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Directory of New Zealand Edubloggers


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This site is a listing of Kiwi educators who have blogs and/or podcasts. You can either be a Kiwi edublogger living abroad or an edublogger living in New Zealand. If you don't meet these criteria try our list of other edublogger directories.


You need to create an account and login to edit the wiki.


Suggested format for entries:

  • Your blog's name
  • Short bio about you and your blog/podcast (with image[s] if you like - max 150x150)
  • Location

When we get too big for one page I'll start splitting into alphabetical listings.



Carol Cooper-Taylor



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BBC - Blog By Carol

screen shotAbout the blog: Carol Cooper-Taylor's Eclectic musings on teaching and Learning (particularly eLearning), and other things catching her attention.

About the author: Carol migrated to NZ in 2002 and became a Kiwi in 2007. She took early "retirement" from Lincoln University in 2007 and now works on her passion for interactivity in eLearning and eTeaching. She is Director of Cooper-Taylor Training.

Blogs from:  Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

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Derek's Blog

About the blog: Derek Wenmoth's musings about the use of ICT in Education, and about the future of education in general

About the author: Derek is currently the director of eLearning at CORE Education, a not-for-profit educational research and development group in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has had wide experience in the education sector, as a teacher, principal and teacher educator. He has also worked nationally and internationally in the area of eLearning policy development.

Blogs fromChristchurch, New Zealand

Cat's Pyjamas

About the blog: Joyce Seitzinger's blog about educational technology advances and the changes she sees for students, staff and institutions.

About the author: Joyce is Dutch and moved to New Zealand in Sept 2006 - she attended her first eFest 6 days later still jetlagged. She currently works as e-learning advisor at EIT Hawke's Bay, an institute of technology in New Zealand's Hawke's Bay wine region. She has worked in e-learning since 1999, first in corporate training, as instructional designer and since 2006 in the tertiary education sector. (She's also known as catspyjamasnz on Twitter.)

Blogs fromNapier New Zealand

Life is not a race to be first finished and Allanah's Podcast

About the blog: Allanah King's blog is a mixture of her reflections about teaching and learning, a catalogue of recent finds through her Personal Learning Network and tips on using technology in school.

About the author: Allanah is a primary teacher at Appleby School, near Nelson. She has a passion for podcasting and enjoys the global interactions enabled through her Personal Learning Network. AllanahK on Twitter!

Blogs from: Nelson, New Zealand


About the blog:  Chrissy Hellyer's blog about her learning journey of embedding Web2.0 into daily classroom practise along with reflections and tips on various Web2.0 tools.

About the author:  Chrissy moved to Bangkok, Thailand in August 2008.  She is teaching Grade 5 at ISB (International School of Bangkok).  Before moving to Bangkok, she was an intermediate school classroom teacher in Taradale, previously teaching in a Primary School for many years at the Y2/3 level.  She has always had a passion for using ICT both in the classroom and in her personal life and was lucky enough to teach in a semi-digital classroom  thanks to the Sitech Champion School's Programme.  She is known as nzchrissy on Twitter and thoroughly enjoys the collaborational environment that her Personal Learning Network provides. 

Blogs from:  Bangkok, Thailand

*** ICT U Can!

About the blog: Jane Nicholl's blog about her interests in education, ranging from classroom teaching, working with adults and curriculum development, as well as reflections on academic readings.

About the author: Jane is currently working on the New Zealand Curriculum online project at CORE Education, a not-for-profit educational research and development group in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is also working part-time as an ICT Facilitator, helping teachers effectively integrate ICT into their teaching programmes. Prior to this Jane was in the classroom at Pine Hill School, Dunedin.

Blogs fromDunedin, New Zealand

Widgets and Wikis and Blogs...Oh My!

About the blog: Kirstin Anderson-McGhie's blog is a place where she can verbalise her thinking as she develops her PLN and explores Web 2.0 and how it can be used to enhance learning for both children and adults - particularly teachers.

About the author: Kirstin is a primary teacher on Auckland's North Shore. She regularly spends time exploring and experimenting with new technologies. Kirstin believes it is important to infuse technology into classroom programmes in a way that makes it an authentic and natural part of the learning process. Collaboration on a local or global level is a regular feature of her classroom programme.  She is known as Keamac on Twitter.

Blogs from:Auckland, New Zealand

Thinking Past The Square

About The Blog:  Amanda Signal's blog is a place where ideas, reflections and fantastic resources are shared from her e-Learning travels.

About The Author: Amanda is a primary school teacher currently teaching Yr 5 in Pakuranga, Auckland.  She is a lead teacher for her school that has a passion for working with students using a range of e-Learning and thinking tools (see also her wiki).  Amanda has worked with a SMARTboard for 4 years with Yrs 1 through to 5.  She is known as heymilly on twitter and enjoys expanding her Personal Learning Network in a variety of ways.

Blogs from: Map: Auckland, New Zealand

Rambling Reflections

About the Blog: Lynne Crowe's blog is a place where I can keep a record of new web tools plus at times write about my frustrations and experiences with e-learning in my class and school.

About the Author: Lynne is an Intermediate teacher at Te Awamutu Intermediate in the Waikato, teaching an accelerate class of Year 7 & 8 students. She teachers in a semi digital class with 8 desktops and 3 laptops connected to the Internet. This year she has the opportunity to make use of a data projector in her class plus an Interwrite school pad. She is the lead teacher in her school for the Rosetown ICT cluster which is currently in the third year of the MOE contract. She is known as lynnecrowe on twitter and enjoys continuing to broaden her experiences with all forms of ICT and exploring collaborations for her students.

Blogs from: Hamilton, New Zealand

Educating the Dragon

About the blog: The blog began in December 06 as an opportunity for him to reflect upon his teaching practice. As these things turn out the content goes beyond the vacant lot that is his mind, expands beyond the walls of the classroom and considers the movement that is fast becoming global education reform.

About the author: Simon has been teaching for ten years; five in the UK and the rest in NZ. He has just stepped out of the classroom to take on a position for Breathe Technology Ltd. He continues as a relief teacher, keepin his classroom practice current.

Blogs from:  Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Chalkface 2.0

About the Blog: This blog is a record of professional development and learning in a primary classroom. It is a place to reflect, share and seek advice from other bloggers.

About the Author: Marnie has been teaching for 6 years. Since July 2007 she has been equipped with a 'digital classroom' comprising of an interactive whiteboard and 7 computers. She is currently a member of the SustainED ICT contract.

Blogs fromAuckland, New Zealand


Paul Left

About the blog: Paul uses his blog (verso.co.nz) to write about learning technology, learning design. and professional development.

About the author: Paul has been working in tertiary education for many years. He established Verso, his education consultancy, in 1996 and has been involved in many e-learning development projects. He was a Flexible Learning Leader in 2004-2005. 

Blogs from: Auckland

Share the Addiction

About the blog: Suzie Vesper writes about a range of online tools and resources as well as profiles resources from her own sites.

About the author: Suzie is currently working for CORE Education as a national ICT advisor to schools involved in the ICT contract. Before that, she was the facilitator for a specific cluster. She has developed a number of online spaces such as http://educationalsoftware.wikispaces.com, http://leadingict.wikispaces.co, http://learningweb2.wikispaces.com, http://teacherportal.wikispaces.com, http://christmaslinks.pbwiki.com, http://facilitatortips.wikispaces.com, http://suzieslinks.com

Blogs from: Wellington

Webb-ed Feet 

About the Blog: This blog is place to share reflections on teaching, and in particular how digital resources can really enhance learning experiences.

About the Author: Craig McDonald is a primary school teacher (Yr 7-8) in Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty. He is currently doing his MEd in E-learning through the University of Canterbury. Prior to primary school teaching he was an English language teacher for 11 years in NZ and Japan.

Blogs from: Papamoa, Bay of Plenty



About the Blog: a place for me to put random stuff that doesn't fit into my teaching & learning wiki. Tag cloud includes: Adobe Adobe CS3 AntiVir AutoRuns AVG COinS Computer history CS3 edublog Firefox Flash Flash 9 Flash CS3 Flickr Floptical bunny Google analytics images inkscape pictures PowerPoint Problem resize RSS search Stinger vector drawing Virus vmvGeek zotero

About the Author: Michael Verhaart is a Lecturer in IT at EIT Hawkes Bay, teaching in Web, Multimedia and database areas. An educational technologist, current research interest in the use of wikis in teaching and learning. Uses virtualMV as alter ego on web.

Blogs from:  Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

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