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A plea to all teachers

Posted by Leigh Hynes on October 10, 2016 at 8:08 3 Comments

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 to what I see happening in New Zealand and, the truth is, not much difference.

President Obama announced a new digital technologies curriculum in the…


Gangnam catchup

Posted by Cyndi Kruijer on October 8, 2016 at 17:55 1 Comment

여보세요   yeoboseyo

It has been hot, humid and in the mid-30s. I have had a week near the sea in Busan, swimming in the sea, walking and exploring.   

The first production complete and very proud of the children. They gave an outstanding performance. Each class presented a different continent. My class had the Americas and we presented a play about the Monarch Butterfly migration through America to Mexico.  In the study as lead up we looked at the lifecycle and the… Continue

How to Thrive Online

Posted by Leigh Hynes on September 28, 2016 at 12:39 0 Comments

How to Thrive Online cross blogged from Hynessight.

I watched this (50 minute long) video of Howard Rheingold, cyberculture…


Posted by Merryn Dunmill on September 23, 2016 at 17:24 0 Comments

Special thanks to teachers who are adding photos to this site - we have some great photos from schools around the world! Keep them coming please :-)


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Developing school wide student agency in primary schools

Started by Justin Mark Hickey in Pedagogy. Last reply by Jo Wheway Aug 3. 3 Replies

HI there everybody. I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking about student agency and meaningful learning experiences for our students. This has come about as a result of my four year old…Continue

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Started by Merryn Dunmill in ICT Ehanced Learning and Teaching Jul 4. 0 Replies

This Enabling E-Learning page on Robotics tells some initiatives and approaches taking…Continue

Classroom Dynamics: Pairwork Strategies

Started by Said Ahmad Zohairy in Pedagogy. Last reply by Hazel Owen Jun 27. 2 Replies

Classroom dynamics is a very hot topic for all teachers, especially English language teachers. This includes group work and pair work techniques.- Is there a certain method(s) of pairing students? -…Continue

Mystery Skype

Started by Cyndi Kruijer in Requests for / offers to help & Frequently asked questions May 15. 0 Replies

A NZ colleague (NZ school) would like to mystery Skype. If you are keen send me a message.


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The Ministry of Education’s Connected Learning Advisory, Te Ara Whītiki, is committed to supporting schools and clusters as they plan for, manage and use digital technologies for modern learning. In this webinar we look at how schools are supporting…See More
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