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We believe that by helping learners and education practitioners 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, technology (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 rich multimedia resources to create opportunities for transformative learning experiences, to give learners of diverse needs, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds a voice, to enable students with various life commitments to study, and to find new ways of enabling learners to reach their desired goals.

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.

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Chromebooks for 6 & 7 year olds (cross-blogged from http://thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz/)

Posted by Monika Kern on August 28, 2016 at 13:20 0 Comments

Our school is well equipped with digital devices, all of us believe strongly that they are part of teaching our students for their future. I feel very lucky to be offered the opportunity to have 1:1 devices for all my students, funded by the school. But as I have always said, it's not about the devices, it's not about me - it's about how can these devices be utilised in the best way to transform student learning?…
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Extending wireless out to the community for students: Pt England School

Posted by Hazel Owen on August 26, 2016 at 19:30 0 Comments

This article was written by Stu McGregor, an ICT consultant for primary and intermediate schools, who writes for INTERFACE Magazine. The original post appeared August 2011 (© INTERFACE Magazine)

The Manaiakalani Cluster  is leading the way in a bold approach to giving students access to ICT when school finishes for the day, writes Stu…

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The Changing Role of the Teacher: 5 Ways to Adapt

Posted by Sarah Grace Del Rosario on August 25, 2016 at 14:03 0 Comments

It’s time to redefine what it means to teach. Students already learn much differently than they did a decade ago, but educators have been slow to adapt, causing a rift between instructor and pupil that manifests itself in sliding test scores, retention rates, and educational quality in general. With the advent of more sophisticated learning analytics and assistive technologies, we’ll begin to move forward, but we need to make some fundamental changes in the way…

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The Changing Role of the Teacher: 5 Ways to Adapt

Posted by Sarah Grace Del Rosario on August 25, 2016 at 14:01 0 Comments

It’s time to redefine what it means to teach. Students already learn much differently than they did a decade ago, but educators have been slow to adapt, causing a rift between instructor and pupil that manifests itself in sliding test scores, retention rates, and educational quality in general. With the advent of more sophisticated learning analytics and assistive technologies, we’ll begin to move forward, but we need to make some fundamental changes in the way…

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5 Habits of Creative Teachers

Posted by Sarah Grace Del Rosario on August 25, 2016 at 13:59 0 Comments

In early December, seven teachers in New York were recognised by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their creative approaches to instruction. One teacher helps students at University Heights High School in the Bronx conduct scientific investigations into the intersection of science and social justice, urging them to tackle challenges in their own communities such as air quality and the possible link between obesity rates and fast food chains. Another teacher has…

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LITERACY SHOULD WEAR A SUPERHERO CAPE

Posted by Paula Eskett on August 24, 2016 at 16:44 0 Comments

This post originally appeared in the CORE Education blog space as Literacy should wear a superhero cape in July 2016.

Laundry, Libraries and Literacy. Which is the odd one out?

The answer may depend on where in the world you are reading this.

Khayelitsha is an informal township 30km from Cape Town on…

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Does ESOL teaching pay?

Started by Adon Kumar in Learning (e.g. preferences, styles, requirements). Last reply by Lorraine Makutu Jun 10, 2015. 1 Reply

I want to share my exciting…Continue

Tags: PrivateTutor, Sociolinguistics, ESOL

Online glossary

Started by Sylvia Hach in Tips and Tools. Last reply by Allanah King May 1, 2015. 7 Replies

Hi everybody,I teach a first year blended, flipped Anatomy & Physiology paper at a tertiary institution in Auckland, New Zealand and we have struggled to find a good platform for an online…Continue

Tags: Glossary

Ethos and exploitation

Started by Adon Kumar in Theories and principles. Last reply by Hazel Owen May 1, 2015. 4 Replies

I recently attended a meeting where the key topic of discussion was the exploitation of migrant workers by their migrant employers. The plight of some migrants both on shore and on the oceans was…Continue

Tags: Exploitation, Students, International, Migrants

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

Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles Aug 8, 2014. 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

 
 
 

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Chromebooks for 6 & 7 year olds (cross-blogged from http://thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz/)

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