Author Archives: Jo Smith

About Jo Smith

Health & PE teacher and TIC Outdoor Education at Aotea College.

My why?

At the end of last term, my parents came to stay. As always, it was great to see them and catch up on a variety of things. It was during one of our chats that my dad dropped a surprising … Continue reading

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Mind Lab Finale (Week 32)

Wow! 32 weeks done and dusted! It doesn’t seem like that long ago when we all started our Mind Lab journey and what a journey it has been. It’s been a challenging year both professionally and personally trying to keep up … Continue reading

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Using social online networks for teaching/professional learning (Week 30)

Karen Melhuish mentions in her 2013 thesis on social online networking, we are all busy. Teachers and those involved in the education sector seem to be busy all the time- I know that’s how I feel a lot of the time. … Continue reading

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Week 29: Legal and ethical contexts in my digital practice- Teachers, students and social media.

The digital world is rapidly changing and I think it’s fair to say some schools are struggling to keep up with the power that social media has in our students lives. As teachers, we often have to call on our … Continue reading

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Protected: Week 28: indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness

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Protected: Education for environmental sustainability. Week 27

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Protected: Issues in my Professional Context. Week 26

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