Virtual School Meanderings

May 28, 2017

Budget Day Divides Education Community, More To Be Done On Teacher Supply, Technology Special Report

A newsletter for my Kiwi readers (note the article on the VLNP sharing tech expertise within the education community and Online learning creates desire to dream and explore that focus on the Virtual Learning Network-Primary).

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New Zealand Edition / Friday, May 26, 2017
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Policy / Significant investment in education enough on Budget Day?
A significant investment in New Zealand’s children and future has been made in the 2017 Budget, according to Education Minister Nikki Kaye. Meanwhile, New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) Te Riu Roa president Lynda Stuart says the Budget is not even a catch-up from previous years where education has suffered.
School news / New measures to increase teacher supply are not enough
While new government measures to increase teacher supply have been welcomed by the education sector, there are many issues yet to be addressed.
Technology / Creating maker movement magic at your school
According to teacher and blogger Elisa Bostwick, “every child is a maker by nature. As teachers we must ignite curiosity, embrace creativity, and inspire students to identify their passions and believe in themselves”.
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Technology / VLNP sharing tech expertise within the education community
With digital technology set to be integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum by 2018, schools are looking to educators who are already “tech savvy” and who teach online – such as those involved in the Virtual Learning Network Primary (VLNP).
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Technology / Online learning creates desire to dream and explore
Technology / B4s addressing gap in student knowledge
Technology / Technology is breaking down barriers for Deaf students
Health and safety / Helpful ideas if you have a gluten-free student in your classroom
School news / Child abduction attempt in Christchurch
School news / Family wants charges over student’s death
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