Riverlands Screenagers event

Kia Ora and Welcome to our movie screening at Riverlands Primary School! Here is an article I wrote for PepTalk magazine – Teens and screens And here is the slideshow of images and memes. And here is the slideshow of content. Thanks so much for making the time to come along and contribute. Please click […]

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Introduction to Digital Technologies Curriculum

Download/print to access the Digital Technologies Curriculum documentation and for a summary Google Slide.

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South Makirkiri Community Screenagers Event

Kia Ora and Welcome to our movie screening night at South Makirkiri! Thanks so much for taking the time to come along and contribute. Please click here for a document with some useful websites and resources. Feel free to contact me for any other questions or information or if you’d like to book another screening […]

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Who is in Charge?

The ubiquitous nature of technology now means that many of us are spending increasingly unhealthy amounts of time in front of screens. This is concerning enough for us adults – remembering that we are the ones with fully developed pre-frontal cortexes that give us enhanced abilities to manage our time, impulsivity and deferred gratification! When […]

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Google Summit 2018

Here’s the link to my presentation on dealing with screen-time in your classroom. Feel free to contact me if you’d like any more information or ideas:)

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St Columba’s Catholic School

Kia Ora and Welcome to our movie screening night at St Joseph’s Primary School! Thanks so much for taking the time to come along and contribute. Please click here for a document with some useful websites and resources. Feel free to contact me for any other questions or information or if you’d like to book […]

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Marlborough Girls’ and Boys’ College screening.

Kia Ora and Welcome to our movie screening night at Marlborough Girls’ College! Thanks so much for making the time to come along and contribute. Please click here for a document with some useful websites and resources. Feel free to contact me for any other questions or information or if you’d like to book another […]

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Mental health issues, screen time and Gen-I

Are teachers inadvertently compounding bad screen habits from home? Instead – could parents be reinforcing good habits from school? There’s a depressing and relentless message about anxiety, depression, addictive behaviours and poor health issues amongst our young people – partly due to the pervasive influence on their lives of technology and our inability, as parents […]

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We aren’t talking tamagotchis, here!

Who can forget these needy little creatures from the 90’s? Although my kids dabbled a bit, I consoled myself, safe in the knowledge that it would pass – one day, hopefully soon, they wouldn’t be trendy any more! Where we are now, however, with children and cellphones? As with all habits that are formed when […]

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