Case study - Integrated Year 9 class at Wellington High School


The background

Jane Poata is an English teacher at Wellington High School and also has an integrated class at the Year 9 level. Jane attended a series of four one hour workshops run by the TIG project coordinator at Wellington High School in March 2009. She also came to a full day workshop funded by the Wellington Loop project.

Since the workshops, Jane has been experimenting with the TakingITGlobal virtual classroom tools. Her students have submitted work via the TakingITGlobal site and have learned how to set up their own profile pages.

Jane has also used the TakingITGlobal site to make contact with a Canadian teacher. They have set up a collaborative project between their two classes based around the theme of 'Water'. In the video below, Jane shares her thoughts about this collabortive project and talks about the impact it has had both on herself as a learner and on the students in her integrated class.

The interview



Discussion examples

There are references in the video to discussions between the Canadian and New Zealand students. Below are some screen shots of these discussions.

Discussion thread topics and numbers of views and responses
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General discussion - students getting to know each other
Questions about holidays
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Questions about sport
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Questions about weather
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Curriculum discussion - is water a right or a need?
Canada
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New Zealand
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Curriculum discussion - water and culture

Canada (question posed by teacher)
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New Zealand
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Canada
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