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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
As I write this, four or five lucky people are waiting to be named as CORE -Education eFellows for 2014. I have had a great year along with Claire, Emma, Heather and Jamie. Josephine and Michael have been wonderful mentors and I am sure will continue to do the same for the next group of innovative educators. So whoever you are, I am so excited for you and can’t wait for the announcement at ULearn tomorrow.
Posted by Pauline Henderson at 11:25 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
One of the best things about having a passion for anything is sharing that passion with others. It could be sport, computer games, books, films, food or in my case eLearning. Currently I am involved in a PLG (Professional Learning Group) at my school. This entails facilitating a small group and sharing ideas and tools about eLearning. Yesteday we talked about, looked at and shared ideas about the use of blogs in the classroom. However, the very best thing for me was not showing my classroom blog, but having another staff member share his awesome Yr10 Science blog. I was able to help him get started and set it up, but the rest of the success was all due to a teacher’s motivation to try something new and his enthusiastic class. I felt very excited to see how just sharing the knowledge creates new opportunity. I do think there are still many people who see themselves as gatekeepers of knowledge. Those days are done and dusted. The huge increase in MOOC – online courses – has seen knowledge being shared around the world. I am always amazed by the sharing of resources and knowledge in the elearning community through vehicles such as Twitter, blogs and Teacher led events such as educamps. Teachmeets and eduignite type events. Our students are able to find a vast amount of information for themselves. Just check out the sharing on Facebook. ”If you get , give. If you learn, share. I am looking forward to other members of our little PLG sharing their eLearning journeys.
Posted by Pauline Henderson at 11:52 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Posted by Pauline Henderson at 11:55 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013
“It’s not just the adage ‘write what you know,’ it’s about gathering up all of the knowledge and experience you’ve collected up to now to help you dive into the things you don’t know.” I got this idea for a writing starter from a fabulous TED talk by American poet and teacher Sarah Kay. In this talk she talks about spoken poetry and the power it has for teenagers to find their voice. She talks about a writing exercise she uses with her students. As we were struggling for speech topics I decided we would also write a list. Here is the combined list with help from my year 10 class. 10 Things I know to be True 1)Dogs will forgive you immediately, cats not so quickly 2)Reading is the key to success. (775million people can’t read, 152million children do not attend school) 3)Facebook is not for NCEA credits 4)Keeping in touch with friends is important. 5)Life is hard(so you need to work hard) 6)You can survive a whole English lesson even if your cellphone is on the teacher’s desk. 7)There’s never a bad time to eat chocolate or ice cream. 8)Tomato sauce is one of the major food groups. 9)Two socks go into the wash, only one returns 10)When you can’t find something, your mum always can. Here is the link to Sarah Kay’s TED talk http://www.ted.com/playlists/77/new_to_ted.html
Posted by Pauline Henderson at 12:09 AM