Room 8 Kirklandneuk

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Room 8! 
I'm grateful for every one of you! Have a super time! 🎉🎉

Monday, 21 March 2016

Kakuma Refugee Camp

Skype with Kakuma Refugee Camp!

Kakuma Refugee Camp houses 179.000 refugees of whom 55% are children. The Kakuma camp has been based in Kenya for 25 years. The camp has 30 schools, each containing 20 classrooms. The schools have very little resources: a textbook ratio of 1: 10, no computers, nor power supply and not even enough chairs and desks for every student. Each classroom host 100 to 150 students. 

Through collaboration and crowdfunding, two MIEs (Microsoft Innovative Educators) Koen Timmers and David Muya have made it possible for these schools to connect with Skype, having one call each day. During the Skype-a-thon — a two-day event in December — the Kakuma students connected to 24 global teachers via Skype.

These Refugees are locked in the camp so by being connected with students and teachers from all over the world their world gets unlocked. 

Kakuma schools had a Skype call with us today! We taught them about life in the UK, Easter and sang them a song! This was incredible! We told us about their studies and read us a chapter from the Bible and sang us a song! The Kakuma students speak English and they are following the Kenyan curriculum. They are super motivated and having a call with them was so inspiring for both: us and the Kakuma students.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Easter in France

Today Miss Lochhead flipped the classroom on its head during ICT today! Instead of her teaching us at the front of the class, we had to lead our own learning. 

On OneNote we had an Office Mix video that Miss L made, all about Easter in France! We had to watch the video and answer the quiz at the end! 

We love Microsoft and office 365! 

Primary 3b are OneNote Avengers! 

Mystery Skype

Wow! What an afternoon! 
We used Skype to have a conference call with Mr Kingsley's class at Ark Swift Academy in London! We had to use our questions to guess where the children were in England! We had lots of fun and can't wait to Skype them all again! Miss Lochhead and Mr Kingsley have lots of projects lined up! Very exciting! Taking geography to the next level! 

Mystery Skype

This afternoon we are skyping a class in England! We are creating questions to find out more about the class!