Monday, 1 December 2014

Week 6 - Build and Record!

WALT – Think

Success criteria
·       be curious try to find out from the web examples of your builds in real life
·       be creative by adding the finishing touches to your build
·       be reflective by making your movie about what you have built

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Choose a goal that matches one or more of the success criteria - match it to your build group - for example ' I am going to be curious and find out what a police station actually looks like inside 

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Teacher Reflections - Week 6

Thoughts for week 6
KC - thinking about your build and now refine it. Be creative, perhaps add something that will make people go ‘wow’!
Be reflective in your thought process - think more closely at the detail of your build and improve an element of it. Ask advice on how to improve your build.

Things to consider
- view ULearn14 Minecraft student video again to compare and perhaps get more ideas to
 improve our World.
- roads to nowhere?
- consider our own Christchurch community - roads, traffic lights, roundabouts & signposts,
 public gardens and play parks
- consider Pioneer fitness centre/ old QEII for comparison.
- consider our houses and gardens in ChCh - rooftops, chimneys and fences

Next step learning
* Prompts sheet needed and practiced scripts to share their deeper inner thoughts about options they had and choices they made.

Audrey's Reflection Week 6
This week for me was the best for taking thinking to the next level. Most students claimed they had finished their first build. I set them a challenge to go back and add more detail, add something that will make someone say 'wow, that's awesome!'. Jake's re-lighting fire was a great example of a 'wow' moment showing a 'can do' attitude to persevere and work through to succeed.

The group video reflection again displayed thinking to the next level. They drafted original thoughts and ideas on paper then were able to explain their options and give reasons for their choices.

Making Moivies

A big challenge for Room 19 this week. with only two weeks to go we really want to finish off our builds, but we also need to complete our reflection videos. The software is all set up, we just need time to record. 


  • SHARING - These videos will be the only evidence we have of our world. We could get screen shots, but a video fly-by with our reflections on would a cool way to share our project with the real world. Our school and our parents will get to see our project

  • REFLECTION - a great way for us to think about how we have done and what we had to go through. This fits in with thinking about our goals and reflecting on them, part of Managing Ourselves. We can look back and see how we have developed our skills for the Key Competencies. 

  • INSPIRING - when we started this project we watched an amazing video by a Year 7 student called Thomas. His class had made a world based on a novel. It was a great inspiration for us to make our project come to life. It would be awesome if our videos could inspire other Minecrafters at different schools!

  • THE 4 Cs CommunicationCreativity, Collaboration and Critical Thinking - to make a successful video we will need to communicate our ideas through oral language (speaking). We will ned two have discussed with our team what we would like to say, we will be thinking about how we have done and we will be reflecting upon what we have created


  • Danny at the South Learning Centre has set up the webcam and recording software. We will get to record our videos using a prompt sheet we have made up in class. We will take turns over the final two sessions to record and then later we can upload to Youtube for maximum sharing!


  • In class we will figure our some basics we would like to include. Perhaps a mix between what we built, why we built it, what options we had, what decisions we made? Also what major problems did we come across. We will have a class discussion to see what else we might like to include. 
Here is a prompt sheet we have figured out in class to help us with our movie commentary

  • How did we get started?
  • What inspired us? 
  • Why did we use certain materials?
  • Why did we choose our location? 
  • What choices could we have made?
  • Why did we not choose these?

  • Did we change our minds? Why?
  • What next?