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Reflection

Last week all the members of our CC21 team and our regional Literacy and Numeracy consultant met to share our progress on the project. It was a fantastic day for myself and others involved as we shared and learnt new things from our colleges. It was a great chance to share what we had done [...]

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Help needed

We have just purchased Apple Tv for all our rooms and I am appealing to anybody who has them installed at school . I am having difficulty installing them as they will not connect to the wifi. I have contacted the help desk but I assume it is not high priority so it will take [...]

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Answering some questions!

In response to an email received from Cathie last week our CC21 team collaborated together to answers some questions about our project. I am going to post up the questions and our answers. It was great to reflect on our process as we are into our 4th week of teaching our units and as ever [...]

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Two Different Directions

The Stage 3 Natural Disaster’s unit is travelling down two directions. The first is an investigation of picture books to help with the understanding of natural disasters and the other is an investigation of effective evacuation plans. In the first investigation students are currently exploring various picture books and a short novel about Natural Disasters.  Students [...]

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Life Cycles and Growing

The unit that we have planned for Stage 1 is progressing well and we are all enjoying using the new  ipads. The unit is constantly evolving as we find new links and think of other ways to incorporate technology. We are finding many links not seen at the planning stage and thus I think that [...]

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WE ARE OFF AND RUNNING

We have started the term with a great focus on our CC21 project. Our staff had an opportunity to participate in iPad training and they have embraced the idea of having iPads in the classroom. Each class now has access to at least 2 iPads. Irena, our project facilitator has had the opportunity to team [...]

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Living things and beyond

Just thought I would share a rewarding teaching experience from my  Unit “Living world at our school” I had a fantastic lesson in inquiry learning today and my first whole class experience with IPads. Students became masters in their own learning experience. The students were buzzing with discussions as they left the room and did [...]

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Extending and Refining Unit

Our Natural Disasters unit has many possibilities and my most difficult task is to decide in what direction it will take. My unit is certainly a working document which is evolving as I write. I have a end product in mind, however, I am influenced by my students and their motivation. To date, the students have enjoyed their [...]

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William Dean Living World and beyond

My project has finally begun this week. Only having the class for 3 days we have managed to get started!!!! Our IPads are in the classrooms and the children have had an amazing tim getting to interact with them. My project has changed so many times over the past few weeks and still remains a [...]

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WDPS -Stage 3

As part of the William Dean PS CC21 team, Stage 3 have planned for an inquiry unit on Natural Disasters that we will implement in Semester 1. Our inquiry unit is written using the new Science and English syllabuses. In Term 1 students acquired knowledge on various Natural Disasters using various multimodal texts and recorded [...]

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