Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Book project in class

In class this week we started working on our in-depth projects in groups of two. Ingeborg and I started writing about different ways to collaborate with an easy explanation for those who are not familiar with it. We are not finished yet, but we have started writing about how to use Skype to collaborate and to keep contact with other classes, students, and persons. We also started writing on how blogs also can be helpful to collaborate with others when writing texts. Here are some extracts from what we wrote:

The program is made for people who would like to keep in touch with other friends, classmates, or people all over the world. You can also use Skype in school settings to cooperate with other classes in other countries. On Skype you do not just have the opportunity to call somebody, but you can also have a video conversation where you can see the other people or persons. Another good thing is that it´s totally free to use and with unlimited edition. 

Another way to collaborate with other individuals is to write on a blog or read blogs. By writing blogs you can write texts and get comments on perhaps how you could improve your writing. It´s also easy to share thoughts with others, and see if they have something to add or if the agree with you

We are also going to write more about other different ways to collaborate in the next classes. 

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Miss Peregrine´s home for Peculiar Children

This first week after the Christmas Holiday we are working with an in-depth-study according to ou competency goals. We are supposed to choose one book we are either going to read just a little from, our read the whole book! We about seven different options, and I chose to read the book called “Miss Peregrine´s home for Peculiar Children”. One of the options were “The Hunger Games” who was really tempting to read, but I have already read it, so it wouldn´t be much exciting to read it again! Even though I adore it!
I read a short book description, and it seemed very interesting and thrilling to read! Shortly it is about a big house on an Island where there lived lots of children who could do extraordinary things. I also read some reviews on the book, and it seemed very good. Some people said that it was hard to put it down, and some said it got interesting when they had read some pages. Also it seemed like some people didn´t like the ending, but I figured that I want to read it even though!

I hope the book is exciting and thrilling, and that I enjoy reading it!