Category Archives: Literacy Language Numeracy

We want our kids to want to go to school: Iwi and whānau speak

Melanie Riwai-Couch opened the Te Toi Tupu hui by talking a little bit about the work she is doing with iwi. A lot of the things she is looking it is around iwi and whānau ‘voice’. Melanie is from a … Continue reading

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Opening up the world with open reading

Richard Elliott has some peaches in his eLearning Watchfor May. A couple that I was particulary taken with are The Open Library and The Open Academic Textbook Catalogue. The Open Library This amazing resource offers a searchable (editable) database, with, … Continue reading

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Braille uncovered: 15 facts you should know

Jasmine Hall shared this great article entitled 15 Facts to share during braille literacy month (January – so I’m a bit behind the 8 ball!!). The article, as you might expect has some fascinating facts about Braille. I was not … Continue reading

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eLearning and teacher education: Crossing digital divides

Image by Wayan Vota via FlickrNoelene Wright started the presentation with a reference to Prensky’s notion of Digital natives and the fact that it was always supposed to be a metaphor, and has since be used in ways that he … Continue reading

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Inquiry Learning: getting kids out of the box (Jill Hammonds)

Image by istlibrary via FlickrIf you are interested in inquiry learning, and finding out strategies for trying the approach with students…or maybe you are already using inquiry learning but would like to find out more – then this session by … Continue reading

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Relationships, literacy and team spirit: Janey Nolan talks about her work with Te Kura (guest blogger August 2011)

August’s guest blogger, Janey Nolan, has crafted a wonderfully engaging read that looks into the importance of building relationships, how animals can help build trust, literacy, and the essential ingredient – team spirit. Please leave Janey questions and comments below … Continue reading

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Zeenah – Learning in a social world: A social learning scenario

A couple of months ago I shared a scenario of a tertiary learner and how they may use Web 2.0 and social learning as a student. This month, I would like to share the scenario of Zeenah. This is a … Continue reading

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Information Literacy and Web 2.0 – the Scenario of Susie

I have just finished working on a mindmap that tells the story of Susie and her use of Web 2.0 tools to conduct research for her assignments. The mindmap: Susie Web 2.0 Research is designed to give an idea of … Continue reading

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The proof of the pudding: Students using social media in class improve contributions, comprehension and literacy

Image source by Nomad Saleh Often the question arises – should mobile devices be banned from classrooms? I guess for many teachers it it the proof of the pudding that answers that question – much better than someone ‘telling’ them … Continue reading

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Educators and Academic Integrity: Who watches the watchers?

Image by George Eastman House via FlickrA couple of years ago Vickel Narayan and I wrote a paper entitle Pedagogy, policing or preventing plagiarism? A little more recently we were asked by Jude Barback (incoming Editor of New Zealand Education … Continue reading

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