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Hazel Owen's Blog – February 2014 Archive (11)

We are missing the opportunity to re-imagine how learning might be redesigned to be more inclusive & personalised

Karen Melhuish Spencer is one of the leading lights in eLearning in New Zealand, and it was great to come across a critique she put together about a piece of research entitled “…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 21, 2014 at 16:03 — No Comments

Can your students help? Research into how students use ePortfolios

Shared in the ePortfolios Australia most recent newsletter (which you can read here), was the following request for help, which I thought I would pass on. Please contact Niall Dew directly if you have…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 19, 2014 at 17:39 — No Comments

Inclusive education: Toolkits and approaches that encourage self-review

Inclusion is about everybody. So - how to encourage support for students with Special Education Needs, such that they don't 'get lost'? 

In New Zealand, the Education Review Office (ERO) published a review in July 2013 "Including Students with High Needs: Primary Schools", which stated that for the "purposes of this report, high needs students are those with…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 18, 2014 at 15:37 — No Comments

Dialoguing problems...where no-one is excluded as way of engaging learners

Brian Edmiston (from Ohio State University) offered a session at the Te Toi Tupu hui in Hamilton. Brian is a professor of drama in education. He has a focus on both the practical and the scholarly and looks into how we can build engagement at the same time as mediating complex…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 18, 2014 at 13:52 — No Comments

Google for Education: Resources

These resources were shared by Glen Davis, with the following comment "If you haven't spotted them already the recently released…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 14, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

Working with Year 7 to 13 ESOL students? They may be eligible to participate in ELLINZ online

Hi all!

Your school / students may be eligible to participate in ELLINZ online (English Language L…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 12, 2014 at 10:54 — No Comments

Chromebox For Meetings: Opening up opportunities for collaborative learning?

Carolyn Bennett (e-Principal of Ako-E Online Learning Environment - FarNet and HarbourNet Schools) recently emailed through the following story from the NZ Herald, which profiles the "a videoconferencing tool designed to make it easier and less expensive to hold face-to-face...meetings even if the…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 9, 2014 at 15:23 — No Comments

A guide for teachers and those facilitating PLD: ICT Transforming Education

This practical guide - ICT Transforming Education - has something for nearly everyone involved in education, including teachers, principals, deans, and policy writers. As well as strategies for integrating ICT enhanced learning and teaching into curricula, the guide also has a variety of resources and…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 9, 2014 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Examples of resources and research around laptops used with Primary (Elementary) students

Image source by Lisa Parisi


I am incredibly fortunate to be working with a wide range of educators…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 4, 2014 at 19:56 — No Comments

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