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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Manaiakalani Film Festival Entry: Blogging

"This year we made our very first Manaiakalani movie. It was all about leaving positive blog comments. We got the idea from Mrs.Yollis’ class all the way from California. Her class’s video gave us lots of ideas on how to make the movie. Her video was a US version so we decided to make a NZ version." Sajihaa @ Glen Innes School

"Our movie was about how to leave a positive blog comment. It is important to learn to leave positive blog comments because it helps us learn to be cybersmart. Cybersmart is learning to create a positive digital footprint. We also learn how to get a positive conversation going through the internet" James @ Glen Innes School


"When we first wrote comments on other peoples blogs we had to remember to be positive and specific. Some of us had just written comments like “Cool writing” or “Your story is amazing.” When we wrote a comment, we ended it with a question and if we couldn’t think of a question, we would try and make a connection". Andrea @ Glen Innes School

"My teacher encouraged me to speak in front of the camera. That was really challenging because I’m really nervous in front of cameras and I do not like photos of me. I kept practising on camera and in the end I actually enjoyed the camera filming me. It made me feel famous."
Shanelle @ Glen Innes School

"My favourite part was talking about make a connections . When we did our parts to read we all had a challenge with our groups. When we finished we shouted out "Technology" and held our signs and said “happy blogging.” Keaneau @ Glen Innes School

 "I really enjoy watching the Manaiakalani films from other schools. It helped me learn about some important things. My favourite part in our movie was when I was talking about being positive. When we were practising for the movie, it was a bit challenging but when I learnt my words off by heart I was pretty ok.  Samuel @ Glen Innes School

"I really liked our movie about posting blog comments. I like it because some of our classmates from Room 10 appeared on the big screen. I was inspired by Mrs Yollis and her class because they taught us how to leave great comments on peoples blogs. The challenging part of making our movie was standing in front of the camera. I was so nervous when we were doing the REAL film and I was shaking. Vasa @ Glen Innes School

We have also visited Mrs Yollis' class blog and left a comment sharing what we have learnt. You can see the original movie created by Mrs Yollis and her students too.