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  • Jo Wilson 18 Jun 2013 11:32am () in Relationships, Connections - Our kids need CHAMPIONS!

    What a great clip Moana!!!

    This is what it is all about - Relationships, relationships, relationships.

  • Jo Wilson 29 Nov 2012 4:06pm () in Happy Birthday, Enabling e-Learning!

    Congratulations to you all and thanks for your dedication and perserverance - a wonderful place for support

  • Jo Wilson 29 Nov 2012 4:06pm () in Happy Birthday, Enabling e-Learning!

    Congratulations to you all and thanks for your dedication and perserverance - a wonderful place for support

  • Jo Wilson 14 Nov 2012 3:22pm () in Keeping parents in the loop

    Hi Mark

    Totally agree - the 'why' is the crucial discussion. The 'why' conversations foster shared understanding and provide direction to the decision making in regard to the what, when and how. Open meetings, open days, newsletters, shared readings, examples, surveys, facebook updates, twitter feeds, public post it boards,  all assist in creating the understanding of the 'why.'

  • Jo Wilson 10 Nov 2011 3:08pm () in Take the 30 day challenge

    Greetings All,

    I am currently the Project Leader of the Blended eLearning team and I have been nodding in agreement with all of you as I have reading your tips to use when appointing staff. Like Chrissie my ears would prick up if an applicant began describing how they use the tools of eLearning to personalize and diversify learning for individual students. I would also be hoping that they would elaborate, discussing how the use of eLearning tools can scaffold home school partnerships – fostering learning and engagement which occurs seamlessly in a range of contexts.

  • Jo Wilson 03 Oct 2011 10:24pm () in Haere mai and welcome - we are live!!!

    Congratulations Karen and the team - fantastic to finally have this valuable site live

  • Jo Wilson 03 Oct 2011 8:51pm () in The golden rules for your school's elearning strategy

    Vision, vision and more vision. Vision that is owned by everyone to the extent that it is highly visible and everyone knows where 'we are at and where we are going.'

    One of the ways that keeps the vision and the goals to the fore front is to have these displayed. I have seen several good examples of the vision and the strategic plan being clearly displayed eg. across the back of the staffroom wall, at the top of the staircase, in the main foyer. This makes them very evident and a constant reminder of the 'big picture' and the goals / steps required to get there.

  • Jo Wilson 26 Sep 2011 6:00pm () in Using Google tools...ideas, help, questions....

    Thanks for this article which again highlights the potential  google docs in the classroom. In a recent posting How might google docs help   Dave Winter  of the Connected Cluster described the  uses in a range of wordles.

    I believe that the Teacher dashboard will maximise the potential of using of google docs, making it even easier for teachers and students to use.


  • Jo Wilson 10 Aug 2011 10:38am () in Online Teacher Planners (getting rid of the black folder!)

    I know many NZ Primary school teachers use the Innovative Teachers Planner developed by Eric Frangenheim and his team. This is currently being developed as an online resource and indications are that it will be available for 2012.

    I meet up with Eric recently and I hope to have the opportunity to see a trial version of this  - so I will keep you posted

  • Jo Wilson 02 Aug 2011 8:51am () in Milestone #4

    Hi Allanah

    We are currently in discussions with the Ministry to finalise the Milestone templates (MS4 & MS6) and the Variation template (for second year clusters only)

    We are hoping to have these approved shortly - so we will make sure everyone is aware of these as soon as they are ready

    Kind regards


Jo Wilson

Educational Positioning System (EPS) Co-ordinator, CORE Education Ltd.