Describe one way you have used ICT to support learning in your classroom
  • I used the Matariki Wiki to access Waiata. This was shared experience for the whole school and many families linked into this at home to learn the songs. It gave a great sense of connection between home and school and fostered valuing and respecting aspects of Maori culture.
  • Inquiry Units- supported research and teaching children how to find information about topics on the computer. Children now quite skilled.
  • Maths sites with specific focus areas for children,
  • L1 identify and draw two and three shapes. I used NZ maths site to plan a unit which meets the needs of a composite class. I used the dynamic paper from the Maths site on the IWB to demonstrate and have the children play with drawing the shapes. We used Johnnies Maths page as independent follow up activities
  • Star of the day has the camera for the day taking photos in class and at break times exploring different angles. At the end of the day they choose their best shot and delete their other photos. Next step is for child to download photo to file on the computer
  • Discovery Time is a classroom program in which teachers and students work together to participate in new experiences and challenges. A major integral part of Discovery Time is the active teaching and use of the key competencies in different situations – Managing Self, Relating to Others, Participating & Contributing, Thinking and Using Language, Symbols & Texts. Discovery Time is generally based around a different theme each week and is usually initiated by a story or experience. Children then choose from a range of selected activities. At the conclusion of Discovery Time, students share and reflect on their learning. The use of photos and contributing to "what are we going to say about this week?"
  • With inquiry projects such as brainstorming, listing questions, research etc
  • We used the 100s board to skip count in twos to a hundred. "We are learning how to use the 100s board to skip count to 100." We use the Mathzlinks site often for learning how to count to numbers, "We are learning how to count to 15"
  • http://room1waihibeachschool.wikispaces.com/Arts+in+Action Goals: To become confident, skilled and creative when using digital cameras to support and enhance learning. Using camera features? Creative ways to take photos? How to down load and save photos? How do we edit the photo on the computers? Using photos and images to enhance and support learning.
  • Use of NZ maths site for assessment and planning. Use of other sites to demonstrate particular strategy by use of game/activity
  • In term 3 we studied the Rugby World Cup, to help share what we had learnt we used 'Comic Life' software on laptops and iPads to share what we had learnt. Social Studies Theme - Design a Rugby World Cup Poster using ‘Comic Life’ on PC and iPad. WALT recognise the place of Rugby in our community and how we support ‘The Rugby World Cup’. Success Criteria >I can highlight in a poster (using photos and words) the ways Rugby draws Waihi people together. >I include an aspect of the spirit of Rugby in my poster i.e. teamwork. >I include two or more facts about Rugby World Cup 2011 in my poster. ICT helped us achieve the way Rugby draws people together because we used images from a Rugby World Cup Television promotion that feaured Waihi people and there personal view of Rugby and the World Cup. We were able to bring these images together in a poster and use keywords to highlight the way people work together in the rugby world, how the spirit of rugby manifests itself and include some facts we had learnt about the running of the Rugby World Cup.
  • Ulead video. Greenscreen. Still photos.
  • Reinforcing new concepts using different math sites, including mathzlinks Great for maintenance programme of maths as warm ups to use sites, all chn on at least once a week on various math sites set up in favourites bar.
  • IWB in maths teaching and learning. iboard activities and let children use the iwb while I'm working with other children. Using iwb for hotspot/warm -up activities.
  • I have used camera's, photostory and powerpoint to support the teaching of our topic. Also used many websites and online resources.
  • Photostory to present findings about road safety
  • We use our digital camera all the time to document what we are doing in class to share these with parents and our community. We have been using different sites to support what we have been learning. Such as the Hamilton Zoo website to select and research an animal to focus on pre-trip. We have also been looking at where animals are on their map. Walt gather information and put it into our own words.
  • Maths Ladder Wiki pages NZ Maths MathsLinkz I use these sites to build children's independence and also skills depending on their levels of attainment. Maths rotations etc.
  • I want to use ICT more to support maths and music. The children have used the school I pads for some maths programmes in numeral writing and addition, algebra patterning and geometry.
  • Art/presentation using students photographs to enhance their art work. WALT use digital photography to enhance our art.
  • study ladder to reinforce student learning in the relevant maths areas
  • Used sites for Topic and general knowledge Use sites for Special Education activities Used my personal computer a lot more fot research
  • We used the digital camera to create art for the rugby world cup. Learning intention was . . . WALT use digital photography to enhance our art work. The children painted a rugby field background onto a piece of paper. I took a photo of them kicking a rugby ball. They cut themselves out and pasted it onto the paper. Then they created rugby goal posts and a rugby ball to paste on as well.
  • Wall wisher An easy way for students to record their ideas and collate them. Matariki Wiki To learn waiata for Matariki Hikoi Students were able to access the website and waiata by themselves. This engaged them and motivated them to learn the waiata, increasing te reo and confidence with waiata & ICT!
  • Specific Learning Outcomes: 1) to make patterns that involve translations, reflections, and rotations 2) to identify translations, reflections, or rotations in patterns Geometry - Exploring symmetry and transformation Level 1 Create and talk about symmetrical and repeating patterns • Identify lines of symmetry • Create a simple symmetrical pattern using reflection • We are learning to fit shapes together - to cover a flat surface with no gaps or overlaps. _ Nzmaths site; resource finder, teaching material Online games; maths lab, numeracy sites IXL - year1 math practice online, embedded to wiki, students use Patterns Positions Geometry Cuddli - pattern match, jigsaw, shapes
  • Maths - the quick and accurate recall of addition and subtraction basic facts.Children are motivated particularly boys when they are competing against a time clock to solve equations.
  • Learning Intention: Writing a Speech - What makes a good speech - confidence, clear, entertaining, eye contact, using props and audience participation. Used youtube and showed the class the following speeches: travisspeech.mpg The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes They then wrote down what made these speeches good
  • We did a study on 'Banksy' a street artist and decided to try and make our own Banksy portraits. We used rastabator to create a pixulated copy of our faces which we printed out to cut into stencils before spraying onto our final copies. Rastabator was awesome because it allowed us to find the dark areas of our faces that we needed to cut out.