Friday, 19 May 2017

Blog Post D.I.3

Blog Post
19 / 05 / 2017.
DI Session 3.
These are some of the skills I have learnt and understood from this Friday’s PLG.

An Introduction to Calendars.
  • Creating events.
  • Inviting other people to events.
  • Editing my calendar.
  • Sharing my calendar / events with others.
  • Accessing the calendars of colleagues.

Mail in my browser.
  • Using “themes” to reset the background to my mail.
  • Using “Undo Send” in my mail. Adjusting the time limit to the maximum of 30 seconds.
  • Not leaving the mail site, or I Will lose the Undo Send option.
  • How to do quicker searches, by using the words ”sent” and “from” to access or retrieve mail.
  • Using the “archive” option.

Google Hangouts.
  • Created an event on my calendar for Thursday 25 May 2017 @ 7:45am.
  • Named this event “Digital Intensive”.
  • Invited James Hopkins to hangout.

Google Hangouts Follow up.
  • Could not connect initially. ( Google Hangouts denied access)
  • Set up a new event for a different time on the same morning.
  • Successfully connected with James.
  • Initially had visuals but no audio.
  • I then realised that the Activboard speakers were connected. This effectively cancelled out all the sound.
  • Removed the connection and had a successful conversation.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Cars of the World

Manaiakalani Digital Immersion Intensive :
Day 2.
These are some of the skills and learning experiences which I have practiced today:

  • Creating Google Forms- to be used for, amongst other things - questionnaires, quizzes, surveys, opinion polls etc.
  • Using various types of questions: eg. Multiple choice, check boxes, short answers and paragraphs.
  • Sharing newly created forms with the group.

  • Using a created form  (questionnaire), information was collated. 
  • This information was then entered into a spreadsheet. (Google sheets)

Google Maps
  • The map below was created using the information from the spreadsheet.
  • How to embed a map onto my blog.
  • How to publish this new post on the blog.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Room 3 becomes a 1:1 Learning Room!

                                                      Room 3 becomes a 1:1 Learning Room!

Term 2, 2017 has seen the introduction of 1:1 i pads in Room 3, Years 2 and 3.
We have enjoyed  learning about the i pads and the kawa of care that goes with the responsibility of managing these digital devices.
We have also enjoyed learning how to take photographs with our i pads.
We learnt, among other things:
  • How to focus, when taking photographs.
  • How to avoid getting too much light in your photograph.
  • Setting up your background.
  • Making the object your centre of the photograph.
  • Avoiding blurry pictures.
  • Removing distractions in the background.
  • Using landscape and portrait options. 
An exciting introduction with lots more interesting developments to follow!