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e-Learning Round-Up | 28 August 2013

Talofa lava, kia ora and welcome to the latest Enabling e-Learning round up.

Check out the latest new group in the VLN: 

Smile Collaborate: Connect, Learn, Participate and Create! Here you'll find the latest posts on collbaorative learning projects for teachers and students. Why not get involved?

Look out for following up-coming online events starting over the next few weeks, such as:

Smile FORUM: BYOD Pedagogy: 26 August - 26 September

imageUbiquitous learning means learning anywhere, anytime, using any device. Personalising learning means individualising learning pathways. As more and more schools trial or implement BYOD, we invite you to join us in this kōrero as we unpack pedagogical approaches and explore relevant mobile activities in learning scenarios across the pan sector. This forum discussion is now live the Enabling e-Learning | Leadership group. Join us as we unpack the 'why' of BYOD.

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

KarenTessa & Catriona |  Blended e-Learning Online Team


Badge for e-Member of the Week

This week we honour and thank Tim Gander and Madeline Campbell for their on-going support and contributions to quality learning conversations, both in discussions and live events.

As a teacher of physical education at Gisborne Boys High School, Tim is passionate about utilising e-learning in his programmes and has volunteered to share his expertise in Enabling e-Learning's LIVE events. Madeline (TIC Visual Arts, Photography & Art History; Specialist Classroom Teacher; Induction & Mentoring Coordinator; and GATE Coordinator, Westland High School in Hokitika) is notably engaging in the VLN, which is no surprise as her studies into eMentorship, eLeadership and knowledge building communities, reflects this passion of hers.

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

 Cool Webinar: Leadership and strategic planning for e-learning | NAPP Kōrero 14 - 30 October 2013 - 3.45 - 4.45pm Note: This repeats the webinar from 11 Sept. Planning strategically for the integration of technologies across a school community can be complex, challenging and rewarding by turns. This webinar will unpack some of the attributes and competencies that e-learning leaders seem to have, and explore ways in which the framework can be used as a smart tool in your review and planning processes. This webinar is part of a term-long kōrero in the Enabling e-Learning Leadership group. Register here.


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


Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning  


  • Why Twitter? TAGS: Professional learning community, social learning network, social media, education, benefits LATEST CONTRIBUTORS: Tessa Gray educators online


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


Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship


Cool WEBINAR: Secondary curriculum, NCEA and e-learning:  28 August, 3.45-4.45pm Increasingly secondary educators are seeking opportunities to weave e-learning into learning areas and inquiry. In this webinar, guest presenters Tim Gander and Steve Mouldey explore how e-learning tools can be used specifically in secondary/NCEA schools contexts. This webinar is supported by the thread below.  REGISTER NOW!

  • NCEA and e-learning | Designing for success TAGS: Enabling e-Learning webinar, forum, NCEA, technologies, effective pedagogy, future-oriented, schools sharing, challenges, opportunities, LATEST CONTRIBUTORS: Karen Melhuish Spencer 
  • Relevant, smart libraries of the future TAGS: Enabling e-Learning webinar, National Library resources, 21st Century pedagogy, future-oriented, technologies, learning spaces, schools sharing. LATEST CONTRIBUTORS: Esther Casey, Cheryl, Tessa Gray, Madeline Campbell 

For more on the latest e-learning conversations, announcements and resources from across the VLN/Enabling e-Learning groups, go to Enabling e-Learning | Teaching blog.


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An inclusive learning environment supported by technology from Enabling e-Learning

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


Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure


  • Google Apps vs Office 365 TAGS: Google apps, Office, school accounts, web tools, Hapara, BYOD LATEST CONTRIBUTORS: Fastpaddy, shanthan naidu, RosL, John Graves, iDave
  • imageEducreations / ShowMe / Explain Everything TAGS: whiteboard, apps, KnowledgeNet, cloud storage, recording, voice, text, LATEST CONTRIBUTORS: Catriona Pene, Allanah King, KathC, Jo Howard, Innes Kennard, Jo Dudley, Anna Smythe, Peter Boot, Mary-Anne Murphy
  • Google Doc Sharing TAGS: Google drive, Gmail, school accounts LATEST CONTRIBUTORS: MeganCroll1, Tim Gander, Tracey Gibson, Roxy Hickman, ShineKelly

Mobile technologies


  • Building Vocabulary TAGS: Building vocabulary, reading, writing, digital resources. LATEST CONTRIBUTORS: Mary-Anne Murphy, Neil, Allanah King
  • e-portfolios on an iPad TAGS: Evernote, e-portfolios, home/school partnerships, file sharing, media LATEST CONTRIBUTORS: Christine Hansen

For more on the latest conversations about mobile technologies from across the VLN/Enabling e-Learning groups, go to Enabling e-Learning | Technologies blog.




  • Insurance in BYOD schools TAGS: BYOD, insurance, agreements, responsibility, home/school partnerships, LATEST CONTRIBUTORS: Andrew de Wit, Shona Poppe 



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


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


  • Encouraging Blog Engagement TAGS: blogging, comments, audience participation, engagement, resource sharing LATEST CONTRIBUTORS: Anne Kenneally, Catriona Pene

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


  • EduCamp
    • Timaru - 31 August
    • Palmerston North - 30 September
  • EduIgnite Wellington,  19 Sep 2013, Amesbury School, 6-9pm: An Ignite Evening run by educators, focused on education.


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