Friday, 12 February 2016
Digital Immersion - day 1
Today was the first day of the Digital Immersion part of the MDTA programme. It is based at the University of Auckland Tamaki Campus in St Johns, Auckland. As I was at the MIT Campus in Otara for my BEd, its exciting to have another new place to learn, study and make home.
We started our day with a breakfast at the university cafe, and then proceeded up to our class. We started with discussing how our classes/schools/mentors are going, and it was refreshing to know we all chose the same or similar keywords to describe our experiences.
Relationships - Communication - Engagement - Enthusiasm
Throughout the day, we learnt new things about using Google Drive, and specifically Google Docs in order to prepare us for our digital classes this year.
A lot of it we already knew as some-what tech savvy young adults, but you don't know what you don't know so its always good to review.
Towards the end of the day, we made Google Drawings to represent our personal reflections for the days learning. Here is mine -
It reflects one thing that has stuck with me all day. We are here to learn and become digital teaching experts, but we also need to teach others the things we learn along the way. This relates to the concept of Ako, which means to teach and learn together.