Follow up from NSSF Visit.

Koromatua

Further to my discussion with Jill Hammonds...

What do we do as teachers with ICT that is considered to be-

1. Simply doing old things with ICT.

2. Doing totally new things with ICT.

Devise a two column list under these headings. Critique the lists




Google Docs

Cluster Call Back Day - April
PMI - Principals and Lead Teachers
Plus
Minus
Interesting
Challenging keynote - provocative questions asked, discussed but left open-ended
Keynote - exceptional at thinking about pedagogy
Jo's session - practical and focussed on learning
Allanah - a taste of titbits that teachers can use immediately
Allanah's workshop-how she uses blogs, wikis and skype in the classroom
Allanah's basic facts wiki
Allanah's session - lots of ideas and also able to pat ourselves on the back for things we are doing well
Practical reasons for using ipods
Catch phrase: Be prepared to go with the moment'
New links to sites
Would have liked a workshop style day
Waiting while the technology is adjusted
Lack of wireless in hall
Didn't have a clear understanding of whole group discussion on blogging, might have been better if it was done in groups then shared back
Allanah had some interesting sites I have used and shared already
Using plumbing gadgets as a reading / writing tool
Importance of professional dialogue to lead direction of learning in a school
Embed instead of link New thoughts and ideas around cyber safety
High trust
Fast changing
Allanah - lots of practical ideas, practical ways and differences in learning
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Teacher Feedback
What are new skills / ideas have you learnt / tried?
How will you / have implemented these into classroom practice?
How will you measure the effect of this new learning on student achievement?
1. Add 'save' before youtube address to download a copy.
2. Student blogging- we need to communicate our student blogging within and beyond school. We need to tell each other when kids blog so we teachers can all comment. If kids post we must comment.
3. Class blogs- Keep it new to keep interest.
I've responded back to two class blogs and an e-portfolio that I've been made aware of
Just teacher feedback at this stage.
Using the Easyspeak to have children record themselves reading
As an independent reading activity. The trouble is getting it so that they and others can listen to it.
Through Running Records (in particular fluency and expression)
I gained some good ideas about websites to look at and things like children reading stories as part of language.
Need to look at making the children more independent about using the computers
This will be done during language and numeracy improvements as well as ICT topic work
Getting us a team to really think about what is important for our students to know and understand -Whats our preferable future?
NETIQUETTE - continually looking at this with students.
Netiquette as a team - discussed and making time and looking for opportunities to bring this up.
Blogging with other classes in our school.
Students owning their learning.and teaching each other new skills
Blogspot contributions
Iphone to Blog
Anchoring to wiki
New skills to extend writing target 2012
Synonym use while accessing spell checker
Students and staff reflective practices for and of learning further developed
Sustaining ICT learning
ICT task template
Paper to e- paper
Children and I working on taking photo's and sending to Blog
Lots of one on one learning conversations -exploring other words for .....?
Good writing models explored and used to help extend writing. Audience an important component.
Capable students of ICT working alongside and developing skills of other students.
Inquiry area involves students setting together success criteria.
Students better understanding of the learning process. Students involved in collaborative contributing to big questions e.g. What does success look like? to you. Y Chart + What does learning look like, sound like and feel like at Te Kura Tahaaroa.
Students confidence about their learning paths (next steps) Where to now?, Failure forward.
Focus on learning process not what can be done with ICT tools. ICT tools integrated more
Jo Wilson's Keynote questions about fundamental beliefs about learning and what learning looks like in our school have tied in with my professional goals this year that are to have our philosophy of learning strongly reflected in our strategic planning and implementation plan. That the principles, values and key competencies show in our implementation of the curriculum, and in developing our own inquiry process at Pirongia.
Just how are we preparing our students for their futures?
PLD to sustainable practice
How are we using our computers to enhance learning? Interactive whiteboards? Are they just dust catchers? What difference are they going to make to student learning? We need to look at the things our chn are doing on computers are they busy 0r learning?
Sustainability-Fullan 2005 says- must have
• Moral purpose
• Commitment to changing
• Capacity building through networks
• Intelligent accountability
• Deep learning
• Dual commitment short and long term goals
• Cyclical energizing
• Long lever of leadership-all prepared to put hand up…
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. Toffler 1991
Facebook-how can we use this for learning…at Pirongia School
Trusting kids..
What is the thinking behind the decision made to drop e.g handwriting
Don’t dismiss ideas like this until you have looked at all angles.

As principals we neglect personal capabilities/relationships e.g. resilience etc
Hmmm! Reflective thinking e.g.about exactly what the principles look like in our school..This is my inquiry.
Allowing time to further develop our use of reflective journals, blogs etc where teacher can reflect and do the teacher inquiry, at staff meetings has worked in the past. As part of appraisal system, inquiry that lead to changed practice..
Staff meetings-are we challenging thinking about what we are doing in class rooms?
Read about Gardner's 5 minds for the future.5 Minds for the future –Gardner 2008-Read
The Disciplined Mind
The synthesizing Mind
The creative mind
The respectful mind
The ethical mind
The habits of mind-do we need to embrace this strongly at P School?
I am thinking about this..don't have the answers..
Blogging
Blog focused around personal reading
Each week I (teacher) post a comment about my personal reading, discussing things I liked/didn't like about the book at the time. Within my comment questions are posed to the students. Students are expected to comment on the post.

During reading rotations (during class) students have the opportunity to read what I posted and then comment. This can also be done at home, if they have run out of time in class. Parents have also been invited to participate (no takers yet).
The standard and depth of comments. Whether students are actually commenting, Variation of individual responses, books read and discussed. This is a personal reading activity and the homelink diaries weren't working for me, this gives me a clearer indication of whether students are actually doing their home reading or not.
Useful tips for using ipods within literacy and numeracy programmes
Reinforcement of big ideas for conversations that matter re learning and self review
Trialled 'talking their story' using voice memo to help with transferring, sequencing or extending ideas
Reading beginning readers into voice memo for junior students to listen to
Using youtube clips of other students for tikanga maori to provide models
Student reflections
Is it engagement? Motivation? Achievement? Not sure
Anecdotal notes
Teacher dialogue - whats working for my/your kids?
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