The Lost Cat

The Lost Cat

My movie about our missing cat Millie is intended to be a teaching resource for English for Years K -4.

regards

Janet

 

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Tutorial 2 (Week 4) – Happily Blogging – “Flat Rosie”

Tutorial 2 (Week 4) – Happily Blogging – “Flat Rosie”

This colourful blog full of children’s drawings of “Rosie” was nominated for “Best Class Blog”, 2012 Edublog awards.

The title of the blog is “Flat Rosie’s Adventures, I am off to see the world”.

I loved this blog as it is based on one of my favourite children’s story characters – Flat Stanley.  It appears that “Flat Rosie” is sent by the class to other schools around the world, who take photographs with Rosie and update the blog with their time with Rosie.  This allows for children to learn about geography and cultures, to express themselves creatively and also to develop their social skills.  Flat Rosie provides the children around the world with a common link to bond with in the blog.  What a great idea!

The blog is not organised in the same manner as Mrs Yollis’ blog (which has numerous hyperlinks to useful information), which means that a user has to scroll down to find out more about the blog.    The concept of the blog is, however, fun, interactive and highly educational,

 

 

Tutorial 2 (Week 4) Blogs & Scoop It – Happily Blogging

Tutorial 2 (Week 4) Blogs & Scoop It – Happily Blogging

A blog is “basically a journal that is available on the web” http://www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html.  Educational blogs can be found at  edublogs http://edublogs.org/directoryclass/?utm_expid=3915942-0.sTB70DfGTIKG85bY3mRpOQ.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fedublogs.org%2Fcommunity%2F.

Mrs Yollis’ Classroom Blog is for “third graders sharing and learning together”.  The blog won the Best Class Edublog 2012 award, and is a blog created by a Year 3 class in the United States.  Mrs Yollis has helpfully included a Wiki for teachers  regarding “The Benefits of Blogging”.

The blog is well organised with headings to arrange the many information categories available on the blog, which include information for fellow teachers, parents, and students.  The class has exciting activities paired with other schools across the world, such as the Mystery Skype call with an Australian classroom.

The blog encourages responsible blogging by instructing students on how to teach commenting skills (a worthwhile activity), privacy issues and important things to consider, such as time management.

 

 

 

 

 

My Digital Movie – The Lost Cat

My movie about our missing cat Millie is intended to be a teaching resource for English for Years K -4.

regards

Janet

 

My Scoop It site – Digital Storytelling

Here is the link to my Digital Storytelling Scoop it! site  http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-storytell