Date
09 December 2019

Provide choice and autonomy by offering a blend of classroom and online learning opportunities

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Creating engaging environments and sustaining motivation’

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Technology at Silverstream School

Technology at Silverstream School

Primary teacher, Linda Ojala describes how she utilises a range of digital technologies to remove barriers to learning and increase options for all students.

Netbooks at Tamaki College

Netbooks at Tamaki College

In this video, the HoD English reflects on five ways netbooks are making a difference to students’ engagement and achievement.

Students can:

  1. access work in their own time and work at their own pace
  2. customise the environment and tools so they are the best fit for them (for example, font colour, text-to-speech)
  3. connect to media, resources and experiences (for example, personal photos in flickr or Instagram, a blog post on a festival)
  4. find an authentic audience for their writing through publishing work online
  5. access immediate feedback and questioning, which is equally available to all students – not only to those who are confident to ask questions.

24/7 access to learning

24/7 access to learning

Rephrasing schoolwork and homework – it's learning.

What changes is the way you do learning and teaching. We're trying to get rid of two phrases, ‘schoolwork’ and ‘homework’. We just want to talk about learning. So you do it at home, at school, in the park – wherever you are. We're trying to get [wireless access] in the park.

Russell Burt, Principal of Point England School

Reduce barriers to learning

Reduce barriers to learning

By providing students with easy access to the curriculum while avoiding anxiety-inducing triggers, Chromebooks enable students to work without distraction.

The Educational Technology Guy explains how the effectiveness of Chromebooks can be enhanced by using Google tools and Chrome extensions such as:

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Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

e-Portfolios

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Website

Seesaw: Student driven digital portfolios

Publisher: Seesaw Learning Inc.

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Website

Enabling e-Learning: Resources

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Next steps

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