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  • e-Literacy: Other worlds: To infinity and beyond with digital tools in the middle years.

    Cross posted from Bridging the Gap Cluster Blog If you are interested in e-literacy then Lizzie Chase is an Australian educator whose work you should follow. Lizzie has "written a series of free downloadable English lessons at Other Worlds http://otherworlds.yolasite.com for upper primary and l...

    Tags: lizzie chase, e-literacy, web 2.0, literacy, ictpd, other worlds, english, lessons, multimedia

  • Somerset snippets

              The following are a quick snapshot of some of the e-learning being integrated throughout classes in our school; In our special needs room the T/A's have been doing some great work with our ORRS funded children and other children in their support groups. T...

    Tags: e-learning, special needs, interactive whiteboard, ict, literacy, numeracy, visual arts, music, digital photography

  • Consistency, Scaffolding And Building On The Skills We Have Gained

    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 following years.  So it has been with ICT.  W...

    Tags: literacy, oral language, voicethread

  • Into Music 1 - Classroom music in years 1 - 3 now digitised

    This iconic Ministry of Education  resource is now updated, digitised, and available to download on Arts Online at http://artsonline2.tki.org.nz/resources/units/music_units/into_music_1/. The resource links to literacy, NZC, Digistore,  other learning areas and arts disciplines, and t...

    Tags: music, arts, literacy, languages, cross curricula, nzc, social studies

  • Is all this interactivity really a good thing?

    As I was working with the very young children (6yo) on Thursday I was thinking that all this iPad interactivity, on its own, may actually not be a good thing. http://allanahk.edublogs.org/2011/09/17/ipad-sharing-3-apps-to-support-literacy/ Did I tell you that I now have an iPad2 that will proje...

    Tags: ipad, literacy

  • Teaching literacy through the arts

    Our Arts Online team of community facilitators in Dance, Drama, Music - Sound Arts, Visual Arts and Art History are keen to hear from the wider teaching profession about the role you see arts playing in the teaching of literacy. Do you use the arts as contexts for developing literacy? What approa...

    Tags: visual arts, dance, drama, music, literacy, cross curricula

  • Why I Like Blogging!

    Rachel, a teacher of a year 8 digital class,  just rushed into my office and said, "This is why I like blogging.  Taine just asked, 'Has Lorna updated her blog yet? I don't understand that last question so I thought I'd see how she responded to it.'"

    Tags: blogging, blogging, literacy, feedback, mokoiaintermediate, rotorua lakes cluster

  • Goal 3 - Teachers to integrate e-learning effectively into their practice creating an innovative and exciting learning environment for all students

    I asked some of our students how e-Learning had been integrated into their classroom programmes: Amy Talks About Ziptales Amy Talking About Ziptales from mrshyde on Vimeo. Tayla Talks About Sumdog: Tayla Talks About Sumdog from mrshyde on Vimeo. James Talks About Email James Talks a...

    Tags: mokoiaintermediate, rotorua lakes cluster, rotorualakescluster, milestone 5, goal 3, goal 1, literacy, numeracy, digitalresources

  • Learning a musical instrument raises achievement

    TEACHING the performing arts in primary schools significantly boosts the results disadvantaged students achieve in academic subjects. An independent evaluation of an arts program taught in disadvantaged schools found student grades in English, maths, science and studies of human society rose s...

    Tags: literacy, arts, music, student achievement, key competencies

  • Great App for Creating Stories - My Story

    Have just written a very brief blogpost on the My Story app for iPads.  Check out the blogpost here.

    Tags: digital storytelling, literacy, creativity