Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wordle

We had a task to complete, we had to write about what it would be like to be a year 8 next year. We had to write about it then turn it into one of these, a WORDLE! It was my first time, so this was an experience. In the end, this was my final product of my Wordle ..

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What's up in Space ??

Room 20 got given a task that I thought was very unusual, I only thought it was unusual because it was the first fun activity in 3 whole terms. Each student got a Rubric. This Rubric included every SMART from the MI QUIZ on the top, the type of activity on the left side and the actual activity, listed beside and under all of them. You could do your own smart, but I thought it would be better to do a smart I am not use to. I did Verbal/Linguistic smart, the remembering type of activity and my actual activity was to, Name the Planets in our Solar System in correct order and list 3 facts about each of them. I had a GREAT experience searching and finding out about each planet, this is what I came up with in the end. :)


NETBOOKS GALORE

This year I have really LOVED having a Netbook to work on because,

Now that we have netbooks to work with, it’s become much easier to write and publish posts on your blog. Other things that make this device much more simpler to use, is that, we can communicate and share our work much more faster than before. The best thing is, we can find more information and research quicker than ever.

Although work is much easier, it sometimes gets irritating when your netbooks starts to play up. Most times we have to restart the netbook because the screen is frozen. Our problem, has to do with the internet. Usually, the internet is down, so we are not able to do our work given.

For us, it is a HUGE difference between learning with a netbook and learning using pen and paper. For example, we have found it easy to share a doc instead of taking too much time and conferencing with a teacher, it’s simple. Toreka and I are glad, that we have a one in a lifetime chance to have a netbook for our very own use.

We have enjoyed using the netbook, the hardest thing for the both of us was, getting to know the netbook and all the little details we needed to learn. To be honest, the challenge for us was keeping ourselves away from the bad and dogey things like, games, twitter, youtube and much more, but we managed. We have got to admit, most of the time, this was an experience for us for 4 long and great terms.

If the Netbook scheme failed and our netbooks got taken away from us, we would probably be devistated and find our work much harder. Pen and Paper is not that bad, but after 1 day without a netbook, we think it would be difficult, without our little device here, speeding through our work.