We recently hosted the visit of a leadership team from a school in Coffs Harbour. The visitors had travelled to Sydney to learn specifically about technology integration occurring at a couple of schools in Sydney.
The visitors were treated to a smorgasbord of technology integration. They enjoyed opportunities to interact with the children and they were provided with opportunities to connect with teachers.
As I journeyed around the school, facilitating the visit, I was privileged to witness some great learning in action. This is possibly the best part of my job – seeing the engagement of our students and the innovative ways in which technology has permeated our learning programs. We are happy to open our doors and to share what has worked for us and make valuable connections with other educators too.
Below is the plan for the visit which provides a snapshot of the experience.
1:00pm – Principal, ICT Coordinator – Meet / Greet – looking at the Vision, challenges and imperitives
1:30pm – Year 3 class teacher (ADE) sharing his experiences blending, flipping and helping to drive STEM initiatives
1:50 – Librarian – eBooks, QR Codes and Aurasma
2:00 – Year 4 Maths in action creating interactive games using Futaba
2:10 – Year 3 Maths in action, differentiated leaning in a blended classroom using Stile
2:20 – Music Year 5, GarageBand in action – creating music inspired by Star Wars
2:30 – Year 1 HSIE, Wet and Dry Environments using Pic Collage
Year 1 HSIE, Wet and Dry Environments using Popplet
2:40 – Year 4 Student Share Time – looking at student work samples and teacher experience – including CBL and 3D Printing
2:55 – Year 5 Student Share Time – looking at student work samples and teacher experience – including Book Creator Science Journals, Stop Motion, Keynote, iMovie, Minecraft