"... technology is not the focus of the learning, but it provides an essential vehicle for getting to the destination ...The inquiry - what the student wants to learn - provides the fuel for the vehicle. Without fuel the vehicle is useless."
Owens, Hester & Teale, 2002
Some good ICT resources include:
http://littlebirdtales.com / - draw a picture, insert oral commentary
Peers - beware putting together two peers of dissimilar abilities
Class discussions - teacher scribe
Older students - readers/scribes
Inquiry-based learning ... provides a perfect context for the Participating and Contributing competencies.
Awesome ICT with Juniors Jess Hardly - Waihi Beach School
Kid's 100 Awesome Things
"Neil Pasricha started a blog and it is now a book. His webpage counts down the 1000, awesome things."
Neil Pasricha you tube
– Email message –
“ Over the summer our teacher read your book , now Room 10 at Waihi Beach School are creating the Kids 100 Awesome Things. The kids make suggestions, then vote for the most awesome idea. Miss Hardley our teacher types like a maniac as we talk, then we check and edit her typing.