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Day 13: Sharon Wyatt, Acting Principal (Hawthorne)

September 23, 2012

Liam, Mung, and Hannah walk into the office at Hawthorne Elementary in Ladner after finishing their lunch.” Hey – where is Mrs. Wyatt? We need to use the iPad.” This refrain has been an almost daily song sung by these three students and many more since last spring.

Why are they borrowing Mrs. Wyatt’s iPad? Take a look at their blog: http:/hawthorneelementary.wordpress.com

Pardon the pun, but this blog grew at the same time as the creation of the school garden. This committed group of students were the backbone of the revitalization of our garden. They helped move soil and bark mulch, weed, plant seeds – pretty much everything that needs to be done. And as students work with their hands to create this garden, they are using technology to document and share their learning. Here’s where the mobility of the iPad become powerful; student are able to take the tool outside snap pictures, write blog posts and upload their ideas – all in the place of learning.

The creation of our school garden is part of a bigger vision. The blog is one part of this bigger vision – creating a variety of opportunities for students to be engaged in different types of learning.

Feel free to sign up to their blog – and watch it grow.

Sharon Wyatt is acting principal at Hawthorne School. She is new to the Delta School District and she interested in building a strong school community focussing on students and families engaged in learning.

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  1. September 25, 2012 8:09 pm

    I love how you and your students have extended your learning to the community. Tying in the blog post with your gardening really does widen the scope of your project.

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