Sunday, 17 December 2017

We went further by organizing digital media by sorting them through a 3 ringed Venn diagram so that we could understand the different uses of the new age tools.

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Taking information from our grandparent interview we worked in three different groups to work on creating an animated presentation using Powtoon to show -
How life was before digital media
How life was when the digital media was introduce
How it has become now

Watch our Powtoons here - 🔻

Learning how to organise our drive

We moved on to exploring the Google drive to understand how to organise our drive using folders and correctly naming documents

We visited our library to find out how we organize our library digitally. Thank you Ms. Julie and Prashant Sir for the informative session.


Skype time
We had a surprise guest from China, our ex teacher Ms. Jessica and Ms. Cecilia came into our class through Skype. We spoke to them in Spanish and learnt a few things about China from them.

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We believe that debating is an excellent way for students to
  • Develop excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Develop excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Develop effective tools for research, organization and presentation.
  • Develop strategies to overcome fears of public speaking
  • Discover the confidence and desire to participate in all academic classes.

So what better way to develop these but to get into a debate with a school across miles in Pakistan to share our perspective on why this age of digital media is better than the age without digital media.

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    Mystery Skype
We also had a Skype with a school in Namibia, South Africa.  We gave each other clues to help us locate where we were from. We used our research skills to look through the world map to find out where our mystery friends were from.

Preparing questions/clues for the Mystery Skype

Using our research skills to locate the mystery country from the clues given

Finally meeting our mystery friends

Evaluating a website
We all know that the web provides access to some excellent information… and some which is out of date, unsupported or just wrong! How can you tell which are the good sites? We have been learning about what are the different things we need to keep in mind when we are on a website.

        Reflecting using the 3-2-1 Strategy

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Digital Footprint
Once we were aware of the different things we need to keep in mind while researching we moved on to understand what a digital footprint means.

                                           Jigsaw Sharing
To understand what it means we read different texts and looked at videos.  We wrote down what we learnt on stick notes


4-corner sticky note activity
We then came together and shared what we had learnt through the different texts and videos with our new group members. Using the 4 corner strategy we reflected on our learnign and as a group then came up with one definition of what a digital footprint means.

Digital Citizenship
We have been busy learning about how to be a responsible digital citizen. The different games in the digital passport from common sense media has helped us understand our responsibility while on the internet.

In literacy, we have been learning how to write an e mail. We wrote e mails to our friends and family to take Stanley for an adventure around their hometown. We are awaiting their responses.

In Math, we have been exploring the concept of division.

Music Assembly
We have been learning how to read musical notes. This assembly we presented the same through the Do Re Mi Fa.... song

We also showed our learning in French/Hindi/Spanish through a puppet show