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Helen Rennie-Younger

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  • learning@school Rotorua New Zealand February 2008 elearning and Inquiry Learning in a Junior Classroom Helen Rennie-Younger Northcote Primary school Fiona Grant Central North Shore ICT PD cluster learning@school Shaping teaching and learning in the 21st century Ko te whenu hou te tau
  • Room Three Year 0/1
  • 2006 School wide theme: Treasures Pounamu Creating a treasure Kiwi forever Our grandparents
  • 2007 School wide theme: Windows ‘Cool schools’ Rain on the window Water goes around Colour The Tangata Whenua
  • ‘The Kiwi’ Room Three Digital diary 2006
  • Tuning In What do you know ? What questions do you have ? How could you find information out?
  • We shared all the things we knew about the kiwi We sorted all the facts we knew into a Y chart
  • We had some question’s How big are Why do Kiwis kiwi eggs ? Where do have such they live ? long beaks ? Why do they have little wings? Why do they What do they look for food eat ? at night time ?
  • To find answers Look in books Ask ‘experts’ to our questions we decided we needed to Go to the museum or the zoo Look on the internet
  • We decided to find answers to some of our questions How big are kiwi eggs ?
  • We found a book that showed us the actual size of a kiwi egg. We used this to compared the size of the kiwi egg with things in our classroom
  • Taiga found that Shea found that the egg was the the egg was the same size as a size of his hand. piece of mobilo.
  • We compared the kiwi egg to a hen’s egg. A Kiwi’s egg is 6 times bigger than a hen’s egg.
  • Shea thought it would be a good idea to show the size of the kiwi’s egg with play dough. Wow !
  • We looked on the internet and watched a video of an kiwi hatching from its egg.It was so interesting we watched it twice!!!!!.
  • We decided to present what we’d learnt about the size of a kiwi’s egg on our classroom wall.
  • We decided to answer another question Where do Kiwi’s live ?
  • To find the answer to bo oks our question we d at lo oke watched a video and …….. …
  • We found out that……………. Where they Kiwi’s live in live is called Kiwi’s live on New Zealand their habitat the forest floor Kiwi’s live in the forest.
  • We made a display of the kiwi’s habitat in our classroom Kiwi burrow egg Leaf litter
  • We also made a class Y chart which answered some of the other questions we had about the Kiwi eg what they ate and why they had a long beak
  • Finding out What would you like to learn more about ? Do you have any new questions?
  • http://www.kcc.org.nz/birds/kiwi.asp We found out the kiwi was endangered and we wanted to know why ?
  • Sorting out What have you learnt ? How will you record this information ?
  • We found out that the kiwi is killed by ……
  • We passed the Kiwi around and shared how we felt … mad cross sad angry
  • I feel sad because the kiwi I feel angry is getting killed when possum traps are on the forest floor I feel angry when people take their I feel angry dogs into the because the kiwi forest will be gone for good
  • Going Further What would you like to learn more about? Why ?
  • We looked at an Interactive book on the Kiwi Recovery website about 006 the kiwi chick…… ……and found out that people are helping the kiwi.
  • http://www.savethekiwi.org.nz/KiwiClassroom/SniffsStories/nesteggmiracle.htm
  • To show how ‘006’ was helped by people who care about kiwis we organised all the photos we had of ‘006 ’
  • We put them in order from when the egg was taken from the bush y ecover Bird R to the … Centre… where it hatche d and when ‘006’ was ‘006’ th e chick released on was loo ked after t Limestone Island o……. a kiwi reserve
  • We looked at some other photos of people helping the Kiwi.
  • To fix the egg they put nail polish on it. This keeps the germs out of the egg. To help the kiwi a transmitter is put . They take the egg on the leg to track the kiwi in the forest. We wrote about what we saw in the photos They look at the egg with a torch to see if it is growing
  • When we ran the school assembly we shared some of the things we had learnt about the kiwi and the ways people are helping to save them.
  • We sent Perky the pukeko our Northcote Primary ambassador on a virtual field trip with Audrie the learnz teacher. Perky Audrie
  • We all got to cuddle him before he went on his trip.
  • Every day for a week we met with rooms 1 and 2 to look at the pictures and videos of Perky’s trip with Audrie
  • We watched them find Jack a male kiwi and his burrow We saw how they marked a trail to it so they could find it when it was dark
  • We watched them go back at night time and lift Jacks eggs from his burrow They wrapped the egg very carefully and put it in a box with a hot water bottle
  • We also got to see inside Jack’s burrow it was full of dry leaves and feathers.
  • The next day we saw a video of Audrie taking Jacks eggs to the Rainbow Springs hatchery in Rotorua where they candled each egg and found only one of the eggs was viable.
  • They took the photo of this kiwi that had hatched in the morning.
  • The next day they went to Warrenheip reserve, which is surrounded by a pest proof fence. The rangers caught a young kiwi called Cassidy for a health check.
  • They showed us where Cassidy’s ear opening is just behind her eye They measured her bill and weighed her.
  • Then they changed Cassidy’s transmitter to her other leg.
  • We really enjoyed watching the videos so we watched them again in our classroom.
  • Throughout the week we received emails and photos of Perky and we……..
  • sent him emails to tell him how much we enjoyed getting the daily photos and videos.
  • Reflection What is the most significant interesting thing you have learnt?
  • We decided that one way we could help the Kiwi was by raising some money for the Bank of New Zealand operation Nest Egg programme so… tu r es ul pic au t if w be re w e d ll se to
  • Action What have you learnt that you can use in your everyday life ? How can you apply this knowledge in every day life
  • Every class in the Kowhai team put their art work in the hall to sell
  • Room 2 Room 7 Room 1 Room 3
  • Room 5 Room 10 Room 6
  • We raised over $350 and presented it to representatives of the BNZ kiwi recovery trust.
  • Perky returned to school on the last day of the term. We were pleased to see him back. We look forward to sending him off on another adventure next year!
  • The end
  • Digital diary using a blog http://northcote3.blogspot.com
  • Lyn Kriegler