Monday, October 5, 2015

ICT Cluster Meeting Mangere East Thursday 10 September 2015

ICT Cluster Meeting Mangere East Thursday 10 September 2015

Anthony gave us an overview of Mangere East’s ICT journey, and how this is constantly evolving

This led to a discussion on various cloud based options, and experiences from other teachers present.

Steve Voisey from TTS:
Gave a presentation of the SAMR model and how technology should enhance it, by adding more capability to do things differently and creatively, and to collaboratively engage in higher thinking skills:

Substitution - Device acts as a direct substitute with no functional change

Augmentation - Device acts as a direct tool substitute with functional improvement

Modification - technology allows for significant redesign

Redefinition - Technology allows for creation of new tasks previously inconceivable

As we go forward in SAMR there is more creation and more collaboration.

We ended with mixed discussion soon after 5pm.

Thanks to Anthony and Mangere East school for hosting and providing a tasty afternoon tea.

Our next meeting will be in Week 3 of Term 4 at Papatoetoe Intermediate.  This is a new school to our group as they have expressed in the things we are doing, and are keen to join our meetings.  More details later.

ICT Cluster Meeting Manurewa Central 6/8/15

ICT Cluster Meeting Manurewa Central 6/8/15

Issues or frustrations:
*Breakages - iPads - screens, updates
*teachers not using initiative - one solution is a problem solving sheet - Steve to put on Google Docs
*lack of computers for student use, when using Google Docs
*using iPads for Google Docs (not ideal) - solution: use Chromebooks
*Computers in homes program (Finlayson Park)
* using iPads for things they are best at - hands on apps for juniors, Explain Everything, photos, video and evaluation, portability, etc.
*Websites - wix - build your own web site, Google,

Getting Staff on board:
ICT Staff meeting - at least one per term
Syndicate Meetings - have ICT bites - short presentations
Teacher mentoring
Barriers - time constraints, lack of confidence,
Teacher inquiry - e learning component - staff choose an ICT aspect as a goal or next learning step.

Bring back Smackdowns to our meetings - short sharp presentations 2 mins max each
A speaker next meeting:
Possible topics:
*Google Workspace -
Also would like people's suggestions re storage, security and necessary add ons when introducing devices please.

Next meeting - Week 8 Thursday: 10 September - Host school to be announced