Last month we mentioned the exciting arrival of our 300th member. Building the community is something I personally celebrate as it presents many opportunities. The larger the community grows the more hope is held that members are experiencing the sharing of knowledge among a large,varied group. Ethos is all about the coming together of like minded people to share and discuss ideas. This dialogue only works if there are others to share with. The…Continue
There are moments when I wonder how thick headed can some leaders be when it comes to resistance to the use of digital tools for the advancement of education. Then I come on a dramatic story of how a simple tool like text messaging has radically and rapidly transformed lives.
If this works in rural Africa then can a system be adapted for first world countries?
How can parents, community leaders and business leaders ignore the statistic that 25 percent of high school…Continue
There's a new bilingual app for iPhone and iPad...as well as an online version. I really enjoyed the narration combined with the graphics and background sounds that were redolent of New Zealand. Definitely recommend taking a look.
The overview of Whakatipu reads:
Whakatipu is releasing a new bilingual app for iPhone and iPad in time for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.
‘Māui and his first journey’…
Added by Hazel Owen on July 24, 2014 at 12:56 — No Comments
Integration of Web 2.0 and mobile technology in Learning and Teaching
I thought I would do something a bit different rather than posting a blog 'blog'. I thought I'll get this community to help me unpack this. Not that I have not done it already, I guess what I am envisaging in posting this blog is a good discussion. I…Continue
Added by Vickel Narayan on July 23, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments
The lovely +Alyx Gillett asked some really good questions following my last blog post so I thought I share them and my answers with you here:
"I'd be really interested in the ways teachers…
As I have the task of organising the production of a suite of promotional videos for a new model of learning adopted by my institution, I have been keen to get some tips on the best ways of engaging an audience using video.
My research caused me to stumble upon this podcast by the eLearning coach (Connie Malamed) called…
I didn't know all that much about Chromebooks until about half way through last year. The Manaiakalani Cluster in Auckland have been using them for some time,…
This post is cross posted from teaching at the end of the earth.Continue
The International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is described as "a double-blind, peer-reviewed, open access journal freely available online". Subscriptions and fees are not required to access this journal; however, readers desiring hardcopies of issues can…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on July 16, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments
There's always lots going on, sometimes it's hard to remember to blog about it! For me in my work the focus has definitely shifted from being a 'trainer in things IT' to being a connector between school leaders' and teachers' existing knowledge and relevant information out there - not always easy for us as facilitators as there is an immense amount of knowledge out there for us to be aware of... With Teaching as Inquiry being such a powerful vehicle for all educators to progress their…
The post first appeared http://pracport.posterous.com/practice-portfolio-workshops
For the next two weeks I have committed to helping teachers create their practice portfolios. Many of our teachers are long overdue for promotion, some want a better way of evidencing their teaching practice to their managers, some want to introduce their students to…Continue
This post first appeared on Clive on Learning: http://clive-shepherd.blogspot.com/2011/08/questioning-social-media.html
The recent arrival of a new social network in the form of Google+ has given cause for reflection from some long-serving social media users and advocates. Cammy Bean describes how she has been Taking a…Continue
Matt from Twingl here. When we joined the Ethos Community, Hazel asked that we share a bit about who we are and what we're working on. So here it is!
At Twingl we believe that technology can make humanity smarter—and we're building the first generation of tools to do exactly that.
A few months ago…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on July 10, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments
Its a strange thing having spent 25 years of my life working with, for, and among young people, especially when I'm just inching up on 40 years old myself. One of the things this career has afforded me is perspective: With the long view in mind, I can see things differently than others who've been in and out of the work in small increments. But at my age, I'm not an…