It's the start of Term and I am this year covering two e-Learners' classes.  I have Putauaki students on Mondays and Room 14 from Edgecumbe on Fridays.  Most of the planning and timetables for both classes will be similar. 

Putauaki: I am this year working again with 16 students and feel lucky to have 5 e-Learners from last year return to the group - one who has been with me nearly two years already!  It will be interesting to see just how much we can cover in one day.  Term 1 is already looking a little 'flexible' as students are often testing or go swimming in the afternoons.

Edgecumbe: A whole new ball game with about 26 students working into an environment that has two separate spaces.  The online ICT capabilities survey will give us all an indication of what skills are required before we even consider embarking on the e-Learners thinking and learning journey:)
 
 
Another gr8 week with e-Learners.  We are still setting up 'people' systems that work.

Putauaki: Need to set up gmail accounts and begin weeblies.  Many students very familiar with Office and ready for web2.

Edgecumbe: Started looking at rules as expectaions and digital photography.  Important for students to know the basics of photography and to be both responsible and respectful when using technlogical equipment. 

We have 2 additions to the class so the computer suite is now FULL.  It will be three week's before I am back there again....
 
 
I realise this week that I've over-planned for both classes (as I do) however that is not a bad thing.  I just have to prioritise what is authentic just-in-time learning, that will also provide students with a foundation of ICT skills they can use in an instant.  I also need to keep my digital camera handy.

Edgecumbe:  Class blog set up with a timetable and student work will eventually be uploaded.  I have to consider what assessment tasks are to be completed and displayed.  It will be neat to also have a group of e-Learners contributing work.  Must learn students' names and create an organisation/layout sheet.

Putauaki: Great to be back in the ICT thinking and learning space.  Spend most of the morning getting to know students and sharing.  This group is made up of three classes of students so finding out about classmates is very, very important. 
 
 
The Term has been very busy and I have failed to keep up with blog reflections every week.  I created a new blog for e-Learners: http://onedayonearth.weebly.com where alot of our information, reflection and review is being stored.

Many of the tasks and activities this Term involve digital photography, capturing evidential data and the use of slideshare.

 

    Paving the Way...

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    My Goals for Term 1, 2011

    Self and Well-Being:
    I will record discoveries, insights and inspirational ideas in my reflective blog every week. I will complete one sit in silence meditation session every week.

    Home and Family: I will spend quality time with my family every week.  I will pan a special dinner for my family and I every month.

    Business and Career:  I will set up and continually support a professional learning network.  I will take one weekend off from work every month.

    Community and Humanity:  
    I will do 'one green thing' that will benefit others and or/the planet
    . I will practice three or more random acts of random kindness every week.
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