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Harnessing the power of connectedness | Growing adaptive experts #ConnectAU15

I recently presented one of the sessions at #ConnectAU15, a huge expo focused on futures thinking and connected practices, with one summit devoted to Connected Education. I’ve blogged about the other themes here: Keynote: Don Tapscott Keynote: Sebastian Thrun Pipelines for education Robotics for the future Below are the notes from my session which focused…

#edchatnz | A breath of fresh air

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending, and keynoting, at the inaugural #edchatnz conference at Hobsonville Point Secondary School. Anyone following the trending tag in the Twitter stream would have had a taste of the excitement, the richness of the programme being offered, the breadth of the topics and the variety of approaches that,…

Can social network sites support effective professional learning?

[Cross-posted from CORE Education’s blog] This blog post is based on my Masters of Education thesis, Online social networking and its impact on New Zealand educators’ professional learning. It informs the thinking behind this October’s Connected Educator Month 2014. The changing face of professional learning for educators Studies into effective school change and system-lift place professional development at…