Thursday, 17 December 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hi All,
I am off on a holiday as this is the last day of school for this year. I am having a 'low tech' break which will be back to basics. I am going with my family to Lake Toba in North Sumatra to spend 3 weeks at my husband's village, Balige.

We will live in a traditional house and my plan is to ride a bike to the next village each day where I will learn to weave Ulos - the traditional cloth of the area.

To wish you all seasons greetings, I have embedded the player for our school's Radio Station. Please listen to Priska from Grade 10 sing 'O Holy Night' which I recorded live in the SWA Theater. Her voice reminds me of KD Lang. Incredible to know that she has only been singing on stage for the past year.

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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Band Concert Video

This was one of the videos shown at the SWA Theater during the band concert yesterday. It was made by Grade 8.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Who Am I? Beliefs

In Grade 1 the students are making mini presentations about their beliefs. This is one example by Kayla. She is taking a photo of herself using the webcam to put into her Keynote.

The Grade 1 students are easily able to make multimedia presentations independently. All of this work is currently being collated and put into a digital portfolio. The teacher will burn each student portfolio to DVD to be sent home for the parents to see.

We decided to save the keynotes as a Quicktime movie so that parents can view them on a Windows computer as well.

Friday, 4 December 2009

The 10s Play Trini Dewi Theatre

Today the 10s played Trini Dewi Theatre at the soft opening. This is a video of the rehearsal.

Thursday, 3 December 2009


I made this Prezi last year. There has been a lot of improvements made to this app since then. Take a look at my presentation about 1:1 at SWA. Of course things at SWA have changed too. Our 1:1 laptop program now begins in Grade 4, Grades 1-3 share a mobile Mac lab and Kindy have sets of iMacs in each classroom.