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Ako Tamaki - Feedback

I have sent staff at Tamaki College a Google Form on Friday asking what they think of the Ako Tamaki Site.
This was the the request :-

As part of my Manaiakalani research this year into blended learning, I had the idea of making a website where the students make resources to teach other students. ( kind of like a Tamaki Khan Academy).I had a group of students out yesterday to start putting together some ideas so we could present it to you as an idea.
Here is the site that we made :-
There is still work to add to this from what we did yesterday and there are still videos to make for English and Science.
Could you please take a look and see what you think?I need to add feedback and thoughts to my research....
Here is a Google Form to fill in with your feedback.Thanks very much

Here is the reply spreadsheet that came from that from :-

Ako Tamaki

When the students get their netbooks re-imaged, part of that image is a shortcut to the Khan Academy. This is a great online learning space where students can learn about all sorts of topics.
It got me thinking. Can our students create their own "academy" where the leaners become the teachers of the following year? In a bid to start exploring this idea, I took one of my Manaiaikalani days today and had a varied selection of students out of class creating videos centred on teaching something to someone who knows nothing about the topic. I have had discussions with the HODs of all the subject areas so they could choose a couple of students for each area. They had to make sure that they came with the subject knowledge that they needed to get across as I would be no help there.
I made a couple of examples myself, to show them 1 or 2 ways they could use if they wanted to, but these were in no way the only ways I wanted them to work today.
The first method I showed them was the st…