Welcome to Our Class Blog

We are an International School located in Yangon, Myanmar. This blog is a collaboration between Thalun secondary students (grades 6-10) and their teachers. Please check back often to learn more about us and to read our posts.  You can also find our class links and see a detailed week by week lesson plan of what we are learning here.

A Course in Bending Reality -Stop Motion Mania!

Thalun ICT students in grades 6-10 have been playing with reality by learning how to make toys and favorite video game characters come to life, turn their friends into powerful magicians,  send rockets into outer space, create mysterious self-solving puzzles, and invent pizza that gobbles itself up. (Clean-up still required!)

 


Opaque by Jonathan Tayza Shwe -Grade 10

 

Though the end-of-the-trimester fairy is about to come and hit pause on another school year, students have been busy making props, characters, and sets for their own stop motion animated films in ICT class.

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Social Media Graphics -Grades 8, 9, & 10

In ICT class students found some favorite quotes and learned to present them in visual form, in particular for sharing on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Students focused on message clarity, graphic dimensions, font choices, contrast, layout, choosing imagery that supports the text, color scheme, and impact.

Here are a few examples from grades 8, 9, and 10: (*Click to enlarge)

 

Created by: Htet Paing,  Tet Naing Soe,  Hikari Tsuneyoshi, John Wai Yan Lin, Sabrina Kyi Myat Noe Khin, and AKK Aung Khant Kyaw

 

 

 

 

Social Media Graphics -Grades 6 and 7

In ICT class students found some favorite quotes and learned to present them in visual form, in particular for sharing on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Students focused on message clarity, graphic dimensions, font choices, contrast, layout, choosing imagery that supports the text, color scheme, and impact.

Here are a few examples from grades 6 and 7: (*Click to enlarge)

Created by: Juan Carlos, Thandar Tun, Thora Thandar Aung, Than Toe Naing, Wai Yan Win Aung, Thoon Myat Naingin, OK,  Kaung Myat Htut, and Nicholas Dana David Tin

7th Grade Goal Animations

In ICT class we are learning animation, design, and visual communication. Recently each student created a “Goals Animation” using the free online animation software Powtoon.

Here are the results of our first experiment. Click on each student’s name to also see their biography.


 

Wine Wine

Thinking ahead… searching for ideas around my head. Here are my goals for the future. I would like to achieve them with special people who are with me through thick and thin… and with me when I’m at my worst. Putting my foot down for this goal.  I’m going to make it happen no matter what.

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8th Grade Goal Animations

In ICT class we are learning animation, design, and visual communication. Recently each student created a “Goals Animation” using the free online animation software Powtoon.

Here are the results of our first experiment. Click on each student’s name to also see their biography.


Myat

As a great motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, once said:

“Our life goal is like a life jacket that will immediately lift us up when we are sinking emotionally.”

You may not notice it, but the goals you keep with you guide your way forward in life. You are able to maintain a clear path on your long journey. That’s the importance of these goals. They give you a purpose. I personally feel that it’s important to have at least one, even if they’re way out of your reach. You’ve just got to try and try and keep trying. Sometimes it takes 10 years to get that one year that will change your life.

Trust me, it’s all worth it in the end.

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6th Grade Goal Animations

In ICT class we are learning animation, design, and visual communication. Recently each student created a “Goals Animation” using the free online animation software Powtoon.

Here are the results of our first experiment. Click on each student’s name to also see their biography.



Baby

Hi ! Today I’m going to show you my goals and dreams.

All people have goals and dreams. We all are making our dreams come true. We all might have been wild and crazy when we were younger but now is the time to make our dreams come true.

I hope you enjoy!

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9th & 10th Grade Goal Animations

In ICT class we are learning animation, design, and visual communication. Recently each student created a “Goals Animation” using the free online animation software PowToon.

Here are the results of our first experiment. Click on each student’s name to also see their biography.



Jonathan
-Grade 10

I am merely an arrow set free from a bow. I will seldom waver in the air, but rest assured…. I won’t miss my targets. This video will show you what those targets are.

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