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  • Kerry uploaded the resource Action Research Ohaupo
      Action Research: Ohaupo Writing 2011     Name Of initiators : Kerry Adams, Bev Boyes, Linda Clarke and Bruce Mitchell.   Investigation: We are looking into our current teaching practice in writing. Comparing student...
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    • Jo Wilson

      Hi Kerry & Bev

      Thanks for sharing this reflection on your investigations into student perceptions of their writing as compared to their teachers. I will look forward to hearing about the results of this Action Research project  at the Connected Cluster Kura Hakari day in November. In the meantime I will look forward to discussing the indications of these investigations when I next visit.

      As this reflection is for a national audience can you just do some editing of surface features to ensure consistency of font and spacing

      Kind regards

      Jo

    • Tessa Gray

      This provides a really useful framework for others to relate to - in terms of 'teaching as inqury'. I also look forward to the outcomes of these investigations. Again, thank you for sharing. 

  • Sheryl Nagels uploaded the resource Talking for Success
    Hamilton East School Action ResearchNote: There has been a change of facilitator from Linda Woolhouse/Pippa Wright to Sheryl Nagels. Therefore I (Sheryl) am rewriting this Action Research Plan as part of the process to take ownership of this...
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    • Jo Wilson

      Hi Sheryl

      Thanks for sharing this reflection on the framework of  Talking for Success. I could  see from the onset of your reflection that considerable thought  and planning is underpinning this Action Research project.

      As this reflection is for a national audience can you provide an outline of your school context and some back ground information as to why you chose this particular focus.

      Will look forward to seeing this programme in action when I visit

      Regards

      Jo

  • Dave Winter created a page Message from a new Generation
    Message For Generation from Media team on Vimeo.
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    • Andrew

      Cool!

      I'll share this with staff.

      Andrew

    • Dave Winter

      Hope they like it Andrew

      The students came up with the ideas. I think they had some good ones. Interestingly they believe they can multitask in ways that brain research would disagree with.

       

    • Jo Wilson

      Dave

      This says it all!

      A great clip - love seeing those Southwell blazers

       

       

  • Name of Initiators Mike Sutton, Hazel Woodhouse, and Angela Hammond. Investigation How effective are our renewed e-journals in recording and informing students, and parents of formative student learning. Our Research Questions: Has student...
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    • Jo Wilson

      Hazel

      Thank you for sharing this reflection as I have been interested in following your school's journey with ePortfolios after the presentation you and Mike at the Kura Hakari day for the Connected Cluster day last year.

      I will look forward to seeing the evidence from this current Action Research project

  • Dave Malloch uploaded the resource E-Portfolios and Languages
      Action Research: Languages and the Key Competencies through:  E-PortFolios in Language LearningName of Initiators: (Dave Malloch, HGHS, ICT Facilitator), Ronja Skandera and Patsy Hall (HOD), Language Department, Hamilton Girls’...
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    • Jo Wilson

      Dave

      Thank you for sharing this online reflection as this provides a succinct snapshot of your investigations. Right for the onset of your focus questions it was evident that the key focus was on improving student learning and engagement. I particularly liked the quote 'Student voice is at the very heart of this entire project' as this summarised the reflection quite aptly and was evident throughout.

    • Jo Wilson

      Hi Dave

       

      St Bernards (who are part of the Te AwaKairangi Cluster) have posted an online reflection in regard to using google sites for learning languages. I have suggested they look at your reflective summary and here is the link to theirs

      /pg/resources/dhousden/read/60739/online-learning-in-the-languages

    • Dave Malloch

      Languages are working on updating sudent voice for this year.

  •   Action Research: Meeting a literacy challenge in learning support Name Of initiators : Jo McFarlane, Dave Winter, Mark Webb, Keryn Bindon Investigation: The Learning Support Department has identified a number of children who...
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    • Jo Wilson

      Dave

      This is an informative reflective summary highlighting the possibilities and capabilities of assistive technology.  Really enjoyed the video clip - makes us realise what difference this makes to student engagement.

      I wonder if you could provide a link or additional brief explanation to some of the terms the teachers discussed eg. Toe by Toe, Dragon speak.

    • Tessa Gray

      Hi Dave this is a very informative summary and your perspective might also interest others who are having conversations @ Can the iPad reach children that other tech can't reach? Like Jo says, there's a lot to learn in there about terminologies and technologies and what they actually do. 

      Assitive Technology Broadens its range is an interesting post. I didn't realise assistive technologies made up $30.5 billion of a growing industry. Like your Google doc breakdown of the assistive technologies, they also have a link to an online Tech Matrix which allows educators to search for assistive technology tools by specific content areas.

      Thanks again for sharing your progress and successes. No doubt this an area that interests many others as well.

    • Dave Winter

      Thanks Tessa the link to the ipad conversation will come in handy. There is a real need for these types of intuitive interfaces and engaging technologies if we are going to meet the learning needs of all our students. A preferred future will enable students intrinsically with out the need for "unatural" add-ons. Students who need to be given a written voice should have available this them through their spoken word and students who need to access information with out the barrier of decoding the abstract symbols that make up written langauge should be able to have the technology read to them. I also see the more collaborative learning emerging as a big help;  where contibutions can vary according to strength in certain domains.