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N4L goes to #SparkshopWHG

Last week (Thursday, 20th July) I had the pleasure of attending Google Educator Group New Zealand’s ‘Sparkshop’ which took place at Manaia View School in good ol’, Whangarei. Designed to ‘spark’ or inspire teacher practice, these Sparkshop events are free professional...

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YouTube: The Power is Yours!

I use YouTube. A lot. I’m guessing you do as well. If not, who are you? And what are you doing online? Seriously, I’ve just completed an unofficial poll in my head which confirms that 90% of educators think YouTube is a handy tool in the classroom. Let’s assume this...

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HELP! I Need Somebody

Disclaimer: The Helpdesk crew are a modest bunch and won’t like this post - they’re the type of people that just get on and get the job done and don’t like talking about themselves. They’re just good people. ..... We all need a little help sometimes. Conceptually...

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Warning: May contain traces of nuts.

Facts: Web extensions save lives (I use the term ‘facts’ very loosely). Recently a web extension installed by a school user was hijacked to redirect YouTube advertising to pornographic content. A hijacked extension applied to one device is capable of impacting...

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The Key To Security

My first job out of school was an administrator role at a local hospital (bear with me, I do have a point). I was excited about my new job because the money it promised would pay for my ‘new’ (read ‘old’) car - and the new mag wheels I had just acquired for it. The...

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