Planet Avatar – Starting A Project on the Planets in our Solar System using Voki

We are doing a project on the Sun, and the planets in our solar system.

We thought it would be fun to do our project using avatars.

 

First we wrote down what we were going to say.

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First Avatar Abi will tell us about the Sun.

Avatar Alice talks to us about Mercury

Avatar Amy tells us

some interesting facts about Venus

Avatar Calum talks

about his home planet, Earth.

Avatar JC gives us

some information about the Moon.

Avatar Cian has some information about

The Red Planet, Mars.

Guess how many moons Jupiter has?

Avatar Clara will tell you the answer and more!

Breaking News!

Saturn has even more moons than Jupiter.

Our reporter Avatar Fiona will tell you about it 🙂

A report from the very special

and unusual Avatar Jack.

He is truly out of this world!

This is Isabella’s report on the planet Neptune.

Well done to all.

 

The experts tell us that Pluto is a dwarf planet

but we are fond of it and wouldn’t like

to see it disappear from school books

Finally Avatar Jake is going to tell us

about the early days of the Planet Earth.

We think we would have a lot more fun

if only we could get our own voices recorded properly on Voki.

At the moment we have to change ‘text’ into words instead.

It is fun, but we really don’t sound like this!

We are working on trying to solve this problem

and are going to try a different microphone.

Has anyone any advice?

 

We enjoy learning about the planets.

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Can you see the planets hanging from our classroom ceiling?

An Invitation to Comment

To our studentstheir families, friends and other visitors

 

You are very welcome to our Classroom Blog.

During the year you will see class work here.

You are invited to make comments on this blog.

 

Our classroom rules are very simple:

‘Be kind. Be safe. Be fair.’

I would ask you to do this online also.

 

So when you make a comment on this blog

I would ask you to

Be safe.

During the year we will learn about being safe online.

Do not give your surname or address.

 

If you look through this blog you will see

that Teacher is careful to be safe.

She does not put any photographs

of children on the blog.

 

Be kind and fair.

Comments should be helpful and friendly.

Think about what you are going

to say before you write it.

 

Check what you have written

before you press ‘Submit Comment’.

Be careful to use the correct spelling.

Remember sentences begin

with a capital letter

and end in a full stop.

 

Do not use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.

People see this as shouting online.

 

I hope you enjoy this blog.

I know you will like seeing your work here.

 

Teacher will just give your

first names with your work.

You should only use your first name

when you are making comments online.

Parents who leave comments

are asked not to use last names either.

 

How To Write Great Comments !

Really great advice from 4KM and 4KJ Leopold Primary School in Victoria, Australia

A link to their wonderful blog follows:
http://www.4kmand4kj.global2.vic.edu.au/learn-about-blogging/how-to-comment/

 

So how do you comment?

1. Click on the title of any post that you would like to comment on.

This will bring you to a version of this post

on which you can comment.

 

2. Scroll down the page to find the comment form

at the bottom of the post.

 

3. Write your first name only.

 

There is no need to enter an email address

if you are a student.

If you do enter an email address

only Teacher can see it.

 

4. Write your comment.

 

5. Enter the anti-spam word.

This proves that you are not a robot!

 

6. Now click ‘Submit Comment’

 

Please remember to use first names only.

 

Blogging plans for the year ahead.

When this blog began,

its primary purpose was to provide information

for the students in 2nd Class Room 6 and their parents

about the work we do in class.

 

As the blog showcases the children’s work,

other visitors are very welcome also.

 

This blog is achieving what was intended.

This year it is hoped to engage the children even more with their classroom blog.

 

The children often comment on the Photopeach slideshows.

It is hoped to encourage them to comment

more often directly on this blog.

 

When the children in Room 6 comment they are writing

for a purpose

and for a wider audience of parents and friends.

This is motivating.

 

Making comments encourage the children to more literate:

writing in different genres,

and also to be computer literate.

 

Having a classroom blog and having opportunities to comment

help children learn about safety issues

and appropriate behaviour online in an authentic way.