Today in E-Learning we started printing one of the student designs. Beau had won an award for is 3D design of BMO.
As we have all been working on our designs we were excited to see Beau’s design print out.
Today we had an introduction to eSmart and cyber safety. We learnt how fast information can travel online and that when we post online, it stays in the internet space for ever.
Today in our E-Learning session we learnt keyboard shortcuts that will help us when we are creating our 3D models in the program ‘Tinkercad’.
We were only a small group today but the shortcuts helped us to be more accurate with our designs.
Wow… What a great start to term 3… Although very chilly, both teachers and students have been learning lots with the support of Michael Ymer. Michael has been working with staff and students for a number of years now developing our skills in the teaching and learning of Mathematics.
Thanks to Mr Ross for putting together these Web Quest questions.
Copy the questions and paste them into a ‘Microsoft Word’ document. Use your own knowledge and the internet to support you to find the best answers.
Think about what makes a good website, what websites have you used in the past that have been helpful?
Answer the following questions about space.
Is it a) ceramic tiles b) carbon graphite or c) kryptonite
14. How many kilometres in the sky does space officially begin? Is it a) 175 km b) 250 km or c) 100km.
15. The word astronaut comes from the Greek word “Astron” which means ? and “nautes” which means ? The Russian cosmonaut has a similar meaning from ‘kosmos’ meaning universe and again “nautes” sailor.
Today at YPCC the whole school participated in some Science fun. Students from all three pods and the kinder mixed together to learn about science. Mr McMillan and his groups learnt about The Water Cycle, Mr Grills and Mr Ross explored ‘forces’ with their groups and Ms Petrie and Mr Bone explored solids, liquids and gases. Well done everyone!
What great fun we had today during our whole school maths day. Students from all three pods got to mix together and play some different maths games. We focussed on Number, Statistics, measurement and Shape. Well done to all the students for working so well together. Well done to Ms Petrie, Mr McMillan, Shane, Mr Grills and Mr Ross for running such fun learning experiences and congratulations to all the students for their EFFORTS.
Today Gary from the disability, sport and recreation organisation came to Yuille Park Community College and spoke to us about some of the challenges that people with disabilities face and how they overcome those challenges.
Garry spoke about the importance of ‘Mental toughness’ and how that has helped him in his life.
Gary is a paraplegic as a result of a workplace accident where he fell from a 2nd story building. He broke his back and severed his spinal cord. The spinal cord is one of the main nerves in the body and is the one that send the messages from the brain to the smaller nerves within the legs. When the spinal cord is severed, the messages can’t get through to the legs and therefore the legs will not work or have any feeling.
Gary’s main message was that ‘Disabled people are very abled’ and like Gary can do many things such as playing sport, driving cars and going up and down stairs… they just need a little more focus and effort.
All students had the opportunity to get into a wheelchair and join in a game of wheelchair basketball. All students seemed to have fun and were able to get a better understanding of the physical challenges people in wheelchairs face.
Today a group of excited Pod 3 students had their first lesson on Coding. We are using the website code.org to participate in the hour of code.
We began by discussing why we like ICT and what we know about it, then we watched a video about people who have jobs in ICT and have made lots of money by using their coding skills to develop programs. One of the people in the video was Mark Zuckerberg who developed FACEBOOK.
Kiara: “really good”
Max: “its fun and EPIC”
Mac: “I’m going to download this on my tablet”
Elisha: “it’s very creative”
Thanks to Trish for showing us how to begin our Coding journey.
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Today we reflected on the things we are grateful for this week. Its nice to spend some time and share the good things we have in our lives no matter how big or small they may be.
We also shared some of the nice things we have done for others this week.
Click on the comments to see some of the kind and caring things that are happening in our lives.