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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Connecting across continents


This is becoming a growing theme for educators and the presentation Kim Cofino has put together here is well worth watching.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Purangi estuary, Cooks Beach

I love this photo my son Malcolm took of a dinghy in the Purangi Estuary. It has a lovely feel to it, with a hint of nostalgia - possibly because when we were children, and when my children were children - we spent a lot of time here, some beautiful family fun times where the kids played and splashed and everyone was there for the sole purpose of enjoying each other's company. Well I say lets have more of those times and lets use our digital tools to take the opportunity to share them globablly. I have just added a comment in the form of a haiku to a twitter friend's class voicethread. That has reminded of some ways I could encourage my own students creative writing - I have decided this week will be voicethread week for Year 10's creative writing -provided we can access computers.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Visit to weta

Winning students visit weta

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pic of unconference


Here we are in the Limes Room at our first unconference - go ULearn 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008