Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Chritmas to all

-Christmas activity this morning at school- Wish our friends in the world a joyful and peaceful Christmas Season!
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Monday, December 10, 2012

The Malala Project, Taiwan

The Global Classroom

wikispaces-The Malala Project Participants

Moving Summarization

Moving Summarization (動作摘要法

Keep it Up Malala
Video taped by Jose Popoff's Class (Honduras) 

A group of students and teacher sending their best to Malala Yousafzai.
Sunshine Bilingual School.
Like Nelson Mandela once said, ''Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.'' This is a right that every human being deserves. Education is what the world needs, by taking away this right you're taking away a child's future. With education you can be rich, with education you accomplish your dreams, with education you can be wise, with education you can conquer the world. That's why we support Malala's cause.

Rockingham County High School
Reidsville, NC, USA

Ms. Laurel Clark's English III Honors Class
Students in Ms. Clark's class wrote sonnets based on an article they read about Malala.  Please click the link below.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Puppet Exhibition

Thanks to our friend nations in Puppet Exchange Project organied by Ms. Orly Winer (Israel). We are so happy and there are so much to learn from you! The following is the slides I made for all of us. Thank you all!!!
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Postcard Swap--Todd's Project

Claudia from Berlin/Germany sent us the photo of her student Elisabeth with our postcard from Kaohsiung. This postcard was written by Vivian, and she recorded a video tape for Elisabeth with her classmates mimi and Peggy.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fun with Snow and Hot tea from Russia

It is a precious and full of fun lesson from our Russian classpals. They introduced snow, how they had fun making snowmen and how they played with snow during this white season. They also demostrated us the hot tea tradition in Russia. The silver tea kettle "samovar" caught our eyes and we found it very beautiful and very special. What a great lesson from Russia!!! Thanks, kids! You have done a great job!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Paper Spring made by David for Svetlana's Class

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Class 6-4 have finished their drawings and David in 6-4 also made "paper springs" for our friends in Russian.  We will send them along with some small things we prepared for you because CHRISTMAS is coming soon! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Global Classroom 2012-13 Launch by Michael Graffin, Australia

A place for students and teachers to share, learn, and collaborate on a global stage

Global Classroom 2012-13 Launch – Slides and Recording

Well, it is hard to believe that after 6 weeks of solid preparation, we formally launched our 2012-13 project at the Global Education Conference 2012.
Our Global Classroom Stories and Project Launch presentation was attended by a (record) 27 participants, from 10 countries across 5 continents (6 if we put Trinidad in South America); and hosted speakers from all over the world.

Slides and Recording

The presentation was recorded in BlackBoard Collaborate – please watch (and feel free to share) the recording link:

Sunday, November 18, 2012

6-4's and Svetlana's Class (Russia-Taiwan 2012)

Ms. Hong,homeroom teacher of 6-4 and the class (30 pupils age 11-12) received many pretty and original drawings from Svetlana's Class. They made several short video tapes to response and also drew some pictures to introduce our city and our country for our friends in Russia. Hope you enjoy these videos and they are making some very small toys for you and will show you how to play with them in next tape recording. They will send you all their handcraft to you after they finish the rest of the work. Have great time enjoy your companions' greetings in another side of the world.

Drafts for the Post Card Swap, (Todd's 2012-2013)

We have watched so many amazing postcards from our partners in the PCS Project and it is about time to write or reply to our partners. Sorry to keep you waiting...Hope you will get our postcards before Chritmas...I will pray for it!
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6-4 busy drawing and writing for friends from Russia

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Skype with Daria's Class

Today our skype guest was Lin-lin from Taiwan. She is an English teacher at elementary school. She can speak Chinese, Taiwanese, English and a little Spanish. Her hobby is swimming, reading novels and listening to the radio. She told us that in Taiwan it only snows in the mountains. Lin-lin has never been to Russia, but she would like to visit Saint-Petersburg, and Ulyanovsk, too.

Lin-lin, nice to meet you and hope to talk to you again soon!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Puppet Exchange Project, 2012

Thanks to Ms.Orly Winer (Israel)invited us to join this lovely project. Our puppets already arrived to Israel and we are so happy to watch so many other puppets and pupils around the world. Hope you enjoy watching them in this e-book provided by Orly. There are going to have puppets excanged to Taiwan soon!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Our video taping for Regina's Class (Group 104), Smart School, Russia

Class 6-6 says hello to Daria and  class 104 (Regina's class)

Mendy likes English and Chinese but she doesn't like math...  There are more students to answer your questions in the coming weeks.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Dear Elisabeth in Berlin (Gustav-Dreyer-Schule)

Mimi, Peggy and Vivian say hello to Elisabeth in Berlin (Gustav-Dreyer-Schule) our post card swap project partner.  We will send you our postcard this week and hope you get it soon!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Smart School, Russia (Let's talk via video)

Smart School: Our group 104: Hello! Here are our students introducing themselves and asking questions to Taiwanese children! Looking forward to hearing from you ...

This is the link to our partners in Russia.  The students recorded their introduction and questions and we will also reply them with videos as well.  Thanks to their teachers who teach them to speak English so well !  Way to go, kids!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Postcards Swap (Todd's Project 2012-2013)

We have already received post cards from our project partners.  THAND YOU SO MUCH and we will write back soon.  Have a great autumn.
The link to our postcards swap patners.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

School Days with Friend Nations

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We were so excited to meet Svetlana's Class and had a lot of fun and learned that her students were so active and could speak very good English !
My colleagues and I had a chance to meet Huy Tran's Class in Friday morning.  Thanks to the precious moments these two teachers gave us !

Friday, October 12, 2012

We Got a Mail from 2T in Sydney, Australia

Yeah~! Lovely Year 2 in Australia sent us a parcel
We recieved a letter from Year 2 (2T), Roseville College Junior School in Australia. There was a flat friend (Flat Rosie) inside, a book about Australia, some questions and a Koala.
Visit Flat Rosie´s blog: 
and the class:
Our 6th graders will help us answer the questions

 This is what our PE uniform looks like.
 We will answer your questions and send you via air-mail.

These are some answers.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

6-6's singing "Conut on me" (Bruno Mars)

Bravo Class 6-6 ! Sorry, the memory card was full and couldn't finish the recording~

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Puppet Exchange Project, Part 2

We are busy doing our project with other class pals in the world. 
Enjoy watching other puppets of our friend nations at
And thanks to Orly's (Israel) comment and help in this lovely project.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Letter form our Class Pal Tanfield Lea P. S., UK

Dear Linlin and your class,

I hope you are well and enjoying the holidays.

Thank you so much for the parcel you sent us from Taiwan. We loved seeing your logo decorated so beautifully and the fantastic English you used.

The parcel arrived on our last day of school and our Year 6 children have now left the school for the summer holidays (until 4th September) but they will return to their new secondary school which is 1 km up the road. Will you have the same students when you come back from your holidays?

If you do, my new class could reply to you (via mail or perhaps email) or if you have new pupils we could start developing their friendship earlier.

Speak to you again soon and best regards,

From: Year 6

Dear Year 6,
I am so happy to know that you already received our parcel! My classes will remain the same and they will become G6. We would be very excited to be your class pals to a new class of yours and also we would like to thank the students who wrote us and uploaded photos for us.

My school will resume on August 30th and we will surely keep in touch with you. I will take new photos or short video clips when my students are back to school.

Wish you a great summer vacation,

Best regards,


From: G5 Class
Fo Gong Elementary School, Chen-Jeng, Taiwan

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Parcel from E28, Canada

July 23rd
We returned to school during summer vacation for cleanning classrooms.  And...G5-3 received the parcel from their e-pals, E28!  We soon took some photos with Ms. Liang and our principal for sending our gratitude to Mr. Saulnier and his class.

Monday, July 16, 2012


親愛的同學們ㄋㄟ 老師有點想念你們了 啊 有沒有乖乖練唱啊? 要加把勁ㄡ 別虛度光陰了 都沒人來留言 好無聊喔
5年3班 你們E28, Canada的包裹終於寄來了! 等你們回來開封囉! 不過要好好練唱開學得錄個影謝謝人家.

2.Today my life begins by Bruno Mars嗯 這是linlin喜歡的西班牙文歌詞版 給你們欣賞一下)

3. Count on me by Bruno Mars

Fo Gong Babies heading to Nepal, Russia, UK

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Using Google Hangout in Education - 10 Ways to Use...

Teaching is Elementary: Using Google Hangout in Education - 10 Ways to Use...: I'm no expert - especially when it comes to Google+ Hangout .   In fact, I've only used it a couple of times.  However, I can see the many a...

Monday, July 2, 2012

What an amazing school year with GC! (GC 線上結業式)

The Global Classroom 2011-12 Closing Webinars were held over the weekend, and marked the official conclusion of our 2011-12 project.
Despite enormous technical problems with the first (Americas) webinar, the second (Australia/Europe) webinar was a great success, with speakers from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Romania, Taiwan, India, and Germany.
The sessions were recorded, and can be downloaded via the links in this presentation.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Letter from our Class pal in Uganda (5-5)

Dear G5
Dear all our Oddizzi classpals.

Time has flown by and we finish Year 5 tomorrow!!! We will end with a class party, swimming and a whole school assembly.

Most of us are going to Year 6 at Rainbow but some people are leaving and going to England, Scotland, Wales and Kenya.

This week we have been finishing lots of work, especially our DT project which was to make a moving toy using cams!!

We had WOW awards last week where a child in each class received awards for Achievement, Progression and Creativity. We also got badges for housepoints; 50 housepoints gets you a bronze badge, 100 a silver, 150 a gold and 200 a wise owl badge. Most of us also gained our pen licenses so we can write in pen in Year 6!

Some of us are really looking forward to Year 6 trips- we get to go for a week to the Rwenzori mountains as well as the chimp sanctuary and paintballing!!

Aslacton- we like your class pet Noodles- we read his blog and thought it was very funny. We would like to get a class pet next year!! Our favourite athletes are: Usain Bolt, Ngamba Mildred (she is our secondary PE teacher but she is also a sprinter and is trying out for the Olympics at the moment so watch out for her!), Tyson Gay, Tom daley, Kobey Bryant.

We also had our sports day last week. It was great fun and Kyoga won. We did many races including 600m and egg and spoon.

This week, as well as finishing our DT we have been using the ICT lab to go onto mathletics a lot. Do any of you use mathletcis in your school? It's great! We have also been reading The Secret garden in Literacy and watched the film on Monday.

In PE this year we have played Tag rugby, football, netball, basketball and golf as well as athletics and swimming. Tomorrow there is a staff versus children football match before the assembly.

Yesterday we got our yearly reports. Most of us were very pleased!!

We are all very excited about the holidays and some of us are going away. We will visit: Dubai, UK, Tanzania, Seychelles, South Africa, Kenya, Wales and Scotland.

We are sorry we have not been able to chat with you on skype but our internet connection has not been quick enough lately. Hopefully we will be able to keep in contact with you as we all move up a year. Next year we will be in 6SB with Mrs. Balasundar! Hope to hear from you then (we start back 30th August!)

From: 5CB
Rainbow International School, Kampala, Uganda

Friday, June 15, 2012

G5-1's letter for Area 7

Hi dear Area 7,
Thank you for the very detailed introduction of your class and city.  We love your photos, too!

Sorry for replying your e-mail so late.  We have 15 boys and 15 girls in class.  We are all 11 years old.  Fo-Gong Elementary School locates in Kaohsiung (the biggest city in Southern Taiwan) and it is a public school.  The age of the pupils here are from 7 to 12 (Grade 1~Grade 6) and we have a kindergarten class, age 5-6.  The amount of students is 828 and we are middle sized school.

We don’t have Macbooks but some classrooms are equipped with smart boards which enable us to meet teachers or classes around the world.  We enjoy doing projects which collaborate with other nations.  It is delightful to make friends outside our country.

It is summer now in Taiwan and very hot (29-34 Celsius degree)…still, we like to play basketball, dodge ball and tennis.  Our school has a very big sports meet every year and we have a tug-of-war school team and Grade 5 and Grade 6 have classes competition of the sport.
The link above is the race of tug-of-war in 2011, Grade 5-4 versus Grade 5-3.

We are learning Taiwan’s history from prehistory until now.  Taiwan used to be called “Formosa” (beautiful island) by Portuguese (Taiwan had been occupied by other nations, such as Netherlands, Spain and Japan).  We use traditional Chinese words unlike Mainland China and Singapore.  They use simplified Chinese characters.

English is taught from Grade 3 here and only 2 classes per week, We learn Chinese, Taiwanese and English.  We speak a little English and luckily we have many peers around the world which motivate us to learn more about the language and different cultures.

This semester is going to be end on June 29 and after we come back in September we will be grade 6 students.  Our class is going to mail via air our drawings of Fo-Gong Babies (our school symbol) and there are greetings and questions we want to send to you before the end of the semester.  Could we have your school’s address?

The following are photos from our class.  Hope you like it.

Best regards from

Kaohsiung Municipal Fo-Gong Elementary School
No.135 Ho-ping Road 804 Chien Jeng District, Kaohsiung,
Tel: 886-7-8229801 #112

Ms. Lowe's Class, Area 7

Dear G5
Area 7 at Oberthur Primary School is a Year 4/5 class of 14 boys and 14 girls - in total we have 28 children. There are 12 year 4‘s and 16 year 5’s. How many people are in your class? Oberthur Primary School is located in Perth, Bull Creek. Perth is the capital city of Western Australia and it is a wonderful place to live.

Most of the students in our class own Macbooks. We use Macbooks for many of our class activities. In our class if some of the people don’t have Macbooks they can use the class Macbooks. We also have an interactive whiteboard in our classroom which is a whiteboard that is touchscreen and lets us see what is on the teacher’s Macbook. What technical devices do you use for some of your activities?

Right now in Australia it is beginning get colder and it is nearly winter since we live in the Southern Hemisphere. What season is it now in your country?

Area 7 is currently studying things about Ancient Greece. Here in Area 7 we have newspapers delivered to our door. We use the newspapers to read the Ancient Greek story “The Minotaur.” In our school we have students from Kindy to Year 7.

Every Friday the Year 5’s to 7’s have senior sport. The Sports we have are AFL,(Australian Football League), soccer, basketball, T-ball, volleyball, netball, hockey and league tag. Some of the sports are sports that are inter school sports that means that people selected in the teams may compete in the carnivals. We have had our Swimming Carnival and soon we will have the Winter Carnival. In your school do you have a time where senior children do sport?

In Australia there are many Landmarks - Uluru is one that is very famous. Uluru is a rock that was formed by mother nature. In Perth there is a bell tower and it is called the Swan Bells. They are also called the Bell Tower. What famous landmarks are there in your country?

At Oberthur Primary we learn a second language which is Chinese Mandarin. In Chinese we are currently studying the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We are learning the chinese translation of the book. At your school are you learning another language other than English?
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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Little Green Thumbs t-shirts, E28

We are SO HAPPY to see our e-pals sending us their recent photos.  They wear little green thumbs t-shirts and look so COOL! 
E28 is our model of doing GREEN works in campus.  It is very important to preserve a good environment for our next generation.  In addition to planting trees and vegetables, in Fo-Gong, we have also a "no meat" lunch one day every month and we also serve vegetarian food every day for teachers and students who do not eat meat.
Have a look of our wonderful and lovely class pals!  We enjoy it so much!

May 31, 2012 (From Mr. Saulnier)

A couple of class pictures wearing our Little Green Thumbs t-shirts:

Tech-Integration in World Scratch Birthday P.

Pin-Wei (Grade 6, Class4) attended the project and made a "Taipei 101" building representing our greetings to Scratch's 5 year-old birthday.  Click the building and see what will happen.  We are so happy to see other nations' students' lovely works on it, too.  Thanks to Lorraine and the host of the World Museam Site.

You can join this project easily just by drawing your balloon and writing your own message. Please visit the World Scratch Birthday Project page for directions on how to join, etc.
World Scratch Birthday Project is a part of "World Museum Project", a world-wide network of people interested in collaborating to create something meaningful to everyone involved. For more information, please visit the World Museum Site.
This work was created using Scratch. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. See

Saturday, May 19, 2012

5-5's posters for Uganda

Dear 5CB Rainbow International School, Kampala
So happy to be your Class Pal and Keep in touch !
Let us know if you can or can not see this e-page. 
We will download it for you.  You may also surf the link

Thursday, May 17, 2012

School Activity--Taiwanese Song Contest

Our annual event, Taiwanese Song Contest.
We have 17 teams from grade 1 (age 7) to grade 5 (age 11).  And these 3 teams won the contest. Have fun watching it.
(Mandarin and Taiwanese are the most spoken languages in Taiwan)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Chemical Change or Physical Change

Put some salt in the water, then it is dissolved.  Is this chemical change or physical change?
Click your answer below then you will know.

(Draft and ideas from Jose, Honduras, recorded by linlin)

Chemical             Physical

Acted by students of Grade 5, Class 5 and hope you enjoy it ! (Especially for their Class Pals: Spoons' Class from the USA and 5CB from Uganda!)

Friday, May 4, 2012

E28's parcel for 5-3 is on the way

We are so happy to know that the parcel from E28 is flying to Taiwan now ! Thank our pals so much that they made so many beautiful hats and other things for 5-3 because we have about 10 more students then E28.  E28 has to work much more than we do during the busy semester. 
May 1, 2012 (From Mr. Saulnier, E28)

Our parcel is finally ready.  It is going to the mail today.  I hope it does not take too long to arrive in Taiwan.  Here is some photographs of some of the items we are sending to your classroom:


Friday, April 27, 2012

Big Question Fair, E28 on local TV news again ! (5-3)

We are so proud to watch E28's wonderful presentation about the global energy issue in Big Question Fair.  You ARE the role model of 5-3 !!!  Way to go E28! Karsen and Cody, I am very impressed by your explanation! 

April 26, 2012 (From Mr. Saulnier)

Our class was again showcased on the local news regarding our Big Question Learning Fair!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ms Brennock's 6th Class, Ireland (5-4)


We received an e-mail from our Class Pal from Ireland!!! They have plenty of beautiful animals, exciting sports and cool weather.  Here in Taiwan is just like summer (average temperture in Kaohsiung 22-32 celsius degree. We have a lot of great fruits in Taiwan and many pretty animals in the mountains.  Children here play basketball, dodgeball and baseball a lot.  We will also send class messages via this platform and keep in touch!

The following is the content of the mail: 
Dear G5
Hi everyone!
We are 6th class (11-12) in Dublin, Ireland. We are a mixed school (boys and girls) and we have 24 people in our class.

In Ireland the weather is a bit rainy and windy now. Although there were hailstones last night. What's the weather like where you are?

What kind of animals do you have in Taiwan? In Ireland we have deer, foxes, many types of birds including seagulls, robins and magpies and squirrels!

In Ireland we love to play sports. We have three of our own sports called Gaelic football, hurling and camogie (which is hurling for girls). We also play rugby and football. We have a school Gaelic team for boys and for girls. The boys won their quarter-finals yesterday and we all got a night of homework! The girls are doing very well too and only drew one of their matches and won the rest! We also have a G.A.A (gaelic athletic association) club outside of school called O'Dwyers. All Irish sports are played in that!

What kind of sports do you play in your school or outside of it ?

If you want to have a look at our blog here is the link..
or if you want to find out some information on Irish sports here is the link to the O'Dwyers blog ...

From: Ms Brennock's 6th Class
St Molaga SNS, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Monday, April 23, 2012

Hi, Spoon's Class, S. Carolina (5-5)

Grade 5, Class 5 is going to introduce themselves little by little.  More details will be coming soon ! 
Best regards,
May and linlin

Saturday, April 21, 2012

"I like" Read aloud by Daren and Judy (5-2)

We are so honored to read this lovely poem for the author of it--Ms. Mary Ann Hobberman.  It is recommended by Ms. Raine, linlin's teacher friend in USA.

We also dedicate this short clip for 5-2's Class Pal, 6T @ Tanfield Lea Primary School, UK.  Thanks to Jenny Coode at Oddizzi who introduced us to our classpal.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Inspiring and Meaningful Learning Activities in Class

Thanks to Mr. Saulnier and E28 keep sending us their recent interesting learning activities.  The hands-on math project is so interesting and I would like to introduce it to G5-3 and try to do the same and see what comes out.  It looks so cool !  In addition, World Earth Day is on the way and E28 gave us a great example of doing something to protect our environment.  I put the link here in order to be role model or reference for G5-3 and other classes.

April 19, 2012  (From Mr. Saulnier and E28)

Here is some pictures of some recent happenings in our classroom.  The first set of pictures is from a math project where we used recycled paper to make 1 meter cubed cubes to see approximately how many cubed meters our classroom is.  We concluded that our classroom is about 88 cubed meters.  The second set of pictures is from plants we recently planted.  We are doing two projects with the plants: Tomatosphere and Little Green Thumbs.  Please see the links below to learn more about our projects: