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Browsing Archive: November, 2011

Skype chats with scientists by Ms N Wallace

Posted by Nina Adams on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, In : Classroom Tech Tools 

Marguerite kindly agreed to speak with the St Cyprian’s School Grade 7 class on Monday. They were asking questions related to her career as a nature conservationist. Questions ranged from who encouraged her to pursue this career to what would she change about her job. The girls are taking part in a series of conversations with scientists via Skype to encourage them to consider a career in the sciences.


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Trailer Blazing by Mrs M Salkinder

Posted by Nina Adams on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, In : Innovative Students 


This term the Grade 9 English students were given the challenge of creating a film trailer based on an English text that they had read during the course of the year.  The goals of this task were threefold:  firstly, to serve as a way of assessing a student’s understanding of the text; secondly, to provide an opportunity to study film trailers; and thirdly, to give students the opportunity to exercise their creativity by using Windows Live Movie Maker (or any alternative program).  Students ...
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Microsoft Global Forum 2011 Highlights

Posted by Nina Adams on Monday, November 14, 2011, In : Innovative School 


The Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum took place in Washington D.C. this year. Our principal Mrs Sue Redelinghuys, myself and teachers Kim Jackson and Louise Clarke attended this excting event. It was an amazing learning experience for all of us and many valuable connections have been made. We hope to collaborate more frequently with schools across the globe in the coming year.

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Postcard exchange blog by Daisy Alston-Horne, Grace Berry & Iman Deane (Gr 4)

Posted by Nina Adams on Thursday, November 3, 2011, In : Innovative Students 

After Mrs Jackson and Miss Clarke met Hayley in Dubai, they came up with a marvellous project which involves us learning to blog using Blogger. This is a simple and pleasant website which allows us to make our very own blog and post it on the internet. The project was for each of us to buy a postcard illustrating South Africa. Later on, we had to research about the postcard we chose and wrote a paragraph on it. Then, we typed it onto Notepad. Afterwards, we copied our information from Notepad...
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Pinehurst Primary School Project by Insaaf levy, Cassidy Mihalik, Cassandra Scheepers & Megan Downing (Gr 4)

Posted by Nina Adams on Thursday, November 3, 2011, In : Innovative Students 
    

We went to Pinehurst Primary School because our teachers, Mrs. Jackson an Miss. Clarke, wanted us to extend their Microsoft Project. They did this by making us (the children) use Jing. Then we had to teach the children at Pinehurst Primary how to use Windows live Movie Maker. We had lots of fun when we tought them how to use it. It was nice because we got to spend a hour in our teachers shoes. We learnt how to work with other children, they were both girls and boys. We also learnt how to...
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