The Chisnallwood Intermediate School wiki is for teachers to collaborate ideas, share information and make connections with each other and the wider community. We're also aiming to be innovative and creative with our classroom wiki sites which we want to get out there to the world! As the You Tube slide exemplifies 'Shift Happens' and we're definitely a part of this information age trend...we expect this wiki and our classroom wikis to evolve as we embark on an exciting jouney with I.C.T in our school.

The New Zealand Curriculum, (2007,p.8) states, 'Our vision is for young people:
  • who will be creative, energetic and enterprising;
  • who will sieze opportunities offered by new knowledge and technologies to secure a sustainable social, cultural, economic, and environmental future for our country;
  • who will be confident, connected, actively involved, and lifelong learners.'


In 1999 the NZ government launched the first round of ICT PD project. In 2008, the Port Hills Cluster was successful in its bid to win funding and we are one of 6 school involved. We are working with Heaton Intermediate, Bishopdale, Lyttelton Main and Lyttleton West to establish effective professional learning practices.

What does this mean for us?
We have a team of mentors involved in PD sessions, run by ETime here in Christchurch, getting out there and learning about Web 2.0 tools such as wikis. These mentors then filter back new practices, ideas and skills to all of our staff through PD sessions which then impact on our students.

Port Hills Wiki

Cyber safety is something we all need to be aware of and we need to educate our students/children. The safety blurb below should be shared with students (cut and past to class wikis) and discussed at home. I have also attached this link which you can use to teach your students. Educational Site

Here are some rules for us to follow:
  • Only ever use your first name or a nickname when you are writing on this or other blogs or wikis
  • Never use any other student’s last name
  • Neverpost any personal information–such as your home phone number or home address on this or any other blog or wiki
  • Nevershare any of you usernames or passwords with anyone and never log in as another student

  • Alwaystell your parents or teacher right away if you come across anything that makes you feel uncomfortable
  • Rememberthe “grandma rule” that anything you put on the internet could be read by your grandmother so only write things you could say to the nicest of grannies
  • Bea good online citizen and never write or post anything that could hurt anyone else
  • Alwayscheck with an adult if someone asks for your phone number or to meet you
  • Nevermake arrangements to meet anyone over the internet without telling your parents
  • Makesure you publish only your own work. Don’t under any circumstances use other people’s work and call it your own
  • Makesure that you read over your writing before you post it to check the spelling and that it reads okay
Thanks to Dane @ Etime for this info.