Friday, December 6, 2013

Word Hippo



When writing you sometimes need another word. You can ask your teacher, friend, or family...or you can go to Word Hippo and find the word yourself.  Here's the link: http://www.wordhippo.com/

The site is fun to visit.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Moonshot Thinking!

Here is a short video (3:46) about Moonshot Thinking! If you want a little inspiration I advise you to watch this video.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

RIS Middle School News: October Update!

Hi Everyone.  The RIS Middle School News Team has produced another newscast for our community. 


Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Rise of Online Video

A report by the Pew Research Center  has release a video on their findings of the Rise of Online Video:


Monday, October 7, 2013

1888 - 2013 The Power of Photography

It's been 125 years since photography was first invented. The National Geographic has made a nice short video on it's Power:



Monday, September 30, 2013

Middle School News

The broadcasting students have been hard at work making a newscast for the Middle School.  Please enjoy the newscast and please share the link with your friends


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Have you ever seen the moon do a full rotation?



This simple video shows the moon going through a full rotation.  This is the first time I've seen this happen.  The video was made by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.  When we see things for the first time it makes us think about what's possible. Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Inspiration: Faces Made From Designer Clothes

If you are looking at ways to be creative with your camera...(yes, I mean your phone camera too) look no more.

I'm sharing with you a very creative way to use your wardrobe with your camera.

 http://goo.gl/mecpfw

This would make for a very fun art project!

Until next time, go out and be creative.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Your Eyes

This is an interesting video about how we see and interpret what we see.

The video asks the question: Can you trust your eyes?



Monday, September 9, 2013

Photos: Schools around the World

Agence France-Presse compiled a package from photographers around the world documenting children going to school. This is a selection of their images giving insight into the lives of students in various countries. -Leanne Burden Seidel ( 37 photos total)

Here's the link: http://goo.gl/qg06Lc


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Olympics 2020: Wrestling reinstated to Games

Wrestling is back in the Olympics.  After being eliminated this past February it was reinstated for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  It beat out Squash and a combined bid by Baseball/Softball.  This is tech related by the sport using social media sites to lobby to be reinstated.

Here's a BBC link to the story:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/24009517




Sunday, September 1, 2013

Beautiful Action Sports Photography

Hi everyone! I wanted to share this link to some of the most beautiful and interesting action photography of 2013. These photos were selected by 50 judges. Truly amazing images that I hope will inspire students here at Ruamrudee International School Click here to see the photos! Afterward, I hope all of you are inspired to pick up your camera or camera phone and take a photo! Which image was your favorite?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Rhyme

Have you ever needed a word that rhymes with another word? Well, this week we have a great site that helps you find words that rhyme with other words. The site is called RhymeZone. Find rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more! Click on this link: http://www.rhymezone.com/

Monday, April 1, 2013

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month.  Here's a link to learn more about all the activities:

http://teacher.scholastic.com/poetry/

Note: April 18 - National Poem in your Pocket Day, select a poem you love and carry it with you to share with friends, family, and co-workers. You can also share your poem on Twitter using #pocketpoem.

Have fun and write a poem today.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The history of April Fools Day

Enjoy April Fools Day by learning about the history of this day.  Now, watch the video to learn more. (Video 2:21)



Monday, March 25, 2013

RIS Middle School Language Arts: "The Story Of Cinder and Ella"


"The Story of Cinder and Ella",(Teacher: Miss Deneen) produced by Ping, Winner, and Dan
Summary: Brothers Eddie and Chris are fed up with their other brother Cinder not getting his work done. Things change when Cinder meets a new girl at school named Ella, and they work on a project together. Cinder nearly misses his midnight curfew because they were working so hard and accidentally leaves his bag with Ella as he makes a quick escape home. Ella looks for Cinder to give him back his bag, and a new friendship is born. Cinder uses his adoration for Ella to finally improve himself.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Top 10 Composition Tips



cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Beverly & Pack
Are you trying to take your photography to the next level? It doesn't matter if you have an iPhone or a Nikon D4, these tips will help anyone interested in improving their photo taking skills.

Here's the link

Sunday, March 10, 2013

PIC Monkey: Photo Editor

 If you want a quick and simple way to edit and your photos, you can't go wrong with PicMonkey. Here's the link: http://www.picmonkey.com/

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yahoo has a new home page

Today,Yahoo launched a new revamped home page. It's the first time they have redesigned the page in four years. It looks cleaner and easier to read. It will be interesting to see if they get more page views because of this change. In January it's home page received 119 million visitors. Here's the link

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Geography Quiz: Geo Bee

This is a daily quiz from National Geography where users answer 10 questions about geography and more. There are two levels of difficulty (apprentice and expert) and each question is multiple choice. It's a fun way to improve your knowledge of the world. Here's the link to begin your fun!

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Swiss School Bangkok celebrates 50 years in Thailand

Hi Everyone, The Swiss School Bangkok, who shares our campus, is celebrating their 50th anniversary. In recognition of this they will be having a celebration on Saturday, February 16th, 2013. Fun for the entire family Here's the link

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

EARCOS Logo Design Contest

Contest has begun! EARCOS is excited to announce a logo design contest! The winner will receive 1000 US dollars! This is open to middle and high school students who are currently enrolled in an EARCOS member school. Contest Website Rubric for logo contest For questions and submissions: earcoslogo@ismanila.org

Monday, January 21, 2013

Old Bangkok 100 years ago

While doing research, I found these interesting old photos of old Bangkok . The photos show Bangkok 100 years ago. Each photo contains a caption that explains the content of the photo. We often refer to Bangkok as a modern city and it's great to see what it looks like in it's past. Here's the link for your viewing pleasure: Amazing photos of Bangkok from 100 years ago

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pic Lits

PicLits is a great place to go and write. The motto of the site is 'Inspired Picture Writing. The site gives you a choice of pictures to choose from. After you make your selection you have a choice of words to use to make your own writing about the picture. It's fun. Go give it a try http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx