Monday, November 11, 2013
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I am currently undertaking the Microsoft 21 Steps to Success programme with Bruce Dixon at Botany Downs Secondary College. I am just 'throwing' ideas here and will elaborate shortly:-) We (Catriona, Rick, Mary Anne and I) are taking extensive notes and once these are tidied up I will share here.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
I am lucky enough to be working with a group of students from 4 different schools - Kamo Primary, Kamo Intermediate, Kamo High School and Hurupaki Primary. These students are undertaking a group collaborative inquiry around what it means to be a Digital Citizen in the Kamo learning community. We meet every Friday for an hour and a half. The students range in age from Year 3 through to Year 9 and it has been extremely inspiring watching them work together. As Facilitators of their learning we have simply set them on a learning journey to explore - provided them with links, websites, resources, video clips to follow - each individual/group has chosen which path they follow. These links are all available on our blog and students are obviously able to access anywhere/anytime. Our end 'goal' that we set for the students is simply to present back to the group their understanding of a Digital Citizen in the Kamo community in any way/shape or form. We are also keen for them to present their learning back to their schools and our 'blue sky' thinking would be to on share throughout the Kamo community. Our ideas for this are evolving on a weekly basis.
Exciting things are happening within the teams - we have movies in the making, animation on the go and posters being created. There are rich discussions happening within the groups and we look forward to sharing our learning in various ways.
Today we had the opportunity to Skype with Sean Lyons from Netsafe NZ. You can read all about it on our blog.