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e-Learning Round-Up | 27 March 2013

Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, and welcome to the latest fortnightly e-Learning Round-Up. 

Today: LIVE WEBINAR: Using mobile technologies in a junior classroom - one teacher's story. Josie Woon will share her story of how she has used the Virtual Learning Network to enhance her own knowledge and skills, while trialing iPads in her classroom - to support the diverse needs of her priority learners. REGISTER NOW.

Cool NEW: Collated resources and stories in the e-Learning Planning Framework group are available to support all schools to use this self-review tool.

Check out what's coming up:

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Smile  FORUM: Establishing systems for maintenance and management of devicesThis forum started on 25th March and ends 19th April. It will focus on practical ways to manage e-learning tools in the classroom, so that e-learning goals can come to fruition.

Smile LIVE WEBINAR: How can we use e-tools purposefully for assessment of literacy in a primary setting? 17 April, 3.45-4.45pm. This webinar will touch on ways we can use e-tools to collect/collate data to help us to better identify the needs of our Māor and Pasifika students and students with special educational needs'. REGISTER NOW.


Check out some of the 'top content' across the VLN/Enabling e-Learning community groups:

Looking forward to ‘seeing you online’ - hei konā mai,

KarenTessa & Catriona |  Blended e-Learning Online Team


Badge for e-Member of the WeekIn this edition we highlight and congratulate Mark Edwards and  Rebecca Ronalds for their invaluable contributions to a variety of VLN Community/Enabling e-Learning conversations over the past few weeks.

Mark is a teacher at Balaclava School in Dunedin and he is currently involved in the NAPP 2013 programme while Rebecca is a lead teacher of e-learning at Mercury Bay Area School.

Each fortnight, we like to say thank you by nominating a community member for active participation in the Enabling e-Learning / VLN Groups. Look out for these announcements in the coming weeks.



red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction

Are you interested in modern learning environments?


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



Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning  


Smile FORUM: Appraisal and your e-learning goals for 2013   |   An Enabling e-Learning event: How does your school undertake 'teaching as inquiry', set e-learning goals and reference the Registered Teacher Criteria? Feel free to share your own thoughts, practical ideas and examples in this forum.


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



Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship


Smile FORUM: Using tech to grab information as we teach | An Enabling e-Learning event: This forum continues to explore ways to collect/collate data to help us identify our priority students' needs better. Do you have any practical ideas for using e-tools in the classroom and beyond?


Focus on our Māori/Pasifika learners


Pacific island flag on a bulb


Focus on learners with identified special needs



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



Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure


Each week, we get new requests from community members with specific help about all kinds of technologies. Can you help?


Mobile technologies



Bring your own devices






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


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.
  • EduCampNZ: Events hapepning all over NZ. Check out one near you - or start one yourself!