Posted on August 10, 2011 by teachernz
Saturday was my third #EduCampAKL and well worth the caffeine
fuelled drive up from Hamilton to Epsom Girls Grammar School.
There were lots of new faces, plenty of familiar ones and a few online
friends that it was great to meet face to face for the first time.
Full House at Epsom Girls Grammar School
It was a full house, populated by eager teachers/learners who saw the
value in giving up their free time to connect with like minded
colleagues from across the education sectors. It was a day to
further our understandings of third millenium pedagogy and the new tools that might be used to engage students and promote effective learning.
PD is often seen as something that is done to teachers (not always
the case IMHO) but EduCamps/Barcamps are different. There are no
reluctant participants; everyone who is there wants to be there. Twitter
once again proved itself the WD40 of social oils and made it
ridiculously easy to slip into conversations with strangers previously
Ultimately though, the day was about people*.
People sharing and discussing their thoughts, their successes, their
pitfalls and reflections. A group of likeminded educators all willing to
join with others to connect and collaborate. I wondered again what it
would be like to work in a learning environment surrounded by these
He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
Next… EduCampBOP …see you there!
*and I got a choccy fish :-)
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Posted on May 1, 2010 by teachernz
I signed up for paperless day
(April 22), but sadly wasn’t in class. I kept my side of the
bargain and my co-teacher ran a paperless programme for the day (and I
most of the next day).
Students are busy working on movies, slideshows and blog entries about their day ( they’ll appear on the class blog), but here’s a taster of what Room 13 did. Made entirely in Google’s Picasa with a soundtrack created in Aviary’s Myna audio editor.
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Posted on October 26, 2008 by teachernz
So, enough hovering. Here’s where I’ll set up a portal for other teachers at school.
I’ll post links to software, sites and other items of interest and
reflect on some of the things that have worked well for me in class and
others that haven’t been so successful.
There are heaps of teacher/class blogs and wiki out there that I’ll
add as links, but I’d like to think that colleagues at school will be
more likely to try new things ICT if they know that this is my space and that they can discuss things with me if they want to.
I could introduce them to Twitter instead. I’ve been making class web sites and blogs since 2001, but always in isolation, an island entire. Now, via Twitter,
I’m learning from others again! For years I’ve been the guru that
people have come to for ICT help, but today I’m getting help myself
from ethereal colleagues. It feels good.
*Hoverfly “painted” in Artrage 2.5 – some post work (copy and flip the wing) in Paint.net
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Posted on October 25, 2008 by teachernz
I need to think about how I’m going to set things up for next year…
- Adding Live Writer to all the class computers for children to post to glenview9
- Rearranging the physical layout of the classroom
- Introducing PBWiki in term one or even during meet the teacher at the end of term four
- Publicizing the blog and wiki to parents (and the school community) and encouraging comments and participation
- Integrating it all into the classroom and replacing some of the bookwork children do
Where to start? I’ve hovered around the fringes of Web 2.0 for the
past few years dipping my toes in the water here and there – time to jump in.
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Posted on October 23, 2008 by teachernz
So.. back at school for nearly two weeks now and what have I done?
Not a lot. I just can’t see a way to fit it all in and meet the
requirements of “if it’s not on paper it’s not real”.
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