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Lots Of Laughs

Lately our students have been working on jazzing up their “All About Me” pages, so their page visitors are interested by the content they read, and are hopefully more likely to leave a comment, thereby starting a global conversation!

All of our students researched a joke and created a Voki to speak the joke on their page. A learning by-product of this activity was about punctuation: unless we type our text with correct punctuation, the Voki (after all, they’re only as smart as we make them!) won’t speak the joke intelligibly… We had to think hard about full stops, commas, spaces and general spelling… an excellent exercise in literacy.

Here is Will’s Voki:

For more laughs, head over to our students’ blogs and go to their “All About Me” pages!

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Can we please do poetry?………………. Yes!

Such a nice request to hear from the children! Thanks to the Poetry Object project, we have had fun learning about different techniques to help us, amateur poets.

One original activity we did a couple of weeks ago was suggested by Chris Betcher and Paul Hamilton. Using the iPads, we took screenshots of non-fiction texts and used the app “Skitch” to block out all the text but the most inspiring words or phrases. At the end of the exercise, the remaining words/phrases were used to compose a poem.

The students then used Vokis to bring their poems to life. Here is Eliza’s and Bri’s Voki:

Visit our students’ personal blogs to listen to and view their Vokis!