St Mary’s Catholic School in Tauranga trialled a system of online reporting using screencasting. They wanted a system that supported student self assessment and increased parents’ understanding and involvement in formative assessment.
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Students from Melville Intermediate prepared and learnt their individual mihi in te reo Māori, then created videos to share their learning using Movie Maker.
Switch it! Maker 2 and Choose it! Maker 2 were used to help a 10 year old student, who was non-verbal, communicate activity choices with a single press head-switch at Kaka Street Special School.
Tags: Cross-curricular | Diverse learners | Assistive technologies | Utilities/tools/gadgets | Lower primary | Lower secondary | Middle primary | Primary | Secondary | Upper primary | Upper secondary |
During 2013, students at Stanley Avenue School in Te Aroha were empowered to take increased responsibility for developing their personal fitness using the utility application SportyPal.
At Te Kura o Matapihi they recognise the importance of connecting and engaging with the wider world using digital technologies. To facilitate this they employed e-learning co-ordinator, Sandy Bernholdt, who is leading STEAM learning and teaching using the new Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matahiko curriculum content.
Can students improve their writing using digital/visual formats instead of written text? This was the focus of Renee Strawbridge's teacher inquiry.
Using documentary making as a context for learning, her class of year 6-8 students successfully developed their writing skills. Students were highly engaged, developed new understandings of presenting through film making, and built digital fluency.
Year 5 and 6 teachers trial the Gamefroot platform as a vehicle for students to learn how to create a game.
Tags: Computational thinking | Technology | Tikanga Māori | Writing | Game development tools | Gamification tools | Multimedia – graphics/animation | Lower secondary | Middle primary | Primary | Upper primary |
The COVID19 pandemic in 2020 meant that schools had to adapt quickly to students learning from home. At rural Newbury School, 5km from Palmerston North, this challenge presented new opportunities for teachers to engage with their students and community using technologies.