Monday, 29 May 2017

Creativity Empowers Learning

The wonderful Dorothy Burt shared her expertise with Pt England staff today to remind us how students are empowered and their learning enhanced through planned opportunities for creativity. 


She was emphatic that "create" is not completing a writing task that forms part of "learn". Creativity is about learners using sight, sound and motion (SISOMO) to embed and share their understandings about what they are learning or have learnt. In novel ways to suit the task, students are thus able to show that they are "creators of content, not merely consumers". It was remarkable viewing how learners at Pt England have been given multiple opportunities to create such novel content over many years.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Flipping Fantastic!

It was inspiring connecting with other educators at GEGNZ Auckland's annual SparkShop yesterday: How are educators flipping the classroom? How does Google classroom support this? What opportunities to use VR in the classroom? So much learning through play with Google cardboard and Youtube 360!