Homepage Hero: Krishna from 6c!

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Badge icon "Information (4901)" provided by Örn Smári Gíslason, from The Noun Project under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC BY 3.0)ATL Skill: “Locate, organise, analyse, evaluate, synthesize and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media”

Well done Krishna! I really liked Krishna’s description of how he actually conducted his research, which can be seen here:

One of the sites I use a lot is ducksters.com I like it a lot because its child friendly and very easy to understand. Its facts are very reliable and it also has pictures for the reader to help understand. One of the best things about ducksters is that they have a really broad site it contains information on lots of stuff.”

Also, here is his description of how he feels that conducting research helps to meet the ATL skill:

“Researching helps support your statements. There are many different types of research like quotes and facts and much more.

Super job, Krishna!

Homepage Hero: Daniel from 9v!

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ATL Skill: “Create original works and ideas”

Awesome work Daniel, you are our latest Homepage Hero! Daniel’s excellent video showed a really good example of creating original work and he should be proud of his efforts. Check out his description below of how he met the ATL skill:

In this movie I mixed a variety components, namely visual and physical (sound) to respond to the challenge given which was to imitate the desert island disc program. I added the medium of pictures to help the viewer further understand and create a more “modern” experience.

 

Well done, Daniel!

Homepage Hero: Mitchel from 10v!

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Badge icon "Brain (6728)" provided by The Noun Project under Creative Commons CC0 - No Rights ReservedATL Skill: “Interacting with media to use and create ideas and information”

Awesome work Mitchel, you are our latest Homepage Hero! Mitchel was awarded this Homepage Hero award for his detailed description of how to capture video footage on a mobile device, upload it to a laptop, edit and publish. Check out his description below!

I created my media by filming on an iPhone. Furthermore, I transferred it to my school computer and into iMovie. On iMovie I added background music as well as overlaying clips. To share it digitally with others, I uploaded it to google drive and sent out the link.

He was also able to explain how doing this meets the requirement for showing this ATL skill:

My skill/video matches the ATL below because I have used various different types of media to be able to develop and finalise the ideas and the information put into the video.”

Great job Mitchel!

 

Homepage Hero: Maya from 9c

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Badge icon "Laptop (1999)" provided by from The Noun Project collection, from The Noun Project under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC BY 3.0)ATL Skill: “Negotiate ideas and knowledge with peers and teachers”

Great work Maya, you are our latest Homepage Hero! You can read the three excellent descriptions of how she feels that using Google Classroom matches the ATL skill below:

“Classroom is a tool which extends our teacher ability negotiate ideas with peers and teachers to an extent which MB fails to as it is more interactive and allows us to comment and question all posted content.”

It is formatted in such away that lines of communication are open. All data is streamed continuously and aired out freely in such away that everything is an accessibly and steady flow/progression of ideas.”

More than one teacher can oversee a google classroom, which allows effective collaboration and affords all teachers equal ability to set deadlines and correspond with students. In addition, students are equally able to contribute to discussions are their teachers by moving past commenting and creating their own posts.”

Homepage Hero: Emeliina from 6v!

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Badge icon "Laptop (1999)" provided by from The Noun Project collection, from The Noun Project under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC BY 3.0)ATL Skill: “Negotiate ideas and knowledge with peers and teachers”

Well done Emeliina from 6v for being awarded the Homepage Hero badge. Emeliina’s excellent description of how Google Classroom helps students to negotiate ideas and knowledge with peers and teachers is what won her this badge. You can read the description of how she feels that using Google Classroom matches the ATL skill below:

“The Google classroom helps us to get all the smaller tasks in an easier way. Managebac shows only the summative tasks and tests. Classroom helps us getting through small tasks such as reflections or so and it is much easier to hand in the tasks.”

 

 

Homepage Hero: Emma from 9p!

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Badge icon "Ninja (1214)" provided by John O'Shea, from The Noun Project under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC BY 3.0)ATL Skill: “Use social media networks appropriately to build and develop relationships”

Congratulations to Emma in 9p, digATL’s latest Homepage Hero! Emma’s blog is a wonderful example of how to communicate effectively with both classmates and teachers. It also includes a fantastic array of different forms of media that help to make the blog appealing to a wide range of viewers. On top of this, Emma’s application for the Social Ninja badge contained an excellent description of how the use of social media has helped her to develop the above ATL skill.

Emma wrote: “I use any social networks and forms of media to help me complete tasks and homework from school. Because we have computers it’s very easy to build connections with teachers and other students through things like ManageBac. I also use this network called “MyHomework” in which i note down my homework as I get it and so that I will be reminded of my homework and do it as effectively as possible. Furthermore, messages and Google Mail can help us connect with teacher about tasks and students for help if we are confused. Another really important one we use is called Blogger which really helps us socialise with other students and helps us see the type of work other do to inspire ourselves and to appreciate their hard work.”

Fantastic work Emma! You can visit Emma’s blog by clicking on the link here.

Homepage Hero: Sofia from 7v!

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Badge icon "Cloud Computing (2567)" provided by Andrew Forrester, from The Noun Project under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC BY 3.0)ATL Skill: “Keep an organised & logical system of information files/ notebooks”

I would like to award Sofia this Homepage Hero award for her absolutely amazing application for the “File Guru” badge. It is stated within the badge application form what is required in order to be awarded this badge. Sofia has exceeded the requirements in a big way by creating a Google Doc that shows images and explanations of how & why she organises her files in the way that she does. I thoroughly recommend checking out Sofia’s File Guru doc to help you organise your own files better! You can do so by clicking on this link: Sofia’s File Guru Application          Fantastic work Sofia!

Homepage Hero: Diti from 7v!

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Badge icon "Cloud Computing (2567)" provided by Andrew Forrester, from The Noun Project under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC BY 3.0)ATL Skill: “Keep an organised & logical system of information files/ notebooks”

Great work Diti, you are now a Homepage Hero! Diti has been awarded the Homepage Hero badge for showing her excellent organisational skills and also for her excellent description of how her organisational skills demonstrate the way she meets the ATL skill. Read here description here:

“My files on Google drive makes it easy to find the files. For example: if I want to find my old lab reports, I can just go to the “6th grade folder” than “Science” and than “Lab Reports” and find it. I haven’t taken a screenshot of my sixth grade folder but I think seventh grade will be more useful. Since I don’t have many assignments, I haven’t made more detailed folders under the subjects. I think it is logical and I have been proved correct by my parents and some of my classmates. They found it easy to find the files because of the folders and I was really pleased, therefore, I applied for this ATL skill.” – Diti, 7v. 

 

Homepage Hero: Zoe from 7p!

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Badge icon "Blog (460)" provided by The Noun Project under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC BY 3.0)Well done to Zoe from 7p for becoming a Homepage Hero!

ATL Skill:“Use appropriate forms of writing for different purposes and audiences”

Zoe’s blog excellently shows a variety of different media forms that help to convey her message to her blog viewers.

Well done Zoe! Click here to visit Zoe’s blog!

Homepage Hero: Zelda from 9p!

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ATL Skill: Create original works and ideas

Congratulations to Zelda for becoming a Homepage Hero!

Zelda was chosen for sharing this awesome movie, which has an excellent level of production. The particular strong points were the level of background music in relation to audio and the quality of the audio recording.

Well done Zelda! Click here to watch Zelda’s movie