Saturday, February 16, 2013

Digital Classrooms in the 21st Century

Have a read of this article from the Stuff website.  It's about plans for 21st century learning in New Zealand.  The article starts:

'A classroom where a digital teacher delivers a lesson from another city is being touted as the way forward for education in the 21st century. 

The education and science select committee's "Inquiry into 21st century learning environments and digital literacy" focuses on redesigning education and creating modern schools'. 

I really like some of the ideas and vision in the article.  However, what I can say from my own experience as a teacher and leader in New Zealand schools is that there is a long way to go in regards to infrastructure and resource allocation before these ideas come to fruition, especially in low decile schools. 

To read the article in full, click here.


  1. Kia ora,
    Just stumbled across your blog while browsing the LakeView School website - I am a DP over in the Hutt Valley - You have lots of great posts on your blog. Awesome work.
    Have you thought of adding a Follow option for your blog so that others can easily receive your latest posts to their google/reader/blogger accounts?
    It would be great if you could - id be in for sure. I think you just need to add a widget to your side column. (See

    ma te wa e hoa,

    Chris Theobald

  2. Hi Chris

    Thanks for the feedback! Yes, I will add a follow option.