Classroom practice

Slamdunk for digital education

By Diana Clement 14 July, 2014

Technology writer Diana Clement accepts an invitation to trial a new portal and website for teachers. Network 4 Learning’s Pond.co.nz portal has launched and early users are giving it the…

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Science takes aim at "learning styles"

By Elizabeth McLeod 18 July, 2013

Key points Neuroscientists say “learning styles” in students are just another “neuromyth”. But good teachers do use them, and related techniques, as a lead-in to reflective and responsive practice. Take…

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New Scientists – from e-waste to turbines

By Steven Sexton 6 April, 2013

Abstract This paper reports on a joint venture between the University of Otago’s Department of Applied Sciences and the College of Education which resulted in New Scientists: Educating the next…

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Obituary – Elwyn S Richardson QSO

By Michelle Nixon 6 April, 2013

Richardson is best known for his book In The Early World, published by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research in 1964. The book, an account of his experience developing…

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BYOD – the good oil plus useful links

By Diana Clement 6 April, 2013

More and more educators seeing the value in learners from pre-schoolers up being allowed to use their own tablets, smartphones, iPods and other electronic devices in class. Trying to pretend…

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When English isn't spoken at home

By Michelle Nixon 7 January, 2013

Linda Milton was always interesting in teaching but for various reasons followed another career path until seven years ago when she became a teacher aide at Miramar Central School, in…

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Don't fence them in

By Sarah Jones 27 October, 2012

[g1_row type=”default” color=”none” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center top” background_attachment=”static” background_scroll=”none” padding_bottom=”3rem” padding_top=”4.5rem”] [g1_1of1] Key points Open-plan learning spaces, with the pedagogy to match, are driving learning innovation in New Zealand schools. The…

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Learning on the move

By Sarah Jones 14 April, 2010

New Zealanders love their mobile phones, and our phones are getting more sophisticated. This year telcos are expected to hotly promote data services and broadband for mobiles, as networks become…

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Silver lining to the ‘H’ bomb

By Jane Blaikie 29 January, 2010

First-year principal Chris Derbidge was up at 6.30am getting ready for work when the phone rang. “Look at the Dompost, and get down to school,” said a shaken voice at…

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