Thursday, August 22, 2013

Melville Intermediate - A fantastic Quadblogging Aotearoa Collaboration

As part of Geometry this term our students have been excited with the prospect of constructing scale models of other classrooms around New Zealand involving (first) 3d models and then Minecraft.  The students are currently at the questioning stage.  Thanks to our friends at Tawa Intermediate, Selwyn House in Christchurch and Mt Pleasant School our students have left comments on their class or individual blogs and sought information about the classroom layout. 

Already the activity is paying learning dividends because a number of our students have realised that their questions need to be more detailed and more direct so that the 2d plan of the layout can be more accurate.  The great thing about the blogging aspect
of this is that an online conversation between the students is being recorded in the commenting that is going to allow its progression and development to be easily monitored.   In the next few days we should complete our students two dimensional drafts which we are then going to send to our Aotearoa Quadblogging buddies.  From there the learning communication and conversations should develop further.  Stay tuned.

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