Class Twitter Account

Breaking news, for the rest of the term I’m going to experiment with a new way of sharing our learning in R5! Instead of using our class blog to share our learning I am going to use our class twitter account!

I have been blogging in my class for the last 5 years and over that time our class blog has won numerous awards (Interface Blog of the Year, Edublog World Blog of the Year nominee). I have thoroughly enjoyed blogging but think it is now time for a change!

So from now on we are going to use our class twitter account, @PalmyKids, to share with the world! Our class twitter account is already very active as we use it to take part in Kidsedchatnz and connect with other classes around the globe.

I think by using our class twitter account we can share more easily and more often. It also means that the kids can be responsible for the sharing as well.

Basically we will be sharing the same stuff (photos, videos, learning, etc…) but on a different platform.

You don’t need a twitter account to see what’s happening all you need to do is click the picture below and read the timeline!

Let me know what you think, I’ll be interested in your thoughts!

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Hands-On Homework

This week’s hands-on homework task is to create a place of worship using Minecraft.

Since everyone is really enjoying using Minecraft and later in the term we are building ‘The City of Ember’ (Our class chapter book) I thought it would be useful to create another Minecraft task.

There are no restrictions on your place of worship, just make it amazing! If you are looking for some ideas below is an example made by a child in another class!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your Ipad and get creating!

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Kidsedchatnz Session

Today was another fantastic Kidsedchatnz session! We had 25 classes taking part (that is a record!) and recorded 801 tweets in the hour session!

It was also great to see 8 new classes turn up for the session!

Here’s a few photos of some of the classes taking part!

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Hands-On Homework

This week’s hands-on homework task is to use the Minecraft app to create something.

Since we are going to use the Minecraft app to create the City of Ember (the book we are reading in class) I thought this would be a chance for you to get to know the app.

There is no restrictions of what you build, it’s your choice!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your Ipad and get creating!

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Hands-On Homework

This week’s hands-on homework task was to use the CoLAR app to create an augmented reality picture. Check out these efforts from Rosalind and Grace.

Kidsedchatnz – Tweet of the Week

Each week for Kidsedchatnz we have Tweet of the Week. Check out the video to see who won!

Kidsedchatnz Session

Wow, what a great Kidsedchatnz session we had yesterday! We had 20 classes involved and recorded 853 tweets in one hour! That’s a Kidsedchatnz record for most classes and most tweets!

Well done everyone, I wonder if we can reach 1,000 tweets next week?

Anyway here are some photos of the classes taking part!

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Interface Magazine Awards

Wow, I just found out that Kidsedchatnz has made it into the finals of the Interface Magazine Awards for Best Teaching with ICT! How cool is that!

A big thank you must go out to Pascal (Founder of Kidsedchatnz) and all the classes that support Kidsedchatnz (especially our regular classes @Rm1HNS, @VardonRoom7, @LittleGiants7, @PalmyKids, @Room2Smarties and @MKKRm2). Without you guys Kidsedchatnz would not work!

If you want to check out all the finalists just click here. 

Also you get to have a say in who wins through a voting process. All you need to do is click on the picture below and it will take you to the voting page. Kidsedchatnz would love your vote!

Voting closes on Wednesday 6th November and the results are announced in the next episode of the Interface Magazine! Fingers crossed!

Hands-On Homework

This week’s hands-on homework task is to use the CoLAR app to create an augmented reality picture.

What you need to do is take one of the colouring page templates from me at school and colour it in the best you can. Then you need to download the CoLAR app and use it to scan the picture.

What happens? Well your pictures come to life! Watch the video below to find out more!

So what are you waiting for! Grab your pictures and get colouring!

Canadian Challenge

Last week Mr Toft’s class in Canada challenged us to an Over and Under Challenge. Mr Toft’s class has challenged us many times over the years so we thought we would accept!

Watch the video to see how we went!

Gold Medal Award

Congratulation goes to Ana in our class for winning the Gold Medal in the English ICAS Exams. Ana’s mark was the highest in all of Australian and she will be going to receive her medal at a special ceremony later in the year.

Well done Ana, we are all very proud of you! Here’s a little video of her receiving her results at assembly!

Hands-On Homework

This week’s hands-on homework task is to create a poster advertising Kidsedchatnz using the cool app Phoster. Phoster is a cool poster making app that has lots of cool templates. I thought this would be an appropriate task as R5 have taken over Kidsedchatnz and this would help advertise the concept.

Your poster must include information about Kidsedchatnz like time, date and blog address.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your Ipad and get creating!

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Plurals

In spelling time R5 have been learning about Plurals. Check out this Haiku Deck that Zac made to help him learn the rules!

Hands-On Homework

This week’s hands-on homework task was to make a slideshow about similes using the app 30 hands. Check out this awesome effort from Aye!

Champions

Congratulation to the Russell Street School Y3/4 Basketball team for winning the A grade in Manawatu!

They beat Parkland in the final 60-20 and went through the season unbeaten! Champions!

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Tweet of the Week

Today R5 took part in Kidsedchatnz and they did a great job! Check out this slideshow of the highlights and Tweet of the Week!

Hands-On Homework

This week’s hands-on homework task is to make a slideshow about Similes using the app 30 Hands. 30 Hands is a cool app that allows you to make slideshows using pictures and audio.

What you need to do is write 10 similes and use the 30 Hands app to make a slideshow presenting your similes with pictures and audio.

You can download the 30 Hands apps for free and I will go over in class how to use it.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your Ipad and get creating!

Hands-On Homework

This week’s hands-on homework task was to create a picture using the app Artrage. Here are a few of the students who took up the challenge!

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