Wednesday, 23 August 2017

'Flipped' touch rugby training

Am trying to teach touch rugby moves before practices.

Loving sharing youtube videos directly to blogger

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Using google hangouts to teach class from home

My colleague, Luke Martin, has injured his arm and is off work for five weeks.

That isn't stopping him from teaching his senior classes. He just does it from the comfort of his own home using google hangouts. This is enabling his students to continue on with achievement in his absence.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

9KIR using learning Papakura Haka using apple TV and youtube subtitles

Using the screen is a great way for students to learn Haka. Previously I had blogged how to add subtitles to you tube videos. Coming in very useful in preparation for the school whanau haka competition

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Adding subtitles too you tube videos

This was good because I am teaching the Papakura Haka to my classes and the subtitles enable the student to watch the actions and the words at the same time.

I also noticed a feature where dictation allows automatic subtitles to appear. This may be useful when uploading screen-casts or discussion for students to use if they dont have ear-phones

Here is my video - you will have to open this in you tube video and you may have to click on the 'cc' at the bottom of the video to enable the sub titles to appear

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

audit of Chromebooks in class - Papakura High

Last week I did a chromebook audit amongst our junior classes. I wanted to find out how many students were bringing their devises to school

Below are the results of year 9 students


And below are the Year 10 students

Overall we are very happy with students and whanau. By far the majority have signed up for a device, and most are bringing them to school

Paul Van Etten has had a big part to play in this. He has spent many an hour organising this process and that continues to this day

Monday, 8 May 2017

Students making their own Kahoots

In my Year 9 ICT class I had my students make their own Kahoots and play them with the class

I encouraged the class to make a Kahoot on their culture. It worked well and engaged the students. It also gave me a better understanding of the students and their unique whakapapa.

I have always found I learn best when I explain something to someone else

I think a great way for students to learn is by teaching someone else. Making a kahoot for others enables this.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Using video delay to teach man on man defence

Today I used a video delay for an entire period with my Year 9 class

The lesson objectives were man on man defence. I discussed with my students the importance of watching the player they are marking and not the ball

At avrious points in the games i would stop the game and ask the students to see if they were doing this. Until they could see themselves they were unaware of what they were doing.

Half way through the lesson the students started turning to the screen to see themselves.

This was a big step. It was the first time I have had a class voluntry stop so they could see themselves.

With new ways of teaching and learning it takes some time to condition the students and this proves it can pay off.