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  • Merryn Dunmill 28 Feb 2014 9:51am () in App Sharing

    This video and discussion on iPads and music apps such as Rockmate shares great strategies and shows not only fantastic student engagement for ALL students no matter their dispositions, but also learning and assessment that are completely integrated and fun. Step back teachers and let your students be creative, learn life skills, cross the curriculum and develop their problem-solving as well as musical capabilities. 

  • Merryn Dunmill 25 Sep 2013 9:00am () in Christchurch Leading Effective e-Learning Forum

    Is the date for this 13th November? Can't see it anywhere Wink Looks great! 

  • Merryn Dunmill 20 Aug 2013 10:24am () in Professional learning in the digital age | Opportunities and challenges

    This is a great discussion! People may be interested in what is happening in the Virtual Professional Learning and Development (VPLD) programme and online community.  Information about VPLD is also available on its VLN group space.  This programme offers ongoing, online mentoring to suit individuals and schools. The VPLD programme evolves over 3 years with participants developing their own mentoring skills, thereby impacting on others. A highlight of the programme is an annual shared face-to-face hui where participants and mentors join forces to share professional ideas and reinforce connections made virtually through the online community of practice, online mentor meetings,  newsletters and webinars. 

  • Merryn Dunmill 30 May 2013 9:56pm () in Getting to know each other.

    Kia ora koutou. Talofa lava. Merryn Dunmill here working in both VPLD and Digi Advisor programmes with all you lovely people. Feeling very lucky to be learning from/with you.

    I live in Sumner, Christchurch and enjoyed a light dusting of snow on Tuesday. 

    Enjoying Samoan language week so signing of with.....

    Manuia le aso.

  • Merryn Dunmill 16 May 2013 2:35pm () in Getting to know each other.

    Kia ora koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei, kia orana and warm greetings to all


    Ko Merryn Dunmill taku ingoa, no Otautahi ahau. I'm lucky to work in both VPLD and Digi-Adivsor programmes so feel I know or have met, at least, most of you who will be attending what we hope will be a fantastic learning experience for everyone - our joint hui. Big ask! The good thing about this two day hui, is that you peeps will be the facilitators, workshop planners and presenters - a very organic and collaborative process. Not often educators get to do that. Each and every participant is so very talented, committed and enthusiastic and you all have the students at the centre, the heart, the focus of all you do in your work. So, I'm passionate about working with and learning from all of YOU.

    It's going to be a fun-filled, experience-packed two days  of PLD - we're doing all we can to ensure you enjoy every minute of it. 

    See you there!

  • Merryn Dunmill 29 Nov 2012 10:30am () in Greatness is a lofty maunga

    Would you be ok to share this on the VPLD Ning site Sonya?

  • Merryn Dunmill 29 Nov 2012 10:27am () in Greatness is a lofty maunga

    I too will be sharing this fabulous film - loved the reo, the concept, the dramatic effect, the positive message and the MUSIC - awesome! 

  • Merryn Dunmill 08 Nov 2012 9:17am () in Mihimihi / Establishing Connections

    Tēnā koutou katoa

    Ko Aoraki taku maunga

    Ko Waimakariri taku awa

    Ko Charlotte Jane taku waka

    Ko Ngāti Pākeha taku iwi

    Ko Te Maru taku kainga

    Ko Brian taku hoa tāne 

    Ko Merryn Dunmill taku ingoa

    No Ōtauatahi ahau

    He kaimahi ahau mō CORE Education he Digi Advisor Project Leader/VPLD mentor au

    No reira

    Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa

    KIa ora mō to pōwhiri ki a au

  • Merryn Dunmill 16 Aug 2012 12:06pm () in Blogging 101 | An Enabling e-Learning event

    Catriona - I really like the professionalism built into your business card strategy with the job description of Blogger. This is a great way to instill digital citizenship from the get-go and have all treat the task seriously. 

  • Merryn Dunmill 26 Jul 2012 1:30pm () in How do you engage all your learners?

    Sorry I was in an aeroplane at the time BUT I was lucky enough to have two days this week (Tuesday and Wednesday) working with Sam, Lorena and Angela and the students at Fraser High. We filmed a lot of reflective discussion to include in a Snapshot of Learning based on this project. The school - staff and students - are indeed passionate, dedicated, fun-loving, creative, expressive, and all-in-all switched on! Thanks Sam for a great two days in your classroom.