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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Slideshow sideshow

Categories: Rural, Advanced Higher, s1 and s2

Trying slideboom out, as scribd is displaying nothing but empty boxes on school network (some problem with Java, I've been told). This powerpoint has lots of notes attached if you go to the slideboom page, but the way you'll (Higher) be looking at it tomorrow will rely on your own interpretation of the images to help you understand this agricultural system. This might be something we do in small groups.
I never got round to doing Pearsons product today with Advanced Higher, but we'll cover this tomorrow. I will need your T tasks and other assessments in your folders this week, as you've already had quite a bit of grace on this one :-0
s2, or some of you have submitted your first edmodo homework. I am pleased at the quick responses after the class just learning how to use it today. I'm sure you'll agree it's pretty intuitive and easy to find your way around. I'm really pleased with the quality, but you'll see that from the individual feedback I gave you. I just want to re-iterate it on these pages too as sometimes it's a bit too easy to forget the praise during class time. Well done!
s1 today had a lesson which I'll be repeating with tomorrow's class. We started the period with a random name picker from classtools. I asked questions based on the work we've done on Brazil so far. I introduced some silly forfeits, kind of based around the idea of John Davitt's learning generator. These weren't punishment, just another way for students to think about the topic. I have a limerick about tribal lifestyles, a Rio rap, a text message with 140 characters, and a Portuguese song and dance about Brazilian cities to look forward to. Children seemed to enjoy the activity, if only for the random nature of the tasks! We then spent some time finishing a letter about Amazon development and moved on to the Paraisopolis picture mentioned yesterday, split in two and asking pupils to guess what links the pictures. Hopefully, I'll get through this just a bit quicker tomorrow and then it's the weekend :-) :-) :-)


At 1:25 am, Blogger Jeff O'Hara said...

Congrats on your first day with Edmodo. Glad you find it easy to use and very intuitive. If you ever need anything, just give us a buzz and we will do our best to help out.


At 3:15 pm, Blogger tempus fugit said...

Hello Kenny
What kind of portuguese music and dance are you using?

I hope it is translated or do you understand my language?

At 9:52 pm, Blogger Kenny O'Donnell said...

Thanks Jeff, I'll keep that in mind. Hi Pedro, Happy New Year! Obrigado is about the extent of my Portuguese, but I am asking a couple of the girls to do something which we'll translate into Portuguese through the web (probably Frengly) and maybe check with one of the Depute Head teachers, who has a part degree in Portuguese. She has helped out with translation in the past.


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