Sunday, 21 May 2017

Computer Science is Changing Everything

In this week's KidsedchatNZ we are wondering abut the future.

What do you think your future holds? What skills do you think you will need? Do you have any ideas about what you want to do?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

This clip talks about  how computer science is changing our future.


1. Tell us about the clip. Was there anything that made you want to learn more about computer science? 

2. Have you been learning coding in your school? If so, what do you use to do it? Why do you like it?

3. Have you created anything before using coding? What was it? 
(Include your photos)

4. How can we encourage more children to learn to code?

 

5. Can you think of any problems that you could solve with coding?

6. What do you want to do in the future? Does this job exist now?






7. Do you think that schools need to buy more technology like Dot and Dash?

8. What do you think you could create that would help people in the future?

See you on Friday

@Juliet_Revell

Monday, 15 May 2017

Success - Week Three Term Two

Week Three - Term Two - 2017


WHAT IS SUCCESS? EVERYONE SEEMS TO THINK ABOUT IT QUITE DIFFERENTLY! SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT MONEY, FAME, popularity EQUALS SUCCESS, IS THERE MORE TO IT THAN THAT?

Questions:

Q1: What does success mean to you at the moment?


Q2: Share a photo or a link to some learning successes you have had this term.


Q3: What are the qualities you think a successful person possesses?

Q4: What are some barriers that prevent you from succeeding?


Q5: How does your family support you to be a successful learner?


Q6: Is success an accident/luck or choice?


Q7: What is the most successful thing you have achieved in your life so far?


Q8: What is one thing you are going to work on this term to ensure you have a successful term?

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Science

Nanogirl is New Zealand's own science superhero and she is working hard to encourage more children to learn about science and has been touring NZ with her 'Explosive Live Science Show'!

The NZ 'National Science Week' will be held next week from 15-19 May.

To get you excited about science here are some great videos from Nanogirl.







I hope you can all manage to do an experiment or two, make sure you take photos or videos to share with us.

Questions:

Q1. Do you like learning about science and doing science experiments? Why or why not?

Q2.  What science problems/questions do you really want to solve or answer? Why?

Q3. Nanogirl likes taking natural objects (eg. broccoli) and copying their superpowers. What superpower would you like to copy from an object?

Q4. Nanogirl likes 'Fracture mechanics' or breaking something to see how it works. What would you like to break to see how it works?

Q5. What science have you done at school and what did you learn? Make sure you include photos or videos.

 Q6. What is the next science experiment you want to do at school? What do you think will happen and why?

Q7. What is the most amazing thing you have learnt doing science at school or home?

Q8. Why do you think it is important to learn science at school? Do we do enough science at school?

Q9. Do you use any apps, websites or books to help you learn about science? (please share them with us)