It's all rather confusing! A while back, the wonderful Rachel Dingle shared a piece of research with me that made me go...hmmmm. The research, as she said, indicates that "there are no discernible differences between students who have access to technology at home and those who don't". The abstract reads:
Computers are an important part of modern education, yet…Continue
Crossblogged from my Hynessight blog
Recenty again Hazel invited members to cross post from their blogs. This is a first for me! Here is where the original post lives!
I am a MyPortfolio trainer and eportfolio facilitator in New Zealand schools. I am also interested in developing understanding around the eportfolio approach beyond the world of education into the world of employment/work. To see the real life, authentic,…
Added by Hazel Owen on November 24, 2017 at 13:44 — No Comments
If you are involved in facilitating an online community, are thinking of initiating one, or are working with, for example, students who would like to get one going...these guidelines may serve as a 'quick guide' of things to think about in advance.
The recommendations and guidelines are based on the findings from the research study associated with the Virtual Professional…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on November 24, 2017 at 4:30 — No Comments
I admit that I like to watch movies on Netflix and at the multiplex. I also like short animated videos on Youtube.
For years I have wondered about what went into making such visual works of art. At the end of the movie there are the credits with lots of names. There are titles for the types of workers that were finally explained in this short Crash Course lesson.…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on November 23, 2017 at 11:06 — No Comments
I sat by the pond in the city park.
There was a tiny current passing through the pond.
At both ends the small but constant movement could be seen.
This pond was a few meters across and maybe one meter deep.
It had been carved out of the earth during run offs from heavy rains.
The banks of the pond showed erosion that exposed roots of trees.
There were tangles of sticks that netted odd bits of litter.
Green strings of algae were draped over many of…
Just keeping you all updated in what is coming up for learners in the VLN Primary in 2018. Please share!
Registrations are invited from schools wishing to participate in the VLN Primary School in 2018.
There are a wide range of…
Added by Rachel Whalley on November 22, 2017 at 16:33 — No Comments
In this podcast (that was shared by Mike Preece), some key points arise about providing learning opportunities across all sociocultural groups in New Zealand...in particular those who are facing socio-economic disadvantages. The link between provision of professional development and shifts in student achievement are discussed, and it was recognised that it is tough to demonstrate this shift…Continue
I am often asked - what is a mentor? Or, what is the difference between a mentor and a coach...and does it matter?
Conor Neill, in the video below, outlines his thoughts about what a mentor comprises, and why we might need them in our lives.
Conor suggest that there are 3 types of mentor:
He goes on to describe 5 types of role that…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on November 18, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments
Are you ever pulled into that cycle of anxiety - that 'what if...' cycle that makes your stomach churn and your heart beat faster? If yes, you may well find the following resource of interest.
Dr Neha frames the video up as something that "will give you the structure you need to transform your anxiety and take your life back!", especially if you are trapped in the cycle of…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on November 17, 2017 at 10:43 — No Comments
It is the goal of many people to work from home (aka telecommuting), while others revel in the opportunity to interact face-to-face. Both ways of working have their benefits, and both have their drawbacks.
In the blog post, There's no such thing as a…Continue
Our brains are amazing organs that allows us to sort, organise and build information in such a way that makes planning and doing things easy.
However, even this incredible system needs a bit of TLC from time to time. If we don’t give ourselves time to close one box before we open another, then things can get mixed up, misinterpreted and even lost. If this continues, we…
While under discussion between coaching theorists and practitioners, there are some core competencies that most will agree contribute to being an effective coach. These core competencies are the ‘things a coach does’ before, during and after a coaching session, and comprise coaching knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviour (Southern Institute of Technology,…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on November 15, 2017 at 11:11 — No Comments
There's a challenge faced by schools around the world. As educators continue to grasp the necessity and potential of student engagement in education, they're challenged to rethinking old models of how that happened.
In the past decade of my work, I concerned myself with identifying radically different approaches to integrating students as partners…Continue
You may be looking for Virtual Classroom, Online Teaching or Training solutions.
My name is Vinay (Business Development Manager), and I would like to tell you more about WizIQ, which was awarded the World’s Best Virtual Classroom Provider in Global E-Learning Awards.
What are the other features WizIQ Offers?
To enhance the educational E-Learning and training process, WizIQ provides you…Continue
Kia ora koutou katoa
Naumai, haere mai ki te Kura Tuatahi - Akonga Aka Mariko. Welcome to the VLN Primary School
Our goal is to:
Create Connected, Passionate, Purposeful Learners
Welcome back to Term four. A busy time for our rural schools with Calf & Lamb Day season in full swing. I am enjoying all the pictures from…Continue
Added by Rachel Whalley on November 8, 2017 at 16:22 — No Comments
I like Qi Gong better than yoga.
There are many Qi Gong videos on Youtube and these are the ones I like best and use.
I especially like the ones by Lee Holden.
These and others like it on Qi Gong are available for FREE at Youtube.
Imagine how these simple and gracious movements can help those with stressful jobs like teachers, police officers,…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on November 7, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments