Tag Archives: Computers

Bill writes to me: We are in the 21st century, get used to it

A very able teacher (we’ll call him Bill) from a South Auckland contributing school wrote to me saying: Sorry Kelvin I can’t agree with you on this one. We are in the 21st century, get used to it. The job … Continue reading

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NZEI betrayal again: this time computers

I was part way through a second posting alert about NZEI betrayal over CoLs and I said there was something sinister about NZEI and its behaviour generally. Then the computer madness struck. The following is written hastily and in a … Continue reading

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In which Pooh looks for a 21st Century Education Part 1

One day, when Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet were all talking together, Christopher Robin finished the mouthful he was eating and said carelessly: ‘I saw a 21st Century Education to-day, Piglet.’ ‘What was it doing?’ asked Piglet. ‘Just lumping … Continue reading

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Things are not OK

This is a quiet posting in response to a serious situation: the state of school education. I want the real state of school education to be recognised – recognised as an impetus to much needed fundamental change to the structure … Continue reading

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It’s about time Manaiakalani grew up

There have been two Herald sponsored stories in quick succession about children in the Tamaki Manaiakalani programme. The first an inspirational one about Noah, titled ‘The tech changing kid’s lives’, is about the clever things Noah can do digitally. Computers … Continue reading

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Attack! 31 Computers needed in employment – bingo – computers should be central to learning: NO! NO! NO!

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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A concerned parent and the Manaiakalani programme

Dear Kelvin  I’m writing to you after coming across your very interesting website networkonnet. I’m a parent with a student enrolled at a local school in Auckland. I’ve been recently made aware of a number of parents who are very … Continue reading

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