Diocesan School for Girls

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Welcome

Diocesan School for Girls challenges young women and inspires them to maximise their individual potential in a Christian community through high quality learning, a wide range of opportunities and continuous innovation. The goals of the NZOER, those of fostering reusable, portable content created across the nation fit well with the promise that ICT has long offered education and we are pleased to play our part in this project.

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Featured project

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The Stonefields Project was a project that looked at the building of a new state primary school in the Auckland suburb of Mt Wellington. The new school, scheduled to open in 2011, is part of a wider community development involving the building of an entire new "suburb" in what remains of an old quarry site. (More to come)


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News and events

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-- Over the coming weeks we hope to have an exemplar of how we might begin with the OER work here at Dio. We trialed a Year 9 program over several months this year that drew content from several different curriculum areas and tried to deliver a learning opportunity to our students that was totally underpinned by the use of a range of ICT applications, but in a context which was both real and community based. Students seemed to enjoy the project. We hope to document the project showcasing not just the successful outcomes, but also the journey for both staff and students ... and the ICT involved.


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Blog or discussion list feed

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GSuite Updates Slide deck
Morena Everyone, If you are interested in following the latest updates to GSuite tools for educators then you can check out a summary that I have posted on my Blog. These are freely available updat...
— Steve Smith 2020-05-27 21:51:45
Re: Moodle in the cloud
Go Don! Looks like you have another stage of the plan you started many years ago and now have some time to think and write about it. We might never see you kanohi ki te kanohi again! :-O >
— Steve Cosgrove 2020-03-25 19:02:41
Moodle in the cloud
Kia ora Martin Dougiamas (Moodle founder) and I were talking about the outcomes for education as a result of the global shutdown. We believe this is an opportunity for educators to think very clear...
— Don Christie 2020-03-24 21:44:43
Drop in Q and A Sessions from Google for Edu NZ
Morena everyone, As some of you may have seen in yesterdays bulletin to schools, there are some drop in sessions available to Teaching and Tech staff that have been offered by a couple of us who su...
— Steve Smith 2020-03-24 20:26:19
Re: [MLE] "Ask me anything" sessions to support educators with remote learning in M365
Hi Josh, Here at the OERu (an international collaboration of 40+ universities from around the world) we use: - Rocket.Chat for DM - BigBlueButton for web conferences (has breakout rooms which are u...
— Wayne 2020-03-24 03:53:05
Re: [MLE] "Ask me anything" sessions to support educators with remote learning in M365
Hi, Initially I had to move to Firefox as it was Chrome that spat the dummy and it ran pretty smoothly. Missing a few things from the desktop app but not too bad (functionally speaking). This parti...
— Josh Campbell 2020-03-24 03:39:45
Re: [MLE] "Ask me anything" sessions to support educators with remote learning in M365
Of course, even if it works, it'd be quite a rational decision for an educator or a parent (or a student) to reject the terms of service for the tool... would the Ministry of Ed refuse a learne...
— Dave Lane 2020-03-24 02:31:34
Re: [MLE] "Ask me anything" sessions to support educators with remote learning in M365
Hi Josh That's great to hear. Wasn't working for me on that configuration, and not supporting Firefox is a problem :-( but I'll have another look. I understand the desire just to get pe...
— Don Christie 2020-03-24 02:07:28
Re: [MLE] "Ask me anything" sessions to support educators with remote learning in M365
Thanks Sam - there's quite an array of them, eh. And I assume, like every set of software Ts&Cs they're "subject to change without notice at the discretion of [vendor]&quot...
— Dave Lane 2020-03-23 23:06:02
Re: [MLE] "Ask me anything" sessions to support educators with remote learning in M365
HI Dave, Sorry - had replied from email but didn't seem to show up in here. Terms recently updated here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/01/08/updated-microsoft-onli...
— Sam McNeill 2020-03-23 22:50:42
Re: [MLE] "Ask me anything" sessions to support educators with remote learning in M365
Indeed, Dave. The intensity of the push to Teams, and the disingenuity (I reckon its a word even if spell checker doesn’t) of some the providers, and the backhander involved, led us to resist. No...
— Mike Etheridge 2020-03-23 22:44:22
Re: [MLE] "Ask me anything" sessions to support educators with remote learning in M365
While we're here, on the topic of taking schools online - if anyone wants to try an educational video conferencing (not a business tool, hastily repurposed for schools), the NZ Open Source Soci...
— Dave Lane 2020-03-23 22:41:25
Re: [MLE] "Ask me anything" sessions to support educators with remote learning in M365
Yeah, not as impressed by the push to get schools and even students to adopt these Microsoft technologies. To use it don't you have to accept Microsoft's Ts&Cs? Wonder how many people h...
— Dave Lane 2020-03-23 22:29:53
Re: [MLE] "Ask me anything" sessions to support educators with remote learning in M365
Great to hear Josh! I tried the FlatHub package (https://flathub.org/apps) on Elementary OS (fork of Ubuntu) and that installed flawlessly and worked well too. On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 11:12 AM...
— Sam McNeill 2020-03-23 22:15:43
Re: [MLE] "Ask me anything" sessions to support educators with remote learning in M365
I've been working with a customer using Teams to get up and running remotely and was surprised to find it runs on Ubuntu remarkably well. So far a group of educators all using a range of device...
— Josh Campbell 2020-03-23 22:12:10