Monday, December 19, 2016
Need some inspiration to get through this paperless classroom thing?
Shelley McKay is teaching French at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls and I can confirm that she is someone we need to spend more time getting to know. Shelley established her own inquiry learning project in 2016 researching and implementing a paperless classroom and has worked through it in detail and with roaring success. I know Shelley would tell us that this is still a work in progress and all of those things that modest people say, nonetheless I encourage you to put aside some time this Summer and read through Shelley's blog to discover her progress on going paperless in a languages classroom.
I know there is a lot of emphasis going on in schools in using technology in the class and perhaps not as much support for the practicalities of that. Shelley reflects on her journey in making this transition and while she herself and her students ask some pretty tough questions it is refreshing to read the positive potential solutions to the hurdles as they arise.
Those of you in Hamilton, Auckland and Bay of Plenty could meet Shelley in a full day workshop to be held in February 2017 in Hamtilon. Watch this space for more details. Anyone outside of these regions could contact Shelley with your questions via her blog.
Keep up the brilliant work people, we have a lot of young people to inspire!