1. Watch this video.
2. Come up with a brilliant domain name that follows these rules.
3. Check it at Network Solutions.
4. Tell us what name you have come up with here.
5. You will get to vote from the best suggestions that follow all the rules.
For those students who have their slate devices, you need to setup your OneNote workbooks. We will be setting up many learning activities for you in OneNote notebooks, and you will be doing and submitting a lot of your work in notebooks of your own, which will be stored both on your slate and on our school server.
In this episode, Mark O’Meara is joined by Dean Greenhalgh – Year 9 Learning Community Leader – and two year 9 students, Jess and Bailey.
In our first topic, we talk about the house system that we have reintroduced here at our school. Jess and Bailey are both house captains for their Year level.
In our second topic, we talk about our Year 9 program here at Western Heights College, and what it offers students.
Finally, we talk about things that are making us smarter, including study skills and getting better results using feedback.
I hope you’ve all had a good rest, because we are coming into a busy term, as you’ve probably heard from Mr Sachse’s email.
In Literacy, we are doing a lot of learning around reading sustained texts, for both information and enjoyment. Early in the week, we’ll be taking you all to the library to choose a novel to read.
Also, at long last, the slate computers have arrived, so most of you will have a device of your own. We certainly expect that this will change what we can do for your learning and how quickly we’ll all be able to work. As you get used to your slate, we’ll be choosing a name for the replacement for Red Space Rocket. The new site will be for you as you progress through your years at Western Heights, so it is important that it has the best possible name. If all goes well – and I am sure it will – we should have the new site operating my next week.
Finally, we are still looking for our computer gurus in Year 7. If you want to be recognised for your skills – and we know that many of you have terrific skills – see me this week and show me what you can do.
There time has come, Year 7s, to choose a domain name for our new learning portal. This site will be for you as a cohort of students, and it will be yours when you are Year 8 and on through your time at Western Heights.
Given that it is your site, we’d like you to come up with the same for it. Here are the guidelines.
The name must be be unambiguous. The is not true for Red Space Rocket. “Space” could mean the word space or a press of the space-bar. Also, avoid words that have multiple spelling. People should be able to hear this name and type it in to a browser without making a mistake.
The name should connect to a strong image. Using this name “red banana” is a better name than “anthropomorphic discourse”.
The name should be unoffensive
The name should not use names that are the intellectual property of other people. “Coke Zero Learning” might be catchy but we are not the Cola Cola Corporation.
The name should be as short as possible. The more letters in the name, the longer it takes to type, and the more chance there is for error.
The name should end in .com. These are still the first-class domain names and the easiest to remember.