Allanah's Appleby Showcase

de Allanah K

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Morgan Enhanced Podcast

por Allanah K

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Made as a podcast in Garageband '11

Marae Visit

por Allanah K

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A few weeks ago we went to Te Awhina Marae. We all got together to record what we did at the marae.

Summer- School Councillor

por Allanah K

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This week we decided who are school councillors for the next couple of terms. Summer made a great job of making a speech to encourage her classmates to vote for her. She took the Easi-speak home and after a few practice goes managed to record her speech. Well done, Summer.

My Dream

por Allanah K

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My Dream Last night I had a funny dream, I blew up my balloon, Then held on tight, jumped into space, And landed on the moon. The people there looked very strange, Three eyes and one green nose. They had six legs and walked like crabs, With corks instead of toes. They showed me all around the place, Then gave me things to eat, A nasty drink that looked like ink, And funny tasting meat. They said,"Now come and see our king, He's grand- his nose is red." I said, "No thanks," and shut my eyes, And woke up home in bed. Jeanette Lingard.

What Mum Says

por Allanah K

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When Mum says, "I'll be there in a minute." She really means, I'll be at least another half-hour." But when Mum says "I want this room tidied NOW, or there'll be trouble." She really, really means it! A poem by Margaret Schroder New Zealand School Journal

My Other Jandal

por Allanah K

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Here we are on another school year at Appleby School. We are concentrating on making our voices the best that we can. To do that we record ourselves, play it back and discuss how we might improve and then re-record. Here is our first attempt for 2010. It is based on a poem, My Other Jandal' by Don Franks. My Other Jandal by Don Fanks Have you seen my other jandal? I had it just before. It shouldn’t be too hard to find- It’s somewhere on the shore. It disappeared all by itself When I was in the waves, And that’s the way my other jandal Usually behaves. The jandal photo was taken by Michael Fawcett

Interview with Mr Cook

por Allanah K

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Mr Cook is Keeley's grandfather and he used to go to Appleby School 58 years ago. We interviewed him about his school days at Appleby School.

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Interview with Nadia's Dad

por Allanah K

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We are learning how to interview people to find out more about them and to follow up with open ended questions. We are also learning about how schools were in days gone by. Appleby School is soon to celebrate 150 years. That is quite an achievement. 5MB 7 minutes

Chunky Chalks

por Allanah K

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This week's podcast was made to describe how we made chalk. The instructions are in New Zealand School Journal Pt 2 No 4 2000. School Journals are a wonderful resource for reading for NZ children. It was a bit of a competition between two groups to see who could manage their group better to produce a clear well constructed audio file. 2.4 MB 1 minute

River Bugs

por Allanah K

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River Bugs by Jan Trafford. Based on a NZ School Journal Story Part One, Number One, 2001. For reading this week Kakapo group made this radio play of Jan's article about a water adventure on the Buller River, near Nelson. Kakapo group were focussed on reading with fluency, expression and clarity. They would love some feedback on how they might improve their oral skills the next time they read aloud for a audience. 3 minutes 18 seconds 5MB

Mother's Day

por Allanah K

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We have been thinking about all of the wonderful ways that our mothers help us. Mothers are such a treasure. 3MB 3 minutes 20 seconds

Skype call to Bangkok

por Allanah K

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We had a really busy day as we Skyped into Bangkok International School and learnt a lot about life and living in Thailand. 3 minutes 26 seconds 7.9MB

Skype Call to British Columbia, Canada

por Allanah K

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Today we had fun with our first Skype call with students in other parts of the world. We talked and learned with students from Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. We had brainstormed some questions to ask the children and they had done the same for us. It was lots of fun and we learnt from each other. We learnt that it was snowing in Canada and it was yesterday there and they have seen wild bears!!!! 4 minutes 9.3 MB

River Safety Rules

por Allanah K

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This week at school we have been learning about water safety in, on or around water. Because rivers are the most dangerous places for drownings in New Zealand we have been learning a whole heap of water safety rules for around rivers and lakes. Listen carefully because one of these rules may save your life one day. 4.1Mb 2 minutes 7 seconds

Fun Swimming

por Allanah K

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After a year with myself on leave we are back podcasting. Just to remind myself of the process using iLfe09 I thought I would make a quick podcast. This week is swim week and we started off the classroom component by telling stories we have had in, on and near the water. Grace told this entertaining story of an encounter with some eels. 1.2 MB One minute 15 seconds

School Tour Interview

por Allanah K

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At the end of last term Discover IT Tasman teachers and principals went on tour of a few Nelson Schools. Brightwater School was the first on our list and we learnt much about the the journey taken by Brightwater School to cater for their 21st century learners from Janice Gulbranson. Well worth sharing. 8.8MB 8 minutes 55 seconds

How Maui Saved the Kumara

por Allanah K

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After spending time learning about pre-European settlement in the Appleby are Moutere classroom have built their own Maori legend by combining their knowledge of legends and creating one that fits well with the local area which was well known for kumara growing. Kumara are like a sweet potato. Very yummy. 5MB 3 minutes 48 seconds

Miriam Sings For the Whole School

por Allanah K

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Miriam has gained the confidence now to sing for the whole school. It is great to see how Miriam's voice is developing. 7.3MB 35 seconds

Skype Call to Argentina

por Allanah K

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As part of Spanish Language Learning at Upper Moutere we called Chrissy H who is in Argentina with a Language Immersion Award. We used Skype and Apple’s Call Recorder to record our conversation and edited it in iMovie... It is a great part of my new job to facilitate engaging learning experiences like these. 7.4MB 5 minutes 6 seconds

Talking with Buffalo

por Allanah K

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Today I got a quick Skype call from Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach who was talking to teachers in Buffalo about the sorts of things you can do with Web 2.0 technologies and I thought I would share the call with you as I haven't made a podcast in a while. Here is a link to the wiki we were talking about. Comparing Hemispheres Wiki

ICT EXPO

por Allanah K

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We are at the end of the 2007 school year at Appleby School and what better place to review some of the projects we have undertaken over the year. This movie was compiled by Raewyn, Moutere's classroom teacher. 4.7MB 3 minutes 16 seconds

Moturoa Class Camp

por Allanah K

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This week Moturoa class went on camp to the Abel Tasman National Park staying in tents at Bethany Park camping ground and exploring Kaiteriteri Beach. We also got to take the launch out into the Abel Tasman National Park and walk back to Marahau. It was a fabulous experience enjoyed by all and well supported by parent helpers. These excursions help broaden the children’s experiences and hopefully help them treasure New Zealand’s beautiful national treasures. 13.9 MB 3 minutes

'The Lost Thing' Book Review

por Allanah K

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Kieran, Zach and Josh got together to create this podcast about Shaun Tan's book, The Lost Thing. You can hear how much they enjoyed the graphics and storyline. 1.4MB 1 minute 52 seconds

Revolting Rhymes

por Allanah K

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Today while the Year Five children were at Inter-school Athletic Sports the Year Fours made a few podcasts. In this one Georgina, Miriam and Amberley chose to share Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes with you. 1.8MB 2 minutes 10 seconds

Grant - our bus driver

por Allanah K

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We are learning about people's occupations and we thought we would interview Grant, our school bus driver. Grant is a great bus driver who helps us get to and from school safely. 4MB 3 minutes 53 seconds

How Maui Found His Mother Animation

por Allanah K

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This week Waimea, the New Entrant class, shares their animation based on the Maori legend 'How Maui Found His Mother'. Maui's mother wrapped him in her topknot because she thought he was dead. He was taken to the beach but his uncle found him and taught him many tricks. When he was older he went back to the beach and met with his mother and brothers. Maui and his brothers went on to do many wonderful things like fish up the North Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand and slow down the sun because it was travelling across the sky too fast. 6.7MB 33 seconds

Music from Moturoa

por Allanah K

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This week's homework focus was music- making it, listening to it or performing it. Lots of children had great things to contribute. I was amazed particularly by Miriam- who sings 'Johnny One Note'. We knew she went to singing lessons but we didn't realise that she has such a great singing talent until she brought along the CD she had recorded with her singing teacher. She is only nine years old and has such a strong voice. Thank you for sharing with us, Miriam. 7.5MB 5 minutes 27 seconds

Who Gets Tiger?

por Allanah K

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After reading the School Journal story, 'Who Gets Tiger?" we decided to record the story and take photos of our classroom fish to illustrate it. We found out that taking photos of fish is really hard. That's why lots of the photos are a bit blurry! Our classroom fish are pretty special- one was named by us, one was named by children at Cefn Fforest School in Wales and one was named by children at Binghamton Elementary School in New York. Here is our post about it. 3.8MB 3 minutes 25 seconds

Stickers

por Allanah K

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Stickers are the latest fashion at Appleby School. All the girls are spending their playtimes and lunchtimes swapping and trading stickers. Everyone has their favourites. Which are yours? 1.9MB 1minute 35 seconds

Nelson Mask Parade

por Allanah K

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This Friday Appleby School showed all of Nelson their wonderful masks as part of the Nelson Arts Festival. Families, groups and schools all worked to create masks and join in the fun of the parade through the streets of Nelson. The theme this year was 'Sparkling, Sustainable Future'. Our theme was 'When the wind changed'- you can see the wind coming through our ranks. Children really enjoyed themselves and worked together to create a masterpiece of music, art and creativity. 56 seconds 4.3MB

Georgina's Composiion

por Allanah K

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Georgina composed this music by herself using the Apple application Garageband. I never taught her how to do this- she taught herself. 612KB 36 seconds

Embedding your podcast into Blogger

por Allanah K

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I made this podcast to accompany my Bling4yrblog blog post trying to explain how to embed your Podomatic podcasts into your Blogger blog directly rather than using a link to it. People at my workshop on podcasting were finding it difficult to understand so I thought a podcast that you can watch a couple of times after you have subscribed in iTunes would be useful as a reference if they get stuck again. To subscribe to this podcast in iTunes just click on the iTunes logo on the right hand side of this podcast page. To get the code I am talking about go to the blog post I have linked above and download the pdf so you can just copy it! Acknowledgment must go to Jing for the free Mac and PC download that allows video screen captures and to Audio Hijack that allows some tricky audio capture but mostly to Chris Betcher in Sydney that tried to help me with some even trickier swf file conversion. 3.5MB 2 minutes 24 seconds

2007 Appleby School Band

por Allanah K

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Each year we bring together a group of keen, talented students to be in our school band. They practice one afternoon a week at school and go on tour around some local schools to show what they have been learning. This year's group is called Blue Moon and we filmed this at Moturoa (Rabbit Island) which is about a five minute drive from our school. Aren't they very cool! 5MB 3 minutes 50 seconds

Hurricane Katrina

por Allanah K

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It has been two years to the day that we made this video- I publish it for the first time in memorium to those lost their lives in Hurricane Katrina. We spent one school day preparing and filming the video. We based the day around Bloom's Taxonomy with the class gathering content through the discussion of photographs I had found on the internet the night before. We then divided into teams and each prepared a section, tying it all together by making a news report. We started to run out of time as the three o'clock bell came so we had to film some of the rain sequence inside as we didn't have time to go outside to film! Because of the tight time frame we had little time for rehearsal and the children had total control over what they wanted to say. I edited that night in iMovie and was pretty pleased with the result- both with the children's learning & engagement and technically with the production. It is good that we can publish our work to a wider audience for the first time since Hurricane Katrina hit. I do apologise to those for whom the video took a longer time to download but did not want to miss anything from what the children had done. 23 MB 4 minutes 42 seconds

Keeping Ourselves Safe Animation

por Allanah K

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Every second year the whole school learns more about Keeping Ourselves Safe. The programme is supported by parents, police and a variety of videos as children are helped to understand more about being safe and getting help. The Year Five and Six class prepared this animation using the Apple application I Can Animate. The animation script follows closely one of the support videos 'Home Alone'- what to do if you find yourself arriving home and your parents aren't home yet. Everyone in class had some role in the production- script, set,animation, filming or production. It was a great effort- deserving of a wider audience. 12.7MB 3 minutes 5 seconds