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Great learning with you all!!! DFI Intake 3rd Term 2017.

Every good thing will come to an end, it is exactly how I feel right now. It is the last day of our DFI. I have always looked forward to seeing everyone on Fridays. It is a day of learning and a day of gathering all the information that I can use in class or at school.

To-day is a new stepping stone to a better understanding about google and its usage. I will try to be the best in what I do by using all I have learnt. Google usage not just at school but also with my other stuff at home.

I was also reminded to-day about the network that we can use around New Zealand. There's always someone to lend a hand if I will need help. I am definitely going to use them if I am stuck with anything. I will also try to achieve my goals of being a Visible teacher. It will be an ongoing goal. Theres opportunities out there for everyone on the Manaiakalani Website.

Thank you to all my fellow colleagues who journeyed with us every Friday this 3rd Term of 2017. Malo 'aupito to our facilitators, D…

New Site - DFI 15.9.

Link to my New Site
Kia Ora, te na kotou, te na kotou katoa. It is Maori Language Week and I am so delightful due to many things I have learnt throughout this week and especially at my course to-day.  
To-day with our facilitators, James & Gerhard, I learnt to create a site using "new site". Instead of using our classical site, I used "new site". Way easy to work with and it is not time consuming. I am already planning in my head what to do for Term 4. I will definitely use "new site" to set up my site for Term 4. I still had to use google draw to help me with my buttons and I used screen shot to links all my other sites (colleagues) onto my site.  The using of "new site", is less time consuming. If I need to edit it, I will only press it twice and it will let me edit on the spot. To insert links, I just need to embed the url or insert video straight into it if it's in my drive. 
I have also set up my calendar to book my exams for next Frid…

DFI - Connected Learners & Teachers

Malo e lelei, 'oku ou talitali lelei koe ki he'eku ngaue ne fakahoko 'i he'eku kalasi DFI(Digital Fluency Intensive) 'i he 'aho ni.

To - day we started with a prayer in Tongan. To be honest, I felt so rupturous to hear my language at an amass like this. Happy Tongan Language week everyone. "Malo e feinga malohi", it means thank you for trying so hard.

I found out that T. Cout is available to help me with any online work that I would need within my work. I can't wait for my class to have their own blogs so we can join Tuhi mai, tuhi atu. Spending a little time looking at other sites gave me ideas of what to do with my site and what is important to be on my site. I really need to make sure it should LEAD LEARNING for my learners and their families.

At the moment, my site is more teacher based, I will try my best to make it a child friendly site, eg, have a look at this site. With reference to Miss Peck and her class.
This site is very easy to expedi…

HTML for Sites

I have actually achieved my WALT of getting my buttons to work on my site. At first, I had to make sure the maths work is done before I would do any work on the site. Planning ahead is not just for paper work, we will still need it to sort our sites out. I have used tables to insert images using png into my site. It has to be 1080pxls, if its more than 1 table and if its just the whole page, I will have to use 1200pxls. It is easier when you work with someone who knows it so when you are stuck, they can always remind you what you have to do. I will also need to make sure that I use it always so I am used to it. A great start is half the battle. Yep, "sites" here I come. 

Here's what I did using the html as a practise. I believe that I have done well and will do much better next week.
Even though I was away to-day due to my son's medical condition, I am grateful to Kelsey for her blog. I have read it and she has clearly explained how to do Screencastify. I will also need to make sure I comment on most or every kid's work. This is to encourage them and to ensure that we value their work, their time and effort on every piece they have published. Even though I do not have students blogs in my class, I can comment on other kids' work. I will also be looking forward to a day when my little ones will be able to write and post their own work.

Here's what Kelsey put on her post. Thank you Kelsey.

K.Parrant blog-

My very first site by me!!!

Can you believe it? I managed to sit and set up a very simple site so it will help my students. With the help of our 2 facilitators, Dorothy & Gerhard. It was interesting to see how I needed to put things together.  I started with looking at all the other sites I have created in the past. I only had my 2016 class site and my 2017 class site. My class site for 2017 really need some touch up, I am sure it will happen by the end of this term.

I managed to pick what format I needed to use. I picked the 3 columns with a heading so I can name my site. The challenging part of this, was when I tried to set up my heading. I learnt to - day that google draw is the best to use and to set the margins with 1200 so it will fit in the box perfectly. To insert a clip, it has to be on custom and type in 340x340 depending on the format I am using.

When my heading was done, I went into my 3 columns and inserted all the information that I have created with my teachers on a padlet. This was about a s…

Multi Modal

23rd August, 2017.  At DFI to-day, I learnt to use multi modals when I am planning my lessons for class. It is an opportunity for me to see that my planning can be done using these ways. This is to help my learners find their way using many options of modals. When my learners will be happy, they will enjoy to learn more. These are the thing that I have found and will use in my learning and teaching.  This post is mainly to remind me of multi modal. 
Multi Modal as well as multi text - Writing/ Books. Videos Photos/ images News articles Blogs Audio Podcasts Animations Gifs Physical experiences


At our course to-day, we concentrated on how to CREATE. It's about how I am, as a teacher hook the learner into what he/she needs to learn. It was well presented to us. This picture from the presentation have made me think of what I need to be and need to do for my learners.
I believe, I have to make sure that I have empowered myself and my students to their learning. To do this, I have to make sure that each of my learners knows what they are doing. Whatever is it that they have created, it has been obtained with the best of their ability, than I am happy with it.
I have to be creative so my learners will CREATE by combining sight, sound and motion with innovation and accuracy.MOTIVATE MY LEARNERS TO ENGAGE WITH THE CURRICULUM!!

Sharing through screen recording -

I have been trying to play around with many things that I have learnt from our learning to-day. I felt that I did not know much about google until I joined this group. This is making my life easier as a teacher, a mother and an aunty.
I have learnt that I am more confident to share with other teachers about what I create at school for my class or the school as a whole. I am very confident to do screen recording now, but I will have to warn you that my first screen recording is a learning curve for me as it is not what I have expected it to be.
I will say that screen recording is definitely a YES YES for myself and my learners. I will use it to record what I do with my kids. This is to make sure that what I intended for my learners to find is achieved and to keep it for my own use as a future learning tool. It will be easier for me to improve on my learning journey.
Everything that I have learnt to-day will be for work and my personal life. I will definitely do some work on my personal …

Google Map of our Holidays.

At our Digital Intensive Fluency, I learnt about how to use google maps as part of my journey, being a teacher. I am grateful that I have a way of tracking where I am and can do the same with my kids. I shared the place where I had my best holiday. I tracked it on the map with the other teachers that were there. With the other teachers, we all managed to use our phones to locate where our car parked and where we are travelling. This could be a way for the kids to find out what they can do and where they  have travelled with their family.

I have really enjoyed this session and seeing all these teachers with us on our trip around the world. I am looking forward for our session next week.