Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Closing Remarks

Well done to everyone who made the effort to try out new technologies and adopted the format required.
Well done to all the students who presented their pitch so effectively.
Well done to all the students who really worked collaboratively.
Well done on some fantastic looking leaflets.
Well done to all the students who made the extra effort to film their TV ad.
There really is some lovely work to look at on your blogs.

You could maybe develop an individual blog to tackle a future unit of work (there are 2 left) and do some extra research or simply present your work differently...

Next unit, GOTHIC ... Can't wait! See you soon!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


Come on, everyone!!! Things are not up to date! Post your presentations, videos, leaflets (annotated if possible), storyboards and notes on your group blog. It should showcase how much work you've put in and help us to follow your "journey" in the development of your final products.

There should also be some peer-assessment of another group's presentation.
I want to be seriously impressed!
PS: Some group blogs are still missing. Email me the url or add it in a comment below ASAP. No one wants to stay behind on Friday!!!

Monday, 4 April 2011

H/L for Thursday 7th April

1. All work uploaded to your group blog - see previous posts.

2. Complete a peer-assessment of the pitches seen so far - Aim to all contribute.
Make sure you cover all groups: If one or 2 groups have already assessed, say, Zoe's group, deal with someone else.

So far, we have seen:
- Shyam / Dheraj/ Ashish's pitch
- Kavita / Anjali / Adam / Sweta's pitch
- Miren / Ashool / Mohamed's pitch
- Khushal / Jordan / Mahamed'd pitch
- Zoe / Zamena / Rhianna / Antonia's pitch
- Zaina / Sonali / Jade / Lisha's pitch

To complete the peer-assessment, address the following points in detail:
1. The concept of the campaign was effective because ...; it could have been more effective if...
2. The leaflet was effective because ... It could have been improved by ...
3. We thought the TV advert .... This is because... To make it even better, ...
4. Overall we think the pitch should be chosen because... / was persuasive because...


Saturday, 2 April 2011

Update and home learning

The presentations have been good so far.
Please update your group blogs so that everything's there.
If you've annotated your leaflet to show the techniques you've used ( see Miren's group), post that! It's a great way to self-assess. If you've produced a Powerpoint or Prezi to enhance your presentation, post that too. You can also take pictures or scan your storyboards, upload your video if you've made one, and add anything else related to your project. Use all the possibilities offered by the blog form!

Have fun and work hard. We'll continue watching the presentations next week.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Monday, 28 March 2011

lifespace story

“I was at the end of knowing what I should do.... I was anxious and distracted at work because I was just waiting for a phone call from school to say what had gone wrong again. It was costing me time and energy and I really didn’t know what else to do.

I got in touch with Lifespace and found they were really genuine and professional and they let me explain what the situation was. I thought I was rambling but they listened to what I had to say. Very quickly I felt confident in the process.

Beforehand I was worried about being judged as a “bad parent” but Lifespace were really sensitive and listened to what we needed and gave us support throughout the process. I know they went out of their way to accommodate our needs.
Without a doubt our son’s life is easier now, more settled. It has made a huge huge difference. In seven months he has had just one lunchtime detention, whereas before it was at least two detentions a week. Things had hit a real low point when he was involved in handling stolen goods, the Police were involved and he was expelled for four days.

With the input and help of his mentor his behaviour has changed. The mentor has helped our son learn new techniques to keep calm and begin to really believe in himself. He uses these techniques even when we are out shopping. He has learned to stop and think about things rather than just lose control. Before he would cry uncontrollably and kick and scream. Now he takes a step back, and calms down much quicker.

School staff are really positive about our son now as well. Our whole expectation has changed.

The Lifespace team also helped us as parents see what was getting in the way and what we could change at home too, things like realising how our son learns best is not with words, but visually and through diagrams. I am so much happier as we have a lot less arguments now. I really don’t know what I would have done without Lifespace…I think I would have had a nervous breakdown! Our son’s life has been transformed”

Friday, 25 March 2011

Home learning and update

First, some groups still need to create a blog and send me the URL so that I can link it to the class one.
Some great work is happening on some blogs! Next Friday we will pick a Blog of the Week and distribute an edible prize!
Reminder of home learning tasks:

For Tuesday:
- rough draft of your leaflet (hard copy) brought to the lesson.
- the rough writing (copy) should also be on your group blog. Share the writing!!!!

Other tasks ahead:
- Neat improved version of the leaflet (hard copy and digital copy - could be a photo of your work or you could scan it etc...)
- Peer-assessment through group blogs.
- Storyboard and/or animatic for your TV advert.
If you want to be ahead of the rest, by all means do...
I know 2 groups are planning to shoot and edit the TV advert...

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

UPDATE - Catch up!

Well done to those who have set up their group blog. Do check out Zoe and Antonia's blog for example. This demonstrates how to use the blog format well with useful gadgets.

Some of you are still missing some older tasks. Catch up quick or you will have to stay after school to catch up!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The NSPCC helps:
. stop cruelty to children, (abuse & hunger)
. help children's voices be heard.
. work with professionals to keep children safe.

The good things about the leaflet is that it has lots of information and tells you where the money is going to, it includes personal stories to give that person a name, emotions and to make them feel like a real person. it also has information when the company was started and how they have helped so many children. they use emotive language in the stories and words like '' US, YOU'' to involve us.

The BAD points are that the form is too big and long and it would be a no if somebody saw it and they'll think it would take too long. There is a very less amount of pictures so people would get bored of reading the leaflet instead of seeing the pictures, so the leaflets wouldn't effective to the viewers.

9c Media Unit:

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Monday, 21 March 2011

Here is the link to mine and Antonia's Blog: