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Steve Jobs Inspiration

December 2, 2009 6 comments

This was my homework but it was a really good piece of writing I wanted to make a post of my homework.

Steve Jobs inspired himself, which inspired other people, which inspired me.    Steve Jobs is the founder of the Apple Company. Steve Jobs amazed me with his life story. He got kicked out of his own company, but returned to lead it 10 years later. He wanted to change MUSIC, MOVIES, and COMPUTERS AND HAND HELD TECHLOLOGY. He has survived liver cancer and two near deaths. Well he did.

Apple owned Pixar animation studios they made one of the best animated movies of all time “ Finding Nemo”. After making 864 million dollar from the movie, Apple sold Pixar to Disney.

In that same time he had incredible ideas. The Mac, the iPod, music ect. All the Apple product ideas came from him. Steve Jobs is the Di Vinci of our time. He thought of things that other people could never  think of such as, fitting a 120gb hard drive in an iPod. That right there is amazing. Steve jobs inspired me with his life story he NEVER GAVE UP HOPE, HE COULD ALWAYS FIND AN ANSWER. WITHOUT HIM THE WORLD WOULD BE LOST. HE IS THE CEO OF THE DECADE. Steve Job’s friend said this about him: “Steve is a billionaire that would rather spend most of his money on the best Apple product ever than the best house in the world”.  HE WANTED TO HELP. HE MADE A DIFFRENCE IN THE WORLD…

This written and edited by Johann De Silva

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Charlie bit my finger

November 26, 2009 2 comments

This video is about a kid and a baby. The baby bit his brother finger. Anyhoo it is soo cool and funny. Me and my dad saw it it was cool and funny hope you enjoy it.

Also most of you that have seen it is it ************************* or what Now there is a question: Have you  ever got enoyed but one of your borthers or sisters? tell me why

Kidwatching Today

November 4, 2009 5 comments

I use “kidwatching” as one of my main ways to assess how my students are doing. Basically, it involves getting the kids started on something and then observing them and taking notes to record what they are doing. I’m going to share some of my notes from “kidwatching” while the students continued their research this afternoon.  I am looking for evidence of these things:

  • They are actively involved and engaged in their work
  • They are following the Research Skills Checklist
  • They are making good choices about how and where to get information
  • They are taking notes

Nov 4 001Sasha and Sujinna checked the library catalogue using a laptop in the classroom, then they went and got the books they located. They used post-its to mark pages that will be useful to them. They are inquiring into changes to the US Dollar. I needed to ask them several times what question they are trying to find answers to as they seemed to be losing their focus as they found more and more information.

Nov 4 002Angela was working very quietly using a laptop. She was using Wikipedia and Encarta to find information about Thomas Edison. She was very clear about the questions she was trying to find answers to – “how did Edison invent the lightbulb?” and “did Edison think about the impact that lightbulbs would have on the environment?”

Nov 4 003Arne was watching a video on YouTube called “Fossils” and pausing it at key moments to take notes. He was trying to find information about how the discovery of dinosaur fossils changed the way we think about the history of the world?

Homework – Interviews

October 13, 2009 8 comments

BBC WM skin cancer interview by Lee Jordan.

Interview someone at home – it could be your parents, your sister, your brother, your grandparents, your neighbour, your friend… it’s up to you!

Tell them that we are currently doing our Where We Are in Place and Time unit and that the central idea is:

“People’s ideas and actions can cause a shift in thinking and change the course of history.”

Ask them questions in order to get some or all of the following information:

  • What they think and know about ideas
  • What famous ideas they know about
  • What they know about actions
  • What famous actions they know about

Remember to take notes and write down everything that they say!

Visiting Students from Chulalongkorn University

September 24, 2009 9 comments

Sept 23 002On Tuesday, Year 6 were visited by a number of students and professors from the International Program in Design & Architecture at Chulalongkorn University. They spoke to us about how to make homes more environmentally friendly and how intelligent architecture can help to improve the future of our environment.

What did you learn from them?

What was the most interesting thing you learned?

What questions would you like them to answer?

Sujinna and Sasha’s Organizational Skills

September 23, 2009 3 comments

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Over the past couple of weeks, I have noticed that Sujinna and Sasha’s desk has been getting more and more covered with post-it notes. I really liked what I saw because it looked as though they were really trying to use strategies to be more organized, so I decided to speak to them about it.

Sujinna: I am using three different colours. The pink post-its are information that I have found out about the impact of computers on the environment. The green post-its are information  about the impact of televisions on the environment. The orange post-its are things I need to work on or find out more about.

Sasha: My post-its show where I got my information from. The green post-its show the information that I got from researching on the computer and in books. The pink ones are information that I got from speaking to other people.

Both girls said that using a strategy like this makes it much easier to be organized and to keep track of what you are thinking and learning about. I am looking forward to seeing more interesting ways to be organized in the future!

What are you doing right now… Ness?

September 10, 2009 2 comments

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“I am researching in a book and writing notes from what I read. I am reading about fossil fuels and I am thinking about why does using fossil fuels have an impact on the environment. I have found that maybe in 200 years the coal is going to run out, coal makes heat energy and maybe there will be no more heat energy from coal.” Ness