Here is Katie's Class Site
Here is Katies Class Blog
It was only a short time we got to speak to each other but we knew what our challenges were and we were relieved to find someone else trying to achieve similar goals - raising student achievement for Māori learners through increased cultural visibility in the classroom, curriculum delivery and - for us, being in digital immersion classrooms, cultural visibility in the digital space as well.
We have started very simply this week by asking our students to write comments to each other in Te Reo Māori and in English.
The hunch or hypothesis is that students will be further engaged into their blogging with their authentic audience growing, that they will see others using Te Reo and see it's relevance of use in the outside world beyond the classroom.
Here are some examples of our starting comments but we hope to build on our reo and comments soon!