Sunday, November 25, 2012

Moturoa Day

1. We will have a piratical sort of morning this morning.

2. We are going to do a little pirate maths on the computer. We are learning to how use map co-ordinates to find out where the pirate treasure is hidden.

3. Then we are going to use the free iPad app to solve the eight challenges of The Pirate Treasure Hunt. Arghhh me hearties.

4. Then we will write our own pirate like dialogue using Puppet Pals.

If we need some pirate vocabulary we can look here!

Talk like a pirate vocabulary list. If we come across some more pirate words we can add them to the list.

Emelia's Pirate Story from Allanah King on Vimeo.

We also showed our creativity by using Pirate Scribble on the iPad. You have to complete each of the pirate drawings and then they come alive! Pirate Scribble costs $2.59

Here are a couple of pictures Hannah drew with the Pirate Scribble App.

Emma's Pirate Story

Claire's Pirate Story
  Helena's Pirate Story

Matai's Pirate Story

Chloe's Pirate Story

Ava's Pirate Story

Grace's Pirate Story

Genieve's Pirate Story

Echo's Pirate Story

Judah's Pirate Story

Sam's Pirate Story

Monday, November 19, 2012

Augmented Reality Poetry

Today we did some pretty tricky eLearning with Allanah.

  1. You need to have Aurasma on your device. Here's a link to the iPad version and to the Android version.
  2. To read these auras you need a QR code reader like QR Reader on your iPad or QR barcode scanner on your Android.
  3. Scan the QR codes and let the aura load on your device. Then shine Aurasma at the pictures and you will be treated to us reciting the poems for you.
  4. Good luck

Blackbird by Charlie


Stargazing with the girls
Boys version of Backyard Stargazing
The Dare

There's a Wonton on my Pompom

Introduction to Augmented Reality

We are going to have a go at making some auras. To get the idea we looked at the app AR Dinopark. It was great that some of the class already knew of it because they had been reading the blog and seen what we had been doing in other classes.

If they were still living like this we would be scared.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Me Oma Tāua Ki Te .......

We are learning to understand and use words for common classroom objects.

We are going to read Me Oma Tāua today to practise our reo.

Me Oma Tāua

Here are the common classroom objects we are learning to say.

Eight classroom objects

Here is Ewan reading the book on line.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012


Today we are going to look at some fun spelling activities.

In this first we site you type in your word and then chase the letters around with your mouse.

In this next activity you roll a dice for your word and do what it says.

Roll a word
We can also use Spellosaur on Allanah's iPads and iPod Touch.