Questions are part of our everyday lives, and it’s a challenge to communicate without them. If you have ever played those games where you have to communicate without any questions you know what a fundamental role they play. There are many types of questions, each of which has a different purpose, including (but not limited to) probing,…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on February 22, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments
So NS has gone...and I couldn't be happier...and nor could my team.
But this has left a bit of a dilemma that we have wrestled with all summer...what to do...I personally get the feeling ( and from my online communities of principals I don't think it is just me) that we are all having mixed feelings...we are ebullient to have the freedom to get back to what we know is best for kids and their whanau..but we also are a bit like sheep that have escaped the paddock..we are bouncing around…Continue
Added by joanna Wheway on February 20, 2018 at 20:13 — No Comments
Melanie Riwai-Couch works tirelessly with iwi especially around iwi and whānau 'voice'.
Melanie is from a bicultural marriage at a time when it was unusual, and when her parents split, her father brought her up. Growing up with strong Māori roots gave her an interesting perspective on life. She lives and works in Ngāi Tahu, but does not claim Ngāa Tahu in her…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on February 18, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments
From the 1980's media educators in New Zealand, without government sanction but with very strong collegial support, focused on helping students develop the skills to analyse and critique a rapidly proliferating mass media. As media production…Continue
One of my schools has experimented with embedding a Padlet wall onto their blog, so I thought this is a good opportunity to post about this very versatile tool.
What is Padlet?
Padlet (padlet.com) is a free web-based application, you might have known it as Wallwisher previously. It is an online wall where you can place sticky notes. Depending on what privacy settings you choose you can have…
Job markets continue to become more and more globally connected. College students today need to be aware that not only do they need to compete with job seekers locally but internationally as well. Thanks to technology we are becoming more and more connected with one another and companies located in one country can easily manage employees in a country thousands of miles away. Many college students choose to attend higher education because that can be that thing makes them stand out from other…Continue
So it is term 1 2018....I haven't posted since mid term 4 2017...I have no idea how we have sped through the months...but we have!
Last year i started my dream job...leading learning at my own school..a huge honour since I have only been qualified for 7 years.
In my teaching career I have health with huge highs and severe lows...to be honest more lows than highs...and I think it is the lows that taught me the most....they taught me about the huge dedication and passion that…Continue
Added by joanna Wheway on February 7, 2018 at 20:38 — No Comments
You always expect a lot and have to be happy when even not a lot is what comes out.
I recently used a video from the University of Idaho about OWN: Outcomes Within Navigation, a device from the blog provider Wordpress that allows students and other people interested to create their own eportfolio.
Well, of course, the students did not quite understand the whole video…Continue
Here's an interesting article in discussing the impact of screens on the developing mind. Dr Aric Sigman, a psychologist who talks about the dangers of TVs for children, is quoted as saying, "... ideally, quite frankly, with children, wait as long as possible before they use technology for too many hours. There will be intellectual advantages…Continue
being proactive and being responsive
pushing the round boulder up the hill and riding the raft down the river
knowing what the next graceful step is and sorting through the too-many alternatives
soaring along on the currents of wind like a hawk and chopping down trees like a beaver…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on February 4, 2018 at 15:39 — No Comments
As a big believer in strength based approaches to living and working, I decided to catch up with a bit of 'light' reading and took a wee peek at the Gallup 'State Of The Global Workplace'Executive Summary.
As with similar reports, it beings with an overview of the lay of the land, talking about how we are in a stage of unprecedented change caused by the increase in:
Added by Sarah Whiting on January 29, 2018 at 14:49 — No Comments
This post was written by and posted by Helen Walters (27th June 2012) on the TED blog here |…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on January 29, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments
Have you noticed how, when you articulate things - either in a verbal or written form - it feels clearer in your head? Sometimes you may write or say something that you weren't expecting. There is also evidence from psychology and neuroscience that talking through traumatic experiences, issues, and challenges, shifts it from the amygdala to the frontal lobe; in other words from the instinctual part of your brain to the processing part of your brain - which is on of…
Added by Hazel Owen on January 28, 2018 at 13:05 — No Comments
Amanda Palmer at TED proposing that artists can survive in an online world where everything is sharable - by making it free and simply asking to be paid. It works on me, but I have been a fan of hers for a few years now and more than willing to pay to download her music
It is an interesting talk, and it is clear that she (and others) are making this work. It is a great example of how our digital environment creates new opportunities for expression and learning and earning. Far more, I…Continue
Added by John Owen on January 23, 2018 at 20:30 — No Comments
Added by Hazel Owen on January 21, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments
I was emailed recently (by John S Oliver) with the following: "I have heard of star on the stage into guide on the side. What are the other phrases? What are the ways to communicate in a sentence the impact of edutech?"...and so I thought about it a few days, and then did some research around it. I couldn't find any equivalent 'sayings' - so if you know any,…Continue
|English: The media suite at Albany…|
Added by Hazel Owen on January 20, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments
Great story here that was shared this morning on Radio NZ National,…
Added by Hazel Owen on January 19, 2018 at 19:00 — No Comments