Kia Ora koutou,

This week we've been preparing ourselves for all the numerous assessments the students will be taking part in this term.  Today room 5 are sitting their e-asTTle writing assessment.  I'm hoping our inquiry topic of the global plastic pollution problem we all face has prepared them for this terms prompt -

"Write to describe one environmental problem and explain what people do to reduce its impact on the planet".

Digital technologies have definitely transformed the way lessons are delivered.  My target students who were adverse to writing, have now found a passion for sharing their thinking and learning.  They are keen to blog!  More importantly, while others are quickly typing away, a skill they don’t yet have - they’re using the voice typing tool found within the documents platform to support them.  Is this cheating though?  I’m quite curious to hear your thoughts….


Hei aha - to all teachers and students throughout Aotearoa.  Room 5 and I wish you well.

Nga mihi

Na Whaea Gaylene