I must admit, I learned a few things about searching with search engines like Google, and I thought (rather arrogantly ;-p) I was a bit of a power user. Apparently not...!
Have a look at this infographic by HackCollege.com and see if you come away with anything. Please add to the comments if you have any other tricks and tips you'd like…Continue
An infographic put together by Rosetta Stone, who illustrate how learning a foreign language at school is beginning to look very different. They explain that "The Internet provides 21st Century students with access to instant information, audio and visual resources as well as providing the tools to make real world connections to native speakers. With tools like these types now available, it’s unfair to expect students to master a new language with just a text book, isolated inside four…Continue
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Are you interested in taking on a more challenging role? Mt Richmond Special School in South Auckland is looking for an Assistant Principal. They have advertised but so far have been unable to find someone suitable.
You will need to have a passion for working with exceptional students and see school as an opportunity "to equip exceptional learners to be lifelong learners. An understanding about how learning with digital technologies can transform the experience of citizenship for…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on October 21, 2013 at 20:17 — No Comments
A March 2 New York Times article gives a fascinating insight into initiatives in the USA to raise teaching standards. While paying teachers more, giving 'good' teachers bonuses in the form of 'merit…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on October 17, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
I must admit to a tendency to focus on emails and easy, small tasks when there is something tough to focus on...like the paper I am currently writing ( groan). So, it was great, while catching up with a new friend and colleague the other day...Denis McGrath...to hear about some of the…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on October 15, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments
In this post you will see a snapshot of a virtual mentor’s day, which has been developed from the collated experiences of mentors involved in the VPLD programme. Not all mentors will work the same way, or make the same choices, but it gives you a good idea of what happens, when, how, why and with whom.
A lot of…Continue
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(this has become more deep and meaningful than I thought it would be - feel free to leave this post at any time :D)
I have just come back from ULearn13 in Hamilton, and I am still buzzing. Why? What is it that makes me want to go back next year?
I had never been to ULearn before - money, time, so much of an effort to get there and to sort out kids & hubby in the meantime. Living up in the Far North I have settled nicely in my little…
While the reasons offered for it are as varied as the critics who produce them, there is a growing consensus that educational systems around the world are in a state of crisis. Whether it’s a matter of slashed funds, over-stimulation, or out-of-step teaching styles, education systems are struggling; for example, …Continue
We are very excited to offer another top notch class from Stanford’s School of Education.
“Constructive Classroom Conversations: Mastering Language for the Common Core State Standards”, offered by Kenji Hakuta, Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education at Stanford University,…Continue
If a lo-tech solution can get the same results – then, providing it is fit for for purpose – should it be used?
This blog posting was one I originally posted at http://technogogical.wordpress.com/ in 2011.
I've dug out an old Prezi presentation from my archives, and tweaked it a bit - so you can see some of the…Continue