Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Week 9 CyberSmart in Room 8 - 'Blogger Profiles"

Kia Ora everyone!

This week for CyberSmart we are learning about Blog Profiles, and rather than you just read what I have to say about what we did, I thought we'd do things a bit differently! I'd love to hear what you have to say in the comments about what we have to say. 

Here is what me (Mr Ferguson) and a few of our students had to say about what we covered in this session:
Here's what Michael had to say about today's session:  

Here's what Lucretia had to say about today's session:  

Here's what Richard had to say about today's session:

We hope that you enjoyed looking at this different type of content today! Please leave any feedback that you have about our class' learning and if you enjoyed watching the clips. 

Have a great week!

Mr Ferguson and Room 8

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa in Room 8

Talofa lava everyone, 

Week 7 of Term 2 marks Samoan Language Week or Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa. 
To commemorate this at Wesley Intermediate week, we have been doing a few things.

Each day there is a phrase that students have to translate in order to get house points for their house. 
Below are the slides that we have been viewing each day with the phrase. Do you know what answers to these questions are??
In addition to this, we have also been having a house volleyball competition. Windsor played off against Marlborough for the 3rd/4th play off at morning tea today, and Sandringham are playing Edinburgh at lunchtime to see who the champions will be! 

We also have a Pasifika-themed mufi day on Friday!

Faafetai and alofa atu,
Mr Ferguson 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

CyberSmart Term 2 - "What we Share"

Today we had our first CyberSmart session back in class with Phil. The focus was "What we Share' - the idea of looking at our personal information and deciding whether or not it is safe to post on the internet or not. We started off by looking at a really interesting YouTube clip with a social experiment conducted by a cafe. They got customers to like their Facebook page, and then the barristers wrote on their coffee cups all of the personal information that was available for people to see from their Facebook profiles. Needless to say, the customers were stunned that this was all visible to anyone who wanted to see! Our students were quite shocked about what they saw in the video, and it was a great way to start off the lesson.

The next part of the lesson got students to SMURF a set of Google Slides and categorise the information listed into either "public" or "private". There were a number of different opinions amongst the class as to whether certain pieces of information should be kept private or if it was ok to be shared. Another great task!

The 'Create' part of the lesson gave students the choice of 3 tasks: design a poster on Google Drawings which taught about the information that should be shared publically or kept private, using ScreenCastify to make a TV advert, or a 'Pick-a-Path' Google Slides which helped people learn about smart sharing options. The class really enjoyed this part of the lesson!

After this, the class did their blog posts. 
Below, you will find a selection of the finished Create tasks from the lesson. 

Here is John's TV add - how cool?!

Here is an awesome poster which Natalia and Lucy created!  
Here is a 'Pick-a-Path' slide quiz that Richard put together. Very cool, Richard!

Friday, March 6, 2020

CyberSmart - Session 1

 Room 8 had a great first session this week with Gerhard and Phil. We learnt about Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and how we can use them to share information or an idea with others.

Here are some photos of our class working hard on their ideas!