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Google Student Ambassador program : Open Source equivalent?

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

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The Teachers Register and the smart young lady

I recently made a renewed attempt to get a complete copy of the Teachers Register in CSV format – for teaching SQL. (See previous attempt) My request was declined, again and I have lodged a complaint with the Ombudsman. To … Continue reading

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NZTA data like pulling teeth

I made a request for data from NZTA for some data related to vehicles – no private data . (My Senior DT class is following this chain of correspondence.) NZTA responce After reviewing your request, it has been determined to be too … Continue reading

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ULearn 2012 Open Data presentation

For those interested, presentation notes. ULearn 2012 Open Datav2

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Can a school library inter-loan from Victoria University Education Library?

Apparently not! Victoria University Education Library in Karori (comprehensive and up-to-date) will not make inter-loans to teachers at a public secondary school. Very strange given they are likely paid for from tax payers funds. Gee sounds like a similar issue to making open data … Continue reading

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Teachers Council and Open Data… Sort of

http://www.teacherscouncil.govt.nz/rt/onlineregister.stm Yep, the data is open but I can only pull the records 50 at a time…. A request under the OIA solicited the following responce… Dear Mr Bruce, It has been determined that the information you are requesting is … Continue reading

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ULearn 2012

http://ulearn.core-ed.org/ I attended ULearn last year, it was informative and a great deal of fun. Better still, I will be attending ULearn this year and delivering  a short presentation on the use of  Open Data in the classroom (a “breakout” … Continue reading

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