This page includes links to guest blog posts, academic papers and articles that I’ve churned out over the last few years.
- Having a courageous conversation’ (LeadershipED, Term 1 2019)
- ‘Effective Modern Leadership’ (LeadershipED, Term 4 2018)
- ‘Coaching — PD to transform leaders’ (LeadershipED, Term 3, 2018)
- ‘Breaking down the change barriers‘ (LeadershipED, Term 2 2018)
- ‘Workhorses of Education – an article on the role of DPs and APs‘ (LeadershipED, Term 1 2018)
- The death of the digital community?: Contributing chapter in the collaborative #edbooknz, a Connected Educator Month NZ 2014 special (pp 23.)
- Review of Learning futures: Education, technology and social change, by Keri Facer
Routledge, in SET 2014, No. 1 (NZCER), pp. 182.
- The knowledge is in the network. Printed in the Education Review and Education Gazette (2013, July)
- ULearn: Collaboration, Innovation and Education. Education Gazette (2013, January)
Guest blog posts / interviews
- New Zealand Education – An interview for Mindlab’s MEd course podcast with Tim Gander, Mindlab Gisborne (May 2018)
- Keep the fear off the set (May 2016, CORE Education)
- Transforming our learners’ experiences (2015, CORE Education)
- What is digital fluency? (2015, CORE Education)
- Why NetHui 2016? (Sept, 2016, InternetNZ)
- 7 characteristics of a truly connected teacher (Oct, 2014, CORE blog)
- Live from New Zealand: Connected Educator Month goes global, Interview with Jenny Magiera for Education Week Teacher (Oct 2014)
- Interview/blog: Connected Educator Month goes global: New Zealand’s Karen Melhuish Spencer of CORE Education (Oct, 2014)
- BAM! Radio interview: New tools and strategies to connect with educators around the world, with Tom de Boor (Sept. 2014)
- CORE 10 Trends: Global Connectedness (Sept, 2014)
- BAM! Radio interview: Connected Educator Month 3.0 goes global, with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Tom de Boor and Derek Wenmoth (August 2014)
- CORE 10 Trends: Networked organisations (2014)
- CORE 10 Trends: The Social Web (2013)
- CORE 10 Trends: Virtual Learning (2012, June)
- What Harry Potter can teach us about learning (2011, 2 August). CORE Education.
- Feel the fear – and do it anyway (2011, 15 February). CORE Education.
- Let’s guide them, protect them, and help them learn (2010, 4 December). CORE Education.
- Netsafe (2018), ‘From Literacy to fluency to citizenship: Digital Citizenship in Education’ (2nd ed.). Wellington, NZ: Netsafe; ISBN: 978-0-473-43091-7
- Spencer, K. (2015). Memes, trolls and 10 second images: Becoming literate in a digital world. Literacy Forum NZ. 31(1), 2016.
- NMC Horizon Report | 2014 K-12 – contributing panel member (2014)
- Melhuish Spencer, K., Coutts, T., Fagan, T., & King, A. (2014). Connections, diversity, coherence: Three vignettes exploring learning with iPads in primary schools. Computers in New Zealand Schools 25(1).
- Melhuish, K. (2014). Online social networking and the impact on NZ educators’ professional practice. Thesis for Masters in Education. University of Waikato.
- Melhuish, K. (2011). Teach carpentry, not hammer. English in Aotearoa (4)
- Melhuish, K. (2011). Critiquing the literature: An exploration of ethics and validity in two articles. Unpublished assignment [Grade A-]. Waikato University.
- Melhuish, K. (2011). Exploring a research method: The educational survey. Unpublished assignment [Grade A+]. Waikato University.
- Melhuish, K. (2011). The nature of educational research. Unpublished assignment [Grade A+]. Waikato University.
- Melhuish, K. & Falloon, G. (2010). Looking to the future: M-Learning with the iPad. Computers in New Zealand Schools: Learning, Teaching, Technology, 22(3).
- Melhuish, K. (2010). The big questions: Developing curriculum plans based on key concepts. English in Aotearoa (3)
- Melhuish, K. (2010). Are blogs worthy of study? English in Aotearoa (2).
- Melhuish, K. (2010). Teaching resources for online learning: Assessment and intellectual honesty. Unpublished assignment. Waikato University [Grade A+]
- Melhuish, K. (2010). The role of the eEducator: A reflection on practice. Unpublished assignment. Waikato University [Grade A+]
- Melhuish, K. (2010). The planning and design of online courses. Unpublished assignment. Waikato University [Grade A]
- Melhuish, K. (2010). Don’t hang your brain at the office door: How online distance learning can be used in the workplace. In support of an unpublished presentation. Waikato University. [Grade A]
- Melhuish, K. (2010). Understanding eLearning, its historical background, and its relationship with ICT. Presentation for YouTube. [Grade A]
- Melhuish, K. (2010) Are blogs worthy of study?English in Aotearoa(April, 2010)
- Melhuish, K. (2009). Encouraging our learners’ talents: Gifted and talented students in English. English in Aotearoa.
- Melhuish, K. (2008). Lifelong learning: A marriage of education and training [Grade A]. Unpublished assignment for Victoria University, Wellington.
- Melhuish, K. (20o8). Analysis and integration of three articles on the theme of reflective practice within effective professional development in education. Unpublished assignment for Victoria University, Wellington. [Grade A]
- Melhuish, K. (2008). The revised New Zealand curriculum: the role of student self-assessment.Unpublished assignment for Victoria University, Wellington. [Grade A]
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