Heather Eccles shared the following video and thoughts with members of another community. I found it a humorous, accessible presentation with some great suggestions for re-designing assessments.
“What year are you preparing your students for?” Heidi Hayes Jacobs poses this question in her book Curriculum 21 and in her speaking engagements. I love this question as it quickly gets to the heart of the need to teach students 21st Century skills. She goes on to say that we need…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on March 25, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments
The following resources were recommended by John S. Oliver.
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A while ago I participated in a thought provoking webinar entitled Te Kotahitanga PD including Culturally Responsive Pedagogy of Relations, and facilitated by Mere Berryman. It was Mere's first time facilitating in a Webinar environment, and she faced all the technical hiccups with aplomb...and gave the participants a lot to think about.
Culturally responsive pedagogy…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on March 23, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments
Here is a graphic that shows MUCH.
Click on the Enlarge to get the full effect.
And if this is what has happened in recent years then what does the future hold?
From a couple of years ago, but still very relevant...
Minister of Comms and IT, Amy Adams, opened the second day of NetHui with an overview of the Internet and digital technology in New Zealand. One of the first things Amy said was "the Internet and the…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on March 13, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments
“We are just starting with some Chromebooks and wondered which one is the most popular/reliable in schools. We would appreciate any advice. Thanks.”
This led to…Continue
I have read articles on the challenges facing teachers regarding the future use of technology in the classroom from the MOE. “Future focused learning and teaching”
Our students live in the 21st Century and they need to develop new ICT skills for classrooms that will be less teacher focussed
The challenge facing us is how best to implement and or structure our courses in order to maximise the benefits technology offers.
Sometimes students spend their time on…Continue
More people are doing more to deliberately change the world than ever before. They are creating jobs, building the economy, and circulating wealth in brand new ways that we can all learn from. Here are a two examples:
Added by Hazel Owen on March 2, 2018 at 6:00 — No Comments
Creating a safe and supportive learning environment is vital to engaging student voice.
A great way to do that is through reflection. Reflection is a process of looking back on an experience and deciphering the meaning of it. This post shares some activities to foster that process.
7 Student Voice Reflection Activities
There are several activities facilitators can use to foster reflection on student…
Not wanting to be too depressing, but natural disasters can affect anyone, anywhere. It is a positive outcome of the earthquakes in Christchurch to see a practical guide being written that suggests how institutions can prepare for such disasters...before they happen.
The earthquake of 22 February 2011 required Christchurch…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on February 24, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments
The Cambodia Charitable Trust (www.cctnz.org.nz) was established to break the poverty cycle through education. After 5 years of supporting education in rural Cambodia we were faced last year with a new challenge arising directly as a result of that support. Our focus had been to make sure a Primary School education was available to every child and was able to be achieved. Last year we were faced with the consequence of…Continue
Questions are part of our everyday lives, and it’s a challenge to communicate without them. If you have ever played those games where you have to communicate without any questions you know what a fundamental role they play. There are many types of questions, each of which has a different purpose, including (but not limited to) probing,…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on February 22, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments
So NS has gone...and I couldn't be happier...and nor could my team.
But this has left a bit of a dilemma that we have wrestled with all summer...what to do...I personally get the feeling ( and from my online communities of principals I don't think it is just me) that we are all having mixed feelings...we are ebullient to have the freedom to get back to what we know is best for kids and their whanau..but we also are a bit like sheep that have escaped the paddock..we are bouncing around…Continue
Added by joanna Wheway on February 20, 2018 at 20:13 — No Comments
Melanie Riwai-Couch works tirelessly with iwi especially around iwi and whānau 'voice'.
Melanie is from a bicultural marriage at a time when it was unusual, and when her parents split, her father brought her up. Growing up with strong Māori roots gave her an interesting perspective on life. She lives and works in Ngāi Tahu, but does not claim Ngāa Tahu in her…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on February 18, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments
From the 1980's media educators in New Zealand, without government sanction but with very strong collegial support, focused on helping students develop the skills to analyse and critique a rapidly proliferating mass media. As media production gear became affordable and accessible, students were able to make and…Continue