Teachers, students, and parents from Bay of Islands College talk about rewindable learning and the benefits that it has for them. “I see that rewindable learning resources also give the opportunity through the class website to share that easily with their whānau so that parents can become a part of our learning conversation.”
Kerry Boyde-Preece: Rewindable learning is a learning resource that students can go back and look at again at a later date. So our class website is essentially our virtual classroom. It has all of our digital learning objects on there and students can go back at any time, whether they’re at home or at school, and check what they might need to do. I often start with a presentation, and in this case I’m using Google slides, and that helps me to organise and structure the lesson, and the learning intentions, and what our success criteria is. Once I’ve got that set up and my resources, then I create a screen tutorial using an app called Screencastify and then from that, I’ve got a resource that I can embed into our class site for students to refer back to. Not only does it clarify their understanding, but if they’re ever away or absent, they’ve also got that. They can go and check and see what they missed out on.
Patrick: Yeah I use it to recap on things because I do get a bit forgetful. Miss will makes some videos for us if we do not understand by reading, she can explain it through the video. The other pages are: homework for us to know what we’re doing for homework, reading log, which is something we have at Bay College, storyboards, basic grammar, and others. Miss has recently added a calendar to the site. We can into there and scroll through and see what we’re doing for about the rest of this term.
Kerry Boyde-Preece: The great thing about the site is that I’m building this fantastic resource, a bank of resources that I can come back to again next year or even my other colleagues who might be teaching the same thing and we’re sharing resources as well. I see that rewindable learning resources also give the opportunity through the class website to share that easily with their whānau so that parents can become a part of our learning conversation.
Kelly Stratford: I can be involved with Melissa’s learning by her being able to share her work with me. It’s in a language, or in a way that I operate. I use Google Sites.
Pamela-Anne Ngohe-Simon: Because they have real time teachers as well that they can jump on and have a look at. If I can’t do this sum how do I do it, and it will break it down and rewind. You can’t rewind a physical teacher.
Kerry Boyde-Preece: They’re certainly much more able to be independent and it’s better to manage the class like that because you can direct people to different areas and then the students are helping each other so they say, “Oh no, you need to go and look on that particular page. You need to go and look at the slide on camera techniques.” And it’s much more accessible so that during class or even out of class time it’s easier to direct students to the class site where all of the resources are. It gives a lot more independence back to the students and also with the different types of digital media and the way that they are able to express themselves, it gives them a lot more interaction and there is an improvement in engagement.