User:Melanie Webber

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Employer:Western Springs College
Occupation:Media Studies Teacher
Country:Flag of New Zealand.svgNew Zealand
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This user was certified a Wiki Apprentice Level 2 by Pschlicht .

My Profile

Hello, my name is Melanie Webber. I'm a Media Studies teacher at Western Springs College in Auckland, New Zealand.

Professional Background

I've been teaching for two years. Previous to this I was a television production manager.

I've always had a bit of a 'geek' bent - largely fostered by working in small, under-resourced offices where you had to fix your own computer (and other peoples). Who said television was glamourous!


My Interests


Still getting my head around it! Things I'm particularly interested in:

  • developing my students,and my own, IT skills.
  • Making managing self explicit in my classroom.
  • Typing! I'm continually boring my colleagues and students by harping on about my Level 2 qualification in Secretarial Studies. 
  • Reading. If you can read, you can learn. And learning is good.


  1. Live theatre goer.
  2. Passionate film festival attendee (40 odd films at the last Film Festival here in Auckland).
  3. Huge reader - Library Thing is one of my new favourite discoveries. 
  4. I'm such a geek that I actually own a barcode scanner to help catalogue my library.
  5. Devoted Aunt.
  6. My Booklist


My Projects

  • Sharing resources for new Year 11 NCEA Media course.

My Sandbox

My sandbox

My Reflection

Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours

  • Dear Melanie, Welcome to WikiEducator, It is good to have you with us. You are following a great many educators in New Zealand who have taken the course and found the learning experience very rewarding. Welcome aboard. Warm wishes, --Patricia Schlicht 19:56, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi Melanie - It's neat to have another Kiwi involved. Patricia has made a start on your page! Looking forward to working with you-Mverhaart 10:25, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Dear Melanie, I see you have uploaded an image. Well done, you are ahead of the game. Please demonstrate the skills learned this week (bold, italic, indents, numbered lists, so we can certify you. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 02:42, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Thanks, Patricia. I've had a go on here - the mix of bold, italics, bullet point and numbered lists would horrify Mrs Wu (my old Secretarial Studies teacher), but at least it shows I can do it! As someone who started out on machines where maths was required to create a table, I'm not complaining! Wasn't sure what you meant by indents ... --Melanie Webber 10:43, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi Melanie. I think this comes later - however to indent a line put a colon ":" at the start of a line (a double colon "::" indents more etc...) - Michael (Mverhaart 11:11, 13 December 2010 (UTC))
  • Hi Melanie, congratulations, you have earned your first certification. Well done. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 03:50, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
  • HI Melanie, your page is really coming along - good going! --Rehanna Lutchman 05:35, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi Melanie - You've really got into this wiki thing.. hopefully you'll be able to develop some content and start contributing to some OERs :) Michael (Mverhaart 11:04, 17 December 2010 (UTC))
  • Hi Melanie! You have a nice User page! Nice to know you! --Teromakotero 16:04, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi Melanie! It's great to link up with you on WikiEducator. Looking forward to networking with you. Emmanuel Nalumenya 8:39 29 December, 2010 (UTC)

Learning4Content Courses I participated in

Homepage for my course.


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Web Resources

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