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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.

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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/- 1 like
- 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?