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e-Learning Round-Up | 18 September 2012


Tēnā koutou and welcome again to this week's e-learning round-up.


Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS to Glenys Bichan - Enabling e-Learning's 500th member. A wee gift will be winging its way to you. And thanks to all of you for your support and involvement in our community.


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As we near the end of term 3, we would be grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete a short survey about the Enabling e-Learning web presence on TKI and in the VLN community. Your feedback is valuable to us, as it helps to guide future developments in this space.


Smile WEBINAR THIS WEEK: BYOD - How to use mobile technologies effectively19 September 2012 3.45-4.45pm. Join Dorothy Burt, (Point England School), Mark Quigley (Orewa College) and Donna Smith (St Hilda’s Collegiate School) in this discussion. Click on the link to register. 


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....Jennifer Holland. In the thread, The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it  |  NAPP Kōrero 16, Jennifer has shared resources she has used when introducing the e-Learning Planning Framework in her school. Once again, we thank you for your contributions online, Jennifer. In this case, 'many hands make light work'.

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


  • The great BYOD debate: Tamara Bell shares her recent experiences at the Apple Education Seminar, where amongst other presentations, guest speaker, Mark Quigley shared his journey of implementing iPads at Orewa College. 
  • BYOD Schools to Visit: Some nice links here between other BYOD threads. This also includes a large list of potential schools to make contact with, who are either trialing or have implemented BYOD.

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Professional Learning yellow logoProfessional Learning  


  • Social Media and Ethics for Teachers Working Online: This post summarises the key points discussed during the LIVE webinar session with Nicky Kingston and Frances Lawrence from the NZ Teachers' Council. You can also access the webinar recording of this session here.


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Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship 


  • Cyberbullying - something quite sinister: Recent events in the media highlight the real issues emerging in regards to cyberbulling and the misuse of social media. Some things to consider for ourselves and our students. What else should we be aware of?


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Green swirly logoTechnologies & Infrastructure



iPad/iTouch technology


  • App Sharing:  Latest developments in this popular thread, include ideas for creating Google Docs on an iPad, as well as using green screen technology to ‘put ourselves in the picture’. What have you been trialing in your classroom?
  • Free interactive books: Mandy shares the AvatarBook series, that allows students to take their photos, then become the main characters in the stories. Mandy asks if anyone else have some  recommendations?
  • 360 chances to think like a scientist: Joy Kitt shares a free app, 360 degree science in The Joy of Science group, which offers a collection of short videos to inspire scientific investigations.


Can you help with the following queries?


  • Apps for NE: Robyn Caley asks, Can anyone suggest an app that converts written text to type - suitable for young children?


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




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



CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logoEnabling e-Learning events

Keep an eye out for more e-learning events planned for term 4. 

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


New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ


  • ULearn12, Auckland Sky City, October 10 - 12. Targets all educators, from preschool to tertiary. #ulearn12
  • Learning@School Roadshow 2013: 3-19 Apr 2013, Whangarei, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Napier, Gisborne, Nelson, Dunedin, Greymouth, Christchurch