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Avatar of grantrolls I am a Grade Three teacher hailing from New Zealand. I am looking to really broaden my understanding and use of tech in the classroom in an authentic non intrusive way. For me, assimilation is so important for it to work seamlessly.

Feedback and Word Study

April 14, 2014

I decided to assess if quality feedback (as suggested by Hattie & Timperley 2007) affected word study achievement and confidence in an action research model. Below are links to my findings and well as a summative presentation. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/106HqGJtvcQCP7Uf52tjNOVdK6o6R44AXap4jTlwRUic/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000    
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Video as a Viable Instruction Method

February 9, 2014
Video as a Viable Instruction Method

    Video is a wonderful tool for learning and discovery in a wide range of content areas within school and outside of it. Some of the benefits with video has been the increase in streaming options, the quality of lower resolution files and speed of bandwidth that have enabled a massive growth for...
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Thinking 30′

January 17, 2014

“Thinking 30″ A little bit of a corny title but the kids like it. Last year I tried to slot in some time for individual passions, things the kids wanted to explore. For some it worked well, for others it really seemed a lost moment.  I also didn’t honour the time as I should...
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