Name: Anne Kenneally

Efellow 2012




School/Organisation: CORE Education - BeL Facilitator based in Mosgiel (ex St Mary's School, Mosgiel)


  • Room 4 Circus 2009 by Anne Kenneally Jul 2, 2018
    WOW, so sad Wikispaces is closing, but so delighted to find these treasures. Way, way back in 2009, our whole class was fully blended - working both face to face and online. Perhaps the best example of this was when we fully lived the circus drea...
  • CORE Breakfast - Future Focused Education, Understanding the trends by Anne Kenneally Jun 15, 2017
    What an absolute privilege to participate in Derek's session this morning. So many challenges, so many takeaways, so many discussion starters..... Check out the storify of tweets... [View the story "CORE Breakfast - Future Focused Education, U...
  • 40 years on... by Anne Kenneally Apr 20, 2017
    40 years on from the time when Mr V flicked the 'learning switch' within me,One year on from blogging about my gratitude for this time with Keith Vial as our teacher, Six months on from tracking my form one and two teacher down in Niue, where...
  • Independent Reading Activity with Instructional Series by Anne Kenneally Apr 11, 2017
    How are you using the Instructional Series? would like to share how I have been working with classes to use this site for a follow up independent reading activity after an Instructional Reading Session. ...
  • Makamaka - Saddle Hill by annekenn Jan 11, 2017
    Growing up in Allanton under the shadow of Saddle Hill, Makamaka as I now know it, I have often wondered of the stories and legends.  Saddle Hill's twin humps are named for the body parts of the famous taniwha (mythical monster) Matamata. The...

Room 6 St Mary's School Mosgiel
  • Thank you for continuing to visit.... by annekenn Dec 30, 2012
    Thank you to the amazing class of 2012 who were a pleasure and an inspiration to learn alongside!Thank you all very much for your support throughout our amazing learning year in 2012! This blog remains open as a record of our incredible year....
  • Check out the year in review... by annekenn Dec 21, 2012
  • Bottle Bivy Pack up by annekenn Dec 18, 2012
    Today in class we had to destroy the bottle bivy for when the school moved. Instead of throwing the bottles out we recycled them. We made pooper scoopers, but you can also use them to clean out the house spouting. We gave them to all the classes a...
  • A new look.... by annekenn Dec 12, 2012
    A busy night last night and an early start and our classroom block is edging closer to ready for the move...
  • 12-12-12 A very memorable day... by annekenn Dec 12, 2012
    Today was the day!  We had to be out of class by 3pm!  What an amazing effort to get the class clear and the bottle bivvy repurposed!  We cut the bottles down into pooper scoopers and gave one to everyone in the school.  Then w...

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Twitter: @annekenn



My work during my e-Fellowship:


My Current Educational and e-Learning Interests:

I am back in the class after a truly MAGICAL study year. I received a TeachNZ study Scholarship and completed my Master of Educational Leadership. Alongside this I completed two e-learning papers out of the University of Tasmania:
ESH709 Online Learning and Teaching and ESG502 Authentic e-learning pedagogies. Both of these papers took me right outside my comfort zone and really challenged my thinking, my beliefs, and my classroom practice for the future.
During 2011, when I wasn't studying I traveled around New Zealand visiting teachers, classes and schools. This was a magical experience and the best possible professional development. I blogged my travels and study at:
My travels really opened my eyes to new possibilities. I now have an extensive PLN who motivate, inspire and support me as I return to the classroom and mash up the best possible opportunities for my learners.
My first challenge was to wait for the learners to return to class for our learning space journey to begin. We are currently investigating the use of a range of learning spaces for a variety of learning needs and experiences. You can follow our journey here:

ED Talks:
Student Designed Learning Spaces

Anne Kenneally: Student designed learning spaces from EDtalks on Vimeo.

Creating Learning Spaces

Anne Kenneally: Creating learning spaces from EDtalks on Vimeo.

Putting Learners at the heart

Putting learners at the heart from EDtalks on Vimeo.

Educamp Dunedin

Educamp Dunedin from EDtalks on Vimeo.

Something to Tweet About

Claire Buist and Anne Kenneally: Something to tweet about from EDtalks on Vimeo.

NAPP Promo - A HUGE thank you to the wonderful Jane Nicholls for filming this reflection on how the online disposition of the NAPP Hui helped with my networking and learning; how it challenged and inspired me! I loved reflecting in my own favourite class learning spaces...

A reflection on my Study Leave year - thanks TeachNZ
The 2012 e-fellows reflect on the MAGIC of the journey and offer advice for anyone thinking of applying...

Skills and Knowledge I am keen to share:

The MAGIC of educamps Sharing the MAGIC of #educampdunners... What is it about the unconference that makes the MAGIC??? Now in print - and with the MAGIC in bold - loving it!
Sharing the MAGIC of educampchch

Learning spaces - change driven by learners,
Distance collaboration,

Skills and Knowledge I need help with:

Blended learning - sure am getting this now in my new role with CORE education
Learning spaces,
Three way conferencing,

Books/people/websites that have influenced my thinking:

Kevin Honeycutt

Looking for reasons to keep going from EDtalks on Vimeo. Shared notes form L@S

James Nottingham
Eureka Moments on vimeo
The need for cognitive conflict

Ewan McIntosh Ewan outlines the learning spaces

NZ Educators The True Stars of my Twitter Tour

Logical Thinking Series...

Horizon Report 2012

Download the report from:

Efellows 2012
[Rachel Boyd] [Paula Eskett] [Beverly Kaye] [Anne Kenneally] [Helen King]