Crossblogged from Hynessight
The final week of CENZ14 is starting tomorrow, coinciding with New Zealand celebrating Labour Day, traditionally a weekend to get stuck into chores around house and garden. No different in the BeLchick's household, especially as we are getting ready for our move to Brisbane where I will join the fabulous team at Expanding Learning Horizons in January. So how to manage it all? I have blogged about …
This is an extract of a post from my VPLD community blog.
To put things in context, we are in our fourth year of using Teaching as Inquiry, with the past two years having a focus on blended learning & getting teachers excited about new eLearning strategies. While I firmly believe that we ought to drive implementation of eLearning strategies with sound pedagogical reasoning, sometimes we don't have the space in our brains for all of these things. So, in order to make the…Continue
The “Digital Natives” discussion has been going on for many years (1). I generally subscribe to the definition of “A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater comfort…
Added by Hazel Owen on October 22, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments
Added by Hazel Owen on October 19, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments
Ulearn14, truly an inspirational event connecting educators from all over New Zealand and beyond! For me it started out with my running into +Sonya Van Schaijik, +Wendy Kofoed and more teachers from their school at Auckland Airport, upon which we ran into …Continue
Added by Monika Kern on October 17, 2014 at 18:37 — No Comments
Just found this wonderful resource website for educators who wish to teach tolerance and diversity in their classrooms. There are magazines, classroom activities, blogs, and much more. They are also looking for teachers to blog for them – paid! Pass it on to anyone you think might benefit from this.…Continue
Added by Fiona White on October 17, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments
Here are the slides to the workshop I held at Ulearn this year.
As you might know, I am a real fan of flipping the learning. That is, using videos to move the instruction or content(for learning) from the group space into the individual learner space - available 24/7, if and when needed. It is a great step to take toward personalisation of learning. In this…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on October 15, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments
How do we, as educators, upskill in a way that both empowers us to figure out how things might work best for our learners, while having no experiencing of learning in that way ourselves? …Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on October 13, 2014 at 20:07 — No Comments
cross posted from my blog http://reflectionsofanelf.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/connected-and-thriving.html
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Our Stewardship Community
It is difficult for me to distill the vision and game plan for the ministry of Our Stewardship Community into just a few sentences. In my notes there are hundreds of pages of text and many pages of outlines that will become text someday.
But sometimes the Lord blesses me unexpectedly and a simple summary just flows out of my keyboard.…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on October 11, 2014 at 5:00 — No Comments
I've procrastinated when it comes to writing my first blog post for this community - probably because I thought I should write something profound and impressive.
I've decided today that actually, those things worth sharing are the small, simple everyday uses of ICTs that occurred in response to a genuine need in my classroom.
So, I'm just going to talk a little bit about writing in my Year 8 English class, and how I've dealt with one of the challenges for me as a…Continue
(This post supports my presentation at Connected Educator EducampNZ on 7 October 2014, 7:30pm)