Learning through the holidays: Hapara Workspace holiday contest

Posted by Erin Harding on Nov 28, 2017 1:12:01 PM

December is almost upon us, and with it comes a slew of holidays and distractions. But fear not! The holiday frenzy doesn’t mean you have to lose out on valuable learning time. Holiday themed lessons are a great way to channel learners’ excitement and energy while still working on building key skills.

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How to create interactive AVID e-binders using Hapara and G Suite

Posted by Randy Fairfield on Nov 22, 2017 6:43:06 AM

This post originally appeared on Randy Fairfield's blog, Mr EdTech. You can read the original post here.

If you’re an AVID school that’s gone or is going 1:1 and is using Hapara and Google Apps for Education, check out this brief tutorial I created on how you could create eBinders at your school! Having eBinders either replace or supplement traditional binders can be a great way to teach students the digital organizational skills they will need to be successful in a 21st-century economy.

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Topics: Google Apps for Education, Hapara,, G Suite, AVID

Helping elementary learners build digital skills with G Suite and Hapara

Posted by Julien Daher on Oct 30, 2017 10:18:17 AM

We’re in a changing world. Kids are privy to technology as soon as their fine motor skills are well enough developed to “tap” an app on a tablet or iPad. As educators, it is our duty to leverage digital in a manner that supports student success and confidence.

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Topics: Digital Adoption, Elementary Education,, Google,, G Suite, Elementary

Resources for National Day on Writing

Posted by Erin Harding on Oct 18, 2017 8:13:19 AM

Writing is one of those amazing things that when a student asks, “Why do we have to learn this?” it’s easy to point out a dozen things they do on a daily or weekly basis that involve writing, plus a few dozen future life and career skills they’ll need that require some kind of writing as well. And yet, writing doesn’t always get the attention it deserves in school. That’s why, every year on October 20th, the National Council of Teachers of English celebrates the National Day on Writing by bringing people across the country together to share #WhyIWrite.

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Topics: Teacher Resources, Workspace, hapara workspace, writing, national day on writing

Teaching Digital Citizenship Year Round

Posted by Erin Harding on Oct 10, 2017 7:00:23 AM

Digital Citizenship Week is quickly approaching and we’ve been thinking a lot about what exactly digital citizenship is, and the many pieces of our lives it encompasses. As we unpacked the question, “What does it mean to be a good digital citizen?” this week, we realized that helping students answer this question involves figuring out the answers to a lot of smaller questions first:

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Topics: Blended Learning, digital literacy, Digital Adoption

Stop policing: How to positively engage with learners working online

Posted by Erin Harding on Oct 2, 2017 9:53:10 AM
When learners work online it can be scary for educators. Even with firewalls and filters in place, we all know that within a few minutes of opening their devices, students can find themselves on websites where they shouldn’t be - either because it’s dangerous, or just off task.
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Topics: Hapara Highlights, digital literacy, formative feedback, feedback

Why We Visit Schools

Posted by Tanya Johnson on Sep 12, 2017 12:08:18 PM

At Hapara, we believe that education is a fundamentally human endeavour, and that the tools we build should support teachers as they endeavour to engage more deeply and strengthen learning relationships with their students.   

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Three Ways to Use Hapara Beyond the Classroom

Posted by Evyan Wagner on Jul 18, 2017 8:40:02 AM

The transition to teaching and learning in the cloud has led to interesting challenges and opportunities for both classroom teachers and other educators in the school building. As learning moves online, educators are finding new ways to manage learner work and ensure that everyone in the building is working together to create great learning experiences.

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Topics: PD, Professional Development, professional learning, Hapara,, Administration

Learn from the Best: Hapara Champion Blog Roundup

Posted by Erin Harding on Jul 10, 2017 1:54:54 PM

The Hapara Champion program brings together educators from around the world to learn more about the pedagogy behind Hapara’s tools and to support each other in making the shift to digital learning. Since its launch in 2015, the program has had over 300 graduates, many of whom are still connected and learning from each other every day.

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Pat Snedden, Chair of Manaiakalani Education Trust, honoured for work in digital education

Posted by Erin Harding on Jul 7, 2017 6:04:55 AM

Pat Snedden, the Executive Chair and founder of the Manaiakalani Education Trust - and one of Hapara’s earliest supporters - was recently made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to Education and Māori. We are so happy to send our congratulations for this well-deserved honour.

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Topics: manaiakalani

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