VTaL : Reflection on Dept Goal 1 - ‘Share’ Opportunities in Term 1 for students taking DigiTech


Department Goal 1 for 2018 is that 'Share' to be undertaken using the following:

  • Year 7-9 Blogs
  • Year 10 Google+
  • Seniors



‘Share’ Opportunities in DigiTech

The following are examples of various ‘Share’ Opportunities in Term 1 for students taking DigiTech:

Year 7-9

Year 7 students have been blogging about Technology when they come on Fridays.  I have not successfully and consistently prompted the Year 9 class to blog this term.

Year 10

Year 10 students have blogged about different DigiTech experiences in Term 1.  In addition to this, Year 10 students have been sharing and contributing into the Year 10 DigiTech Google+ Community for Brief Development.

Year 11 NCEA Level 1

Year 11 students have been sharing and contributing into the Level 1 DigiTech at Tamaki College Google+ Community for their first project this year, Create a Game.

Year 12 NCEA Level 2

Year 12 students have been sharing and contributing into the Level 2 DigiTech at Tamaki College Google+ Community for their first project this year, Create a Website.

Year 13 NCEA Level 3

Year 13 students have been sharing and contributing into the Level 3 DigiTech at Tamaki College Google+ Community for their first and second projects this year, Project Management, and Conceptual Design.

Impact of ‘Share’ Opportunities in DigiTech for Students


I have not effectively enabled 'share' to occur in a constructive and consistent manner with my early junior classes.  I have to reflect on lesson structure and integrating time to blog within the teaching and learning time within the week.

Year 10 blogging and sharing into the Google+ community has also been sporadic and inconsistent.  However, when blogging and sharing into G+ has occurred, the sharing component has been extensive in terms of the stakeholders (Accenture Staff) who have interacted with the students.

The Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 sharing into Google+ communities has been far more consistent, and constructive for student learning so far in Term 1.  Students understand the value of sharing their work into the community, as they can see how they themselves, as well as their peers, learn from the work that is shared.  Students only share work that has been assessed and returned to them.  Students also don't require prompting to upload work into the communities, as they tend to do this on most occasions themselves.



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  1. Hi Hinerau.
    I also enjoy having my students share their work in the communities. They can see a lot of different pieces of work side by side and look at them all together. I also like the fact that they can scroll back and see work from previous years.
    Karen

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  2. I love how in your senior school the students post up into the community themselves their own work. This is something that is working progress for myself because at this stage i still take the pictures for all the students work. If left to the students they probably would post up work that is probably not worth looking at which means more rules around what can and cannot be posted.

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  3. Great to see that the students are not hesitant to share their work in the communities.

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