miniLegend App 2014? October 12, 2013Posted by Al Upton in : blogging, FUN, miniLegends , add a comment
Download our app (application) from Play Store (Google) on your Android device/phone – just search in apps ‘miniLegends’
Our app is a more convenient way to view our blog as well as publish posts and make comments. Please remember that all comments will be moderated by me before they are viewed publicly. Students will be having some input as to what the app will look like eg screenshots (for now I’ve just uploaded a few pics to get us started)
In the right hand menu is a QR (quick response code) that will link to the app. You simply open a QR reader app on your mobile, point at the black and white square code (it might beep) and it will take you to the link. I visited Play Store on my phone and downloaded QR Droid for free.
Alternatively you can click the QR code and the application reday for download will open in a new window.
NB If you are already viewing this blog, you don’t need a code to send you here. Equally, if this code is on your phone you can’t scan it to come here.
It has been an honour and joy to be the Performing Arts R-7 teacher at Glenelg for the last three years. I’m very excited to be returning to the classroom and being part of a new teaching team and new miniLegend class. More to come
Much Needed Break – and Back to It October 10, 2010Posted by Al Upton in : miniLegends , 10 comments
Wow … two whole weeks away from the computers – almost.
I am quite surprised just how much I needed that break but am glad I took it and hope to catch up on all I usually do at home soon.
I’ve had wonderful holidays working out the back mostly.
Bert is still with us. She has so many baby feathers still but not so many on her head – more on Bert’s adventures soon.
Student Directed Learning – we have been looking for computer games to help us with our learning.
Primary Games Arena has so much in it.
It has Subject and Year Level categories.
For example …. We are studying Persuasive Writing
Go to English and find the game that helps you practice your persuasive writing.
Create a post on your own blog (the title can be the name of the game)
* include a link to the game
* briefly explain the game
* include your opinions and ideas using headings such as ‘The List’, ‘Warm Clothes’, ‘Water’
Explore the games from Primary Games Arena and select one to comment on this post
* include what you learnt and what you thought of the game
* make sure that no one else chooses the same game as you do (we will make a list)
* include a link to the game and its name
Have a look at this Mathematics site – we will also be using it in our learning
Cool Maths Sites You might even use it to practice at home or when you have time at school.
Here is a ‘Question of the Day’ Challenge where you can choose the Year Level.
Well the Blogging Challenge started just as we started our holidays and they are up to Challenge Four already!
We will put up a separate post how we will go about the challenge.
Already we have heard from Miss Cashen. She left a comment on our SCRAD’s post. Have a look.
Also have a look at her class blog. We will be leaving comments for the students at the ‘4/5/6 Learning Centre‘
MOST IMPORTANTLY – This is your learning.
Share your ideas with me and the rest of the miniLegends and we will take it from there.
Comments and Cybersafety September 21, 2010Posted by Al Upton in : miniLegends , 22 comments
Have a look at all the comments on Bert the Magpie
Not just my reply to you but everyone’s comments.
Thinking about what we have talked about,
leave a comment on two other minilegends’ second post.
[Here is something I borrowed and adapted from Comments4Kids
Some Commenting ‘Rules’
1) Be Relevant. Talk about what’s in the post.
2) Be Positive.
3) Comment only when you have something to say.
Be Interested and Interesting.
4) Always use good conventions (capitalisation, punctuation, etc.)
No text speech.
Who do I comment on?
The person sitting on your left and the person sitting on your right.
Please do not discuss your comments with each other as you write them.
Click start and make your way through the six adventures of the ‘Cousins from Hell.’
Leave a comment on this post mentioning
three smart and savvy ways to use the internet.
The above two activities are part of your blogging licence. 8)
Bert the Magpie – Help Please September 21, 2010Posted by Al Upton in : miniLegends , 62 comments
I am looking for advice, comments, suggestions, ideas, opinions, pros and cons … especially ask any questions you might have to help your thinking.
What should I do with this magpie??
Bert Eating 20 second video link
What’s your opinion? Please leave a comment to discuss the last question in this Prezi below…
What do you think would be best for Bert?
Class Blogging Intro September 10, 2010Posted by Al Upton in : miniLegends , add a comment
- explore AND WRITE DOWN what you think class blogs are about [maybe use diagrams?]
- Visit at least 3 class blogs to get different ideas
- use this link
- Ask your teacher for the day whether to use books, sheets of paper, a computer program (eg Word) ….
- *** Include what you like and might want to use in your own blog ***
- remember to write down or copy/paste the class blog address
- Have Fun!
[Sorry I'm away today. It couldn't be helped.
But how wonderful to send an activity this way]
Oh, and check out the maps AND comments at the bottom of our first post.
Visit those blogs as well if you like. They’re wonderful.
Maybe leave a comment (about your learning/anything) on this post??
miniLegends First Post – SCRADs?? August 30, 2010Posted by Al Upton in : blogging, FUN, literacy, miniLegends , 38 comments
Welcome back to blogging miniLegends!
Create some SCRADs [Select, Change, Rhyme and Describe]
SELECT an adjective and a noun that go together
CHANGE and RHYME one word
DESCRIBE your new idea
[An adjective describes the noun. A noun is the name of something.]
‘Paddington Bear’ becomes LAMINGTON BEAR – a delicious cuddle toy.
‘Rusty nail’ becomes RUSTY SNAIL – a metal slug too slow to get out of the rain.
Have fun with it.
We can negotiate ways for you to extend your new ideas and share with others.
You can also do this with compound words ->two words that make one larger word.
‘Lunchbox’ becomes LUNCHROCKS – an ‘awesome’ daytime meal that could break your teeth.
‘Sunset’ becomes SUNPET – I guess that’s the moon.
Make some Scrads up at home.
What can you create with your folks? Add it to the comments.
Try these websites when looking for even more ideas.
Right-click the hyperlink and ‘Open in New Tab’.