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e-Learning Round-Up | 8 May 2013

Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, and welcome back to Term 2 and the latest e-Learning Round-Up. 

What's planned for this term? Why not check out Term 2 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events for up-coming Enabling e-Learning forums/webinars and add these events to your own calendar!

Here the latest statistics showing top e-learning content at a glance:

Top e-learning content

Cool New group: e-Learning in Primary mathematics. If you're looking for e-learning maths support, why not join this group.

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

KarenTessa & Catriona |  Blended e-Learning Online Team


Badge for e-Member of the WeekIn this edition we thank Di Wilkes for her latest contributions in the VLN Community/Enabling e-Learning community groups. Di is a BeL facilitator for the Te Toi Tupu consortium, on the Blended e-learning contract.  

Di is Canadian, married to a Kiwi, passionate about Science and Technology and has graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters in Education Technology degree. 

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


  •  The process to complete: Shona Poppe shares the reality in her shool for BYOD rollout, mobile device management and workflow systems for teachers. 

    Smile FORUM and WEBINAR: Growing leadership of e-learning | NAPP Kōrero 6 - Resourcing

    This kōrero is now LIVE and invites you to think about those leadership skills and understandings which might be important when planning to resource e-learning in your school. 

    This event is supported by a LIVE webinar on Wednesday 29 May, 3.45-4.45pm with guest mentors: Tania Savage (DP, Holy Cross School) and Karen Morgan (DP, Wellington Girls College). REGISTER NOW

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


Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning  


  • ICT school guidelines: Do we need checklists, rubrics or guidelines when using e-tools for teaching and learning, or does it come down to effective PLD for teachers? What do you think? Let’s keep the debate going.

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


Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship


  • Making Editing Fun! Jill Hammonds shares how editing writing can be fun, when you use the right e-tools.  
  • Literacy e-tools for Curriculum Levels 1&2? Monika Kern is looking for some ideas about e-tools to use in a Y1-4 class. Do you have any examples of ways e-learning/digital resources can be integrated authentically into the curriculum?
  • What is e-learning? In this video, Dr David Parsons talks about the term ‘e-learning’ and elaborates on this further in reference to blended learning opportunities.



Focus on our Māori/Pasifika learners


  • Maori Maps Dot Com: Manu Faaea-Semeatu shares Maori Maps – a bilingual website that shows you how to connect with the all of the different marae around the motu.
  • Pasifika digital stories: What does Pasifika look like, sound and feel like when it's digital? Sonya Van Schaijik shares some digital resources as well as school stories. Well worth a look.

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


Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure


  • ePortfolios using Google Sites: Simon Bell shares how his school is trialing Google sites as e-portfolios, where different media, including video, is being used as a form of assessment – all driven by the students.  
  • Writing an eBook with Kerpoof: Jill Hammonds shares how an online tool, Kerpoof, can be used to support students to produce their own books for sharing in the classroom and beyond. 
  • Writing and use of keyboards: Warren Grieve offers some thoughts about how paper based and electronic methods can effect sensorimotor skills in the writing process and asks if anyone has any good thoughts or research to share?
  • Using Google tools...ideas, help, questions: How can Google Drive and Evernote be used to help students engage in higher order processes, while mastering content, gaining greater understandings and reflecting on their learning?
Can you help?
  • Keith.Fleury shouts out on the wire: Does anyone in Otago use Mimio and know the ins and outs well?  We have some Y7 and Y8 teachers wanting some PD and keen find a contact.


Mobile technologies


 Can you help?

Science Apps: Tracey Gibson asks if anyone has any science app recommendations?

  • Syncing iPads: Robyn Cooper wants to know how to sync 30 + iPads to ensure similarity and consistencies.  Any advice would be appreciated. 

Bring your own devices





Allanah King has added bookmarked the following websites:

  • EdtechTeacher’s iPad As....: This web resources starts with what you want your students to do with their learning and links to apps that support those learning goals.

Barbara Reid has added the following:

As well as:

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


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!