Hello year 4
After our presentation, we would like to know:
Did the slideshow help you?
Is what we taught you useful?
Could you understand the slideshow well?
We skyped to a class in Bangkok. I also skyped to a class in japan a while ago and I am going to compare the Skype calls.
It was the same because they were both international schools in the Asia Pacific. We also got a lot of new ideas from them both like how we can express ourselves. Also ideas like ways to learn.
But there’re many differences like the class in japan were much more prepared and we also had more time with them. With the 2 school the one in japan we connected with them through social stuff but with the school in Bangkok we connected with learning and the ways we do it because our teacher talks to their teacher a lot.
This week we Skyped with an international school in Bangkok, Thailand. Our Skype session went very well, we found out so many things.
During our Skype session with the Thai class we found out that we had so many similarities such as that they also use the concentric circles and that they love sports and the difference was that the sports they do are completely those are completely different to the sports we do, the sports they do are boxing and badminton and we do soccer and Basketball.
While our class was Skyping with the Thai class Bailey and I were writing tweets to show how our session was going.
Overall, even though they are from a completely different nation on the other side of the world we still have similarities.
I could connect to the kids in Bangkok more than the ones in Japan because we use similar learning strategies to them such as the ice berg models and the concentric circles for questions and perspectives. They also use a lot of technology in their learning. They also explore their passions like how we have passion hour every Thursday afternoon.
Our class and Sam’s class had a lot in common in our learning. We do the same things at school, and we doing the same things like doing the concentric circles are and the iceberg and doing new questions and connections. We both have a blog. The iceberg model is to make people have a deeper understanding of a topic, and the concentric circles are asking a lot of people their perspective.
It was easier to Skype with this class because we could connect to them through learning and the other class talked about out of school what we did. It was a good way to learn with others because we got to communicate with other people which we didn’t really know.
Today we skyped with a school in Bangkok, Thailand.
I felt confident because when we skyped Japan we had no experience talking with International PYP schools so I was nervous speaking with them. Also when we were talking with Japan we were loud and we all talked at the same time. But when we talked with Thailand we knew how to talk, we waited for them to tell us about their learning and we spoke clearly and confidently.
What I can connect between Japan’s Skype call and Thailand’s Skype call is that we both had passion hour and we all explore our passions. We had more connections with Thailand because we do the same things and we learn the same way. They also had lots of people from different countries and so did we. We also did the concentric circle and the iceberg model so that also connects.
They were a class from Thailand, also very excited and eager to learn. There were only few things that didn’t make us connect like, obviously, what’s your countries major sport? But basically every other way we connected, we learn the same, we have the same homework and we like the same things.
I hope the next time we make a Skype call to another country, we don’t connect as much because it’s interesting to see the way people live every day.
Today we skyped with a class in Bangkok, Thailand. For the first Skype call we did with a class in Japan, we didn’t have many connections but for this one we had more than all of us could think of.
I think what was different from the Skype call with Thailand was that we had way more connections than the other Skype call with Japan.
We could both connect through many things like or concentric circle which they call a learning log. We could also connect with them through our way of learning. We could also connect through passion hour which is what they also do. Passion hour is when you find your passion and you do something to represent the passion like a dance if you’re doing dancing or something.
I really enjoyed the Skype call with the class in Thailand. I thought that we had a lot of connections with the class.
Today we skyped a class in Bangkok, Thailand.
I really enjoyed doing this as we had already skyped the class in Japan and we knew what to expect when we were talking.
I asked them the question what is the best way that you learn in your class and they replied that they make conversations and virtual conversations. I thought that was interesting compared to the Japan class because they said that they mostly learn with the teacher telling them everything, not for them to go and find out. For me I like to go and find out things myself, not rely on others.
We actually connected a lot because we had been talking about Mr Sam in class before we skyped him and then we skyped him we felt that because we knew about him a bit more we could connect in many ways.
Today we skyped a class in Japan. I thought that we could only connect through food but actually that was not true as there were so many connections that we did not realize. We both do sport which was one connection as we both play soccer. We also realized that our national animals are kangaroos, wallabies, koalas but theirs is a bird called a toko. We also have a bird even though we did not realize it called an Australian white ibis. We said that for lunch we have a cafeteria and we order what we want and put it in the lunch box and take it to the cafeteria and then back so we can eat it. We also mainly make our own lunch and bring it to school in our lunch boxes. They said that they also have a cafeteria and order their lunches and then bring them back for lunch to eat. They also said that if they want they can bring their own lunch to school. We asked them what they eat for lunch at school and they all screamed out sushi. We knew that they were going to say that and we said that we also all love sushi and eat it a lot. For music they have a traditional instrument called koto. I thought that it sounded like a big guitar the way they explained what it was. After all there were so many things that I could connect with them even if we don’t live in the same country or follow the same religion.