Date
18 July 2019

Use technologies to support learning

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Building an inclusive, culturally responsive classroom environment’

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Create digital stories

Create digital stories

Support students’ learning by having them write in their first language and then translate their writing into English.

Use netbooks to support learning

Use netbooks to support learning

Students from the Maniakalani cluster share their stories about using technology to engage in and improve their learning.

Video hosted on Youtube http://youtu.be/0BylnexJ5d0

Useful technologies

Useful technologies

Break writing processes into a number of discrete activities that are done one at a time, and remove barriers by using appropriate technologies. 

  • Support students by using speech-to-text so that they can communicate their ideas effectively.
  • Use recording devices to record ideas orally.
  • Use planning tools and mind maps, such as Inspiration, to organise ideas and provide a structure.
  • Use apps, such as iWordQ to support reading text, word selection, spelling, and grammar.

Use Google Docs to support literacy

Use Google Docs to support literacy

Vimi Chandra explains her teacher inquiry into raising the writing levels of targeted students, using Google docs. 

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Build a culturally responsive environment”:

Return to the guide “Supporting Pasifika students”

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