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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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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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.

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!

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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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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!

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!

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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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This week’s hands-on homework task is to create a self portrait picture of yourself using the app Artrage. ArtRage is a stylish, intuitive painting and drawing package that makes it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your Ipad.

I will go over it in class with you and teach you how to use the different features.

When you have finished you need to post your picture on your blog.

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

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This week’s hands-on homework task is to make your own Touchcast. Touchcast is a cool app that allows you to record video and interact with different websites. 

I want you to make a Touchcast about something thing that you are interested in and when you have finished you need to put it on your blog.

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

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This week’s hands-on homework task is to create a new logo for #kidsedchatnz. I am actually the new organiser of #kidsedchatnz and I have created this competition for all the primary students in New Zealand.

All you need to do is click here to go to the #kidsedchatnz website to find out all the details.

So what are you waiting for? Get creating a brand new #kidsedchatnz logo!

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Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate the changing of seasons than with a healthy hands on homework task that gets your creative juices flowing! This week is my last week in Room 5 and therefore, this week for hands on homework we are going to create healthy snacks to share in a shared lunch on Friday. As we have been doing investigations in Room 5 at the moment, I thought what better way to practice our method writing skills then to create our own healthy snack recipes to start spring off in style! 

So, get creating and make an awesome spring treat that is healthy and unique! Create your own recipe and then film yourself making your delicious snack. On Friday, bring a sample of your snack to class for a healthy Room 5 shared lunch! 

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Travel, travel and more travel! Many of the students in our class have traveled within New Zealand and around the world and therefore, I thought what better way to kick off the week then with a hands on homework task that will blow you away! We are going to make aeroplanes! You can make an aeroplane out of paper, plastic, cardboard or any other material that you can think of.  Maybe your aeroplane could be strong enough to carry the snail and the whale so that we no longer have to pay for their flights around the world!

Once you have created your plane, bring it to school and we will fly them on Friday in a Friday furious flytastic fly off! The planes will be judged on distance and creativity so make the sure that you make your planes wonderfully unique!

So, get thinking, get creating and lets see what colourful, strong and super aeroplanes we can make!

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What a magnificent, marvellous Monday it is and to top it all off I thought we could do a great hands on homework task. This week you need to learn how to juggle. Stephen is already a master of juggling and therefore, I am going to try and beat him in a juggle off.

So, take this opportunity to develop your hand-eye coordination and learn to juggle like a master.  

Once you think you have learnt the art of juggling, film yourself juggling and post it on your blogs. Have fun, good luck and lets get juggletastic!

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This week’s hands-on homework task is to prepare a survival kit with mum or dad. With the recent earthquakes around New Zealand I thought this would be an appropriate task.

If you click on the picture below it will show you a list of all the recommended items you will need.

If you have already got one organised then don’t worry, you are sorted! Just take a photograph and put on your blog! 

Come on everyone, lets get organised!

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This week’s hands-on homework task is to create your very own google form. A google form is a document that allows you to collect data from other people. I thought this would be an appropriate task as we are learning about statistics in class.

So how do you create a google form? Well you need to use your google drive account via your e-mail. I will go over it in class, it’s pretty simple. Below I have created one as an example.

When you have finished you need to put it on your blog and encourage people to complete it.

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

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This week’s hands-on homework task was to make a puppet pal using a variety of Maori words. Check out this fantastic effort by Bailey and his Granddad! Wow, top job!

Hands-On Homework

This week’s hands-on homework task is to create a puppet pal using a variety of Maori words. Since this week is Maori Language Week I thought this would be an appropriate learning task.

Your puppet pal does not have to be completely in Maori, only a few words or phrases will be fine. If you click here it will take you to an excellent website that you can use to help you pronounce your Maori words.

When you have finished your puppet pal send it to your camera roll, export it to u-tube and then put it on your blog.

Below is an excellent Maori Language puppet pal that Zac and Maraki made last year. Their version made it to the finals of the Manawatu Digi Awards.