1. 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
2. Go to http://www.google.org/flutrends/
3. Find out how to bring up the information about the “flu” in Japan
4. 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
5. Use the pictures that you have taken to create a “PhotoPeach”
6. Website: www.photopeach.com
7. The account that you can use is as follows</li></ul>Username = nistaa<br />Password = qwerty<br />
8. 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/
9. Find three interesting pictures: one of a bird, one of a face with a smile on it & one of a shoe.
10. Copy it (hint to do this you will need to click on “actions” and then “view all sizes”).
11. Paste your photos into a PowerPoint presentation.
12. 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).
13. Add your group name to the Titanpad.
14. Write the next sentence of the story.
15. 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
16. Go to http://www.copacabana-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/Get_Smart_Pages/Get_Smart.htm
17. Find the following activities and note down what you find
18. Spin and Spell (Stage 2 English) – what do you have do in this game?
19. Number Pyramid – Addition & Subtraction (Number Stage 1) – what is the name of the character?
20. Put Annie Together (Stage 3 Science) – what do you have to do in this game?
21. 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
22. 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”
23. 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 />
24. 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”
25. Send a message or call to willkirkwood and you will get your next task
26. 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 />
27. 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
28. Go to http://www.google.com/help/features.html and at the same time also open up http://www.google.com/
29. Read through the first page and think about the things you could use this for
30. Using the tips you have just read, go to http://www.google.com/ and find the following:
31. The population of Indonesia and China
32. The weather in Jakarta and Stockholm
33. How much is 50,000 Indonesian rupiahs in Thai Baht (THB)
34. Write your answers down.
35. 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?
36. 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?”
37. 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
38. Go to http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/
39. Find the following activities and have a play around
40. Addition to 10
41. Drag and Spell
42. The Water Cycle
43. 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/
44. Insert the thumb drive into your computer and open the word document “Martin Luther King Speech”
45. Copy and paste the text of the speech into Wordle and create a “Wordle”
46. 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
47. Go to http://www.delicious.com/wkirkwood/enviropuzzle
48. Choose any of the pictures on that page
49. Once the picture opens click on “befuddle it” and see how quickly you can put it back together
50. 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
51. 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
52. 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
53. Go to http://www.youtube.com
54. You are going to need to use the search feature – this works by entering keywords.
55. Find videos which help explain the following:
56. How to do long division (author: patrickJMT)
57. How to add fractions (author: yourteachermathhelp)
58. What are the answers to the problems in each of these videos? Write them down.</li>