Depicts 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world’s oceans every hour. All of the plastic in this image was collected from the Pacific Ocean.
What is the subject of this artwork?
What is really the subject?
Explore details from the work. What do you find most effective artistically?
Interpretation: Decide whether you think Chris Jordan’s work is more of an artistic or environmental statement. Justify your opinion by supporting your view with specific insights or observations.
What could you learn from this man? In my case, and Mrs North’s, the answer is a lot. We used the first day of our holidays to go to “school” ourselves. We went to Wesley College with lots of other teachers, principals and university professors to listen to Stephen Downes, who believes that children should be learning a lot more than they are being taught at school. Some people didn’t agree with him and asked him difficult questions, but he gave them good answers and did not change his mind. Other people agreed entirely. I wonder what you would think about what he has to say. Have a look at the ten things he thinks are the most important things you can learn. Would your list of the ten most important things you can learn look the same or different?
6C has been learning about pasting HTML code to add widgets to blog posts. What do you think?
For those of you who don’t know, an Avatar in the online environment is a picture that represents you. It appears next to comments you make on blogs. As part of the challenge09 we have all been asked to create an avatar. 6C made an avatar for our blog. It is called Rungadus and you can read about it here.
You have also been asked to create a personal avatar. I don’t need to write about this because Miss Wyatt has already explained it here. If you follow all of her instructions, we will be well on our way to completing the second part of the challenge.
For my avatar, I chose a picture of myself. I realise that this is something we have advised students not to do. That is because as a teacher, I am responsible for your safety. As an adult, my safety is something I have to manage myself. Also, it is much more fun making an avatar using all the links provided in Miss Wyatt’s class blog. Please create an avatar for yourself, and blog about it remembering to use challenge09 in your blog post. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Hi all, I added a game we were having fun playing in Spelling Mastery today. Look in the links or click here
I hope you like the snow. What I really needed to bring this picture to life was wind, but edublogs didn’t make any available.
Throughout 2009, all Year 6 students and teachers will write to this blog, creating a record of our learning for the year. If you have something to share, share it here. When writing to the blog, because it is a public space where your writing is potentially visible to anyone, you must take care to use correct spelling and punctuation. Get in the habit of proof reading your writing now. It’s also a good idea to have someone else read it before you publish. Practise your punctuation now by completing this exercise.