Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Digital Citizenship - Digital Compass

Learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through our award-winning, animated, choose-your-own-path interactive experiences. Explore digital dilemmas, make good (and not-so-good) decisions, and try out possible solutions through stories and mini-games – all without risking their real-world reputations. 

Activities for today
1) Go to the following website to access the online interactive game https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-compass or install the app on your device 'Digital Compass'

2) Choose a character from the online interactive game (you must complete all characters)

3) Answer the following questions (for each character)
  • Based on the decisions you made what was the outcome?
  • What happens when you make the wrong decisions?
  • What happens when you make the right decisions?

Complete for homework - Please upload your evidence of work to your blog and Google folder

Monday, 27 March 2017

Schedule until the end of term

Hi 9FFL, this is an outline of what you are working on each day until the end of the term.

Year 9 FFL Class - Term One

Week 8
Kearoa Marae Trip

All set tasks Due
All set tasks Due:
Hauora Cloak
Creative writing
Numeracy task
My Kainga, My Castle 2 tasks:
Journey from Hawaiki
Settlement of Rotorua and Early Tourism
Academic Planning
Week 9
Science investigation process
What do the tests actually mean? Eg clarity, pH levels, bugs
Link to Inquiry context.
Forming a question, hypothesis, and planning for field trip
Water testing Methods
What tests?
Purpose of test
Meaning for context
Water testing Methods
What tests?
Purpose of test
Meaning for context
What data do we need to collect? Why? How?
Displaying data in Tables.
Other observations; photos, notes,
Week 10
Water testing Field trip  MA FL
Utuhina stream 2 sites

Pers 2-5
What graphs to use for each data set
Online tools - Canva
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
What does this mean?
Links to context
Develop ideas for presentation
Presentation tools (Must be a digital tool and cannot be slides or docs)
Week 11
Creating a digital Presentation
Creating a digital Presentation
Digital presentation due. No extensions
Teacher only day
Easter Friday

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Water Testing

Water Testing

From our research we now know that there are a number of different factors that can contribute to telling us about the health of a stream.

Over the next two weeks we will be heading out to the field again to find out how healthy our local stream the Utuhina is.  To do this we will take samples from two different areas on the Utuhina.  There are a range of different tests that can be used.... Your job is to now learn about the different tests and how to administer them!

You will be split into 7 groups

As a group you must prepare:

A step - by - step easy to understand guide for your classmates to be able to follow.  

It must be a digital presentation as it will need to be shared  on our class blog.

You have today to complete this.  

Does your information have:
*  Aim - what does this test find out about?
*  Explanation of test
*  Step by step method - anyone should be able to pick up your information sheet and follow it
*  Space for results to be recorded
*  Hypothesis - What do you think you will find in the Utuhina Stream?
*  Reflective questions

See your teacher for the resources needed for this activity!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Kearoa Marae

Check this out girls, some familiar sights and faces from your trip this week. Helpful info for your projects too!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Literacy Week 7

Morena 9awhi, hope you had a great weekend! Today we are working on our creative writing drafting and editing. Link to sentence structure resource is HERE

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Journal Week 6

  1. What is your favourite memory?
  2. If you could become an expert in any subject or activity, what would it be? Why?
  3. Write either a diary entry of the person in this image OR a short story using the picture for inspiration. journal inspo.png

Monday, 6 March 2017

Water Water Everywhere!

Kiaora Ladies

We are now at the stage where we will be investigating our current environment.  The activities listed below will help you in your investigation around how we as Humans have impacted our environment.

For each of the sheets that are linked on this blog post (see below)  You will need to complete at least three activities for each stage on the work sheet.  

ie FIND = 3 Activities (you choose), APPLY = = 3 Activities (you choose), PRODUCE = 3 Activities (you choose)

Save the Catchment Detox Game until last!

Once you have completed each activity you will need to post this on your blog!

Project one - Part 3: The impact of settlement and tourism on Rotorua

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Literacy - Creative writing

Morena girls, Today you are continuing your work toward your creative writing piece inspired by a myth or legend of Rotorua. Make sure you completed all of the slides from last week's lesson on creative writing before you begin this one. I look forward to seeing how you are getting on with your writing when I see you next week!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Current Events - Week 5


 Find an article or news report/clip on an issue that is current or relevant to right now from around the world.

Watch or read the article and on your blog, answer the following questions


  1. Post the link of the article to your blog.
  2. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?
  3. What was the key event from the news article?
  4. Where and when did this event take place?
  5. Explain in your own words why this event took place
      5. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future 


      5. What is your personal opinion on this issue?

You must show your published write up to your teacher before moving on to any other work.

~ QUIZ ~

Click here to  access this weeks Current events Quiz

Hint: Look through the articles on www. kiwikidsnews.co.nz