How to Email the Safe Way

Sending and receiving emails can be a quick and easy way to communicate. Even people who live in countries thousands of kilometres away can receive your message in seconds.

However there are some guidelines we should follow  – both for being polite and for keeping ourselves safe online.

This week’s ICT task for Grade 5 and 6 students is to:

  1. Share what they know about  EMAILS. Click here to look at                                      Parts of an Email.
  2. Watch the video below. 
  3. Write a list of helpful rules for safe and courteous emailing. 
  4. Email their list of rules to Mrs N.  (Poor Mrs N!)

Watch the short video below and see if you can think of some good rules too.

Emailing the Safe Way by Mrs N on GoAnimate

Did you think of any good rules for safe and courteous emailing?

Leave your ideas in the Comments box.

Do you know how to stay safe on the Internet?


Using the INTERNET is fun and you can learn lots of things but . . . how safe is it?

We watched these videos from Planet Nutshell which showed us some rules for keeping safe while learning and having fun on the internet.

 We learned that there is some information we call Personal Information.  Personal information can help us communicate with others, but we have to be careful with that information when on the computer. 

Things like your surname, phone number, address and passwords or email addresses should never be shared on the internet. 

*Only use your email address with your parents’ or teacher’s permission if you intend to sign up to a game or website. 



TAGXEDO is a Word Cloud with a difference.

You can upload a piece of writing or a bunch of words and turn it into any shape you like.

Get your message across like Tiffany (Grade 6) when she used her Tagxedo to create an Anti-Bullying Poster.

Enjoy the Tagxedo slideshow created by Grade 6SP .

If you want to see more interesting Tagxedos you can follow the Class page links below.

Grade 5DB         Grade 5PB         Grade 6RM         Grade 6SP

You might even like to follow the TAGXEDO link and make your own.

Artistic Word Clouds

In our last post we showed you some examples of creating Word Clouds using Wordle.

Now let’s get artistic with Wordle and combine our Word Cloud with a picture.

Grades 5DB and 5PB have combined their ideas to present a slideshow showing examples of their work.

You can also see other classes separately on the Classes page of this blog or by clicking on the following class links.

Grade 5DB        Grade 5PB        Grade 6RM       Grade 6SP


There are many possibilities of creatively using Word Clouds .  .  .  .  . 

Can you think of an idea ? (either school, home or just for fun)

If you have a great idea to share, please go to the COMMENTS box and leave us a comment.

Coming Soon . . . .  Tagxedo

Getting to Know You with Wordle

As a way of getting to know a bit about each other at the beginning of the year, Grade 5 and 6 students used Wordle to create word clouds describing themselves.

Do you know who this is?

What is ?

 Here’s an example of some Wordles by Grade 6RM

(Remember, don’t use surnames if you are publishing on the the web.)

You can see even more Wordles on the class links below.

Grade 5DB          Grade 5PB          Grade 6SP          Grade 6RM