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Shaun Wood

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Contact email: mrwoodnz@gmail.com
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Twitter username: mrwoodnz

About me

My name is Shaun Wood, I am a primary and intermediate teacher and passionate about e-learning, game based learning and environmental education.

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  • Warren Grieve

    Welcome to the Digital Technologies group on VLN. Keen to have your ideas and thoughts added. Start discussions, ask to added as a contributor to resources I have posted. Keep each other up to date with news that you hear about to do with this area. Let’s use our contacts to keep everyone up to speed with Digital Technologies as it develops in N.Z.

  • Marnel van der Spuy

    Hi Shaun

    Thank you for joining the Connected Rotorua Teachers group. Please feel free to use resources, share your questions and experiences in discussions.

    Marnel and Annemarie :-)

  • Allanah King

    Welcome to the iPad group. Hope you find it useful.

  • Enabling e-Learning

    Thanks for being up for the Enabling e-Learning: Teaching Challenge, Shaun. nā, Karen

  • Enabling e-Learning

    Kia ora, Shaun - great to have your expertise in the Enabling e-Learning community! Really enjoying reading your blog (you should profile it here on your profile page using the external feed widget:-)
    I'd like to encourage you to browse the sub-communities and join those that appeal to your interests and passions - there are some great discussions running in them already.

    Check out our blog for the week's round-up of e-learning goodness: /pg/blog/owner/group:118255.

    Look forward to working with you! Ngā mihi nui, nā Karen.

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Mindcraft Learning Blog

  • How to Change Page Size in PowerPoint

    PowerPoint is a fantastic program that you can use for many other purposes aside from slideshows.  I now often use it to write lesson plans or other text that I want to print onto A4 paper. I have also used it to print A3 posters, make website banners, and square cover pages for my TeachersPayTeachers site. The video below will teach you how to do this simple but handy trick.

    Posted: 3207 days ago

  • Create Classroom Countdown Timers with PowerPoint

    Kids are more focused and excited when completing tasks to a visual timer.  I use timers for learning centers, station activities, clean up, testing, and games; I'm sure you know a few other uses too.
    I recently made an Exploding Head Countdown Timer (available for free at TeachersPayTeachers) but it is easy to create your own, check out the screencast below to learn how to create your own PowerPoint Countdown Timer.

    Posted: 3310 days ago

  • TeachMeetNZ - Minecraft as a Teaching and Learning Tool

    On Saturday I was honoured to present at the fourth virtual TeachMeetNZ.  TeachMeetNZ is run by Sonya @vanschaijik live on Google+ and is way for New Zealand educators to get together and share their learning.  TeachMeetNZ presentations are based on Pecha Kucha style of limited and timed slides.  I found it to be a great reflective experience having to sum up ones thoughts and still deliver an interesting message.  I started pondering the critical thinking skills involved and realised it would be amazing for my students too. 

    I shared my experiences using Minecraft as a tool for teaching and learning, and have included the resource links below for easier access.  

    ResourcesMinecraft Quest BlogThanks to the Parkvale School Minecraft Club and their awesome teacher @moriarty_okRoom 5 at Melville Intermediate 8C Happenings - Girls playing MinecraftMInecraft Wiki is the bible of MInecraftPrimary Minecraft for Minecraft Ideas
    CORE Ten Trends 2013 - 6. Thinking 3DMinecraftEdu - the education version that runs on your school server

    Posted: 3479 days ago