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  • Tania 27 Nov 2013 9:22pm () in Collaborative Digital Citizenship Inquiry by Students

    Thanks for your feedback Heather - and yes FAB to reaffirm what we are doing, love being able to bounce ideas of others.  Recommend approaching Sean Lyons from Netsafe for a Skype session, really good at listening to student ideas and giving them good food for thought.  Look forward to hearing more about your journey as it happens.

  • Tania 27 Nov 2013 2:50pm () in Google presentation issue

    Yes you are right - very strange - signed in I can add an image - signed out I cannot.   I can add a video however...  Doesn't seem right.

  • Tania 27 Nov 2013 11:44am () in Collaborative Digital Citizenship Inquiry by Students

    This term, Catriona Pene and I have been working with a group of students from four different schools in the Kamo community.  The students have ranged in age from Year 3 through to Year 9.  We have met with the students every Friday for an hour and a half.  Our major focus has been to inquire into what a digital citizen in the Kamo community looks like/acts like.  The students have worked in teams, with students of different ages and from different schools making up the 4 teams.  Basically we provided them with the resources via a google doc/google presentation and blog and set them on their way.  There only 'outcome' was to present back to the wider group their understanding of a digital citizen.   This stage of our inquiry has come to an end, and I am now wanting to share their continued learning process.  We are hoping to continue this by sharing our learning with our local schools and community.  The journey continues.  We would LOVE comments on our blog and for anyone to share our iMovies and posters with others.  You may also like to read the Facilitator/Teachers feedback on this inquiry learning process.  

  • Tania 25 Nov 2013 1:32pm () in School apps Demo 2

    Hey Togi/Tessa,

    A school in Whangarei is looking at going down this track, I will keep you postedCool


  • Tania 04 Sep 2013 7:05pm () in Introducing...the Northern community online

    Kia Ora/Talofa Tai Tokerau Whānau,

    Ko Rangitiki te waka 

    Ko Ngati Pakeha te iwi 

    Ko Manaia te maunga

    Ko Hatea te awa

    Nō Tai Tokerau ahau

    Ko Tania Coutts ahau

    I am the BeL Facilitator within the Northland region, working predominately in Whangarei schools.  I am also lucky enough to be an e-Learning Facilitator 1 day per week at Maunu School and 1 day per fortnight at Whangarei Primary School.  LOVE the opportunity to work alongside teachers and students exploring and integrating e-Learning to support their learning. My passions within the learning environment include ANYTHING apple or google (and yes I know they are two very different companies!) that can enable us to CREATE and SHARE our learning with an authentic audience.  My grassroots are in Early Childhood and my e-Learning journey began at Manaia Kindergarten in 2005Smile when I was part of a team who undertook the MOE, ICT Professional Development programme.  I am a Google Certified Teacher and have recently become a Apple Authorised Education Trainer.  I look forward to meeting up with participants during our Whangarei Hui and continuing networking through the FAMOUS VLN!

    Ngā mihi nui

    Nā Tania

  • Tania 21 Aug 2013 1:39pm () in Insurance in BYOD schools

    We are currently working towards offering students the opportunity to bring their own device in 2014.  A question we are considering is who is responsible for any damage while they are being used at school ie school insurance or parents home insurance.  Does anyone have thoughts around this or definate ways they are approaching this?

  • Tania 20 Aug 2013 7:33pm () in Monetizing eBooks?

    Lulu would be well worth checking out as a place to publish your book, making it accessible to share with the community and sell as a fundraiser.  With Lulu you can upload many different formats so would leave how you put the recipes together quite open.  It could simply be collated within a shared google doc, this could be then saved as a PDF and uploaded.  It could be that students create their own recipe page using a variety of different apps or simply word/pages.  All of these can be added to create a collaborative book.  Once uploaded you choose the cost of your book and parents/whānau/community have the option of purchasing as an ebook or printed book.  One student I have supported in publishing on the Lulu site was incredibly impressed with how easy the process was and was absolutely delighted to be a published author!  Sounds like a FAB idea.  Let us know when/where it's publsihedCool

  • Tania 09 Aug 2013 11:37am () in Screen Recording App for iPad

    Thanks heaps for the ideas.  Yes have thought of reflector but this can only happen when students at school - hoping to find something that can be used at home as well.  

  • Tania 09 Aug 2013 11:16am () in Screen Recording App for iPad

    A group of students at a school I am working in are creating a new school using the minecraft app on their iPad. What we are looking for is an app that will record the minecraft screen as they take us on a tour around their world.  Can anyone suggest an app that records the screen while you are on the app and your voice?



  • Tania 04 Jun 2013 1:56pm () in Augmented reality books

    Have had real success utilsing augmented reality apps in classrooms, especially for engaging reluctant writersCool  Like Elizabeth - def recommend 'The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore.  I recently shared a whole lot of AR apps that I am exploring in classrooms with teachers at the Learning@Schools Roadshow.  Here is a link to our blog where I shared the apps.