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Browsing Archive: October, 2013

Grade 6 animation project

Posted by Nina Adams on Friday, October 25, 2013, In : Innovative Students 


Students have to create an animation/movie that tells a story:
  • Students were divided in groups (5 – 6 per group);
  • Each group had to create a visual storyboard for their animation/movie – in MS Word using Paint for the pictures;
  • Groups had to make the characters (with clay, pipe cleaners, paper, etc.) and the backgrounds they would use;
  • They had to take a sequence of photographs, using the characters and background, that would tell the story visually;
  • Download photos and use Moviemaker to ‘an...

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Environmental Club and Social Media (by K Dallimore)

Posted by Nina Adams on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Innovative Students 
(Mrs K Dallimore is a High School Science Teacher at St Cyprian's School)  

Human Impact on the Environment is one of the core themes studied in Grade 11 Life Sciences in the new CAPS syllabus, so it was exciting to be invited by the Teaching Biology Project and the City of Cape Town to take part in a pilot study. Ten schools were elected to become involved in this project.

Each school was paired with a partner school in order to conduct an investigation/research on aspects of human impact on t...

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Flipping the High School classroom by Sarah Chapman

Posted by Nina Adams on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, In : 21st Century Classroom 
(Sarah Chapman is a High School Science teacher at St Cyprian's School)


Three St Cyprian's School teachers attended a Progro entitled ‘Flipping the classroom’. It was run by John Gibbon (ex-headmaster of Westerford) and his son, Jeremy Gibbon (headmaster of Pinelands High School).

What is flipping the classroom?
‘To flip’ is to turn something over. So a teacher who flips a classroom, is encouraging the students to do what would normally be done in a classroom (often theory learning) with...

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