Sunday, 29 November 2015

Yvette's Manaiakalani Ambassador Presentation

Today I represented Panmure Bridge School at the Panmure Yacht club to an audience of teachers. Each school in the Manaiakalani Cluster had one representative who presented a digital learning object in their classroom. I decided to showcase a google poster I created earlier this year based around the Maori Pioneer Battalion. My challenge was to write a letter to the editor sharing my reasons why conscription of men who the government has disappointed should not be allowed. All students that had contributed to the presenting today did excellently and we all encouraged each other. It was nice meeting new people and we all said our goodbye's - for now. Below is the presentation I showcased. Hopefully you like it as much as everyone else did. 

Monday, 23 November 2015

Oral Language

We noticed that at times we struggle to explain our thinking in Maths. To help us develop confidence in explaining the way we think we have been doing some oral language sessions. This morning we were sharing our best and worst experiences in Maths. The challenge was thinking about how we would explain our thinking. The more partner changes we had the more confident we became.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Science @ Tamaki College

Today was the start of our science time at Tamaki College. Miss Bunce and Mr Malhotra are teaching us how the process of investigations works.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Check It!

Check It! is the film written by, filmed by and put together by the very talented students in Room 5 for the Manaiakalani Film Festival. We saw the idea on You Tube and decided we would create our own version to celebrate the wealth of reading material available to us from the Tamaki College Overdrive site to our very own Panmure Bridge Library. 

Inclined planes by Yvette, Fine, Sajiha and Zeba

This is the google poster my group and I created based around the inclined plane. This ties in with the work we will be doing in science at our technology. This prepares us for the work we will be doing and builds our knowledge on simple machinery. Our task was to write in 25 words what an inclined plane is and how it works.  

Inclined planes by Jasmine and Paige

Today Paige and I  made a poster about an inclined plane. We had to find out a lot of information to write a 25 word summary about what inclined planes are and how they work.

Simple Machines DLO by June, Courtney, Juanita and Afu

June, Courtney, Juanita and Afu created this DLO to show how their smart searching skills helped them find information. The purpose of making this is to understand what is a simple machine are and what they used in the past. We created this by using Google Presentation. June's favourite fact is that a screw can be able to hold parts of other machines together.

Multiplying with place value by Tiare

Tiare created this 'Show Me' to share her understanding of one way she has learnt to multiply larger numbers using her knowledge of place value.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Year 8 'Jump Off'! by Thomas

Thomas used his great photography skills to create this fabulous collage of the Year 8 boys high jump 'jump off'. He captured some really clear images of the action.

Stop-Motion Movie by Latham

Latham made a stop-motion movie for his free choice of home learning task this week. It shows two teams playing against each other in a game of soccer. Look out for the victory dance at the end!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Thinking with the 6 Hats by Sajiha

This is a google presentation I filled out based around an article about a girl being injured by a firework. This revolves around our Guy Fawkes tasks. We were given the six thinking hats to record down our perspective on different aspects of this article. Have a read of the article and see what your opinion is on these 6 thinking hats.