Digital teaching tips & tricks, ideas, examples, and general thoughts and reflections. Follow my Inquiry.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Manaiakalani Hui

Today I had the pleasure of being at the annual Manaiakalani Hui. It was a fantastic day and we were privileged to hear from student ambassadors from each of the Manaiakalani schools, as well as the Spark-MIT teachers, and the Woolf Fisher Research group.

At the end of the day, I had the opportunity to share my own inquiry via a display board. People at the Hui dropped by and were able to have a chat about where I was headed with my Inquiry.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Maths - Manaiakalani Google Class OnAir

Throughout the year I will be updating my Manaiakalani Google Class OnAir site with links to my planning, resources, reflections, videos of my teaching, and links to the learners work on their blogs. There are 7 Manaiakalani teachers from various schools and levels for you to check out. It's 21st century window into our classrooms. 
Check out the whole ClassOnAir site here.

Here's  a preview of my latest lesson.

Measurement and Decimals - Maths

Direct Instruction
The learning intention for this lesson was to use Multiplicative knowledge to solve Measurement themed problems. Each learner measured the length of their feet, and then paced out the height of their partner. With the length of the feet, and the number of paces it took to pace out their partner, they were able to multiply the two numbers to equal the height. 
See the full episode here