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Exhibition: Homework for the weekend

April 30, 2010 12 comments

  1. How will you get feedback from people? How will you know what effect your presentation has had? Design a way to collect feedback and prepare it for Monday.
  2. How will you answer people’s questions? What questions will people ask you? You need to be able to answer questions intelligently… are you ready to do that? “ummmm….errrr…. I don’t know” is not good enough.
  3. Choose your outfit to reflect your issue or your style of presentation. Be confident and comfortable.
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1 Day to Go: Advice from Your Teacher

April 29, 2010 20 comments

Johann and Arne: Practice doing privacy settings for more people – adults and kids – so that you can really do it easily, quickly and effectively. Contact Mr. Will about the monitor to show your video on. What will you wear on Monday?

Alfie: Make sure you know the facts and information that people will be asking you about. Make sure there is no danger that you might stand and say “I don’t know” when people ask you questions, so brainstorm all the questions that people might ask you and find the answers. What will you wear on Monday?

Luca: You must fix those slides so that they are more powerful. The effects of cyber-bullying is one of the most important parts of your presentation. Have you spoken to Ms. Julia and Ms. Ashley about the work they are doing on cyber-bullying? People need to know what they are doing so that they can go and see Ms. Julia or Ms. Ashley if they need help. What will you wear on Monday?

Ranvir: Practice your presentation over and over again so that you know EXACTLY what you will say and so that the words will come out of your mouth easily. Think about how you can show people you really do care about your issue. What will you wear on Monday?

Rosna and Nikki: Keep making those phone calls to the big supermarkets and shops – it’s never too late to get contributions and information from them. Decide exactly what questions you will ask people as they arrive at school on Monday. What will you wear on Monday?

DoYeon and Miki: You need that list of endangered animals and that list of products that use the body parts of endangered animals. Bring things from hom to make your area look like a living room in a house. What will you wear on Monday?

Nathan and Saeri: Make sure you know what you will be doing with the map and the information about different ways to get to school. What will you wear on Monday?

Sasha and Sujinna: Make sure you know the information and data about the water situation in the world and Thailand so you can answer questions intelligently. Brainstorm the questions that you think people will ask you and make sure you can answer them. What will you wear on Monday?

Taku: Finish that last comic strip and improve the drawings on the other ones by going over the lines with a good black pen. What will you wear on Monday?

Rimjhim: Did you find out what farmed fish is for sale in supermarkets? You need to do that. Practice your talk so that you are confident and so that you know what to say. Use index cards to help you. What will you wear on Monday?

Samantha: Did you go and find the washing products that are better for our environment? That is really important. What will you wear on Monday?

Ness: Work on your infographic. Practice explaining it to people so that you can answer questions intelligently. What will you wear on Monday?

Cael: Make sure you really know what you are talking about. Brainstorm all the questions that you think people will ask you and work out how you will answer them. How will you try and persuade people to buy your photos? What will you wear on Monday?

Ping Ping and Karam: Cut out all the uneccessary parts of your video. Brainstorm all the questions that you think people will ask you and work out how you will answer them. What will you wear on Monday?

Mick: Brainstorm all the questions that you think people will ask you and work out how you will answer them. What will you wear on Monday?

Amy: Practice your dance. Make your poem look nice so pople will read it. Think about what you can bring from home to decorate your stage. What will you wear on Monday?

Federer makes a quick exit from Foro Italico

April 28, 2010 Leave a comment

History’s best, Roger Federer crashed out of the Rome Masters with a loss to world number 21 and Latvian Ernests Gulbis 2-6, 6-1, 7-5. Roger’s early exit gives Djokovic and Nadal to push for first as Djokovic is 2,000 points behind Federer and Nadal is barely 900 points behind Djokovic.

Roger is playing at Estoril in Portugal next week

Federer fans hopeful that Ernests Gulbis or anyone besides Djokovic and Rafa win.

Bayern fly to final

April 28, 2010 Leave a comment

German Champions Bayern Munich literally flew into the final of the Champions League with a 4-0 thrashing of Lyon at Allianz Arena , Munich. The aggregate score turned out to be an unexpected 5-0 scoreline to dent Lyon’s hopes of winning silverware this season as they are 2nd in Ligue 1.

Barca host Inter tonight as Barca are trying to overturn a 3-1 first leg deficit.

Three Days to Go – Advice

April 27, 2010 20 comments

Advice by laughlin.

Johann and Arne: Pick out the most important facts about why privacy settings are important for us all. Decide how you will tell your audience these facts quickly and persuasively. Practice doing people’s Facebook privacy settings so you know what you’re doing on Monday. Design your “office” so it looks cool and professional. Remind me to give you the email address of that boy in Milan.

Alfie: Work very hard to get the information you need to empower people to give up smoking. What support is available to people here in Thailand. Did you speak to Dr. Donna? Are there any websites that can help people? What books are available at Asia Books or Kinokuniya? Have you spoken to any of the Well-Being Compass Guides? Have you spoken to Ms. Ashley or the other Counselors?

Luca: Keep working on your presentation. Remember – less text on each slide, use images. Look at Mr. Will’s “Presentation Zen” books that we have in the classroom. Have you spoken to Ms. Julia about the work she is doing on cyber-bullying? Get your classmates’ feedback about your presentation. Get real data about people’s experiences with cyber-bullying at NIST.

Ranvir: Follow ALL of Mr. Will’s advice. Get REAL data about people’s experiences of racism at NIST. Then, empower people by telling them positive ways to interact with each other. Make people feel excited about being at an international school, make them feel lucky to have this opportunity. Use the “open-minded” part of the Learner Profile. Use the Presentation Zen books Mr. Will has loaned us to make your PowerPoint better.

Rosna and Nikki: Keep thinking of ways to get people to know your facts. Work hard to develop your “attention-seeking” thing at the front of the school. Remember the One Million Bones idea, try and do something as amazing as that. Make those phone calls to the supermarkets and malls of this part of Bangkok so that people will leave NIST on Monday knowing how to shop and where to shop without plastic.

DoYeon and Miki: Get working on those posters, they need to be finished by lunch time tomorrow. Then, focus on getting your information about how the NIST community can be part of the solution and make decisions about how you will tell us.

Nathan and Saeri: Finish your poster designs and select the best ones, convert them to PDF files and email them to me. Then, focus on the idea Mr. Daniel discussed with you and also on how you are going to empower the NIST community to cut down on air pollution caused by traffic.

Sasha and Sujinna: Set up your workspace so you can work neatly and cleanly. Keep your paints separate and clean. Get your “pure” section looking nice and then blend in the dirtiness and rubbish. Look at some pictures of polluted water to see what it looks like. Keep working on it until you’re happy with the effect. Follow all the advice Ms. Caroline gives you. Bring in some people who have never seen your painting and ask them if they can tell you what it shows them.

Taku: Remind me to print out your background pictures. Do a rough sketch of your story for the first comic strip in your notebook. Get the opinion of a few of your classmates before you start your real drawings. Draw your Greenbot and Mr. Idontknow characters for your first comic strip and write their speech bubbles. Practice putting them on the backgrounds until you’re happy with their position, then stick them on.

Rimjhim: Get your facts, work on your PowerPoint and contact the supermarkets asap. You know what you have to do.

Samantha: You really need to spend some time with me in the morning so we can work together for at least an hour. You also need to see if any of the Nature Compass Guides can help you out with your inquiries, you can try Mr. Andy or Mr. Darren too… it’s getting urgent now.

Ness: Do you need some help with those infographics? Have you got the data you need? Maybe Mr. Will can come up and work with you, try emailing him. If he can’t help, you’re after Samantha on my list!

Cael: Speak to Ms. Siew and organize to go and pick up your photos after 10am. Ask her to go with you, then  go to the framing shop and get them framed just like the examples we have in the classroom – take one of them with you to show the people in the shop. Ask Ms. Siew to go with you so that she can bargain for a good price. Offer to advertise their shop in the exhibition if they will do them really cheap! Before you go, continue thinking of how you can get lots of people to go and see your exhibition. Check your email, call Te.

Ping Ping and Karam: Get that video finished, make sure it is short and to the point and contains no unnecessary stuff. Start designing your shop and think about how you’re going to advertise yourselves and how you will persuade people to think about buying renewable sources of energy.

Mick: Design your shop. Make sure you know the information you will need and can tell people the facts about why growing your own vegetables is better for our health and for the environment. Make sure you can easily refer to the information about where people can buy hydroponic vegetables if they are not ready to grow their own, and the benefits of buying them instead of other vegetables.

Amy: Work on your poem until you’re really happy with it. Get the opinion of some other teachers. Choose some Compass Guides to share it with, particularly the Compass lenses that are really dominant in your issue – I’m sure they would love to work on it with you. Start developing your choreography. Let me know where you would like to perform, I have to let Mr. Chris know tomorrow. You coulod also watch this brand new TED talk about three powerful women who are trying to change our world while also preserving their own cultural traditions:

Chelsea and Liverpool send warnings

April 26, 2010 Leave a comment

CHELSEA:  Chelsea have 99.9% won the Premier League after a 7-0 thrashing of Stoke at the Britannia Stadium [Stoke’s field]. Even though Man Utd won 3-1, Chelsea are winning by 1 point and 7 goals difference.

LIVERPOOL:  Liverpool thrashed Burnley 4-0 at the Turf Moor. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard scored 2 goals whereas Maxi Rodriguez and Ryan Babel were added to the scoresheet. All 4 goals were scored in the second half. This is a good tuneup to the second leg Europa League semi-final match between Atletico Madrid which Liverpool trail 1-0.

Monday Work

April 26, 2010 1 comment

I added pictures to my presentation and I removed the bad pictures that didnt look nice. I used flickrstorm to gather my pictures. I recommend that you guys try it. I also added more slides to my presentation and now the tally has reached 42 slides!

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