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e-Learning Round-Up | 2 May 2012

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By Tessa Gray

Tēnā koutou,

Welcome to this week's e-Learning round-up.camera 

The Enabling e-Learning photographic challenge is well on its way. Why not upload an image that demonstrates how technology impacts on learning at your school?

 Have a great week, everyone.

 KarenTessaJane & Nick |  Blended e-Learning Online Team



Badge for e-Member of the WeekThis week it's ...Suskya Goodall. Suskya is a Yr 5-6 teacher currently teaching in Nelson. She is an ICT lead teacher who is, "interested in creating meaningful opportunties for our students through ICT and discovering ways students can take greater ownership of their ICT learning experiences."

 Suskya has been a frequent contributor to the VLN and Enabling e-Learning groups, including recent feed-in to the following thread, Austin's Butterfly: How can tech support the feedback process? discussion thread. Thank you for your valuable input, Suskya.

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


Enabling e-Learning via blog: The Linking Minds Scholarship  |  TeachNZ
There are four Linking Minds Scholarships available for young teachers/principals who identify themselves as emerging leaders. Find out more about the scholarship and apply.


Inquiry into 21st century learning environments and digital literacy
See this Parliamentary Inquiry discussion thread for full details and the invitation. Deadline: 11 May.


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



Professional Learning yellow logoProfessional Learning  


Two great e-learning stories in the NZ Curriculum April 2012 email update. Do you subscribe?


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



Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship 


Austin's Butterfly: How can tech support the feedback process?
How can we use technologies to capture student voice and encourage self and peer review?


The effects of modern devices on the tinana
Moana Timoko asks, "What are the effects of using modern devices for our precious children?"


What do your students think about using technology for learning?
Video shared from Enabling e-Learning about the values of being digital - from a student's point of view.


Using e-learning to help students manage themselves: Software for Learning's blog
This post shares five e-learning packages, that can help students to manage themselves and work towards becoming self-regulated learners.


NZTA Mash-Up Competition
Great 'free to mix' resources added to Enabling e-Learning's blog for the NZTA Mash-Up Competition.


Sharing useful technologies that support collaboration
Online collaborative tools can create new information, which is easily shared with teachers and parents to help engage feedback and feed forward. What collaborative tools are you using?


Digital resources for ANZAC Day
Rich resource, stories, experiences are shared. Bookmark this for next year.


TED launch: The new TED-Ed website
This resource offers teachers and students a thrilling new way to use video. 

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



Green swirly logoTechnologies & Infrastructure


Data Plan Size
With the rollout of ultra-fast broadband, schools will need to start thinking about selecting a retail service provider and decide on the amount of data to purchase.


BYOD at low decile intermediate school?
What does 'Bring your own device' mean for those who face economic challenges?
Via moana.timoko


Watchdog is looking for schools who have UFB, or will be connected soon - to trial a new service from Orcon. Details at http://bit.ly/Kpanaq


For information about Google Drive and the latest changes to Google Docs visit http://googledocs.blogspot.co.nz/


iPad/iTouch technology

Leasing iPads
Community members share experiences and considerations when leasing iPads. Do you have anything to add?


Lego Super Hero Movie Maker
Review of the Lego Super Hero Movie Maker app, a free stop motion animation app that is quick and easy to use. Via Tara Fagan


Can you help?

dianesh has asked for iPad Home Use Agreements as well as iPad teacher agreements, for when teachers take school iPads home (for insurance purposes).


Top tips for Garageband on an iPad
Educators share resources during the planning and implementation phase, so that students can compose and perform short musical pieces using Garageband on an iPad.


Managing iPads
Community members continue to share practical ideas in this thread.


A lesson at the zoo: Enhancing field trips with iPads
A useful roundup of what you might do when taking your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPhone on a school trip. Via Allanah King


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




imageBeyond the Classroom

Game-based learning: Are you playing?
DNZ12: Digital New Zealandreport, regarding the use of gaming at home. What implications might this report have on the way we use games at both school and home?


Literacy and Numeracy Guide for Parents
A useful Australian resource to share with parents. 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.


Want to a share a window on your e-learning 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 

Google conference  | Education on AirMay 2, Online. A variety of seminars on Google+ Hangouts.


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