Virtual Teacher
by CATHY BROWN No:259 05 11 2022
Hello Everyone,
I hope you're having a great day today!
I had some fun this week with........

Is it, wait to be told what to do, or boldly go and discover things for your self? FSOFYS
Will you whinge and moan or have as much fun as possible?
What does it feel like when you accomplish something on your own?
What things do you love doing, are you making time for them?
Check out SMART Cities of the Future! What will they do? How will food be grown? What are your ideas? What ideas do you have?
Have a great week, whatever you're getting up to.


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Here's my play list for the week...
Number 1 Scratch Jnr
Number 2 Spheros
Number 3 Chatterkid
We have had so much fun revisiting SCRATCHJNR over the last few weeks this should definitely be on your playlist.

We worked on the 4 Seasons Scratch Jnr is a splendid way to work on the 4 Seasons. The kiddos loved it and learnt so much. Check out Autumn where wizards come out and the chickens are scared, and Winter where astronauts are warm.
Here's why.....

1. Sequencing, causality, classification, composition, symbols, patterns, estimation and prediction.
2. Discipline-specific knowledge
3. Advanced concepts such as variables and randomness in mathematics,
4. Narrative structure in literacy.
5. Problem-solving skills:
1) identification of a goal;
2) formulation of a plan;
3) Development of an initial attempt at meeting the goal;
4) Testing, evaluating, and sharing outcomes;
5) Debugging, editing, and revising the initial attempt based on feedback.
These skills involve the development of capacities that apply to most academic domains and are facilitated by the computational nature and designed based approach supported by ScratchJr.
And the other 2 have pretty much the same "Here's Whys" meta learning in hyper drive.


Christmas is such fun. Check out the Virtual Teacher Christmas page for some ideas.
Celebrating Christmas is fabulous, and if you have students from different cultures who do things differently celebrate that as well.
Check out how different countries celebrate Christmas
I will be wearing this on my T-shirt.
10 multicultural holiday celebrations you may not know about
check it out here
  1. Diwali (Hindu) ...
  2. Bodhi Day (Buddhist) ...
  3. Hanukkah (Jewish) ...
  4. Winter Solstice (various cultures/religions) ...
  5. Kwanzaa (African) ...
  6. New Year's (secular) ...
  7. Three King's Day (Christian) ...
  8. Orthodox Christmas.
  9. Ramadan (Muslim)
  10. Chinese New Year (Chinese)



This is an amazing video from AMNH.

I love it - and the labels are great. I would like to thank the cameraman, who travelled 100 million light years away from earth and then came back again. He did a great job.
By far, the most beautiful and wonderful thing I've ever seen on a screen.
Just added it to my VT Astrophysics and Astronomy page so you can go there, or go direct.
It has had 16,842,939 views


We have some great fun with BEEBOTS.

So I have upladed a couple of videos about our antics.
Here's the Playlist

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