Creating an informal Back Channel for the classroom

27 March 2014

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Learning in the 21st Century is seeing more teachers defaulting to the position of facilitator to support and develop the learner. With students embarking on personalised learning pathways with differentiated tasks, blended learning, group work and independent research all possibly running simultaneously the classroom has become a difficult place to manage, or has it? Why […]

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Supporting Digital Tech Teachers with Database Development – Random Records

12 March 2014

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Students often find it quite challenging when they are required to provide sample, or test data to populate a database with. This is certainly important at NCEA Level 3, where students are expected to be generating their own test data to use in their solutions for initial prototyping/testing purposes. This is particularly important when systems […]

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Supporting teachers with 3.40 Information Systems External

26 February 2014

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A number of teachers through the NZACDITT forum have asked for the link to my resources for the delivery of the 3.40 Digital Technologies external so I have hosted all the resources I have on dropbox, for which the link is here. A great deal of time was put into preparing this standard for delivery […]

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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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Te reo M?ori choice for Windows 8, Office 2013, and the Internet

27 June 2013

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Great to see Microsoft developing M?ori language support within their product. Taken from the GovTech blog: For ten years Microsoft has been collaborating with Te Taura Whiri i te Reo M?ori (the M?ori Language Commission) and language experts to bring free te reo M?ori interfaces to the technology that millions of Kiwis use every day. In […]

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Update on my Whereabouts

14 June 2013

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Well if you are reading this you’re probably intrigued as to the nature of this post. Summing up briefly, I’ve left the UK for pastures new, having moved to New Zealand on Christmas Eve 2012. I’ve given up pretty much everything in the UK, my house, a job I loved, friends ….. to start afresh […]

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