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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Friday morning started off with a small glitch. The electricity had gone out in the region. That in itself is quite common place in El Salvador. When the electricity goes off, you never really know how long it will be until it returns.  That of course means planning a day full of ICT lessons a bit more challenging. Sometimes you have to jump from Plan A to Plan C!

That's exactly what we did. Then iPads came out and the kids spent the first half of the lesson investigating ways in making short videos using puppet pals. Once they had done their first video, they then went on and explored various apps of interest that we had installed on the devices.

I have often found myself wishing for time to do just this with the kids. Timetables are tight and it is easy to "get behind" in one's plans. Sometimes a slight deviation from the intended route is just what is needed, even if it is, as this was, plan C.

Scratch Day 2013

The 8th grade programming class hosted the very first Scratch Day event last Thursday. During the event, they worked with the 4th and 5th grade students guiding them through a variety of activities using Scratch. Out little programmers really enjoyed themselves and the 8th grade students shone! The 8s were true stars and we as their teachers couldn't be prouder. Here is a short video from the event. We hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Voting on Student Videos

Our students have submitted their videos for the annual Digital Video Awards, and I thought it might be exciting to collect some votes from outside the school community. The kids have worked very hard on them, some on their own time outside of school, just because they wanted to. We have removed the credits from some of them for student privacy reasons, but apart from that their videos are original.

I know this is one of the busiest times of the year as we all rush towards the end of the school year. Do have a look it you get a chance. Voting is open until Tuesday or until we reach 200 votes on this poll.

Thank you and have a great week!


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Poetry Week Slam and Recital 2013

The grand finale to Poetry Week took place last week with a Poetry Slam and Recital.  Our ABC Poets and Musicians really knocked our socks off with their amazing performances. We would like to thank all staff members and students for the hard work they put in preparation for the event.

Please do have a look at our video.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The ABC DVA is Only 2 Weeks Away!

Hi Everyone, the 3rd annual ABC Digital Video Awards is right around the corner! This year's awards promise to be greater than ever. We will be sending out voting instructions in two week's time.
Have a look at our video add below and do consider submitting a video by May 10th.

Official ABC DVA 2013 Advertisement