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Here Come The Blogs!

Grade 6 – congratulations!

This weekend I became an Edublogs Supporter

so now each of you can build your own professional-looking blog.

At Edublogs you’ll be able to choose from over one hundred  ‘themes’ for your blog.

Edublogs uses a WordPress platform (like All Things Quebec) so you should find it easy to use!

Have fun!

 

From Dashavatars to Avatars!

An Ancient Hindu Belief

According to Hindu sacred texts the god Vishnu once descended to Earth in the form of 10 different beings (including a fish and a boar). These different forms were called Dashavatara. You can see them in the beautiful painting below (click to enlarge) which is from Jaipur, India.

Fast Forward to the 2000s

Most of you have seen James Cameron’s 3D blockbuster – Avatar – which is the story of of a man who visits a planet and interacts with aliens “virtually” through the use of a physical avatar.

And finally, many of you are familiar with the notion of an avatar because you play video games.

Why should you have your own avatar? Continue reading

Blogging And The QEP

Areas of focus for All Things Quebec Bloggers

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~  CROSS-CURRICULAR COMPETENCIES  ~

Intellectual – To use information

To gather information

To recognize various information sources

To put information to use

Intellectual – To exercise critical judgment

To form an opinion

To express his/her judgment

To qualify his/her judgment

Methodological – To Use ICT

To master the information and communications technologies

To use information and communications technologies to carry out a task

To evaluate his/her use of information and communications technologies

Communication-Related – To Communicate Appropriately

To establish the purpose of the communication

To select the mode of communication

To carry out the communication

~  BROAD AREAS OF LEARNING  ~

Media Literacy

Awareness of the place and influence of the media in his/her daily life and in society

Understanding of the way the media portray reality

Use of media-related materials and communication codes

Knowledge of and respect for individual and collective rights and responsibilities regarding the media

~  SUBJECT SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES  ~

English Language Arts

To represent his/her literacy in different media