Category Archives: Uncategorized

The Web’s founder calls for action, so where is education?

The Web’s founder calls for action, so where is education?. My response: What idealistic thinking Berners-Lee has when he says: “Unless we have an open, neutral internet we can rely on without worrying about what’s happening at the back door, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Modern Learning Environments

Originally posted on michaela . pinkerton:
I used to love my four walls. Four walls of a traditional classroom with burgeoning displays of superb student work. And a door. Appointments would be made to watch my ‘best’ lesson for appraisal. People…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ngā kura māuiui o Aotearoa: The sick New Zealand schools

Originally posted on Save Our Schools NZ:
Installation by Martin Thrupp, Donn Ratana and Viv Aitken Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, March 2014 Weather permitting, the installation will be available for viewing outside the Festivals of Education venues in…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

News Flash: Voki now on iPad!

News Flash: Voki now on iPad!. Absolutely must consider online tool that evokes interest, engagement and critical thinking. One sure way of drawing students attention to their ideas being heard and the audience receiving their messages.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The first School in the Cloud opens in the UK

Originally posted on TED Blog:
A group of students explores a question at the Killingworth School in the Cloud, as a volunteer member of the “Granny Cloud” gives them guidance from the screen. By Sarah Schoengold Sugata Mitra has opened…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Teaching VS Tools

Sometimes you find a tool that makes you wonder how on earth did you ever teach without it…maybe it was a feather and ink well, a led pencil, a pencil with an eraser, a ‘Bic’ pen (with ink already in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

21st Century Literacies

Related articles Education: What is Literacy in the 21st Century? (conservativeread.com) Will The 21st Century Be Defined By Games? (kotaku.com.au) New Literacies: How Can We Define New Literacies in the 21st Century? (twinada.wordpress.com) Literacy – a fundamental right for all … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flipped Learning – Educational Transformation

Here is a blog to get the pedagogical juices flowing – take your time to engage with Jackie as she has a refreshing and thoughtful way of helping to encourage your own critical thinking about the concept of ‘flipped learning’. … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Digital Depth?

As I journey and learn more about myself as a teacher and as a digital citizen, it becomes more apparent that it is not a journey one should take on their own for sure.  The influence that I have on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blogging, boggling, boggled…

I have tried my hand at this blogging ‘thing’ for sometime and never felt very successful so now that I have established that this is a weakness and I obviously have this need to persist with it, I will document … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment