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Matt Ives
NZ Teacher, E-Learning Leader, GCT
NZ Teacher, E-Learning Leader, GCT


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New on the blog - a discussion on cross functional teams (groups where people take different roles for a shared outcome), affinity spaces, collaboration, and my nerdyness as an ex World of Warcraft player. #GBL   #INF541  

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#GEGNZ  Next event - Maker Culture. Come and hear from NZ teachers doing good things.
As part of a Maker Culture Professional Development Day being held in Central Otago, we are running a Hangout on Air which involves a range of educators as well as students from around NZ.

Join us for a special guest line up including:
JJ Purton-Jones and Kim Baars from Taupaki School in Auckland
Bridget McKendry and her studeents from Fab Lab XcCh in Christchurch
Liz Fairhall and her class from Selwyn House School in Christchurch

Join us live, or submit questions to be explored here:

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A ‘Modern Learning Environment’ isn’t just about the environment.

Heck, it isn’t the modern part either.

It’s about the learning.

Good old solid old hard-yakka learning.

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I'm starting a new paper in my Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) course in a few days. This one is on "Game Based Learning". Really looking forward to chewing the issues surrounding integrating games into learning; the challenges and opportunities. #INF541  #GBL

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On digital badges, training wheels, and reluctant writers. #28daysofwriting

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+Chris Harte adding a new term to the Knowledge-set, Mind-set Skill-set, Tool-set quadrilogy this Valentine's Day weekend -> Heart-set. A must read. Check it out. #28daysofwriting

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Still waiting on a few people to turn in the last couple of assignments in Google Classroom.

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We all know about persuade, inform, entertain, etc when talking about author's purpose... but what about writing "to think"? How is it best done? When is it best done?

#28daysofwriting  Day 9

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Anyone seen Whiplash? What did you think of Fletcher's teaching style? #28daysofwriting
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