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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT...

    • … it is Gifted Awareness Week from 13 to 19 June 2011?• … gifted and talented children are found in all cultures, socioeconomic groups, and amongst those with disabilities?• ... gifts and talents can be demonstrated in a wide range of intellectual, academic, creativ...

    Tags: gifted, education

  • Why use blogs in education?

    This post from Anne Davis of Edublog Insights is probably one of the most commented post on the subject of the use of blogging in education with 215 comments at the time of writing ( how's that's for engagement with an audience ). I quote from her page: http://anne.teachesme.co...

    Tags: blogs, blog, blogging, education, learning, teaching

  • Why use blogs in education?

    This post from Anne Davis of Edublog Insights is probably one of the most commented post on the subject of the use of blogging in education with 215 comments at the time of writing ( how's that's for engagement with an audience ). I quote from her page: http://anne.teachesme.co...

    Tags: junior blogs, blogs, blogging, education, learning, teaching

  • Learners' Participation, Retention and Success in e-learning: An Annotated Bibliography

    By way of Michael & DEANZ - this elearning report out on Education Counts. Though this is tertiary research there is much of relevance for the schooling sector. "Peter Guiney (Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis) has released an annotated bibliography of literature related to participa...

    Tags: deanz, distance education association of new zealand, e-learning, education, high school, new zealand, research, virtual school

  • Celebrating our amazing young kiwi achievers - email from Robyn Boswell

    The following email came through the TKI gifted & talented community mail list. Robyn Boswell QSM, a colleague with the Te Toi Tupu GATE PLD contract and a facilitator for the NZC and Science PLD contracts, is the National Director for Future Problem Solving NZ. The Awards Ceremony for the In...

    Tags: FPS, achievers, gifted, education, graduates, contributions

  • Taxonomies of learning and thinking - hierarchies, classifications & lists?

    I received this email from Tracey Riley (Massey University) via the gifted@lists.tki.org.nz (it's worth joining) Subject: [gifted] The Diffentiator Hi! A student just alerted me to this website, which, while not perfect by any means, is good for reminding us of some of the key ideas aroun...

    Tags: thinking, learning, Blooms, taxonomies, differentiation, gifted, education

  • Virtual School MOOC – Introduction to K-12 Online Learning Research (10 September-07 October 2012)

    A reminder about the Virtual School massive online open course (MOOC) entitled Introduction to K-12 Online Learning Research that will held from 10 September-07 October 2012. This MOOC will be designed to provide a broad overview of the field of K-12 online learning, specifically what is curren...

    Tags: cyber school, education, high school, massive open online course, MOOC, research, virtual school, vsmooc12

  • Virtual Learning Network-Community (VLN-C) Annual General Meeting

    Rachel asked me to cross-post this from my blog at http://virtualschooling.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/virtual-learning-network-community-vln-c-annual-general-meeting/   This morning I had the pleasure of sitting in on the Virtual Learning Network-Community‘s (VLN-C) annual ...

    Tags: cyber school, education, high school, new zealand, virtual learning network, virtual learning network-community, vln, vln-c, virtual school

  • Call for Submissions: Themed Issue of the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning

    The Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning is a refereed journal published at least twice annually by the Distance Education Association of New Zealand (www.deanz.org.nz). It publishes articles relating to primary research investigations, literature reviews, the application of distance e...

    Tags: articles, cyber school, deanz, distance education association of new zealand, e-journals, education, high school, journal of open flexible and distance learning, new zealand, online journals, open access, research, virtual school

  • Cathy Davidson's blog - Standardizing Human Ability

    Cathy's opening statement for her blog: http://dmlcentral.net/blog/cathy-davidson/standardizing-human-ability "Here’s a thought experiment.  Let’s try to imagine a society (there were lots of them before modernity) where there is no interest in measuring educational success.&nbs...

    Tags: abilities, disabilities, standardisation, education