Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tanjung Rhu by Minfong Ho

Synopsis: click here to watch a video

1) Simple yet profound story
2) This short story is about a successful man who forgets his roots as a kampong boy in  Tanjung Rhu and realises the importance and how much he misses it after his mother’s death
3) Relationship between Mr T.W Li, a rich businessman and Ah Ma, his mother
4) Mr Li has his office at Shenton Way and is modern in ways and ideas
5) Ah ma is traditional with strong religious beliefs and practices ancestor worship
6) The day after Ah Ma’s funeral, Mr Li recalls the day he told his mother about using binoculars or see far glasses
7) Is also looks at the conflict, struggle and tension between modern and traditional society in Singapore through the realtionship between Mr. T.W Li and his mother
8) Based on this short story Tanjung Rhu Form 4 Literature, Mr Li feels regret for the way jhe treats Ah ma after this mother falls ill and later passes away
9) He never pays much attention to this mother’s stories about the past and realizes a little too late that most of his questions remained unanswered
10) Mr Li promises to fulfil her last wish but is unable to find the key

Plot: please watch this video

Theme:

Traditional habit versus current patterns which is this short story focusing on Singaporean Chinese life which contrast in terms of traditional and modern.

Moral Values:

1) Although we live in modern world, we must not forget our traditional values
2) We must learn to appreciate people while we can
3) Money cannot buy everything
4) Learn to respect and tolerate each other
5) We should consider and accept changes in our lives and progress with the time
6) We should always voice out our feelings especially if we want to express feelings of love for a family member especially an old parent.

 

EDpuzzle

Hi everyone, today I want to share with all of you another cool website that you can use (especially for teachers) in order to bring something different in the process of teaching and learning.

edpuzzle

Have you heard about EDpuzzle? 😳 Yes 👍🏻 No 👎🏻

👉🏻 click here to watch a video about EDpuzzle 👈🏻

First and foremost, EDpuzzle is a site that allows users to select a video and customize it by editing, cropping, recording audio, and adding questions to make an engaging presentation or lesson.

Top features:

  • Many styles of instruction can be utilised with EDpuzzle: guided learning, project-based learning, or differentiated instruction.
  • Ease of use: makes it easy to flip a lesson or classroom.
  • Assessment: educators can assess students learning by adding questions to videos and grade them through an educational portal.

Ease of Use:
EDpuzzle is browser based, so no software needs to be downloaded. It is very easy to find or upload videos and then edit them with a click of a button. There are also many helpful video tutorials to help integrate EDpuzzle into the classroom.

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In order to create your own EDpuzzle, you have to create an account first, then upload your video to EDpuzzle.

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You can crop your video.

 

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You can record an audio track and put it in your video.

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Moreover, you can also record an audio notes.

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This is the most interesting part. I love this part whereby you can put questions/quizzes in your video. 

Please click 👉🏻 here 👈🏻 in order to watch my video and please try to answer the questions given.

Padlet

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Assalamualaikum everyone 🙂

Have you ever heard about Padlet?

In my class today, I learnt about Padlet. This is my first time ever using this software/website and it’s so much fun to play with it. Basically, padlet is a virtual wall that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.

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It is beyond easy and fun to use. In addition, the interface is super intuitive. I would not hesitate to encourage teachers out there to use this kind of website in their classroom. Yah, at least something different rather than using text book all the time. I bet students will like it and it is obviously can attract students’ attention in learning.

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First of all, you have to create your account and it should look like this.

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Your template should look like this. Besides, you can manage your own template according to what you want.

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As you can see here, you can edit your title/topic, your wallpaper, your layout, set privacy or public, you can also change your url address, and much more.

 

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In term of sharing, you can share your padlet to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, as well as Linkedin. Other than that, you can also export your padlet into image, pdf, Microsoft Excel, and CSV.

In addition, if you have a WordPress account, you can copy the code given by the padlet and then paste the code in your blog. However, for this part, it requires a self-hosted wordpress blog with the Padlet Shortcode Plugin.

All in all, in my opinion, this is a cool website to use/implement in teaching and learning process. Teachers nowadays should be varied in term of teaching styles. In order to get students’ attention (especially kids these days), teacher should use interesting tools like Padlet.

So teachers, what are you waiting for?