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e-Learning Round-Up | 10 April 2013

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

Check out what's featuring this fortnight:

Smile  FORUM: Establishing systems for maintenance and management of devicesThis forum is now in the second week. It focuses 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 Māori and Pasifika students and students with special educational needs. REGISTER NOW.

Here is the latest Enabling e-Learning newsletter, with updates from across Enabling e-Learning in TKI. 

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 Nicole Price and Klaris Philipson for their recent contributions to threads in the VLN Community/Enabling e-Learning. 

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

TKI logoCheck out Leadership and e-Learning via the Enabling e-Learning website and watch the new series of videos of Orewa College's  BYOD journey.



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.

  • Professional Twitter #: Barbara Reid shares the Daily 5 chat hashtag #d5chat. Why not see what they’re talking about?


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?

  • Cyberbullying - something quite sinister: Sean Lyons from NetSafe provides some clarity around the recent news item on the government’s plan to help protect individuals that are experiencing significant harm from online abuse. 
  • Using Google Sites and Google Docs: Anne Robertson shares how her Yr 10 Language class have been using Google Sites as a virtual classroom as well as to build student portfolios for speaking and writing activities.  Do you have examples to share?

Focus on our Māori/Pasifika learners


  • Diversity amongst Gifted Pasifika: Manu Faaea-Semeatu  invites you to discuss what cultural gifts you think are unique to our Pasifika nations students? Any ideas/experiences of your own to share?

imageCheck out e-Learning and Teaching>>> the Enabling e-Learning website and two new stories on the Diverse learners page, demonstrating how technology supports effective access to learning.



Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure


 Can you help?


Mobile technologies


  • Child with tablet App Sharing: Klaris Philipson is asking for some literacy-related apps that learning support teachers can use with junior school children on a mobile device.
  • iPads in the Junior Classroom: Community members offer Justine some apps that may help a child with particular learning needs in in her class. Do you have any to add?
  • Creative Android Apps: Allanah King is looking for some literacy, numeracy apps as well open-ended apps children can use creatively on an Android device. Do you have any suggestions?

Bring your own devices


  • The process to complete: Shane offers his perspective on the roll-out, introduction and trialing of BYOD. He is also asking for your views on this too. 



Both added by Allanah King

  • Bookmark BYOD Resources - BYOD policies–Bring Your Own Device–allow schools to bring technology into the classroom with a “bottom-up” approach. 

All added by Barbara Reid


TKI logoCheck out e-Learning and Technologies on the Enabling e-Learning website as well as the new clips from Southern Cross Campus explaining some of the opportunities for students provided via video conferencing.



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



TKI logoCheck out Beyond the Classroom on the Enabling e-Learning website and find out how Wadestown School is Maximising technology to support learning between home and school



CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events


New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ


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