Engaging with students and experts internationally Collaborative learning inquiry project
Rebecca Beard & Tiina Hufton: Year 9 History and the Centenary of the ANZACS
Year 9 History embarked on an excursion to the George St Apple store to learn about the app iMovie. In using this app, students were paired with Year 6 students to create an iMovie using sources provided by the Maritime Museum to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary.
Lizzie Padgett: Year 8 English and "Urban Poetry"
Using email exchanges between two world-famous poets, Sarah Kay and Harry Baker, who are based in New York and London, respetively, students had to email these poets asking for advice on their own poetry they had composed. The poets then gave feedback on their compositions, which students then needed to include in their final product.
Georgina Crouch: Year 9 Geography linking with the Dubbo Community
Using the tool Padlet, students wrote about what gives their suburb a sense of community and what they enjoyed doing on the weekend (the unit was based around the topic of communities). They were encouraged to explore the differences between their own context and that of students living in Dubbo.
Dominique Haynes: Year 7 Mandarin and The Language Learning Space
Using Skype students interacted with a native speaking Chinese tutor in Beijing, China. The tutor was found through The Language Learning Space, a government funded initiative for Asian language teachers that provides free tutoring services to teachers and students in Australia. The lesson focused on tones, pinyin and saying your nationality.