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Four effective ways to learn virtually in real time

Learning online has its advantages — access to experts who you couldn’t connect with face to face; no travel time etc; also, you may not be able to meet in person due to location or time constraints. Below are four effective ways to learn virtually in real time that are used in my personal and
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Texan approaches to learning — Aotearoa applications

Ten years ago, Māori students confirmed for us the central importance of teachers establishing whānau (extended family-like) relationships, Whanaungatanga, to their successfully engaging and achieving at school… Whanaungatanga is necessary and foundational. Bishop, R & Ladwig, J & Berryman, M. (2013). In October 2017 I was Austin bound to peek in the doors of four
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DT in DT and HM: Design thinking in the Digital Technology and Hangarau Matihiko Curricula

“With its focus on design thinking, technology education supports students to be innovative, reflective, and critical in designing new models, products, software, systems, and tools to benefit people while taking account of their impact on cultural, ethical, environmental, political, and economic conditions.” (Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum, Ministry of Education, 2017) With the strengthening
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E kore e pau te ika unahi nui — Restoring the holistic wellbeing of Māori boys through connection and innovation

E kore e pau, he ika unahi nui It will not be consumed for it is a fish covered with large scales Here Taranaki compares its tribe to a heavily armoured and therefore unconquerable fish… (Mead, S. M., & Grove, N. (2001). Ngā pēpeha a ngā tīpuna) As part of CORE’s commitment to supporting innovative
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Webinars for Professional Learning in ECE

“PLD in my Pyjamas” The possibilities afforded by webinars as a professional learning platform for the ECE sector. The background stuff In partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Professional Learning and Development (PLD) programme to support the implementation of the revised and refreshed early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki began in May 2017. Alongside face-to-face
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Going back to the Island

Diving deeper into the cultures our students carry into the classrooms. Last year, I was fortunate to go back to my home island of Atiu, in the Cook Islands. It is the place where my father was born, before the Cook Islands even became a nation (the nation of the Cook Islands is only about
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Making a start with student data analysis

Background In my last post, I unpacked the Learning Management System (LMS) and the Learning Record Store (LRS). In it, I introduced the idea of capturing fine-grained student data using the Experience Application Programming Interface (xAPI) to inform programme, course, and module design. I felt it may have left many readers with a bit of
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The catch 22 of targeted support

A while ago, I visited a small rural school that had introduced a range of literacy support tools in a systematic way across all of their classes. The school had recognised that much of the content shared and used in their classrooms was in written format and that this was creating a barrier for students.
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Hey, let’s be careful out there – How to legally reuse images from the internet

            Photo by a-shuhani on Unsplash Whether you’ve briefly time warped back to the 1980s and are sitting in a moment of Hills Street Blues nostalgia, or you have no idea there is a backstory to this seemingly innocuous phrase, brace yourself for an abrupt segue. Sharing is caring —

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