I spent a bit of time over the holidays creating resources for our nine week's ahead and planning extensively for this group of e-Learners so being back at work this week was a real breeze!

Highlights for our two day's include: working with messy real-life data and creating graphs, making playdough brain models and ending our week with a couple of games of twister.

Next week: 1:1 conferencing starts, we set goals and learn about dendrites:)
Mollie-Rose, Shawn, Zac and Taylor will join me as we present at the above-mentioned conference Term 2, Week 3.  Here's a synposis of what we intend covering:

What E-Learners Think, Say & Do Really Does Make A Difference!  - Jeanette Murphy, Peak-ICT

With a focus on ‘student voice,’ four e-learners, alongside their teacher Whaea Jeanette will discuss what a 2 day digital classroom looks like, feels like and sounds like for them.  They will report on improving student outcomes from an e-learners perspective and how easy it is to incorporate just a few simple, yet practical thinking tools and strategies into the classroom programme. Those attending will come away knowing what is necessary when thinking about setting up an e-learning environment and how important it is to include students and ‘choice’ in the classroom planning and decision-making process.
Last day with e-Learners for Term 1: I started this morning by revisiting our topic "Me and Me Environment" to see how e-learners felt about the big question posed at the beginning of our integrated inquiry topic and also whether we had covered the subsidiary questions.  I then went into talking about our next topic Me and My Brain.  e-Learners came up with some very interesting questions as wonderings that I will use as the basis or foundation of my classroom planning for T2.

It's now the eleventh hour and e-learners are writing up their last blog reflections for the Term.  I told them this morning how much I really do enjoy the two days and that e-learning really does make a difference!

In about 10 minutes we will enter into a few brain strain games and play Conga. I am really looking forward to the holidays...although I do have quite a bit of work to do.... 
e-Learners are this week PAT and STAR Testing and so today being Monday is about pre-planning for Term 2.  This afternoon we will howvever set the new students joining our group up wth weebly and g-mail accounts. 

As e-learners are taking home their home class paper portfolios I think it might be good idea to copy and paste from their weebly sites onto pages that can be glued into their books.  The criteria will be Page 1. Include URL and screen dump weebly intro and web2 tools info.  Page 2.  Your choice and Page 3. Blog Reflections.  Pages 1-2 are to be e-mailed to me so I can get them colour copied.  Page 3 will remain black and white.   Well that's the plan:)

    Paving the Way...

    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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