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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

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Week 27: Trend influencing education in New Zealand or internationally

The 2016 Horizon Report (Adams Becker, et.al, pp16-17) identified a trend influencing education internationally that is specifically relevant to my practice as a teacher of Digital Technology in New Zealand: Coding as a Literacy. The report posits that computer science (CS) is one of the fastest growing industries across the world: a major (and growing)… Continue reading Week 27: Trend influencing education in New Zealand or internationally

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Week 26: Current issues in my professional context

Culture is the unique set of beliefs and practices shared by a group that are the essence of their special character. Stoll (1998) supports this idea when she talks about the mind-set of culture being, that’s the “way we do things around here”; school culture she writes is shaped by its history, community expectations and… Continue reading Week 26: Current issues in my professional context