Friday, 30 July 2010
Thursday, 29 July 2010
- They were parachuting out of planes instead of helicopters this time.
- I had a camera with me and was able to take a few pictures (though unfortunately it was only my crappy little compact but never mind).
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
I want to share the game with you because we had a lot of fun playing it and I think it could be a good bit of fun for doctor who fans or a resource for teaching descriptions.
I started the lesson by showing some pictures of people and getting the kids to practice describing them to me, I used the Spice Girls and Westlife because the Spice Girls had a variety of different hair colours and styles and Westlife because kids over here have heard of them. Then I showed them a powerpoint of the various aliens and got them to describe them. Finally I showed the rules for guess who presentation. I know its a hell of a lot of powerpoints but I put some nice animation in them to try to stop them from being too boring and there was lots of interaction with the class throughout.
The game works just like normal guess who except I laminated the sheet of faces and got them to cross them out with a marker instead of flipping the tiles down like the original game. If you don't have access to a laminator you could stick them on a guess who set or just cover them with post it notes or do something else, I'm sure you'll think of something!
Doctor Who Guess Who game card
If you want to play the game yourself you'll need the files below, obviously if you're not a teacher and just want to play at home you won't need the powerpoints!
aliens of Dr Who presentation
how to play Guess Who presentation
Credit must go to eatyourkimchi for some of the templates, I had the idea independently but I found their version and used it as a base for some of my stuff.
Monday, 26 July 2010
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
The Wonder Girls are wondering why men keep staring at them - could it be the skimpy outfits perhaps?
Sunday, 4 July 2010
We didn't just get drunk and watch football, sorry "soccer" while we were in Suwon. We also did some cultural stuff and took a look round Suwon's Hwaseong (Fortress and city walls).
Suwon is the provincial capital of Gyeonggi-do, the province we live in and we'd already been there once albeit briefly to get our alien registration cards sorted out. Since we didn't see much beyond the immigration office that time we thought it was worth coming back to check out the sights beyond that exciting office.
The east gate of the old city walls
The palace itself was really beautiful and we happened to arrive in time to see a recreation of a traditional Korean dance and music performance in the main courtyard which was a good excuse for me to get my camera out.
Suwon palace is set on the side of a mountain.
Beautifully painted roofs in the palace