School holidays are finally over but to combat a slump in learning while everyone runs off to the beach, more than 2000 students across NZ have taken part in a digitally based summer school programme.
It’s in the form of a blogging programme for lower decile schools with a team of teachers and university students behind it who engage in online chat as a means of feedback.
Their feedback is typically inviting students to think more deeply and critically about the work they are doing.
With five assignments a week, it’s not light work for the students but the work is largely visually based giving the student’s pictures, links and videos that capture their interest.
Instead of taking weeks to re-engage with their learning after so much time off, these students are returning ready to learn.
Source: Seven Sharp TV One (Taitokerau Education would never call our kids dim!)