February 11, 2016
by msnathan

Digital Citizenship: What do you need to think about when you’re online?

Watch the video’s below and have a chat to your group what you think. Have you ever been in a situation like any of the people in these videos? Have you ever had to make any of the decisions you see being made in these videos?

In the comments, leave a message as a group. You can answer the questions above, give your thoughts on something you’ve seen or any digital citizenship tips you have. When you’re commenting, remember to include the names of all your group members and to display good digital citizenship.

August 5, 2015
by msnathan

Twitter Learning Conversation

We have started collaborating with a class at Ridgway School in Brooklyn, Wellington and it’s pretty exciting. Every Friday we’ll be doing a maths challenge at the same time while the teachers tweet out the learning and then in the middle block we’ll be having a tweet chat about literacy using the hashtag #rm278wellynz. The cool thing about using a tweet chat is that each week we’ll be able to see how we improve in our writing. Writing a tweet is a challenge as you have to get all your meaning across in only 140 characters, so you have to think carefully about what you want to say. We’ll also be learning how to question effectively and have a discussion back and forwards about each weeks topic.

For our test run we were introducing ourselves, tweeting about what book we’re currently reading, how we’re feeling about using Twitter in class and also being challenged to reply to other tweets. Each week we’ll try to identify examples of good tweeting practice to both help us get better at writing tweets but also to help us be able to self assess our writing and thinking.

If you’d like to see the whole chat, you can see it here on our Storify. Here are a few great tweets from our first chat! Why do you think I might have chosen these ones. Let me know in the comments!

March 10, 2015
by msnathan

#kidsedchatnz: Inventive Thinking, Creativity, Passion & Talent

Tomorrow we are going to be joining kids all over Aotearoa to talk about creativity, cool inventions and our passions as part of #kidsedchatnz. This will be my first time as a teacher joining in and I am super excited! I was especially excited when I saw this weeks topic as it links so well to our 100 ideas in 10 min challenge we did on Monday. Have a look at this video to see what Kid president says about how to be a good inventor to get you ready. You can also take a look at the questions we’ll be answering over on the Kidsedchat blog. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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