Fireworks

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My dear students!

since I was a child, I have been so fascinated by fireworks: they are such a magic to me. I remember when I was 5 years old and I was so scared by them, but at the same time so intrigued by the colours and the sparkling in the sky and then reflected on the sea water. I remember it was summer, with my mother and my grandmother in front of the Adriatic sea in Caorle. Such sweet memories.

And you? Do you like fireworks? Have you ever been at a fireworks festival? Do you know the history of Fireworks?

I’ll be waiting for your comments and in the meanwhile, if you want, go and visit class 2A MAT page about fireworks https://matenglishblog.wordpress.com/2a-mat/fireworks-chemistry-in-action/

 

See you at school

Mrs. D.

 

 

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Pros & Cons of Automation

 

 

 

 

In your opinion what are the pros and cons of automation?

I am looking forward to receiving your comments here below!

Mrs. D.

 

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Here a link to our class activities and videos seen together

https://matenglishblog.wordpress.com/5a-mat/industrial-automation/

Photo credit: http://www.logi-co.it/automazione/

http://www.securitybyyou.com/blog/cool-things-home-automation-can-do-for-you/

 

 

How Japan’s Radically Different Approach to AI Could Lead to Wild New Tech — TIME

Thanks to artificial intelligence, the automobile — that most American of possessions — is being remade. Self-driving cars from Google’s new Waymo subsidiary will hit the streets next year. Tesla’s fully automated cars will arrive in 2018. Uber is testing its own self-driving fleet in Pittsburgh. More than a dozen other companies have AI-powered vehicles…

via How Japan’s Radically Different Approach to AI Could Lead to Wild New Tech — TIME

 

Dear students,

Read this article and leave here below your opinion.

See you at school

 

Mrs Dorigo.

A Career As An Automotive Technician

Hello everybody!

today at school we saw this video. After a Before watching activity LINK HERE I gave a While Watching activity (a chart to be filled in) to my students. It was particularly interesting, mainly the “strange” English accent, which we found out comes from New Zealand. However, the content was extremely stimulating, because it talks about the paths that lead to become an automotive technician in New Zealand, and the fact that this is a really required job all over the world.

And now an After Watching activity!

Risultati immagini per summarizing a video

I ask you (my dear students) to write a short SUMMARY of what you watched today in the classroom. Get inspired from the following layout:

INTRODUCTION –> Today at school we watched a short video about… Our teacher … The video is divided in … parts. We saw the …  and the … part.

BODY –> At the beginning we saw … It took place (si svolgeva in) in … On the one hand (dal un lato)… On the other (dall’altro)… It was really interesting to notice that …

Then… After some time…

So (quindi, allora)… At that point…

He described/he explained (ha spiegato) / The reported told (ha raccontato) that to become an automotive technician in NZ… They told that at school it is important to be good at…

CONCLUSION –> All in all (tutto sommato)/ To be honest … I believe/It think that…

I really liked/didn’t like the video because… I found it extremely stimulating/intriguing/interesting because… I didn’t find it…

In the future I would consider (considererei) to become a…

Alcune parole utili:

WORKSHOP = OFFICINA

AUTOSALONE = CAR SHOWROOM

SPARK PLUG = CANDELA

Waiting for your summaries!

Mrs. D.

 

 

Your Next Pair of Adidas Sneakers Could Be Made By a Robot Near You — TIME

Automation, robots and new technologies. My dear students (class  5) READ THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE and then tell me what you think about automation in a broad sense. Pros and cons? For and against? We have gone through this topic during the year, and I strongly believe you have your own idea on the topic.

Waiting for your comments.

Adidas will begin producing shoes in Germany again in 2017, using robots to produce them quickly and locally. After more than 20 years since the company halted production in Germany, Adidas chief executive Herbert Hainer announced the opening of the 4,600 square-meter “Speed Factory,” according to an AFP report. Production is currently done by hand…

via Your Next Pair of Adidas Sneakers Could Be Made By a Robot Near You — TIME

Internet Day

30 years ago the Internet came to Italy. Italy discovered the Net. It has been a long long journey. And it will be a long journey in the future. Here you can find some articles about it.

article 1

article 2

But what is your personal opinion on the Internet? What are the pros and cons of it? Are you for or against it? I guess you guys are all for it…

Leave your point of view in THIS PADLET! CLICK HERE! italian-internet-day-miur-421x211

 

Reading A Book or An Hour of Code?

Do you think philosophy is not your cup of tea or reading books too demanding? So why not coding? Go coding, I did it!

It is not so easy to explain to a bunch of students not to be afraid of computers. I mean. If we talk about computational thinking, they promptly think about super smart IT geek geniuses living somewhere in a real-virtual distant far away place, called Sylicon Valley, that are really fond of Maths.

But what is computational thinking? I won’t give here an academic definition. But it has none to do with computers. Just the reverse! The word Computer comes from the latin computare, to calculate.  So computers are tools used to “calculate”. Someone behind them give them a set of instructions so that they can “computare”.

These persons, called coders, give computers all useful information to reach a task, just step by step, teaching them how to create something, in the easiest and simplest way. Just like these machines were little babies learning how to walk.

In a broad sense, you compute and code every day of your life: preparing your daily breakfast, setting the table, organizing your work, choosing a specific fizzy drink among many, a.s.o. It is a question of priorities and decisions you make. The value you decide to give to things all around you.

So I believe it is important to learn how to compute, to code, to evaluate and to judge things. Someone can do it without any help, they are natural. Someone else needs help. They need an outline, so that they can organize not only their daily lives, but also their inner thoughts.

I am one of those persons. If I am the person I am, it is thanks to some teachers that thought me how to evaluate, how to organize my thoughts, all in all how to code. But when I did it, it was thanks to philosophy and by reading books.

But, if you think philosophy is not your cup of tea or reading books too demanding, why not coding? Go coding, I did it!

Well, I am still reading books. Like, a lot of them. I am a serial reader, I can’t stop!