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Report from Skipper Rich Wilson From His Navigation Station

Ajouté par Lorraine le 23 décembre 2008 à 16:36 — Pas de commentaire

Holiday Greetings for the GA3

I have created a voicethread to share with Skipper Rich Wilson. If you would like to add your holiday greetings in your native language, I've attached the thread here. Thanks very much. Have a wonderful holiday!
http://voicethread.com/share/293360/
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Ajouté par Lorraine le 22 décembre 2008 à 17:08 — Pas de commentaire

The Equator Crossing Ceremony

In Week 3 of the sitesALIVE! Vendee Globe program with Skipper Rich Wilson there is a discussion of the Equator crossing ceremony. In the sitesALIVE! Teachers Guide on page 16, the author writes "The purpose of the ceremony is to be blessed by King Neptune, mythical ruler of the oceans.

During the ceremony, sailors typically dress oddly or cover themselves in a variety of

unpleasant materials (old food, marine mud, etc.) in an effort to “appease” King Neptune and

get his blessing… Continuer

Ajouté par Lorraine le 23 novembre 2008 à 19:30 — 1 commentaire

Preparing for the Race

This morning I received a Skype call from Skipper Rich Wilson. He was testing to be sure that he would be able to connect with race organizers at sea. My students and I followed his voyage from NYC to Melbourne, AU in 2001; from Hong Kong to NYC in 2003 and from Plymouth, UK to Boston in 2004. It is with great excitement that I await following his journey around the world in… Continuer

Ajouté par Lorraine le 7 novembre 2008 à 21:27 — 1 commentaire

Sending Good Wishes

Here is a voicethread that we will share with Skipper Rich Wilson, our teacher at sea, who will sail the Vendee Globe. Feel free to add your good wishes to this thread in any language.
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Ajouté par Lorraine le 30 octobre 2008 à 11:00 — 1 commentaire

Scratch and the Vendee Globe

Some of my students created Scratch sailing projects based on the Vendee Globe sailboats. They remixed music in garageband and imported their files into their Scratch script. http://www.scratch.mit.edu is a free application.



If you click on the graphic it will take you to the student's project on the Scratch website.…

Scratch Project



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Ajouté par Lorraine le 28 octobre 2008 à 22:30 — Pas de commentaire

Scratch and the Vendee Globe

Students created short projects in Scratch based on the Vendee Globe voyage. They used GarageBand to remix music to create mp3 files. If you click on the image, it will link you to the Scratch site to see the project . Scratch is a free application. http://www.scratch.mit.edu If you design a sailboat, we'd enjoy seeing it!…



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Ajouté par Lorraine le 28 octobre 2008 à 22:30 — 1 commentaire

Our School

Our school is located in ""Newton, Massachusetts, USA.



Here are some images of Cambridge, MA and Boston, MA. Both of these cities are nearby.





Here are some of the students who will be following the voyage with you.

http://voicethread.com/share/226735/…

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Ajouté par Lorraine le 22 octobre 2008 à 21:00 — 1 commentaire

School Tour

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Ajouté par Lorraine le 2 octobre 2008 à 3:00 — Pas de commentaire

Student Introductions

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Ajouté par Lorraine le 2 octobre 2008 à 2:30 — Pas de commentaire

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