Click here to visit our Ako Hiko Blogger of the Week. Each week this is awarded to a learner who creates quality blog posts.

This learner gets a visit from Manu, our Ako Hiko blogging mascot designed by Daniel @ Waikowhai Primary School.

Blogging @ Ako Hiko

Blogging supports and makes sense of ‘Learn, Create, Share’ for learners in Ako Hiko classes. Ako Hiko learners in 1:1 digital environments have personal blogs as a supported online space to:

  • Learn to SHARE as Cybersmart digital citizens

  • Utilise the affordances of technology to CONNECT with others to BUILD KNOWLEDGE and SHARE their learning

  • CONNECT with whānau and the wider community.

  • Blogs are used to ENGAGE and motivate learners through reading and writing for an authentic, real audience.

  • Expand learning opportunities beyond the classroom and the hours of the school day.

Hay Park Blogging.mp4

Individual students blogs are linked from class blogs

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