Sunday, December 16, 2012

Year 8 Leavers movie - Well Done Te Motu

I have really enjoyed my class this year. They are a dynamic group as you can see. Their individuality shows and is celebrated in this exciting movie we created to conclude a wonderful year.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Caines Arcade

This is a magical story. Self- directed learning stepping outside the classroom and the curriculum and watching the amazing result. If you stick with it you will see the power of the social network. What a wonderful guy and gift to Caine, making his project so purposeful.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Creative writing using wonderful artworks

This excellent website is brilliant at motivating writers. Using the pictures you can construct some fantastic illustrated stories.

It's so easy.

Start a story...

Select the artist
Select your pictures and start writing.

Take a Story bird tour

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Music composition website. Have fun!

Make music on the isle of tune!

I pod touch translator

Think of the potential here. When the words convert to sound after translation.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Shaun Tan 'The lost Thing Trailer'

One of my favourite picture books has been made into a short film. 'Awesome!'
A couple of years ago I got the chance to do a day workshop with Shaun Tan. I love his artwork and amazing books.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Importance of creativity

I really enjoyed this clip. It made me feel good about what students at Muritai get from a day, week or year at school. The opportunities, the activities the inquiries which excite and motivate rather than push.

It highlights the importance of creative approaches to teaching and how important it is to encourage creativity.