Thursday, July 22, 2010


Loving the conference but haven't done a lot on it for a couple of days.
Settling in to keep learning about podcasts and vodcasts tonight.
The children who go to Enrich are using podcasts so they will be great resource
people and will be able to help run workshops. I love that we can value
what they do at Enrich and provide links for them. The rest of the class love
this too!
I'm torn between what I want to do next. Might explore the website development.
So exciting and lots of fun.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dr Tom on 60 Min

Podcasts and Vodcasts

Am really loving learning about these and looking at ways to apply them in the classroom as learning tools.
Spoke to the children about them today. It will be another way to use the skills the children are learning at Enrich.
After explaining what they are, the children came up with lots of ideas about how to use them in relevant ways for their learning.
We are starting to share our goals on the class blog from today. I am also going to share mine and get feedback from the class.
Really excited!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Edtech UNconference

I've worked my way through one part of the Interactive Whiteboard course and have absolutely loved it! Lots of good tips and tricks to use in the classroom.
I'm now working through the Podcast courses. This has so much potential as a tool to use in the classroom. The possibilities are endless and will provide another way for the students to show and share their learning. I'm thinking about ways to tie it in with a news bulletin for the school - pod and vodcasts on the website / blog, interviews with people relevant to the next inquiry, sharing pod and vodcasts for numeracy, writing, speeches and so much more. Will sit down and plan a specific way to introduce the skills to the students and then get them to apply the new learning to the curriculum. They are becoming very good at being able to do this effectively.
The learning through pod and vodcasts can be uploaded to their e-portfolios which I think I have sorted out now. But... you never know with technology!!
If anyone is keen to learn more about this, just let me know.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Here are some very interesting - and entertaining - thoughts and comments on the NS.
Would love to hear your thoughts!

Edtech UNconference

Really excited. Have just started participating in this conference. You complete and participate in whatever you are most interested in. All ICT related. Extremely relevant to what we are doing and incredibly practical. There are courses in just about everything you can think of. Have just started the Web 2.0 tools in the classroom sessions.
Lots of great online discussion and access to some great blogs.
Happy to share any of this with others.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Global Education

In Term 2 I joined an interesting group based on global education and the use of ICT in 21st Century Education.
It's been great to spend time reading this blog. Raises some interesting issues about just how well we are preparing our students to live in the 21st Century World.
These issues are not new but they are becoming more urgent in their need to be addressed.
There is a global education advisory board which is working towards an ICT conference. Have been invited to participate.
Might be interesting to join.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


It was very motivating to attend the NZPF Conference in the last week of term.
The speakers were incredibly motivating and I am looking forward to being able
to apply my learning, not just to my management role, but also in the classroom.
We heard a lot about leadership, balance, motivation, different styles, different
Looking forward to adding my thoughts to the blog over the next while.