Thursday, 16 March 2017

Promos are everywhere, do you think about their purpose?

Yesterday I gave three students the task of promoting rippa rugby and its benefits.
They have learned from previous task to first 'unpack' the task. They need to make sure they understand what they are trying to achieve.

Tehana and Rangimarie identified the keywords promote and benefits and went about learning what they meant. Only when they understood the task did they co-create a success criteria. They decided what they could do to successfully complete this task. After feedforward, this was what they decided to would make their task successful

Make our presentation feels exciting for viewers by using music and fast paced images and videos
Choose words and phrases that will encourage our viewers
Communicate in words and pictures the pros of sports
Include the viewer by using the word 'you'
The tool they chose to use was Imovie trailer. Do you think they were successful? What could they improve on?

Another group, Charlee, Zephaniah and Kohl-lee were set the task of creating a movie that  informs  viewers about the tournament thay went on this week.
Again, this group is successful.
Why? They made sure they knew what inform meant. The created a plan and a success criteria. After that, they got feedback. THEN and only then, they put their plan into action. In this group everyone followed the Collaborative Norms. They all listened to each other. They all had a part to play.
I only saw this as finished product today. 

Friday, 10 March 2017

Respecting our Learning Tools

This week I have been teaching how to look after our devices. It is important that all students follow the Kawa of Care so they are making the most of their learning opportunities and protecting chromebooks from being damaged.

Teaching this and learning about how to follow the Kawa is Care it is very important. If accidents happen and the Kawa of Care was not followed then chromebooks would not be covered by insurance. Whanau would be faced with a huge bill to fix or replace  the chromebook. No one wants that!