Covid level 2 allowed the Ohaaki Team to make some changes to their Term 3 inquiry Celebration of Learning.
Our original plan to invite whanau into our classrooms to share our learning was not able to happen under level 2 guidelines. The Ohaaki Team's Plan B was a digital Celebration of Learning. Students had to share their learning with their whanau using a digital format.
Our student used a variety of digital formats including Seesaw, Google Docs and Google Slides. For many of our students, this was their first time exploring applications such as Google Slides.
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Students had to research an animal of their choice. Then they had to complete a report on their animal following a structure. Lastly, they had to present their learning in a digital format and share with their whanau.
The Ohaaki Team teachers know our students are motivated to produce digital outcomes. Students find using devices engaging. Students work cooperatively and teach each other how to do things. Sometimes they teach the teacher.
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I like using Google Slides. I can put photos in, and I don’t have to do so much writing. Ryker
Google Slides are a good way to help the mind think. Also, it uses a helper, so you can just click on the misspelt word and you can change it! Also, you can put photos, text, borders, and lines. Grayson
I like inserting the photos into Google Docs and using the emojis. Finn
I enjoyed learning facts about different animals. I chose a hog nose snake because they are a very strange animal. I have wanted to have one for a long time, but since we live in New Zealand I can't. Carys
I liked getting to choose what animal I wanted to research. I like Seesaw because there is lots of things you can do on it. Paige
I have a Rottweiler, so I choose to research Rottweilers. I enjoy finding pictures on the internet, and I like typing. London
I choose snow leopards because I really love them . I like making books on Seesaw. Sadie
Editing! Some finer details of our presentation need a bit of fine-tuning. A system of sharing with a buddy may help students become more aware of spelling mistakes and missing punctuation.
Our students are at different stages. Some of our learners have a next step of learning to independently log into Google applications. While others need to explore using a wider range of applications, particularly before they move into senior school.
Giving students choice, students helping each other and tuakana-teina will definitely be the focus of our next steps in digital learning.
Digital Technology: Designing and developing digital outcomes
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