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e-Learning Round-Up | 22 May 2012

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By Tessa Gray

Tēnā koutou,

There is loads of exciting activity to share in this week's e-Learning Round-Up. We've had community members freely share ideas and resources in existing threads as well as start new posts of their own. We've even had one new member, Edwin McRae, represent a view on 'gaming in education' on Breakfast Television. Check it all out.

Very soon a decision is being made about a WINNER of the Enabling e-Learning photograhic challenge. If you entered, it could be you! Keep an eye out for up-coming announcements.


Have a great week everyone - hei konā mai,

KarenTessaJane & Nick |  Blended e-Learning Online Team



Badge for e-Member of the WeekThis week it's ... Edwin McRae. Edwin has been sharing a number of posts on challenging teachers to, "stop talking and start playing" by infusing gaming into teaching and learning. Thank you for your insightful input into video games in education, Edwin.


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


Open Education Resources, Copyright and Creative Commons licensing workshop
OER Foundation will host a free online training workshop on OERs, Copyright and Creative Commons licensing. 
A good place to start to focus our thoughts for the future. Via lyndal.


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



Professional Learning yellow logoProfessional Learning  

How best to search on the net?
Community members share top tips for refining searches on the web.


Developing a PLN
A look into Twitter, VLN, Delicious and Pinterest to track and sort links and resources in online Professional Learning Networks. Via ictMrsH


How do you use technology for your own learning?
Interested in gifted education? If you have a teaching blog, or you'd like to be a guest blogger, and you have something to say about gifted and talented education, then feel free to make contact. Via MaryStGeorge


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




Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship 


Can you help?

Togi.Lemanu: Talofa lava - does anyone know anything about the Accelerant Initiative happening in the New entrant years?


Edwin McRae, who has recently appeared on TVNZ's 'Breakfast’, blogs about video games in education @ Talking about Video Games on 'Breakfast' and Get with the Play. Both are a great read.


What has worked well?
Do you have any examples/stories to share about how e-learning can support English Language Learners? Via Suzie.Vesper


Olympics: Digital resources to support the games
Want to explore key ideas and questions around the Olympics this year? 


What skills have you got to share?
If you are having success in using a particular ICT in an e-Learning context- share here. We’d love to hear from you. Via lyndal


What do you want to find out about in the context of using ICT in your classroom?
Already community members are starting to contribute. Do you have anything to add?


Flashmob at Taradale Intermediate
Chrissie shares Taradale Intermediate's recent flashmob video. If you have videos of a flashmob at your school, we'd love to see them. Via Chrissie Butler


Does creativity require constraints?
Some thoughtful reflection continues here. 


Parkvale School: One-to-One Journey
During 2012, Parkvale School has begun a trial of one-to-one classrooms. Want to know more? Via Jody Garland


What do schools need to know about copyright?
CC Search can be a valuable starting point for students learning to search for re-usable material. Via MaryStGeorge

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



Green swirly logoTechnologies & Infrastructure


Can you help?

kokachrissy: Kia ora - Our cluster is looking for ideas around a bus tour to look at IWB intergration in the Class & IPADS.  Any schools willing 2 help? 


Simon.Drewery: Hey Cyber Buddies, Can anyone recommend any Y5/6 or Y7/8 classrooms that run effective digital/laptop/smart tech/cloud curriculum?


Check out Google's Knowledge Graph http://youtu.be/mmQl6VGvX-c


Just as the title reads. Via Barbara Reid


iPad/iTouch technology

Examples for iPad 'acceptable use policies' are being shared here.


How successfully are people integrating iPads into their daily literacy and numeracy programmes in the senior school? The stories are starting to roll in.


Members share professional learning and development opportunities, as well as the implementation of iPads in their schools.


Nicky is searching for an equivalent to Dragon Dictation? Does anyone know of anything?


Can you help with synching the iMovie app to the iPad 2?


This popular thread continues.


Union University has published a course on integrating iPads into the classroom. It is available now and has some tips, from set-up to apps for education.  Via Tara.Fagan

TKI logoCheck out e-Learning and Technologies>>> the Enabling e-Learning website.




TKI logoBeyond the Classroom

Can you share other examples of ways to use technology to capture and curate progress against national standards or other assessments?


The sharing continues. Some of these ideas are just too good not to try.


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



CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logoEnabling e-Learning Webinars: ENROL NOW!



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

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


New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

  • NetHui 2012, 11 Jul 2012 - 13 Jul 2012, Sky City, Auckland #nethui12
  • EduCampAKL: Stonefields School, Auckland, 21st July, 10am-3pm

  • ULearn, Auckland Sky City, October 10 - 12. Targets all educators, from preschool to tertiary. #ulearn12