Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Photos of the hunt to come after tomorrow.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Class Programme - iPads, email, twitter (netiquette) teaching how to respond to and comment appropriately with social media.
Blogging - A way to showcase to the world. Share their work with a global audience.
National Standards - Where is my child heading ? What do they need to be doing ? What should they know ? What can I do to help ?
This is the link to the ministry website for all year levels in the core curriculum areas -
After 4 years at school - http://www.minedu.govt.nz/Parents/YourChild/ProgressAndAchievement/NationalStandards/Introduction/SupportingYourChildsLearning/ByTheEndOfYear4.aspx
After 3 years at school -
These documents are so helpful for both teachers and parents. They let you know where exactly they should be. Remember of course that children are all different and we allow for differentiation and individuality. Some children mature faster and pick things up quickly others need a bit more time. The term National standard just shows you a place where it is expected your child should be.
I recommend you use them to help you judge where your son/daughter is at for their year level. As well as looking into the how to help at home or homework section.
Is always emailed to students in the afternoon. Every night without exception will be spelling words to learn a maths app or problems to solve and students will either take home the reader that their group in currently working or they can take home a book at their level of their choice.
Sometimes the homework will be other topic based activities i.e. art, a survey to complete or just an App to play around with.
This is the TKI or ministry website for writing standards. It will give you a good indication too as to where your child is at. Lots of helpful ideas, tips and examples of writing at their year level.
GOALS - Setting goals is about students and parents understanding where a student may need help, where they need to be pushed but also about creating a target to work towards. Without goals some children don't have a reason for doing work or se little purpose in work. A goal can focus both learning and behaviour. We encourage all goals to be specific and to explain what they want to achieve in a particular area.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
Why - What is the purpose of eLearning
Engagement, motivation, learning for the future, skills, catering for different needs, fine motor skills, differentiation, challenging, teaching stays fresh, communication, parent and school connection, students as learners as teachers, excitement, quality of work, incentive, draws them in.
What difference will this make for our students
Students will be engaged, better results, structure, learn to follow processors or instructions, future skills, motivation, responsibilities, pride, differentiation for students, caters for all students at all levels, connect with wider community and world, instant, blogs, wikis, authentic audience.
Future Learning Short Documentary -
Virtual Learning Network