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Life at the Boundary field trip newsletter 3 for teachers

Kia ora koutou Shelley here,

It is great to have you on board for the Life at the Boundary field trip to Napier. Alvin the LEARNZ ambassador and I are all set to go. See previous newsletters from this field trip.

Make sure students have the field trip link http://www.learnz.org.nz/naturalhazards174

1. Key dates and times

  • Monday 30 October - check devices, field trip web site and access to Adobe Connect.
  • Tuesday 31 October - Virtual Field Trip to Napier gets under way. First web conference at 9.15am on Tuesday.
  • Tuesday 31 October - Read Shelley's first diary and look at the images.
  • Wednesday 1 November - first videos online from day 1 of the Life at the Boundary field trip.
  • Friday 1 December at 4pm. Teachers submitting evaluations by this time and day are eligible for the prize draw.

2. Web Conferences and Adobe Connect

Check web conferences which features the timetable, questions, and recordings. 

  1. Go to http://connect.vln.school.nz/learnz
  2. Click Enter as guest
  3. Type your school or class name (no password needed)
  4. Click Enter Room
  5. Introduce yourself and say where you are from.
  6. Note: Some teachers allow students direct access to the live web conference because their students know how to stay on task in the chat area. Other teachers access the web conference themselves then show it on a data projector and use a shared document to gather extra questions.

3. Activities

  • Activities related to each background page assist with prior learning for the field trip.
  • Look at the planning sequence in the Resources section - good for helping you keep your class on track during the field trip.
  • With the class username and password that you set up for them on MyLEARNZ, students can access the web conferences and share their learning at home with family - more.

4. Twitter updates

Follow me @ShelleyHersey #learnztrip on Twitter during the field trip for highlights as they happen. Get involved and I’ll catch you in the Twittersphere!

5. Videos

  • During the field trip, videos with captions are uploaded to the website each morning. 
  • The first videos (from day one of the field trip) will be online Wednesday morning 1 November. 

See you all soon,

LEARNZ Field Trip Teacher

Newsletter #3