Teaching should be a collaborative task. The NZ Ministry of Education refers to this idea as collaborative learning cultures (CLCs). When I started teaching in it was an individualised exercise. This is – thankfully – no longer the case and I now work collaboratively with a number of professional groups and communities. This allows many … Continue reading My Communities of Practice
This is something I have been pondering off and on for a few years now. Back in 2003 I made a really basic game using Microsoft Word where students had to drag the label onto the correct bit of a rather awesome 2D MS paint drawing of a rain forest that I did. I have … Continue reading Gamification in NCEA Geography
I have spent part of this year learning to create 3D prints of areas my students study. My key focus so far has been creating a 3D model of our own region. The reason for this is twofold. To work out how it is done To provide us with a possible teaching/learning tool for Level … Continue reading 3D printing a map of the Wairau Valley
I have been completing MindLab. The course is offered through Unitec here in NZ and runs through distance and blended learning. The focus is on developing digital and collaborative tools to create better experiences for students in NZ schools. My own focus has been my teaching of Social Studies and Geography. Recently I have been … Continue reading GVIs and GIS
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