Panaga Student Learning
You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great. - Zig Zagler
Scroll down to see the ten things IPC suggest you can say to your child to support them with their learning.
Welcome to the updated Panaga School Learning Platform. The site was created with the intention of of extending learning beyond the school gates, fostering creativity and independent learning in our students. Having trialed it last year we took the opportunity to review it our with parent representatives at the end of the year. We also had some feedback from parents of children in the Early Years. We have taken into account the recommendations suggested by parents and have streamlined the pages on offer. The Pupil Portal will now focus purely on student learning from Pre- Nursery to P5. P6-M2 use Edmodo. The Pupil Portal will no longer feature the Parent Calendar or be used to communicate parent information relating to class/school events.
The portal is the platform through which Pre-Nursery to P5 will communicate the following;
Half Termly /Weekly Learning Targets
Home Learning Opportunities (optional/compulsory tasks)
Learning Advice (Additional Needs Team, ANT)
Additional learning focused pages that support learning across P2-P5 are listed below;
DE- This page has various DE challenges that children can explore independently.
MP2 IPC, - This page offer websites that support children and parents in researching the IPC units that are being studied should they wish to explore and extend learning in these units at home.
Before moving on please continue to scroll down and to check out the advice on Online Safety through Espresso. As stated below Espresso is an award winning digital learning service to which the school subscribe. This is resource we feel is extremely useful to support learning at home.
Additional to this the school pay a subscription for Doodle Maths an award winning app that builds an individual maths programme for your child, tailored to their level, strengths and weaknesses. All children from P2-P6 have a login and existing children already have tehir log-ins. New students will recieve a username and password from their class teachers.
Helping you child with their Learning- Advice from the Fieldwork IPC team
Staying Safe Online
Espresso is an award-winning, cross-curricular digital learning service. Click the image below to login and find out more. Use the username and password to access the site.
5 Questions we Should Ask About Media
Help kids think critically about the media they consume and create.
1. Who created this message?
This helps students "pull back the curtain" and recognize that all media is constructed by an author with a particular vision, background, and agenda. Yes, this includes questioning the textbooks, apps, and platforms they use.
2. Which techniques are used to attract my attention?
Whether it's a video, commercial, or app, different forms of digital media use unique conventions to keep us engaged.
3. How might different people interpret this message?
This question helps students consider that people bring their backgrounds, values, and beliefs to the table in interpreting messages. There is no one "right" interpretation.
4. Which lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented -- or missing?
All messages have embedded values and points of view. And oftentimes certain perspectives and voices are missing -- a gap that's important to consider.
5. Why is this message being sent?
In this question, students explore the purpose of the message. Is it to inform, entertain, or persuade, or is it some combination of these? They also explore motives behind sending a message, whether to gain power, profit, or influence. For secondary students, examining the economic structures of the media industry will come into play.