Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Room5ians RulE!!!!!

omigod - i can't believe how cool the official research monkeys are. such inspirational students.
many thanks to those of you who allowed us to go off into the old board room to do our session with Rob and Annick. [i must say it's a shame that some people let us down a bit]... anyhoo - we are on track to develop some very interesting new research, ideas and ways of facilitating learning thanks to the valuable insights or our own Im a Room5ian and her fellow official research monkeys. a big thank you also to the other room5ians who are working so hard and creatively in class to produce scintillating projects.
Luigi and his cronies have been so unbelievably cool in working on developing the animation software "marvin".
please add more examples of amazing achievements by room5ians this week:

[if you work hard at this we can help convince the adults that there is a new and better way to learn...]

16 comments:

Miss Candy said...

duh, of course we're cool! just that i don't think it's fair that only 5 people in the class get to do it (the official reasearch monkey thing)because we don't get the same learning oppurtuninty as them, it just seems a bit unfair and i think some of us room5ians would agree. maybe you could make it away that we all get ago.

mr woody said...

good point miss candy, but in class the room5ians don't seem capable of working quietly long enough for the research recordings to be recorded, so it's your own fault i'm afraid. can you come up with a solution?
i will make available to well-prepared and self-motivated students new software to use to make amazing projects that should be more valuable and interesting than what you can currently do in a convential classroom.
sadly we are also hamstrung by a ridiculous GATE policy which means we need 33 children in our specialist class and only two computers to work online with.
its amazing we have a data projector at all, let along permission to use a blog.
so, well done to all of you who are making an effort to utlise this opportunity to promote the values of a 21st century learning environment
:-)

tell me how you would design a classroom that would better cater for your learning needs and styles.
the world might just be listening, so spell correctly and think your points through before committing them to the net...

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

Well my class would be a lot smaller so people can get the individual learning attention they sometimes need. I also the a smaller class would be easier to handel.

i would have at LEAST two more computers to release some limitations on information sources. i think inquiry learming and the little bit of freedom that comes with it should play a big role in the curriculum, because i think that students will work harder if they are researching or doing something they are interested in. that is also where the digital learning objects can come in because in know that i would prefer to work on the computer than hand write into my book. but i think when it comes down to your work it is really personal because the digital learning objects can be used to their full extent for the students benefit, but it is your choice if you do not make the most of that opportunity. i also think the projecter is a very effective way of learning.

Kitty Kat said...

i agree with miss candy that its a bit unfair that we all had to give permission to do the Microsoft thing and then only 5 people were chosen and the rest of us have to stay and do work...hows that our fult mr woody???

My ideal classrooom would be a much smaller amount of kids, nice friendly teacher, self learning, digital learning objects (which I don't know about because I havn't had tghe oppertunity to use) and definitly more resources with a new MODERN curriculum.

Miss Candy said...

i agree with kitty kat about the ideal classroom.

Skipper Bob said...

i'd like less kids and more computers and more chance to use the computers

Skipper Bob said...

and a fun teacher of course
maybe like 15-20 kids
and people who don't muck around

Miss Candy said...

hands on experience at trying to build things like hover boards! more computers, the latest technology da di da di da!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i think the teacher should be fun and flexible, but good discipline because it is hard to not have people who muck around, especially if they have come from another school. and lots of opportunities provided...

great job at the talent quest final!!! it was really really cool and well done!!! you guys are really brave and confident to be able to get up there and perform, YAY!

Kitty Kat said...

YAY! great job at talent quest! I was there...It was awesome! I agree with all above

booya!! said...

hi guys im baaaaaaaaaaack oh and congratz alex for getting 2nd. i finally fixed it!!! my blog. but anyway... i like the O.R.M's as well. it looks cool

SpUdArOoNy said...

Definatly less kids. and i like really BRIGHT classrooms. and like everyone said, more computer. i've always wanted a class that does all thewir work on laptops. and everyone in the class has tehir own laptop. that's pretty cool!!

Annick said...

Hi Room5ians!!!

I just discovered this blog and the mention of our project... sorry KityCat and Miss Candy and others about the fact only few computers were available...

I am curious to hear from those who used Learning Objects either with us or in the school computer labs - what would you advise those who have not used them yet to do with Learning Objects?

Do you recommend other children use them? Why?

Radioactive5ian said...

wow!! i had no idea that past room5ians had worked with rob and annik

and to think, we have just finished working with them and marvin. (not to mension kitty milo winning the marvinator awards

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

egl said...
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egl said...

yep! we go back to the dinausors:) the keyboards looked different then though... so what makes you radioactive, just by curiosity?

Annick:)