Technologies in Action

Technology in ActionLights Camera Action!

Fourth and fifth grade students are involved in a month long unit working with the software program Windows Movie Maker.  The unit began with the students learning about the techniques used to make movies.  Students watched the dancing roll scene from the 1925 movie the Gold Rush with Charlie Chaplin. Students then made comparisons with a remake of this same scene by actor Johnny Depp done 70 years later. Emphasis for the clips was put on observing wide angle shots and close-up camera work.  Students then watched a short movie made by “Chef” Barbar on Making Home Made Pasta. During the next few weeks the students will be involved in making a movie on the Botanical Gardens in  Singapore.  In a culminating activity the fourth grade students will make a short movie to go along with their migration unit and the fifth grade will develop a movie from the Reader’s Theatre.

Here is the website to observe the Chaplin/Depp clip: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8jqky_table-ballet-charlie-chaplin-and-bn_shortfilms

Third Graders Explore Space

Third grade students are working on a January unit on collecting information about the Earth, Moon and Sun.  Three websites were used to research these topics.  Students gathered information about the rotation, size, surface temperature and age of each.

The information was collected on a table in Word at:  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/sun/sunsize.shtml

Second Graders Show Their “Wild Side”

Second graders have been busy building Their Wild Self. This fun website comes from the New York Zoo & Aquarium.  Students spent time exploring the different options to building their Wild Side and then printed out a copy.  Students then used Microsoft Word to write a description of their Wild Side.

You can explore this fun website with your child at: http://www.buildyourwildself.com/


First Grade students are searching celebrations around the world.  This activity is in conjunction with their classroom study of celebrations. Students are  learning Internet safety while looking for celebration images to download to Microsoft Word. Students in first grade are also working on learning to type in Dance Mat Typing.

You can also work with your child on this website: at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

Kindergarten Wonderland

Kindergarten students are creating a Winter Wonderland in Kid Pixs.  Students are using all of the shapes and paint pallets they have learned so far this year.  Students have also been enjoying the stories found at the BBC Little Animals Activity Center.

These stories can be found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/story/sbi.shtml

To read more stories about Shekou International School visit their website: www.sis.org.cn/why-choose-sis

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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