Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Manaiakalani Orientation 2017

It was my first day as part of the Manaiakalani CoL team and we were meeting the new staff to the cluster. The orientation was held in the Tamaki College library and it was great to meet all our new colleagues.
Here is the link to the resources from the day.

Photo care of +Fiona Grant (@FionaGrant)

Here are my notes from the day. They are hand written today to get my brain working at the start of term.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Kit Testing for Manaiakalani Google Class OnAir

I have been lucky to be chosen as part of the Manaiakalani Google Class OnAir team this year.
We have to plan, record and reflect on 20 lessons over the year. My chosen group of students is my mixed class of Year 11 and 12 students who are doing NCEA Level 1 and Level 2 Design and Visual Communication.

FOCUS OF INQUIRY: Rewindable Learning using Sites in a Multi-Level class. 
I chose this to be my enquiry focus as I always have mixed level classes in the senior school and I want to show how I prepare the planning on the class site. This planning has to make sure that the students are quite self sufficient in the classroom situation as there is lots going on at any one time.

I have been having a trial (play!) with the equipment that has been supplied by Manaiakalani today. I have an Acer Chromebook and a Logitech camera. It was easy to set up to Screencastify and it put the video straight into my Google Drive.