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e-Learning Round-Up | 7 August 2012

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By Tessa Gray

Tēnā koutou, nau mai ki te reta o te wiki. Welcome this week's e-learning round-up.

Community announcement this week for the iPad/iPod user group. John Scheurs has just become the 500th member of the group! Great to see this online space supporting schools out in the regions.

Don't miss this week's Enabling e-Learning: Teaching group forum discussions:




Don't forget to check out up-coming events in, Enabling e-Learning online events planned for term 3.

Have a great week everyone - hei konā mai,

KarenTessa & Catriona |  Blended e-Learning Online Team



  Badge for e-Member of the WeekThis week it's haere mai and welcome to ....Catriona Pene. Catriona joins the Enabling e-Learning online team this week. Catriona has recently left a Year 3 digital classroom to take up her position as Blended eLearning Facilitator online and VPLD Mentor. Catriona says, "I am very excited to begin my new role, providing online support for teachers in the use of ICT and eLearning."

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 logoNew on TKI: Creating a vision to lead e-learning in your school: In this video, Dr Cheryl Doig talks about the importance of having a shared understanding e-learning before integrating it into the school vision. More resources for Leadership and e-Learning>>>the Enabling e-Learning website.




Professional Learning yellow logoProfessional Learning  


  • Are we changing our schools? Evocative debate emerging here exploring the extent to which schools are looking at altering the way they do things to reflect effective e-learning pedagogy? 


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



Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship 


Smile RECOMMENDED: e-Learning as inquiry  |  An Enabling e-Learning event: Two fantastic guests from our community - Claire Amos and Mark Herring continue to facilitate wonderful discussions - exploring ways to reflect on how well we combine the technology with the learning.


imageNew on TKI: Digital citizenship and technology useIn this video, Albany Senior High School, talk about how they want their student to be citizens of the world. Check out e-Learning and Teaching>>> the Enabling e-Learning website.





Green swirly logoTechnologies & Infrastructure

  • BYOD User Agreement: You can benefit from schools sharing their experiences and ideas here. Recently Caron Sullivan shared how Tawa Intermediate is implementing BYODs in their school.

iPad/iTouch technology

  • MS Office type app: David Rankin shares how he uses CloudOn for microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint docs and saves these documents to Dropbox - for use elsewhere.


TKI logoNew on TKI: Introducing iPads to Aurora CollegeAurora College explain why they have chosen iPads to trial in the junior classrooms.  Check out e-Learning and Technologies>>> the Enabling e-Learning website.




TKI logoBeyond the Classroom



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



CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logoEnabling e-Learning events



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 

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