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January 2015 Blog Posts (11)

How are eLearning and zero unemployment for youths linked?

Eddie Reisch shared the link to this TVNZ feature (click here to watch)…

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Added by Hazel Owen on January 23, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

2014 the Year of the Webinar

I don't know how NZ stacks up with the rest of the world in webinar participation but it feels like our teachers and the educational community in general are finally starting to 'get it' that they can connect with each other virtually and still have a quality professional learning experience.



We have been encouraging the educational community for some years to come into the virtual space so that our teachers can have access to…

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Added by Rachel Whalley on January 21, 2015 at 22:29 — 1 Comment

A Short Introduction to Youth Engagement in the Economy: A free guide

Adam Fletcher's willingness to share his expertise, his drive to support youth, and his ability to challenge entrenched thinking, never fail to inspire me! So, it was great to find that Adam had been working hard to write and make available his latest book, which I highly recommend: …

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Added by Hazel Owen on January 19, 2015 at 16:42 — No Comments

eLearning and teacher education: Crossing digital divides

Hanalei: a real Digital Native on the iPad Image by Wayan Vota…

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Added by Hazel Owen on January 18, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

Standardised testing: What's the point?

A pile of NCEA exam booklets, returned and mar... Image via…

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Added by Hazel Owen on January 17, 2015 at 16:00 — 8 Comments

One for the Librarians: Innovations and getting rid of all the books!

I thought I would share a couple of resources for librarians. The first I came across while I was out running...and listening to my iPod (I look very carefully before running across any roads!). One podcaster I really enjoy, and who often interviews extremely…

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Added by Hazel Owen on January 16, 2015 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Collaboration online - a great idea, but easier said than done

We hear a lot these days about the benefits of collaboration. It’s one of the characteristics of authentic learning (Herrington, Herrington et al. 2009). It lends itself to task based learning, and it helps to develop vital skills for the all-important ‘real world out there’. Here are some nice things that are said about collaborative learning:

  • It helps…
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Added by Kath Danaher on January 13, 2015 at 22:24 — 4 Comments

Don't Let Students Be Misunderstood

Almost all educators are well-meaning in their intentions for students. We genuinely want students to get good jobs and have successful. They create activities and opportunities, programs and entire organizations that intend to promote students success, in ways that many adults define it: Future-oriented, success equates to having good educations, nuclear…

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Added by Adam Fletcher on January 6, 2015 at 22:08 — 3 Comments

A great infographic

This infographic reminds us how we need to review learning in order for it to stick in our memory. For me it emphasises the importance of flipping your classroom as this enables students to easily stop pause rewind and review, and also allows them to review learning easily if the videos are stored in a central place.…

Memory-Retention-and-the-Forgetting-Curve-Infographic

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Added by Leigh Hynes on January 4, 2015 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

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