Author Archives: edwin bruce

Note taking… hand write/print use an Elfinbook?

This year I have insisted on all students taking notes using a pen and paper! Ironic given I teach Digital Technologies. I have found handwritten notes and diagrams more conducive to student focus, understanding, recall, drawing linkages etc… Having said … Continue reading

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Pupils admit to lying to get teacher fired… may be some policy issues here…

I wonder if schools have documented policies regarding teachers being alone with 1,2 or even 3 students. Or is it just left to common sense? Potential policies: If a teacher had a class that (temporarily) dropped to 3 or less students … Continue reading

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Delete facebook in schools?

Many schools have Facebook integrated either formally (official facebook page) or informally (Facebook sports teams or cultural groups). Of course there are usually alternative communications methods, after all, many students (Year 9) are under the age of 13 – the theoretical … Continue reading

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Say goodbye to the information age: it’s all about reputation now

“There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that plays a pivotal role in our advanced hyper-connected liberal democracies: the greater the amount of information that circulates, the more we rely on so-called reputational devices to evaluate it. What makes this … Continue reading

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lonely.haven.leaps

Wellington East Girls College three word address is lonely.haven.leaps using what3words. what3words divides the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3-word address. It means anyone can accurately find any location and share … Continue reading

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A Chief Information Officer (CIO) perspective of a secondary school

I have recently taken on a substantive component of the Digital Information Officer role at Wellington Esat Girls College. (Think CIO without the paper.) This is essentially 10 hours each week which means I keep my day job as a teacher … Continue reading

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Nooooo Windows 10 upgrade saga continued..

After too many hours and lots of effort my guinea pig HP Stream 32GB device finally got the big tick from the W10 pre install. After 45 minutes and 99% completed the update failed with error code oxc19002oe. Great – in short … Continue reading

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