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

Digital fluency · Leadership · New Zealand · NZACDITT

Google announces CS4HS 2017 recipients

Congratulations to a host of excellent digital technology educators who have won Google funding for 2017. Google has run Computer Science for High Schools (CS4HS) programs in Australia and New Zealand since 2011, with more than 9,000 teachers trained. I believe in a first for New Zealand, the teachers association NZACDITT (New Zealand Association for Computing, Digital and… Continue reading Google announces CS4HS 2017 recipients

NZACDITT · Technology · Web

20 years of a free, open web

If you’ve not yet read April 30, 2013 is the 20th anniversary of the intent statement by CERN making World Wide Web (“W3”, or simply “the web”) technology available on a royalty-free basis. http://info.cern.ch/ Read the original document here. (https://cds.cern.ch/record/1164399) CERN are also working to restore as accurately (and originally) as possible original URL‘s (such as… Continue reading 20 years of a free, open web