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Friday, 27 November 2015

How students access their learning on our site

We have had a lot of interest in our class site this year. Lots of people have asked how the students navigate and access their learning and what this looks like.

I've recorded a short screencast to show a little bit of how the site works and how a student would use the site.


*To clarify the point about the "Teacher notes" this is mostly my reflections and notes for taking the guided reading lesson. Otherwise all the planning can be found in the task descriptions on the site.

8 comments:

  1. Matt thanks for the video. It is great to see how students and staff use this. The structured approach to the content seems a good way to ensure that the learners know what they are doing as they interact with the site.

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  2. Hi Matt
    We looked at your example in a PD session with Maria. My class is one of the new digital classes for 2016 Kootuitui rollout. Thank you for sharing your site with us, we are excited but also nervous about the new adventure. Awesome site! Loved the photos, now I can link a face to a name. Your tasks are so well organised. Do you need to explain to the children beforehand what they need to do? Or do they just go straight onto the site and work on their own?

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    1. Wow exciting times. you'll have a blast! No we definitely still teach the children and explain how they should work on the activities. However, because the site has all their work available ready to go, it means they can get go ahead and get started without having to wait for me to send them away. Reading as the example is good for this because students are usually expected to have the read the text on their own before they meet with me, and the site can tell them where and what they need to read right away. When an activity is similar to something they have done before they might decide to go straight into it without instruction, but in no way shape or form is the site ever supposed to replace us as teachers, or replace our teacher instruction. Any other questions let me know :)

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  3. Hi Matt. Your site is a fantastic example of visible learning. It's great to see how easy it is for your students to access their learning through your class site. I love the idea of linking the student names to their blogs, thanks for the tip! I'm excited about doing the same for my students too. Thanks again for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Christina. Look forward to working with you next year. Congrats on Spark-MIT!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your visible teaching site Matt. I found it very useful and I loved your critical thinking reading example! Keep up the great work. I am going to share this with our staff at Hornby Primary.Gary - Hornby Primary Principal

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    1. Thanks Gary, glad you found it useful.

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