Monday, September 26, 2011

Melville Intermediate - What we know about Denmark & the USA

As our friends in the United States of America and Europe have returned to school we thought that it would be a good time to recap about our students knowledge of other countries.   One of the connections that we were lucky enough to make last year was with Vonslid School in Denmark, they really have some of the best online work that you will ever see from that side of the world and its always very interesting to see their views on things.  They have many different levels of schooling and work but a great place to start is on their main English class page which you can click on and visit here.  Today we grabbed a camera found some students who were available in this case Shayne and Hayze (who is one of our Maori speakers online) and asked them to recall facts about Denmark.

Denmark: Shayne and Hayze from myles webb on Vimeo.

Other than New Zealand the second most visits that we receive is from the USA.   Even though its far away it has a huge cultural influence on us, we're about to start Skyping again with classrooms in the USA, since our knowledge about Denmark went so well we choose two outstanding pupils, Bradley and Mitchell and asked for a few short words about their knowledge of the USA

R8 Knowledge - USA: Bradley and Mitchell from myles webb on Vimeo.

Finally since this had worked so well we took both and combined them with the students from Room Eight that were in music extension preparing for our end of term concert next week.   Ronnie and Jess spoke from Room 12 spoke to them in the music room - Lana, Kelly, Shania and Shaylee.

Untitled from myles webb on Vimeo.

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