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  • Suzie Vesper 15 Apr 2013 10:45am () in Ki Ora

    Lovely to see you all in here :)  Feel free to start discussions or join in with the ones already in here. We've been a little quiet recently so feel free to make some noise!

  • Suzie Vesper 24 Mar 2013 9:12am () in Introductions

    Hi Susan. It sounds as if you have a lot of experience that we can all draw upon! Thanks for joining this space.

  • Suzie Vesper 24 Mar 2013 9:10am () in Introductions

    Hello Monika!  Nice to see you in this space. I'm sure you'll have a lot to contribute in your TTT role :-)

  • Suzie Vesper 24 Mar 2013 9:07am () in Math "I can" "Learning Goals" etc

    Sorry - I can't help out here but will be interested to see what others come up with!

  • Suzie Vesper 14 Mar 2013 3:56pm () in Extending your top mathematicians

    Thanks guys - some useful suggestions there.

  • Suzie Vesper 06 Mar 2013 1:24pm () in Appraisal, codes and standards and your e-learning goals

    And of course, the Registered Teacher Criteria and e-learning section of the Enabling e-Learning website is a resource that can be pulled in as part of the audit I suggest above. Strategies and ideas can be taken from there to help flesh out the self-assessment tool.

  • Suzie Vesper 06 Mar 2013 1:14pm () in Appraisal, codes and standards and your e-learning goals

    Hi all.  I've been reading the responses here with interest.

    One thing that I have often suggested to schools is that they unpack the Registered Teacher Criteria as a school and decide on what each criteria might look like in their school. They can then make sure that e-learning is highlighted as part of this. For instance, this is the RTC self-assessment tool that was developed by Massey University for the Teacher's Council that I have adapted into a Google Spreadsheet. If I was a school I would work through this and add key indicators, questions and strategies that relate to e-learning as appropriate for that school. Teachers could then set goals from this and be expected to reflect against all areas.

    If there really is a teacher that doesn't feel comfortable setting a goal incorporating e-learning, I think that we can expect them to use e-learning as part of their reflections on the process. You could ask them to write up their reflections in blog posts or a Google Doc.  This could be a way of bringing up teacher confidence with digital tools by requiring that they use them for adminstrative purposes related to reporting on their goal.  This could then lead to discussions on how to use these tools effectively with students.

  • Suzie Vesper 06 Mar 2013 8:27am () in Using iPads to access learning

    I had a play with Nearpod a few months ago and think it is quite impressive for a free app.

  • Suzie Vesper 02 Mar 2013 9:19pm () in How's the year going for you?

    Sounds busy indeed!  We've just had a week of parent conferences with another night to go on Wednesday next week which has been tiring but good. Any particulary resources you are using for working on typing skills? I'm planning to add that in to my homework as more devices arrive at school as I do think it is a genuinely useful skill for anyone to have. I'm just setting up Google Apps within the school which is a pretty exciting development for us.

  • Suzie Vesper 27 Feb 2013 10:04pm () in Weebley ......pluses and minuses please

    Sorry - just realised there is more than one thread with this question. Here is my reply from the other thread:

    I'm not sure that I'd put Weebly into the LMS camp. It is basically a tool for creating websites and it doesn't give you much in the way of features beyond this though it does do websites really well. I use it for one of my own websites. It is pretty easy to use. If you're looking for free LMS options, I think things like Edmodo provide more features to help you manage the learning environment but this is just my opinion.