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March 2018 Blog Posts (16)

VLN Primary: March Update 2018

Meet Nate - Airpoints™ for Schools

Meet Nate - Airpoints™ for Schools, by Air New Zealand…

Added by Hazel Owen on March 30, 2018 at 20:30 — No Comments

Teaching IS Inquiry

At some point in the last three years, I stopped being a teacher who accessed professional learning from time to time and rarely due to my somewhat remote setting, and became a teacher who's teaching spaces became sites of continuous professional learning and inquiry. 'Teaching' and 'learning about teaching' blurred, then all teaching became inquiry...…


Added by Madeline Campbell on March 27, 2018 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

Amazed at those people with little food yet much human energy required in special circumstances

Men at sea during long voyages on sailing ships that ate hard biscuits that they brought when they began.

Chinese who built the transcontinental railroad eating mostly rice.

Soldiers throughout history who after long marches and battles they yet fought again without much good food or rest. Note that combat before guns was VERY physical.

Those who fight forest fires on the ground for a very long time near the blazes without much rest, water, or…


Added by John S. Oliver on March 27, 2018 at 19:56 — No Comments

Here are my observations about nature that puzzle me - I welcome your comments


Added by John S. Oliver on March 27, 2018 at 19:55 — No Comments

Why MBA Degree is Still Relevant Today?

Only 7% of the MBA students are qualified enough to get a decent job. This statistic may sound dismal and may force the education ministry to take some drastic steps (like shutting down engineering colleges) but we need to take a step back and try to figure out what went wrong. It is not that the…


Added by Maisie Headey on March 27, 2018 at 16:36 — No Comments

Networking to build capacity for teaching with technologies (Call for research participation)

Dear members of the Ethos community,
If you teach with technologies or are keen on adopting education technologies in the future then I'd like to hear from you. I posted a request for my doctoral research last year but didn't get many responses from the NZ academics.
My research (University of Auckland Ethics approved #018812)  aims to identify the value of networks in developing higher educators' capacity for teaching with…

Added by Ashwini Datt on March 26, 2018 at 12:34 — 2 Comments

New forms of curricula and assessment

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…


Added by Hazel Owen on March 25, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Webquests: Ideas, resources and more

The following resources were recommended by John S. Oliver.

Are you and your students webquest fans? The Zunal Webquest site looks great.
There are…

Added by Hazel Owen on March 24, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Listening and Respecting: A Culturally Responsive Pedagogy of Relations

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…


Added by Hazel Owen on March 23, 2018 at 8:30 — 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

See How Education Has Changed and Imagine What is Coming

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?…


Added by John S. Oliver on March 15, 2018 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Add your voice to the discussion around what the Internet will 'look like' in the next 25 years

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…


Added by Hazel Owen on March 13, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

The Right Tool for the Job

Lynne Crowe recently posed a discussion question on the VLN Chromebook Book Group.

“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…


Added by Allanah King on March 11, 2018 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

SAMR model for learning languages

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…


Added by Chitose Izuno on March 10, 2018 at 22:00 — 3 Comments

5 Easy Ways YOU Can Change the World

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:

  • Australian Nick D’Aloisio began teaching himself to code on computers before he was 15 years old. He built a few small apps, but launched a major app called …

Added by Adam Fletcher on March 9, 2018 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Interactive infographic: ADDIE for Training Organisations

Recommended by Richard Elliott in an eLearning Watch 'extra' (which you can subscribe to here), is the interactive infographic based on the ADDIE model, Implementing e-learning:…


Added by Hazel Owen on March 2, 2018 at 6:00 — No Comments

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