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Haiku

Staff Competition A National Poetry Day My contributions ———————————– Bring your own device Demonic technology Crying students despair ———————————— Forever building Wellington East Girls College East Girls forever Advertisements

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Is Windows 10 fit for purpose on devices with 32GB storage?

A number of students have acquired relatively cheap laptops with Windows 10 installed. A bit like a Chromebook only running Windows. Several students are now experiencing challenges with Windows 10 upgrades including security fixes. It seems the upgrades need at … Continue reading

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Smart Watches in class

Most classes I take now have 2-3 students with a smart watch. I ask students to put their phones away, into their pockets or bags. Not so sure how they put away their smart watches.  I assume these are required to … Continue reading

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Maybe laptops in class is not such a good idea?

“Research shows students who used laptops in the class received poorer grades.” Perhaps the pendulum has swung too far… I have already initiated the use of notepad and pencil for note taking as I have found student notes on Google … Continue reading

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Banning mobile phones

I wonder if New Zealand will go down the path of banning cell phones in schools. Possibly a little bit futile, given that many schools have BYOD (not cellphones) policies in place and students can still communicate via a range … Continue reading

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And the most popular device for BYOD is?

From a recent sample of 200 Year 9 and 10 students at Wellington East Girls College. WEGC are just starting their third year where Year 9 students are required to bring their own devices (BYOD). The BYOD policy is platform … Continue reading

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Workplace safety and BYOD Part 3

Following on from my communications with Workplace Health and Safety I received the following response from Ministry of Education regarding BYOD obligations. In short … schools are on their own (sort of). Thank you for your inquiry about the use of digital … Continue reading

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