Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Introducing iUgo Teachables

iUgo Teachables is the brainchild of Nicola Smith, Managing Director and co-founder of Essential Resources.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Friday, 17 April 2020

Angie’s awesome ideas for learning at home (1)

Kia ora

Over the next few weeks I am delighted to share my special tips and tricks with parents and teachers, to help make learning at home the best it can possibly be.

Monday, 24 February 2020

Why mathematical problem solving matters

The term problem solving originated in the United States in the 1970s to shift mathematical skills from an emphasis on back-to-basics towards using them to solve non-routine practical problems. In the content-based curriculum of earlier decades, the teacher worked through examples of how to apply set routines and a prescribed algorithm to show students how to find solutions to narrowly defined problems. The students’ role was to follow the teacher’s lead rather than to think more broadly about the problem.

Friday, 14 February 2020

Creating digital stories develops digital fluency

Over the last decade, the need for a new dimension to the conventional learning areas and the pedagogy around teaching has become increasingly obvious. This dimension will have a forward focus on major issues such as sustainability, citizenship, enterprise and globalisation.

Friday, 7 February 2020

Building an understanding and appreciation of poetry with Vaughan Rapatahana

Why is poetry important?

Poetry is important for so many meaningful reasons. Among the most significant are that it helps students to appreciate different ways of writing and word use, learn about settings and customs other than those they are used to, and – especially – set down their own emotions and ideas.