I am an educational consultant and e-learning facilitator working for the University of Waikato. Previously I have been a primary school teacher and deputy principal for many years. My passions are student inquiry and using technology to support and enhance learning.
This page has links to my websites, Pinterest boards etc.
For those working in secondary schools I have developed a sister site LwDT Support - Secondary.
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 elearning resources and examples of good practice.
Cool Tools for Schools - Lenva Shearing
Barbara Reid's LwDT support site
Makerbook - Free Resources for Creatives
Assessment Resource Bank - The ARBs site revamped
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.
Video about models of technology integration including
SAMR & Tpack
Quizzlet - good for revision or language learning
Kahoot - to play - to create a Kahoot - fun game show format
Quizziz - Similar to Kahoot but students don't need to all play at the same time.
2017 workshops I am facilitating are here
"....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."