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e-Learning Round-Up | 25 September 2012

 Kia orana and welcome again to this week's e-learning round-up.

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: Learning Without Limits VC/Webinar tomorrow 10 am - registration here.

Laughing Can you help?  Wanted NZ Schools to video conference with Hong Kong students - October

Have a great week everyone - hei konā mai,

KarenTessa & Catriona |  Blended e-Learning Online Team



  Badge for e-Member of the WeekThis week's member of the week Claire Buist is working with year 5 and 6 children, and teachers, at St. Clair School in Dunedin. She is exploring ways to build digital smarts for herself, the teachers she leads, the children in her team and their families...and is a keen tweeter. Last week she shared a great outcome from a clever and educational use of Twitter. 

Congratulations Claire, we look forward to your continued contributions to the VLN.

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 debateSimon Condon is wanting to put together a report for the staff at Northcote College on what BYOD looks like in the classroom. Can you share your stories and experiences?
  • 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.
  • Pastoral Policy for BYOD: Struggling with some of the pastoral issues around managing BYOD? Michael Mullin shares the draft Pastoral Policy for the implementation of BYOD at St Peter's College in 2013.
  • Can you help Nathan? He is conducting a research project that investigates the factors that affect secondary school students use of BYOD for learning. If you would like your students to participate, or have any questions, please contact him at hopkinnath@myvuw.ac.nz.

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Professional Learning yellow logoProfessional Learning  


  • Why Twitter?: "Why not?" says Claire Buist, as she recently moderated students writing via twitter after not finding a concesus of opinion among her own staff, and if you still need convincing, check out this great resource from Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano.

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Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship


  • SmileUpdates on the Digital Citizenship project: Going to ULearn? You are invited to celebrate the work that has been done by a huge number of educators around New Zealand in bringing together some of the best resources available to promote Digital Citizenship in New Zealand schools. 
  • Digital Citizenship Resources: YouTube and Facebook have attempted to provide guidance on digital citizenship for kids online. Google just launched its ten-step online program for smart and safe YouTube use, with a series of instructional videos that hit on topics from cyberbullying to privacy. And Facebook has teamed up with Edutopia to help schools create social media guidelines.
  • Software for Learning Snapshot: Using e-learning tools to transform teaching and learning in a junior classroom. In this snapshot Lynne Laburn, Point View School, Auckland, explains how her focus is on how to use the tools for deeper and more meaningful learning experiences leading to increased student achievement.
  • Joy of Science - Science online:  What if you could make anything you ever imagined, drew or designed...well 3D printing is making this possible. What are the implications for medicine, design, architecture, intellectual property? Have a look and have a conversation.


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Green swirly logoTechnologies & Infrastructure



iPad/iTouch technology


  • App Sharing: Ongoing sharing of information around iPad/iPod use. Latest updates include sharing some helpful changes for educators in iOS6. What can you share with others?
  • Apps to support different needs: A huge list of apps sorted by educational need, including communication and organisational apps. Each app has an icon, a brief description and a link to the app store.


Cool Can you help with the following queries? 


  • Clicker-like apps: Susan McMillan asks, Are there any iPad apps similar to Clicker? Please share your experiences here.


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Enabling e-Learning: Beyond the classroom swirl logo Beyond the Classroom



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CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logoEnabling e-Learning events

  • Enabling e-Learning webinars: Find the recordings here for 2011/2012 sessions you may have missed, including BYOD, social media and ethics for teachers, LEARNZ field trips and many more!


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