It’s been a week or two of interesting stories related to school students harnessing social networks in order to make a point. We’ve had school speeches on the state of education and a plea for puffer jackets to name the most recent two. There has been reciprocal handwringing on the part of the press in response that has […]
Read More Got tech? Hear me roar!
Today, thanks to Te Toi Tupu, I was really lucky to hear Dr. Rachel McNae, University of Waikato, speak about how we use (and exploit?) student voice in schools. She managed to weave in poetry with Judy Brown’s ‘Fire’, a story about setting fire to the Brownie Guide toadstool and the ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ Pink […]
Read More From voice to dialogue | Meaningful student voice
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!
Love this video from the National Union of Teachers (UK) – please tell me things have changed a bit since then! – and while it might seem archaic, it might be an interesting jumping off point for students to think about how they adapt what they say, and write, when online and off. Discussion points […]
Read More Would you change the way you use language to keep your friends?
If there is no difference, then we need to talk. This video by mokmcdaniel – Online Student Experience – highlights in grim tones, how depressing it is to be in a world in which exciting teaching and learning (with and without technology) is possible, but not happening for him. While part of me can appreciate […]
Read More Tell me you see a difference between board and screen..?
I’m sure you’ve all been waiting with baited breath for the results of last post’s question…..so here is a convoluted response… Last week, I was sitting in Wellington airport, enjoying a quiet moment with a Fuel latte and taking advantage of the free Internet access (just joking, Wild at Heart). The taxi driver, on my […]
Read More The customer is always right…..