Saturday, December 24, 2011

Moving onto the next big thing!

Wow, what a year this has been working with such wonderful and dedicated teachers and educationalists.  Manaiakalani is an amazing project and I know it will continue to grow in leaps and bounds as time moves on.

Next year I will be back in the classroom again at St Pius X Catholic School teaching Year 5 students and will be able to put all that I have learnt, seen and experimented with this year into practice.  We will be back early February.

I look forward to sharing my classes work with our world audience and letting you see all the amazing work that my students will be producing in their online environment.

A very Merry Christmas to all our readers and may 2012 bring all that you wish.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

'What Now' at Manaiakalani Film Festival

We had an amazing time at the Maniakalani Film festival and 'What Now' was there to experience it all.  They played the article about the event on December 4th.  Here is what they reported.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Beginning to write Cybersmart Curriculum

On Friday the Lead teachers for the Manaiakalani Project joined together at the Auckland National Library and began the process of writing the new Cybersmart Curriculum for their schools.

Miss Gleeson and Mrs Koloti went along for St Pius X and started to draft their ideas for the curriculum for St Pius X. 

They will now bring these ideas back to the staff at the school and together they will put this new exciting curriculum together. This new curriculum is to be put in place so the students at St Pius can be safe and understand learning online.