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Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Originally uploaded by shazzandrob

Playing with my pano iphone app

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Teach with contests website for teachers

Could be some good motivation for your learners on this site - a range of 'doable' contests

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Letterboxes at Kelly's Beach, Opotiki

A great reminder of the importance of snail mail
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Originally uploaded by shazzandrob

Working at ulearn 2009 with Jedd in Christchurch, way cool

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Forms in Google Docs

This link has a how-to and a why it is a good idea to use google forms from google docs.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

MeonMag site

Upload your photos and create your mag cover

Saturday, September 12, 2009

elearn magazine

Good place to read about best practices in education and elearning

Sunday, August 23, 2009

38 Ways to use wordle

Thanks to Clif's notes - this presentation shows some cool ways educators could use wordle in their teaching and learning

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Flickr flip book

From the brilliant blog of Taras Novak comes this great mashup

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Typing web

Great free tool for learning to type, a lot of people I know would find this very handy!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Stop worrying about your children

This is the best advice I have read in a very long time - let's get into it and believe in our kids

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I love this post about one of the inspirational people of our time - it reminds me a lot of why I want to still be a classroom teacher. Why do I love it? This is all about the joys and frustration of ‘teaching’ - the student you would love to have in your class but struggle to help him get credits and always having to defend him against the ‘management/admin’ side of things! Bring them on - I want classes full of these dudes to keep inspiring and challenging me!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tools for teachers

An awesome collection of tools for teachers - something to play with in the upcoming teaching recess!

Monday, March 30, 2009


Originally uploaded by shazzandrob

Abbey up the Yule Road post in Eskdale


Instant bibliography generator - ottobib

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Way cool

I just won this book from the Sunday Star Times.  It was a promotion for the new TV programme on TVNZ6 called 'The Good Word' that screens on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8.30 pm.  I am looking forward to finishing some piles of work before putting my feet up for a great read.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Social media in learning

An interesting 'comment' about social media and learning - thanks to Will Richardson for alerting me to this

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Totally true

From Sustainably Digital's blog - how to scare away quality teachers

Monday, March 2, 2009

Michael's blog for moodle & google

Here's a link to Michael Penney's blog about integrating google and moodle for learners

Saturday, February 28, 2009

animoto barrier


Originally uploaded by hey.milly

Abby and Stevie chatting with Dave, Simon and Alannah at Learning at Schools 09

Pony cookie

Pony cookie
Originally uploaded by Montreal Confections

This is (possibly) nothing much to do with education but in terms of creativity it took my fancy, way cute!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

What we are thankful for

I am thankful for knowing Laura who blogs here about the things she appreciates and is doing (which are FANTASTIC) in her life, and who every so often makes me stop and think about what I am thankful for and what I am doing to be appreciative of others in my life too.
Today I am happy that my parents are both alive and well and in their 80's living independently around the corner from me in a gorgeous spot called Ocean Shores village; I am also really happy that last night we had a really good race on Windsheer - thanks to Freddie, Rosie, Tony and Baz who are not only crew but also wonderful friends; and very thankful that tonight I get to go out on another yacht race - this time on Duchess Matilda with Mike and Daphne, thanks everyone - especially my Rob for making all that happen. Above all I am daily thankful that my sons and daughter and well and happy and going in the directions they have chosen for their lives.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Create your own Garfield comic strip

Wow, a whole new way of telling your stories! For Garfield fans and those who just want to play this is cool. Garfield comic creator.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Great freeware site

Free Software nicely catalogued and easy to find what you want - heaps to choose from here!
And now this - Lit to Go - MP3 stories and poems, very cool

Paragon at the Mercs, Jan 2009

paragon at the MErcs, Jan 2009
Originally uploaded by shazzandrob

Bumper cove at Great Mercury Island, January 2009 - about a week into our wonderful sailing holiday.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My total new favourite incredibly interesting study

While at sea over the last 3 weeks I have had the opportunity to study an amazing organism, one to be truthful that I had never given much thought to in the past - moon jelly's rock - I will be adding to this in the future but for starters this link is pretty cool! 
Jellyfish on National Geographic

Monday, January 5, 2009

PDFs and paper plane Build the best paper airplane ever!
clipped from
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PDF file can not be saved locally. If the PDF file is a non
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the form. The only solution to this up until now was to dish
out more than $500 to purchase the complete Adobe Acrobat
program in order to perform those tasks. But now with PDFill
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