Tuesday, 11 October 2016

W1, T4 - He aha te mea nui o te Ao?

This term title of our inquiry is;
He aha te mea nui o te Ao? - What is the most important thing in the world?
Below is our brainstorm and word cloud of our answers to the question.

Made with Padlet

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Thinning out our Fat Questions - The SQUID, T3, W7

This week we are having a go at connecting our Passion Projects to our Maths Statistics learning. Some of our projects might lend themselves to be connected to our statistics learning, some might not be. In our class we talk lots about the learning pit, this is a great chance to apply it to our learning!

Last week we talked about skinny/ thin and fat questions.

We designed some fat questions using the resource above. Have a look at the padlet to see the questions we came up with.

In order to connect these fat questions to our Inquiry we used a design thinking tool called, The SQUID.

Students used the SQUID to delve deeper into their fat questions. At first glance it is as though we are 'thinning out' our fat questions. But What it allowed students to do was come up with some early assumptions that would be worth experimenting for, to either prove or disprove.

The questions and subsequent answers from our SQUID became our multiple choice questions for our surveys. This is one way we have identified as being able to prove or disprove the assumptions we are making for our Passion Projects. The data from these questionnaires will be the basis of Statistics investigations.

Look out for our individual blogs to see how we are progressing with our passion project!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Quality Blog Commenting #powerhive8

Today we looked at creating quality blog comments. We used padlet, read some blogs, watch videos of students who created quality blog comments, revisited our padlet and we are now working on our reflections about the learning we did today with +James Hopkins.

We are looking forward to the positive and quality blog commenting by PowerHive8!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Statistics, T3, W4 #powerhive8

In PowerHive 8 this week we are setting goals for our statistics learning. We did an eAsttle pre test to determine what we know. Each of us accessed our consoles to determine what our next steps are. We each chose 3 learning goals from the 'To Be Achieved' or 'Gaps' boxes on our consoles.

Without consulting with our friends this is what the data showed for statistics in PowerHive 8:

We then discussed what the bar graph showed about statistics knowledge in PowerHive 8. How would Mr Crowe decide what we should learn next? Will everyone need to learn it? Or just the people who have identified that particular goal from their consoles?

Interestingly the tallest bar graph was; "Make statements about data shown in a statistical display". We were practicing this as we discussed our learning as a class!

Our next step is to attend workshops which will allow us to tackle the learning goals we derived from our consoles. By the end we hope to become phenomenal Data Detectives!

Monday, 15 August 2016

What is exponential technology?

One of our reading groups in Room 8 is working on find and selecting information. They are looking into the topic of exponential technology. What is it? Who does it impact? Where to from here?

They will also be using a scanning grid to collate and present the result of their finding and selecting.

The first text they are looking at can be found at

Have a read and let us know what you think!

Mr. C

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Challenges We Need Solutions To

We are looking at challenges we face and how we can turn that into a Market Day stall idea.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Look Who I Found!

Today we have James Hopkins in our class looking at our digital footprints. We are doing an activity called "Look Who I Found!" Our class is googling each other and place the images in the grid below. We won't be publishing the finished grids, but has created some interesting conversations and reactions.

How would you feel about being found online?