Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Go Check these wonderful blogs out

At the moment, although its the school holidays all the teachers are working hard at preparing for the start to the 2010 school year. One of the pleasing aspects of the holidays is that it allows ourselves to look online at what other students and teachers from around the world are doing. Three sites that I visited from the last few days I have really enjoyed. The first is a blog in the UK - North Nottinghamshire called "PreistSic5" a class of 9 and 10 year old students, they have just started putting up some clever posts one of which asked people to put pictures of their classroom up (hence the slide show). Their blog is really got some good ideas on it!

Secondly I found a blog in Africa, in Tanzania the International School of Tanganyika's Grade Two site, the work that is going online from there is truly superb, a real great quality to it and a wonderful site. Wonderful to have a chance for your students to travel to Africa too!

Finally I also found Miss Noshie's Classroom site from Beirut, Lebanon. Again a wonderful opportunity for your students to go somewhere different and to experience students living in a different environment, I didn't know for instance that it snowed in Beirut in Winter!


  1. Thanks for the links. We will check them out in class when students return tomorrow :)

  2. Classrooms look and feel like ghost towns over summer! I am now thinking that wikispaces and blogs get the same deserted feeling... I am looking forward to the (deClairers) Super Scoopers returning! This group of Year 5 and 6 children really look up to you as cyber role models! We are looking forward to seeing what you are up to this year! Enjoy 2010!

  3. @ Mr Lamshed - yes it seems that you've gone back the week before us, can't wait to make contact with your students and fingers crossed we might end up seeing you and your students at some point!
    @ Mrs Bee - as soon as your 2010 site is up and running let us know very keen to keep an eye on your students and all your great ideas!

  4. Thanks for the kind words and the link to our G2 blog! IST students are looking forward to working with you in the coming school year. We are excited to have such a great connection in NZ! Again - looking forward to some fun projects! We have to learn the Haka!!!

    Mikey McKillip
    International School of Tanganyika