Thursday, 11 April 2013

Learn, Create, Share

Parkvale One to One Classrooms 2013 from mrmoriarty

Yesterday I attended  Learning @ School, the Core Education roadshow. The slideshow above is a version of the presentation I spoke from during a breakout that Parkvale School hosted. We began with Mark Gifkins talking about our journey into trialling one to one classrooms. Then I took over, talking about what it has been like from a teacher's perspective.

Jody Garland and I were the teachers in our initial one to one classrooms in 2012. We set them up with the expertise and support of Sandy McFadyen. Our model has been largely adapted from Point England School, who we visited in 2011. Jody and I were also lucky to attend a breakout (on setting up one to one classrooms) that Helen King hosted at uLearn 2011. That was very helpful! The philosophy of Learn, Create, Share which Point England shared has guided me in my practice. I now preach it to anybody who will listen!

The Slideshare presentation lacks the videos (due to the free version formatting). Here are links to them if you are interested:
Kieren Moriarty

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Integrating e-Learning in Writing

Here is the slideshow covering the morning session with Group 2 on integrating e-learning in writing.

Why blog?

@lindayollis explains how blogging flattens her classroom walls.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Group 2 Notes 5.4.13

Te Mata

We have 4 iPads per junior class, 6 per middle classes, and 1 to 1 in the senior school.

Maths- we don't use games much- only for specific skills for eg to practice something at the end of a task board.

Danielle has used the iPads to teach strategies.
-Explain Everything... Kids explain their thinking while writing their working out. This has been previously taught so that the children know exactly what to do.
Kids can also reflect on their work if they make a mistake by adding text

-doodle buddy- use pictures, backgrounds and text to show maths. For example, what makes ten, practising writing teen numbers etc
-popplet- take photos of kids and get them to brainstorm what makes 10 Screen chomp- children can write down a problem and record their thinking as they go.

Good ideas for fast finishers
-solve outbreak
-rainforest heros- tauranga
-fit brains
- origami- use actual paper but kids learn to follow instructions etc -kid fit -science 360

Pad gadget- top 200 educational apps
Jackie sharp- both good websites to find apps to put onto your iPads

Blogging links and ideas

  • Frimley's organisation of school and children's personal blogs based around the Point England site.
  • We have moved from a totally enclosed, protected environment to one where the blogs are open and visible to all. Children enjoy sharing their learning and love the immediate feedback they get.
  • We need to teach children how to comment: (from Primary Tech blog)
    • modelling and composing comments together  on the IWB,
    • teaching students about the “letter” format during writing lessons,
    • giving examples of a poor/high quality comments and having students vote whether the comment should be accepted or rejected,
    • having students read and comment on a post on our blog as part of a literacy rotation on the computer each week.
  • Ideas for encouraging parents to participate on the Primary Tech blog.
  • Slideshare about reading, writing and blogging from Langwitches:

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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Beacon Teachers of ICT

We are beginning our journey. 
What philosophy will guide us?
What do we see as quality practice which blends eLearning?

These links (33 Digital Skills for the 21st Century Educator, 10 Ways to Fake a 21st Century Classroom) are to spark our discussion. Our notes will be embedded on a Padlet below.

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Presentation created by Group 1, Parkvale School.