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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 


     

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    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.

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    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?

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    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. 

     

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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?

     

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    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 >>>

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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 


     

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    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.

     

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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.

     

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    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

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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, 5 June - 5 July

    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. 

     

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    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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    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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    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

     

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

    The following upcoming webinars are coming up over next two weeks, so don't miss out!

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Authentic learning across the curriculum, 23 March, 3:45-4:45 pm

    Students outsideIn this webinar, two teachers (primary, secondary) share how authentic learning has become part of their specialty curriculum areas (Digital Citizenship, Science) and how the learning experiences are making a difference for their learners. We'll also highlight some new resources developed in Enabling e-Learning. Still spaces, so REGISTER NOW!

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


    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Diving into Seesaw, 29 March, 3.45-4.45pm

    How exciting, we have a very full webinar, thank you to everyone who has registered so far. Due to high numbers, registrations for this webinar are now closed.

    Not a problem, we will be recording this event and another follow-up session is planned for Term 4; showcasing examples of how teachers have used Seesaw with their students. Keep an eye out!

    For more calendar events, see the Enabling e-Learning calendar and Enabling e-Learning Term 1 events flyer.

    We'd love to hear more about virtual learning events that YOU'D be interested in attending or leading, so please feel free to message me with your ideas.

    See you online everyone! Hei konā mai,

    Tess smiley 


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    What’s happening at your place? Mike Perry is passionate about student inquiry and wants to know what’s happening at your place. What does ‘inquiry learning’ look like in your practice; in your school? If student inquiry is underway at your school, why not share an 'aha' moment, snippet or respond to Mike's wonderings? 

    What does LT Planning in a collaborative learning space look like... Carly Kidd shares how planning is collaborative and meets the needs of learners at her school. Her wondering is, does long term planning have a place in an innovative learning environment? And if so how does it fit- without planning overload? Carly asks if anyone has mastered this, any advice/ideas welcome. Can you help Carly?

    Online learning - what happens when it doesn't work? Barrie Matthews offers a practical and exciting solution for online learning for students - LEARNZ virtual field trips, and shares some feedback from teachers about the value of these learning opportunities. Why not find out more for yourself?

    Robotics for Intermediate Stephan van Haren offers his experiences for using VEX and VEX IQ for robotics, and invites community members to make contact with him if they want to know more about the purpose and potential for these digital tools.

    Enabling e-Learning event | What will we see in technology and e-learning now and in the future? Now we have realistic bike riding robots that can take off, balance, steer and stop. What will robots be able to do next? 

    Justin Hickey shares some heartfelt concerns about learning experiences for his students and the effective role of assessment in the following threads. What are your beliefs about assessment practices in an innovative learning environment? Feel free to dive in and share your deepest thoughts.

    Coding Sophie Hudson is investigating coding at her school and asks, where does one start? Sophie is after any useful links or resources as well. Any top tips or great places to start for Sophie?

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    Invitation to join the pilot of Netsafe's Capability Review Tool Karen Spencer Netsafe’s Education Team have been kind enough to share their resources and update to the Netsafe Kit for Schools. Now they're wanting our help to test and trial the new resources. Can you help Netsafe trial and test their resources?

     

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    What is collaborative inquiry? Spiral of inquiry: leaders leading learning is a new resource in Educational Leaders with a video of Linda Kaser talking about the phases of spirals of inquiry. She asks, what’s going on for our learners, broadly and specifically? How do we know what’s going on with them? Why does it matter in each case?

    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.

    New online community for financial capability Catriona Pene Kia shares a new community created for teachers interested in tools, resources and discussions around financial capability. You're all welcome to join. Good timing in relation to Nigel Latta's TV series!

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    Chromebooks Offline: Roimata Nicholas asks if anyone has any suggestions about which Chromebooks works best offline. Some sound advice is being shared in this thread. Any other technical advice for Roimata?

    Shared Chromebook Screen SIze Clive Francis shares how a school is looking to purchase 8 or so Chromebooks per class. The price difference between screen sizes is significant. What has worked best for your students, in terms of 14" vs the 11" screen size options? Clive would love to know.

    BYOD – Selecting devices (2:54)

    Dominic Killalea, Deputy Principal at Wellington High School, discusses their key considerations for selecting student devices. Rather than saying students need a particular device, they identified set minimum specifications. Dominic highlights the different needs of junior and senior students and how this informs which devices and programmes are most appropriate. For more, see Enabling e-Learning (TKI).

     

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    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

    • Enabling e-Learning events for Term 1

    • 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

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

    We have some new virtual learning opportunities planned for you to participate in this term. These include:

    smiley FORUM: Connecting Communities of Learning through technologies, 10 March - 10 April

    As more and more schools collectively address their professional learning goals in communities of learning, how can digital technologies support collaboration within and between schools? This forum will explore ideas and examples for how digital technologies can supporting collaboration and collective action. This is also an opportunity for you to share what works for you as you connect with colleagues beyond your school.

    This conversation will be held in the Professional Learning group.


    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Authentic learning across the curriculum, 23 March, 3:45-4:45 pm

    Students outsideIn this webinar, two teachers (primary, secondary) share how authentic learning has become part of their specialty curriculum areas (Digital Citizenship, Science) and how the learning experiences are making a difference for their learners. We'll also highlight some new resources developed in Enabling e-Learning. REGISTER NOW!

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

    The latest e-learning newsletter (TKI) is out with updates to: Digital Citizenship modules, Practising Teacher Criteria and e-learning and makerspace pages. 

    For more calendar events, see the Enabling e-Learning calendar and Enabling e-Learning Term 1 events flyer.

    See you online everyone! Hei konā mai,

    Tess smiley 


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    Moving towards mātau: Te Ara Whānui Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Kohanga Reo o Te Awa Kairangi have used the Te Rangitukutuku (Māori Medium e-Learning Planning Framework) more than five times to grow e-capability across their school. The shifts and change might astound you. Find out more >>>

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    Finish this sentence: This year I plan to...Each year we kick off with a wero or challenge to consider. Here's one for the beginning of 2017. Finish this sentence: "This year I plan to use technologies to engage with my parents..." How do you plan to connect students' learning with their whānau? 

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    Safer Internet Day 7 Feb: Updates from Netsafe with Karen Spencer: We've collated the recording and resources shared from our virtual session with Karen Spencer, Director of Education, Netsafe. Some great tips and reminders for schools/kura here.

    'Teaching' Digital Citizenship: Warren Grieve has freely shared some valuable tips, activities, and thoughts for he has developed for the Digital Citizenship Programme in his secondary context. Any feedback for Warren?

    Learning Licences, do they really work? Gretchen Cocks reignites this thread by commenting that the why' is important when planning and implementing innovative learning and asks, what are some really good ways to develop self-regulation/management? Do you have any practical ideas to share?

    Getting ready for Digital Technologies Curriculum: Ginette Van Praag shares some new resources being developed for students in years 6-9 - learning through/with Raspberry Pis. The teaching units will be made available for free through creative commons once the project is completed mid-year.  

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Diving into Seesaw, 29 March, 3.45-4.45pm


    Come and join us for a hands-on experience to find out about Seesaw (digital ePortfolio) and how you can use it in your learning environment. Katrina Laurie will take us on this hands-on tour. 

     

    In this webinar we will explore...

    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 Technologies group and hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray.

    • What is Seesaw?

    • Why should I use it?

    • Experience Seesaw as a Student

    • Classroom Ideas and Examples

    • Class Setup & Time Saving Tips

    • Digital Citizenship

    • Questions, Help and Resources

    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 Technologies group and hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray.

    Quadblogging Aotearoa 2017Barbara Reid invites teachers to sign up and be involved in this popular online collaborative project for 2017. Why not make other learners' blogs part of your reading programme and visa versa?

    Writing progressions: Stephanie Mowat is still wanting a tool/s that enables students to track what they are achieving and their next learning steps - accessible for parents to observe also. Has anyone got any ideas, tips or examples to share?

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    Making the connect between Maori & Pasifika learners and tech. Community members have responded to Karla Lister's question, "How can I use the technology I have available to the students to enhance their learning." Any more ideas, experiences to share with Karla about engaging Māori learners through digital technologies?

     

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    What is collaborative inquiry? Rebbecca Sweeney acknowledges Gretchen's thought-leadership and asks, how are people genuinely involving learners and their whānau in collaborative inquiries as partners? How are you doing this in positive ways that invite involvement and partnership?

    Developing culturally responsive practice – The benefits of whole staff PLD, online

    At Pegasus Bay School the whole-staff have benefited from learning through the Te Reo Puāwai course.

     

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    Teachers say what makes an ideal principal: Teachers were asked what makes an ideal principal and this is what they said... What 140 characters would you add?

    Building culturally responsive practice schoolwide

    Pegasus Bay School have begun their 1 1/2 year journey by involving whānau and the community to develop their place-based approach to learning.

     

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    Chromebooks Offline: Roimata Nicholas asks if anyone has any suggestions about which Chromebooks works best offline, bigger than the standard 16gb hard drive? Any technical advice for Roimata?

    Transferring Google Site: Community members continue to offer Heather Harper some advice about transferring a Google Site from a school managed GAFE to another gmail account. Any handy tips you have applied in this situation?

     

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    • Enabling e-Learning events for Term 1

    • 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

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  • Term 1 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events 

     

    Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to another year where Enabling e-Learning brings you a variety of FREE e-learning online activities for your benefit. Some events are planned, while others will respond to your needs. So with that in mind, we'd like to know what you want to see more of, so please feel free to contact Tessa Gray 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 CHALLENGE: One way to use technologies with your parents/whānau, 9 February - 9 March

    Here's a challenge for the beginning of the year. This forum is an opportunity for you to think about ways you and your students are going to 'seep' out into the world. The wero is for you to be brave, dive in and Finish this sentence: "This year I plan to use **INSERT TECHNOLOGIES HERE** to make connections with parents and whānau so that..." 

    This challenge/wero thread is live in Enabling e-Learning | Beyond the Classroom group.

    smiley DISCUSSION: Moving towards mātau at Te Ara Whānui, 20 February - 20 March

    Here's a story of how one kura has discovered a structured tool - Te Rangitukutuku (Māori Medium e-Learning Planning Framework) to reflect, reposition themselves and undertake the evolutionary changes that are needed for their tamariki and the wider community in a digital age.

    This thread will be hosted in the e-Learning Planning Frameworks group.

    smiley FORUM: Connecting Communities of Learning through technologies, 10 March - 10 April

    As more and more schools collectively address their professional learning goals in communities of learning, how can digital technologies support collaboration within and between schools? This forum will explore ideas and examples for how digital technologies can supporting collaboration and collective action. This is also an opportunity for you to share what works for you as you connect with colleagues beyond your school.

    This conversation will be held in the Professional Learning group.

    smiley FORUM: Authentic curriculum in action 20 March - 20 April 

    Authentic learning is nothing new right? We do this everyday. What happens when learning is more engaging, relevant and authentic for learners, where building student agency and ownership of learning becomes the norm? Great things can happen, that's what. This forum will support the live event sharing how authentic learning can become part of specialty curriculum areas. This is also an opportunity to draw ideas from yourselves as you share ways your students have been engaging in learning that has made a difference for them.

    This conversation will take place 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. 

     


     

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    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Authentic learning across the curriculum, 23 March, 3:45-4:45 pm

    Students outsideIn this webinar, two teachers (primary, secondary) share how authentic learning has become part of their specialty curriculum areas (Maths, Science) and how the learning experiences are making a difference for their learners. We'll also highlight some new resources developed in Enabling e-Learning. REGISTER NOW!

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

     

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Diving into Seesaw, 29 March, 3.45-4.45pm


    Come and join us for a hands-on experience to find out about Seesaw (digital ePortfolio) and how you can use it in your learning environment. Katrina Laurie will take us on this hands-on tour. 

    In this webinar we will explore...

    • What is Seesaw?

    • Why should I use it?

    • Experience Seesaw as a Student

    • Classroom Ideas and Examples

    • Class Setup & Time Saving Tips

    • Digital Citizenship

    • Questions, Help and Resources

     

    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 Technologies group and hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray.


     

    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 2017, the advisory is offering opportunities for school leaders, leaders of digital technologies and teachers to come together and explore effective ways to manage and plan how your school or CoL use digital technologies for learning.

     

    Sessions will support teachers to:

    • explore ways to use technology to bring their vision for learning to life

    • model ways of professional learning

    • make connections across local schools through clusters, networks and sharing stories.

    • gain a clear, pragmatic sense of next steps in their own contexts

    • access the CLA as a critical friend through regional advisor support and online community spaces

     

    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 and welcome back to the first week of school and the very first pānui for Enabling e-Learning 2017. Every three weeks we provide a summary of what everyone is talking about.

    We have a whole series of new online learning opportunities (forum discussions and live events) on offer for you this term - all in response to school needs, educational trends and commonly shared wonderings. We also love to hear more of what YOU are interested in, so feel free to either leave a comment below or private message me. 

    First event on offer:

     

    Next Tuesday, 7th February, 3.45pm Karen Spencer is joining us for Safer Internet Day and will be sharing the latest developments from Netsafe that can help schools manage and maintain safer Internet practices at school and beyond. We'll be coming together in a Google Hangoutso please feel free to register your interest here or simply turn up on the afternoon. This session will also be recorded for those who can't attend on the day.

    Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

    Coordinated in New Zealand by Netsafe, the day is an opportunity for people, schools, industry and organisations to unite together to raise awareness and start conversations about online safety.

    BE THE CHANGE: UNITE FOR A BETTER INTERNET

    Please Note: Google Hangouts on air/Youtube link: https://hangouts.google.com/call/3hlhqexmyfasdeoujqfqi5lotme

    More on these calendar events coming soon. Also keep an eye out for the next e-learning newsletter (TKI) and the Enabling e-Learning calendar of events for Term 1. 

    Hei konā mai

    Tess smiley 


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    My Social Book- Facebook: Allanah King shares a resource, My Social Book – an old school version of your Facebook postings that becomes a printed record of your online activity. Any ideas on how this could be useful if your school has a Facebook page too?

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    Safer Internet Day 7 Feb: Updates from Netsafe with Karen Spencer: Welcome back everyone! To kickstart the year, it's a pleasure to have Karen Spencer, Director of Education at Netsafe come and join us on Tuesday afternoon, 7th February, 3.45 in an informal Google Hangout to celebrate Safer Internet...

    Online learning - what happens when it doesn't work? Karen is keen to hear people's thoughts about online learning in the classroom/home and what happens if students have difficulty accessing learning. Karen asks, must all learners use the same spaces/websites? What do you think?

    Writing progressions: Stephanie Mowat is looking for an ongoing learning assessment tool where students can track their progress in literacy. Has anyone got any ideas, tools or templates to share?

    Schoolkit Free Writing Resource: Allanah King shares a free writing resource - New Zealand Writing Project Box. Want to know how to get this amazing resource pack for your classroom writing programme?

    Flexible Timetables: Bronwyn Gibbs is wanting to implement a flexible learning timetable in her class. She would love to hear from anyone with ideas, advice, how to's. Any experiences, top tips or 'aha' moments to share with Bronwyn?

    Kicking off a New Year: Ngaire Shepherd-Wills shares her blog post "Reflect and Reboot" with some good ideas for starting the year. Ngaire would also love to hear what people are trialling in their learning environments and collaborative classrooms this year.

    Planning & Teaching collaboratively: Kerri Thompson and her colleagues we are moving into an Innovative Learning Environment 2017 and would appreciate any teachers sharing stories about beginning to plan/teach collaboratively. Is this you?

    Warren Grieve has been busy getting his head around the addition of digital technologies to the Technology curriculum. He's created:

    Best Class Blog Posts of 2016Allanah King comments that it's always fun to see what others are blogging about in their classes. and invites you to share your blog and/or pop into other classroom blogs to see what's happening around the motu.

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    Apps for special needs student: Jamie De La Haye is looking for apps/programmes for a student with an Assistive Tech iPad to support reading, writing, maths - an app/programme to be structured, sequential, purposeful and engaging. Do you know of any digital resources that would suit this learner's needs?

    Making the connect between Maori & Pasifika learners and tech. Karla Lister asks a curly question, "How can I use the technology I have available to the students to enhance their learning." Karla is particularly interested in successful suggestions for Maori learners with a priority on 'relationships'". Any advice for Karla?

     

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    How many inquires are too many? As more and more of us engage in professional inquiry, Mark Maddren asks, how many inquiries can you have in progress at the same time (individual, collective, on-going)? What are your thoughts?

     

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    Breaking news: Teacher beliefs determine effective technology integration: It starts with you! This piece of research observes how teachers’ pedagogical beliefs are strong predictors for the effective use of technology in the classroom. Do you agree or disagree?

    FORUM: What does innovation look like in your school? | An Enabling e-Learning eventYvonne Catherwood shares the challenges of innovating in a small school environment and comments on the value of reading what other people are doing in their classrooms in the VLN/EEL community groups. Have you had similar experiences from the VLN as well?

    Individual Learning Plans ILPTim Thatcher asks, can anyone share how they use ILP's digitally across an entire school? Can you help Tim?

    Enabling e-Learning (TKI) Planning for building staff capacity (2:49) 

    Hampden Street School principal, Don McLean describes their approach to professional development where they began by identifying: barriers for teachers, expertise within the staff, successful methods for teachers to share their practice and inquiries. 

     

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    i-pads or Chrome Books in the juniors? Reynolds asks about the potential benefits of introducing chromebooks across the school. Some community members have responded with some invaluable tips.

    Google Voice Typing on an iPad: Allanah King provides a solution for making voice to text work on tablets. 

    Book Creator Update Coming Soon Updates and examples shared for how Book Creator now allows teachers to publish books directly to the web or via an embed code. 

    Apple Distinguished Educator Applications- Class of 2017 Allanah King updates us with the latest processes for becoming an Apple Distinguished Educator. Is this something that might interest you?

    Apple Teacher Programme: If you don't want to go as far as applying to be an Apple Distinguished Educator you can now be part of the Apple Teacher Programme. Find out more >>>

    Any technical tips to help the following?

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    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

    • Safer Internet Day is coming up next week. To get involved, check out the resources and ways to support the day.

    • Enabling e-Learning events for Term 1 coming 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

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  • Enabling e-Learning logo

    We've arrived at the end of the year, and what a year it's been!  Thank you to everyone who has joined us online. smiley

    In 2016 Enabling e-Learning (TKI and VLN) captured your voice in:

     

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    As well as all the new online material in TKI, we also published:

     

    ...posted:

     

    We hosted as well as recorded:

     
    Guest bloggers and presenters were you! We couldn't have shared the gems, hot tips and deep thinking about all things relating to 21st Century pedagogies and practices without your expertise and willingness to share. A big huge thank you to the following:
     
    Nathaniel, Louwrens, Adrienne Simpson, Graeme Barber, Scott Mackenzie, Rebbecca Sweeney, Rachel Bolstad, Pukekohe North School, Titahi Bay North School, Daphne Papuni, Kathe Tawhiwhirangi, Rachell Leitch, Wendy Keating, Carol Dickinson, Erika Ward, Jacqui Pennington, Renee Raroa, Jane Armstrong, Lynne Silcock, Steve Bargh, Philippa Nicoll Antipas, Tony Cairns, Kate Friedwald, Tam Yuill Proctor , Bernice Swain, Helen McEwen, Nina Boyes, Alexia Hilbertidou, Vicky Crawford, Julie Mills, Stuart Kelly, Rachel Whalley, Maurie Abraham, Leanne Stubbing, Chris McLean.
    Please feel free to download an Enabling e-Learning community badge (Guest BloggerGuest Presenter) and add this to your profiles.
     

     

     
    And a special mention for those who also joined, asked questions or responded to others in our conversations:
     
    Andrea Tapsell, Gretchen Cocks, Allanah King, Monika Kern, CatWooller, Margaux Hlavac, Matt Nicholl, Barrie Matthews, Justin hickey, Rachel Peak, Carol Dickinson, Hannah Simpson, Rebecca Williams, Charlotte Hills, Josie Redmond, TraceC, Carly Kidd, Kane Fraser, Juliet Revell, Barbara Reid, Jenny Coyle, Jan Bolton, Catherine Hill, Vanity Govini, Nicholas Lekakis, Togi Lemanu, Tim Thatcher, Lenva Shearing, Richard Gillespie, Nikki, Sophie Ralph, Warren Grieve, Jan Kumar, Larissa Hogan, Anna Stockman, Penny Kinsella, Josie Redmond, Leigh Hynes, Tash Jacobs, Chris May, Ray Burkhill, Charles Newton, Jill MacDonald, Lawrence Naicker, Graham Young, Jill MacDonald, Mohammedazim, Gaylyn Lockington, Chris Coomes, Emma Scobie-Jennings, Linda Baran, Rebecca Ronald, Tim Harper, Jamie De La Haye, Rebecca Cox, Linda, Saunil Hagler, Geoff Siave, CSheffield, Roger Keedle, Lynne Crowe, Warren Grieve, Tom Neumann, Steve Trotter, Luke, Ginette Van Praag, Katarina Moore, Tara Fagan, Shannon9, Rosemary Thorpe.
    A super big thank you to the rigorous thoughts, theory and experiences shared my NAPPers in the Enabling e-Learning leadership forums. This year we sadly said goodbye to online facilitator Nathaniel Louwrens.
     
    And last, but not least, a big thank you to all those who attended our live webinars - your input helped make these opportunities interactive and engaging. And to everyone else who lurked, liked and viewed.... next year you might like to dive in yourself. smiley We'd love to hear more from you!
     
    Meri Kirihimete me ngā o te hou ki a koutou katoa,

    Tess smiley 

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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei and welcome to the last Enabling e-Learning community pānui for 2016.

    It has been a privilege being part of your conversations and collating these for you in our regular e-learning round-up. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up as guest presenters, guest bloggers and shared their e-learning stories either formally or informally throughout the year. We'll be highlighting those special people in a dedicated blog to follow.

    Please feel free to contact me, we'd love to hear from you - especially about the things that interest or provoke you in regards to e-learning in teaching and learning. You might be embarking in a Teacher-led funded programme, a new CoL (Community of Learning) or a dedicated teacher inquiry focus for 2017. Either way we'd love to know how we can support each of you, support each other with your own learning.

    We'll be having a break in this community over the holidays and will be back on board from mid-January. In the meantime, have a deserved rest and quality time with your whānau over the holidays.

    See you in the New Year! Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa,

    Tess smiley 


     

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    An Enabling e-Learning forum: Coding, digital literacy or a new kind of language? STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is a multidisciplinary way of looking at curriculum with the understanding these form a sound basis for learning and now seen a minimum requirement for entering the workforce. Read more >>>

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    Read this new paper from Netsafe on Digital Citizenship: Karen Spencer shares Netsafe's revised position on digital citizenship in an educational paper - From literacy to fluency to citizenship: Digital citizenship in education. Download it today.
     

    Facebook Guidelines: Community threads from across the VLN have been shared here. Do you or your school/kura have any guidelines for teachers regarding how to use Facebook; protocols; rules; best practice etc that you can share?

    Collaborative Planning - What does it look like on screen? Carly Kidd is looking for some ideas for collaborative teaching plans as she heads into into a larger team with 5 teachers and 150 students. Does anyone have any templates or resources to share?

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    Individual Learning Plans ILP: Lenva Shearing clarifies some helpful tips on how Hapara student notes can be shared with students. Any other practical advice for Tim Thatcher in this thread?

    Pasifika dual language books for your Pasifika new entrants and their fanau: Catriona Pene shares a new resource in TKI. Pasifika dual language resources (PDF and MP3 files) are designed to support the early language and literacy learning of Pasifika new entrant students in English-medium classrooms.

     

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    Enabling e-learning forum: Look how far we've come | NAPP Kōrero 14 2016: It's not always easy to know what impact you can have on others online or visa versa. Sometimes it's a take-a-way, a thought to ponder, a resource to revisit, an idea to implement or an experience or understanding to share.

    Either way, having a network where you can go (beyond your immediate professional community), means you're part of a bigger learning community, like a national staffroom for educators. Some recent NAPP stories 2016 capturing the impact and influence of engaging online worth reading are:

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    Why are innovator's mind-sets and in-depth collaboration and cooperation crucial in resourcing ILEs? | NAPP Kōrero 6 2016: For all those who missed it, Alexia's webinar presentation (30/11) was very inspirational. For a group of young women to have this much vision, passion and energy to grow an important project like this across NZ is truly inspiring. View the recording and find out more about GirlBossNZ, and the push to help girls into more areas of STEM education and careers in New Zealand.

    BYOD Model: Nic asks, as we embark on BYOD in schools, are schools rushing headlong into the BYOD or 'connected' environments without pause for a coordinated and reflective response to a fundamental question - is it causing learning? How has your school initiated a BYOD programme, based on effective pedagogies and student learning needs?

    Enabling e-Learning (TKI): Planning for Learning with BYOD

    Wellington High School teacher, Ben Britton describes the differences and opportunities to planning and teaching as a result of using online resources and students bringing their own devices. Working in a one-to-one classroom, "makes it much easier to find activities that cater to different ability levels".

     

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

     

     Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure  

    Transitioning accounts from primary school to junior college? Tim Harper shares the services of the Connected Learning Advisory in this thread. Anyone else in charge of migrating GAFE accounts between schools?

    Robotics for IntermediateChris CoomesEmma Scobie-Jennings and Linda Baran have shared their experience, opinions and insights into ways to set up learning with robotics for year 7/8 students. Any more ideas to share with Lynne?

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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

    • 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

    Calling Kiwi Educators - Want to help kids engage in complex issues?

    The United Nations Association of NZ is pleased to announce the launch of a new project to help Kiwi educators and students explore the complex issues of our times - UNwebquests.nz

    This project aims to raise awareness of the variety of local and global issues that the United Nations champions. To learn more about the vision behind this project and how it works, please visit this link.

    The project is designed and led by Rob Clarke from Learning Architects in his role as Special Officer Education for UNANZ. We are seeking educators who are keen be involved in the following ways:

    1.     Undertake a webquest with your class - the list of webquests will grow over time.

    2.     Contribute the learning from your students to the site.

    3.     Create webquests for this important project and use these with your class - we have an incentive scheme to support you in this.

    If you would like to contribute we are asking for expressions of interest from NZ educators.

    Please visit this link to complete the expression of interest form.

    Free online learning series - 23 Teaching things

    Check out what is on offer from Learning Architects to power up your professional learning - there is something for school leaders, office staff and class teachers.
     

    Twitter image Twitter Chats 

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

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