Thursday, March 26, 2009

Learning through Blogging

It has been really interesting lately to see the work going on in other centres through their Blogs.

The work for me is on two levels. Firstly there is the work they do around curriculum and assessment and building relationships with children and in their communities.

On another level is the impact and exploration of ICT both in the centre with the children and in the development of their Blogs.

Being able to have a working Blog and then take time building its complexity and usefulness has been great for my own learning in ICT.

Being able to see something on another blog and knowing that I can contact the author and ask "How did you do that!?" is being part of a real community of learners. I know I am just scratching the surface but there are lots of others out there doing the same and proudly, generously sharing their discoveries.

Using what is in my kete and your kete, together we are mighty.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Yayy. They are here!!

Finally the new books are here. Now we just have to find time to read them and answer the questions "So What?" and "Now What?"

Friday, March 6, 2009

Bulletin Board

The Bulletin Board newsletter you receive from the ECE professional Development teams here at the University of Auckland is also available on our Web site at

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Welcome Gail

A belated Welcome to our newest team member, Gail Donald.

Gail has worked for the Ministry of Education as a PD facilitator and previously worked for ECD. We are very excited to have her on board as our Northland facilitator.


I have just been notified that a new book is being released this weekend by Playcentre Publications. It is from one of the parents working on the Wilton Playcentre Centre of Innovation programme.

Once I get a chance I will write a short review here.

To order it go to and click on the publications page.