Sunday, 30 September 2018

Sabbatical Update

So my Sabbatical has finally come to an end and what a term it has been. I thoroughly enjoyed my time off. It was great getting out into the schools and seeing what teachers and students are doing!! Seeing all the great programmes and digital tools that teachers are using to support their students' learning and accelerating their progress.
I have collated all the ides of programmes that teachers are using and websites and resources into a site, which is currently in the editing phase and will be published very soon. So watch this space.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Sabbatical Term 3 2018

Well, it has been a while since I have updated my Blog so while I have some time up my sleeve I thought I would update you on what I am doing this term.

I was very lucky to be awarded a Sabbatical at the end of last year so here I am, Term 3 and on my Sabbatical. I decided to apply for a sabbatical to support my work I did last year as part of the Manaiakalani Innovative Teachers.

The focus for my sabbatical is:
Investigate the way schools in our Kaikohekohe Cluster are working collaboratively with the support of digital tools to accelerate achievement, especially for priority learners in literacy.

I am hoping to create a resource that teachers will be able to use for their teaching. I want to create a google site that will have links to great websites, apps, programmes and resources that teachers are using to accelerate achievement, especially in literacy. As I am also very passionate about Maths I will include some elements of this also.


Thursday, 19 April 2018

EdTech Summit 2018 - Day One

What an awesome day at the EdTech Summit at Whangarei Girl's High School.  We were all wowed this morning with a keynote from Jim Sill called 'The Beginner in You'. 

There were lots of great sessions that followed. It was great to learn new ideas that I can use in my classroom.

Two things that really stood out from today for me and that I will use in my classroom next term are:
-Using google forms to create quizzes but breakout style and pick a path stories.
-The great learning apps available from the mathlearningcenter.org

I also went to a session on Scratch. I need to do a whole lot of playing in scratch (I have only used scratch jr) to learn more about this wonderful programme that will engage, inspire and challenge my learners.  Love the CS First Coding Club idea and the wonderful tutorial videos.

Looking forward to another day tomorrow.