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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome to the latest pānui highlighting all the news, events, discussions and developments related to e-learning across the VLN - generated by you!

    Next upcoming FREE online events you won't want to miss:

    smiley CURRENT: Collaboration in Kāhui Ako, 7 September - 7 October

    CollaborationWhat's working well in the early stages of CoLs development and what will need more time and focus for collaborative goals to be realised within and between schools? Collaboration is the #1 recurring theme for Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako. What does this mean and do we know we're being collaborative or successful in a collaborative model. We'd love for you to dive in and share what you think collaboration looks like in a new age PLD model. This conversation has started in the Leadership group.

    Don't miss out on the latest gold in the Enabling e-Learning newsletter (TKI), including the new resources on Virtual RealityThese new videos from Pakuranga College show how they have begun to develop a VR programme. Their students have had great success in developing 3D games. 

    Find out what's happening, and how you can get started in your school...

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: 3D gaming and virtual reality, 20 Sept, 3:45-4:45 pm

     

    Student wearing virtual reality headsetCome and listen to Charlie Smith and Tyne Crow talk about how they use 3D gaming and virtual reality to create content-rich learning experiences for their students. Sounds amazing? Come along and find out more. REGISTRATIONS OPEN NOW! 

    This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Technologies group and hosted in Adobe Connect.

    See you there! Hei konā mai,

    Tess smiley 


     

    Enabling e-Learning: Beyond the classroom swirl logo  Beyond the classroom

     

    Barrie Matthews shares two new virtual learning events you can access with your students:

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    Proble solverFORUM: Project based learning In this thread we profile some more exciting resources and practical examples of project based learning with key themes around; solving real world problems, collaborative communities examples of financial capability, enterprise and PREP. Where to start? If you're wanting more support or have your own ideas to share in this area, we'd love for you share some practical ideas and examples of PBL in this dedicated forum. 

    Enabling e-Learning forum: Digital technologies in the national curriculum: Jane Armstrong shares the latest updates that illustrate the five key themes in the draft Technology curriculum. How is your school/community unpacking the draft curriculum? 

    Question - Creating a personalized e-asTTle writing prompt? Michelle asks, does anyone/school have experience with creating an e-asTTle writing prompt rather than using the ones available? We are interested in attempting this and would appreciate any advice or expertise from the community. Can you help?

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    Appraisal, practicing teacher criteria and your e-learning goals: A huge thank you to Katrina Laurie for another great webinar on Seesaw 2: Teacher e-portfolios where we learned ways to archive and reflect on the evidence for our teacher appraisal - aligned with the new codes and standards and of course professional inquiry. We also brainstormed some protocols for how online interactions with critical learning buddies can be safe, learning focused and constructive. We invite you to add some more ideas in the shared Google doc. In the meantime, if you missed the webinar or just want to watch it again, here's the recording

    Screenshot Seesaw 2 webinar

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    School reportFORUM: Learning with digital technologiesIn this forum we take a look at some of the 20/20 Trust survey findings in their report, Digital Technologies in Schools 2016-17 about the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning. We look at the key findings on how NZ schools manage access to, and the use of, digital technologies as a medium for curriculum delivery and student learning, and invite your feedback about these developments in your school. This conversation is waiting your responses in the Leadership group.

    What will New Zealand look like in 2037? Here's a PDF document originally shared by Suzanne Kitto (NZ teacher living in Vietnam) on thinking skills and approaches to learning. Is this something you could visualise or use in your classrooms?

    Food for thought...or maybe not? Ginette Van Praag shares some ways schools are helping to mitigate the digital divide. Research confirms what we already know about the digital divide in NZ, how is this being acknowledged or addressed in your community?

     

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    Summary of New Technology Curric with DT threads: Warren Grieve invites us to give our feedback in this shared Google presentation. What do we think? What essential thoughts are missing? Be great to get some feedback.

    Google in the cloud

    Cloud + Google? Rebecca Ronald asks, do you know of any school who have moved their school servers to the cloud and are using Google as their main way of storing/sharing files, and who have their servers in the cloud using Azure AD or similar? Do you have some advice for Rebecca?

    Anybody knows how to transfer text message from Android to iPhone ? Xisisi offers some alternative tips on how to transfer text messages from a Samsung galaxy s4 - Android 4.2to an iPhone 6. 

     

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    Check out e-Learning and Technologies >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.


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    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

     

    • Check out the remaining Term 3's calendar of events.
    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, digital teacher portfolios, computational thinking, ILEs, robotics, gaming and more! 

    New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome back to our fresh pānui highlighting all the news, events, discussions and developments related to e-learning across the VLN.

    Next upcoming FREE online events you won't want to miss:

    smiley FORUM: Project-Based Learning, 24 August - 24 September

    Proble solverWe profile some more exciting resources and practical examples of project based learning with key themes around; solving real world problems, collaborative communities examples of financial capability, enterprise and PREP. Where to start? If you're wanting more support or have your own ideas to share in this area, we'd love for you share some practical ideas and examples of PBL in this dedicated forum. This conversation will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Diving into Seesaw 2 Teacher eportfolios, 6 September, 3.45-4.45pm

    SeesawCome and join us for our second hands-on experience to find out (in more detail) how Seesaw can be used as a digital ePortfolio for teachers. Katrina Laurie will take us on this hands-on tour and show us how the Seesaw tools can easily be used to showcase the new PRT criteria in action. This webinar is interactive, so REGISTER NOW and see what you'll need prior and during this live event. This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Teaching group and hosted in Adobe Connect.

    See you there! Hei konā mai,

    Tess smiley 


     

    Enabling e-Learning: Beyond the classroom swirl logo  Beyond the classroom

    Barrie Matthews shares two new virtual learning events:

    • LEARNZ Kiwi field trip. Watch the intro video: During this virtual field trip you will work alongside DOC staff and the team at New Zealand's largest kiwi hatching facility, to help save the North Island brown kiwi. Click to find out more.

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    Handwriting, that old chestnut: Gretchen Cocks shares why she has removed handwriting as a stand-alone lesson for her students, because she questioned, is this the best possible use of my students' learning time? What alternatives to traditional handwriting lessons have you introduced and why?Smartphone use

    Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? All screen activities are linked to less happiness...We share a research-based article that highlights how teens who spend more time than average on screen activities are more likely to be unhappy than those who spend more time than average on non-screen activities. What do you think of these findings?

    WARNING: You won’t want to see this: The Herald recently posted an article that young people are doing more than exploring the dark web and are being seduced by a world hidden in plain sight, while parents have no idea what their children are doing. Is this just a problem outside of school?

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    smiley FORUM: Snapshots of Universal Design for Learning, 25 July - 25 August

    Some great food for thought from these Inclusive Education videos. For example, wrong socks, hats in class... are we lowering our standards if we ignore these distractions? What does inclusion look like for you? We'd love to hear your views.

    Tapasā cultural competencies framework - have you heard of it? Aiono Manu Faaea-Semeatu shares the latest updates with this framework for teachers.

     

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    Appraisal, practicing teacher criteria and your e-learning goals: New resources are created and shared by community members that transition from the old Practising Teacher Criteria to the six standards for the teaching profession from the Education Council.

    TKI logoCheck out more e-Learning & Professional Learning >>> Enabling e-Learning website. 


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    smiley FORUM: Learning with digital technologies, 14 August - 14 September

    School reportIn this forum we take a look at some of the 20/20 Trust survey findings in their report, Digital Technologies in Schools 2016-17 about the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning. We look at the key findings on how NZ schools manage access to, and the use of, digital technologies as a medium for curriculum delivery and student learning, and invite your feedback about these developments in your school. This conversation is hosted in the Leadership group.

    What will New Zealand look like in 2037? Community members discuss transferable skills for careers (now and the future) including computational thinking - as another relevant tool, but not a solution to the world's issues. Some great debate there. What are your thoughts on the knowledge, skills and attributes needed for our future?

    Digital Technologies in Schools 2016-17 report - NZ: Warren Grieve shares a cross-post to the research on Digital Technologies in Schools 2016-17, a report that includes a focus on strategic planning, digital tools and the impact on student learning and more. 

     

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    Enabling e-Learning forum: Digital technologies in the national curriculum

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    Yesterday's informal discussion ended up being hosted in Adobe Connect. It wasn't part of the consultation process, rather a chance for us to chat about the drivers for change and implications/challenges for teachers and organisations as we introduce and implement the newest parts of the Technology curriculum.

    Thank you to all those attended (big thank you to Tim Bell for attending as well), a rich discussion ensued where we realised being part of a bigger learning community is invaluable as we lead changes in this area. Feel free to watch the recording, The People Share: Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko draft discussion and on-share to others who couldn't attend.

    Also feel free to add your own comments in this thread - we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences as well as we dive deeper into Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko draft.

     

    TKI logo

    Check out e-Learning and Technologies >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.


    CalendarFor your calendar...

     

    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

     

    • Check out Term 3's calendar of events for free online PLD events.
    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, ILEs, digital assessment, gaming and more! 

    New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

    • 2017 LEARNZ virtual field trips: Check out the next LEARNZ Field Trips. Dive in and book now.

    • DigiTech Roadshow - a series of six one-day events held across New Zealand for primary and secondary, exploring key themes such as:

      • Coding, robotics and makerspace

      • Computational thinking

      • Digital fluency across the curriculum

      • Design thinking

      • Game-based learning/gamification

      • Digital citizenship and safety online

    • NZCER: Games for Learning Conference 2017 31, Aug - 1 SeptJoin us for 2 days of gameful thinking. Key themes for the conference include:

    • learning through game design
    • educational/serious games,
    • equity, social impact and citizenship.
    • building young people’s digital capabilities
    • adult learning
    • Māori and/or other indigenous perspectives
    • complexity/complex systems
    • gamification
    • post-school pathways

    NZCER Games conference

    • Feel free to contact Tessa Gray to add your e-learning events here >>>

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    Follow the hashtags or users to find out details of each Twitter chat.

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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome to our first e-learning pānui for Term 3.

    We've got some exciting things planned for Term 3, including discussions about learning with/through and about digital technologies and what it means to be collaborating in a Kāhui Ako. We're also running a session on how to use for your own professional learning journal and much more. Check out these events and sign up here.

    smiley LIVE HANGOUT: The people share, 16 August, 3:45-4:15 pm

    HangoutIn this Google Hangout we'll debate some current ideas and thinking around learning about Digital Technologies, where we unpack the addition of draft Digital Technologies in the Technology curriculum, what will this look like in your school? We'd love to hear more from you in this informal discussion/debate. REGISTER NOW! This session will also be supported by a thread in the Professional Learning group. 

    Hei konā mai,

    Tess smiley 


     

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    Invitation

    Parent invite for Google Classroom? Maria Morris wants to know if you're using the parent invite for Google Classroom? Any pros or cons? issues? Maria would love to hear more.

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    Specialist Literacy Teachers in Primary/Intermediate: Tash Jacobs is interested in any experiences or research where Intermediate Schools are having specialist teachers in all areas. Tash asks, is there anyone out there who has worked in this model before or knows of a school working like this?

    Spell check

    Help please? What digital tool would I use? Allanah King shares a great tip for checking for overused, repeated words using keyboard shortcuts. Any other tips for proofreading using digital tools? 

    New Tools for Schools launched online - Guide for Managing Online Incidents and Reviewing Digital Citizenship Capability: Anjela Webster shares two new resources from Netsafe and invites your feedback on these.

    Inclusive education

     

    smiley FORUM: Snapshots of Universal Design for Learning, 25 July - 25 August

    Some great food for thought from these Inclusive Education videos. For example, wrong socks, hats in class... are we lowering our standards if we ignore these distractions? What does inclusion look like for you?

     

    Tapasā cultural competencies framework - have you heard of it? Aiono Manu Faaea-Semeatu shares the development of the Pacific equivalent of Tātaiako - the Māori cultural competencies framework for mainstream schools. Want to know more?

    TKI Gifted Online Aiono Manu Faaea-Semeatu shares how TKI Gifted Online website is undergoing some improvement with new videos and resources being added soon. Why not like the post and let Manu know you're interested?

     

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    FORUM: Connecting Communities of Learning through technologies: Anne Robertson reflects on how communities might choose digital technologies - based on how their teams work together and what they want to achieve. What e-tools do you use within and between schools and why?

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    smiley FORUM: Learning with digital technologies, 14 August - 14 September

    School reportIn this forum we take a look at some of the 20/20 Trust survey findings in their report, Digital Technologies in Schools 2016-17 about the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning. We look at the key findings on how NZ schools manage access to, and the use of, digital technologies as a medium for curriculum delivery and student learning, and invite your feedback about these developments in your school. We'd love to hear more. This conversation will be hosted in the Leadership group.

    Reflections on New Curriculum Warren Grieve has invited us to discuss feedback from one particular blog post on the draft Digital Technologies curriculum. Don't forget to get involved in the draft consultation and feedback process happening around the country.

     

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    Scratch Camp: Down Deep James Robson invites us to join the 2017 Scratch Summer Camp and create creatures from the depths, or even cute starfish! 

    Academic word list Elaine Reber asks, does anyone know if there are any ready made resources to accompany the Academic word list? Or anything online?

    Carol Kendall has been busy and wants some support as she trials some innovative new practices at her place. Can you help? I'm sure Carol would love to hear from you.

    TKI logo

    Check out e-Learning and Technologies >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.


    CalendarFor your calendar...

     

    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

    • Check out Term 3's calendar of events for free online PLD events.
    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, ILEs, digital assessment, gaming and more! 

    New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

    • 2017 LEARNZ virtual field trips: Check out the next LEARNZ Field Trips. Dive in and book now.

    • DigiTech Roadshow - a series of six one-day events held across New Zealand for primary and secondary, exploring key themes such as:

      • Coding, robotics and makerspace

      • Computational thinking

      • Digital fluency across the curriculum

      • Design thinking

      • Game-based learning/gamification

      • Digital citizenship and safety online

    • NZCER: Games for Learning Conference 2017 31, Aug - 1 SeptJoin us for 2 days of gameful thinking. Key themes for the conference include:

    • learning through game design
    • educational/serious games,
    • equity, social impact and citizenship.
    • building young people’s digital capabilities
    • adult learning
    • Māori and/or other indigenous perspectives
    • complexity/complex systems
    • gamification
    • post-school pathways

    NZCER Games conference

    • Feel free to contact Tessa Gray to add your e-learning events here >>>

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    Follow the hashtags or users to find out details of each Twitter chat.

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  • Term 3 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events 

     

    Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to Enabling e-Learning's FREE online professional learning for Term 3. These calendar events are to help inspire interest, passion and know-how around effective e-learning pedagogies and tools to support learning at your school, kura or CoL. If there's something you'd like see more of or be part, please feel free to make contact directly or leave comments in this blog post below

    You may wish to book the following events from the Enabling e-Learning calendar into your own calendar. Also see the downloadable PDF flyer for printing. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! smiley


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    smiley FORUM: Snapshots of Universal Design for Learning, 25 July - 25 August

    Teachers are passionate about meeting the diverse needs of all their learners, sometimes this can be overwhelming, so it's encouraging to see that there are digital tools, teaching ideas examples and support material to help us in the classroom. In this forum, we'll explore some school stories and snapshots that showcase how digital technologies can support learners with learning challenges such as; ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia and low vision. This is also an opportunity for you to share your thoughts, ideas, wonderings, concerns and needs. This conversation will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley FORUM: Learning with digital technologies, 14 August - 14 September

    School reportIn this forum we take a look at some of the 20/20 Trust survey findings in their report, Digital Technologies in Schools 2016-17 about the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning. We look at the key findings on how NZ schools manage access to, and the use of, digital technologies as a medium for curriculum delivery and student learning, and invite your feedback about these developments in your school. We'd love to hear more. This conversation will be hosted in the Leadership group.

    smiley FORUM: Project-Based Learning, 24 August - 24 September

    Proble solverWe profile some more exciting resources and practical examples of project based learning with key themes around; solving real world problems, collaborative communities examples of financial capability, enterprise and PREP. Where to start? If you're wanting more support or have your own ideas to share in this area, we'd love for you share some practical ideas and examples of PBL in this dedicated forum. This conversation will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley FORUM: Collaboration in Kāhui Ako, 7 September - 7 October

    CollaborationWhat's working well in the early stages of CoLs development and what will need more time and focus for collaborative goals to be realised within and between schools? Collaboration is the #1 recurring theme for Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako. What does this mean and do we know we're being collaborative or successful in a collaborative model. We'd love for you to dive in and share what you think collaboration looks like in a new age PLD model. This conversation will be hosted in the Leadership group.

     

    Your input and ideas are valued and welcome in all of these forum discussions. This is your community, so please feel free to add your ideas, experience, expertise or wonderings. 

     

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    All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar

     

    smiley LIVE HANGOUT: The people share, 16 August, 3:45-4:15 pm

    HangoutIn this Google Hangout we'll debate some current ideas and thinking around learning about Digital Technologies, where we unpack the addition of draft Digital Technologies in the Technology curriculum, what will this look like in your school?We'd love to hear more from you in this informal discussion/debate. REGISTER NOW!

    This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Professional Learning group. 

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Diving into Seesaw 2 Teacher eportfolios, 6 September, 3.45-4.45pm

    SeesawCome and join us for our second hands-on experience to find out (in more detail) how Seesaw can be used as a digital ePortfolio for teachers. Katrina Laurie will take us on this hands-on tour and show us how the Seesaw tools can easily be used to showcase the new PRT criteria in action. This webinar is interactive, so REGISTER NOW and see what you'll need prior and during this live event. This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Teaching group and hosted in Adobe Connect.

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: 3D gaming and virtual reality, 20 Sept, 3:45-4:45 pm

    Virtual realityLast term we looked at how some secondary students from Pakuranga College were designing and creating using robotics, 3D printers and coding. This time we look at how students are working together to create 3D games using virtual reality. Sounds out there right? Come along and find out more. REGISTRATIONS OPEN NOW! 

    This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Technologies group and hosted in Adobe Connect.


     

    Connected Learning Advisory webinars


    The Connected Learning Advisory — Te Ara Whītiki is a free, Ministry of Education service which gives advice on support on integrating digital technologies with learning.

    In Term 3 2017, the Connected Learning Advisory (CLA) are running half day or optional full day workshops aimed at supporting leaders in schools, kura and Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako to lead change with the help of digital technologies. The workshops are free of charge and are being held in locations across the country, from 14 August - 8 September.

     

    The workshops are aimed at Cross-Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako, in-school teachers and other teachers who have responsibility for leading teams in their schools and will explore how digital technologies can be used to:

    • Allow teams to collaborate, both within and between schools, kura, and Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako as they work towards common achievement challenges
    • Provide professional learning that is accessible, engaging and self-directed
    • Encourage educators to be connected through online, as well as offline, networks
    • Increase access to research, resources, and experts from across the sector and beyond 

    For more information about workshops in your area, check these out online.


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    The e-Learning Round-Up: Every 3 weeks

    Enjoy our regular digest of e-learning from across the VLN groups communities. Published every fortnight - straight to you!  Every member of the Enabling e-Learning group receives this via email.

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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome to the last e-learning pānui for Term 2. No panic though, more to come in Term 3 of course!

    Next upcoming discussion:

    smiley FORUM: Snapshots of Universal Design for Learning, 25 July - 25 August

    Teachers are passionate about meeting the diverse needs of all their learners, sometimes this can be overwhelming, so it's encouraging to see that there are digital tools, teaching ideas examples and support material to help us in the classroom. In this forum, we'll explore some school stories and snapshots that showcase how digital technologies can support learners with learning challenges such as; ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia and low vision. We'll also share a framework that support planning for differentiated learning. This is also an opportunity for you to share your thoughts, ideas, wonderings, concerns and needs. This conversation will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    We've got some exciting things planned for Term 3, including some more free interactive webinars but we'd love to hear what you'd like to see more of, so please feel free to contact me

    Keep an eye out for the NEW calendar of events for Term 3. In the meanwhile have an enjoyable and relaxing break over the holidays. You deserve it!

    Hei konā mai,

    Tess smiley 


     

    Enabling e-Learning: Beyond the classroom swirl logo  Beyond the classroom

    Barrie Matthews has highlighted two more LEARNZ field trips for you and your students to enrol in:

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    Scratching our heads for ideas with Scratch! Nicki Tempero took us through a well-paced session, as a short introduction on ways we can introduce and teach computational thinking to our students - adaptable for any primary/upper primary age group. This is a great way to get ready for the new Digital Technologies in the Curriculum.

    You can watch the webinar recording here and view Nicki's slides in this thread.

     

    Enabling e-Learning forum: Digital technologies in the national curriculum:  The consultation process for the new digital technologies content for the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa is now underway. Why not get involved by completing the online survey or attending a consultation workshop near you?

    Getting ready for Digital Technologies Curriculum; Community member discuss the recent announcement for digital technologies and share resources as well as updates to help support teachers address this new direction in education. Do you have any more taonga to share? 

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    Right trackFeedback on Teacher Inquiry please? Am I on the right track? Pam Dacey has been brave enough to openly share her thinking/planning of her teaching inquiry process with us and some community members have provided some helpful considerations. Any more to add? How does this align with your professional inquiry practice?

    New Draft Digital Technologies Consultation and Feedback: Community members share views and invite some feed-in about the trial and consultation process around digital technologies in the curriculum. Why not get involved?

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    What will New Zealand look like in 2037? This blog posts makes references to the recent TV programme, What Next?. One take-a-way: schools need to continue to address what/how we are teaching kids the skills they need for the jobs we don’t even know they need yet. Let us know what you thought of this series and how you're embracing change at your school/kura/CoL?.

     

    TKI logoCheck out Leadership and e-Learning >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

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    Enabling e-Learning forum: Digital technologies in the national curriculum: Digital technologies (Hangarau Matihiko) are about to become part of the New Zealand curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. What's happening in your school in this area, for all ages? We'd love to hear what you're trialing - what's working, what's not.

    Book creatorThese threads might interest you too? Technical tips, requests and updates on:

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    Check out e-Learning and Technologies >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.


    CalendarFor your calendar...

     

    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

    • Look out for Term 3's calendar of events, coming out soon!
    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, ILEs, digital assessment, gaming and more! 

    New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

    • 2017 LEARNZ virtual field trips: Barrie Matthews Hi all Information about the first 6 of an expected 12 LEARNZ field trips for 2017 is on the LEARNZ Field Trip Chooser at http://www.learnz.org.nz/fieldtrips There are more details in the latest newsletters...

    • DigiTech Roadshow - a series of six one-day events held across New Zealand for primary and secondary, exploring key themes such as:

      • Coding, robotics and makerspace

      • Computational thinking

      • Digital fluency across the curriculum

      • Design thinking

      • Game-based learning/gamification

      • Digital citizenship and safety online

    • NZCER: Games for Learning Conference 2017Join us for 2 days of gameful thinking. Key themes for the conference include:

    • learning through game design
    • educational/serious games,
    • equity, social impact and citizenship.
    • building young people’s digital capabilities
    • adult learning
    • Māori and/or other indigenous perspectives
    • complexity/complex systems
    • gamification
    • post-school pathways

    NZCER Games conference

    • Feel free to contact Tessa Gray to add your e-learning events here >>>

    Twitter image Twitter Chats 

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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome to the latest e-learning pānui from across the VLN/EEL community groups.

    Next week we're proud to host the following webinar with Nicki Tempero.

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Simple coding in Scratch, 21 June, 3:45-4:45 pm

    Scratch code

    In this hands-on webinar, we invite to you join us to explore the programme Scratch - the look/feel, tools and potential for your students. We'll also share some practical examples, top tips for educators and talk about how simple programming in Scratch can help digital literacies and digital fluency.  

    Please note: Instructions on what is needed for this session will be made clearer closer to the live webinar.

    Due to the high volume of interest, registrations for this event have now closed. The recording for this webinar will be made available @ Enabling e-Learning on Demand.

    We've love to hear more of what you'd like to see hosted/shared/presented, or what you'd like to share and present to the rest of the community, so please feel free to contact meOtherwise, see you online! 

    Hei konā mai,

    Tess smiley 


     

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    Learnz field trip with a twist on sheep, mussels and timber: Barrie Matthews shares the introduction video and support material for the latest virtual field trip. Why not join in and go beyond the classroom?

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    smiley FORUM: Assessment in a digital age

    AssessmentWhat does assessment for learning look like in a digital age? What tools do we have access to and how can data be shared within and beyond schools/kura (CoLs) and why would we?

    Come join in this discussion and tell us what's happening at your place.

    Handwriting, that old chestnut: Some great responses to some meaty questions/debate here around what we know and understand about the role of handwriting and other tools to aide literacy. What is the role of handwriting and/or digital tools for now and the future? What do you think? 

    Modern Learning Learning outcomes: Avi Reddy is looking for research that shows a difference to learning between the Modern learning spaces and traditional classrooms. For example, do MLE's actually raise the academic achievement of students? Any experiences, thought-leaderships or research to share?

    Literacy in Innovative Learning Environments: Yubin is looking for alternative ways to group students (60) to better meet their differing learning needs for reading and writing. Any ideas about ways to develop student independence and interdependence in this modern learning environment? Any ideas, experiences, or advice would be appreciated!

    Voice typingHelp please? What digital tool would I use? Dave Knapman shares the benefits of using tools like Voice Typing in Google docs to help those students who would normally struggle with legibility, ideas and punctuation in their writing.

    Goal Based Learning BMills is interested in finding out how teachers of Year 3 and 4 are enabling their learners to select their learning goals across the curriculum. Are you trialing new ideas to enable students to build agency and ownership of their learning? We'd love to hear from you. 

    Developing school wide student agency in primary schools: Shane reignites this discussion from Justin Hickey, where he originally asked if anyone knows of any literature or research on developing student agency in a primary environment? Can you help Shane and Justin?

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    Feedback on Teacher Inquiry please? Am I on the right track? Pam Dacey has been brave enough to openly share her thinking/planning of her teaching inquiry process with us. You're invited to share any constructive feed-in that might help to inspire Pam as she undergoes her inquiry. 

    Professional learning – Teacher inquiry (Enabling e-Learning TKI) 2.35min

    Pakuranga College principal, Michael Williams describes their intensive PLD programme. Students have a late start every Friday morning with that time dedicated to professional learning. Teachers have time and support to focus on their inquiries, which are based creating better learning opportunities for students using digital technologies as a tool to support this.

     

    TKI logoCheck out more e-Learning & Professional Learning >>> Enabling e-Learning website. 


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    HELP! How do I reply to this comment made by a staff member? Suggestions please! :) Pam Dacey has shared a teacher comment about change and future-focused teaching and invites us to share any experience, advice in this regard. Has something similar happened to you? How would you nurture and support this colleague?

    Here's something different, what exactly are the skills that prepare us for a world that's constantly changing and what should we be concentrating on in education?

     

    TKI logoCheck out Leadership and e-Learning >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

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    Enabling e-Learning forum: Digital technologies in the national curriculum: Digital technologies (Hangarau Matihiko) are about to become part of the New Zealand curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. What's happening in your school in this area, for all ages? We'd love to hear what you're trialing - what's working, what's not.

    Touch screen chromebooks??? Karen is looking to purchase Chromebooks for their year 4-8 classes. Before they make this big purchase, the team wants to know whether to go with touchscreen Chromebooks or not. What sound advice would you add to what's already been shared?

    Stylus Options: Allanah King is looking for an appropriate stylus pen to use with an iPad. Any suggestions?

    Best and Brightest Android Apps and Activities: Jan-Marie Kellow shares a resource she has compiled about useful android apps to use in the classroom. Any stand outs for you or is there anything else you'd like to add?

    RoboticsRobotics for Intermediate: Lynne Crowe has asked for some specific support around using VEX IQ which has inspired some members to respond with individualised support. If there's anything else you think Lynne (or us) should know about VEX IQ, please feel free to share.

    Using Family Sharing: Fraser has asked for some advice about overcoming difficulties when using Family Sharing to manage a pod of iPads. Any technical tips to share?

    Equivalent of Spellosaur: Leigh Hynes asks, Is there an android equivalent of spellosaur that you can add your own words to? Do you have any android apps you'd recommend, as well as any ideas on how these might be beneficial for students?

    Book Creator for Chromebooks: Allanah King shares how the popular Book Creator app will become a web based version very soon. If you're a Book Creator fan, you'll love this.

    Blogging: Community members are sharing some good advice in response to Merryl's request about easy ways to post to blogs using iPads. Do you have any other tips, tricks or apps to share with Merryl?

     

    TKI logo

    Check out e-Learning and Technologies >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.


    CalendarFor your calendar...

     

    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

    • Look out for Term 2's community calendar of events.
    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, ILEs, digital assessment, gaming and more! 

    New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

    • 2017 LEARNZ virtual field trips: Barrie Matthews Hi all Information about the first 6 of an expected 12 LEARNZ field trips for 2017 is on the LEARNZ Field Trip Chooser at http://www.learnz.org.nz/fieldtrips There are more details in the latest newsletters...

    • DigiTech Roadshow - a series of six one-day events held across New Zealand for primary and secondary, exploring key themes such as:

      • Coding, robotics and makerspace

      • Computational thinking

      • Digital fluency across the curriculum

      • Design thinking

      • Game-based learning/gamification

      • Digital citizenship and safety online

    • NZCER: Games for Learning Conference 2017Join us for 2 days of gameful thinking. Key themes for the conference include:

    • learning through game design
    • educational/serious games,
    • equity, social impact and citizenship.
    • building young people’s digital capabilities
    • adult learning
    • Māori and/or other indigenous perspectives
    • complexity/complex systems
    • gamification
    • post-school pathways

    NZCER Games conference

    • Feel free to contact Tessa Gray to add your e-learning events here >>>

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    Follow the hashtags or users to find out details of each Twitter chat.

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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome to the e-learning pānui, bringing you the best of your e-learning conversations from across the VLN/EEL community groups.

    Don't miss these upcoming events, including this afternoon's webinar. Register today!

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Robotics, coding and 3D printers, 25 May, 3:45-4:45 pm

    RoboticsWhat do you think of this? Here are some secondary students designing and printing parts for moving vehicles using a 3D printer and then creating some code to make them move. Inspiring! In this webinar, we talk to those involved  at Pakuranga College and find out why and how the students were able to get inventive with robotics, coding and 3D printers. REGISTER NOW!

    This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Teaching group and hosted in Adobe Connect.

    and tomorrow's conversation starter...

    smiley FORUM: Assessment in a digital age, 26 May - 26 June

    AssessmentAuthentic, project-based learning and collaboration are growing trends in education - all for good reason. But what about assessment for learning? What does this look like for both primary and secondary in a digital age? What tools do we have access to and how can data be shared within and beyond schools/kura (CoLs) and why would we? This forum is an opportunity to discuss current needs/issues/trends for both students and teachers. We'd like to hear what works for you and how your ideas can help others with similar needs and interests. This conversation will be facilitated in the Teaching group.

    Check out the rest of the Enabling e-Learning community events planned for Term 2.

    See you online! 

    Hei konā mai,

    Tess smiley 


     

    Enabling e-Learning: Beyond the classroom swirl logo  Beyond the classroom

     

    Homework and authentic learning: In this short video, Michael Moore shares how Finland is ranked one of the successful education systems in the world, and yet they have the shortest school year, shortest school days, no homework and top educational outcomes. How come?

    LEARNZ People and Water virtual field trip on now: Barrie Matthews shares a post highlighting the upcoming People and Water virtual field trip. Check it out @ http://rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=water172 Water is a hot topic in NZ, why not leverage this with your students?

    Introduction to People and Water from LEARNZ on Vimeo.

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    Invitation to join the pilot of Netsafe's Capability Review Tool: Karen Melhuish gives us the latest updates on Netsafe's Capability review tool. If you wish to continue to use the draft version during Term 2, Netsafe still welcomes your thoughts via the survey.

    smiley Enabling e-Learning forum: Digital technologies in the national curriculum:

    Anaru White shares how he is working alongside kura and schools developing Digital Fluency and building the possibilities for tamariki with Hangarau Matihiko (Digital Technologies). Find out more about how this looks >>>

    Getting ready for Digital Technologies Curriculum: Connections are made with today's Enabling e-Learning webinar where we see how students from Pakuranga College are getting inventive with robotics, coding, 3D printers and more.

    Blogging: Merryl asks, with easyblogger junior going and the iPad blog app gone, how are people posting to their blogs using iPads? Is there another app for iPads?

    Evaluating e-learning implementationNew research on Digital Technology in Schools released May 16th, 2017 prepared by Research New Zealand for the 20/20 Trust that shows digital technologies are having a positive impact on student achievement. 

    Periodic Videos: Phil Martin shares in addition to sharing Periodic Table of Videos for science, he's also used videos from Scishow, Veritasium, Smarter Every Day and Numberphile for Maths - which is run by the same guy who makes Periodic Table. Great resources for flipping the classroom?

    Special delivery

     

    Chrome extension 'Select and Speak' and Help please? What digital tool would I use? Lynne Silcock shares some resources and ideas on how 'Text to speech' is a useful tool for helping students edit their work. Any other great tools/ideas to support struggling writers?

     

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    FORUM: 7 principles of learning | Building horizontal connectionsHere's an article, 6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns with usable classroom translations. For example, make regular changes in your classroom, such as seating arrangements, wall displays. Do you have to add of your own?

    Modern Learning Learning outcomes: Avi Reddy is asking if there's research to show increased/improved learning achievements in modern learning environments compared to traditional environments. Avi wants to know if MLE's actually raise the academic achievement of students. Can you help Avi?

    Planning for success for Māori across the Katote cluster (1:38)

    Graeme Barber, Principal at Woodend School, explains one of their cluster goals – supporting Māori learners to be successful. He discusses the process of inviting feedback from whānau to gauge where they are at in terms of supporting Māori learners and where they would like to go next. 

     

    TKI logoCheck out Leadership and e-Learning >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

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    Virtual reality Allanah King is looking to trial Android apps in the classroom with year 1- 6 students. She wants to know what apps she should download first that can help offer rich learning for students. Can you help?

    New Features to Google Classroom: Emma asks, how would you manage Google class in a school where you have many different wireless networks? They have a BYOD wifi, a chromebook wifi, and a general teacher wifi and are stumped on how to make this work so, suggestions from anyone would be great.

    http://textproject.org/ Allanah King endorses this post about wealth of reading resources on the site, including some read-aloud audio texts. Could this be useful in your literacy programme?

    Sharing Aurasma videos: Philippa Nicoll Antipas shares a blog post that profiles some creative ways to use Aurasma in the classroom with the offer of connecting with other interested educators. Do you have examples of your own to share?

    Enabling e-Learning event | What will we see in technology and e-learning now and in the future? Here's a gool graphic found on Twitter on Humans and the future of work. Do you think these capabilities are what our kids will need now, and in the future?

    Touch screen chromebooks??? Karen is looking to purchase Chromebooks for their year 4-8 classes. Before they make this big purchase, the team wants to know whether to go with touch screen Chromebooks or not. What sound advice would you add to what's already been shared?

     

    TKI logo

    Check out e-Learning and Technologies >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.


    CalendarFor your calendar...

     

    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

    • Look out for Term 2's community calendar of events.
    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, ILEs, digital assessment, gaming and more! 

    New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

    • 2017 LEARNZ virtual field trips: Barrie Matthews Hi all Information about the first 6 of an expected 12 LEARNZ field trips for 2017 is on the LEARNZ Field Trip Chooser at http://www.learnz.org.nz/fieldtrips There are more details in the latest newsletters...

    • DigiTech Roadshow - a series of six one-day events held across New Zealand for primary and secondary, exploring key themes such as:

      • Coding, robotics and makerspace

      • Computational thinking

      • Digital fluency across the curriculum

      • Design thinking

      • Game-based learning/gamification

      • Digital citizenship and safety online

    • Feel free to contact Tessa Gray to add your e-learning events here >>>

    Twitter image Twitter Chats 

    Follow the hashtags or users to find out details of each Twitter chat.

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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome to our e-learning pānui - a collation of the latest e-learning related conversations and events across the VLN/EEL community groups. 

    Don't miss these upcoming events. Register today!

    smiley FORUM: Digital technologies in the national curriculum, 12 May - 12 June

    Enabling e-Learning has published some new resources on, Digital Technologies in the national curriculum - what's it all about? In this forum we'll unpack some of the key ideas and resources around understanding computational thinking page, digital technologies, digital fluency and more. We invite your input and would love for you to share how you're unpacking digital technologies in the curriculum in your organisation, school or kura. This conversation will be held in the Teaching group.

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Using the VLN and Enabling e-Learning groups scavenger hunt, May 17, 3:45-4:45 pm

    Treasure huntAre you a school or CoL leader, or want to get more out of your own PLD online? In this interactive webinar, we invite you to join us on a series of online adventures around the VLN. We'll use some gaming techniques to help you familiarise yourself with what is available and what's currently waiting for your input. A VLN tour with a difference. REGISTER NOW!

    This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Professional Learning group. 

    Check out the latest Enabling e-Learning newsletter (TKI), especially the new content published, such as Project-Based Learning page. Check out the Enabling e-Learning community events planned for Term 2.

    See you online! 

    Hei konā mai,

    Tess smiley 


     

    Enabling e-Learning: Beyond the classroom swirl logo  Beyond the classroom

     

    Finish this sentence: This year I plan to...Gaving H shares how he's using new Google sites to communicate with whanau and using Google forms to enable them to leave comments. Want to find out more or share ways you're connecting with parents and whānau?

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    smiley FORUM: Assessment in a digital age, 26 May - 26 June

    AssessmentAuthentic, project-based learning and collaboration are growing trends in education - all for good reason. But what about assessment for learning? What does this look like for both primary and secondary in a digital age? What tools do we have access to and how can data be shared within and beyond schools/kura (CoLs) and why would we? This forum is an opportunity to discuss current needs/issues/trends for both students and teachers. We'd like to hear what works for you and how your ideas can help others with similar needs and interests. This conversation will be facilitated in the Teaching group.

    Netsafe education update — April 2017 Karen Spencer updates us with Netsafe's initiatives, trials and resources for education including the upcoming Bullying-Free Week NZ 22-26 May.

    Learner Agency Heather Harper asked, what does learner agency look like? Mike Perry and others have added to the discussion, providing some thinking around the importance of the key competencies and self management skills. How do you know your students are taking more ownership of the choices they make in their learning?

    What does LT Planning in a collaborative learning space look like...Carly Kidd wants to know, does long-term planning have a place in innovative learning environments and if so, how does it fit - without planning overload? Community members have started to share some rich responses, which in-turn have helped to provide some clarity. Do you have some experiences/thinking of your own to offer Carly?

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Robotics, coding and 3D printers, 25 May, 3:45-4:45 pm

    RoboticsWhat do you think of this? Here are some secondary students designing and printing parts for moving vehicles using a 3D printer and then creating some code to make them move. Inspiring! In this webinar, we talk to those involved  at Pakuranga College and find out why and how the students were able to get inventive with robotics, coding and 3D printers. REGISTER NOW!

    This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Teaching group and hosted in Adobe Connect.

    Getting ready for Digital Technologies Curriculum Katrina Curtus is thinking of doing a literature review looking at various coding programmes and their effectiveness in years 1- 3. Does anyone have any research or resources to support Katrina in this area?

    Team teaching / co-teaching Tania shares some research and resources (school stories) in response to Cassandra Reyburn's request about, key components that make team teaching effective in an innovative learning environment. Do you have any more ideas about essential elements of collaborative teaching?

     

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    FORUM: 7 principles of learning | Building horizontal connectionsHere's an article, 6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns, that links scientific understandings about the way the brain works (neuroscience) with usable classroom translations. Do you find these connections between theory and practice useful?

    New video in Enabling e-Learning (TKI): Building culturally responsive practice schoolwide

    Duration: 4:33

    Principal, Roger Hornblow describes their two and a half year journey to build culturally inclusive practices at Pegasus Bay School. They began by involving whānau and the community to develop their place-based approach to learning. Consultation with the Ngāi Tūāhuriri Education Committee (Ngāi Tahu) was ongoing from the early stages of designing the new school.

     

    TKI logoCheck out Leadership and e-Learning >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

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    Does technology stifle creativity? Here's a lovely wee video about not 'losing our colour'... a nice reminder to continue to celebrate creativity in the arts. Originally shared by Sarah Whiting.

    Sharing Aurasma videos: Heather Harper is looking for some technical advice. How can the class share their Aurasma videos? Do these need to be QR Codes? The students have GAFE accounts and are on Google Classroom. Your advice would be greatly appreciated.

     

    TKI logo

    Check out e-Learning and Technologies >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.


    CalendarFor your calendar...

     

    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

    • Look out for Term 2's community calendar of events.
    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, ILEs, digital assessment, gaming and more! 

    New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

    Twitter image Twitter Chats 

    Follow the hashtags or users to find out details of each Twitter chat.

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  • Term 2 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events 

     

    Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to Term 2 where Enabling e-Learning brings you a new series of FREE e-learning online activities. The calendar events are designed to meet your arising needs, interests, concerns, trends, so as always, we'd love for you to make contact directly or leave comments in this blog post below about what you'd like to be  apart of or host and share.

    You may wish to book the following events from the Enabling e-Learning calendar into your own calendar.  Also see the downloadable PDF flyer for printing. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! smiley


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    smiley FORUM: Digital technologies in the national curriculum, 12 May - 12 June

    Enabling e-Learning has published some new resources on, Digital Technologies in the national curriculum - what's it all about? In this forum we'll unpack some of the key ideas and resources around understanding computational thinking page, digital technologies, digital fluency and more. We invite your input and would love for you to share how you're unpacking digital technologies in the curriculum in your organisation, school or kura. This conversation will be held in the Teaching group.

    smiley FORUM: Assessment in a digital age, 26 May - 26 June

    AssessmentAuthentic, project-based learning and collaboration are growing trends in education - all for good reason. But what about assessment for learning? What does this look like for both primary and secondary in a digital age? What tools do we have access to and how can data be shared within and beyond schools/kura (CoLs) and why would we? This forum is an opportunity to discuss current needs/issues/trends for both students and teachers. We'd like to hear what works for you and how your ideas can help others with similar needs and interests. This conversation will be facilitated in the Teaching group.

    smiley FORUM: Snapshots of Universal Design for Learning, 25 July - 25 August

    Teachers are passionate about meeting the diverse needs of all their learners, sometimes this can be overwhelming, so it's encouraging to see that there are digital tools, teaching ideas examples and support material to help us in the classroom. In this forum, we'll explore some school stories and snapshots that showcase how digital technologies can support learners with learning challenges such as; ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia and low vision. We'll also share a framework that support planning for differentiated learning. This is also an opportunity for you to share your thoughts, ideas, wonderings, concerns and needs. This conversation will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    Your input and ideas are valued and welcome in all of these forum discussions. This is your community, so please feel free to add your ideas, experience, expertise or wonderings. 

     

    Calendar

    Sign up for our free online workshops 

    All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar

     

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: VLN and Enabling e-Learning groups scavenger hunt, May 17, 3:45-4:45 pm

    Treasure huntAre you a school or CoL leader, or want to get more out of your own PLD online? In this interactive webinar, we invite you to join us on a series of online adventures around the VLN. We'll use some gaming techniques to help you familiarise yourself with what is available and what's currently waiting for your input. A VLN tour with a difference. REGISTER NOW!

    This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Professional Learning group. and hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray. 

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Robotics, coding and 3D printers, 25 May, 3:45-4:45 pm

    RoboticsWhat do you think of this? Here are some secondary students designing and printing parts for moving vehicles using a 3D printer and then creating some code to make them move. Inspiring! In this webinar, we talk to those involved  at Pakuranga College and find out why and how the students were able to get inventive with robotics, coding and 3D printers. REGISTER NOW!

    This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Teaching group and hosted in Adobe Connect.

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Simple coding in Scratch, 21 June, 3:45-4:45 pm

    Scratch codeIn this hands-on webinar, we invite to you join us to explore the programme Scratch - the look/feel, tools and potential for your students. We'll also share some practical examples, top tips for educators and talk about how simple programming in Scratch can help digital literacies and digital fluency. Please note: Instructions on what is needed for this session will be made clearer closer to the live webinar, so REGISTER NOW for more information. 

    This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Technologies group and hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray.

     


     

    Connected Learning Advisory webinars

     

    Half Day Professional Support for Leaders of Digital Technologies  
    Term 2 2017

    The Connected Learning Advisory is a free service from the Ministry of Education that is helping New Zealand schools and kura make the most of digital technologies for learning.

    What are these workshops about?

    These are half day or full day workshops aimed at supporting schools and kura with their planning for the use of digital technologies. 

    Who should attend these workshops?

    The workshops are aimed at school leaders / leaders of digital technologies / BOT members with responsibility for planning and implementing strategy for the use of digital technologies. Up to three people from a school/kura can attend each event.

    Workshop content:

    Your local CLA advisors will introduce you to the CLA’s Strategic Thinking Roadmap which aims to bring coherence to the challenge of ensuring effective pedagogy is driving the use of digital technologies in your school. Practical, tested strategies and plenty of opportunity for collaborative discussion.

    The workshops are free of charge and are being held in locations across the country, from the 12 - 22 June. Venues and location to be confirmed.

    For more information go to http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/view/970730/cla-pld-days-2017


     

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    The e-Learning Round-Up: Every 3 weeks

    Enjoy our regular digest of e-learning from across the VLN groups communities. Published every fortnight - straight to you!  Every member of the Enabling e-Learning group receives this via email.

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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome to the latest pānui of e-learning related conversations and events across the VLN/EEL community groups. Again, more gems to dive into and respond, just in time for the up-coming holidays.

    smiley Not to be missed!

    Diving into Seesaw: Last week we hosted a Seesaw webinar presented by Katrina Laurie and Nicki Tempero, both official Ambassadors for Seesaw. This has proven to be a popular webinar. You're welcome to watch the recording and try some of the ideas in your own version of Seesaw.

    Two wire posts from Enabling e-Learning:

    • Nikki Kaye addressed the Secondary Principals' Association Annual Conference. Summary of her speech http://bit.ly/2n9DtFt
    • Fibre broadband does improve student learning outcomes. Read the NZ research http://bit.ly/2o1ooEF

    We're currently planning virtual learning events for Term 2, but we want to hear from you. What would YOU be interested in attending or leading in Term 2, please feel free to message me with your ideas and we'll ensure that we accommodate these.

    See you online and happy holidays! Hei konā mai,

    Tess smiley 


     

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    Finish this sentence: This year I plan to...Yvonne Catherwood shares how how she wants to plan and implement more authentic learning with a focus on real life problem solving experiences. What are your goals for the year?

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    Enabling e-Learning forum | Authentic Curriculum in action: The webinar recording, resources and new material from Enabling e-Learning on Project-based learning are shared here. We're just missing your stories...

    PBL: Louise Gray shares how she is using Seesaw for her students to document their learning. At the same time Louise invites us to critique a set of criteria on Project Based Learning. What are your thoughts?

    Getting ready for Digital Technologies Curriculum We share some new resources from Enabling e-Learning on, Digital Technologies and The New Zealand Curriculum – what’s it all about?

    Coding with robotsAn Enabling e-Learning forum: Coding, digital literacy or a new kind of language? Geraldine Sumner, Principal of St Francis School, Thames is teaching her junior children about programming language using simple robots. Any more great ideas for developing digital literacies?

    Student Agency in the Junior School Caryst is wanting to implement ILE pedagogy in their junior school class; the focus is to develop student agency. Caryst is asking for some good advice and/or schools in the Auckland area to visit. Can you help?

    To what extent do innovative learning environments support 21st Century Skill Development? Karen Hughes is on the hunt for research that supports/challenges the presumption that ILE's provide opportunities for 21st century skill development over traditional classroom settings. Do you have anything to share?

    Learning Licences, do they really work? Yubin shares how their yr7 and 8 students are being encouraged to be more independent, by attending workshops, working in tribes and using a differentiated learning licensing system (Learners, Restricted, Full) that enables students to scaffold their learning. This is well worth a read.

    The scenario is: collecting data on several students in writing, the learning intentions are clear, but we're looking for ideas on apps or software to help support the learning needs. Can you help offer some technology ideas to support these targets?

    Measuring growth and achievement...Some great conversations in this thread about clever ways to capture student learning, as well as alternative views on what constitutes being creative and disobedient thinking. What do you think?

    Using gamification to raise engagement in NCEA EnglishLynne Grove is starting an inquiry on how to use the competition gaming mechanic to lift student engagement in a Year 11 English class and asks, has anyone else tried doing this? Can you help Lynne?

    Mathematics learning Progressions Buffy T asks, are there any schools or educators that are using mathematics type learning progressions, similar to the literacy progressions that can become part of student e-portfolios, goal setting, personalised learning? Do you have something similar to share?

     

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    FORUM: Connecting Communities of Learning through technologies Schools are collaboratively addressing PLD goals to improve learning outcomes for all students. What tools are you using when you're working face to face? What technologies are you using when you're not face to face and how are these working for you? We'd love to hear how digital technologies can help your CoL|Kāhui Ako to achieve collective goals.

    Appraisal, registered teacher criteria and your e-learning goals: Here are some ideas on how teachers can capture their PRTs using Seesaw, as well as updates on Enabling e-Learning's pages on Practising Teacher Criteria and e-learning.

    Professional reading template Nathan Gargiulo is looking for a template to use when reflecting on professional readings. Do you have any templates or something similar to share?

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     Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure  

    Your community needs you. At a glance, can you help with any of the following technical conversations?

    Something extra:

    Integrating digital technologies into the curriculum (3:54min)

    Principal of Mahurangi Christian School, Helen Pearson talks about the shift from a teacher centred approach to a student centred approach supported by 1:1 iPads. Students describe why their levels of engagement have increased as a result.

     

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    CalendarFor your calendar...

     

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    • Look out for Term 2's community calendar of events.
    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, ILEs, digital assessment, gaming and more! 

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    Follow the hashtags or users to find out details of each Twitter chat.

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