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, […]Read More #edchatnz | A breath of fresh air
A belated post but only because the riches of the National Digital Forum conference [#NDFNZ] have been percolating and settling. On one level, going to this event as an educator feels a bit like sneaking in on someone else’s guest list, the focus largely being the GLAM sector. But increasingly I feel the benefit of reaching […]Read More National Digital Forum Conference: Where education and GLAM collided
The #ULearn13 conference last week, for me, was a blur of workshops [check out the end of this post for the full list of my resources] and working with the Social Media team in CORE to blend, integrate and support teachers to look at connecting their practice. I would have dearly loved to have got […]Read More #Ulearn13 Reflection | Four ideas in evolution
No two ways about it. It was a massive week at ICOT2013, not just because I was helping the CORE Education events team roll out this huge event. I was on the media team, and had the privilege of interviewing some of the invited presenters, included Dr. Sharon Friesen, Ewan McIntosh and …(drumroll)… Dr Edward […]Read More #ICOT2013 | International Conference on Thinking
I’m just coming down to earth (although not as fast as Baumgartner😉 after a week of frenetic networking, workshopping, breaking out and lapping up that is the annual ULearn conference. Although I should declare a vested interest in saying positive things about the event (being a CORE employee an’ all), there were a few aspects […]Read More ULearn | You LEARN
A recent conference I attended was a hotbed of exciting ideas, inspirational speakers and wonderful stories. Many of these focused on how to make the most of what technology can offer the learner. But whispered amongst the enthusiastic conversation and bubbling excitement, there lurked a handful of myths. Myths that need busting. MYTH 1: All […]Read More ICT and learning: 5 myths – busted!
8.30am, and according to the research, the 300+ audience of students should still have been asleep in bed. However, the 2011 Tech Hui saw hundreds of bright-eyed, keen folk turn up to Te Papa to hear a few of us, mostly old(er), folk share our thinking about all things technology. The annual Wellington event is […]Read More Make social media WORK for you
Saturday saw the inaugural #EduCampWelly, an unconference for Wellington educators to exchange ideas, share learning and pursue their passions for all things ‘e-learning’. Highlights of the day for me were (not necessarily in this order): The never-ending supply of coffee (thanks, @timoslimo and Emporio. Btw, they are not funding this blog;-) The wonderful mix of […]Read More Absolutely Positively Proud
“A very merry un-conference To you Who, me? To you Oh, me Let’s all congratulate us with another cup of tea A very merry unconference to you Now statistics prove, Prove that you’ve one conference Imagine just one conference every year Ah, but there are 364 unconferences! Precisely why we’re gathered here to cheer…” [with […]Read More A merry un-conference to you!
The week of the Learning@School11 Conference in Rotorua was one marked by huge events unfolding in Christchurch – and it was rather odd to still be travelling to attend a conference that week, especially as flights were in disarray (not to mention the people). But, despite the tragedies unfolding for my colleagues, I was able […]Read More Learning@School11: The gift that keeps on giving