Over the past week or so our students have spent a considerable amount of time taking our first Skype steps online. We've made contact with Appleby School in Nelson, and helped them with their Mihi work. Today in class one of the school Deputy Principals Mr Barlett stopped by and we were able to show him what we were up to, and he was able to help out as well!
A Mihi, for those of you who don't know is a Maori introduction or greeting. In this instance Allanhk's Class have all learnt their Mihi and our class is helping them by checking the pronunciation. What's great about it, apart from the networking, is its allowing our students to share knowledge with students within New Zealand. Room 8 students who are participating in this are really enjoying the mentoring role and were really grateful for the opportunity!
If your online and your class would be interested in collaborating or communicating please just drop us a line!