& ICT issues for New
Ministry of Education eLearning
Fellow Michael Fenton suggests ways to bridge the gap between
technology enthusiasts and skeptics.
the video here
He provides a new take on how educational
institutions might use and encourage apparent reluctant users of
|| by Waikato Doctoral
Scholar Christine Fenton
|| EDTalks, a free database of short
videos featuring New Zealand and International educators talking about
multimeters as data loggers in science and maths (New) Suitable for Primary and
from Life: Communities of Learning via a Connected Curriculum.
Authentic learning using ICT and using ICT outside the classroom.
2009 Microsoft Partners in Learning Regional Innovative Teachers
conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
of Health HPV school vaccine DVD gets a Not Achieved
in its science animations
earns an F by Virgina Winder, Taranaki Daily News. What did the
Ministry of Education ELearning Fellowship research reveal about the
state of New Zealand's science teaching? What are some example sof
'best practice' when using computers in education, particularly to
Science. Why are scientists meeting to discuss flaws in NZQA
science exams? Is it a case of dumbing the curriculum down or
scientists being too 'academic and expecting too much? How does NZQA
pressure resource writers to perpetuate errors of fact in books and
research report: "Authentic learning using mobile sensor
technology with reflections on the state of science education in New
of this work highlighted and anticipated many of the issues covered in
ahead: science education for the twenty-first century"
recently released from the office of the Prime Minister's
Science Advisory Committee.]
Teaching and the
f word: From the New Zealand INTERFACE article....putting the
fun back into teaching while dealing with the competing tensions of
assessment and covering the curriculum. For primary and secondary
educational virtual laboratories, simulators and interactive
... Game Maker is easy to programme
and is more than just games! Interative mathematics tools and a flight
simulator are just the beginning! Science simulators don't
have to be
boring either. A game based on the 'Dr Who' TV show involves being
inside a 3D TARDIS. Players can visit the Doctor's laboratory to learn
about astronomy, go to the library, or, for a break, evade Daleks and
Maker in schools
- a look at the uses of Game Maker in
education and a New Zealand teacher creating educational
games, interactive science simulators and mathematics tools for
interactive whiteboards adn SMARTboards.
ICT: Interested in
Conversations and Thinking - technology is less important than
the conversations it permits students to have with their teacher. For
the techno-phobic this puts the student in the role of expert
technologist but the teacher remains the expert assessor.