any other children from around the world want to write their own and then upload them to the same time. [...]
May 20, 2008 · No Comments · Google Docs, History
We had a really successful few lessons recently using shared documents. The children collaborated on a shared document to find out information about the life of John Lennon. There was some fantastic stuff going on in the classroom and everyone was totally engaged. There were of course still frustrating issues with bandwidth / speed but they [...]
May 15, 2008 · 7 Comments · Google Docs, History
Inspired by Tom Barrett and his comprehensive blog on using Google docs I decided to have a go at my own project with my year 6 children. Aim To use Google docs to create a shared word document relating to our History topic which was post war history through the eyes of John Lennon. What Happened First [...]
May 7, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized
Should you be interested in following the every move of this blog on your mobile then you can on: http://mrkpmobile.mofuse.mobi/ To make your own try Mofuse Thanks for the idea John
May 7, 2008 · No Comments · MfL
Really great idea form a colleague – she put a wigit on her desktop showing the weather in the two town that we’re working with in France and Spain. Simple, effecitive quality.
May 2, 2008 · No Comments · Tools
Got this idea from Mark Warner works really well as a quick project. I’m going to use audacity to get the children to record their own poems over the top of a track and then publish it using that. Tip: take the photos at low res to speed upload.
May 2, 2008 · No Comments · Tools, Year 6
Really excited by Google Sketchup looks like it could be absolutely fantastic in the classroom! I’ve just had a five minute mess around on it and already I’ve managed to create my first building. I’m looking forward to using it for a QCA Design and Technology unit that we do in Year Six on shelters. I [...]