MADE Awards entries closed and we have entered 40 stunning examples of learning with digital technologies across all 8 categories, fingers crossed our students will be recognised by Judges as finalists for this years event. We set our standards very high and each year our students lift that expectation even higher, especially this years entries using the Keynote line animation. Finalists are announced October 19th.
This month I hosted a school visit from the Principal and leading e-Learning teacher from Douglas Park School in Masterton.
Meredith Bean, Dan Partridge and I hosted an Apple Classroom and Classwork PD session for our whole staff to answer questions and challenge ongoing practises. Both Dan and I were thankful that we could answer all questions and problem solve on the spot (we found that the connection between Zulu and ASM had created a couple of issues when teachers were trying to deliver 'handouts' to students). Our staff are always excepting of taking on new challenges and change and having support from the Apple staff is invaluable - especially at the moment when we appear to be the only school in NZ using this ecosystem school wide. Solving the problem of pushing out multitouch books to student devices will be my next challenge, so far no one has answers for us.