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[30 Sep 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
ICT for students learning English - NESB or ESOL

I think that the web offers a wide-range of wonderful learning opportunities for ESOL or NESB students.  It is really important that teachers know their students well enough and understand their needs, but also that teachers know the range of technologies that they have available to them to best support their students’ learning.
When we look at online learning opportunities, these range from applications that can be completely open - viewed and contributed to by anyone in the world, right through to applications that are very closed - only certain people …

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[30 Aug 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Mobile Phones in the Classroom - Education Review Article

I recently wrote this article for the Education Review. It is a very concise summary of my thinking 6 months after completion of my research. “It seems somewhat ironic that while schools try to find extra funding to increase student and teacher access to ICT, the tool that many students already have in their pockets is overlooked and its use actively denied through restrictive school policy…”

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[16 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
ICT in a Secondary French Class

I am privileged to work with an incredibly motivated and creative teacher who is always exploring the best ways to engage her students. She teaches French and was recently profiled in the New Zealand ICT PD Newsletter and I just wanted to cross-post the article here so as others who may not read the newsletter may be inspired by Florence as I have been! Check out her blog here and Florence is also on twitter look for @froggieflo

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[17 Dec 2008 | 5 Comments | ]

My report is finished - to final proof-reading stage anyway and I am feeling good! I thought I would pop my abstract up here for people to have a look at… The report will be made available through the efellows website in the next few weeks and no doubt I will pop a copy up on this website too.

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[26 Feb 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Wow!  When I asked for student voice, I really wasn’t expecting so much detail!  This is GREAT!
Thank you so much to Mrs McGhie’s Year 5 class in Auckland, New Zealand.   For readers of the blog - most of the children in this class would be 9/10 years old.It struck me earlier today that the students who have contributed the following information have never known a world without cellphones.  They definitely haven’t known a world without the internet and they probably haven’t had to endure dial-up connections.   It was also …

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[12 Nov 2007 | 3 Comments | ]

I found this on slidecast. I thought it was pretty simple and straightforward. However, I also want to store it here on my blog because it is a really good starting point for the direction my research will be heading… why reinvent the wheel… Let’s look at what people are using this technology for already and work to improve and build on this.

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