Thursday, July 24, 2008

Inter-class Challenge

Here ye, here ye!
The Fabulous Room5ians challenge all our fellow classroom bloggers to join us in an online photography challenge.
Is there anyone from New Jersey or Taradale or Christchurch or Auckland Or Pitt Island or Great Britain or Canada or anywhere who wants to participate?
Once people have expressed their interest here we can decide on the rules and means of display. I suggest Flickr or Voicethread or our class blogs to compare results and share voting.
What do you think? Who is keen?


Mr A-Man said...

What's the prize Mr Woody?! People shots ok? Photoshop?

I_luv_animals_AKA_ashymashy said...

wow, mabye we can sort of do the competition like the science take photos then make a label for it and do a paragraph about it then put on your blog and then tell us youve done it, then we can have a look at it and we can do a poll on who wins????
what do you guys think about that?
see you guys later =)

Roo said...

Mr Woody, the them could be like up-close(macro)shots and it could be pics that have to tken of something at our schools.

Room18 TIS (Taradale Intermediate) said...

We're as keen as .....

MrWoody said...

i suggest these categories. please add more if you think they will be cool:

1. portraits [family, friends, pets]
2. attractive outdoor scenes to promote your home town
3. macro photography
4. purely artistic shots

I_luv_animals_AKA_ashymashy said...

ok mr.woody ill get on it!!!

Nei-Nei Neina-Marie said...

I vote no. 4 and Voicethread. Mr woody, I'm knackered by science fair! Pleeeeeeeeeeease go lightly tomorrow!

mech boy said...

I agree with Roo's idea.
The problem with doing a poll to see who wins is that people could vote more than once.

Sound like fun. Would it be stacks of work?

Another problem is... How do we know if it is a photo you have taken, and not a photo off the internet, or from your parents?

**KERLI** said...

It sounds like a cool idea.
This is an idea you can be like "nah" to, but why don't we do a field trip like when we were doing the Hamilton inquiry thing and we take pictures while we're out.
Or is it an individuals things that you do at home.
I really have nothing else to say now.
I'm bored.

MrWoody said...

great idea, Kerli :-)

Mr. Teehan said...

I think this would be a great idea. I would love to participate, but my class is on summer vacation until September. When would it begin and end? I will still participate myself. Let me know what is going on with the project!

As an added note, I found this article that was interesting. Anyone know this person?!

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A family court judge in New Zealand has had enough with parents giving their children bizarre names here, and did something about it.
Just ask Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. He had her renamed.
Judge Rob Murfitt made the 9-year-old girl a ward of the court so that her name could be changed, he said in a ruling made public Thursday. The girl was involved in a custody battle, he said.
The new name was not made public to protect the girl's privacy.
"The court is profoundly concerned about the very poor judgment which this child's parents have shown in choosing this name," he wrote. "It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily."
The girl had been so embarrassed at the name that she had never told her closest friends what it was. She told people to call her "K" instead, the girl's lawyer, Colleen MacLeod, told the court.
In his ruling, Murfitt cited a list of the unfortunate names.
Registration officials blocked some names, including Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit, he said. But others were allowed, including Number 16 Bus Shelter "and tragically, Violence," he said.
New Zealand law does not allow names that would cause offense to a reasonable person, among other conditions, said Brian Clarke, the registrar general of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Clarke said officials usually talked to parents who proposed unusual names to convince them about the potential for embarrassment.

Candycane said...

Thanks Mr. Teehan, that was really interesting. Mr. Woody I vote for "purely artistic shots/photos" this is going to be so fun I'm in!
thanks, bye!

mudpies02 said...

Yeah, that's a cool idea, but I think it should be an individual thing not something when we go on a field trip and take photos, because we'd all take the same thing, and it would be likely we'd have to keep moving on with our field trip and we wouldn't have time to take a good photo.

Also, I think the topic should be 'purely artistic photos'!


efreeman said...

Of course we will participate!

mojo said...

Yeah I'd be happy to give it a go.I was thinking we could pick things that we thought looked really cool.

young_veteran said...

I'm not at any of your schools but i would have crack at it if I'm allowed.
Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please.
fight the power

Kitty Milo said...

lol young veteran. I'm sooo excited for this, and think that the three categories are an excellent choice. I think each person should be able to enter at least 2 photos per category?
im starting to plan my photos now!
Please visit my blog to vote and say what you think budgie should be called and also to see my newest post on how to care for your pet budgie!

rosiegal said...

IM really keen, count me in! Mudpies, I see what you mean, but if it was some where like the hamilton gardens (we discused this place in class) different gruops could go in different directions , and there fore would get different photos.
BTW, Mr Woody, can yoou updatew us on birdie news in a comment or even a new post?, thanks!]
WE miss you muddie, but I hope you enjoyed the ryal nz ballet performanxce. Did any 1 else go?

Snowy said...

Hm, Mabey we could have a subject where it is random photots but they are on glossy paper. But ot could just be for the individual classes.

Queenie said...

I think the competition would be great.
This is off topic but GO THE WALLABIES Mr Woody, looking forward to seeing you at school tomorrow :)

Dreamhuntress said...

Mr.Woody I know this is of topic but I can't go to school today because I'v got a fever of 39.8 degeers(i spelt that wrong didn't I?). I would like Empress Penguin to take my place for class libary duty today.

Miss S. said...

Hey Room5ians,

I will check with Twenty2 when I am back at school but i'm sure there will be some very keen photographers who would love to take part! :)

Miss S.

WanderingScribe said...

Hi, thanks for coming on to my blog and for asking if I could visit your class blog. Well, I have read some and it sounds like a great class and a great use of a blog in school. I will pop back and read more when I can.