Tuesday, 26 June 2007

New Building

On Saturday the teaching staff took the opportunity to tour the new building. Sadly, the lifts have not yet had their final inspection which meant we all had to walk to the very top before we could begin the tour!

It was very exciting to see all the new rooms, especially the Library Study Room which will be fully equipped with Macbooks during the next two months.

After spending quite a lot of time viewing the plans over the last six months I was surprised how big many of the rooms were, although they will be smaller when the furniture arrives.

We also have over 100 new computers arriving over the next two months, so it will be a busy time for all involved.

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Pivot Stickfigure Animator

Animation within the classroom opens up huge possibilities in terms of literacy, creativity and general ICT skills. Students at Kellett have the opportunity to create animations throughout the school, culminating in a six week project in Year 5.

A fun way of getting started with animation is with Pivot Stickfigure Animator. Year Three are currently having fun with this piece of software, creating all sorts of weird and wonderful animations. One of the great things about Stickfigure is that it's absolutely free!!

You can download the software here; http://www.snapfiles.com/get/stickfigure.html

Have fun!

Google Earth Updates

Good to see that Google Earth have updated their images of Hong Kong. In particular, the images of Kellett are now more recent and clearly show the extension, whereas before the extension was not there!

Google Earth 4 is now available (free of charge!) and it is well worth upgrading, or downloading if you don't have it already. The ability to tilt the images add a new dimension to the software, particularly when looking at areas such as The Peak.

For new users Google Earth 4 can be downloaded at http://earth.google.com/

If you already have Google Earth 3 you can upgrade your software by clicking Help, Check For Updates Online.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007


We have now added a ClustrMap to the blog to track the location of traffic to our school website. If successful we will consider adding another to track traffic to this blog.

Monday, 11 June 2007

P6 Show... A Load of Rubbish??

No, of course it wasn't!

Well done to all those involved in the P6 show. A Load of Rubbish was great fun from start to finish with some brilliant acting thrown in. A most enjoyable evening.

Friday, 8 June 2007

A Hard Days Tycooning

P5 have begun their project on Rollercoaster Tycoon. They are using the management simulation to design and run an amusement park.

The parks have been constructed really quickly and guests have flocked to them. Problems have arisen with questions over construction and the hiring of staff, but in the most part there have been no disasters. One student managed to lose around 50 guests whilst another cruelly sacked a handy man after less than a day's work!!

Work has been planned in Literacy to run alongside the project covering aspects such as persuasive writing and information texts. Students have responded very positively to the project, often returning to the ICT room in their own time to continue building their parks.

Computer Club Paloozaheads!

Computer Club have been having fun creating their own Paloozaheads.

Check out the results here:




You can create your own Paloozahead by visiting www.paloozahead.com