A man called Saiful visited our classroom the other day. He’s from Indonesia. He told us some interesting facts about Indonesia and his life.
- There are 90 teachers at his school.
- He is a history teacher.
- There are around 30-40 students in each class.
- They eat rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- They have to wear sandals and if they aren’t wearing sandals they have to do 10 push ups in the middle of the circle.
- They wear white uniforms.
- There are 2000 students at their school.
- They have corn and rice farms.
We are getting a teacher from Indonesia-saiful Falah. He comes from MAS Ummul Quro, Bogor.
I would like to ask him……
- What is the biggest difference between Australia and Indonesia?
- How big are the classes in Indonesia?
- What was the hardest thing to leave behind?
- Is there any simularities between the 2 countries?
- What do you like about Australia?
Today, Mrs Leo came from Boston, north eastern USA, into our grade 6 and 7 class. She used “virtual classroom software” which has been developed by an Australian, to share some powerpoint slides, audio, video and chat. Let’s reflect on this amazing lesson and write a post about it.
Here i am anwsering some questions left from Mrs Murch.
- She showed many slides with pictures of Hawkesdale which she got of the internet and blogs. She showed a picture of Vegemite. She also showed slides with Australian sports like cricket and the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground).
- She asked questions about the sports we play and some of the rules. she tried to compare the sports to the ones where she lives but i didn’t really work. She asked what vegemite tasted like and what we eat it with.
- I was suprised she compared Vegemite to peanut butter. I don’t like them both.
- Do you enjoy being in a virtual classroom? I love being in a virtual classroom. It’s good to use technology to learn new stuff. It makes learning fun!
- What skills do you think we need to develop and improve upon to successfully participate in such a class? We need to have less people around when are in participating. I think there was too many people there.
- I can see many people using this virtual classroom, especially home school students and when student are sick, so when they come back to school they won’t be left behind.