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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 · Constructivism · Digital fluency · Leadership · Making · Mindlab · Technology

Week 31 – Professional Context – Crossing Boundaries

Looking back to the future Mathison and Freeman (1997) describe one version of interdisciplinarity as a combination of disciplines that enhance the learning in one of those disciplines, and by integration transcends a single discipline through an interconnected vision. In my life, I have had several professions, from graphic artist and designer to multimedia trainer,… Continue reading Week 31 – Professional Context – Crossing Boundaries

CISC8100 Applied Practice in Context · Digital fluency · Internet safety · Mindlab · Technology

Week 29: Legal and ethical contexts in my digital practice

All too familiar are stories in the media of the unethical choices that a minority of educators have made. Not understanding the ethical obligations teachers face can detrimentally affect students, harm teacher credibility and erode the public’s trust. Overarching of these issues are advances in innovation and access to online networking meaning the ethical implications… Continue reading Week 29: Legal and ethical contexts in my digital practice