Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Bucklands Beach School

I had a wonderful, too short visit to Bucklands Beach School near Auckland, New Zealand. After being wonderfully hosted by the Deputy Principal in her home on Tuesday night, we had an opportunity to see the school in operation: from the morning meeting to seeing various classes in progress, we saw an exciting school in a beautiful setting. Two students showed us their paper portfolios, and we were able to observe a student/parent/teacher conference. The school has many Apple computers, and I was able to see some of the students experimenting with several options to computerize their paper-based portfolios. I am hoping to get back to that school some time in the next year or so, to observe how they implement electronic portfolios within a very strong and structured paper-based portfolio system.

2 comments:

Lenva Shearing said...

Hi Helen,
It was a pleasure and a priviledge to meet you and have you visit our school, and we look forward to ongoing inspiration.
We have started our journey towards digital portfolios and the staff are very excited.
I took a staff meeting today on digital storytelling. No one wanted to go home, can you believe it.
We will stay in touch and share our journey with you.
Lenva Shearing

Helen Barrett said...

Thanks! How exciting! I can hardly wait to see what your teachers and students create!