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e-Learning Round Up | 24 July 2012

Tena koutou katoa e aku rahi e aku nui. It is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week. You may wish to participate with the following discussion posts in the VLN groups space.

  • Te Wiki o te Reo Māori: In this discussion post, Tania Coutts is encouraging others to share ideas about cherishing Te Reo in daily practice, as well as by utilizing e-learning tools.
  • Celebrating Te Reo Māori: This blog post by Janelle Riki celebrates Te Reo Māori. Here you will find some fantastic ideas, resources and links to support the teaching of Te Reo Māori in classrooms.  
Don't miss this week's online webinars. See Enabling e-Learning events below. Enabling e-Learning newsletter is out now. Subscribe and share the news!

Have a great week everyone - hei konā mai,

Karen & Tessa  |  Blended e-Learning Online Team



  Badge for e-Member of the WeekThis week it's .... Diane Henderson. Diane is facilitating a cluster of 12 schools in the Ka-oro-hoki Cluster in the Far North. Diane and has often 'jumped in' online and most recently, has shared her inquiry focus in the e-Learning as inquiry forum discussion. Thank you, Diane, the community is all the more richer for your contributions.

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


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



Professional Learning yellow logoProfessional Learning  


  • CoolRECOMMENDED: e-Learning as inquiry  |  An Enabling e-Learning event: This thread is now open, with guests Claire Amops and Mark Herring. You are invited to share how you are trialling or exploring an inquiry (with an e-learning lens) this term . Stop by, introduce yourself and share your focus for this term.


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



Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship 


LaughingRECOMMENDED : Snapshot: Blogger, Wikispaces, Kidblog and iPads: New snapshots of learning (Software for Learning) showcases how a junior teacher is incorporating a range of e-learning tools, including iPads in her classroom.


CoolHOT SPOT : Capturing evidence of student progress and achievement: Rigorous on-going conversations about how schools are collecting evidence using a variety of e-learning tools. Aligns nicely with the assessment strand in the e-Learning Planning Framework.


  • Blended learning:Kerry Boyde has her first paper published in NZ Computers in Schools, on blended learning. 
  • Digital Citizenship and BYOD: This blog post highlights the issues when students bring their own device - as well as the need to address some mutually shared guidelines on their use. Via Barbara Reid


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



Green swirly logoTechnologies & Infrastructure

LaughingHOT SPOT: Network for Learning and Ultra-fast Broadband  |  'Learning without limits' seminar series: This series kicks off today in Christchurch - what kinds of questions and thoughts are people taking to the meeting?
  • BYOD and Distraction: Some food for thought in this blog post, considering the impact and possible distraction of BYOD in the classroom. Via Barbara Reid
  • Blue/green screen video: Louise Tredinnick asks, Can anyone suggest the easiest and preferably free software to make a green screen movie?  For both PC and Mac.



iPad/iTouch technology


  • MS Office type app: Community members respond to Monika Kern's request for an app that can do word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Allanah King’s latest bookmarks on iPads.



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



CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logoEnabling e-Learning events

>>>Don't miss out! Check out the Enabling e-Learning online events planned for term 3.


Forthcoming webinars:


Forum discussion:

  • e-Learning as inquiry - Sharing our storiesFrom 16 July-10 August. This is your opportunity to share an inquiry, ask questions and share the inquiry process with Claire Amos (Epsom Girls Grammar) and Mark Herring (ITC2LEARN).



New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

  • EducampBOP: Tauranga Intermediate, Tauranga, Sept 22nd, 10am-3pm
  • NZ-ED show: Telstra Clear Centre in Manukau, Auckland, 13th - 15th Sept. Tradeshow and educational exhibits. 

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