Auroa Primary School
Auroa, South Taranaki
“0 to 120 in six weeks…”
Going online, going all in. From
seven class Edublogs to 120
individual and class blogs…
The BOT and Principal wanted to
make a shift in Pedagogy. Our goal
was to have students connecting
and collaboration locally and
globally. The school had class
(edu) blogs in the past these were
of limited success.
Shift in Pedagogy and
Investment in IT from the
Goal: To have the students
collaborating locally and
Now: All Students 4-8 have individual blogs, all
classes have blogs.
Teachers using blogger and Hapara Dashboard.
Two intensive days of PD with staff in holidays, ongoing
support and having all the students start at once has
created student driven learning.
Communication and feedback greatly improving greatly.
Students able to network with
overseas students and classes.
Students are engaged and
publishing and working
In six weeks we’ve had
over four hundred posts
and 20,000 page views of
Students are driving the learning supporting each
other and moving learning forward. Build a successful
learning community from within.
Further Developing Ideas for Collaboration:
Global Blogging Challenge:
Edublog Blogging Challenge
Where to next:
- Staff and students to reflect on this ongoing process
- Using Tumblr, Twitter and Blogs to reflect on professional learning
- Staff continuing to develop and build skills and share
- Continue to collaborate and build on the success we’ve already had
For Further Information:
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