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Maree Boyd

Brief description: Centre for Assistive Technology Advisor, Ministry of Education. Background in primary teaching and technology.
Telephone: 033787312
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Twitter username: @mareec

About me

I am the Ministry of Education advisor for the Centre for Assistive Technology (CAT). I have been tinkering around with computers for well over 20 years now, and I am still constantly amazed at what technology can allow us to do and achieve. My background is as an experienced primary school teacher, having taught all ages from years 1 – 8. Technology was always a feature of my classroom, and I enjoyed making the most of opportunities that allowed me to explore how technologies could enhance my students’ understanding.


I also work part-time within the Ministry of Education as the Regional Assistive Technology Coordinator for the South Island. This has given me a great base of understanding of assistive technologies and I have learned heaps about how the right technology can enhance educational outcomes for at-risk students. 


If you have any specific questions or requests relating to assistive technology please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I am here to help!

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  • Allanah King

    Tēnā koe, Maree,

    Welcome to the iPad group on the VLN.

    There are lots of great resources to be found here particularly in the discussions and bookmarks.

    Please have a good look around and join in the discussions.

    Let us know if there is something you would like particular assistance with.

    I am sure you will enrich our group.



  • Nathaniel Louwrens

    Kia ora Maree and welcome to the VLN.

    I am part of the online team and we are here to support you and help you get the most out of the VLN community.

    I see you have joined a group already; maybe I could suggest some other groups to help you get the most out of the VLN.

    You might like to join the "Getting started on the VLN" group, here you will find a wealth of tips to help you get the most out of the VLN.

    You might like to join this group too. /groups/profile/118255/enabling-elearning/ There are several more e-learning sub-groups you might like to join too for on-going conversations.

    Each fortnight we put together the e-learning round-up on the blog, it is well worth skimming through to see the latest discussions and links, /blog/group/118255/all

    If you want to know more about VLN/Enabling e-Learning community groups, you can view this webinar recording >>> http://bit.ly/1eQTLXD

    Looking forward to working with you online.

    Ngā mihi nui, nā Nathaniel.

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