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e-Learning Round-Up | 8 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 has now been extended, to encourage more people to share. Why not upload an image that demonstrates how technology impacts on learning at your school? We'd love to see the e-learning in action.

Have a great week, everyone.

KarenTessaJane & Nick |  Blended e-Learning Online Team



Badge for e-Member of the WeekThis week 

it's .... Tonya McNamee. Tonya is Programme Coordinator at NZMA and has an interest in online learning. Tonya has contributed to several recent threads and started the discussion on, Microsoft Live@edu Sharepoint - is anyone familar with this? > Can anyone help Tonya with this? Thank you for your valuable input, Tonya. This community is growing in value with participation from members like yourself.


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


Check out the Top 10 Things NOT to do in a 1:1 iPad Initiative from the Hooked on Innovation blog. Via Derek Wenmoth


Nice to see the flow of ideas between and among groups of educators. Submissions due 11th May.

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



Professional Learning yellow logoProfessional Learning  

How are you fostering effective teacher learning?
More ‘food for thought’ for anyone interested in mentoring/coaching adult learners.


How are you using the e-Learning Planning Framework?
Suzie Vesper has developed templates to structure discussion and record progress against the e-Learning Planning Framework for individual teachers as well whole-school.


Using barcamp for in-school PD
Red about Albany Senior High's use of a barcamp/unconference format as part of their school's approach to professional learning.


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



Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship 


Ideas for integrating ICTs in English - tools and strategies
Claire Amos shares a PPT show with several embedded videos and links to resources that highlight tools and strategies that support thinking, collaboration and differentiation in English.


Sharing useful technologies that support collaboration
Many tools online are perfect for collaboration as they allow students to work with a wider variety of people and allows for collaboration. Via Suzie Vesper


Digital resources for ANZAC Day
What does Anzac Day look like for Australian children?


What do your students think about using technology for learning?
Experiences, resources, tools and ideas continue to be shared here.


Cyber safety activities for intermediate students. What do you do?           


Does technology stifle creativity?
What a great discussion! Check out the answers and add your own. Via Cherryl.


Can you share your ICT programme or pathway with @JaminLietze via this thread? > bit.ly/J4iEhh #eTeach #vln           


What tech helps your school collate numeracy/Maths data to support good teacher judgement? http://bit.ly/IU82mj


The effects of modern devices on the tinana
What do we need to know about the health and safety aspects of exposure to technologies? 
Via moana.timoko


How you might use a blog to share learning?
Detailed sharing about how blogs can and are being used to support teaching and learning. Anything to add?

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



Green swirly logoTechnologies & Infrastructure



This thread has a variety of perspectives on ways to connect students to 'web 2.0' tools via email accounts.


Just as the title reads. Find out more.


Can you help Bec? "How can we get equipment into classrooms at a reasonable price.....?!?" bit.ly/IIAPLW


Links to an informative thread running in the MLE Reference group about how schools are preparing for ultra-fast broadband.


Here is a nifty little package put together by Google. It is designed to get students researching, asking the right questions and engaging the mind with the array of material available on the web. Via Simon Evans


The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a low cost computer for under $100. What experiences have you had with this? Via Monika.Kern


Read about one teacher’s practice to use Moodle more interactively (for engagement, promote autonomy) into their teaching and learning.

iPad/iTouch technology

Anyone using iPads really well alongside laptops? Any advice for Brendan?

Blog post from Darren Coxen is refreshingly honest and to the point about the setup and deployment of iPads in their school. A good place to start for anyone in the planning stages. Via gregc5


There should be some strategic deployment plans before putting it in the hands of students. Read more. Via Allanah King


Derek summarises some links that may be of interest to members of the BYOD in Schools group. 
Via Derek Wenmoth


A request to find interactive web sites for maths that children can use that do not need Flash to run. Does anyone know of any? Via AllanahK


Engagement and practicing curriculum concepts. Find out how the iPad is helping these kindergarten children. Via Allanah King


Discussion around different apps to support oral/written language. Via Allanah.


"We used a TED video in my Yr5 class this week as a conversation starter after reading the Lorax on the iPad". Via Allanah.


Tony Vincent dismisses a whole heap of myths about using iPads. Via Allanah King


Community members share resources, preparation and implementation of teaching Garageband on an iPad with students.

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




imageBeyond the Classroom

Want to know about how schools are connecting with the wider community?


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



CalendarEnabling e-Learning Events

Each Enabling e-Learning group now has its own Twitter hashtag: #eTeach#eLead, #ePLD, and #eTechs - good way to curate our different discussions.


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 

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