5S are participating in the global Edublogs Challenge over the next few months. Each week a new task is given for students to complete that promotes internet skills and safety. This is the second time that I have participated in this challenge and the first for my current class.
Challenge 1 requires students to introduce themselves. Students in 5S have been creating Popplets to describe their families, where they live and interests.
We are visiting Karyl Ah Hee in Hawaii this week.
Our students are often required to present assessment in a multimodal format. (Text, pictures and sound) Write About This offers a perfect opportunity to present a persuasive in this style.
As well as the provided categories, you can also create your own. Select a picture, write the task and you are on your way. Once finished, you can record your voice and upload to your photos.
I have learned about computer code tonight and I have to say that it was very enjoyable. The app, Tynker, gave an instruction and I was required to move code blocks so that the task was able to be completed.
As I worked through the levels I was taught new skills. I really enjoyed the pace that it moved at as I felt that I was able to acquire the skill comfortably.
I have only played the free game and there are 20 levels available. If you take more than one go to complete a level then you are able to try again to increase your score.
Note: There are in app purchases.
Class challenge – Create a Popplet that portrays the bat in a negative light. A strong choice of words will make your reader feel uncomfortable about the presence of flying foxes.