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  • I attended this workshop last term to gage whether it would be worthwhile Cluster-wide for teachers. It covered: Exploding some myths about 21st Century learners -what the research tells us. Tips for developing and scaffolding students' skillls...
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    • Tony Greer

      Cool Kate - thanks for going along! great review, looks good - let's hope we can make it a cluster event!

      P.S - what's going on with your spelling in this post??!! Sort it out Tongue out (jokes - you've obviously been doing far too many of these lately!!)

    • Kate Dare

      I'll blame it on these new ultra sensitive keyboards...not my tired brain!

  • Kate Dare published a blog post Student Survey
    This is a summary of data analysis and discussion around our student survey. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnV6jxyFX5K3dGtJZ0VPQnFndkNnWTNUN1NRZHlNaEE&hl=en_US#gid=0 Strengths Q2 Who has the responsibility to make sure you...
  • It has always been our intention to keep our focus on doing a few things but doing them very well.  We laid these foundation with our thinking tools with a schedule of introducing DATT at each classroom level and building on this in the...
  • Val attended a worthwhile workshop on Cyber Safety presented by Lyn Ross.  As part of this Lyn gave permission to use the powerpoint that she presented.  As a management team we looked at this powerpoint and felt that it would be...
  • The TeKids at St James’ have continued to share their leadership and e-learning knowledge within our school. Lunchtime and Morning Tea sessions are now in their third term this year. Some sessions are designed specifically for Juniors and...
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    • Nick Rate

      Hi Kate, great update of how the TeKids initiative is working in your school form the students perspective. The best thing it like about it is that the programme reinforces the students teaching others which is a really powerful way for them to actively reinforce their own learning. This learning pyramid graphic is often used to reinforce that notion. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Maria published a blog post Maths, Geometry, Animation
    Our Senior students have demonstrated their knowledge of Gemetry by making geometric nets in a fun way.  They made 'bobble heads' and then animated them.  This innovation was fun and the student's learning was two fold with both geometry...
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    • Nick Rate

      Hi Maria and thanks for this update. Looking at the animation I thought it was an great idea and can only imagine the language used in making it and geometrically rich I am sure... rotate, slide, anticlockwise, clockwise, left/right, angle... I had never put geometry and animation togther but I certainly will from know on. Thanks.

  • Maria published a blog post Melding Traditional Methods with E-Learning
    Retelling of a favourite stories has long been a stock standard writing tool for classrooms and teachers.  Keeping this fresh and relevant for our 21st Century learners is important.  My five year olds love their blog and the various Web...
  • Mary Rivers published a blog post Cyber safety and digital footprint
    Unfortunately, cyber safety can sometimes fall into the 'hard basket' and there are some easy options out there including Hectors World. I am currently in the process of overhauling this for Terrace End school. Although we have had Hectors World as...
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  • Mary Rivers published a blog post Beyond the experts
    It has been incredibly rewarding watching our TeKids grow and develop as leaders and thinkers within both the Cluster and our school. However, the trick is in not just having a few holding all the knowledge, but being able to infuse this across the...
  • Tony Greer published a blog post Blogs at Somerset
      All of our classes are now operating a class blog which is great to see. Teachers are still at varying levels of experience and confidence but they have taken the first step! We discussed at a recent staff meeting (ICT and e-learning...