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    Ethos Consultancy NZ

    Welcome

    We believe that by helping students and teachers keep alive their joy of learning we can contribute to the important cultural work of challenging the current status quo in results-driven education.


    With its flexibility and rich wealth of resources, Web 2. 0 (when informed by education principles that recognise human learning as social and contextualised), can empower learners to collaborate fruitfully, using new information and ideas to build on what they already know.


    In turn, education practitioners can use Web 2.0's rich resources (see this glossary) to create opportunities for transformative learning experiences, give learners of diverse needs, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds a voice, enable students with various life commitments to study, and find new ways of connecting learners with content and each other, empower learners to create their own content and enable them to reach their desired learning goals. It can also empower education practitioners to engage with students more, moving away from the front of the room to a shared space where they too become learners.


    The aim of this site is to share effective practice, resources and ideas by encouraging discussion around the design, facilitation, assessment and evaluation of online communities and how they impact learning in all education sectors. We are also sharing resources and ideas around ePortfolios and Green ICT in Education.


    Because collaboration and openness are two of our guiding principles, we choose to use this Ning as the forum for projects in which we are involved.

    The models underpinning Ethos Consultancy's work are:

    Blog Posts

    Educamp Minecraft 20/09/14 (cross-blogged from thebelbird.blogspot.com)

    Posted by Monika Kern on September 22, 2014 at 13:34 0 Comments

    Minecraft is a term more and more frequently heard in education in New Zealand and overseas. I was introduced to Minecraft about 3 years ago by my oldest son who abandoned his Lego for Minecraft. But where's the learning in this? 27 educators plus some lovely minions = students explored just that on the weekend at #EducampMinecraft

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    Embracing constant transformation

    Posted by Fiona White on September 20, 2014 at 15:00 0 Comments

     

    If change is happening on the outside faster than on the inside, the end is in sight - Jack Welch. 



    Although this quote was originally about the world of commerce, and how organisations must constantly transform to keep up with an ever-changing world, it equally applies to us, as humans.  We easily get stuck in old patterns of…

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    Using Assessment Data

    Posted by Anne Kenneally on September 19, 2014 at 15:54 0 Comments

    (Cross posting from Literacy online and http://annekcam.blogspot.co.nz/)

     

    Here we are in the penultimate week of term and life is increasingly chaotic.  Enjoy the final days as you head towards the spring holiday…

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    Farah: A Scenario of a Pre-Literate Learner

    Posted by Hazel Owen on September 18, 2014 at 8:30 2 Comments

    I shared this first in 2011, but felt it was worth dusting off out of the archives. Hope you find it useful.

    This document contains a hypothetical scenario of a pre-literate learner that demonstrates 1) how a learner might be inducted into an online course (in this case English Language Learners In New Zealand (ELLINZ) online); 2) how she would progress through the units; 3) the scaffolding and developmental nature built into the design of the ELLINZ online course; and 4) how she…

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    From the eLearning Watch: Emerging Practice in a Digital Age & mLearning InfoKit

    Posted by Hazel Owen on September 17, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

    Richard Elliott has a wonderful resource that he labours every month called the eLearning Watch (which you can subscribe to here), in which he selects a range of emerging trends,…

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    Don't have the technology in your classroom? Some tips on BYOD

    Posted by Catlin Tucker on September 17, 2014 at 2:30 1 Comment

    For many teachers the lack of technology in their physical classrooms is the biggest hurdle to engaging students in active learning online. I, like so many public school teachers, do not have any technology in my classroom beyond my desktop and a roll around transparency machine. If I want to get students researching, problem solving and collaborating using technology, I have to leverage the mobile devices they bring into the classroom.

    The use of…

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    E-Learning: It's Not Just About Technology!

    Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles Aug 8. 0 Replies

    As a technology-integration-in-education advocate and co-founder of myVLE.com learning management system, I had the opportunity during the past few years to research the main hindrances to e-learning…Continue

    Tags: LMS, e-learning

    Anatomy Resources

    Started by Liz Huff in Tips and Tools. Last reply by Hazel Owen Jul 7. 5 Replies

    One of the core objectives of Anatomy Warehouse is to educate medical students about the best resources in updating their knowledge about the human anatomy. Beginning our series about online…Continue

    Tags: resources, education, anatomy, human

    Flipping classrooms

    Started by Peter Breach in Theories and principles. Last reply by Leigh Hynes Jun 26. 3 Replies

    Hello all I'm heading off on leave in a few days.  I was going to be lazy and just post a question, but decided that Search was worth a visit - and it was.  There is a lot of interest in flipped…Continue

    Anatomy Resources: AnatomyArcade.com

    Started by Liz Huff in Tips and Tools. Last reply by Hazel Owen Jun 19. 1 Reply

    Continuing our series of anatomical study aids, we’re excited to introduce AnatomyArcade.com, a site full of exciting games to help…Continue

    Tags: games, anatomy

     
     
     

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