Monthly Archives: September 2010

E-learning: Making change happen at the institutional level (Peter Loom at Sharefest)

Image by Getty Images via @daylifePeter Loom began by introducing the notion of eLearning, and then explored in greater depth the big picture of eLearning, what’s in it for us, for the teacher, for the institution, for the key stakeholders, … Continue reading

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GUIDE: The Teacher’s Guide to using Facebook!

The introduction to the resource reads: “Welcome to the Teacher’s Guide to using Facebook! As educators, social networking can carry tremendous potential benefits in one’s professional development as well as staying in touch with friends, family, and colleagues. Facebook is … Continue reading

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Facebook For Learning? Boleh! View more webinars from Zaid Alsagoff.

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Netsafe embraces social networking: Learn, Guide, Protect

A couple of weeks ago (August 26th 2010) I was lucky to be invited to a preview of NetSafe’s new cyber safety school initiative: Learn, Guide, Protect. I must admit to a certain frisson of negativity as I feared another … Continue reading

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Kura Kaupapa Māori using LAMS to help motivate and engage students

Robin Ohia (image provided by Robin) Robin Ohia is one of the energetic, creative educators with whom I have been working for the last eight months as part of the Virtual Professional Development (VPD) project. To provide a little bit … Continue reading

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Young learners leading the way

Image source There is much talk of creativity and concern that schools indeed, in the words of Sir Ken Robinson, kill creativity. A Futurelab review (2002 – click here to download the .pdf of the review) indicated that the “Understandings … Continue reading

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Make your Moodle visual

Image via WikipediaThis is a short video that shows you how to link to activities created in Moodle as well as external sites, in a Moodle book plugin. It also shows you how to create very visual home pages in … Continue reading

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Teaching geography in New Zealand: Māori geography

Image via Wikipedia Following on from a post I made a few weeks ago Links to ideas, resources, and tools for learning and teaching Te Reo Māori, there has been growing interest in discipline-specific resources, in particular geography. Curriculum Paul … Continue reading

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Social networking and connecting for health, literacy, community and a better way of life

Image via Wikipedia You may wonder, sometimes, if ICT in general and mobile technology in particular is also about revenue generation and filling time with empty connections. In some cases you may be right, however, after doing a wee bit … Continue reading

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Vocational education and training: Can ICT enhanced learning and teaching help?

The Vocation Education and Training (VET) Sector, for those who are not sure, “prepares trainees for jobs that are based on manual or practical activities, traditionally non-academic, and totally related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation“. In New Zealand … Continue reading

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