Welcome to my blog! I'm Karen Belt, a teacher and leader of digital learning, working at Lynmore Primary School in Rotorua, New Zealand. I'm teaching in a Year 2 class using iPads to engage and motivate learners and improve student achievement. This blog documents my teaching journey and my learning processes with iPads in the classroom. I've proud of having been a member of the inaugural Manaiakalani Digital Teaching Academy(MDTA) program and last year a Spark Manaiakalani Innovative Teacher (MIT) and Manaiakalani Google Class OnAir teacher.

Monday, 11 April 2016

2016 Inquiry: Progress to date

As part of our ongoing inquiry into our practice, today we presented to our inquiry groups the analysis we have completed and the steps we have taken.  Much of Term 1 is about analysing and adjusting to the needs of learners but already I've implemented some steps to help my target group of writers.  These are outlined in my presentation.

As the term comes to a close I look forward to researching and developing new ideas to use in my classroom in Term 2.


  1. The results of your interventions (both teaching and developing family audience) already look promising. Will be interesting to follow where you go with this next term.

    1. Thanks Juanita! Am investing some time over the holidays to explore more ideas and do some readings to help :)