In 2015 Pt England School is implementing digital learning environments in years 1-3 enabling every child to learn across the curriculum using a personal iPad. My name is Michelle George and I will be facilitating the implementation within each classroom. My Blog will be following this adventure and sharing how our Learn, Create, Share pedagogy is further transformed into a sustainable, co-creative and highly innovative practice in our junior school.
New beginnings.... this term I'm in classes supporting the reading programme. With the Year 2 and 3 classes not having the experience of using the iPad to deliver reading activities, this year has meant a new learning pathway for the students. Last term, teachers were finding post reading very time consuming as the students had never encountered this type of activity and needed support. Hence my goal... to get the students completely comfortable with independently completing their post reading activity while adding on extra pages for personalised learning needs. Working this way also allows the teacher to discuss ideas, designs and innovations to support personalisation on a weekly basis. Today was wonderful... one of my classroom teachers had a design she wanted me to test run and discuss with her after the fact. On her observation of the learners she could see what changes she needed to make to the activity and even the next step beyond.