Journal

March

It's almost the end of the contest.  However, the new semester in Taiwan just started.  Students in Taiwan enthusiastically collaborate with students from the USA and India to complete the buidling of the website.  They have put a lot of effots on Edmodo and now they have to put up all their photos or works here on the website.  They are looking forward to the great results of this collaboration.  It's their first time joining GVC but they have learned a lot from it.  Thanks to our partners from the USA and India.  They believe they will learn a lot from this collaboration.  

In the end of March, most of my students have submitted their works on this project so I put them up here.  They also created their own crossword puzzles.  I am really proud of my students.  This is the first time they create a wetpage with other countries.  Hopefully, the outcomes will be amazing.  

FEBRUARY

posted Mar 3, 2015, 12:18 AM by Lakshmi Srinivas   [ updated Mar 3, 2015, 12:18 AM ]

This month has been productive as far as inputs, involvement and interaction are concerned. Both schools from USA and India have been working with enthusiasm. Special mention must be made of the  Powtoon animations by Andrews school, Texas. Kudos to the students for having done their best in spite of  the major technical hiccup in their area. St Mark's Meera Bagh students have been zealous in their contribution in the form of text, artwork, You tube videos to name a few.Initial cleaning , navigation ,school links, home page and other basic things were done by St Mark's  Posting is being done by both the schools.  Our third partner from Taiwan was expected to join back after one month break on February 23. But we have no communication yet from them yet. We are hopeful as the entire month is left. A mail will be sent to Ms Jenny, the teacher coordinator to know the status. Hope to get the site more or less ready by March 20.

December- January

posted Jan 22, 2015, 8:03 AM by Lakshmi Srinivas   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 4:16 AM ]

Students chose their subtopics in December and have started posting content and illustrations in January. Two students Tanmay and Aman have been entrusted with the task of web designing under the direct supervision of Mr Naveen Gupta our ComputerScience teacher. GVC logo and instructions for posting in google site has been sent to all three of them. Hope to see work begin in full swing. Students from Taiwan will be not available from tomorrow till February 23 as per Jenny's update in EDMODO. All three schools have been interacting  in EDMODO. Hope to see some wonderful work from the students . A good introduction has been posted by Ishaan  on the chosen topic Food Clothing and Shelter. Communication among teachers is satisfactory

Back in action

posted Jan 20, 2015, 10:21 AM by Louis Fleming   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 4:16 AM by Lakshmi Srinivas ]

The winter break ended with a huge ice storm that left many families without power for anywhere from 10 hours to 4 days. The weight of the ice damaged more than 250 trees in our community. Some trees fell and damaged houses or vehicles. 

The storm left many of the students a little uneasy as our first week back, the weather was still stormy and many still feared more destruction.

The students have been busy writing a lot of content as several in writing about their family's holiday traditions and foods, ended up with over 2000 words of content. 

The students are looking at various media ways to include their content. I have students exploring animation software,  several are looking at video, and others are looking at writing a comic book version with narration.

I have a strong programmer who is going to look at creating some type of quiz / puzzle using javascript.

Report December 3

posted Dec 3, 2014, 6:59 AM by Lakshmi Srinivas   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 4:16 AM ]

Our team members are active in EDMODO. They have effectively interacted in EDMODO and arrived at the topic FOOD CLOTHING and SHELTER . Subtopics have been posted under Small Groups for the students to choose and post content according to their choice. Participating schools have been asked to post their group picture and link to school website. We aim to have posts in various topics before the schools closes for Christmas so that we can start making our website in January. Students of St Mark's Meera Bagh are busy with their third Formative assessment till December 6 after which they are expected to be more actively involved. My students have been given instructions to make banners/ posters and introduction for the Homepage. Our Winter break is from January1-15 ,2015. Shall post this in EDMODO too.

Thanksgiving, Exams, Christmas Break

posted Dec 1, 2014, 2:25 PM by Louis Fleming   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 4:16 AM by Lakshmi Srinivas ]

This is a time of weather change and holidays and the students are currently involved in a web design lab that involves editing graphics and learning to make page anchors. With the upcoming Christmas break, they will be collecting pictures of food and clothing to upload in January. They are excited about the idea of the food and clothing and getting to use their own favorite foods and the clothes that many will receive as gifts. One student has already asked to work just on food as her parents run a local restaurant and she woks there part time. 

I am working on getting an architect to speak to my students about housing. 

Greetings

posted Nov 17, 2014, 7:35 AM by Louis Fleming   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 4:16 AM by Lakshmi Srinivas ]

It has been a busy term here as my students had multiple assemblies and extracurricular activities have had them extremely busy. The change of seasons here left me fighting a cold and I am just now getting back to normal. My students have logged in to Edmodo and most have made at least one post. We have worked on basic html skills leading up to this point and today we will begin a unit dealing with graphics and page anchors. The students are eager to learn and work with all the students here.

Wunshan Senior High School, Taiwan (Kaohsiung)

posted Nov 16, 2014, 5:23 PM by Jennifer Chen   [ updated Jan 30, 2015, 9:22 PM by Lakshmi Srinivas ]

Hello everyone,
My students have visited our edmodo site and greeted each other.  We have come up with a topic and we will post the contents on our webpage soon.  My students will introduce themselves first and then introduce different etiquettes in different countries.  

October

posted Nov 10, 2014, 8:32 AM by GVC 14   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 4:16 AM by Lakshmi Srinivas ]

September: Team members were announced and students of St Mark's School, Meera Bagh, New Delhi ,began their registration. 
October : Students posted Introductions, write ups  and photos on festivals. Students from Andrews High School, Texas ,began their registration. As there was no response from the third school it was replaced by Wunshan Senior High School, Taiwan. Interaction among students has just begun. Posting of ideas for the website is yet to begin.

Posted for Lakshmi Srinivas, St. Marks, India

What is This

posted Aug 8, 2014, 1:40 PM by GVC 14   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 4:16 AM by Lakshmi Srinivas ]

At least once a month, each of the three schools should post a summary of what has been done so far.  This will be a journal not only of the collaboration, but also of the growth of the group in developing the chosen topic.

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