30 November 2010

Moodlemoot 2011 NZ Announcement

I am excited to let everyone know that Moodlemoot 2011 NZ has been announced. Read the announcement notice on http://moodlemoot.co.nz/ and bookmark the website for future reference.

Dates: Tuesday 19th - Thursday 22nd of July 2011
Venue: Unitec, Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland

25 November 2010

Manaiakalani Film Festival

I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Manaiakalani Film Festival at Hoyts Sylvia Park on 11 November on what is called the Xtreme Screen (biggest screen you can get I think). There were seven schools involved, primary, intermediate and high schools.

During the day time the students from the schools were bused to Sylvia Park, however I went to the evening parent and community showcase.

They had a guest MC (Anthony Samuels) but there were also children MCs who introduced each movie. The children were well prepared, speaking both clearly and well. There was even pre-event entertainment provided by a band from one of the high schools.

The beginning and end of the show used a scene setting video which I will share here as she is fantastic!

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2010 from KPE TV on Vimeo.

I would highly recommend you watch the movies, and you can, as they have been made available online. Click here

19 November 2010

TPA Mini Symposium Nov 2010

Today we had a mini symposium for our eLearning Community Coordinators at Te Puna Ako.
  • Scott Gallagher Incorporating videos captured by SmartBoard
  • Kamuka Pati eHut
  • James Oldfield iPadagogy
  • David Rhodes Androidagogy
  • Phil Plunkett Moodle quizzes
  • Merf E-ureka!

Brett "Merf" Murphy was a personal highlight of this mini symposium as he shared his own personal recognition of his learning journey this year throughout this year as a participant of the "Social Learning Technologies" course. Merf also shared what happened in his own classroom teaching his students and changes he is seeing now he has discovered constructivism.

03 November 2010

Organisational Development

Today I spent some time with some of the people from Organisational Development.