Innes Kennard
E-LEARNING, LITERACY, NUMERACY
Innes is a schools’ adviser in rural Wairarapa, part of the VUW College of Education team. Most of his teaching has been in rural areas, places as diverse as Eketahuna and Dunsandel and he enjoys getting into the classroom on a regular basis. He has had extensive involvement in the use of technologies in and around the classroom over many years and is constantly intrigued by the relationship between learning, thinking and ICTs. He enjoys poetry and mathematics and is especially fond of Jill and their two ‘digital native’ children and rather fond of cats, chardonnay and crayfish. When not involved in the above he can be found on the golf course.

Workshops

Literacy and ICT in the first 3 years.
The major focus of the day will be on the use of applications such as the word processor (Word or equivalent), painting (KidPix, Art Rage or Paint) and presentation (Powerpoint or Keynote) software to enhance and extend the reading and writing programmes. Activities will be introduced and examined within a classroom learning context and participants will be expected to work through a range of practical exercises during the day. These will include:
Developing junior story books
Word jigsaws – reading for meaning
Electronic cloze
Fingerwriting
Extending the alphabet / colours
Using callouts
Circle stories
Digital learning objects
Tables for teachers
A variety of teacher strategies will be included that will support computer and classroom management and participants will be encouraged to trial these ready for immediate transference back in the classroom.
Teachers are expected to bring their laptops (with all cables), appropriate software, digital cameras and a range of images that they can use during the day.

Literacy and ICT in the Year 5-8 classroom.
Participants will use the word processor to investigate, interrogate and manipulate text. A range of reading and writing classroom approaches will be explored with a significant level of participant involvement in the processes! These will include:
A range of spelling / thesaurus activities
Collaborative story writing
Twist a plots
Jigsaw stories
Extending cloze
Using callouts
Web 2.0 tools for literacy.
Using digital text
Fancy text – no clip art.
Quality editing for quality conferencing

A variety of teacher strategies will be included that will support computer and classroom management and participants will be encouraged to trial these ready for immediate transference back in the classroom.
Teachers are expected to bring their laptops (with all cables), appropriate software, digital cameras and a range of images that they can use during the day.

Powerful and Purposeful Presenting of Learning.
This session will explore ways in which children can explore, celebrate and share their learning. Presentation packages (Powerpoint or Keynote) will form the basis for the day. Participants will develop learning stories that will incorporate drawn and photographed images, material from other sources and applications and the use of internal and external links. Ideas to be covered include:
Story books for the young and not so young
Adding to images - exploring links
The portfolio process will be explored.
Movie and animation options
Self managing maths
Linking to and from other applications

Participants will be involved in a range of collaborative challenges during the day. Files will be developed for use back in the classroom.
Teachers are expected to bring their laptops (with all cables), appropriate software and a range of images that they can use during the day.

Push Think – Exercise the mind
Participants will use Inspiration 8 as a vehicle for investigating, guiding and nudging thinking processes. A blend of thinking strategies and digital approaches will provide teachers with frameworks within which they can support student inquiry, provide students with supportive frameworks in developing thinking and explore the tools that make Inspiration an essential classroom application. Key features such as notes, sound and hyperlinking will be introduced as part of the development of a blended learning environment.
Teachers are expected to bring their laptops (with all cables)digital cameras and a range of images that they can use during the day. Teachers must either have a copy of Inspiration 8 or a copy of the 30 day trial (see Inspiration on Software for Learning) loaded on their laptops.

KidPix to the Maxx
The end of this day will see teachers sharing a fully featured multimedia extravaganza using an application many see as something for the little kids. Anything that allows little kids to explore powerful ideas (with a bit of big kid help) has to be good – come and have fun. Participants will delve into all of the obvious, and some of the hidden recesses of KidPix for OSX. This will include the use of sound, music, photos, drawing tools and movies all within KidPix. Participants will design and produce personalised presentation materials, explore curriculum links along with links to the wider world. Digital story telling and animation techniques will also be covered.

Teachers are expected to bring their laptops (with all cables), appropriate software, digital cameras and a range of images that they can use during the day. All Mac TELA laptops come with KidPix OSX – unfortunately the same level of power in not available on the PC. Many of the approaches however are transferable to either KidPix on the PC or other applications.





Mini workshops
These are designed around a narrower focus and take either one and a half or two hours – costed accordingly based on hourly rate. These could be offered following a full day session as a late afternoon after school option starting at 4.00. While the primary focus is to share interesting ideas (not all around ICT) it is hoped that they will also provide both centres and myself with an additional income generating option. On the whole these will be targeted at Years 4 – 8.

Doing it with Dots – Dice and Dominoes
This highly interactive workshop will explore a wide range of maths activities using dice and dominoes. Aimed at middle school and above participants will go away with things they can use the following day. These will include games, maths examinations, wonderings and links to various parts of the maths curriculum. Along the way they will learn a lot about the attributes of these intriguing little critters. All activities will be supported by notes.


Nimble Numbers
This workshop uses numbers and arrays to explore mathematical processes, number relationships and patterns. Participants will work within and outside the square looking at patterns and puzzles that extend mathematical reasoning and challenge learners in a range of practical ways. We will be taking numbers beyond 100! All activities will be supported by notes.

Spreading out
This workshop will take the spreadsheet beyond graphs and budgets, introducing it as a manipulative and explorative tool that can link into other parts of the maths programme. Participants will look at an exploration of basic facts, an extension of number sequences, build the biggest dice in the world, fractions and pies
Teachers should bring their TELA laptops to this session.

Computer Art
While the vehicle used for this session will be KidPix all of the activities are transferable to other paint applications such as Art Rage (see Software for Learning for special educational pricing). Activities will explore colour, shape and line in developing art ideas. The use of images and patterns to replace clip art will be covered along with ideas for animated art. The work of artists such as Mondrian, Hockney and Warhol will be introduced.(all levels)
Teachers should bring their TELA laptops with KidPix (Mac or PC), Paint or Art Rage to this session.






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