Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Donated Mac's

I have of course been suffering already from the thought of having to return my Mac to the school I am leaving soon. My Mac and I have been inseparable since birth... it's birth, back in March! Our relationship is a beautiful thing! It got me to thinking...

In Tokelau I will need a laptop to help me organise my lessons and assessment. My class this year have loved blogging and having a real audience for their writing. I thought, 'Why not set up a class blog in Tokelau, and get the students communicating with schools in New Zealand?!' It would give the students in Tokelau such a wider view of their world. They are currently so isolated, but over the past few years have been brought online.

I have emailed Renaissance Education (RED) to see if they would have some Christmas spirit and donate some ex-lease MacBooks to each of the three schools in Tokelau. I hope to hear back from them soon with a positive result! Fingers crossed...!

Do any of you have any ideas about the possible use of ICT on a small remote tropical island?!!

6 comments:

Craig Steed said...

Brilliant idea, totally support this initiative and hope RED do too...the colour of Christmas is RED!!!!!

dragonsinger57 said...

that would certainly be excellent if RED did donate - they must be getting some ex-lease iBooks (the last of them) soon ...

NZWaikato said...

What an amazing journey you about to embark on! Photograhps, videos, multimedia covering the whole experience. WOW! What a brilliant opportunity....

Moturoa said...

Great idea- we need you to blog and share your journey. Would hate for you to drop off the edge of the world.

I will ask our local Apple shop next time I am there as well- you never know!

Allanah K

glenview9 said...

What a great idea. I always wondered what happened to laptops at the end of their school lease. This way they get put to a good use.

Digiteach said...

There is so much that we can learn from your experience and the students in your charge. It would be a shame to lose contact for a minute. Come on Red get behind our colleague!