Kia ora, my name is Hannah West. I am a year 5 teacher at Pt England School in Auckland, New Zealand. I teach in an innovative learning environment (ILE) with one other teacher. In 2018, I was a Manaiakalani-Google Class on Air teacher. This year, 2019, I am one of the Manaiakalani Innovative Teachers and have a within-school CoL position. In this blog, I will document my professional inquiry and learning as a teacher.
Anchor points are hyperlinks that take you to a particular section of a site page. As a team, we have always found anchor points useful on google sites to create buttons which link directly to a particular task on a site page. However, when we began using new sites, anchor points no longer existed which meant we had to change the way we linked children to tasks. Part way through this year, I noticed that anchor points had returned AND in a much more user-friendly way! We decided to teach anchor points to the children during a cybersmart lesson on creating higher quality and more meaningful blog posts.
It was really positive to see how the children responded to this lesson and took on board the learning. Watch the screencast below to learn how children can use anchor points in their blog posts.
Below are some examples of children using anchor point hyperlinks in their blog posts: