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  • Sharlyn Holt

    HI Nathaniel can you deactivate my account please

  • Linda Chinna

    Thanks a lot for giving me the privilege of being a part of this network discussion. I am a post graduate student at Mindlab studying Digital and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom. I work at St Pius X School in Titahi Bay and teach years 5/6. At present i am working on an assignment on teacher as inquiry. My year cohort of students have a huge range of learning needs and social and emotional issues as well. I am hoping our school moving towards BOYD and setting up google classroom will even the pathway for some of these students. Any ideas on how to keep these students engaged through digital tools and enhance their learning outcomes will be appreciated.

  • Naomi

    Thank you Nathaniel for your warm welcome:) Usually one does not know where to start when coming in to this virtual community. I work in a full primary school in Cannons Creek and am going through an exciting steep learning curve with 21st Century Learning. So I am looking forward to learning and becoming a part of this virtual learning community. Oh by the way thank you for the community suggestions will check them out! Thank you so much:) Naomi

  • Crystal Jordan

    Kia Ora Nathaniel.
    Thank you for your warm welcome to VLN. I will definitely take a look at the pages you have suggested. I work in a small school so I am often online looking for discussion groups and resources. I can already see the benefits of being a member of VLN.



  • Ashleigh Grant

    Thanks Nathaniel for helping me get set up on VLN.
    I recognised you from the webinar I watched featuring Rose Hipkins on her new book, Key Competencies for the future. I'm currently looking into research around assessment of 21st century skills and found the webinar very insightful.

  • Wendy Drewery

    I meant members of the specific group...

  • Wendy Drewery

    Hello Nathan, We are working on developing our use of the VLN for our PB4L RP project, and I am a bit disconcerted that posts I have made in our Staff Room group have turned up on the front page of latest discussion. Does this mean that everybody can see them, or only members? That is the setting I thought I have for the Group. Is there a way of viewing as a member of the public?

  • Hannah Hobbs

    ...hmmm also its taking forever and ever to load a pretty simple resource...?

  • Hannah Hobbs

    HI Nathaniel,
    I am finding that it is taking ages and ages to add content to my page. I have been trying to set up a subpage and its taking ages, as it doesn't seem to want to complete the action. I have logged out and back in then tried again...nothing

  • Rose Herewini

    Kia ora Nathaniel...Yay...my first friend, thanks for the welcome and lovely to meet you and your whanau.

  • Shabnam Suliman

    thank you for the add....

  • Te Aniwa Tutara

    Nga mihi aroha ki a koe e te rangatira no Ruapehu. Ko wai ahau? Ko Tauwhare, Ko Tarawera nga maunga, ko Te Awaroa te awa, Ko Kaipara te moana, ko Ngati Whatua te iwi. Thanks Nathaniel, nice to meet you and your whanau. Kei te mihi :-)

  • Brent Caldwell

    Kia ora Nathaniel

    Thanks for the welcome.



  • Vanitha Govini

    Kia ora Nathaniel,Thank you for joining the e-learning in primary mathematics group. It is envisioned that this group will become a central hub for Mathematics community of like-minded educators to enhance the learning experiences of our students by developing our mathematics pedagogical content knowledge. Pl feel free to post your ideas, thoughts and questions.
    Ngā mihi nui,
    Vanitha :-)

  • Anton

    Hi All,

    I'm giving away ten years of educational research into curriculum analysis, development and integration of ICT @ effectivecurriculumideas.weebly.com


  • Anne Kenneally 

    Kia ora Nathaniel and welcome to the Literacy Online Group.

    I am facilitator of the mailing list and the Literacy Online group in the vln. I am here to support you and help you get the most out of the VLN community.

    You may also like to join and explore:

    Blended e-learning literacy /groups/profile/704046/blended-e-learning-literacy

    Literacy tips and tricks for parents

    Have you signed up for the literacy online mailing list? If not, please do so here: http://literacyonline.tki.org.nz/Literacy-Online/Community-discussions/Literacy

    Looking forward to working with you online.

    Ngā mihi nui, nā Anne ;-)

  • Barbara Reid

    Kia ora Nathaniel. Welcome to the BYOD group. Thanks for sharing and continuing the discussions.

  • Marnel van der Spuy

    Hi Nathaniel

    Welcome to the New Entrant & Year 1 Modern Learning Environments group. Please feel free to share your experiences/ideas via the Google doc https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ITFrNhfYjAxUdF0BJyhdSzHnTLpgAARamHgH_IpvCgU/edit?usp=sharing\ as well as in upcoming questions and discussions.

    Marnel :-)

  • Allanah King

    Kia ora Nathaniel,

    Welcome to the Surface Tablet Group on the VLN.

    We really could do with a few more members so we have a vibrant learning community.

    Please add your learning so all of us can benefit.



  • Marnel van der Spuy

    Hi Nathaniel, Thank you for joining the Connected Rotorua Teachers group. Please feel free to use resources, share your questions and experiences in discussions. Cheers, Marnel and Annemarie :-)

  • Anaru White

    Kia ora Nathaniel
    Nau mai haere mai ki te rōpū BeL for Māori and Pasifika Learners.

  • Barbara Reid

    Hi Nathaniel. Welcome to the Connecting Home and School group. Thank you for your contributions to the discussion.

  • Tessa Gray

    Hi again Nathaniel, I wanted to thank you and acknowledge your contributions to the discussions in the VLN this past few weeks. This really helps to build a sense of community online. We’d like to 'thank you' by nominating you as a community member [http://bit.ly/Pf3TO9] for active participation in the Enabling e-Learning / VLN Groups. You are most welcome to download and add an Enabling e-Learning 'Member of the week' badge [/pg/groupcms/view/231460/] to your profile.
    Thanks again for your input into this growing community. Ka pai Tess ☺

  • Tessa Gray

    Kia ora Nathaniel, I'd like to invite you to pop into the sub-communities listed on the main Enabling e-Learning page, too, to browse current discussions in the specialised groups [http:///groups/profile/118255/enabling-e-learning]. 

    We hope you can join us in the term 3 activities [/blog/view/694896/whats-on-in-term-3] and that you enjoy the weekly e-learning round-up on the blog [/blog/group/118255/all].

    Looking forward to working with you online. Ngā mihi nui, nā Tessa.

  • Karen Spencer

    Hi Nathaniel, Appreciate you responding to Sam so quickly:-) Good on you.
    Good folk like you make spaces like this fly. Cheers! Karen

Nathaniel Louwrens

Connected Learning Advisory Facilitator, Enabling E-learning Online Facilitator; Learning with Digital Technologies Facilitator