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e-Learning Round-Up | 12th December 2012

Christmas decorationTēnā koutou, talofa lava, and welcome. This is our last e-Learning Round-Up for 2012. Thanks to everyone for their support and proactive participation online over this past year. 

We wish you all a very Meri Kirihimete, relaxing Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Roll on our second year...see you in 2013 - hei konā mai,

KarenTessa & Catriona |  Blended e-Learning Online Team


Badge for e-Member of the Week

In our final week, it's a BIG HUGE congratulations to all our e-Members for 2012. Your contributions have helped make this, a successful, exciting and growing community.

Thank you to everyone who has generously given their time in 2012.

Next year, we'll continue to say thank you by nominating a community members for active participation in the Enabling e-Learning / VLN Groups. 



red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction

  • Social networks for learning: Check out this video from dePaul Teaching Commons that focuses on how social networks can support teaching and student assessment (tertiary). Can you relate to this in your school?

TKI logoCheck out Leadership and e-Learning via the Enabling e-Learning website.



Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning  



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



Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship


  • Pasifika Learners: Supporting teachers to meet the needs of Pasifika learners requires inclusive and culturally responsive practices. What might you recommend to support teachers with meeting the needs of Pasifika students?
  • Suzie Vesper asks, Anyone got links to examples of using ICT to build relationships with learners or to get to know learners?   
  • Whole school buy-in: Iona Rait asks, what schools do to help teachers live the cyber smart 'rules'. Can you share your lessons learned?
  • SamCunnane announces: he’s added a new post to the Curriculum Integration Project! Some reflections on the year @ http://tinyurl.com/a4kbcoc.        
  • The Great New Zealand Science Project: This is a public campaign asking New Zealanders (including students) to help identify the big issues facing the country, that science can help solve. Have your say now!
  • Greatness is a lofty maunga: Sonya Van Schaijik shares how the students at Newmarket School have won the Te Puni Kokiri Te Reo & Tikanda Maori Award (Outlook for Someday) for film-making using Te Reo.
  • The NZ iSchool: An interesting story via the New Zealand Herald about Bucklands Beach and the way they have integrated technology through their school. 


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



Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure


Mobile technologies


  • Showme app not working on a Smartnet server: Bevan’s students have been using Showme as a tool for sharing their learning, but they are having difficulty with playing back videos through the Smartnet server. Any suggestions?
  • imageWeb access controls: Robyn Cooper has a problem where iPads are being used to access inappropriate material on the web.  She is wanting some advice on suitable ways to eliminate this problem. Can you help?
  • App Sharing: Here is a link to a pile of story telling/creating apps shared by Silvia Tolisano on her Langwitches blog. Well worth checking out any that you are not already familiar with.
  • Apple Configurator:  Here is a post via Twitter from MrG online – well worth a look for those of you battling with Apple configurator.


Bring your own devices (BYOD)


  • BYOD Policies 101 - Back to Basics: In this blog post, we are asked to consider five issues raised about student BYOD policies. Can you relate to this in your school? Bookmark via Barbara Reid.

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



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



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



CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events


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

New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ


  • Learning@School Roadshow 2013: 3-19 Apr 2013, Whangarei, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Napier, Gisborne, Nelson, Dunedin, Greymouth, Christchurch.

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