Roadblock number 1<br />Maps are a great way to explore the world and find out relevant information. Google has a range of tools to make this process simple and powerful.<br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li> You will need to navigate and analyze information from a map
Find out how to bring up the information about the “flu” in Japan
What months is the “flu” most widely spread? Write down your answer.</li></li></ul><li>Roadblock number 2<br />Photopeach is a great tool to share pictures online. It is easy to use and fast. At this “roadblock” you will be finding out how to use it. <br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li>Use the camera to make a series of pictures from 5 different plants or trees
Use the pictures that you have taken to create a “PhotoPeach”
The account that you can use is as follows</li></ul>Username = nistaa<br />Password = qwerty<br />
Roadblock number 3<br />Presentations are something we all do. But often our presentations don’t make the impact they could. Adding a powerful picture can replace much of your text.<br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li> Go to http://search.creativecommons.org/
Find three interesting pictures: one of a bird, one of a face with a smile on it & one of a shoe.
Copy it (hint to do this you will need to click on “actions” and then “view all sizes”).
Paste your photos into a PowerPoint presentation.
Save your presentation.</li></li></ul><li>Roadblock number 4<br />Collaborative writing is a great way to allow a number of students to express their ideas in a story. Titanpad is the tool that we will use for this roadblock.<br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li> Go to this website - http://titanpad.com/vZ8XC0zMh7 (be careful with the address).
Note: the story doesn’t need to make sense.</li></li></ul><li>Roadblock number 5<br />Cococabana Public School is another website with a huge collection of useful resources. They are organised by school level and subject.<br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li>You will need to navigate around the site and find some specific activities
Go to http://www.copacabana-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/Get_Smart_Pages/Get_Smart.htm
Find the following activities and note down what you find
Spin and Spell (Stage 2 English) – what do you have do in this game?
Number Pyramid – Addition & Subtraction (Number Stage 1) – what is the name of the character?
Put Annie Together (Stage 3 Science) – what do you have to do in this game?
When you have completed each activity email you answers to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) </li></li></ul><li>Roadblock number 6<br />Google Maps is a powerful tool which allows your to explore the world. It is as if all the maps in the world have been combined into this tool.<br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li> Your task is to create your own online map
Go to http://maps.google.com/ and sign in with this account</li></ul>Username = email@example.com<br />Password = 1234abcd1234<br /><ul><li> Go to “My Maps” and then “create new map”
Find the 3 places and add a “place mark” (blue pin). Give each place mark a name</li></ul> The school<br /> Indonesia<br /> The Phillipines<br />
Roadblock number 7<br />Skype can get students in touch with other students from anyplace around the world and help them collaborate and make global connections.<br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li> Figure out how to get a Skype account and check in with “willkirkwood”
Send a message or call to willkirkwood and you will get your next task
Note (if you do not get a reply in two minutes it means I am helping out somewhere else – so please move on to the next station)</li></ul> <br />You need to create an account at www.skype.com<br />Make sure you choose a strong password<br />For example: s4w4tdii (rather than sawatdii)<br />Think about: numbers, letters and characters<br />
Roadblock number 8<br />Everyone knows about Google, but not many of us use it to its full potential. Google has a massive collection of videos. While not all of them are great there is some really useful stuff out there.<br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li> You will learn a number of search tips for Google and find specific information
Go to http://www.google.com/help/features.html and at the same time also open up http://www.google.com/
Read through the first page and think about the things you could use this for
Using the tips you have just read, go to http://www.google.com/ and find the following:
Extra Challenge – try this game http://grant.robinson.name/projects/guess-the-google/ (it is quite hard but give it a go if you have time.</li></li></ul><li>Roadblock number 9<br />Voicethreadis a great way to allow people to express their ideas and views. <br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li>What can you see in these optical illusions?
Go to http://voicethread.com and sign in using these details</li></ul> Username: firstname.lastname@example.org<br /> Password: student<br /><ul><li> Go to “Browse” and search for “Jakarta – What do you see?”
Take a look at the pictures, choose 2 and leave a comment about what you see</li></li></ul><li>Roadblock number 10<br />Woodlands Junior School has an amazing collection of interactive websites for teachers and students to use.<br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li>You will need to navigate around the site and find some specific activities
Go to http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/
Find the following activities and have a play around
When you have found each activity send me the web address in an email (email@example.com) </li></li></ul><li>Roadblock number 11<br />Wordleis a fantastic tool which can help identify the main points from pieces of text.<br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li>Open http://www.wordle.net/
Insert the thumb drive into your computer and open the word document “Martin Luther King Speech”
Copy and paste the text of the speech into Wordle and create a “Wordle”
Go to the blog http://ictinthepyp.wordpress.com/ and leave a comment on the “Wordle Post” detailing the 5 biggest words</li></li></ul><li>Roadblock number 12<br />Befuddlris a great way to make puzzles from high quality images.<br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li> You are going to have to complete a puzzle and see how quickly you can do it
Go to http://www.delicious.com/wkirkwood/enviropuzzle
Once the picture opens click on “befuddle it” and see how quickly you can put it back together
Write down your time</li></li></ul><li>Roadblock number 13<br />ZimmerTwinsis a fantastic online tool which allows you to create and tell your own animated stories. <br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li> You are going to create your own movie
Go to http://www.zimmertwins.com/. Log in on the left side using these details:</li></ul> Username/Nickname: eleict<br /> Password: 4194<br /><ul><li> Click on “Make a Movie” work out how to make a movie
Make sure you save it when you are complete</li></li></ul><li>Roadblocknumber 14<br />You Tube has a massive collection of videos. While not all of them are great there is some really useful stuff out there.<br />The “roadblock”<br /><ul><li> You will need find a series of useful videos about how to solve maths problems