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"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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Out and About.
Other roles:Team leader, Digital Citizen, Mentor and mum
Nationality:New Zealand
Country:New Zealand
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My Profile

Kia Ora from Dunedin, New Zealand!

Professional Background

I am

  1. a teacher of Year 5 and 6 children,
  2. Associate Principal


Love it so much - I have never left! :-)

My Interests


  • Web 2 in the classroom and the impact on Literacy
  • I-Pads and Mobile devices in education
  • Motivating reluctant (boy) writers
  • E-Learning and Pedagogy
  • Leading Change in Education


  • my daughters
  • tramping/walking
  • reading
  • web 2!

Collaborative Projects

Tara's Learning to Creating News Shows

Educamp Dunners!

Our 2010 Inquiry

The Tree Hut Treaty

My Spaces

Our Class Blog

My Learning Team's Home-School Link Page

Our 2010 Wiki

Professional Sharing

North Otago Principals' Assoc. [1]

U-Learn '10 Connect to Collaborate Presented with Myles Webb from Melville Intermediate in Hamilton

U-Learn '09 Break Out 1 and Breakout 2

U-Learn '08 Web 2 Woohoo This wiki was updated for my presentation about 21st Century Pedagogies at Oamaru, 2010 - It Takes a Whole Village to Educate a Child


365 Day Photo Challenge, 2011

My Sandbox

My Sandbox

To do list

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  • I have taken the opportunity to participate in Learning4Content at the end of our summer holiday. This has proved itself to be a very good time for me to take on this form of training. Not only am I free of the hectic daily routines of term time but I am also feeling inspired and making plans for the new year ahead.
  • As I work through the tutorials and develop my own "space" I have begun to share my programme for other teachers to use, share, critique and I feel quite excited by the prospect of another teacher adding to my planning and adding a sequence or experience for learning that i may not have considered or been able to resource... I think it is MY Projects that I am most proud of.Clairbee 10:32, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I have most enjoyed using the templates in session 9 as I put together a very simple mini unit that might be used by teachers at the start of the year. The Tree Hut Treaty
  • Out Inquiry plan is very much under construction and I would love to see collaboration with others on this in the form of comparing our local habitats. I would love to see people joining in with this plan.Our 2010 Inquiry

Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours

{{Hello claire-excellent work actually I am out of town and not get time to check my page that's why today I am answering you.I will try to help you where I can.Dear Sir /Madam

I am glad to inform you that I am going to publish a edited book on Teacher Education for which I want your contribution in the form of an article/research paper/case study/action research, for which I will be highly indebted .The title may contain articles on the concerns, issues, development, suggestions, remedies, innovations, experiments in teacher Education within 15 days on below mentioned email address with references.

Main Theme “Teacher Education Issues and concerns”.

Sub-Themes § Experiments in Teacher Education § Innovations in Teacher Education § Concerns in Teacher Education, § Issues in Teacher Education § Teacher Education and Curriculum Development § Teacher Education and Distance and Open Learning § Development in Teacher Education § Challenges Ahead § Suggestions § Remedies

Submission of Abstracts and Papers Abstract, paper and other details should be provided in a soft copy in the following format: Title of the paper Name of the Author(s) along with Photograph(s) Name of the Institute Abstract of the paper (maximum 300 words) Key Words Paper (Maximum 3500 words including references) About the author (Maximum 250 words) Certificate of originality

The Paper should be sent to: Pooja Tyagi Sr.Lecturer,Deptt. Of Education,MIT ,Dhalwala ,Rishikesh E-maile at,

User:-Pooja Tyagi 01 Feb 2010}} (Comment.gif: Hi Claire - well done on Wikibuddy status and the planning already underway for 2010, your user page looks great and all the work already posted! I will have to contact you when we get our integrated studies programme for Yr 7-10 with theme of International Year of Biodiversity and to highlight and celebrate the biodiversity of our home on Banks Peninsula.Cheers Chris McGill 22.00, 31 January 2010)

Hi Claire, Thanks for posting some ideas to my user page. Your page is coming along great! I love your quote at the top!
Best wishes!

(Comment.gif: Hi Claire, Well done. to help you along, I have reentered the template that was on your page including the info box for your certification later. you are makig excellent progress. See here how you can improve your user page and what needs to be included for certain levels of certification, which we will start providing at the end of Week 1. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 21:41, 20 January 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi Claire! you have a very beautiful and inspiring page. I just did my first WE workshop and have joined the forthcoming one too. Shall be in touch then.... cheers. Cynthia D'Costa--Agnes 10:34, 21 June 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi Claire, So nice to see you here again. You are already pretty much there, but let me reassure you, even us, the so-called experts, still learn something new every day. Welcome again. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 16:24, 21 July 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi Claire, you have simple and informative page. I am graduated from EL4C40 workshop. warm wishes Dr. Laxmi Narayan 00:27, 22 July 2010 (UTC))

Welcome to eL4C34

Your facilitators: