Thursday, 24 September 2015
Wednesday morning saw many of 'one6ers' participate in the second #KIDspeakNZ twitter chat.
It was probably the fastest chat we had been involved in and definitely one of the BEST.
I moderated this chat alongside American teacher Marianne Malmstrom also known as @knowclue on twitter. Marianne is over in New Zealand for a conference and was keen to gather some student voice about how NZ schools are keeping up with the technology kids are using outside of school.
There were about 14 classes involved who tweeted close to 900 tweets during the 45 minutes.
These were the questions the kids responded to:
Here is the STORIFY of the chat for you to have a read of!
Sunday, 13 September 2015
Okay, so International Dot Day inspired me to do things DOTTY early in the week (as I have already explained in a previous post).
How could I use 'the DOT theme' and infuse this into Science today? Hhhmmmmmmm...
I know - BUBBLES! I think bubbles are dots - don't you? Yes I am convinced, bubbles are 3-dimensional dots filled with air! Yes - I am correct - yes!
So - our experiment with 3-dimensional dots filled with air started with some discussion around a few ideas which came up:
- where do we find bubbles?
- how are they formed?
- what causes different sized bubbles?
- can we make bubbles in different shapes?
- what sort of mixture do we use?
- what is the ratio of water to detergent?
- what mixture will make the biggest bubble?
- why do they have colours on the outside?
- what makes them burst?
- how do you know?
The thinking around ... I notice / I think / I wonder was awesome and we had some fantastic discussion.
Then they got to play...