What did I learn that increased my understanding of Manaiakalani kaupapa and pedagogy?
It was a great morning spending some time reviewing the Learn/Ako focus of our Manaiakalani pedagogy. It was a great chance to refresh some of the information that was shared with us during our term 1 staff meeting.
A few take homes for me were:
FOCUS: effective teaching and learning using both digital and analog world (side by side railway tracks)
-Effective Practice is teaching that RATs:
Recognise Amplify Turbocharge
-Learn is not prescribed by Manaiakalani...it differs from school to school and has nothing to do with digital education
-Great teaching + Digital Affordances=Accelerated Learning
What did I learn that could improve my confidence, capability or workflow as a professional?
One tab would be an amazing extension to help organise my life professionally. I often leave Professional meetings (COL, DFI, etc) with many tabs open that I want to use to formulate an informative or reflective blog post at a later date. I think I would use this more often than the Toby extension.
What did I learn that could be used with my learners?
It nice to review using Google Hangout. It is something that I have used in the past with my class to have some sharing time with another school in South Auckland. However, over the years, I have not
thought to use it. I would love to come up with a learning opportunity for my students to Hangout at some point in the future.
We also had some time to have our own Hangout discussing student work from around the country. Check out my post of this session here.
During our session, we spent some time having a Hangout with others discussing student work. Here is a video for our session:
What did I learn that could improve my confidence, capability or workflow in my personal life?
Although I have been using Google Keep for quite some time, I had not thought to use notes collaboratively with adults in my personal life to help with planning household routines or group events. I plan to add Keep to my husband's phone so we can have a collaborative shopping list or prep list for future trips. I am also in love with the location tracking tool in Keep. Being able to have your phone ping you a reminder when you get close to the location is amazing!