Friday, 22 September 2017

Digital Fluency Intensive week 9

Google Examination Level 1

Sitting the Google Level 1 Exam today, there alot of things to familiarise myself with.   Utilising the tools of Google classroom and the new site. I've learnt so much from this Professional Development.  I am very confident that these tools I've acquired will help in my teaching pedagogy and classroom planning.  Exploring the benefits of the digital classroom, encouraging 21st century work habits, organize and search gmail  to save time are just some aspects of digital learning that I will use.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Digital Fluency Intensive Week 8

 More flexibility with this site, using the button incorporating google drawing and link to colleagues sites was much easier than the original site.  Further steps are to enhance this further with setting up my class room/student sites.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Digital Fluency Intensive Week 7

Embedding a link into my teaching site.  I am very keen to practice regularly and I would definitely love to embed everything onto my site so it is finished.  Acquiring these skills to set up my site has enhanced my digital skills and confidence.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Digital Fluency Intensive Week 6

Reflection on setting up a site for 'Standards for the Teaching Profession'.
Next process to add links to all appraisal documents etc.  Storage and access to documents which will ideally be linked to the subject site.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Digital Fluency Intensive Week 5

 Setting up a site from the beginning provided greater depth. It gave me greater understanding of how to set a site up digitally with the digital tools required. More confidence in site management and basically this will enable me to go back to my original site and tidy parts of my subject site. Adding other addresses to my blog was useful to gain feedback from collegaues.

Digital Fluency Intensive week 4

Learning to upload work onto the site, calendar, netbook and i pad.  I will adapt this more into my teaching as I teach Visual Arts and would love to know how to utilise all devices for the purpose of uploading visual images for the purpose of sharing within a classroom context.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Digital Fluency Intensive Week 3

The 3rd week of Digital Fluency Intensive, was a reflection on the following apps of quick time player, google hangouts, calendars and gmail.
Our group of three consisted of myself, Akesa and Henry, we utilised google hang out, quick time recording for our video and google calendar to communicate digitally and achieve this with the help of Gerhard and Matt.

A post by Vaifoa was the starting point of the discussion and questions were provided.

There are signs of learner agency where the student has reflected on their learning. Exploring techniques and utilising their own visual images. A wide scope for the student to choose images of their choice relating to local environment, symbols, patterns, images of family and friends.
Gathering visual images to develop leading up to final design on their woodblock. Students had to consider 3 elements of composition: Foreground, mid ground and background so that they may therefore get their perspective composition correct with their visual images.

Creativity to enable critique of artworks and understanding of why artworks empower strong sense of personal identity? To explore the imaginative mindsets of young students.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Digital Fluency Intensive Week 2

Week 2 of Digital Fluency Intensive has been really interesting. It has been so beneficial gaining understanding in using google maps, teacher dashboard and google forms. I feel more confident about using these digital tools to enhance my teaching within the classroom and my profession.
I feel confident that I can create google forms and ensure feedback is provided from students.
Also the use of excel spreadsheet to adapt towards my teaching planning and tracking student progress.
Using google maps in a different way linking it to google forms.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Digital Fluency Intensive Week 1

Week 1 of Digital Fluency Intensive has increased my awareness of gmail, google documents etc.
Innovative ways of teaching my subject area.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Traditional Tattooing

Traditional Tattooing.

Incorporating the use of traditional symbols within Art images encourages the base for whakapapa and linkage to ancestors.
Though some people seem to disagree because the traditional methods of tattooing are slowly fading.

Samoan Tattooing

Pacific Tattoos/ designs

Contemporary tattoo designs incorporating other cultural motifs.