Moving on with Genius Hour projects

Great to see so many students adding details about their Genius Hour work, including photographs. (Thanks, Tynan, for being camera man.)

if you can show me that you are keeping a record if your task, I can move your Trello card to the next stage.

See me if I need to do this for you. You should be proud of your efforts as independent learners. Don’t forget to show your family where you have got to, and the problems and challenges you are facing.

We have been lucky to have Fraser’s mum and Gracie’s dad on our team to help.

Genius Hour planning

Still glowing Hans Juul Hansen via Compfight

Almost everyone has decided on their Genius Hour project for Term 2. Once I have approved your mission statement, I will add details to your card on Trello.

This is where you can share your progress with your family.

We will begin our class blogs next term and you will be able to post photos and ideas about how it is going on your edublog.

Take the 100 Word Challenge

100 Word Challenge

The 100 Word Challenge is a weekly creative writing challenge for children under 16 years of age.

Each week a prompt is given, which can be a picture or a series of individual words and writers can use up to 100 words to write about it.

This should be posted on your blog, ready for comments.

Here is the July Challenge to try. Somewhere in your 100 words, you need to use these words!

…but ‘I’m afraid it’s the last one’, he said…

The new round of 100 word Challenges begins at the end of August. We can register for the next round and receive a weekly challenge. We do need to find an adult who will join the Team as a reviewer, to make a comment on around 10 blogs.

Let’s see what you can do!

Eco Challenge

Congratulations to all the partners who took on the challenge and played Aqua Republica last Thursday. You joined students from all over the world (381 teams) as they tried to build a healthy river system and meet the demands of a growing population.

This link shows the countries represented in this challenge. This Serious Game was organised via Curtin University in WA.aquarepublica-scnshot

And special thanks to Mr Denman who shared his gaming experience.