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  • Simon Scott 27 Nov 2013 2:04pm () in Learning Progressions

    Hi there looking to create a learning progressions (Child friendly) wall display for my class to help engage children in their own learnng progressions in Mathematics.  Does anyone have any examples of these or ideas to find examples.

  • Simon Scott 14 Nov 2013 4:41pm () in 2013: Leadership and strategic planning for e-learning | NAPP Kōrero 14

    I agree with you Tara,  The focuss shouldn't be on the technology but on the pedagogy.   As leaders it's important the vision you are driving within your school community has the backing by your staff members or team members.  Without the 'by in' motivation is lost and people tend to go back to there default mode.  By Answering the 'Why" questions first, changes can be made with  with a clearer understanding of the big picture.

  • Simon Scott 14 Nov 2013 4:26pm () in 2013: Leadership and strategic planning for e-learning | NAPP Kōrero 14

    Hi Paul and Leigh, agree with both of you.  I believe that the principal really needs to do a balancing act when resourcing e-learning possibilities.  On one hand they need to ensure that they are keeping up with the technology and ensuring that schools has these resources available and the infrastructure available to handle it.  On the other hand they need to ensure that they don't rush into it and staff are comfortable with the devises and are able to use them tho enhance the learning in the class.  Our school had the policy of introducing devices to the teachers that wanted them, 1 per class so they could get used to them.  The BOT then spent a significant amount on a infrastructure upgrade.   The next step was to introduce more devices.  I believe this has been successful as staff are comfortable with having 3-4 devises in the room and they are being used!!   Our problem is that we all want more devices as they have had a significant impact on student achievement, especially our target children. 

  • Simon Scott 11 Jun 2013 4:33pm () in Research apps

    Thanks Catriona,

    This looks great.

  • Simon Scott 11 Jun 2013 4:31pm () in Research apps

    Cheers, Much appreciated!

  • Simon Scott 11 Jun 2013 1:25pm () in Research apps

    I have a year 4-5 class and the class are currently researching a variety of topics.  Does anyone know of any apps that can assist with this or child friendly sites?