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Week 18 – December 25th, 2014 – Christmas!

Merry Christmas, class!

Today is Christmas, so we are going to make Christmas cards to give to our classmates and post on our blog.

Go here to make your card. Follow the instructions and then

1. “embed” the code on your blog.

2. Send to two of your friends in your class. (Ask your friend for their e-mail address.)

After you have finished all of your work, you can watch some of the videos below.




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Week 17 – December 16th, 2014 – Make and Post Your Voki

Hi class!

Today you are going to do these things:

1. Practice typing. We will finish the tests today.

2. Go to the voki website again, and create your voki.

3. Under the “Give It a Voice” section, choose the “Text to speech” option.

4. Go to your “Voki script” blog from last week, and copy your script into the window.

5. Choose a voice. For language, choose English.

6. Share your voki on your blog.

Please make sure the following work is finished:

1. Unit 1 Quiz writing.

2. Unit 2 Quiz writing.

3. Add to Teacher Sunny’s Class.

4. Post your link to your blog.

5. Game link and review.

6. Picture and description.

7. Comment on a post.

8. Unit 3 Quiz writing and comment.

9. Post a video on your blog with description.

10. Unit 4 Quiz writing.

11. Avatar and introduction.

12. Voki Script.

13. Voki

  *After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

 

 

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Week 16 – December 9th, 2014 – Make Your Voki Script

Hello class!

Today we are going to do these things:

1. First practice AST for your typing test today.

2. In the second class, we will start the test.

This is the score scale based on Raw (wpm):

5-10 words = 70

11-20 words = 75

21-30 words = 80

31-35 words = 85

36-40 words = 90

41-45 words = 95

More than 45 words = 100

 

3. The people who aren’t taking the test is going to go here to practice making a “voki”. A voki is a talking avatar.

4. After you have decided what kind of voki you want, go to your blog and write a script and post it. Write down what your voki will say.

Example: My name is Bob. I am an astronaut. I love traveling and checking out new technology. I come from a planet called Earth, but I have been to Mars and the Moon. I hope to go to Jupiter and Saturn one day. Well, it looks like the rocket is ready for take off, so we’ll have to chat later. Nice talking to you! Now it’s time for lift off!

5. Next time, we will make your voki and add this text to it and hear your voki talk. Just write the script for today. The title for you blog today is: Voki Script

Please make sure the following work is finished:

1. Unit 1 Quiz writing.

2. Unit 2 Quiz writing.

3. Add to Teacher Sunny’s Class.

4. Post your link to your blog.

5. Game link and review.

6. Picture and description.

7. Comment on a post.

8. Unit 3 Quiz writing and comment.

9. Post a video on your blog with description.

10. Unit 4 Quiz writing.

11. Avatar and introduction.

12. Voki Script. (today)

  *After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

 

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Week 15 – December 1st, 2014 – Make An Avatar

Hello class!

Here are the things we will do today:

1. Practice typing. AST or BBC.

2. Today we are going to make an avatar here.

3. Save your avatar and post it to your blog and write a short introduction. Answer these questions in your introduction:

a. What is the avatar’s name?

b. Why did you design the avatar this way?

c. What does your avatar like to do?

If you can’t save your avatar, take a screen capture and post the picture to your blog. This is how you capture a screen: press (alt) + (prtscrn)

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Go to the “Paint” program and paste it there. Then save the picture to the desktop. Remember to save as a “JPEG” or “GIF” file. Then post the picture in your blog.

Please make sure the following work is finished:

1. Unit 1 Quiz writing

2. Unit 2 Quiz writing

3. Add to Teacher Sunny’s Class

4. Post your link to your blog

5. Game link and review

6. Picture and description.

7. Comment on a post.

8. Unit 3 Quiz writing and comment.

9. Post a video on your blog with description.

10. Unit 4 Quiz writing.

11. Avatar and introduction. (today)

 

 *After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

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Week 14 – November 24th, 2014 – Unit 4 Quiz Writing

Hello class!

Here are the things we will do today:

1. Practice typing. AST or BBC.

2. Today you are going to post your Unit 4 writing from your ESL Class.

3. After you have finished, make sure ALL of the following work is finishe:

1. Unit 1 Quiz writing

2. Unit 2 Quiz writing

3. Add to Teacher Sunny’s Class

4. Post your link to your blog

5. Game link and review

6. Picture and description.

7. Comment on a post.

8. Unit 3 Quiz writing and comment.

9. Post a video on your blog with description.

10. Unit 4 Quiz writing. (today)

 *After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

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Week 13 – November 18th, 2014 – Posting a video.

Hello class!

Here are the things we will do today:

1. Practice typing. AST or BBC.

2. Today you are going to post a video on your blog.

3. Go here. Choose a one of the videos from Birdbox Studio. *You can only choose a video from here!

a. Summarize the video in your own words. What was it about? (Write at least 5 sentences.)

b. Why did you choose this video? (Write at least 5 sentences.)

Please make sure the following work is finished:

1. Unit 1 Quiz writing

2. Unit 2 Quiz writing

3. Add to Teacher Sunny’s Class

4. Post your link to your blog

5. Game link and review

6. Picture and description.

7. Comment on a post.

8. Unit 3 Quiz writing and comment.

9. Post a video on your blog with description. (today)

 

 *After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

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Week 12 – November 11, 2014 – ESL Unit 3 Writing

Hello class!

Here are the things we will do today:

1. Practice typing. AST or BBC.

2. Today you are going to post your Unit 3 writing from your ESL Class.

3. After you have finished, go to a friend’s post from this class, and make a comment on their writing. Answer these questions:

a. What was good about this writing? Why did you like it?

b. What is one thing your friend can do to make their writing better?

Please make sure the following work is finished:

1. Unit 1 Quiz writing

2. Unit 2 Quiz writing

3. Add to Teacher Sunny’s Class

4. Post your link to your blog

5. Game link and review

6. Picture and description.

7. Comment on a post.

8. Unit 3 Quiz writing and comment. (today)

 *After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

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Week 11 – November 4th, 2014 – Commenting on posts

Hello class!

Today we are going to make a comment on some blog posts.

Here are the things we are going to do today:

1. Practice typing. AST or BBC.

2. Go to my post from last week about Anne Hathaway.

3. Click on the heart, and type a comment in the comment box. Answer these questions in the comment:

a. Where is Anne Hathaway from?

b. What is the name of the first movie Teacher Sunny saw her in?

c. What’s the name of another movie she was in?

d. Why does Teacher Sunny like her?

e. Do you like Anne Hathaway? Why or why not?

4. After you have commented on my post, go to your “reader” section on your dashboard and click on a classmate’s name. Then make a comment on their “game review” post.

5. Answer these questions in the comment:

a. Did you like this game?

b. What makes this game fun?

6. Make sure I saw your comment, and make sure your friend saw your comment.

Please make sure the following work is finished:

1. Unit 1 Quiz writing

2. Unit 2 Quiz writing

3. Add to Teacher Sunny’s Class

4. Post your link to your blog

5. Game link and review

6. Picture and description.

7. Comment on a post. (today)

 *After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

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Week 10 – October 28th, 2014 – Posting a picture and description

Hello class,

Here are the things we are going to do today:

1. Practice typing. AST or BBC.

2. Find a picture of your favorite singer, actor, writer, artist, or sports star.

3. Post the picture.

4. Write a paragraph about who the person is, what do they do, and why they are your favorite.

Here is an example:

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This is my favorite actress Anne Hathaway. She is an American actress and she has acted in many great movies. The first time I saw her was in a movie called The Princess Diaries. She was just a teenager back then, but she was already a wonderful actress. She is not only an actress for teenager movies, but she has also acted in many serious dramas, like Les Miserables for example.

I really like Anne Hathaway because I think she is a really talented actress. She is also very beautiful and elegant looking. I hope to see her in many more movies in the future. If you don’t know who she is, maybe you can check out the movie The Devil Wears Prada. That’s one of my favorite movies, and she’s excellent in it!

*If you haven’t finished your work from before, finish them in class now!

1. Unit 1 Quiz writing

2. Unit 2 Quiz writing

3. Add to Teacher Sunny’s Class

4. Post your link to your blog

5. Game link and review

6. Picture and description. (today)

 

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Week 9 – October 21st, 2014 – Game Link and Review

Hello, class!

Here are the things we will do today:

1. Practice typing for 20 minutes. Go to AST or BBC.

2. Go to the links below and play the games. Choose the website you like the most.

3. Copy the link and put it on your blog.

4. Write a short paragraph about why this was your favorite website, and describe the game.

5. Write at least 50 words in your paragraph.

Here are the links:

Where’s Waldo? (Deep Sea Divers)

Where’s Waldo? (The Future)

Poptropica

The Adventures of Tintin 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Example:

Post name: (name of the game you like) “Where’s Waldo (The Future)”

My favorite game is Where’s Waldo? You can play the game here.

I like this game because it is very exciting and fun. The picture is so cool with so many people in it! Some of the people in the picture move, and it’s very fun to look at. But, this game is so difficult. There is a long list of things I have to find. The things are very difficult to find. Some of the things are very small, so I can’t see them easily in the picture. Sometimes I don’t know who I am supposed to be looking for, so I have to do some research to understand who the characters are. In conclusion, I love games that are a little difficult but fun. I also love looking for things! That is my favorite kind of game. Click on the link and try the game for yourself!

*If you haven’t finished your work from before, finish them in class now!

1. Unit 1 Quiz writing

2. Unit 2 Quiz writing

3. Add to Teacher Sunny’s Class

4. Post your link to your blog

5. Game link and review