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  • Senior Speeches - 2011

    Our Senior class is preparing for the speech competition.  They used CAF (Consider All Factors) to come up with the topics that fitted with this year's theme.  This process saw the students scanning widely in order to come up with a thinking that goes beyond the surface thoughts.  ...

    Tags: thinking, elearning

  • Graphic Organisers and School Thinking Curriculum development

        Yesterday's staff meeting was a good, focussed and in-depth 'wrap up' of the Thinking focus this term. As a staff we have put together a School Thinking Curriculum based on the topics and PD provided this term. It is still very much a working document however it is a great...

    Tags: thinking, elearning, graphic organisers

  • Student Voice

    The TeKids at Terrace End have made significant progress in both their confidence and skill in using a variety of ICT tools to enhance their learning. In fact, several of these students are now actively using them to complete homework tasks and add them to their page on our class wiki: http:...

    Tags: student voice, tekids, tech angels, ict, thinking, graphic organisers

  • Supporting the key competencies: Thinking

    This was originally posted by Simon Evans 28 May 2012. This is cross-posted as part of the transition of Software for Learning to Enabling e-Learning. The New Zealand Curriculum identifies five key competencies that are qualities essential to students becoming active members of the c...

    Tags: thinking tools, hooked on thinking, thinking

  • Building an E-Learning Vision

    One of the key pieces we have found at Terrace End to be beneficial in the development of a school wide guideline on policy and practice was in gaining some outside expertise from Lyn Ross, a facilitator from another local ICT PD Cluster. One of the most beneficial was in the development of a Thi...

    Tags: thinking, thinkers keys, e-learning, thinking tools, thinking toolbox, teachers, lead teachers

  • Following a Passion Inquiry Unit

    Our Inquiry focus has been developed over the past 4-5 years.  Over this time we have seen the evolution of what we do as teachers as well as the change in our students.  We developed our own Inquiry Process based on Kath Murdoch's model.  Our next step was to then discover the int...

    Tags: inquiry, thinking

  • New Musical Instrument Invention App.

    Hi I wanted to let you know about a mucical instrement inevntion app that we've been working on. Students are challenged to think up a whole new musical instrement and create it on the app. The coolest thing is that they have a chance of getting their ideas made on TV. Keen to hear what you think...

    Tags: music, invention, thinking, new ideas.

  • Taxonomies of learning and thinking - hierarchies, classifications & lists?

    I received this email from Tracey Riley (Massey University) via the gifted@lists.tki.org.nz (it's worth joining) Subject: [gifted] The Diffentiator Hi! A student just alerted me to this website, which, while not perfect by any means, is good for reminding us of some of the key ideas aroun...

    Tags: thinking, learning, Blooms, taxonomies, differentiation, gifted, education

  • Mid year Inquiry, Thinking and ICT update

    It has been great visiting classes and holding discussions lately based around our use of ICT and the development of Inquiry Learning within our school. Good dialogue occurred after recent Kath Murdoch PD about the use of student voice and choice as an area we need to develop. Some of the followi...

    Tags: Somerset, e-learning, ICT, Inquiry, student voice, thinking, graphic organisers

  • Something Different fot the Holidays

    http://mountain2surf.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/something-different-for-the-holidays/

    Tags: Creativity, Engaging Students in Learning, Innovation in Education, Inspiration, Questioning, Setting up for Learning, Thinking