- 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' directed by Stephen Chbosky
- 'The Intouchables' directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano
- 'The Lovely Bones' directed by Peter Jackson
Friday, 9 September 2016
Film Booklets - Visual Text Analysis (The Lovely Bones, The Intouchables, The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
After the Byte Sized PLD emails I've been sending out we were discussing how we needed to move towards more practical sessions as well as the emails.
Donella came up with the awesome idea of Byte Sized Practical and in the last week we've taken this idea and run with it. So... here's where we are now.
Sessions run by staff - for staff. Empowering on it's own and hopefully SUPER successful.
My hope is that we'll be having more people come along to these sessions in the staffroom and taking advantage of our colleagues sharing their practice. What would be even cooler is more teachers feeling confident to share their learning with staff in future sessions next term.
We don't expect staff members to sign up to these sessions - but hope that they'll pop in. Get what they need and carry on with their day.
Having these sessions in the staffroom will make it more obvious, informal and relaxed. Hopefully staff will feel more comfortable in this setting.
Having this bigger space will also mean we can have small break out spaces when needed for more in-depth discussions or collaborative group projects.
Perhaps soon we will have student sessions being run - for students by students :)
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
A colleague asked me if I could do some videos on different comic making apps there are that might be useful for her students.
Here they are:
Powtoon - Video Tutorial
Storyboard That - Video Tutorial
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
After my social studies lesson today I asked two of the boys to stay back to talk about their lack of participation. We had started a new partial unit within our larger one around Exploration.
Today they were asked to become the explorers and plan their O.E. The rest of the class were crazy engaged. Thinking and dreaming big.
At the end... I asked these two boys why I wanted them to participate in this particular project... he said, "Because you want to see us succeed in life."
This. All of this. Now to get him to dream bigger than going further than Taupo and Auckland.
Let me know what you think!