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Julia Weiersmuller

"I work with a few hundred 12 year olds in South Auckland, New Zealand.

Professional background

I've been working with kids and IT for many years and I've become convinced that Web tools are very effective in raising the achievement of students disadvantaged for a wide range of reasons. Freedom from the tyranny of the pen seems to release a flood of creativity.


Teaching is such a full on job that finding time for my own professional development is a real problem. This OER approach, where you can get into it in your own time frame is brilliant.

My interests

I'm really keen on introducing students to online learning, so the teacher becomes more of a facilitator and less of an instructor. So I need to be able to create, and have access to online resources.

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By signing this optional learning contract I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator.
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Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours

  • Dear Julia, Welcome to the Wiki. You have a major Wiki initiative right in your own country of residence, so welcome aboard. I am glad you are taking advantage of this opportunity. Jump right in and don't hesitate to ask any questions. I am here to help you. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 16:59, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
  • (Comment.gif: Dear Julia, I am your wiki neighbor. Great start, keep adding. ......warm wishes Dr. Laxmi Narayan 17:20, 22 July 2010 (UTC))
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