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  • Andrew Hardie 18 Feb 2015 3:32pm () in ELLs in Modern Learning Environments

    Hi All

    Just wondering if anyone has any experience of working with ELLs in a Modern Learning Environment. Like many schools, we are in the early stages of planning for the transition and discussing how it will affect our students and families. Some questions we have are:

    How has the teaching changed as a result?

    What was the reaction of parents? Expectations?

    How are the children coping?

    Andrew and Mary

  • Andrew Hardie 14 Oct 2012 7:55am () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    My school has had a dedicated and hardworking ICT Team for the last 5+ years. A lot of this group’s focus has been on trouble shooting, insuring the correct infrastructure or introducing new services to teachers (e-tap, ultranet).  They have not always been able to focus on listening to the needs of teachers and learners in the first instance. Whilst I can see that they have made good progress towards the 5 dimensions (outlined in the e-LPF) this seems to be by chance more than good planning.

    It is of course true that the advent of the iPad has eliminated a lot of the time spent maintaining the previously used laptop or computer on a trolley. The team has been able to spend the last couple of terms investigating programmes that enhance student learning.

    The introduction of the e-LPF is very timely and will a great tool to support our future direction.

    Revisiting Derek Wenmouth’s keynote presentation at the Auckland Hui supports this process, in line with the e-learning framework. Instead of Infrastructure driving our ICT spending, we should allow Teaching and learning to be the driving force behind decisions we make. http://www.slideshare.net/dwenmoth/21st-century-learning-the-imperative