Some time ago Derek Wenmoth asked me to contribute my thoughts to a book he was compiling to archive the impact and implementation of the national ICT in education strategy in New Zealand 1998-2010.
I was, at the same time, honoured that he would think of me and overwhelmed by the task ahead. Derek wanted a teacher’s perspective on the changes over the last ten years in ICT in NZ.
My contribution reads a little like a CV in that in chronologically delves into my journey with ICT over the last decade.
My teaching has changed immensely since I began this journey. Only six years ago- a huge amount of time in the life of a New Entrant but a dot in time for someone who has been teaching as long as I have.
I really am an ordinary teacher doing pretty ordinary things but I tend to share them through my blogs and on line spaces so people know about what I do in class. ICT has afforded me many opportunities that I would never have dreamed about before and now I know couldn’t teach well without access to my Personal Learning Network of friends and colleagues, some of whom I have never met.
- Designing the Vision:
- Policy perspectives on the development of the national Strategies for ICTs, 1998-2010.
- Securing the Foundations:
- Perspectives on the development of a technical ICT infrastructure for centres and schools.
- Building Teacher Capability:
- Sector and teacher perspectives on teacher learning and professional development.
- Developing Digital Content and Digital Communities:
- Perspectives on learning ‘online’, the Virtual Learning Network and building online communities of practice.
- Improving Student Learning and Engagement:
- Research and case studies on student learning in ICT contexts: elearning for literacy, languages, enquiry, and engaging local communities.
- The Future – Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
The book is reasonably priced at NZ$19:90. You may like to get yourself a copy.