Archive | July, 2013

Data Mining Student Learning behaviours through URL Shorteners

5 July 2013

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URL shorteners such as bit.ly, goo.gl, tinyurl are in the main used to make our use of the web more convenient, especially when it comes to giving out long winded web addresses to our students (and staff!). An 80 character url can be shortened into a format that only takes a few seconds to type […]

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NZQA Launches a Series of Facebook Pages for each senior subject

3 July 2013

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NZQA has launched a series of Facebook pages for each senior secondary school subject.  Pages can be located by typing the NZQA and subject name into the Facebook search tool. These pages alert people to new or updated information for internally assessed standards on the NZQA subject pages. Teachers need to click ‘Like’ and then alerts are […]

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Using Google Maps Engine Lite in the classroom – Student Worksheet included

3 July 2013

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After feeling inspired by completing the Google Mapping course I have created a worksheet that is suitable for Year 8/9 students to use in order to develop their understanding of online mapping and Google Maps Engine Lite. This could be run as a standalone lesson or as part of a wider project. I have used […]

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