Author Archives: edwin bruce

Datacom support for teachers appreciated

I have just finished facilitating a Level 3 Python course for teachers covering object orientated programming and event driven programming via a Graphical user Interface. Being a course for teachers, pedagogical practices and assessment design were integrated, this is important … Continue reading

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Teachers as coaches? Surely a parents role?

Seen in Stuff… But just 26 per cent of school staff in Wellington help out with secondary sports, according to the census, leaving a large coaching gap for parents and the wider community to fill. Source: Stuff here Shouldn’t this read… Few … Continue reading

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Ombudsman: 413631… Teachers Register

It has been a long road. Having been declined a full copy of the teachers register see here and implementing a student built workaround see here the Ombudsman finally facilitated the result I desired. My students can now use the  teachers register data-set to … Continue reading

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Six Year 10 phones and counting…

Teachers cannot touch or confiscate phones. Students however can volunteer to place them up front… Six and counting. NOTE: The phones were not being used for school work or any urgent requirement. Further NOTE: No phones (or students) were harmed … Continue reading

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Mention in Datacom annual report…

As the facilitator of the above mentioned course I am pleased it is successful. Full report can be found here.

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School websites

School websites are still important components of both communication and marketing plans. I am leading an initiative to replace the existing WEGC website, two significant streams of work being content provision and design. Fortunately development is being done externally. Some of the objectives … Continue reading

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April Fools Joke?

“Are you tired of losing track of login/usernames and passwords you must create every time you visit a new website? Do you have sticky notes and scraps of paper scattered about your office and home computer space covered with these … Continue reading

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