After six weeks of in depth inquiry, it’s time for the boys to share their extensive knowledge, skills and passion with the rest of the school community. The excitement levels are high as the boys design, modify and setup their exhibition spaces.
With the whole school available to us, our exhibition space is large with groups in classrooms, hallways, outdoors and in our library.
After setting up the boys had the opportunity for an Exhibition practice as the rest of the school (K-5) visited their exhibitions throughout the afternoon, adding to the hype and excitement. It was refreshing to see the younger boys so engaged and interested in what was being presented with many amazing questions asked and a real sense of awe at what they were seeing…
The boys are now ready!
With just under two weeks until our presentation, there is a real buzz in the classroom as boys are busy preparing items for their groups Exhibition. There are boys working independently and collaboratively as they piece together artworks, artefacts, written and spoken texts, images, music and the list goes on!
As the boys work on these elements of their exhibition they are sorting out their information and making connections between different components as well as with other topics (under the banner of how we organise ourselves).
Mr C led a workshop on the effective and appropriate use of technology as a learning tool. We considered the ‘purpose’ of technology within the context of presenting our Exhibition and analysed the different levels of complexity that we can incorporate into our presentations by considering the following triangle.
When brainstorming different examples of technology (hardware, software, online) we were able to think of a large number of examples and discussed which level of the pyramid they would fit into. It was interesting to see what was suggested as there were many examples that we were familiar with but they weren’t necessarily on our mind at the time!
Today, there was a buzz in the classroom as we considered how we were going to present our extensive knowledge of our topics. There were many familiar ideas and a few unique ones as well.
We agreed that our information had to be ORGANISED and the presentation style needed to MATCH the information and vice versa. We also discussed the importance of demonstrating a variety of presentation styles (remember, we’re aiming for the summit in our assessment rubric) to attract, inform and persuade our viewers.
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