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    Ethos Consultancy NZ


    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

    My Journey: A four part series of my journey in developing our School Curriculum

    Posted by Rick Whalley on February 27, 2015 at 12:04 0 Comments

    Part 1


    Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere.

    Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao.

    The bird that partakes of the miro berry reigns in the forest.

    The bird that partakes of the power of knowledge has access to the world.

    We are living in a knowledge and information society…


    Do you have a class blog?

    Posted by Leigh Hynes on February 26, 2015 at 7:50 0 Comments

    Crossblogged from Hynessight

    When you have a class blog, it is often about a "showcase" - showing your parents what their children are doing in class and celebrating their achievements. 

    If you are ready to take the next step, it can be very empowering for your students and will help them raise their literacy levels through more…


    Experts in K-12 online and blended education - Reviewers Wanted

    Posted by Rachel Roberts on February 25, 2015 at 9:16 0 Comments

    Sharing this request from a colleague, please contact Jason if you can contribute:

    'My name is Jason Siko, and I’m currently an assistant professor of educational technology at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.  My research interests included K-12 online and blended learning.  I am looking for teachers, administrators, and researchers to review a series of modules that promote readiness skills in online…


    Ethos - A year in reflection

    Posted by Charlotte Caines on February 23, 2015 at 21:56 2 Comments

    So, it being that time of year and all - it seems appropriate to reflect upon what has now been just over a year for me as a member of the Ethos community. I joined the community in late 2013, and have been doing a little bit of work with Hazel, as well as just generally enjoying observing all the great things that are contributed to the community. When I joined the community I was just entering my final year of a communications degree - something that is…


    See, Think, Make, Imagine!

    Posted by Rachel Roberts on February 23, 2015 at 12:52 0 Comments

    Cross posted from BardWired

    I was very excited to hear from Emma Sherie from the West Coast who, while currently on sabbatical and studying for her Masters, has volunteered to teach with us. Yes a word we don't hear so much in this busy day and age VOLUNTEER - 'a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.'

    I was very impressed with Emma's attitude in stepping up to the challenge to further her knowledge and experience in becoming an…



    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 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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



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