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What do you use your Moodle for?

Technology doesn’t always get used in the way that the creators originally intended. By the turn of the millennium, for example, my 486-66 tower computer was being used to prop open the office door; it was Lifehacker air conditioning. Today, it is well established in our minds that there are technologies that disrupt, and technologies
matarua kapa haka 2017

Te Puna Mātauranga Māori

 Nā Whare Isaac-Sharland E tangi e reo, mōu e ngaro haere nei. Ko te Huia kua ngaro noa atu, Otirā ko ana kupu tohutohu. Kāore ko tōna reo, i waihotia mai. Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! (Nā Whare Isaac-Sharland rāua ko Apera Clark) Ko Tawhiuau rāua ko Hikurangi ngā maunga, Ko Rangtaiki rāua ko

Creating culturally safe organisations: Lessons from health

Over the last few years, I’ve worked with several organisations who want to improve engagement with Māori on educational issues. As Pākehā, I’ve been involved in these kinds of projects because of experiences and commitment to building knowledge and practice about how, as non-Māori, to best affirm Māori authority. I’ve been really interested in the
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iCubed: How design thinking develops lifelong learners

In an interview with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ in June, Kevin Kelly, founding editor of Wired magazine, said that we have to accept being “perpetual newbies” in this digital era. He argued that, “We’re going to have to become lifelong learners. I think this is the major meta-skill that needs to be taught in schools.”

Manaakitanga — The story of two schools

My family is made up of many legendary scone bakers and good old pikelet makers — sadly I am not one of them. Our whānau scones are so legendary, that we’ve been known to have scone bake-offs when we’re together on special occasions to see if there is actually one baker better than the other. Competition

Cook Islands language week

Kia orana. Aere mai, tapiri mai, i te ‘akaepaepaanga ite ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani. It’s winter. It’s cold. If you’re like me you were wishing you were in the islands. Welcome to Cook Islands Language week which runs from Sunday 30 July – Saturday 5 August 2017. The aim of Cook Islands

My reo journey continues

Caption: Andrew is continuing to create opportunities to include a greater range of kupu and kīwaha into the video and web conference resources he develops through LEARNZ virtual field trips. Image: LEARNZ. Over time, I have come to appreciate how the Māori language is intimately woven into the fabric of nature, history, customs, and beliefs.
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Hangarau Matihiko — E tipu e rea

E tipu e rea mō ngā rā o tō ao Ko tō ringa ki ngā rākau a te Pākehā Hei ora mō te tinana Ko tō ngākau ki ngā taonga a ō tīpuna Māori Hei tikitiki mō tō māhunga Ko tō wairua ki tō atua, nāna nei ngā mea katoa — Tā Apirana Ngata Grow
ten trends 2017

Ten Trends in education 2017

CORE’s Ten Trends for 2017 are now available to view and use for personal reflection, research or as a catalyst for staff discussion. Every year our team at CORE invests time drawing together ideas from a range of areas to create our Ten Trends. There’s a lot of value for our staff in doing so

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