Awesome time today at e-teach. It is amazing to spend time with like minded people. We started with a tour of Grants Braes School. I was particularly impressed with the way the digitaliser was being used. It was sitting on a table and the teacher was working on the floor. She was using is for numeracy work - counting back on numberlines and adding hiding counters. This was with a new entrant class and I was ASTOUNDED with their focus, and their results. I must experiment with my use of the digitaliser. Next we observed a group of students working on i-pads. Around the room pairs and small groups were working - oblivious to everything going on around them. Awesome to see such motivation and enthusiasm. Great to see Craig's class in the Star Newspaper last week, and in Interface Magazine this issue.
As if an afternoon of learning wasn't enough - Caroline, Tania and I ventured to Swell for a sensational coffee, view and chat! Lots more travel for next term. Yay, looking forward to visiting Oamaru and Milton!