Today was the first day of a nine week digital fluency intensive. It is held on Fridays during the term. There are about 15 teachers from across the Manaiakalani Community of Learning and outreach schools. The purpose is to improve and develop our skills to help our learners. It has been an amazing day of learning with Dorothy and Gerhard.
What did I learn that increased my understanding of Manaiakalani kaupapa and pedagogy?
Today was a good reminder of what Manaiakalani is all about. The Learn, Create, Share pedagogy works for our students. Each part of the process is important. The professional development of teachers across schools is important so that we have competent educators in front of our students to maximise and accelerate student learning. Our community needs to develop a new mindset that you don’t need to leave our community to be successful.
What did I learn that could improve my confidence, capability or workflow as a professional?
I learnt a lot of new tips and tricks, especially with how to make the most of the tools on google docs. I found that many of the tools were quite useful.
What did I learn that could be used with my learners?
How to make the most of the google doc tools e.g. 'Explore' to add on images, links etc. How to use add-on tools
What did I learn that could improve my confidence, capability or workflow in my personal life?
How to manage my links to sites by using Google Save instead of as a bookmark.