Friday, 15 March 2019

Tairawhiti DFI Day 3

Another jam packed day at the Gisborne Tairawhiti Cohort 1 2019 DFI. Today we focused on  Media and CREATE. Running workshops on YouTube videos and live streaming, Google Slides & Google Draw. There is so much possibility within the classroom with these tools, so it was a whirlwind whizzing through it all. However because of our rewindable learning (and teaching) style - we can go back to the deep dives when we need the content in more detail.

Knowing my learning style - I am definitely a doer when it comes to learning new skills. Fortunately the rewindable learning of slide decks and how to videos mean that you don't need to remember everything, as is with the technology era that we live in. You just need to remember how to find the content or information that you need. Being digitally literate is so important. Gone are the days when you needed to be able to recite the textbook, these days you need to be able to ctrl F to find the info you want fast. It's about knowing how, rather than the what

Because we following the Manaiakalani pedagogy of Learn Create Share we all had time this afternoon to create something in slides and draw to cement our new learning  from this morning, and then share these creations on our blogs. In doing so we're able to cement and put into practice our learning from the day. It's this kaupapa that we want to see for our tamariki too, allowing them opportunities to authentically create to demonstrate their learning of a new skill or topic. And what is the point of creating something without an authentic audience to share it with? Anyway - I don't want to preach to the converted. 

Have a look at our digital creations and reflections from today 


  1. Kia ora Stef,
    So many labels.. so much learning. Great to work with you and to recap so much learning. Loved that moment when we realised everyone was sooo focused and quiet. Google drawing is the bomb.


    1. Thanks Maria, I enjoyed working with you too. And yes - it was a great moment.