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e-Learning Round-up | 29 August 2011

Welcome to all those new members who joined the e-Learning groups here on the VLN.

Here's this week's round-up of e-learning goodness from across the VLN Groups.

 

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Member of the week

Each week we'll profile someone who has made a valuable contribution to our e-Learning community. This week, it's....

  • Stephanie Thompson:  Stephanie is a student teacher with a passion for e-learning. She is her completing Grad Dip in Primary teaching online via Victoria University of Wellington. Visit her blog for a great example of reflective learning.

 

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Group of the week

  • Digi-Advisors: Now Suzie Vesper and Rochelle Jensen, Digi-advisors, have their own space to support teachers using digital content, especially Digistore. Visit them in their Digi-advisors group, a sub-group within e-Learning: Teaching.

 

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A sneak peek: eLearning on the VLN

 

Leadership

 

Professional Learning

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Professional Learning Events

 

  • Next Hotseat/Pae pae session: Jill Hammonds - ICTPD National Facilitator, Core Education will explore Learning as Inquiry (21 September). Sign up for this free online session via the VPL-D space.

 

Teaching and Learning |  Digital Citizenship

 

Technology

  • Managing multiple devices: From iPods and PCs, to laptops and tablets - a lively discussion exploring the challenges of having a range of different types of computers in school in school.
  • App sharing: Some great ideas being shared here. The more we understand what apps can offer, the easier it is to see opportunities to enhance an aspect of learning.

 

Beyond the Classroom

 

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VLN Groups: Tip of the week: Dashboard

Your dashboard is your home: Make it work for you. You can choose a number of widgets to keep you in touch with what’s going on, and then move them around the page. We like: Group Discussion, Users Online, Latest discussion, Blogs, Groups and Friends. For more help, How to set up your dashboard.

 

 

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e-Learning on the Wire…

The Wire is the micro-blogging stream in the VLN…Here’s what we heard:

  • Gerard Macmanus: "Working through theming our school moodle, running online subject selection and opened up google apps for all students today."   
  • chrissy: "At Muriwai School today and enjoying working with the tekkie children around digital citizenship..creating powerpoints are awesome."

 

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