Week 7
1. Comment4kids Please use Safari browser when leaving comments! Firefox will give you an error.
WALT use our reading strategies to engage with blog writers.
- Visit the Year 8 blog and leave a comment.
How well do you work in teams?
Do you think teamwork is important in real life?

2. Google Super Searchers
<100 search results is good BUT <10 is the best!

WALT use key words and Google search strategies to get fewer but better websites.
SC: find websites that contain the information I need to answer my questions.

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How many results do you get when you search,
Recycle
in Google?
What if you add more key words like,
Recycle Plastic Bottles
How many search result do you get now?
Quotation marks turn individual words into a phrase.
"Recycle Plastic Bottles"
How many search results do you get now?
Why do you think that improved your search result?
What if you only wanted to view New Zealand websites? Try :nz
"Recycle Plastic Bottles":nz
How many search results do you get now?
Try using a + to add a key search word.
(Google seeks out the best mathematicians in the world to work for them. Google = Maths.)
"Recycle Plastic Bottles" +guide
How many search results do you get now?
Try different combinations of key words, which get the best websites?
Now it's your turn. What are your key words?


...Week 5 & 6
1. Comment4kids Please use Safari browser when leaving comments! Firefox will give you an error.
WALT use our reading strategies to engage with blog writers.
WALT write good comments.
Good Comments:
a. Make connections and give reactions to the blog topic.
b. Use proper grammar and vocabulary.
c. Positive and friendly, they invite a conversation.

- Visit the Year 8 blog and leave a comment.
[Class Blog url's: http://brs-year7.blogspot.com or http://brs-year8.blogspot.com ]
- Visit Levi's blog about the Christchurch earthquakes, he goes to Pt England school. What an amazing blog.


Screen_shot_2011-02-27_at_9.55.34_PM.png2. Multiple Intelligences WAL to understand our strengths and learning styles.WAL how to print a webpage as a PDF. WAL to upload documents to my Google Docs.
  1. Groups do jigsaw activity on MI’(Multiple Intelligences)
  2. Students take online MI test here.
  3. Print as a PDF (Teacher to model).
  4. Print or upload to Google Docs
  5. In your own words write a paragraph that summarises your MI learning strengths.
  6. Email it to me please.
3. Take the cybersmart quizz!Screen_shot_2011-02-27_at_1.56.28_PM.png ....Week 3 & 4
Tip of the Week: Keyboard shortcuts for Copy are [Command + C], and Paste [Command + V]
1. Comment4kids Please use Safari browser when leaving comments! Firefox will give you an error.
Good Comments are:
a. Specific about the blog topic.
What you liked, could make connections too, etc.
b. Use proper grammar and vocabulary.
c. Positive and friendly, they invite a conversation.

- Visit your Year 7 blog or Year 8 blog and leave a comment.
[ http://brs-year7.blogspot.com or http://brs-year8.blogspot.com ] (room12@baileyroad.school.nz)
- Here are some more great classroom blogs to visit.
CHALLENGE: leave at least one good comment on each site! Email Mr Wood to boast about your comments!
--> visit Room 13 from Adelaide Hills, South Australia.
--> The Class Without Walls are a Year 8 class from Auckland. Can you work out the percentage of NZ born students in their class?
--> Room 12 at Raumati Beach are Year 5 students who are keen writers.
- When leaving a comment choose 'Name/URL'. Name should always be your first name only, and URL is your class blog web address (URL). See below for an example.
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Room 13: Commenting on photos is like commenting on blogs, good comments still apply.
Pentagons and Hexagons: Check out Benioni and Robert's photographs on Flickr and leave a good comment.
Heptagons and Octagons enter sports data into Google spreadsheets to generate graphs.


2. What do you think cyber bullying is?
While watching this video try answer these questions.
- Who is the victim, the bully, the hero, and the bystander?
- If you were a bystander in this situation, what could you have done to be a hero?

3. What would you do?
Type your answers below. You need to refresh your browser each time you add an answer.
Agree with someone by clicking on their answer.

What advice would you give students who are being cyber bullied?... at AnswerGarden.ch.


4. Create a 'Cyber Hero' comic
Create a comic at Strip Generator about a Cyber Hero who helps kids deal with cyber bullying.
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- If approved by your teacher, you may print it out, or email the embed code to Mr Wood to put on your class blog or wiki.
- Mr Wood's sample comic and instructions below.

Shaun - Cyber Bully by anonymous
.. ....Week 2

Tip of the Week: To type a capital letter, hold 'shift' key down and press the letter at the same time.

1. Comment4kids
Good Comments are:
a. Be positive and specific about the blog topic.
b. Use proper grammar and vocabulary.
c. Offer positive ideas for improvement.

- Visit our Year 8 blog and leave a good comment.
- Visit Room 8 Melville Intermediate School class blog. In pairs leave a good comment.
- Always leave the class blog url e.g: http://brs-year8.blogspot.com
- Compare and contrast their class blog to ours.


2. Review and discuss the home ICT Survey results here.
    • Room 13 check emails at this point.

3. Watch this Digital Safety video and answer these questions.
a. What ways can you protect yourself online?
b. What would make a good password?

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4. Use your username and password to explore Sumdog.


Log in, create your Avatar and play a game.
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Week 1
Tip of the Week: if a browser is giving you problems, change to a different browser.
E.G: Safari and Firefox
1. Comment4kids
- Discuss what it means to comment online, where, why, who.
- Brainstorm thoughts on what makes a good comment.
- http://comments4kids.blogspot.com/p/how-to-compose-quality-comment.html

2. In pairs brainstorm ICT Rules & Expectations on class blogs: Year 7's here and Year 8's here.
Some example wiki rules:
http://elearningclassroom.wikispaces.com/Wiki+and+Blog+Rules
http://hccweb2.org/3s2010/?page_id=798
A web address as above is called a __url__

2. What do you think it means to be a digital citizen?

3. Please complete the survey below.

4. Google accounts setup and explore.


Extras:
--> The Class Without Walls, is a Year 8 class from Somerville Intermediate School in Auckland.