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  • Annemarie Hyde 28 Sep 2014 1:15pm () in Teaching kids typing skills??

    Agreed. The need must be owned by the learner. If you said to me, "Right Annemarie, you now need to do typing lessons," I'd get really cross. My perception is that my two finger style is fine - especially on my phone and iPad. I'm with Pauline. Imagine if we made the kids have collaboration lessons or building lessons before we let them into Minecraft? *shiver* 

  • Annemarie Hyde 28 Sep 2014 1:09pm () in Teaching kids typing skills??

    You may have it right, Jill. Are we just suffering another "I'm unsettled by change" moment In this handwriting/typing debate?

  • Annemarie Hyde 21 Sep 2014 6:24pm () in A few links from our Meet and Greet Launch

    So wonderful being part of this and you might find it hard to keep me away from future meetings. Good on you for getting tis going. Your start up crew were great and if everyone brings a friend next time, well..."the places you'll go! Congratulations - and Eduucamp Minecraft was a blast!

  • Annemarie Hyde 04 Sep 2014 10:41pm () in Learning with 1:1 digital technologies

    The main point is - Katarina needs to explore rather than just "do devices". How are the teachers with digital devices? It won't work if any device is used as a text book relacement or to play games. Look up the SAMR model. 

    Do your homework. Take time to play. Talk to the Matthews, Hamishes and Annemaries. What do you think you want out of a 1:1 programme?

  • Annemarie Hyde 04 Sep 2014 10:21pm () in Learning with 1:1 digital technologies

    I agree with you. We have four  1:1 laptop classes - hopefully that will become everyone's option soon. We also have pods of laptops which go around our other classes. The students chose laptops because they are better for creating instead of just consuming. We have a Minecraft server and the Year7-8 kids we have prefer them. Netbooks aren't strong enough; ipads are known for weaker wireless connections too. Chromebooks don't do Minecraft.

    Make sure purpose and teacher pedagogy is firmly in place. Just having a tool won't improve learning.

  • Annemarie Hyde 03 Sep 2014 9:48pm () in Digital professional learning

    You are welcome to use any quotes from me, should you want to, Anne.

  • Annemarie Hyde 01 Sep 2014 10:48pm () in Connected Educator Month in Rotovegas!

    Last Friday, Marnel vander Spuy, Alex Le Long, Ann Eastcott and I met at Capers to plan events for Connected Educator Month


    We've got two main events that we'll pledge to the Connected Educator calendar:

    We want to see our Rotorua colleagues "Pass the Blog" by committing to one blog post on one day in October.  we are really looking forward to seeing a large number of classes from across the sectors participating!  The link to the blog is connectedrotoruaschools.blogspot.co.nz. 

    To select your day in October, go to the Google doc: http://bit.ly/1tRfMMZ

    Don't forget the Twitter Dinner, now an institution in the Ulearn programme.  This year it is on Wednesday 8 October at the Pig and Whistle.  Register and pay before hand.

    We will hold a special Teach Meet session for the October Connected Rotorua meeting on Friday 24 October.  The idea is to create a face to face "twitter chat" with set questions which inspire discussion on some aspects of teacher pedagogy.  great fun and very stimulating.  The usual drinks and nibbles will be available! we'll let you know where this will take place.

  • Annemarie Hyde 27 Aug 2014 11:30pm () in Using gdocs on tablets

    I agree with these ladies. Look up the SAMR model - http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/06/samr-model-explained-for-teachers.html

    There is so much potential for realising the vision and principles of the NZ Curriculum through collaboration and connection with others.

  • Annemarie Hyde 27 Aug 2014 4:45pm () in Digital professional learning

    What learning are you accessing and how?

    I'm one of those folk who has to know what's happening everywhere all the time. Someone else called it FOMO - fear of missing out!  So I have notifications set up on my email for all my VLN groups. If I don't have time to read them all at least I can see what is being discussed.

    I've started my Masters in Educational Leadership as I fully believe that we need to be more aware of the research and ideas that are out there and better informed.  I like the idea that Finnish educators are well educated with masters degrees. Academia is not the only necessity as a teacher, but it helps if you do have at least literacy and numeracy above Level 3 of our curriculum and I do worry that that is not so. If we want credibility as a profession we need to be the best we can be. And we have to attract the best to our profession.

    I did my whole post grad paper online and didn't use a pen.  I managed with online tools and like the fact that I have everything curated and filed instead of flicking through bits of paper.  I can also restructure or reuse a piece easily without having to start again. Tessa Gray once challenged me about being a digital educatior but having a pad and pen. It made sense to me. Even my shopping list goes on to an app on my iphone.

    In 2012 I completed the National Aspiring Principals' programme and loved both the learning and connections, several who I keep up with now. Much of our learning was online with discussion in a VLN forum or in MyPortfolio - the latter not my chosen platform, I must say; it is clunky.

    The people I keep up with are on Twitter and that professional learning platform is HUGE for me.  Kerri sums it up:

    Helpful PLN

    And these people I truly regard as friends. Time and time again when I meet them face to face at educamps or conferences, it strikes me how much we like each other. We have been enabled to get to know the contents of the book rather than judging the book by its cover.


    What are your top "go-to" places for online professional learning?

    1. Twitter and my PLN – and you pick up who to ask about what and where!
    2. Virtual Learning Network
    3. Google
    4. Waikato – because that’s the university I’ve started my post grad study with.

    Do you capture your learning (and reflections) as evidence towards the Registered Teacher Criteria? How?

    I keep a reflective blog and I’m going to cross post this as it’s caught my interest.  It’s at likeahoginmud@blogspot.com.  We are frequently reminded that we must leave a positive digital footprint.  But it’s not just about not doing things on line that show bad judgement.  It’s about being “google-able.” These days you NEED to be found online. I know school leaders who are not advertising in the Education Gazette and only online because they want connected educators.

    I go back and tag my posts with the Registered Teacher Criteria.  That way I am keeping evidence, I’m not doubling up, and it’s just in time.

    How are you sharing your learning with your school, colleagues and the wider education community?

    1. Twitter - I’m @mrs_hyde and I connect a lot.
    2. My blog
    3. Posts like this
    4. Staff meetings, educamps, Ulearn, Connected Rotorua (one of the start up crew, collaborative docs
    5. The media- lucky enough to be interviewed by our Daily post, the NZEI mag and Ed Review.

    How do you balance your online time with the rest of your life?

    Others would say not well, as I am often attached to a device. But if you are passionate about it then really, what does balance mean? I do put family first and I have times when I read “popcorn for the brain” novels, watch TV, garden and walk. And I don’t have my phone plugged into my ears as I prefer birdsong!

  • Annemarie Hyde 20 Aug 2014 3:41pm () in Google Classroom or Hapara Dashbard or Both?

    Thanks to Helen Prescott (@helenoftroy on Twitter) for sending me this link: Answering Questions about Hapara and Google Classroom.

Annemarie Hyde

I am deputy principal and e_learning leader at Mokoia intermediate. In 2013 Terms 3 and 4 I was seconded to work .4 as a BeL facilitator. I am co-starter for #connectedrotorua and cohost of #educamprotovegas.