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Authentic Contexts For Learning

I have been wondering about what makes an authentic context for learning because it seems that their are various definitions about what this really means.  I posted a blog about this today in Hynessight and thought I would cross-post it in here because there is a great community to give feedback about such things.  

The new digital technology areas in the New Zealand Curriculum both urge learning to be…


Added by Leigh Hynes on October 15, 2018 at 17:14 — No Comments

What can Secondary Teachers Do Differently?

Crossblogged from Hynessight

What can Secondary School Teachers Do Differently?…


Added by Leigh Hynes on March 19, 2018 at 9:00 — 1 Comment


Crossblogged from my Hynessight blog

Eduspeak   Deep understanding, rich understanding, unpack a concept, what that looks like in your school, resonates, dispositions, teaching as inquiry, digging deeper, scaffolding, synthesis, best practice…


Added by Leigh Hynes on November 28, 2017 at 13:30 — 4 Comments

Politics, Colleagues and Friends

Cross-posted from Hynessight.

Politics, Colleagues and Friends

It is so easy, isn't it?  The elections looming in the next few weeks and posts go up on Facebook declaring your political bent.  In…

Added by Leigh Hynes on September 12, 2017 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

What every teacher should have...

Cross blogged from my Hynessight blog.

What every teacher in NZ should have. Digitally speaking!

This is my list of ICT tools that every teacher must have, in every class, in every school.

1. A RSS reader like Google reader to collect new articles from webites that they like

2. A digital…

Added by Leigh Hynes on May 10, 2017 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

A Rant But An Important One - Is Your Teaching Future Focused?

 Cross blogged from Hynessight

The TKI website has some excellent resources on curriculum development and on 21st March launched Spotlights, focusing on specific aspects of the NZC.  I was pleased to see a spotlight on…


Added by Leigh Hynes on April 10, 2017 at 16:15 — No Comments

Blended learning

Found this new Blended Learning Video because I subscribe to the Bozeman channel which Paul Anderson creates, as a teacher of sciences and biology in particular.

In my opinion the video is very good because it ties in blended learning with the inquiry model of learning. It does not matter which model of inquiry learning you subscribe to you can see how blended learning is so effective.



Added by Leigh Hynes on January 17, 2017 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

A plea to all teachers exploring new digital technologies for computational thinking

Cross-blogged from Hynessight

I am fresh back from Ulearn.  My presentation there centred around what I had seen at ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) in Denver this last June, compared…

Added by Leigh Hynes on October 10, 2016 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

How to Thrive Online

How to Thrive Online

I watched this (50 minute long) video of Howard Rheingold, cyberculture expert and academic, on How to…

Added by Leigh Hynes on September 28, 2016 at 12:36 — 1 Comment

Twitter as a Teaching and Learning Tool

This post is crossblogged from Hynessight.

I am not a great tweeter.  I tweet out my blog and, occasionally, I tweet out other useful resources that I like and think other educators might like, too.  However, I do use Twitter in other ways.  If I want to get any ideas, inspiration or help from whoever I can, I often turn to Twitter to search for hashtags about my topic of interest.  And I follow about 600…


Added by Leigh Hynes on September 5, 2016 at 7:41 — 2 Comments

Time time time

A post from the archives...but well worth a reread as I suspect many people will resonate with Leigh's frustrations! (Hazel)

This site is the home of a multitude of excellent resources, which I haven't had the time to peruse lately.  As my sabbatical comes closer, I am relishing the thought of having enough of that precious commodity (if there is such a thing?) to look at many of the videos here.

As for me, we struggle with the realities of clogged internet lines at…


Added by Leigh Hynes on August 17, 2016 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Just another thought along the same lines

Adding to thoughts in Hazel Owen's blog post about the quality of method of delivery of some presenters, I felt I have to add my 10 cents worth in.

Cross blogged from my personal opinion Hynessight blog, here it is.

Added by Leigh Hynes on May 3, 2016 at 5:30 — 4 Comments

Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century

Crossblogged from Hynessight…


Added by Leigh Hynes on February 26, 2016 at 9:08 — 1 Comment

Devices off, please!

Devices off, please.

Cross blogged from Hynessight
A couple of years ago, I was talking to a large group of teachers about using digital devices for learning in their classes.  The session was for the whole staff and…

Added by Leigh Hynes on February 5, 2016 at 17:23 — 2 Comments

An industrial model - batches of learners

Cross blogged from Hynessight

A controversial discussion - the first for me in 2016.

A recent post in the Facebook NZ Primary Teachers Group got me wondering about whether some teachers would ever get over the industrial model of schooling.  The post started with a question as to whether it was acceptable…

Added by Leigh Hynes on January 20, 2016 at 17:09 — 1 Comment

Huripoki - Flipping New Zealand Style!

“Culture is central to learning. It plays a role not only in communicating and receiving information, but also in shaping the thinking process of groups and individuals. A pedagogy that acknowledges, responds to, and celebrates fundamental cultures offers full, equitable access to education for students from all cultures”. (1)


While writing up…


Added by Leigh Hynes on January 19, 2016 at 13:30 — 7 Comments

ILEs - they are hard work!

Crossblogged from Hynessight

Warning!  In this post, I use lots of "eduspeak" acronyms which I will put the key to here at the beginning so you can refer back to it.

ILE = …

Added by Leigh Hynes on November 30, 2015 at 17:57 — 1 Comment

Let's sharpen our focus.

Crossblogged from Hynessight

In August, I blogged about the Backlash or Implementation Dip?.     Since then, there seems to have been a further media stirring of that…


Added by Leigh Hynes on November 8, 2015 at 6:28 — 1 Comment

Modern Pedagogy

Crossblogged from Hynessight

Modern pedagogy - a reflection on the VLN discussion.

There has been an interesting debate on the VLN (Virtual Learning Network) in the last few months, about what…


Added by Leigh Hynes on October 4, 2015 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Regaining ownership of your eportfolio google site

Crossblogged from Hynessight

If you have made an eportfolio in your school domain using google sites, you might need to consider transferring it into your private gmail account so if you leave the school, it won't be accidentally deleted by the school, and you can keep the eportfolio no matter what school you are at.

I recommend that you make your eportfolio in your private address to begin with, but if…


Added by Leigh Hynes on September 13, 2015 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

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