This website is about sharing what is going on in the Grass Roots Initiative, and the people involved.
My name is Kerri Thompson and I am a Year 7 teacher at Tamatea Intermediate in Napier. #NZreadaloud is a connected literacy initiative modelled on The Global Read Aloud (GRA). The purpose is to focus on New Zealand authors writing New Zealand stories with a mission of “One book to connect Kiwi kids”. Having involved … Continue reading #NZreadaloud
At the Lower Mataura Valley Community of Learning we are looking at connecting together our students from across our schools through a shared digital platform. We have five schools, four primary and one College. Our schools are rural or semi rural. Being separated by distance is now not a barrier through digital technology and we … Continue reading Empowering and Connecting
We are interested in how Seesaw, a ‘student driven digital portfolio’, can help increase whanau engagement and give our Year 1-3 students at Park Estate School an authentic audience for their learning. Seesaw is a digital tool students, teachers and whanau can use to document and share learning, talk about learning and identify the next … Continue reading Strengthening learning partnerships with whanau via digital learning journals
My project is designed to support all the writers in my Year 4 class. The students can use the learning tools in a variety of ways to support their writing. The Learning Tools has an immersive reader will be used so the children can listen to their own writing to hear the audio cues about … Continue reading OneNote Learning Tools supporting our writers – Georgina Howell Opaheke Primary School