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UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland, NZ.
Boatbuilding Tutor/ curriculum Leader
Interests: Family, Boating (floating in any form), fishing (novice), Golf,
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Clean? Yeah right. Let's up our game. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Merfs' Ed
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at Merfs' Ed
Here's an example of a seven year old happily interphasing with e-technology. A digital native. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Merfs' Ed
Terrific Muks. I'll be very interested in the mobile smartboard thingy, and how it works out for you. Good intervention, hope it works well. Good on your management for their support to.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2010 on post entry 9 at kamukapati's blog
I'm sorry Vickle I would definately leave the CAD in the mix as a seperate literacy that deserves specific focus within the Boatbuilding discipline. Ahead in BAT level studies CAD becomes the main means of communicating ideas. It is also collaborative if used online and has huge access to industry resources.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2010 on PTR for SCL at christopher lovegrove's blog
Hi Chris, Yes I think this is a style and facilitation framework I witness you doing very well in most of your teaching. It is sort of BDA-BDA-BDA. The continuum and review iterations and reflections bring the cycle around until new knowledge is confirmed for the learner. Really good mate.
Yep. I quite agree, there is a lot of mashup that happens across similar frameworks. Cheers
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2010 on #SLT10 - Teaching framework at Social eLearning
Just a live trial for resource building from off campus locations using I-phone and pixelpipe. What is this? Student quiz Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at Merfs' Ed
Mindmeister. hmmmm, I've tried to investigate this and thanks for the invite into this tool. I do have a problem walking through someone else's mind. My own mind is messy enough.Can I ask... do you guys get together around the mindmap together in 'face to face'? or approach it from your own spaces?
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2010 on Teaching Styles? at scottie's blog
Hi Scuzi66. The only issue I might see in discarding the relevancy of Web 1.0 tools, is (I'm sure you'll agree) that it is a safe starting point for many people to launch into Web 2.0 stuff. Individuals must trust the new environment first. I myself refused to have a open blog for a start. I now feel I'll only keep a blog private for as long as I feel it is in draft form, then open it progressively to group members, then all comers. I very much found "Blogging to Learn"(Anne Bartlett-Bragg, 2003)which witnesses and reports on a 5 stage process with learner groups. Also, "Back to the Future" (N.Dabbagh & R Reo, 2011) with the natural propensity for people to operate in 3 levels. My own journey now allows me to chose which level is appropriate for my needs. True freedom. I also found (Farmer & Bartlett-Bragg,2005) a terrific read with margin comments and mark-ups all over my copy.
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Oct 5, 2010
Yes, the framework model is a difficult choice. as you say Your personal teaching style does come into it. I'm favouring a constructivists model but liked what I saw on the Laurillards link as well. May be a case of look at what I naturally see as :lesson tasks, e-devices use, etc... and recognise from these which model I'm actually developing towards.
Ha Ha Ha, oh you're onto it mate. I see the latest ipods have wi-fi camera and connectivity for face time etc... just like to iphone. I've got students' that use there own ipods but the iphones are too expensive. They'll likely buy into ipods for their cultural needs and connectivity to their blogs etc... Most already have cell phones. "Know your learner" indeed. Better than "no"-ing your learner aye.
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2010 on post entry 7 at kamukapati's blog
Ha, Funny I'm somewhere betwixt and between. I like to think I'm printing out reading to avail easy margin mark-ups/notes and help my ol' eyes cope a bit longer. I do however often use google search with image as the search mode. Hmmm? Yes I agree many of my students are only just starting the continuum of e-competency, for a vast number of reasons, I've some survey results from them and am encouraging them to build their own survey questions around this issue. First step on a escalator however... CONTINUUM.
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2010 on post entry 3 at kamukapati's blog
Hey Muks, Nice tie in with Kiesthetic LS. I often overlook how diverse our students can be in learninf styles. You are 100% on the group dynamics. My discipline has a very similar feel, wiht similar issues. Merf
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2010 on post entry 1 at kamukapati's blog
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at Merfs' Ed
Nosey LIL. #&$@!*£ Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at Merfs' Ed
Kungfu kids Waxers hard at word Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at Merfs' Ed
Waxers Kungfu kids Waxers hard at work Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at Merfs' Ed
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Sep 20, 2010
Merfs' Ed Student brainstorm on how to make suitable sanding pads. Recorded and posted from i-phone. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at Merfs' Ed
I still have no idea what the significance of barcodes are. Guess I'd better get reading.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2010 on barcodes at kamukapati's blog
Moodle? We at present have a rather older version of Moodle than we wish. This has often caused us to view Moodle as a repository rather than a user friendly delivery option or organiser. To enable us to see how the Newer Moodle 2.0 might improve our view of possibilities... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2010 at Merfs' Ed
Nosey LIL. #&$@!*£ @typepad 2nd attempt with pixelpipe via iphone NOTE: edited after posting to enable photo size to be more appropriate. Used HTML and adjusted width % from 100 -35% Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at Merfs' Ed