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  • Anaru White 07 Dec 2012 11:12am () in Greatness is a lofty maunga

    Ka rawe! So pleased to hear this and well deserved. Thanks again for sharing. Ngā mihi Anaru

  • Anaru White 28 Nov 2012 4:31pm () in Greatness is a lofty maunga

    Kia ora Sonya

    A powerful film that gets the message across, I like the use of the whakataukī. Thanks for sharing and you have my vote. 

    Whatungarongaro te tāngata, toi tū whenua.
    As man disappears from sight, the land remains.

    Ngā mihi

  • Anaru White 05 Nov 2012 8:41am () in Mihimihi / Establishing Connections

    Kia ora koutou

    Ko Taranaki te maunga
    Ko Waitara te awa
    Ko Tokomaru te waka
    Ko Owae te marae
    Ko Te Ātiawa te iwi
    Ko Pukerangiora te hapu
    Ko Anaru White tōku ingoa
    Nō Taranaki au engari kei Ōtautahi e noho ana. 
    He kaitakawaenga au mō CORE Education/Te Toi Tupu

    Nō reira
    Tēnā tātou katoa

  • Anaru White 13 Oct 2012 8:11am () in Pehea ōu whakaaro? What are your thoughts about this statement?

    Kia ora Jess

    Go for it! This statement certainly does capture your attention. We would be interested to learn how you used it with your staff. Thanks for posting and let us know if we can be of any help.

    Mauri ora.

  • Anaru White 29 Sep 2012 2:09pm () in Te Mangōroa - Online site to support Māori learners

    Kia ora anō

    We are using Moodle because that is what is in place. There are numerous other platforms to deliver this online. The VLN would be perfect, it has the functions we need such as discussions. Plus as we all know, you have access to relevant resources and information. Bring on #ULearn12. Tau kē Moana!

  • Anaru White 29 Sep 2012 11:04am () in Te Mangōroa - Online site to support Māori learners

    Kia ora rā

    Here's an activity Janelle Riki and I used with a school we are working with. The focus of the PDL is Culturally Responsive Practice and the purpose of this activity was to see how Te Mangōroa can support this PDL now and in the future. For this PLD the staff have been placed in three groups and each group was given one of the kaupapa (Ako, Identity, Language and Culture and Productive Partnerships) to focus on. Each group had to navigate through their kaupapa on the website and complete three tasks: 1. A short summary of their kaupapa. 2. Within a school context what their kaupapa looks, sounds and feels like. 3. Examples at their school and a supoorting resource on the site. This was completed on one Google doc. This was all faciltiated online via a Moodle course, we are using a blended approach for this PLD. Follow-up tasks were reading the mahi of the other groups and inviting each group or staff member to post a reflection using one of our Moodle forums. Reflections were positive, they enjoyed the collaborative approach and the resources especially the school stories. 

    Teachers like to hear other schools stories. I believe they are great for learning, reinforcing and convincing in a supportive way.

    Let me know if I need to make anything clearer. Pai āu mahi Moana! Tau kē!

  • Anaru White 11 Jun 2012 4:54pm () in Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

    Kia ora Tania kōrua ko Ronald. All schools I am working in are using He Reo Tupu, He Reo Ora and are loving it. It's interesting to hear all the extra opportunities this resource has created. I have just introduced Animoto to create a short mihi. I would like to see examples of your kidpix mahi in action Tania. These e-learning tools are creating so many possibilities for te reo Māori. 

    All schools (english-medium) I am working in see the importance of integrating te reo and the teachers and students want to use it more conversationallly. So like you Ronald the use of whakataukī, kīwaha etc are all perfect for this.

    Finally I have used the Kōrero Māori site a lot and get onto those free resources people before they go.