5 Jan: #3 MacBridge Activity 2 - Getting to know the Neighbourhood

You are going to the following places (checkpoints) in tomorrow's Amazing Race.

  • Blk 437 Opposite Clementi Bus interchange
  • Big Bookshop
  • Swimming Pool
  • SST Permanent Site
  • Clementi Police Divisional HQ
To help you identify the places and plan for your expedition, the teachers have taken photographs of these places, however, they are not labeled. Click HERE to see the photos.
Your Task
  1. You are going to work in teams of 4 to 5.
  2. Each team will attempt to map out at least 4 checkpoints (see below* for more details).
  3. Upon completion, the leader will email the link to the map to loh_kwai_yin1.2010s105@blogger.com. The hyperlink will be posted to this blog.
  4. Put down your team members' names as the title of the mail so that we know who submitted the post.
  5. You may compare the maps by the various teams to agree on the actual location you will be visiting on the next day.
*As a team, you are going to collaborate by each contributing information to a common map.
  • Look at the Photos given and decide what-and-where are these places. There might be more than one photo for each location.
  • The group leader will create a map and share it out with the rest of the members. (You may refer to the "How-to Collaborate in Google Map" guide in the Student blog)
  • On the same map, each member will identify the exact location assigned.
  • He/She will tag the location with the photo(s) and the name of the place.
  • All members must contribute to tagging the map.

Amrit Kenneth Zhi Yong Adam Kun Yao

View Amazing Race in a larger map

Matthew Elijah and Jonathan's amazing race map

View Amazing race in a larger map

Mirza Vivek Akansh

View SST in a larger map

Pranavi's group's map

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5 Jan: #4 MacBridge Activity 2 - Episodes of Induction @ SST

On Week 2 Friday (15 January 2010), the "Badge Ceremony" will be held to mark the end of the Secondary 1 Orientation. Your parents will be invited to attend the ceremony.

Every student is going to put together your 2 weeks of orientation experiences in a presentation (created with KeyNote) to share with your parents your experiences.

Discuss as a class...
  • What would you suggest what areas you could include in the presentation?
  • How are you going to organise your experiences?
  • Is there any specific "visual" requirements/elements that must be included in the presentation (e.g. video clips)?
  • Should the presentation be set to auto-run?

Planning & Designing a KeyNote Presentation

  • Good presentations start with strong ideas, creative writing and a thorough outline (of your ideas).
  • Think First, Design Next, then Present
  • Based your past experiences in creating presentations and blogs, what are some "Dos and Don'ts" that you would suggest to the class when designing a presentation with a good look-and-feel
  • Let's Plan!!!

5 Jan: #2 Team Building Challenge Debrief (II)- Personal Reflection

This task can be completed either in class or as homework - To be completed by the end of the day.
Based on your experience in the Team Building Activity...
On your own, let's reflect on the following:
  • How do you feel about working in a team?
  • What do you think about your interactions with the members in your team?
  • What have you learnt about yourself in the course of the activity and what would you have done differently in future group activities?
  • Did you experience any fear(s), discomfort(s) and apprehension(s) working with this team? Why?
  • How do you overcome them?
Post your response in your personal blog
Copy and paste the hyperlink of this particular post to the Comments section in this post.

5 Jan: #1 Team Building Challenge- Debrief (I) Class Reflection

Making reference to the 3 activities you participated this morning:
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • The Longest Line
  • All On Board
As a class, discuss...
  • What strengths you have observed in the class during the teambuilding activity?
  • How are these strengths important in helping your class to succeed?
  • What other “ingredients” do you think is needed for a class to succeed as an effective team?
  • How can the class apply these “ingredients” in its daily work?Which school value best fits that the team is trying to do?
Appoint one recorder who will take notes and post the collective responses in the blog (under Comments).