Matt is a Year 13 student at Wairarapa College. He has low vision and in this video describes how he makes school work for him. He reflects on his use of technology, effective partnerships with teachers, and the need for self-advocacy skills and a sense of humour.
Year 12 and 13 students work together to produce the magazine, which is online and produced in print once a year, and in the process gain NCEA credits for art history, English, media studies, and visual arts.
At Tawa College, digital technologies teacher Sarah Ellix created a brief for Year 12 students that met the requirements for both the competition and NCEA achievement standards. A trio in her class produced a website about drug driving. This was used to fuel class discussions on the issue.
Teaching Samoan via video conference: Lalaosalafai Tu’ua teaches at Southern Cross Campus in Mangere. He describes his experience of using video conferencing to teach Samoan at NCEA Level 3 and the opportunities this technology provides for students who would otherwise be unable to access this learning.
Creating a blogger blog: Engaging students in the writing process for English at Epsom Girls Grammar
Matt is a Year 13 student at Wairarapa College. In this video Matt, who has low vision, describes how, with technology and the help of friends, he accesses and participates in the curriculum alongside his peers.
e-Learning leader Carla Joint talks about the benefits of technology in learning language. It has enabled students to work at their own pace, direct their learning, use authentic material, and communicate with overseas students.
Impact project: Miranda Makin, Deputy Principal Albany Senior High School, describes how technologies have enabled students engaged in the Impact Project to take their learning beyond the school and engage with experts to find information and share their learning. She explains, "The purpose of e-learning for us was not to adopt tools per se but to look at the opportunities that these tools afforded to collaborate online and to get feedback."