Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Looking forward

Well the classes for the year are finished and last week we held our awards mornings. Here is a photo of the assembled students and their parents for the Grade 3 event.

 I now have the tedious job of stocktaking in the library - an exercise devoid of any excitement after such a stimulating term. Over the next few weeks I will be brainstorming ideas for projects and activities in 2013. We will definitely be making some global connections and of course we will be working on our special events newspaper project. This is part of a global classroom project that I have initiated.

It's always exciting when one of one's cyber friends is recognised for their efforts. Pru Thomas of Sydney has been nominated for her blog about Flat Rosie and her adventures. Cotswold was part of this project so we are particularly proud of Mrs Thomas' nomination. If you would like to vote for this blog please go to this link. Flat Rosie rocks!

One of our own South African teachers, Karen Stadler has also been nominated in the educational wiki category for her project on Crazy Crazes. Please consider voting for her wiki here. Well done to both these ladies. We are so proud of you.

I have met Jose Popoff from Honduras through the Global Classroom. He is a dynamic teacher and he invited me into his classroom one evening. I was able to watch him teaching in real time via a Google hangout. Technology is truly amazing. Here is Jose's latest blog post on being a connected teacher. He sums it up beautifully.

One last photo. This is a young lady who has excelled in computer lessons this year and for that she received a trophy for excellence. Well done, Liyema.

And on that high note I say farewell to the 2012 year in the computer lab. I have a great job and I look forward to learning new things in 2013. For those of you who celebrate Christmas I wish you a blessed time with your family and friends. See you soon!

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