Thursday, 27 September 2018

Astria – Countdown to Impact

A teacher in another school has recently blogged that:
“Students don’t learn much playing this game called Astria – Countdown to Impact: Their time could be better spent doing other things”.

I partly disagree with this statement because Astria is a learning game. If the goal wasn't to learn then it wouldn't be classified as a learning game. The main learning aspect of Astria is to understand how to identify a reliable piece of text. Not only that but you can also learn new vocabulary such as the word schematic. Also this game makes you think about the best way to solve a problem, you also must give evidence as to why you choose that solution and not one of the others.
However, I do see where this teacher is coming from and understand them. They may of had higher expectations for this game after using games such as StudyLadder, Mathletics or other games like that. They could've believed that this game fell short of games such as StudyLadder because of the reason that this game has ending and once you finished the game you have to restart and you would just be replaying the same story over and over again. However with games like StudyLadder there is no end, the longer you go you different types of questions. They may have been under the impression that it was going to include different types of learning such as maths, writing, science and technology.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Teacher Strike Infographic

WALT: create an infographic to show our understanding

In this task, we created an infographic about the teacher strike using the information we got from our survey. We used a variety of presentation styles e.g. pie charts, bar charts, donut charts, words, fractions, percentages etc. 

Whilst doing this task I realized that many teachers have big classrooms and also that the majority of them agreed with the strike.

I worked by myself in this task and I think I did quite well because I managed to catch up to the rest of the class really quickly. Also once I figured how to do it efficiently it became easy.