|Occupation:||Educator, currently Head of Computer Studies|
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I am a teacher and love teaching Computer Studies
I started out teaching maths but some time ago made the change to teaching Computing to students and staff.
I went to University in Christchurch and also did my teacher training in Christchurch. Before going overseas to teach I did my Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.
What do I teach?
Computer Studies is an ideal subject to teach for the following reasons
- students have a keyboard to touch
- students have music or a tutorial to listen to
- students have a screen to look at
- students have a problem to solve
My passion is technology but I love
- My family
Currently I am doing the following:
- learning about WikiEducator
- Gathering the option information for next year's timetable
- Trying to get to the Moodle group
- Teaching and marking
- getting my head around the new Unit Standards for assessing Computing Leve 2 and 3
Making sure I don't spend too much time of the computer but remember to keep fit!
A few pictures to trial a swf file <flash>file=tonga.swf|width=50%|height=50%|quality=best</flash>
Here is a photo in the bush!
- Reflective teaching practices
- Thinking about Ethics and computer use in the classroom
- Always looking for/making new resources for teaching
Today (Friday 28th)I am behind but I will make My sandbox
Ideas for my contribution I would like to make a teaching resource that I could use in my classes. I would like to see if I can make some content -with several pages, each page describing one way to make an animated slide show to insert into a web page. This would be aimed at secondary schools. But would it be OK to talk about commercial software on these pages or would I need to stick to open source software?
Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours
(: Hello Jane good to see you here, now a virtual neighbour as well! Hope the IB is going well for you. richardnz 20:01, 29 August 2009 (UTC))
(: Hi Jane, Well done so far. You have made a good start. Now keep adding more content, on which basis we will later certify you. Warm wishes,--Patricia 00:02, 26 August 2009 (UTC))
(: Hi Jane keep going you are doing great. If you need any help just ask me Rima 21:10, 28 August 2009 (UTC))
(: Hi Jane. The correspondence School is currently using Blackboard for it's online courses though we are going into a whole new environment early next year and for the life of me I can't remember what the system is called! I'm currently not inovlved in teaching online, but hope to develop some units I can use online. Regrettably, a large number of my students do not have access to a computer, yet alone the internet. Some country areas of NZ don't get good coverage with internet either. Barbara )
- Click on the link EL4C29.
- The page that will open is the workshop page with all the links you will be using during the workshop.
- See your name in the list of participants.
- Whenever you have time click on each of the boxes.
- You may even start with Day 1 activities.
- Enjoy the workshop.