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Sunday, June 24, 2007


Categories: s1 and s2, Glaciation, Geography General, Writing and Assessment
Not long till the blog goes into storage for six weeks or so...still some work to get through this week though. I really enjoyed the Tokyo panorama exercise on Friday, and will definitely be trying this with the other s2 class also. This was an idea I wasn't sure about, in terms of how it would translate to the classroom, how interested you would be, and what the end results would be. I thought in the short amount of time I let you view the image, your results were tremendous, and I was really impressed with how you worked in teams, Well done! Tomorrow, I hope to use an episode of The Simpsons to flesh out some of the themes you have addressed in our introduction to Japan, and also your leaflets (ongoing). Thanks again to GeographyPages for links to Val Vannet's powerpoint, which we'll use (scroll down the page). I also liked the idea on the same site for origami quizzes- instructions for making found here.
Having some problems with voki for s4 recordings, I'm wondering if we should just use Audacity, and then convert the file to mp3. I also want to get this class working on an Alps wall display to replace last years. Alas, Gary's breakdancing masterclass will be no more....
s3 and Higher are still in the throws of Glaciation-Higher might use some voice too, after we have finished looking at mapping glacial features. s3 have a little textbook work to complete, but might do a little interactive quiz.
Finally, Advanced Higher did some questionnaire returns on Friday-managing to cadge a glass of water and a bottle of lucozade from sympathetic individuals along the way. Some thoughts on the questionnaire-didn't envisage having to use 'plane' as a category for 'How did you travel to...'! Also, some of the categories could be enhanced or improved, Depending on the weather (at the moment it's wild), we might do our last bit of surveying (Environmental quality), followed by the sketches mentioned in the previous post over the next couple of days, otherwise, it's time to evaluate..
I've also allowed other students in the authority access to the AH wiki, more on this later.


At 3:35 pm, Blogger hannah said...

Hello there,

I often use audacity for my voki recordings... especially since its free! However, if you are having any audio issues straight on Voki, please feel free to contact me @ talkback@accounts.voki.com

Also, you might want to try putting a Voki in your sidebar as a personalized intro to your blog! Looks great, can't wait to see more!


At 3:03 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi sir ,happy Summer holoidays!!!!

from Michael C

At 8:31 pm, Blogger Kenny O'Donnell said...

Hi Michael, have a good one, see you in six weeks!!


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