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Year 5’s Design, Make and Innovate.

Year 5 have integrated technology into their “Design, Make and Innovate” projects this term. The children were asked to design and make a toy using recyclable materials, with the help of two year 9 mentors from Mackellar High School. They were given two half-day design days and one day to create their masterpieces. As well [...]

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iPads and Documentary Making

Our Year 4 students are currently participating in a documentary making unit of work, a collaboration of writing, science and HSIE. Students have been looking at documentaries as a form of publishing information to an audience. We have used David Attenborough as our model and students have responded well to the idea of pictures giving [...]

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Our progress at Manly West

Although we have been a little quiet here on the blog (apologies!), we have been doing a lot of planning and preparation for our CC21 project at Manly West. The week following our initial meeting, I met with the 10 volunteers, ranging from K-6, who expressed interest in being part of the CC21 project and [...]

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What’s Happpening at Manly West…

Hello all, We are currently working towards each teacher at the school effectively and confidently integrating the use of tablet technology (i.e iPads) to create differentiated and quality learning experiences for their students. In the initial phase of our project, our group of ten volunteer teachers will work collaboratively to develop project-based lesson sequences for [...]

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Manly West trial and error!

Over the past 18 months ipads have been part of a number of trial project for differentiation. The focus has been in class grouping and for project based learning. We intend to focus on group work in classrooms. Our initial plans will be with our volunteer participants (10) to debrief the project and support initial [...]

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Keen to visit other schools to get ideas of projects.

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