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I attended the NZ Excellence in IT Awards last night. I was one of three judges in the Education category. The winner was Michael Trengrove for his work in establishing and now managing Code Club Aotearoa. This initiative involves coordinating a “nationwide network … Continue reading
I was pleased to hear that a former student of Wellington East Girls College has been appointed to a Google Ambassador role. The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their … Continue reading
Reflecting on the last year, and using the deBono technique of Good Bad Interesting, I have come up with the following (limited to 17 in total and not in any order of priority): Good Coaching the senior second soccer team – … Continue reading
I recently reviewed the results for NCEA Digital technologies external assessments Level 1 (Year 11, Form 5). Seems that 50% of students failed the Information Management(IM) assessment, a disproportionately larger number being boys. That is quite a high rate of failure. As it turns … Continue reading
I had the opportunity to attend Kiwi Foo Camp 2013 http://baacamp.org/. Attending were an incredible diversity of smart, artistic and creative thinkers from all parts of NZ and even a few from other parts of the world. Humbling really. In addition … Continue reading
20% is not acceptable, but way better than the 50% myself and others had to endure under the old School Certificate regime. Back the, 50% of students had to fail each exam and marks scaled accordingly.