My Actions

Action: Choose, act, reflect is what you can do to take action for the world or around you. I. Have taken action by not wasting electricity, or water because if you leave the lights on when you are not in the house it just wastes it. I have not done much action around me because I didn’t really know how important it is around the world, now I know that their can be causes all over the world. An example can be the tsunami in Japan. Their can be earthquakes around the world that make people homeless. I now know that it is important to take action around your neighbourhood and the world. These reasons prove it is good to take action.

My Concepts

Concepts: In my Explain Everything presentation I learned that yeast is a micro-organism and they are fungus consisting oval cells, this would considered as the concept of function. Following up, if the dough is in a metal tin it causes the dough to rise upwards, the carbon dioxide gives it air. Our responsibility when dealing with yeast is to wash our hands before and after. Yeast can be used in lots of different foods like pizza’s (dough), bread, and some more. One things I can work on next time when doing an Explain Everything is to make sure when people are reading it they can see all the words because some got a little cut off at the end. Another, is to add pictures to what I am talking about so the reader can see an image on what it should look like if they were watching someone make dough for the fresh bread.

PYP Attitudes

Attitude: Respect is an important element that we need in grade 6. This is because in grade 6 we should be respectful with each other and be able to trust each other. Especially with our teachers, we should give the most respect to them. If we are emailing our teacher for a question we should be writing nice and formal emails to them. I show independence because when they say to do something on your own I do it, and I do not chat to my friends when we should be working. Further more when we are doing an independent presentation that we do independently. These are some reasons why we need to be respectful in grade 6. An element I can work on is commitment for my attitude goal. To improve upon this goal I will know I can do it and that I believe in myself . Sometimes I don’t believe in myself because I am not sure if I have got my work right or not. In my mould experiment I wasn’t sure which piece of bread would grow more, because I didn’t know what preservatives really were, until I asked my dad. From now on I will try my hardest to achieve this goal.

Trans-disciplinary Skills

Trans-disciplinary skills: A trans-disciplinary skill I have strength in is communication skills. I view any of my presentations before I go to present them to make sure that it makes sense. In addition, I listen to my friends about what their decisions are, and what they have to say. Furthermore, when I speak in front of an audience I use a loud and clear voice. During my mould experiment I used a clear, loud voice and knew what I was talking about when I presented in case people had questions at the end. When we are doing an Explain Everything and we are using voice over record in a quite place, and not a noisy place where you can’t hear yourself. After seeing what grade 7 is like at Mulgrave I am going to work on my social skills. I will have to be taking responsibility with my schedule and work I have for the day. Remember and managing my time when we have to change classes since don’t have a certain room to go to. I will have to remember what classes I have and what room they are so I won’t be late, and you have lots of different teachers for each subject.

Welcome World!

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. — Mohandas Gandhi

Not everyone can be Gandhi, but each of us has the power to make sure our own lives count – and it’s those millions of lives that will ultimately build a better world. – Jeffrey Skoll

Welcome to the Mulgrave’s Personal Learning Network (PLN) and the Mulgrave Learning eFolio. All Upper School students from Grades 7-12 are required to develop a Learning eFolio (short for ePortfolio or Electronic Portfolio) blog, an experiential and holistic programme which develops ‘the whole’ student by encouraging engagement in ‘the whole’ world of education within and beyond the classroom. It puts into practice our commitment to nurturing diverse, well-rounded, self-reflective, and compassionate global citizens of the 21st century who exemplify the qualities of the IB Learner Profile and seek to make our world a better place. The eFolio also serves as a flexible and accessible avenue to showcase learning, self-growth and personal best through new digital mediums. The development, scope and expectations are facilitated within divisional Advisory Programmes.

The Learning eFolio is comprised of two key overlapping educational spaces: personal learning and CAS (Creativity, Action and Service). For more information on how to develop up your Learning eFolio and guidance on the G7-10 MY-CAS and G11-12 DP-CAS components, please consult the Learning eFolio overview and guides listed below from TheMulgraveCitizen.

  1. Learning eFolio Overview
  2. MY eFolio Steps Guide (includes G7-10 MY-CAS)
  3. DP eFolio Steps Guide (includes G11-12 DP-CAS)

For more information and support, speak to your Advisor and the Head of Student Life. If you are looking for student life opportunities to get engaged, please check out social good postings at TheMulgraveCitizen, Passport2#SocialGood and on Twitter via @MulgraveCitizen. Visit the Edublog User Guide for help developing your blog.

That’s enough to get you going. The eFolio should be a fun, enriching and rewarding way to explore, find or create your place in the world. Go play!

Antony Wilson
eFolio Coordinator

Head of Student Life | Global Education & Outreach