Our Computing main lesson!

CRSS Music Department

The block based coding environment we used. This is an egg timer. When it times out it will emit an alarm.

I just completed our computing main lesson at the end of term 1. We had so much fun and my students were incredibly motivated to create an amazing array of pets, board games and other projects.

We used a block based javascript editor called MakeCode which alows us to visualise the logical structure of our code.

For those of you who don’t know what a main lesson is, it is usually a three week chunk of daily lessons on some aspect of human knowledge. The lessons are 100 minutes long. Each main lesson is chosen to align with Rudolf Steiner’s developmental stages of individuals. The longer format daily lessons offer an intense taster course in many areas and some main lessons in the upper school include; Te Tiriti o…

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Vaporwave, Bach and a Mobius Strip in Class 10 — CRSS Music Department

https://www.youtube.com/embed/xUHQ2ybTejU?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Earlier in the year I applied to Ableton to adopt a whole lot of ex-lease Ableton Push controllers and, while I was unsuccessful, the good people there did give me heaps of Ableton Live 10 Intro licences for use at school. Live 10 has enough channels and plugins to do NCEA Level 2 and … Continue reading Vaporwave, Bach and a Mobius Strip in Class 10 — CRSS Music Department

Cantabile at the Horncastle Arena — CRSS Music Department

We had a fantastic night last night at the Horncastle Arena as part of the massive Christchurch Schools’ Music Festival. The Choir got great comments about their great singing from other schools and everyone behaved fantastically. It was priceless for the students to have an insight into the world of massive choirs and they all […] … Continue reading Cantabile at the Horncastle Arena — CRSS Music Department

The School Fair — CRSS Music Department — Hugo Zanker

We had a lovely day in the sun on Saturday at the School fair. Well done everyone involved and the performances from the Kapahaka Group, the Class 3-5 String Orchestra, Class 6-7 Strings, Class 6-7 wind Ensemble, Cantabile, Amiria, The Brooms, Sita and Siobhan, Krystal, Big Sax and Phil and Friends. via The School Fair … Continue reading The School Fair — CRSS Music Department — Hugo Zanker

The School Fair — CRSS Music Department

We had a lovely day in the sun on Saturday at the School fair. Well done everyone involved and the performances from the Kapahaka Group, the Class 3-5 String Orchestra, Class 6-7 Strings, Class 6-7 wind Ensemble, Cantabile, Amiria, The Brooms, Sita and Siobhan, Krystal, Big Sax and Phil and Friends. via The School Fair — … Continue reading The School Fair — CRSS Music Department

The MIE catch up in Auckland was a blast

On the weekend I got to hang out at the Microsoft HQ in downtown Auckland at the 2018 Microsoft Innovative Educator Catch up. I learnt so much about 21st century learning design and design and computational thinking. I have so many ideas about how I might use this when I plan, teach and play next … Continue reading The MIE catch up in Auckland was a blast