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e-Learning Round-Up | 24 April 2012

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By Tessa Gray

Tēnā koutou,

Welcome back to term 2. This week's round-up is a bumper issue, highlighting online activities over the past two weeks. Look out for up-coming Enabling e-Learning events planned for term 2 including the first ever Enabling e-Learning photographic challenge where you are invited to share an image that demonstrates how technology makes a difference to learning in your school. 


Have a great start to the term, everyone.

KarenTessaJane & Nick |  Blended e-Learning Online Team



Badge for e-Member of the WeekThis week it's ... Tania Coutts. Tania is an Early Years facilitator for the Northland region, and a facilitator for the National Blended e-Learning Programme for the Te Toi Tupu consortium. Tania is a regular contributor to the VLN and Enabling e-Learning groups, including the iPads in Juniors discussion thread. Thank you for your input, Tania.

Each week, we like to say thank you by nominating a community member for active participation in the Enabling e-Learning / VLN Groups. They can download and add an Enabling e-Learning badge to their profile.



red spiral logoLeadership & strategic direction


Pasifika Education Grant
An annual allocation of $5,000 is available from CORE Education, for the purpose of supporting the leadership development of Pasifika teachers in early childhood centres and schools. Via Teanau Tuiono

TKI logoMore resources for Leadership and e-Learning>>>the Enabling e-Learning website.



Professional Learning yellow logoProfessional Learning  


When it comes to technology, teachers need as much scaffolding as students
How can we develop teacher confidence, so that ICT integration is sustainable? Via Suzie Vesper


The camera in your pocket - using video in teaching and learning.
Ways we can use video to capture and reflect on the learning. Via Chrissie Butler


Engagement with community: what are our expectations?
How do we make authentic connections with the students we engage with? Chrissie Butler asks you to add your thoughts on the video shared.


ICT-PD: Imagine each reflective summary as a page in a beautiful interactive book.
Te Kura o Kutarere uses Storybird to improve literacy skills. Learn more about this story from Enabling e-Learning website.


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



Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship 


Moderation Online
Moderation Online is a fully electronic tool for teachers to use while moderating the judgment of a student's work online. How are others moderating work online? Via gmacmanus


Video excerpts from a session three Wintec tutors did with the Curriculum Integration Project students last term >> http://tinyurl.com/79hghj5. Via samcunnane


How you might use a blog to share learning?
The conversation continues...


Inquiry into '21st century' learning environments and digital literacy
Parliamentary inquiry: How schools can best use online learning and other digital technology? All school leaders, teachers and students are invited to have their say. Via gmacmanus


Using Google Docs to create digital kits for student projects
Find out how creating 'digital kits' is a great way of supporting students in becoming independent learners.  Via Tania Coutts


Recommended video clips
Here are some links that might appeal to and inspire your students. Add your own favourites to this discussion. Via Anne Sturgess


What has Software for Learning been up to lately? Check out the update for March >> http://bit.ly/HLtIC5


Rangitoto College BYOD / Digital Strategy
Rangitoto College invites all students who wish to use personal digital devices to bring them to school and integrate them to support learning. Via Barbara Reid


Tech and traditional educations
Talking about Tech in Education – where, “…technology is only as good as the system it’s applied to". Via iDave


The Government has announced the final providers for the Rural Broadband Initiative >>  http://bit.ly/IN6Guc


Google search tips
Top tips for Google search resource. Conversations continue...


5 Ways to make BYOD work for you
Some practical ways to integrate BYOD into teaching and learning.Via Barbara Reid


imageCheck out e-Learning and Teaching>>> the Enabling e-Learning website.



Green swirly logoTechnologies & Infrastructure


Choosing a suitable MLE
More advice shared in this useful thread.


Tools for e-portfolios
The e-portfolios page on the Enabling e-Learning website has some interesting and useful stories from schools. 


How to manage ultra-fast broadband
There is now an updated list of Retail Service Providers (RSP) on Enabling e-Learning. 


Using Windows Live Movie Maker
Simon shares a helpful tutorial when using MovieMaker. Do you have any ideas or experiences to share of your own?


SafeShare.tv removes the ads and clutter from Youtube clips. What do you use? bit.ly/s4lssttv
Via Dragon09


Three useful tips for Google Docs
Want help with Google Forms? Want to create pick-a-path stories? Perhaps a need for data/mail merge? Via Suzie Vesper


A platform for organising your personal settings in Personal Internet Desktop display. Create a symbaloo, then get the code to embed into your blog. Via Jody Garland


DivShare - Professional Media and Document Sharing
This site will host all of your photos, videos and audio. Easy to use and allows many log-ins at the same time – possible use as a class account. Via Jody Garland


PictureTrail: Online Photo Sharing and Slideshows
You can create a slideshow of photos (with lots of different effects and themes) that you can easily embed into your blog.  Via Jody Garland


BYOD is unstoppable
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has gained unstoppable momentum. Via Barbara Reid


BYOD - questions to consider
The buzz in 1-to-1 right now is about BYOD - Bring Your Own Device - and it's not a fad. There's a convergence of factors causing this. Via Barbara Reid 


iPad/iTouch technology

iPads in the Junior Classroom
Good sharing continues in this post...

How to Print from Your iPad: Printer and Printing Options | iPad Academy
Article outlines some ways of printing from an iOS device. What do others use? Via Allanah King


Managing iPads
Detailed discussion about managing bulk lots of iPads


App Sharing
This discussion continues…



Video Recording Apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide
Good list of video recording apps. Via Allanah King


Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation - iPads in Education
Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise. Via Allanah King


The Apple iPad in Education Workshop & Course | John Larkin
Australian, John Larkin, has compiled this very comprehensive website of resources around iPad use.
Via Allanah King


17 iPad Tips & Tricks - YouTube
Via Allanah King


iPads for differentiation in the primary classroom
A podcast looking at how different iPad apps can support differentiation. Via Suzie Vesper

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




imageBeyond the Classroom


Using video as a window into your classroom
See how Assistant Principal Mark Herring is providing parents with opportunities to connect with their children and their learning, using time-lapse photography in the classroom.


Engaging Parents In School… » All My Best Resources On Parent Engagement In One Place!
Patrick Larkin gives us a load of readings around parental engagement. Via Allanah King


imageCheck out e-Learning and Beyond the Classroom>>the Enabling e-Learning website.



CalendarEnabling e-Learning Events

Look out for the up-coming Enabling e-Learning online events planned for term 2.


imagePhotographic challenge


Want to a share a window on your practice? Who will be our first Enabling e-Learning photographic challenge winner?


Enabling e-Learning webinars
Find the recordings here for 2011/2012 sessions you may have missed.


Other e-learning events 

NetHui 2012, 11 Jul 2012 - 13 Jul 2012, Sky City, Auckland


ULearnAuckland Sky City, October 10 - 12 targets all educators, from preschool to tertiary. 


EduCamp series 2012