Tuesday, January 11, 2011

English Homework

Today, during the English lesson, we played a game called broken telephone. Each team of either 7 or 8 students had to form a line get a message down it to the last person. This person would then write down what he or she heard and see if it was correct. Unfortunately, our team's first player forgot the message after hearing it from the teacher, Mr Nooh. But, it highlighted to me the importance of communication. Communication is very important because it lets us exchange information. Without this exchange of information, life would come to a complete standstill as tasks would not be completed, requests would not be made and no information would be able to reach anybody other than its creator. My favorite forms of communication are oral, written/print and electronic communication. I feel that nothing can beat oral communication in describing ideas accurately. The way a person speaks and gesticulates can tell the listener a lot. For serious matters, I feel that written or print communication is the best form, as everything is put in writing and can be read multiple times and kept for future use. Electronic communication, in my opinion, offers the best way to communicate with the masses, as internet access is widespread nowadays. People who don't even know the "speaker" and are in a different country can listen in on things without having to do anything much. A person decides which for of communication to use at a certain time by taking into consideration factors such as the audience and the information needed to be shared.  I hardly face any difficulties in communicating with other people. However, at times, certain people do not understand certain things that I want them to and vice-versa due to a language, interest and/or knowledge difference. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 2: Video Reflection

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Day 2: Tower-Building Activity

Here are the slides on the Tower-Building Activity on Day 2 (5th January, 2010) at SST:





Day 2: Tower-Building Activity

Here are the slides on the Tower-Building Activity on Day 2 (5th January, 2010) at SST:





Day 1, Mac Attack 1, Activity 4: End-of-the-day Reflection



Reflection Questions

  1. What have you done today?
  2. What have you learnt today?
  3. Why did you choose to come to SST?
  4. What are your aspirations as a member of the SST family?
  5. How have you grown from the activities conducted today? Use one of the pictures from the PICASA album which best illustrates your growth (especially in relation to the 3Rs).
Answers:
  1. I've gotten more familiar with my Macbook, as well as written down a reflection and pasted in on the classroom wall.
  2. I have learnt how to connect to the SST wi-fi network, how to and how not to use my Learning Device, how to use Photo Booth, how to post a blog entry using my email as a platform and how to become a co-author of a blog.
  3. I chose to come to SST because in SST, I'm able to learn differently, do fun activities to learn and use technology to learn. I feel that in the future, the world will need people who can use technology very well.
  4. I aspire to be a member of the next generation of youth- the generation who will use technology to learn, learn not only basic facts, but how to use common sense and good judgement, too, and learn in a totally new way.
  5. The picture has been pasted above.