Digital Immersion



Following a successful year of digital learning in 2014, we have established digital immersion classes for our students in Years 4, 5 and 6. 

This involves implementing a new way of teaching and learning, focussing on Learn, Create, Share using Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education. 

You can take a look at what our ScottKilleen and Setoga 
learners are up to their class sites and blogs. 

We have noticed huge gains in collaboration, engagement and attendance. Students can continue their learning at home after school, during weekends and holidays because they have access to all of their learning.  

We are also excited to be part of Ako Hiko. Ako Hiko is a cluster of eight schools in Mt Roskill set up to accelerate student achievement through equitable digital learning access. 

Ako Hiko follows the model of, and is supported by, the Manaiakalani Education Trust in Pt England.

Through the Ako Hiko Trust families purchase the Chromebooks that the students use in class. They pay a small deposit, then make weekly payments to the Trust. Once all of the payments are made (over a 1 - 3 year period) the device is owned by the family and our students can take their Chromebook on to use for their learning at intermediate and high school. With NCEA exams going online within five years, it is very important we give our students the skills they need to reach their potential in a modern world.

The big advantage of the Ako Hiko scheme over Bring Your Own Device schemes at other schools is that families don't have to pay for the device all at once, and insurance and technical support are available. 

Here is a sample of our student blogs. Click on the image to take a look.

http://hpsnikolair.blogspot.co.nz/


http://hpsshreyar.blogspot.co.nz/
http://hpsalaskahv.blogspot.co.nz/