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  • Using the blog as a window into the classroom

    As a staff we have developed a set of success criteria for 'WALT: successfully use the blog as window into our classroom learning.' Our SC: Regular postings on blog (at least 2 a week) Non-negotiables followed Variety of different Curricullum areas (Integration) Reflective and critical thi...

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  • Student Voice

    The need for the use of more student voice was identified as an area for development in last year's Mantar Cluster student survey. At the end of last year, St James' teachers asked their students what they would like to learn about. The popular choice in the Middle Team was dinosaurs and in the S...

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  • Student Led Celebrations

    At St James', twice a year we hold "Student Led Celebrations" or "SLCs". This is an opportunity for children to share their current learning with their parents, their next steps and in Term 3 they also reflect on the progress they have made since Term 1. This is an opportunity for family/whanau t...

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  • Planning and using e-learning experiences for literacy and oral language

    Describe what you have done within you class to work towards meeting the success indicator.  We have used the class blog to share writing, using some of the thinking tools we have explored this term, especially The Thinking Hats, to reflect on our experiences. This has been as a class....

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  • Information Fluency Group Reflection

    What key issues emerge from this reading? It made us think more deeply about the process of the 5As of information fluency.  These are the basis of Inquiry, and need to be embedded into every lesson, every activity and every task we ask our students to undertake. Children to be able to ask...

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  • Using a range of meaningful e-learning experiences across the curriculum.

    Describe what you have done within you class to work towards meeting the success indicator. I have been using a range of e-learning experience across to support literacy teaching and learning in my classroom. Google Docs I have begun to use Google docs with the students this term. They have be...

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  • Information Fluency

    What key issues emerge from this reading? Information is moving so fast and it is temporary and disposable.   Rather than being an expert they need to be able to find information quickly Five steps of coming fluent with information Being able to interpret information Key word searches...

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  • Developing an understanding around what information literacy skills

    Developing an understanding around what information literacy skills are and how they can be planned for and used by learners   Describe what you have done:  I have changed the way I think about using ICT in the classroom and instead of expecting the children to know what to do I have ...

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  • Planning and using e-learning experiences for literacy and oral language

    Describe what you have done within you class to work towards meeting the success indicator. We have used the class blog and photos to watch the development of the monarch butterfly on the swan plant in our classroom. I used this to develop the children's oral language skills by discussion...

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  • Students sharing Leadership within school

          Within our schools these are some of the things our TEKids have been doing in order to share their leadership and further develop their expertise.Students are becoming confident when transfering their ICT capabilities in new situations. At Somerset Crescent opportuniti...

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