2010 eFellows

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In 2010 there were 6 awards. To be awarded an eFellowship award, educators must have a strong existing reputation for innovative practice or leadership in e-learning, and a desire to share their e-learning approaches, practices, and enquiries with the wider teaching community.

The 2010 eFellows are:

Margaret May

Greenhithe Kindergarten (North Shore)

Margaret has spent the past three years doing action research with the ECE ICT PL Programme. She investigated how children used ICTs as tools to self assess. The children used a diverse range of ICT tools and displayed a high degree of understanding of their learning through this process.

Tara Taylor-Jorgensen

Bairds Mainfreight Primary (Otara)

Tara uses e-Learning to provide the children in her classroom with an authentic and interactive audience. No matter what subject they are learning, they incorporate it into webcam presentations, blogging, movie making, and website building, as part of our daily routine. This allows the children to actively reflect on their learning and presentation skills and to monitor their own progress and share it with others. Through the use of blogging the children are active participants in a global community and enjoy sharing their learning experiences with family overseas.

Florence Lyons

Matamata College (Cambridge)

Florence uses information communication technologies in her classes as a means of opening the world to her students as the tools allow them to communicate with people who can enrich their horizons. This enable the students to better understand others and the world that surrounds them.

Joel Dodd

Coastal Taranaki School (Okata, Taranaki)

Joel is currently developing a new pedagogical approach to Maths education. Beginning in 2001 with his pod of classic Macs, he has moved beyond application-based learning into web 2.0 and is now breaking free from whiteboards in favour of a combination of cellphone-ready videos, Facebook and web-based homework.

Puti Puti Gardiner

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Rangiawhia (Kaitaia)

As a teacher in a Kura Kaupapa Maori, Puti is interested in developing e-literacy in bilingual education. She has been using digital storytelling to retell traditional narratives in a contemporary context and has also set up a wiki space in te reo Maori as a resource for both teachers and students. This may help with finding ways to develop e-literacy in the classrooms, while still maintaining the integrity of te reo Maori as a medium of instruction.

Nathan Parker

Warrington School (Dunedin)

As a teaching Principal, Nathan believes that education should be freely available for all and that this can be achieved by sharing ideas about using open standards and creative commons licenses. Warrington School is running entirely from one easily downloaded operating system, teachers and pupils have total digital independence, choosing the applications that will meet their needs. Access to the digital world is important and Nathan believes this can be achieved from using other peoples cast offs and open source sofftware.