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  • Tracy Tindle 17 Jan 2015 3:13pm () in Game your class- what kiwis are doing

    Hi all

    Im currently working on a community engagement plan/research as part of my studies with The Mind Lab/Unitec into the use of gamification in Kiwi classrooms.  

    There is currently no research about the use of gamification in NZ classrooms so I would love you hear what you are doing?  

    If you have 5 minutes to complete my google form, I would really appreciate it.  I hope to gather what people are doing and provide a place where people can share their gamification ideas and collaborate on new ones!  

    Website (currently in production) - http://gamemyclass.weebly.com

    Survey link-https://docs.google.com/a/wellsford.school.nz/forms/d/194AjdWkIGVH0lI_KpE3GSA58wpWwiEHzwO_4lmK49JU/viewform?usp=send_form

    Thanks

    Tracy

  • Tracy Tindle 23 May 2014 12:52pm () in Smart Boards and iPads

    We have Activeboards and ipads in all our classrooms and use a program called reflector by AirSquirrels to reflect our ipads onto our boards via our laptops.  Its great and easy to use.  I also use Splashtop Streamer app to control my laptop from my ipad which is handy too.

  • Tracy Tindle 05 Sep 2013 8:46am () in Using Minecraft for Assessment

    We use Minecraft quite a lot in my class and have most recently used it in maths for measurement where students built researched and built and ancient greek village (we were studying this for social studies) and then used this to create a range of measurement tasks such as finding the perimter, area and volume of their buildings and  the perimeter of their village.  

    This is a copy of their doc they had to complete.

    Perimeter, Area and Volume Minecraft Mashup


    Remember- In our builds, 1m : 1 block.


    Use this website to help you find perimeter and area- http://www.bgfl.org/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/perimeter_and_area/index.html


    Perimeter

    Perimeter is the distance around something.  It is always represented by the m2


    1.  Measure the perimeter around these buildings.  Write the answers in your maths books.

    a.  Family house

    b.  Main temple

    c.  School

    d.  Smaller temples

    e.  Agora

    f.  The perimeter of your entire village.


    2.  Draw the floor plan for one of the family houses. Label all the rooms and the lengths of each wall.  

    Find the perimeter for each room including the courtyard.  You must rule all lines!


    Area

    Area is how much space something takes up.  


    1.  Find the area of these buildings.  Write the answers in your maths books.

    a.  Family house

    b.  Main temple

    c.  School

    d.  Smaller temples

    e.  Agora

    f.  The perimeter of your entire village.


    2.  Draw the floor plan for the family house you used in the perimeter activity. Label all the rooms and the lengths of each wall.

    Find the area of all the rooms the house you used for the perimeter activity.







    Volume

    Volume is the amount of space enclosed by a shape or object, how much 3-dimensional space (length, width, and height) it occupies.  it is always represented by m3


    Find the volume of the temple by following this formula. (LengthxWidth) x height

    Write the answers in your maths book.


    1.  Find the volume of the temple.


    Distance Comprehension Questions


    Answer these questions in your maths books.  Remember to use the correct unit of measurement for each answer.


    1.  Measure the distance around your village by calculating the following by using the fence blocks you have built around your village.


    a.  What is the distance around your village if 1 fence block=1m?

    b.  What is the distance around your village if 1 fence block= 1.5m?

    c.  Convert your answer to question a into km.

    d.  Convert your answer from question a into cm.


    2.  Using the paths you have build throughout your village, find the distance between these places.  Remember that 1 block=1m.

    a.  the distance from the temple to the agora

    b.  the distance from the temple to the furthest house.

    c.  The distance from the agora to the gymnasia

    d.  the distance if you left the agora and travelled to the temple, then to the other two             

    temples.

    e.  the distance from the school to the agora


    3.  How would the above distances change if 1 block=2m?


    4.  What is the height of the main temple if 1 block:1m

     
    Also check out our Lifeforms project at http://misstindlesclass.wordpress.com/life-forms-project/
  • Tracy Tindle 27 Feb 2012 1:06pm () in App Sharing

    We just use safari to update our blogs on our ipads.  Its a shame that edublogs doesnt have an app like wordpress where you can update directly from the app.  We also cant add photos from the ipads and have to use a computer.  Does anyone know a way around this?

  • Tracy Tindle 27 Feb 2012 1:06pm () in App Sharing

    We just use safari to update our blogs on our ipads.  Its a shame that edublogs doesnt have an app like wordpress where you can update directly from the app.  We also cant add photos from the ipads and have to use a computer.  Does anyone know a way around this?

  • Tracy Tindle 27 Feb 2012 1:06pm () in App Sharing

    We just use safari to update our blogs on our ipads.  Its a shame that edublogs doesnt have an app like wordpress where you can update directly from the app.  We also cant add photos from the ipads and have to use a computer.  Does anyone know a way around this?

  • Tracy Tindle 31 Jan 2012 5:52pm () in AirPlay Mirroring for iPad2

    I have a activeboard in my class and I would love to connect our ipads to it somehow.  Does anyone have any suggestions.  Would an HDMI to ipad cable work?