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Is it time for minimum service levels for call centers?

The above is indicative of a general trend. Closing offices in favour or call centers is fine but some guarantees around performance levels may be appropriate. Waiting one hour is not acceptable, waiting one hour if you have the option … Continue reading

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A tad late…

As best I recall this is the latest piece of work I have received…

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BLM digital poster at East – staff helped not hindered publication

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Why are phone lines closed?

Paypal “Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, our phone lines are currently closed. You can still view answers to frequently asked questions on this page or send us a message, though responses may take longer than usual. Thank you for … Continue reading

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Redundant power sockets in the ceiling

I find it quite amusing that we have a significant number of unused power sockets in the ceiling of our new main block – when there is a dearth of power sockets for use by students to charge their BYOD … Continue reading

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BYOD disconnects

Assuming it is Ministry of Education supported policy to use digital devices for learning and increasingly for NZQA assessments/ exams then it follows that: All students need to access a device at school. All students need to access a device … Continue reading

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Vultures – Only a monopoly such as the Teachers Council can increase fees by 115%

Selected extracts from PPTA communication today. Got to say this annoys me. Why don’t we insist on a car warrant of fitness 3 times each year and charge $38 each time? Shame on the Teachers Council. “By now you will … Continue reading

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Can we insist students have video on?

It is quite disconcerting having 24 students online using Google Meet (or Zoom) and half the students (at least) have their video off. This makes interaction and engagement quite challenging. Unless there are good reasons I also consider it rude. … Continue reading

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I was probably destined to teach

Old photo of me teaching adults about the New Zealand Forest Service new computer network and facilities. This course was run at the Forestry Training Institute (adjacent to Forest Research Institute) in Rotorua. I was probably destined to teach but … Continue reading

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Jamboard graffiti.

So, I may need to limit edit rights to Jamboard when I want to use it for actual teaching… A passing resemblance to street graffiti.

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