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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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What coaching and mentoring is...and isn't

Posted by Hazel Owen on November 8, 2018 at 16:54 0 Comments

A lovely overview from Sarah Whiting, about what coaching and mentoring is...and isn't, and a couple of the options available through CORE Education.

The description from the Edtalks site reads:

Sarah Whiting, facilitator for CORE Education, discusses the role of coaching and mentoring in teaching. She talks about how important it is that coaching and mentoring happens alongside people, providing support in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. Sarah explains how…

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Why and How to Effectively Start Monitoring Your Children’s Phone

Posted by Amy Scholl on November 6, 2018 at 16:57 0 Comments

As a parent, you may consider monitoring your kid’s online activities in order to make them spend less time on the Internet and not engage with dangerous things. Still, there’s a fine line between monitoring and invading their privacy. So, why should you do it? and how can it be done without crossing the line?

At Kidguard we support and care for healthy relationships between children and parents, find out what are the updated tips on …

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Halloween Safety Tips All Parents Should Know

Posted by Amy Scholl on October 25, 2018 at 19:01 0 Comments



Now that all of your flannels have broken out, Fall has officially begun. The candy aisle at the supermarkets are growing and Halloween seems to be right around the corner. If you are a parent to young children, you are likely making arrangements to take your child trick-or-treating. If you are a parent with a teenager, they might have plans to go out that night. Whether or not this is the case, there are extra precautionary measures that all of us can take on Halloween to create…

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Employees are are crying out for coaching and mentoring

Posted by Hazel Owen on October 24, 2018 at 21:20 0 Comments

I must admit to feeling just a bit excited when I read recently that people are crying out for coaching and mentoring (although I did wince a bit at some of the language used in the article :D). This is a significant shift from seeing coaching and mentoring as something that used to be about performance management, or as something that seemed to be mainly reserved for…

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Authentic Contexts For Learning

Posted by Leigh Hynes on October 15, 2018 at 17:14 0 Comments

I have been wondering about what makes an authentic context for learning because it seems that their are various definitions about what this really means.  I posted a blog about this today in Hynessight and thought I would cross-post it in here because there is a great community to give feedback about such things.  

The new digital technology areas in the New Zealand Curriculum both urge learning to be…

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Did I see an increase in the resilience level in the students with ASD?

Posted by Lorraine Vickery on October 13, 2018 at 14:44 0 Comments

I designed activities to either strengthen existing individual characteristics and/or worked on building the skills that supported resilience.

During problem solving exercises especially evident during the ‘Who Dun It’ stories one student went from guessing the answers to my questions, as his default response, to  thinking about what he would say. I observed him thinking about the information he had and following…

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Controversial Topic: Should I Spy on My Kid's Cellphone?

Started by Amy Scholl in Safety and Netiquette Sep 27. 0 Replies

What's your honest opinion about monitoring your children mobile devices? What is the best way to educate your children regarding online safety? Any stories?Continue

Tags: monitoring, my, children, education, cyberbullying

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

Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles. Last reply by Paul Keown Mar 13, 2017. 2 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

Applying 'The Chaos Monkey' to your life

Started by Sarah Whiting in Professional Development. Last reply by Tessa Gray Mar 4, 2017. 1 Reply

I am currently completing the whole life challenge and every few days, I get sent emails around practices that support improving my life from the inside out. Most of the time, I just flick the…Continue

A quick reminder about passwords and how to create an awesome one.

Started by Catriona Pene in Facilitation Feb 28, 2017. 0 Replies

Got 3 minutes? Well worth a watch of this video to get some tips on creating awesome passwords.Continue

 
 
 

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