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Monday, January 24

  1. msg How can I become a good writer message posted How can I become a good writer aha woodside is such a fantastic town steeped in history oho i will get better with my wikis!!!…
    How can I become a good writer
    aha woodside is such a fantastic town steeped in history

    oho i will get better with my wikis!!!!

    Teachers and students work together to develop guidelines for a strong writing program
    class discussion on what makes a good writer
    2:33 pm
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  3. msg Day 1 message posted Day 1 Exploring Woodside was great. I really enjoy the historical aspect of it. I found it very frust…
    Day 1
    Exploring Woodside was great. I really enjoy the historical aspect of it.

    I found it very frustrating that I haven't been able to view any of the movie clips yet except for a bit of Sam's, because of computer trouble initially, then because it simply takes forever. At 4.30 yesterday, with about 1/3 downloaded, I gave up. The computer at home is no better.
    1:42 pm
  4. msg Ah ah and oh oh message posted Ah ah and oh oh Aha moment: Yesterday confirmed to me the importance of "people" as a resource. I learnt…
    Ah ah and oh oh
    Aha moment: Yesterday confirmed to me the importance of "people" as a resource. I learnt a lot more as Kathy and Ros knew so much about the local history.

    Oh oh moment: I posted a wikki at home last night and couldn't find it this morning. Where did it go????
    1:25 pm
  5. msg Comments from Inquiry in mathematics - early childhood students message posted Comments from Inquiry in mathematics - early childhood students After my daughter helped me make the video work, I watched a session on a Reception class working w…
    Comments from Inquiry in mathematics - early childhood students
    After my daughter helped me make the video work, I watched a session on a Reception class working with shapes. The class was set up so that the children could choose a shape station to go to with a set task. The teacher facilitated the inquiry by going around to individuals and questioned them to help them make connections. The teacher scribed their findings eg what does a cube look like?
    At the end of the session the teacher asked What did you learn in your maths time today?

    This video showed me the importance of play, questioning, thinking and reflecting. I'm able to put some of these tasks to practice in my next maths unit.
    1:22 pm
  6. msg Testing message posted Testing I posted a wiki last night and I'm just wondering if it worked.
    Testing
    I posted a wiki last night and I'm just wondering if it worked.
    1:11 pm
  7. msg Video Clip Frustration message posted Video Clip Frustration I have tried to watch 3 of these clips both at school and at home and after waiting for an hour to …
    Video Clip Frustration
    I have tried to watch 3 of these clips both at school and at home and after waiting for an hour to view them I have given up. I know Sam has one that he successfully downloaded at school that I may have to watch in the morning!

    Sorry Tori, I have tried.
    2:58 am
  8. msg Aha and Oh Oh message posted Aha and Oh Oh Regarding your A Ha... it is great knowing you have moved forward with your learning. Often that k…
    Aha and Oh Oh
    Regarding your A Ha... it is great knowing you have moved forward with your learning. Often that knowledge only comes retrospectively. Keep going.
    1:07 am

Sunday, January 23

  1. msg Inquiry in Mathematics message posted Inquiry in Mathematics I viewed the Inquiry in Mathematics video and found it interesting to view the different activities…
    Inquiry in Mathematics
    I viewed the Inquiry in Mathematics video and found it interesting to view the different activities students were involved in from Reception to Year 4. I found out about some fantastic learning experiences like 'Roll the dice' and 'Rock around the clock'.

    My aha aha moment today was when we spoke about students driving the Inquiry. I really enjoyed learning about the questioning aspect of Inquiry based learning. As teachers we need to be prepared and organised as much as possible to help the students relate their own questions to their own experiences.

    My oho oho NO moment was thinking about how amazing some of these units could really be, but then realising there are only 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week.

    Until next time Wiki :)
    9:52 pm
  2. msg Aha and Oh Oh message posted Aha and Oh Oh My Aha is that I was aware of much of the information in the readings and that it reinforced that I…
    Aha and Oh Oh
    My Aha is that I was aware of much of the information in the readings and that it reinforced that I know more than I think.

    My Oh Oh is that my holidays are finished and that I now have to start working.
    9:36 pm

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