Digital technologies enable parents anywhere, anytime access to their child's work. Supporting parents to engage with their child's learning using this medium strengthens home-school partnerships.
Finlayson Park are a decile 1 school with many families that do not have access to the Internet. The school has set up a computer lab and fund a teacher aide to provide free lunchtime teaching sessions for parents on how to use computers and access the Internet. Benefits include improved engagement for students and the development of a strong partnership with parents.
Project coordinator Ariana Williams explains how and why Mutukaroa works, why it’s so important for parents to understand assessments, and the benefit for them of knowing how to support their child better at home.
Parents from Holy Cross School explain how they are able to connect easily with the school, using mobile devices and different forms of digital media.
Waerenga o Kuri student, Herepo Wynyard talks about how the involvement of her whānau both online (through her e-portfolio), and face-to-face at school has encouraged success with her learning goals.
Rob Clarke, principal of Burnham School, explains the importance of face-to-face meetings in terms of successful whānau and community engagement with e-learning tools.
Hillcrest Normal School teacher, Michelle Macintyre shares how technology has enabled parents to be involved in different ways with students' learning.
Staff and students from Apiti School discuss the benefits of using e-portfolios to share student learning with parents and the community.
Chris Luke, teacher at Coastal Taranaki School, talks about the Te Ika Unahi Nui initiative, using digital technologies, and the benefits this has had for Māori students.
Te Ika Unahi Nui is a wānanga (learning) partnership between Tarawainuku marae, Coastal Taranaki School, and the local community.
Students and parents from Coastal Taranaki School talk about the difference marae-based learning has made to their engagement, motivation, and confidence.
Coastal Taranaki School teacher, Chris Luke explains how he connects students' learning at the marae with the learning in the classroom.
Supporting Māori learners success is one of Katote clusters goals. Woodend School principal, Graeme Barber discusses the process of inviting feedback from whānau.
Principal, James Petronelli explains Clearview School's collaborative learning approach operates links back to their school vision.
Nikki Clarke, Deputy Principal at Breens Intermediate, talks about introducing Google Apps into the school.
Teacher, Nicki Fielder and students from Apiti School explain the different social media tools they use to connect with parents and the wider community.
Parents of Hampden Street School students explain how blogging and e-portfolios help them stay connected with their children's learning.
Motu School community share their perspectives on the partnership that has been built based on the Māori achieving success as Māori (MASAM) framework they developed together.
Technology enables access to the Internet and removes communication barriers for Wadestown School student, Renée Patete.
e-Learning teacher Mervyn Cook and student Connor Fitzgerald-Mansell, from Hillcrest High School, discuss the benefits of being able to connect via ICTs during outside of scheduled class time.
Holy Cross School principal, Kathy Moy-Low explains how they consulted with and engaged the parent community in e-learning. Parents explain why they attend the after school parent technology sessions.
Using a netbook, Google docs, and blogging has increased engagement and improved learning outcomes for student Kieren.
Principal Melissa Bell describes St Hilda's school vision and how it is supported and enabled by technology.
Finlayson Park School work with the philosophy of doing more for many with less. They have set up a free after school study centre for students to allow them access to computers and the Internet as many families don't have Internet access from home.
Finlayson Park school has set up a computer lab and fund a teacher aide to provide teaching on how to use computers and the Internet for parents.
Holy Cross School student, Coretti and her mother, Fiona Tuffs, discuss how using a mobile device makes access to schoolwork easier. Corretti explains how the iPad is changing the way she learns.
Motu School community talk about the positives of parents engaging in their children's learning.
Parents, BOT, and teachers from Motu School discuss their collaboration around whanaungatanga to create their Māori achieving success as Māori (MASAM framework).
Eilish Moran, teacher at Halswell School, explains how their innovative learning environment collaborative operates and connections with parents.
Kate Friedwald describes step-by-step the process she went through from researching BYOD to setting up a classroom learning programme using BYOD at Wairakei School.
Wairakei school principal, Shane Buckner explains how positive feedback from teachers and parents helped the school decide to make their Year 5 and 6 classes one-to-one BYOD (iPads) and Year 3 and 4 classes optional.
Teacher and e-learning leader, Kate Friedwald explains the information provided for parents at Wairakei School to introduce a BYOD trial for Year 5/6 students in 2014.
Parents from Wairakei School describe the benefits that being in a BYOD class has had for their children.
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