Transforming learning

This post originally appeared on the CORE Education blog (Feb 2016)] toka kāhuarau: (noun) metamorphic rock. Ko te toka kāhuarau: Ko te momo toka ka hua mai ina huri te hanga me te āhua o tētahi atu o ngā toka mā te pā mai o te wera me te pēhanga i roto i takanga o […]

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The knowledge is in the network

[Here’s an article recently published and cross-posted here from the Education Review, Leadership & PD July 2013. This article has also appeared in the Education Gazette.] Atarangi is a teacher working in a large secondary school in the North Island. She is passionate about ensuring her students engage with her English lessons in ways that […]

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The myth of the average

“What good is the best technology in the world if you can’t reach the instruments when you need them the most?” – Todd Rose, Harvard A thought provoking TEDx talk from Todd Rose. Designing cockpits for the mythical ‘average pilot’ presents an interesting metaphor for how schools sometimes think about designing learning for students and teachers. […]

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Change management is people

This post is a summary of resources that I am referring to as part of a virtual Emerging e-Leaders’ session today. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” — Leo Tolstoy Point 1: He tangata! He tangata! He tangata! It is the people. We talk a lot about ‘managing change’, ‘change management’, ‘change leadership’. It […]

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Connected learning | Making learning inclusive and meaningful

This is a quick share of a recent report on the ways in which technology can enhance learning that is: “socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity.” The report – Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design (Digital Media and Learning Research Hub) – sets out to explore ways in which technology can be […]

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Trialling technology to grow writers

A recent Teacher-Only Day saw me invited to work alongside the teachers at Wellesley College. We were kickstarting inquiries into how we can best integrate technology into effective literacy practice: The key points we explored included: the way technologies can help us integrate contexts that are meaningful to the students into effective learning – and […]

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ULearn | You LEARN

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 […]

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