Hi year 4′s,
After our presentation we hope you learned the concept of transformation.
Did we allow you to think for yourself?
Was our presentation clear and could you understand?
Was it a fun way of learning?
Would you have changed anything?
The connections we had with the class in Thailand is that in my class we have to get a question from Mrs Blumgart and we have to answer it and get peoples perspectives and make connections and the class in Thailand does the same thing each week, we all have time to do our passion at school.
We had more connections with the class in japan to the class in Thailand but we had more differences with the class in japan to the class in Japan. For example a difference between our classes to the class in Thailand is we play different sports, most of us here play basketball, netball, soccer and AFL but there they play badminton and a game where it is like tennis but they play with their feet and the ball is made out of plastic. A difference with the class in japan is that they don’t have to wear school uniform but my class and the class in Thailand has to wear uniforms.
I think it is important to have differences and to have simulates because then we can share about the things we have incoming and have difference and we can learn about those differences so we could try it.
I thought that is was fun to find out about different people at different country and how they learn and I hope we could do it more often.
I think I could connect to the kids in Bangkok way more than the ones in Japan because we learned with a lot of similar stratigies such as the ice berg model and the concenteric circle. I think if they were prepred, they could of asked us a lot of questions and I think we would have loved to answer them. I learned so much about them and how they present their learning. We both use a lot of technology in presenting work. I also loved how we both communicate with people around the world with social networks like twitter, skype and flikr. I thought the skype session was really helpful for my learning and I learned a lot.
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.
We Skyped a school in Japan. I learned a lot and it changed my perspective on the world.
I never knew that I had so many similarities to kids my age in Japan. It changed my perspective on the whole world because I found out that everyone is different but has similarities. I found so many connections between us like we both love to eat sushi.
I also learned that all stereotypes aren’t all wrong but they aren’t all true. We were really worried about asking them some questions because they sounded stereotypical but they ended up answering it like we thought they would!
I walked into the Skype call thinking that I wouldn’t have any connections but I walked out thinking that they are so similar to me.
Well we just Skyped another class in Japan. “Why?” some people might ask, we wanted to make new connections between our classes and compare how we learn and live. we learnt a lot and made a lot of connections.
A few connections is we all love similar music like Gangnam style, we also like similar food like sushi and we also play the same kind of sports like basketball and soccer. But we don’t just connect through sports, food and music but one kid in their class his name is Kai and we have a Kai in our class which just means that we really are just the same kind of people.
I enjoyed the skyping with the class in Japan because it gave me a better understanding about how people in another country live.
It surprised me that we enjoyed some of the same things. Also it surprised me that we can really connect with people in another country.
I had the role of being the photographer, and it was interesting to see how the kids in this class reacted to the questions and answers.
When we were asking questions I was expecting answers that we wouldn’t connect to, but it ended up being the opposite.
We listen to the same music like, ‘Gangnam style’ which we ended up dancing to. We both like to eat sushi; which I thought was funny because the kids thought we might not have known what sushi was, when it’s actually my favourite food. We all play similar sports and we have similar names.
I really enjoyed the call because I never thought that people from another side of the world would have so many connections with us.
When we first got connection to Japan I didn’t know what to do. I had my question in my hand feeling nervous and excited at the same time.
When I was called up to ask my question I was really nervous but as soon as I opened my mouth all my worries left me and I got a huge hit of excitement. As I asked my question, all these things went through my head, am I speaking to fast, am I mumbling, can they understand me etc. When they answered my question and had moved off the screen I felt relived it had gone really well.
During our conversation I discovered a lot about what they learn at their school. They learn to paly a 13 stringed instrument called the Koto, the enjoy eating Sushi, they play most of the sports we play and they are quite similar to us in their classes.
For the rest of the time I listened to the questions and answers we asked them and they asked us. At the end we finished with a quick dance to Gangnam Style.
This is my map of connections in the Asia Pacific. Throughout making this, I have learned that all the places in the Asia Pacific have at least one thing in common. I liked making the map. It tought me a lot that I hadn’t even heard about.
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