2014. február 27., csütörtök

2014. február 20., csütörtök

Today Show_Natalie Morales

Majd írok valamit ehhez is, most még nem tudok:-)))
In this game of Mystery Skype hosted by TODAY Show's Natalie Morales, two classrooms, 4,000 miles apart, ask questions to discover the other school's location.

Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms connected via a Skype video call. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions. It's suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science.

Skype in the classroom - http://education.skype.com

  • Mystery Skype is featured on the Today Show!

    Today Show host Natalie Morales recently discovered first hand how Skype in the classroom is changing the face of education forever! She was lucky enough to witness a Mystery Skype that took place between two of our wonderful classrooms. Despite being 4000 miles apart, the global guessing game brought students from New York and Hungry together for fantastic fun and learning! Watch the video and read the Skype Social Good blog to hear the full story.

I remember my childhood geography lessons. A whole class period was spent memorizing the location of continents and countries, while attempting to imagine something about how other students lived in these faraway places. If my classmates and I were lucky, we had a pen pal that we exchanged letters and photos with through the mail – a long-distance peer with whom we could share our respective likes/dislikes and cultural norms.
Today, individual pen pals are being replaced by Skype classroom pals. With Skype in the classroom, students can instantly talk to and engage with kids in other classrooms halfway around the world. As for geography lessons, Mystery Skype has given those a bit of a digital upgrade as well.
Recently, Today Show host Natalie Morales got to experience it first-hand and see why Mystery Skype is quickly becoming a global phenomenon with teachers. Morales witnessed the magic of two classrooms, 4,000 miles apart, joined together on a Skype video call. She saw how, by asking a series of clever questions, the students could quickly guess where the other was located. And when the guessing was done, she enjoyed national songs performed by each of the countries’ students, in addition to a little language lesson before saying goodbye.
Which countries were they? Take a moment to experience the game through Natalie’s eyes, and you’ll see how goulash became the hit of the day!

The Mystery Skype game makes learning about geography fun. It also offers students a chance to practice other communications and life skills. Children get to practice asking questions and speaking in front of groups, critical thinking, and working in teams to solve problems. Some teachers choose to maintain relationships with classrooms they have played the game with to work together on cultural awareness activities, art projects, or to develop a deeper understanding of a part of the world they are studying.
Westchester County, NY-based teacher Amy Rosenstein who was the teacher from Classroom #1 in our game with Natalie is a huge advocate for using Skype as a part of her lesson plans. “The best thing about Skype in the classroom has really been opening the world to the students in my class.” She continues, “The walls melt away when Skype is used.” Her students simply marvel at the fact that they’ve learned so much about how their peers live, what holidays they celebrate, which sports they like to play and what foods they like to eat.
Being from a small town in Hungary, teacher Gyöngyi Tóthné Bán (aka Dondi) from Classroom #2 believes that Skype in the classroom provides a level of access to other cultures that her students wouldn’t otherwise experience. Thanks to Skype, her classes have communicated with students in Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Canada and the United States, adventures that she tracks on her Wiki.

Skypos találkozónk: Kenya, Nairobi

Talán az egyik legaranyosabb találkozónk volt.
Sok apró nagyon-nagyon aranyos kisemberkével néztünk szembe.
A találkozó elején kitaláltuk, ki -hol lakik.
Majd kérdezgettünk a partner iskolai életéről.
Végül énekeltek nekünk.
Nagyon-nagyon aranyosak voltak!!!

2014. február 18., kedd

Mystery skype -videó üzenetein

Ma  nagy időeltolódás miatt 4 videóüzenetet küldtünk:
Első üzenetünk

We are in the northern hemisphere

We are in the eastern hemisphere.

We are in Europe.

We don’t bordered to any oceans or seas.

We are landlocked.

Which hemishphere is your country in?

What continent are you in?

Do you bordere to any oceans or seas?

Are you landlocked?

Have you got high monuntains?

mystery skype New Zeland
mystery skype Japan
mystery skype South Africa
mystery skype USA, Iowa

2014. február 16., vasárnap

Skypos találkozóink: the winners' list:-)

Nagyon ügyesek voltatok ebben az évben.
Ez a díj főleg az keddi délutános csoportnak köszönhető. Rengeteget dolgoztak.

Le kellett írni, hogy mit  jelent a mi tanulóinknak a "skype in the classroom" által nyújtott lehetőség.
Leírtam. noná:-)
50 iskolát díjaztak

Itt vannak a történetek (egy része):
Lent a három gyönyörű boglári kislány a térkép felett és a mi kis történetünk:
Dondi's story:
és a díjazott iskolák listája:
( ismét Dondi "álnév" alatt:-)

Most jó, kellünk,.... aztán ........majd "el-lemaradunk", nem leszünk "érdekesek", de most igen, azok voltunk. :-) és ezt ki kellett  használni, teperni .
Azt kell csinálni, amire van igény. Most erre volt. 
Majd lesz a  holnap, akkor már lehet, hogy nem mi kellünk....
Büszke vagyok rátok...tényleg nagyon sokat dolgoztatok  idén. 

Bárhogy alakulunk: KÖSZÖNÖM!!! Nagyon KÖSZÖNÖM!

2014. február 13., csütörtök

Népi kultúránk: Svédország és mi

Időpont: 2014.02.13.
Korosztály. 7. osztályosok
Mindkét fél elénekelt 2-2 népdalt.
Elmeséltük,  hogy miről szólnak a dalok
Majd beszéltünk a népi táncokról, magyar népdalokról.
Megmutattuk a magyar népviseletet.
Majd mindkét fél bemutatott néhány népi hangszert.

2014. február 9., vasárnap

Skype Svédország

 Do you like your kind of folkmusic?
Do you have many types of folkmusic?
What is the most common instrument in your folkmusic?

[5:18:00 PM] Lärare Helena Öberg: And - here's a translation that one of my students made of Horgalåten:                                             Horgalåten is about a village that gets visited by a mysterious violinist. He begins to play for them and they all start to dance, and they don’t stop. The people in the village soon notice that it is the devil that plays for them and that they can’t stop to dance. At the end of the song the devil stops to play his violin when they all drop dead.

On tuesday they will sing to you Horgalåten and Öppna landskap. Öppnad landskap is a more modern folksong. It's about Swedish nature, that we love open space (in nature) and that we would like to live close to the sea :)  A few years ago, some Swedes wanted to change our national song to Öppna landskap! But we didn't :D
 1. Do you have special clothes when you perform folk music (or folk dances)?
2.Do you have any Hungarian folk dances?
3. What instruments are typical for Hungarian folk music?

2014. február 7., péntek