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Penny O'Brien
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  • Waikato
  • New Zealand
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So I go all inspired to try new things -put Chrome on my mac and can no longer activate the blackboardcollaborate.  Anyway in the spirit of trying new things I thought I would try the ipad but it…Continue

Started Feb 28, 2013


My ignorance is showing and the journey of new learning begins.I am struggling to grasp the concept of a classroom monitoring portal and wonder if it because we are nowhere near this stage of the…Continue

Started Feb 25, 2013


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Julie Lindsay commented on Penny O'Brien's blog post Celebrating teacher success
"Penny, well done! Yes a gathering (with food of course) with the intention of sharing successes is a great celebration. I am always surprised when teachers really start sharing informally at a face-to-face gathering how much they are really doing…"
Nov 13, 2013
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Oct 28, 2013
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Cloud computing

Flat classroom project
Oct 28, 2013
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"I would like to thank Tina and Aylon for providing my outsourced information. Thank you"
Oct 28, 2013
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"making a movie takes a lot longer than i anticipated. Too many great ideas. wrote the script, recorded my voice and it was just too long"
Oct 28, 2013
Tina Schmidt commented on Penny O'Brien's blog post What makes a great teacher
"Penny,  Thanks for the reminder of what is really important in the classroom and why I became a teacher - care, concern and love for the children!"
Oct 12, 2013
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Oct 12, 2013
Penny O'Brien and Jennifer Simon are now friends
Oct 3, 2013
Penny O'Brien replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Introduce yourself here - Reply to this discussion in the group Flat Classroom Certified Teacher 13-2 Cohort
"Kia ora from New Zealand.  Hi everyone I am a principal of a small rural school in the Waikato.  We have 26 students from Y0-Y8.    Where I live (and where my students live) has a small shop, a garage, a community hall and…"
Aug 25, 2013
Penny O'Brien and Mark Meyers are now friends
Aug 25, 2013
Penny O'Brien is now friends with Lisa Durff and Sandy Wisneski
Mar 16, 2013
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"I find myself getting lost around the wiki and ning - i find things but then can't seem to find them again -"
Mar 16, 2013
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Mar 13, 2013

Julie Lindsay and Penny O'Brien are now friends
Feb 28, 2013

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About Me:
Living the dream - 3 girls and supportive husband living in rural Waikato NZ. Principal in a small country school.
It's all about time and enjoying life as it is today - growing our own food, spending time with our kids, friends and family.
Smiling everyday
Interest in Flat Connections
Our students are great but very insular about their place in the world and what is happening around them. New Zealand is a small place with lots to offer - now is the time for our students to interact with the world around them and understand about being global citizens

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At 8:33am on January 22, 2013,
Julie Lindsay

Penny, welcome to Flat Classrooms! Delighted you are joining us, and I look forward to interacting and collaborating with you and your students in New Zealand.


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