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e-Learning Round-Up | 22 May 2013

Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, and welcome to the latest fortnightly round up.

Here's the latest e-learning statistics at a glance:

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Look out for the following up-coming events: 

Smile WEBINAR: Growing leadership of e-learning | NAPP Kōrero 6 - Resourcing, Wednesday 29 May, 3.45-4.45pm where guest mentors: Tania Savage (DP, Holy Cross School) and Karen Morgan (DP, Wellington Girls College) talk about necessary leadership skills and understandings when planning to resource e-learning in your schoolREGISTER NOW

Smile FORUM: Cybersecurity Awareness Week: 27 - 31 May, What do we as educators need to be aware of and how might we support our learners to become sucessful digital citizens? This forum will run in conjunction with the NetSafe's national event, Cybersecurity Awareness Week. More on this to come - keep an eye out for some designated resource and discourse sharing in the Enabling e-Learning | Digital Citizenship 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 Sonya Van Schaijik for her commitment and dedication to connecting with teachers, both in the VLN Community/Enabling e-Learning community groups and beyond with TeachMeetNZ.
Sonya is a teacher at Newmarket School in Auckland. She is keen to make connections on the VLN and especially with other Pasifika teachers. Sonya also has a passion for innovative ways of using ICTs to impact on her learners.

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.


Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning  


  • Device equity in a BYOD school: Anne Robertson asks if anyone has seen any research on the optimum number of devices per class, for effective learning in a classroom? 
  • Following Blogs: Hamish Chalmers wants to know how to be notified about a new blog post in blogs that don't have RSS feeds or email notifications. Can you help?

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



Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship

Cool WEBINAR: What does effective e-learning pedagogy and UFB look like? Wednesday 5 June, 3.45-4.45pm

Fast fibre connection - what's the point? Nayland Primary school has captured their journey of ultra-fast broadband in their school (Learning without Limits, Enabling e-Learning). In this webinar, they will unpack what effective e-learning pedagogy looks like when ultra-fast broadband is an authentic part of teaching and learning in the classroom. REGISTER NOW!



Interested in conversations about our priority learners?


  • Māori Language Applications for iPads: Merita Waitoa Paki shares, Kei te whiti mai te maramatanga ki au e pā ana ki ēnei momo taputapu te IPĀPĀ – some good applications to use for kupu hōu.

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


Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure


  • Chromebooks: Fiona Robertson wants to know more about the pros and cons of using Chromebooks in her school. She asks, does anyone have examples of programs or items that students have created using them?
  • MS Office type app: Monika Kern offers some apps for creating documents on a tablet, One of her teachers is looking for an option that allows her to create docs offline. Any suggestions?


Mobile technologies


  • Reading: Brent McDowell shares some practical processes for using iPads as a listening post and asks if anyone has tried this or any other methods to create modern listening posts.

Community members continue to ask questions as well as offer support on:Students on tablets


Bring your own devices


  • The process to complete: Byrne shares how New Plymouth GHS have adopted an optional BYOD programme, with a strong focus on choosing appropriate tools/strategies/resources to improve student learning outcomes.
  • Device equity in a BYOD school: Anne Robertson is asking if anyone knows about research relating to the optimum number of devices per class for effective learning in a classroom. Can you help?




  • 12 Principles of mobile learning: True immersive mobile learning environments goes beyond the tools for learning to the lives and communities valued by each individual learner. Bookmark added by 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

Cool WEBINAR: Engaging with whānau and the wider community - a kura perspective: Wednesday 19 June, 3.45-4.45pm

How does one school keep whānau and iwi connected, informed and encouraged to participate? This webinar will look at ways to foster home/school partnerships through, with and about e-learning with references to Beyond the Classroom dimension, in the eLPF. Guest speaker Tui Yeager, Principal of Te Kura o Matapihi shares her story with us. REGISTER NOW

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

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