Monthly Archives: July 2014

Let’s start a code club for teachers

I’ve been reading and listening to a lot of talk lately about how coding is important, how it should be taught in schools and how important it is for everyone to at least understand the basics. This got me to … Continue reading

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How school is failing my son

I should be looking after my own students, doing my marking, preparing for next term, but I’m just too angry. In fact it has taken me over a week to back down from furious to just angry. I received his … Continue reading

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NetHui – Day 3

I’ve been putting off writing about Day 3. Think I was tired but also I didn’t get as much out of it. Maybe I just chose the wrong places to be. I missed the beginning sessions – hospital appointment for … Continue reading

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NetHui – Day 2

Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the sessions this morning – trip to the dentist with my son. However I inflicted the livestream on him. Awesome – his comment during the keynote “Did you know that the iPhone has 2 million times … Continue reading

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NetHui Day 1

This is the first time I’ve been to a NetHui and quite frankly I had no idea what to expect or even if it would be at all relevant. I joined the JumpStart stream as it seemed to be the … Continue reading

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Rails Girls Auckland

Last day of school before the holidays – heading for home for a well earned rest… But no off to the first evening of Railsgirls Auckland. Super excited, something for me (that might just be useful in the classroom too). … Continue reading

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