I am an educational consultant and e-learning facilitator working for the University of Waikato. Previously I have been a teacher and deputy principal for many years. I have worked in a number of secondary schools supporting them to implement inquiry-based learning and to use digital technologies to support learning. My passions are student inquiry and using technology to support and enhance learning.
This page has links to my websites, Pinterest boards etc.
If you wish me to provide PLD to your school or organisation you can click here and type my name into the first box. I am accredited for NZ Ministry of Education-funded PLD or for school-funded PLD. More information can be found here. 2017 workshops I am facilitating are here.
General LwDT-related Links
Technology Online - NZ MoE site linking technology and learning
Enabling e-learning - TKI site with lots of e-learning resources and examples of good practice. Media gallery - video snapshots from NZ schools - filter for Secondary
Cool Tools for Schools - Lenva Shearing
Makerbook - Free Resources for Creatives
Assessment Resource Bank - The ARBs site revamped - - L1 -5. Activities an be used for assessment or adapted for general use.
Using Phones in Class
Speech Recognition Tools
Using Google MyMaps - a video tutorial plus ideas on using Mymaps across a range of curriculum areas.
Seesaw - an easy to use eportfolio and/or blogging tool. Students can draw, write, add links, record audio & video and then share with whānau. Cross platform.
Digital Technology strand of Curriculum (yrs 1 - 10) - resources on coding, humans & computers, computational thinking etc.
Crash Course - videos in a variety of subject areas
Quizzlet - good for revision or language learning
Kahoot - to play - to create a Kahoot - fun game show format. Play existing games, create your own or better yet, get students to create them.
Quizziz - Similar to Kahoot but students don't need to all play at the same time.
"....Computers are not rescuing the school from a weak curriculum, any more than putting pianos in every classroom would rescue a flawed music program. Wonderful learning can occur without computers or even paper. But once the teachers and children are enfranchised as explorers, computers, like pianos, can serve as powerful amplifiers, extending the reach and depth of the learners."