Monday, August 3, 2009

Running to Town

Hi Everyone,
Our class blog featured in the 21st Century e Learning Conference today. I participated in a online presentation which showed others how blogs can be used to create links between mainstream and special education schools and help teachers and students in the two settings to learn from each other. I didn't even have to leave my home to show people all around Victoria how capable and amazing our kids are.
In maths sessions this week we are looking at measurement topics. Last week we borrowed a trundle wheel from the Seniors classroom and measured the bicycle track on our school oval. We discovered that it is 140 metres long. We also know that it is a 6 km trip from here to the centre of the next town. Google Maps is such fun to use!
Over the next few days the Crew will be running around the track to see how long it will take us to run the equivalent distance to town. I love integrated units of work. Maths + great exercise+ sensory modulation = 1 fantastic activity.
Click on the hyperlinks or picture to visit the Google Maps site.


  1. Sue, I am not surprised that they would use your class to show others how to do 'it' as this is a wonderful site that always entertains and educates me and I always know that when I come here you have the most wonderful ideas and resources. Im going to borrow the google maps idea for my Math's lesson today! I hope that you didn't make your kids walk the 6km with a trundle wheel to measure the distance!
    Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

  2. Hi Mr Webb
    Have fun with Google Maps. The Crew are so excited by this project that I don't think they would even mind if I did get them to measure out the 6km to town with the trundle wheel.

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