VTaL - NEW Students Navigating in Learning Information in my DigiTech Site

On Tuesday, I had a new rotation of Year 9 students start in my class.  There are twenty students in the class and only one of the students I taught in Year 7 and Year 8.

After introducing myself, "Ms Anderson", I explained to the students that we would be accessing the learning information for DigiTech out of my Google Site.  I directed them to search for the main Tamaki College website, and then to click on Curriculum > Learning Areas.  

Then, this happened ....

Step 1 : Students navigated to the main Tamaki College Site

Step 2 : Students clicked on Technology > Ms Anderson

Step 3 : Students navigated to Ms Anderson

Step 4 : Students navigated to my subject site Digital Technologies with Ms Anderson

Step 5 : Students navigated to Year 9 > Year 9 Calendar

I was then able to ask the students to add the Year 9 DigiTech calendar to their own calendar, and proceed with the instructions for the lesson.  

The fact that students could easily and readily navigate to the learning information within my site, without ever having used my site before, was excellent feedback on the 'user-friendliness' and 'usefulness' of the site in terms of how I have organised the navigational features and content of the site.

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  1. I agree. It also says a lot for the increasing digital fluency of our young people.