05 April 2007
The motivation of online activities for our primary school students was once again reiterated – two of our year 6 classes have been involved in a competition created by NSW Country Area Program related to their unit of study, Australian Identity. Their enthusiasm was transparent because the activity was real. Whilst the classes did not win, our students remained engaged and excited to see their peers’ movie file and word file online. Participating in simple and straightforward online activities is a useful strategy to involve teachers who have limited access to multiple computers. Their students are motivated, meet success and we all move ahead: “From little things big things grow” [Paul Kelly] –digital immigrants who start ‘small’ and are successful are more likely to engage in the next level of read-write online environments.