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[27 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
When Famous People Die

A number of students will be wanting to talk about and focus on Michael Jackson’s death - and obviously the immediacy of his death means that linking this into current teaching programmes is going to be difficult, but the availability of information online means that the type of resources we have access to immediately after this piece of news broke is so much more broad than the traditional medium of newspapers and television. Why not make use of some of the more interesting content that comes through and work it into online programmes? (read more…)

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[24 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

The inaugural AUPOV conference was held in Wollongong, (near Sydney) last week. I felt incredibly privileged to be invited as the International Guest Speaker and gained a huge amount personally from the networking opportunities and the wide range of engaging and informative speakers.

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[8 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Reflecting on Moodle

I had an old blog which I used when I very first became interested in ICT and eLearning - but when I got my fellowship last year I started this new one… anyway, I have been thinking that it is a shame to have lost all of those initial posts so I have decided to pull some of the better ones over on to this blog and revive them! This particular one is about Moodle from July 1 2007.

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[7 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]
Evaluating The TeacherMate

First of all, I would like to state that I am a trained secondary school English teacher - not primary trained, and certainly not trained in the teaching of basic literacy skills to new entrant students. However, I would like to evaluate TeacherMate in the context of handheld-devices and personalised learning in the classroom.

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[5 Jun 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Literacy and Numeracy - Teacher Mate

I was recently contacted by the creators of TeacherMate to see if I would be interested in taking a look at and reviewing one of their TeacherMate products and I have been very impressed. Here is a quick summary of the tool itself.

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[1 Jun 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

That she has been offered a place on the Excelerator Future Leaders Programme starting in July!
The programme is based at The University of Auckland Business School and is for the development of New Zealand’s young leaders.  My place on this programme has been generously sponsored by the Wolfe Fisher Trust.
The course begins in July with our first residential.  I look forward to being able to share more about this course through this blog.
I am also very excited to have been named as an Apple Distinguished Educator for the Australia/New Zealand …