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  • Janelle Riki 19 May 2015 11:02am () in E-portfolio templates

    Kia ora Erana, ngā mihi ki a koe e hoa.

    Here is a link to a template that I have given to some Māori Medium kura to make their own.  I think blogger is a wonderful platform for e-portfolio's because of it's collaborative nature.  Students, kaiako and whānau are able to comment and students can use blogger as a progressive platform that can stay with them throughout their educational journey.  If you are a Google kura (GAFE) then blogger is part of the package.  Email me directly if you would like me to make a copy of this for you.  Best of luck e hoa.

  • Janelle Riki 20 Apr 2015 11:07am () in Pakiwaitara - Inquiring into our practice

    Tēnā tatou e ngā hunga kaiako.

    Recently I have been further developing my knowledge and understanding of the Teaching as Inquiry process as a framework for critically evaluating our practice and improving outcomes for all students.  This has lead to quite a transformation in the way that I use and think about the framework Spirals of Inquiry.

    I am eager to share my new learning and to discuss the use of this framework in a wider forum, but for now, I would like to gather the thoughts, ideas and practices of our Māori Medium and Bilingual education programmes huri-rauna i te motu.

    Te Rangitukutuku is an effective self review tool for kura, students and whānau to review e-Learning practices.  What other review tools does your kura use? I would love to hear your thoughts about the following:

    1. Is your kura using the Teaching as Inquiry framework?
    2. If you are, how are you using it?
    3. If you are not, what practices does your kura have in place to critically evaluate teaching adn learning practices?

    Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

  • Janelle Riki 25 Mar 2015 2:36pm () in Use of digital technology in culturally responsive practice

    Kia ora Ros,

    Thanks for a great post and a chance to discuss this further.  I agree with my colleagues and their suggesstions and would also pose the following questions for further discussion amongst your staff.

    • how are our priority learners using the technology in our school?
    • are our Māori and Pasifika learners able to source information and use technology to empower them culturally?
    • Do our students whānau have an understanding of digital citizenship and how they can be supporting this at home?
    • can out whānau access school technology to connect with their child's learning (should there be no access at home)?
    • do our students have the ability to use technology at school in ways that grow their understanding and knowledge of their own culture and that of others?
    • are our teachers offering students choices about what they learn and how they learn?

    There are many more I could pose but in short I think the question is asking two things, how responsive is our practice to the 'whole' child (in relation to academically, socially, emotionally and culturally) AND are we using technology to support our responsive practices.

    Hope this helps.  Ngā mihi

  • Janelle Riki 09 Sep 2014 1:00pm () in The Māori Medium e-Learning Planning Framework/Te Rangitukutuku

    Tēnā koe Min,

    Nau mai ki te VLN!  He pātai pai tēnei e pa ana ki te Rangitukutuku.  I have found that the paper copy of Te Rangitukutuku can be really helpful to have alongside you as you work through the online survey.  They are both wonderful resources.  The online survey produces some amazing data which can be the basis for some really rich kōrero amongst staff.  The paper version can allow opportunties for staff to discuss various questions and share their thoughts about how their kura is doing and future next steps.  Basically, I think both tools are wonderful and used together they can be really effective.  

  • Janelle Riki 05 Sep 2014 11:50am () in Technology to Engage Māori Students

    Kia ora Jason,

    Ngā mihi nui ki a koe e hoa mo ngā whakaaro miharo!  Thanks so much for sharing this great idea. 

  • Janelle Riki 05 Sep 2014 9:28am () in Technology to Engage Māori Students

    Kia ora Wendy, that sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  • Janelle Riki 01 Sep 2014 11:05am () in Technology Curriculum to Engage Māori Students

    Kia ora koutou,

    Kia ora whānau!  One of my secondary school's is interested in integrating topics into their technology curriculum that will engage and inspire Māori students.  I am wondering if anyone in this group can help with some ideas please.

  • Janelle Riki 01 Sep 2014 11:03am () in Technology Curriculum to Engage Māori Students

    Kia ora koutou,

    My name is Janelle Riki and I am a Learning with Digital Technolgies Facilitator in the South Island.  One of my secondary school's is interested in integrating topics into their technology curriculum that will engage and inspire Māori students.  I am wondering if anyone in this group can help with some ideas please.

  • Janelle Riki 01 Sep 2014 11:02am () in Technology to Engage Māori Students

    Kia ora koutou,

    My name is Janelle Riki and I am a Learning with Digital Technolgies Facilitator in the South Island.  One of my secondary school's is interested in integrating topics into their technology curriculum that will engage and inspire Māoei students.  I am wondering if anyone in this group can help with some ideas please.

  • Janelle Riki 12 Aug 2014 3:31pm () in The Māori Medium e-Learning Planning Framework/Te Rangitukutuku

    Kia ora koutou,

    Ko Janelle Riki ahau.  I am also a facilitator in the Learning with Digital Technologies contract.  I have used Te Rangitukutuku with several of my kura now and found it to be an extremely powerful review tool for kura and their whānau.  My kura were involved in the pilot programme and placed themselves on the rubric at the very beginning of their journey.  They are now about to embark on another review using the new and improved Te Rangitukutuku online survey to ascertain where they have made gains in terms of progress and also highlight areas of further development.  This tool can be utilsed to continually review progress in relation to e-Learning to ensure that strategic plans are current and are hitting the right spots in relation to professional development for kaiako and ensuring home-school partnerships are having an impact on the kura's strategic direction.  Ngā mihi.