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March 2017 Blog Posts (11)

MORE Evidence that Teachers Change Lives

* You Changed My Life *.

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I met Frankie the day I walked into his sixth-grade classroom as a fledgling student teacher full of fear and trepidation. I had just spent two years assisting at a day care center and had decided to go to teacher's college to become a kindergarten teacher. What was I doing in a sixth-grade classroom? 

Frankie wasn't…

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Added by John S. Oliver on March 30, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Changing culture of learning: Mobility, Informality, and connectivity - mLearning re-framed

To teach is to learn
Kwok-Wing Lai is a professor of education at the University of Otago, and I remember reading one of his books when I first started being interested in eLearning about 15 years ago. Kwok-wing refers frequently to knowledge, skills and soft-skills that…
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Added by Hazel Owen on March 26, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Publishing a book made easy as ABC with Apple iBooks Author...but maybe there's a hitch or two

Nick Billowes (CORE Education) shared this a while back, and, while I have some reservations (see below), I can see why he's excited by the…

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Added by Hazel Owen on March 22, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Using QR Codes, video clips and trades training: A pilot study (Kevin Hall and Mike Crosson at Sharefest)

Source code in QR Code. Coded text is "Mo... Image via Wikipedia

Kevin Hall and Mike Crosson (based at Wintec)…

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Added by Hazel Owen on March 17, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Aspirational v Real Values

Cross Posted from: https://valuesdilemma.edublogs.org

The overall title for this Blog is “Values in Education Dilemmas” and the 'aspirational' verses 'real' issue is an on going dilemma for parents, teachers and schools. In education as in life the aspirational values in our values and vision statements are just that, aspirational. What we often fail to recognise is there is often a large gap between our “aspirational” values…

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Added by Paul Keown on March 13, 2017 at 16:45 — No Comments

CoOLs - Communities of Online Learning - A double edged sword?

Crossposted from BardWired

Tomorrow the report from the Education and Science Select Committee, who are looking at Education (Update) Amendment Bill, is due. There are a raft of changes proposed in this bill, though the part that is most of interest to me is Part 3A -…

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Added by Rachel Whalley on March 12, 2017 at 21:04 — 1 Comment

Museum Education in 21C (cross-blogged from http://thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz)

Long time no post and what exciting times these were! In January I was appointed as Education Manager at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds which is my first appointment into museum education. I am loving every minute of it, and the learning curve has been huge. 

Growing…

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Added by Monika Kern on March 12, 2017 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Museum Education in 21C (cross-blogged from http://thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/museum-education-in-21c.html)

Long time no post and what exciting times these were! In January I was appointed as Education Manager at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds which is my first appointment into museum education. I am loving every minute of it, and the learning curve has been huge. 

Growing…

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Added by Monika Kern on March 12, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

Dr Neha Sangwan - Treating stress in the workplace (National Radio podcast)

This morning I listened to a fantastic interview on Saturday (Radio NZ National) with Kim Hill. Kim interviewed Dr Neha Sangwan who is in NZ as a keynote at the worldwomen17conference, March 17-19th in Auckland. 

I thoroughly recommend listening to this! In…

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Added by Merryn Dunmill on March 11, 2017 at 11:26 — No Comments

VLN Primary Teachers Share their Tips for Teaching Online

Last week we had a PLD day with our Asian Language teacher group. This was a time to come together as a team and share our experiences, explore new strategies and resources and prepare for the year ahead. Ideas are bounced around, examples of what works well, & challenges are…

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Added by Rachel Whalley on March 6, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

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