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NCEA markers on lookout for memorised or plagiarised answers in 2017 school exams

This has been happening for a year or two in the Digital Technology Externals, but looks like it will roll-out across all Learning areas of the NZC for the 2107 NCEA. NCEA assessment documentation warned Digital Technologies teachers in 2016 that externally assessed reports must be in a student’s own words and that suspicion of… Continue reading NCEA markers on lookout for memorised or plagiarised answers in 2017 school exams

Connectivism · COP (Community of Practice) · Digital fluency · Māori · NCEA · New Zealand · NZACDITT · Technology

Digital Technology Consultation

With under two weeks to go until the closing of the Ministry of Education consultation on the Digital Technology Curriculum draft I thought I’d post this plea for anyone interested to make your voice heard. Here you will find links to: the Consultation Presentation from Tim Bell and Hinerangi Edwards (from the Rotorua meeting), three… Continue reading Digital Technology Consultation

Change · COP (Community of Practice) · Digital fluency · Leadership · Māori · New Zealand · NZACDITT · Technology

Response to the Newsroom

A recent Newsroom article positing a very negative response to proposed Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko Curriculum has managed to gain a lot of traction on Twitter. I was actually really disappointed by the article, and it is unfortunate that the platform doesn’t allow comments so we can’t discuss the points directly. I believe the article itself… Continue reading Response to the Newsroom

CISC8100 Applied Practice in Context · Connectivism · COP (Community of Practice) · Leadership · Mindlab · New Zealand · NZACDITT · PLD · Technology

Week 32 – Changes in my Practice

Titiro whakamuri, kokiri whakamua Look back and reflect, so you can move forward Reflective practice is a challenging, demanding, and often trying process that is most successful as a collaborative effort. (Osterman, K. & Kottkamp, R., 1993) What? The most valuable takeaway from this course for me has been the depth of professional discussion and… Continue reading Week 32 – Changes in my Practice

CISC8100 Applied Practice in Context · Connectivism · COP (Community of Practice) · Digital fluency · Leadership · Mindlab · New Zealand · NZACDITT

Week 30: Using social online networks in professional development

Beginning the Journey Rouse (2016) defines social networking as the “practice of expanding the number of one’s business and/or social contacts by making connections through individuals”, using the analogy of six degrees of separation. My access to (digital) social networking or “social-media” has largely followed me throughout my teaching career, from playing GNE in 2002/3,… Continue reading Week 30: Using social online networks in professional development

CISC8100 Applied Practice in Context · COP (Community of Practice) · Mindlab · NZACDITT

Week 25: Defining Your Practice

Critically defining my practice with reference to Wenger’s (2000) concept of community of practice. Reading Wenger’s piece called to mind: Wenger, E. (2015) describes a people who ‘belong’, engaged in contributing, who “share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly”, a way of locating yourself… Continue reading Week 25: Defining Your Practice

Connectivism · COP (Community of Practice) · Digital fluency · Web

P2PU School of Webcraft :: Webmaking 101

I am always on the lookout for new opportunities for my classes. I recently (re)discovered P2PU (Peer-2-Peer University) an open education project is designed as a community where you can learn online, earning recognition and badges for completing set achievements. What a better way to ensure quality and usefulness of any resource than to jump in and use it… Continue reading P2PU School of Webcraft :: Webmaking 101