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Welcome to week six. What a huge week for the mailing list as we welcomed our 1000th educator. This month has been a record for posts also, so thank you so much for you engagement and involvement. With reports almost done for most of you, now could be a…Continue
Added by Anne Kenneally on November 26, 2014 at 21:07 — No Comments
Te Whare Waananga o Wairaka Unitec Institute of Technology
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Added by Hazel Owen on November 25, 2014 at 14:26 — No Comments
It has been a quieter week on the mailing list. Report writing seems to be consuming you all currently. What a wonderful time to celebrate the learning journey of 2014 and begin to…Continue
I've been challenged to think a lot about agency, or epistemic agency (and even shared epistemic agency) through my Knowledge Building Communities research over the last three years. I listen to the frustration that those who embrace future focused education and modern learning practices and pedagogies express, about those teachers who hold back, or for whatever reason don't engage.
I think too about my own initial difficulties with taking risks with all aspects of my teaching…Continue
ContinueIt's a cyber-safety resource developed by an Australian company that I linked with in Tasmania....They have produced a number of…
Added by Hazel Owen on November 20, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments
I am coming to like infographics more and more each month. They communicate MUCH visually and QUICKLY.
I like this one because it deals with two of my favorite subjects HISTORY and COMMUNICATIONS.
Be sure to click on the middle of the graphic to cause it to enlarge: …Continue
Paul Keown has written about his personal experiences with, as well as his research into, virtual communities of practice (VCop). It makes great reading as Paul describes the various spaces that might be created and used in a VCoP, and the actual…Continue
A quick note from Hazel first...this is a post that Peter first made in 2011. However, I feel that it's well worth visiting, as it offers a glimpse of a slice of life, and teaching, in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan.
After finally getting the invite and finding time to sort out the application along with developing the implementation of new syllabus, getting to…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on November 14, 2014 at 23:30 — No Comments
lf you are working with students who identify as Pasifika, you really need to watch this presentation from Manu Faaea-Semeatu. In it, Manu speaks about several key areas, including:
Check out Manu Faaea-Semeatu in this Movenote presentation speaking about…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on November 14, 2014 at 21:22 — No Comments
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Update 12 November 2014 - It’s not either / or, it’s both…
Welcome to week five of term. As you are completing your reports for the year I hope you are celebrating the role you play in the lives of your learners. I wonder if you are beginning to think of a teaching as inquiry focus for…Continue
In my opinion, navel gazing is part of being a reflective practitioner. Over the last few months, a few pennies have been dropping for me, and I have decided I will share these 'aha' moments with you.
For some time I have been thinking about the concept of truly modelling in professional development what we…
BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network New Zealand) and the New Zealand Education Ministry have developed supplementary activities to the nine PLD modules Teachers and Teachers’ Aides Working Together.
These supplementary activities…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on November 2, 2014 at 22:45 — No Comments
As you go to yet another meeting, you might perhaps be wondering why. It may help you to know that you are not alone. The findings from a recent survey by LogMeIn, Inc. and Ovum suggests that not only has the number of meetings being called increased, the indication is that the meetings are perceived by participants as…Continue