Posted in Writing

Zoom Writing

Zoom out from a picture
This is a shared writing task by zooming out, so to speak, by leaving comments. For example if the picture was a bowl, and the first commenter describes something bigger around the bowl (like a table it’s on) and the next commenter would write about the room it was in, and the next could zoom out the window and so on. The most important part is to ensure you read previous comments, so you can add to the story.

Here are some great examples of zoom posts to give you an idea of how it all works check them out before posting a comment.

Zoom Writing on Miss Scarrott’s blog 2015

Zoom Writing on Brett’s blog from 6K 2015

Huzzah – zoom out

Jacqueline – the zoom game

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What is the story? “Zoom out” of the picture to reveal what you imagine is also a part of the story.

Please make sure you read previous comments and continue the story from the last comment posted.

 

Posted in Reading

Fake News

BTN episode – Fake News: 29/11/2016

After watching the BTN episode post a quality comment answering the questions below.

  1. Give an example of a fake news story.
  2. Why are a lot of fake news stories created?
  3. Some are meant to deliberately trick people. Why?
  4. Why were experts worried about fake news stories during the US Presidential Election?
  5. What can readers do to be more aware of fake news stories?
  6. Why is it important to question everything you read online?
  7. What did you learn watching this story?
Posted in 6S, Coding, Digital Technologies

Bloxels

The ICT eSmart Team are extremely grateful for those parents who made a voluntary contribution towards ICT at Werribee Primary School. With these contributions we were able to purchase a class set of Bloxels.

I asked 6S students what they thought of bloxels and here are some of the responses:

Loki – ‘It puts your creative mind to work. I love it!’

Blake – ‘It really gets your mind thinking of what to do, it gets your critical mind working. I have no words to say how much I like Bloxels it’s too good.’

Zack – ‘They’re amazing, I love using them.’

Matty – ‘I like it because I get to make games.’

Gloria – ‘It is very creative. It’s hard to find words to say how much I like it, it’s fantastic.’

Harshita – ‘I think it’s really good because you get to create your own video game. It’s really fun to use!’

Braydan – ‘I love the way you have free choice to create whatever you feel like. It’s fun because you get to build your own creations and it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, you get to make what you like.’

Sam – ‘It’s really fun and creative.’

James – ‘Bloxels are my favourite, because it makes me really happy to use, it is so much fun.’

Press play to see some year 6 students using Bloxels for the first time.

Bloxels is a hands-on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation. They enable students to build, capture, design, play and share their very own video games.

Students can play fun games and channel their creative potential as they gain greater understanding of important topics like design logic, and computer science and demonstrate their knowledge of history, science and mathematics while developing increasingly important coding and STEM principles through the games they create.

If you are curious or you would like more information about Bloxels please visit http://www.bloxelsbuilder.com

Posted in Multicultural, Refugee week

Refugees and Migrants

This week is Refugee Week. Today you will be learning about refugees and migrants through watching a BTN video. You will post a quality comment showing your understanding of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers. 

Refugees and Migrants BTN episode 30/8/2016

After watching the BtN Refugees and Migrants story, post a quality comment with the following sentence starters;
This story made me wonder why…
It was interesting to learn that…
This story made me feel…
An asylum seeker is…
A refugee is…
A migrant is…
**You may need to do further research on your own or with a partner to create a definition for asylum seeker, refugee and migrant before you post your comment.

Posted in Coding, Digital Technologies

Robotics Workshop

The year 6 students were very lucky to experience an engaging Robotics Demonstration today. Sam from ‘Brainary’ visited to show us a special NAO robot. NAO is 58cm tall, autonomous, and fully programmable robot that can walk, talk, listen to you, and even recognise your face. The students learnt about how to code the robot and some lucky students were able to interact with him by giving him instructions to follow. Press play to see a snapshot of the workshop.

What did you think of the workshop 6S?