Teaching as Inquiry: Plan for 2017

This video reflects my TaI plan. Mindlab has been so worthwhile as the assignments we have had to complete have been relevant to our practice and topical. This year I will continue to look at how blended learning and student agency affects, not only grades, but also enjoyment and engagement in my class. TRANSCRIPT DEFINE …

Blogs to improve writing

This is the next video I created to reflect my findings on the digital and collaborative strand in Mindlab, where we had to implement, document and critique a learning innovation applied to a specific area of practice. I looked at the research that suggests that having a personal blog can improve writing. I looked at …

Going Digital: Reflections on our one-one journey

NZQA visited our school to make this short video depicting our journey after introducing technology into the classroom. The positives that I take out of this visit is that in New Zealand we have a qualification authority that is consulting with teachers who are at the proverbial coal face. But far more importantly than that, …

ADE Global Institute – Berlin 2016

In July I felt very fortunate to be chosen to attend the Apple Distinguished Educators Institute in Berlin. The process involves submitting evidence to show that you are implementing technology seamlessly into your everyday teaching practice and how this improves the learning experience. Berlin is awash with history and I soon learnt that it truly …