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Farewelling the VPLD site and programme

Posted by Merryn Dunmill on December 5, 2016 at 13:01 0 Comments

Kia ora koutou

The Virtual Professional Learning and Development (VPLD) programme has been, to date, supported by a New Zealand Ministry of Education contract allowing a full virtual mentoring programme and face-to-face annual hui/conference for participants since the programme's inception in 2010. Sadly, the contract is no longer supported and this site and the programme end this month. 

Thanks to all of you who have joined and shared in this wonderful space.…

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Best Digital Resource Finalist: Please Vote

Posted by Nicola Stevenson on November 11, 2016 at 18:30 0 Comments

I was stoked to hear that I have made it to the "Best Digital Resource" finalist in the Interface awards. Please take a look and vote by next Wednesday. 

https://interfaceonline.co.nz/nicola-stevenson-tautoru-blog/…

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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…

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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

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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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Robotics

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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