Going Global – The Magazine!

Screen Shot 2014-12-07 at 5.51.49 pmThe technology we have at our fingertips, and the incredible possibilities offered to us never cease to amaze me… Here we are, 8 months into our first blogging experience, and we actually have created our own magazine, thanks to “Flipboard”.

Do click on the image above, or on the widget on the left hand side, and you’ll be taken to our very first Going Global magazine. In this very special edition, you will find a selection of the most exciting blog posts from our class blog: exciting because they corresponded to milestone events for our class… our excursion to see the amazing Chooky Dancers, or when our class poem was first published… there were many such thrilling moments in 2014.

The magazine also showcases posts from each of our students. The posts have been selected to show the variety of media that the students have learned to use this year, to create interesting and stimulating content.

As this year draws to an end, I’d like to thank the amazing and tireless educators who make blogging such a rewarding and stimulating experience for students and teachers worldwide. My heartfelt thanks go to Sue Wyatt, who organises the wonderful Student Blogging Challenge, and to Julia Skinner, the creator of the ever-inspiring 100 word challenge.

We have learnt so much this year, I can’t wait for 2015, to start all over again!  😉


Piper: Endangered Animals – An Issue I Care About!

Hello this post is about endangered animals.This is to make people more aware of the animals around them so they can  keep them safe. Here is a short list of some endangered animals.

  • asian elephant
  • blue whale
  • chimpanzee
  • giant panda
  • green turtle
  • sea lion
  • snow leopard
  • golden tabby tiger
  • bonobo
  • galapagos penguin
  • hectors dolphin

There are many more so in this post I will try to tell you about how we can help save some endangered species . One thing we can do is to recycle old and unused objects to stop cutting down trees.  People are catching sea animals in big nets and cutting the fins or tails off and putting them back to die in the water.Another way we can help is to donate some money to groups that are trying to help endangered.

Piper Taxgedo

This is a tagxedo about endangered animals

If you have art enthused children maybe they could make rock pets or make a twig  person this is good because then we are not making pollution to harm the animals territory.We can also walk or ride your bike to school to stop pollution in the air.

I hope that you take every thing into account when you buy something next so you can try and make it recycled.

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SBC 2014: Three Generations, One Small School

Book extract circa 1950s

Book extract circa 1950s

Harry R, a current student in Year 5, has interviewed his Dad and his Pa, who both went to Mil Lel PS. Harry’s Dad attended from 1977 to 1984, and Harry’s Pa was a student at Mil Lel between 1942 and 1949. Click on the file below to listen to Harry’s excellent interview and discover how things have changed in the span of 3 generations at Mil Lel Primary School!



SBC 2014: Our Favourite Places At School

This week, the Student Blogging Challenge was all about schooling… And we got really inspired! We’ve got a few creations in the pipeline that we will be posting next week… Watch this space!

Here is our first one: the students took photos of their favourite place at school, then they enhanced the photos using a free app called “Snapseed”. We used Thinglink to make this photo collage interactive: click on the collage, and icons will appear. Each icon will take you to the blog of the student who took the shot. There, you will be able to read an explanation as to why this is a favourite spot for this particular person. 🙂



Levina: My Favourite Place At School

My favourite place at school is the big tree because its very old and has been at Mil Lel for a long time! It’s fun to climb, when you’re a year 7 at the end of the year you get to write your name where ever you like in the big tree. Sometimes I climb it and go and look at all the names in the tree over all the years.


#inequality: Piper’s Post

Through the Student Blogging Challenge, we are participating in Blog Action Day 2014 (BAD2014). The theme of BAD2014 is inequality.

We reflected about the concept of inequality as a class, what this means to each of us as individuals, and what we can do (or are doing) to address some inequalities in the world.

For their Student Blogging Challenge task this week, some of our students chose to write posts about inequality, and what this means for them. Here is Piper’s post:

Inequality is something that is not equal in the world for example if there were five lollies in a bowl and you had two people to share them between, one person would get 3 lollies and another would get two this is unequal.

In the class we are getting together with some migrants [most of them are refugees]. They are in a class together because their English isn’t at a very high level. We sent them a survey to see what their answers would be. A couple of the kids said that they find it hard living in Australia because some people “give them the finger” and that makes them upset.This is an example of inequality because these people give them the finger just because they are different.

We are going to meet up with them to help them write a book  so they can develop their English more. I am looking forward to this.

By UNESCO, via Wikimedia Commons

By UNESCO, via Wikimedia Commons


Student Blogging Challenge 2014: Learning So Much From Others!

We are all loving The Student Blogging Challenge, and we have all been learning many new blogging skills. A huge thank you to Miss Wyatt and Miss Waters for creating and coordinating this awesome challenge!

For our latest discovery, we have to thank Warrior Kat, a student in America, for showcasing Thinglink, an awesome tool that helps images become interactive.

Our first Thinglink creation is an interactive poster of our class’s favourite reads… First click on the picture, then hover over the books’ pics to read our rave reviews!