Embracing the new COOL
Communities of Online Learning - it's the new COOL. Overview As part of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill that was introduced to parliament last week, we were introduced to the concept of Communities of Online Learning, or COOLs. This gives option for students to enroll in online learning providers as…
"We don't know what we don't know" - So what can we do about it?
In my work I often hear the following... We don't know what we don't know Seems fair enough, right? I always thought so, but recently (after hearing it a lot) I've really be pondering this statement and am starting to wonder if it could, sometimes, just be an excuse. I…
Adult learning theory - for kids?
As someone who works with adults who teach children, I like to have some understanding of the theories of learning. This infographic outlining Knowles' 4 Principles of Andragogy has got me wondering a little bit. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics The 4 principles given for adult learning theory…
NZTech Education Technology Summit - Pedagogy strand: Sam McNeill
Effectively integrating the use of technology into student inquiry and collaborative programmes Sam McNeill, Director of ICT, St Andrews College. Presentation slides When thinking about technology, we think about opportunity. Those managing the technology often think about risk. How do we protect data? How do we protect students? How do…
NZTech Education Technology Summit - Keynote: Betsy Corcoran
Of unicorns and flying elephants: Is this the future of EdTech? Betsy Corcoran, CEO & Co-Founder, EdSurge (USA) What is EdSurge? EdSurge aim to find what the right technology is for any particular school, any community. They have free EdTech newsletters and resources. 3 classes of trends Science & tech…
NZTech Education Technology Summit - Keynote: Mike Usmar
With the opportunity to get to the NZTech Education Technology Summit at Massey University in Albany, I thought I'd give live blogging of a keynote a go. I'm not sure this is technically live blogging as I'm posting it several hours after the event, but it was (mostly) written during…
Manaakitanga
Manaakitanga: hospitality, kindness, generosity, support - the process of showing respect, generosity and care for others.1 It's not just something we teach our kids. It's something for us—teachers, adults—to live also. We need to watch what we say in public. This includes on social media. And yes,…