I am Allanah King, a New Zealand primary school teacher and now Blended eLearning Facilitator working in depth with eight schools in Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Māui- the top part of the South Island of New Zealand.
In 2011 I was accepted to become a Google Certified Teacher. Woohoo!
2010-2012 I took leave from primary school teaching to work as an ICT Facilitator helping teachers at 35 schools based around Nelson. I worked one day at Appleby School and the rest of the time as facilitator helping principals, lead teachers and leadership teams with their learning around the use of future focussed technologies.
Before that I was Deputy Principal of Appleby School.
In 2011 I won accepted into the Apple Distinguished Educator programme and travelled to Sydney for the Apple Distinguished Educator Summit.
I used to be and Adobe Educational Leader and travelled to San Francisco to attend the Adobe Global Summit.
I was finalist in the Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award.
I enjoy speaking with classroom teachers about the sorts of things we do using ICT.
I try to integrate Web2.0 tools into my literacy programme through blogging and podcasting. You can find more about our Web2.0 journey by following a link to http://allanah.wikispaces.com/Possibilities.
I have a podcasting wiki at http://allanah.wikispaces.com/Podcasting that you may well find useful.
People have found the blog that I have written on how to blog quite useful.
To view a video of the ways I used ICT in my classroom in 2007 you may like to view it here…
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You may also like to watch an an interview recorded at ULearn08 If it doesn’t play here click on the blue link.
At the beginning of 2010 I was interviewed for NZ Education Gazette: view the article here.
Also more recently here is my Ed Talk video about my classroom practice.
This video was recorded at Learning at School in February 2011
You can keep in touch with me via a number of routes…
My email- firstname.lastname@example.org