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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Comments for Teachers #4

The final teacher's blog I was assigned to comment on belongs to Mrs. Dorothy Burt. The first post I commented on was titled, Netbook Handover. Mrs. Burt is the facilitator of the Manaiakalani Cluster of schools in New Zealand. She is based at Pt. England School. Room 19 and Room 20 were given the opportunity to have control of their own individual Netbooks after agreeing to the rules and regulations. After each student in these two classes is provided with personal use of a Netbook for a certain amount of time in order to deal with the "teething issues", the Netbooks are expected to spread to multiple schools. The first students with access to the Netbooks will be expected to be mentors to the students given a Notebook in the future. I think it is a great addition which will open up more opportunities to the students and teach them responsibility values.

The second post I commented on was, Wireless Connection. Mrs. Burt took pictures of the actual encounter of the wireless connection going up between two of the Manaiakalani Cluster of schools. She was excited to actually see it happening for herself. I know this will make a big difference in the social networking and progress in the students in Pt. England.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tara, Thanks very much for your interest in our netbook project. It has taken off this year and we currently have about 600 kids involved and are moving to add another 100 in the next 12 months.

    All the best for your teaching career