Thursday, 10 August 2017

Digital Fluency Intensive - Google Hangouts

This week at our digital fluency intensive we have been looking at mail, calendar and hangouts. This has been a very helpful session to see the features that I wasn't already aware of. We had a really great chance to use goggle hangouts with Dorothy over in Australia as a whole group, it was something I had never done before so was something that I will be able to use in the classroom and also at home. 

This week our focus was on creativity with our learners. It is important to make sure that our students have the opportunity to create something however not just creating for the sake of creating. Creativity is an important element in our classrooms for our students to have this opportunity. I have learnt today that not all of our ideas are going to go as planned however there is the opportunity to learn in all of these trials in teaching. 

Later on today we had the chance to be creative ourselves and use google hangouts. We broke into groups of three and had the chance to look at some work from the other teachers in our cluster and see how they had incorporated creativity into their learning. Jocelyn, Kiriwai and I chose an activity that was shared from Room 1 at Ruapotaka school. This activity showed a class that had been given a piece of paper and see if they could make it fly. 



The video above shows our google hangout as a group and what we have learnt about creativity. This has also shown our take on this activity and what we think the teacher has done to create learner agency and creativity. It was really helpful looking at other teachers and schools ideas as they are activities that we can incorporate in our own teaching and learning.

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  1. Kia ora Kelsey, Great to see your learning continuing from afar. As you mentioned I enjoyed participating in the Hangout from the Barossa Valley in Adelaide. And now I am reading your post in Melbourne airport. You should see Melbourne appear on your blog world map, and in your statistics I will be the Mac using visitor from Melbourne!!

    Your group conversation around the blog post from Ruapotaka was well done. You manage the technology skilfully and had a professional conversation about the learning occurring. Well done.

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    1. Kia ora Dorothy, thank-you for your comment on my blog! It will be great to have some views from around the world, pretty amazing that it can pick up on all of these things! Glad you had a great time away at Google! It has been great hearing about what is going to change in the next little while. I really loved being able to have a google hangout and is something that I will try and use more with my groups.

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  2. Kia Orana Kelsey , I enjoyed learning to use Hang Out with you and Kiriwai the other day. Let's have another one soon and schedule it in the timetable . It'll be good practice for me.

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    1. Kia ora Jocelyn, it was really great working with you and being able to have a discussion about how we could change and use the lesson in our own teaching! We will definitely have to plan for another hangout soon and have a discussion around the new things we have learnt! IT will be good for me to practice too!

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