Monday, 5 December 2016

NCEA data analysis show acceleration in student achievement

Analysing my NCEA has enabled me to assess the impact of video and rewindable learning on student achievement.

Trying to work out what data is relevant is the key. My Level 2 and Level 3 PE class has had very high achievement. Much higher than any other class I have taught. However the students in my class were streamed on NCEA level 1 results. I had the high achieving class. Thus, comparisons to other classes and national statistics is flawed as the disengaged students were not attending.

My level 1 class were however randomly selected. There were three classes within the school. Each class faced the challenge of having dis-engaged students who were not putting in the effort required to achieve.

The standards I am using for analysis are both theory standards where rewindable learning opportunities were significant.

In analysing this data I did notice that the class that had rewindable learning opportunities had a significantly higher percentage of merit and excellence passes than the other two classes.



Class using Rewindable learning
Teacher 2
Teacher 3
1.6
3 credits
A - 17%
M - 22%
E - 9%
A - 44%
M - 4%
E - 9%
A - 16%
M - 0%
E - 0%
1.2
5 credits
A - 14%
M - 14%
E - 10%
A - 36%
M - 10%
E - 0%
A - 0%
M - 0%
E - 0%


This fits with my hypothesis that rewindable learning enables students to accelerate their learning and achieve at higher levels. The videos were significant in enabling students to either catch up due to absence or just because they forget knowledge and have to re-learn


In an earlier post I shared the students views on rewindable learning




Disappointingly significant numbers of students still gained Not Achieved. If a student is not going to listen to you in class, or complete work they are possibly not going to click on links via a website. Getting these students onto a website and away from computer games is an ongoing challenge.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Reflection about video

I had an interesting discussion with a colleague on Monday regarding capturing lessons with video and why teachers are reluctant to be videoed.

It is my feeling that teachers often like their practice to be perfection. When you capture lessons often things are not perfect. Sharing this can be daunting if you expect perfection every-time. Always what I share on my website is raw footage and often I will have to deal with mis-behaviour or I will lose my thought and the video will not be an illustration of good practice or communication. 

If I was to go edit every video and turn it into something that shows me in good light I would be spending too many hours to make the practice sustainable. I prefer to just post video and not worry about peoples judgement.

Another observation is that while I am videoing I find student behaviour improves. I think students are aware when a camera is on and they are in full view and their behaviour is rewindable. There has been times this year where a class has been difficult to engage so I have started videoing and the students have settled down because of this.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

2016 SPARK MIT review

Being part of the innovative teacher group in 2016 has been a tremendous experience. The most enjoyable part is belonging to a community of highly effective teachers and hearing about their ideas, and thoughts on teaching and learning.

Meeting at SPARK headquarters once a term for PLD is something I look forward to. The working environment prompts thought and innovation. I will truly miss the experience. We are very well looked after.

My inquiry into rewindable learning is now embedded into my practice. I am very happy with the results and the feedback I have received. Presenting at U learn and the Manaiakalani leaders Hui were highlights. I felt well received by both audiences. Using video for rewindable learning is something I am going to continue to explore into the future. The release days and the mentoring pushed me into expanding the boundies around rewindable learning and I am grateful for the experiences.

In 2017 I am going to focus on helping other teachers use video to create rewindable learning in the Kootuitui cluster. I have received a time allowance of five hours a week and I intend on supporting other teachers in this journey.

Already I have presented to Papakura High school staff meetings and have also now presented at Toolkits and leaders PLD's and this has been well received.

A big thank you to Dorothy Burt and Juanita Garden for the mentoring and encouragement. You are both fantastic




Students discussing rewindable learning


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Feedback session with my senior students.




My lovely Senior PE students discuss with me their experiences using digital platforms for learning and assessment and also discuss their thoughts on rewindable learning.

I am very fortunate to have such positive and articulate young people to work with

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

U learn evaluations

Received some great feedback from my u learn presentation in October. Here are the responses


QuestionAnswer
How would you rate the value of this breakout session for you? (0 = poor, 10 = excellent)
8
Any comments about the value of the breakout? (optional)
How well was the breakout session planned and executed? (0 = poor, 10 = excellent)
10
Any comments about the planning & execution of the breakout? (optional)
Any other comments? (optional)
Submitted on 6 Oct 2016 8:54 PM by Cindy Nielsen
#2
QuestionAnswer
How would you rate the value of this breakout session for you? (0 = poor, 10 = excellent)
9
Any comments about the value of the breakout? (optional)
Good tools and useful examples
How well was the breakout session planned and executed? (0 = poor, 10 = excellent)
8
Any comments about the planning & execution of the breakout? (optional)
Any other comments? (optional)
Submitted on 7 Oct 2016 1:13 PM by Kirsty Purvis
#3
QuestionAnswer
How would you rate the value of this breakout session for you? (0 = poor, 10 = excellent)
9
Any comments about the value of the breakout? (optional)
How well was the breakout session planned and executed? (0 = poor, 10 = excellent)
9
Any comments about the planning & execution of the breakout? (optional)
Any other comments? (optional)
Great examples of ways to use video feedback. It was great to have a PE context.
Submitted on 9 Oct 2016 9:57 AM by Chris Hueston
#4
QuestionAnswer
How would you rate the value of this breakout session for you? (0 = poor, 10 = excellent)
10
Any comments about the value of the breakout? (optional)
I have been given some innovative ideas to take into the classroom.
How well was the breakout session planned and executed? (0 = poor, 10 = excellent)
10
Any comments about the planning & execution of the breakout? (optional)
Well planned, great delivery.
Any other comments? (optional)
Submitted on 9 Oct 2016 10:36 AM by Anonymous user
#5
QuestionAnswer
How would you rate the value of this breakout session for you? (0 = poor, 10 = excellent)
10
Any comments about the value of the breakout? (optional)
Was awesome and I will be using many of the tools/ideas shared with us even though it was from a different curriculum area to me. It will be really helpful in science.
How well was the breakout session planned and executed? (0 = poor, 10 = excellent)
10
Any comments about the planning & execution of the breakout? (optional)
i liked how informal the session was, it made me feel more comfortable especially in not knowing a lot about making videos.
Any other comments? (optional)

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Embeding video onto sites using an HTML code





I have finally managed to work out how to embed a video onto my site using HTML codes. This is important for my learners as important discussion is noe visually accessable. Previously discussion had been links.

Below a screenshot of my site with an embedded video using an HTML code





Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Student voice

A few weeks ago I had Aaron Scorringe from team solutions come in. Aaron took some student voice independently around the use of rewindable learning. This is what he uncovered from the students

student voice


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Students presenting on how rewindable learning benefits their education

video


On Monday I had one of my wonderful Year 12 students (Saffron), presented to the Papakura High School staff.  She talked about what rewindable learning looks like from a student perspective and how it assists her in learning and achievement.

Saffron is a wonderful engaged student and she did a great job in front of a difficult audience. A point she made was that when she is away she does not need to get anxious about what she may have missed because she can just go to my site and catch up using the video and written instruction.

Saffron has had a great year using digital technology. In her first two assessments she gained a merit and excellence. Hopefully her feedback can provide motivation for staff to get their teaching and learning online and provide rewindable learning opportunities for students.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Magisto

Magisto is an amazing video tool I have been using to create videos for my students. I have been using it so often that I even paid for the premium version, even though the free version is plenty.

The web based software allow you to choose clips and or pictures. It then edits these into video presentation which can be shared or uploaded to youtube. The quality is amazing and it takes seconds to create. If you click 'I feel lucky' after choosing your pics/videos's, the software automatically creates an excellent video package complete with music. If you would like to choose your own music and the type of video you want, this can be done simply too.

Thanks you to Andrea Rabin for introducing this software to the Papakura High School staff at a morning briefing slam session.

Here is a video I created for our school Matariki celebrations. the video took literally 3 minutes to create once I had pictures and short clips. Using typical video editing software this would have taken hours.


Next term I intend to produce a short Magisto video to showcase Papakura High school sports teams at assembly time.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Education grassroots inititive

Last month I came across this article in the education gazettte

Digital technologies: new initiative calls for ideas

I decided to apply for 15 thousand dollars on behalf of Papakura High School. My application was based upon the work i am doing with my SPARK MIT inquiry around rewindable learning. If I am successful in my application I will have reduced teacher contact hours to work with other staff at Papkura High and also the wider Kootuitui cluster of schools, to assist in making lessons rewindable.

A massive thank you to Angela Gattung and also my principal John Rohs for their support in this application. Both assisted me in getting the wording of my application correct so I have the best possible chance of success.

In particular Angela spent hours writing up my inquiry and answering the questions that came back at me from the ministry. Thanks you Angela.

Monday, 13 June 2016

students encouraging other teachers to make learning rewindable



My colleague Troy England is also doing an enquiry into video,screencasting and rewindable learning. He received this e mail today from another teacher


Malo Troy
I need to learn how to screencastify after this busy week please. Helen talking to me how it helps her to learn better, being able to playback a lesson certainly has made a difference with her (and according to her others in the class). She actually showed me one of your videos. And now I understand how I need to get my site done.




Its great to see students enjoying the affordance of video and rewindable learning and then asking their other teachers to do the same

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Student feedback

I collected in student feedback from my Level 1 and 2 class.

With each class they have had their first experience this year using google docs for work and a website for learning

The feedback was overwhelmingly positive.


Mr Borland's PE site is a useful for my learning(26 responses)
AbsolutelyMostlyNot ReallyNeverOther30.8%65.4%
Absolutely17
Mostly8
Not Really1
Never0
Other0
Mr Borland's PE site is easy to use(26 responses)
AbsolutelyMostlyNot ReallyNeverOther38.5%61.5%
Absolutely16
Mostly10
Not Really0
Never0
Other0
Mr Borland's screencasts that on on his site are useful for my learning(26 responses)
AbsolutelyMostlyNot ReallyNeverOther11.5%34.6%50%
Absolutely13
Mostly9
Not Really3
Never1
Other0
Please make any relevant comments on mr Borland's website(12 responses)
It help me learning different activities..
It help me learning different activities..
It's easier for me to use!. If i was to come to class late and missed out on what we have to do, I wouldn't have to worry much because all I would have to ask him is what were on then go to the website and start working.
meh
Easy to use and find
really easy to use and is helpful
The PE site is good for knowing what to do on an assessment but learning sources on the site don't have a broad selection of information to choose from. Screen casts are very useful for recapping what happened in the lesson without having to ask the teacher, who could be busy with other students etc. Using google docs is very good because getting feedback stays on the page which is harder to forget, and it helps with going through the assessment at a step by step bases making the assessments seem less intimidating.
Pe is the only class i have that involves a website and i feel that its helped me alot in class. Pe is my favourite class because i can actually understand and do the work properly using the guidelines of the website.
it gives good information and these form things are fun to do
it okay to used for mt school work but not mostly for me
Mr Borland is a very great teacher.
Mr Borland has stepped up ever since he has met us and for his website it made it much easer then knowing what we really had to do . its worth it
Using google docs improves my work(26 responses)
AbsolutelyMostlyNot ReallyNever7.7%11.5%80.8%
Absolutely21
Mostly3
Not Really2
Never0
Mr Borland's feedback on google docs helps with my learning(26 responses)
AbsolutelyMostlyNot ReallyNever11.5%26.9%61.5%
Absolutely16
Mostly7
Not Really3
Never0
Overall I enjoy using google docs and google sites to do my work(26 responses)
AbsolutelyMostlyNot ReallyNever26.9%69.2%
Absolutely18
Mostly7
Not Really1
Never0
What does Mr Borland do well in his teaching(21 responses)
He teach us about respecting and how to follow rules.
He teach us about respecting and how to follow rules.
explains how to play games well.
He encourages us all to do our best, he also pushes us to strive for the best without giving up easily. he always pushes us to complete all task in a self reasonable way .also sharing good experience from his life to make us realise the real world and to help us to learn from our mistakes and not to be able to go back and redo the mistakes that we deleted from our life's and the past.
commenting on your work to help complete the work.
The sport we play in P.E is fun and a good teacher in the classroom
he's good at explaining things when it's hard and very good at talking
good at explaing
Makes assessments seem like less work giving it out in steps which are easy to follow because of the website. Lots of praise which gives the atmosphere of the classroom a great learning environment.
gives frequent feedback about my work
he uses words that are in my vocab lol, easier to understand mr borland then other teachers.
explaining what I have to do and write about more easier for me to understand
talks a lot
I like how he guides us through each step of our learning in order for us to achieve
Explains what we need to do clearly
Everything
he demonstrates things to us and tells us our rights and wrongs.
it all right teaching some times it not
he helps us
Explain about his knowledge and activity that we were playing.
having us trying our very best to succeed in everything we do ,.
How could Mr Borland improve his teaching(16 responses)
By using his knowledge about something that make us response.
By using his knowledge about something that make us response.
I don't know yet. ?
Stop saying the "its your fault" quotes alot it gets annoying sometimes.
Create a bond with all students so we all get along
getting to know every single student in the class well and build a strong bond with everyone.
Maybe harsher criticism in giving feedback to help improve work quality.
become less stressed, it reflects on the class and its hard to work in a stressed environment.
dont be awkward
NIL
he doesn't really need to improve.
by having more confectioner in us
He doesnt need too.
idk
By using all his skills and body language.
nothing because what ever he has done , is what a teacher should also be doing , he can be hard on us students but it always gonna be for a reason , I think mr Borland is one good teacher .