About Me…

One of the pages on your blog will be titled About Me.

Here you will talk about you…your family, interests, your likes and dislikes and more.

Sounds simple doesn’t it? BUT…how do you share this information without giving away too many personal details about you? As you know, we have to keep in mind our digital footprint.

Below is a link that takes you to a web site that contains links to student blogs, that contain an about me page, that contains personal information. Hmmm…lots of contains. Am I trying to make a point?

Explore these. What ideas have you gathered for your page?

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House rules and the technology process…

Today the Passive Energy House project came to an end…5,4,3,2,1…zero.

The pressure in the classroom was palpable.

We spent a great deal of class time discussing the technology process.

I’d like to know …Which of these images best explains the process your team  followed? Click on each image to enlarge it.


Choose your challenge…

Which is most challenging …building words or building a Passive Energy House?

In class we have been investigating the building blocks we use to construct our words. Unfortunately, with word building, there is no clear design brief.

We build words using a combination of base words, prefixes and suffixes…hmm…this can be very confusing.

Amy in Miss C’s class stumbled upon this resource. Great work Amy!

Spelling Rules for ed and ing Lesson 13

Did you learn anything?



Exploring the world of student blogging

Talking blogging…this is an excellent student blogger site.  Visit the student blogs that are linked to the side bar on the right. Take time to explore them.

Then ask yourself….

 What impressed you? What would you like to learn to do?  What questions do you have?  

Oh… if you visit the ‘Getting started’ page, you might find answers to questions you have. Especially you Joseph!

I look forward to your comments.



Are you ready…?

We are almost at the point where we will begin constructing our Passive Energy House.

Your team should have passed the ‘Mrs Kane and Miss Condon quiz’ about the elements of passive design. Once you have done this, you have received  your building permit!

By now you should have discussed this task with mum or dad. Soon you will meet as a team ( knee to knee and eye to eye), to decide which materials you need and whose responsibility it is to provide them. 

Remember…no materials, no building.

Oh and this web site might provide you with some food for thought.

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5A…welcome to the world of blogging

Last week we spent class time setting up our individual blogs.  The classroom was abuzz with excitement and enthusiasm. For one or two of you, there was also a little frustration as you had to ‘problem solve’ some initial login problems.

So yes…working with technology can be both challenging and rewarding at the same time.

This week we will be exploring this question… ‘How do I create a great blog post?’

I look forward to your thoughts.


5 4 3 2 1 …a countdown to reflection

Today you were asked to use de Bono’s Thinking Hats to reflect and provide me with feedback in relation to our Immigration Museum excursion.
Choose from either the white, yellow, black, green, red or blue thinking hat and share your reflection.

Oh… and take the time to educate mum or dad about the six thinking hats and how we use them in the classroom.The small image below links to a site that provides further explanation.

thinking hats