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e-Learning Round Up | 12 June 2012

Tēnā koutou,

We have another great e-Learning round-up for you this week. Why not pass this on to someone who may not have subscribed already? Sometimes you don't know what don't you know...

In addition to this round up, the Enabling e-Learning newsletter is out and online at http://deliver.tki.org.nz/static/995.html

Have a great week everyone - hei konā mai,

KarenTessa & Jane |  Blended e-Learning Online Team



  Badge for e-Member of the WeekThis week it's ...Marlene Jackson. Marlene is a primary trained, secondary science teacher in Porirua. Her profile reads, "Love the challenge, the culture and the warmth of the kids I share my days with. I learn far more from them than they will ever realise." 

Marlene has contributed to a number of discussions recently: Brain compatible learning and problem-based learning. We value the sharing of your ideas, Marlene, many thanks.

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

  • Big picture schools: Dennis Littky and colleagues are leading the way in improving educational success. Via Anne Sturgess


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



Professional Learning yellow logoProfessional Learning  



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



Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship 


  • Samoan Language Week: Samoan language week may be over, but there is a rich variety of resources shared, that we can use every day in the classroom. 
  • Problem-based learning: A variety of interpretations on this model. Marelene asks if there is anyone out there using this approach in senior classes with NCEA assessment as the end focus?
  • Te Wiki o te Reo Māori: The dates for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week are 23-29 July. This year, the theme is Arohatia te Reo, which means 'to cherish the language.' Via Tania Coutts.


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



Green swirly logoTechnologies & Infrastructure

  • Interactive projectors: Pros and cons: Do you have experience of interactive projectors in your schools? If so, what have you found the pros and cons to be, in terms of their flexibility for supporting learning?
  • Can anyone help? Megan Stewart asks, What free online resources has anyone used that is similar to Kidspiration or Comic Life?


iPad/iTouch technology


  • Storage of work on iPad: Sandy Anderson asks, How are other schools/teachers storing student work completed on an iPad?
  • Studyladder: Jo asks, Anyone using studyladder on iPads in their classroom? 


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



TKI logoBeyond the Classroom


  • Class sizes - fact or fallacy? There’s no single side to the debate on class sizes. How are schools sharing their understanding of how kids learn best with their wider community?


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 the rest of 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
  • ULearn12, Auckland Sky City, October 10 - 12. Targets all educators, from preschool to tertiary. #ulearn12