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e-Learning Round-Up | 30 October 2013

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

imageThe Enabling e-Learning website and  Enabling e-Learning community in the Virtual Learning Network launched in October 2011. We'd like to know how well we are supporting your needs. Your feedback will help us make improvements for 2014. >>> Click here to take a short survey.

Don't forget to particpate in this term's Enabling e-Learning opportunitiesFeel free to tell others as well as bookmark the following events from Enabling e-Learning calendar into your own calendar. 

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

KarenTessa & Catriona |  Blended e-Learning Online Team


Badge for e-Member of the Week

Congratulations to Roimata Baker for inviting us think a little more about the impact of N4L by offering her comments online.

Roimata is in her third year of teacher training in Maori Medium Education and teaches English to Year 7- 10 students at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Rito. Roimata says, "I'm looking forward to reading all about how teachers are using technology in the classroom and really appreciate the support I've so far received through these amazing networks. Hopefully I could be of help to others as well."

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 


  • Leavers and Google Accounts: Claire Buist has requested some help from leaders about
    suggestions for managing student Google accounts when they leave the school domain. All ideas welcome please.


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


Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning  




eL PLD: Leading Effective e-LearningYou may have noticed a new group in the Enabling e-Learning | Professional Learning group. This has been created with regional sub-groups, to meet the needs of local e-leaders in schools across the country - both in the eL PLD contracts and beyond.

If you're interested in leading e-learning in your school, feel free to join a group near you, introduce yourself and join in the conversations. What do they say? A problem shared is a problem halved?

TKI logoCheck out the new school stories from Breens Intermediate in e-Learning & Professional Learning>>>Enabling e-Learning website.



Teaching logo Teaching and Learning  |  Digital Citizenship

e-Learning celebration flyer

For more information on how to submit your e-learning celebrations, go to FORUM: Celebrating the impact of e-Learning 2013


  • imageDo you flip your classroom?! Here’s an example of what a flipped classroom lesson could look like for students using technologies, well as some ideas for powerful questions and a call for co-constructing a homework study -  An inquiry into social marketing in a Flipped classroom. Are you keen to join in?
  • Are you using open content? Matt McGregor would like to hear from anyone making use of open content, especially Creative Commons licensed teaching materials from other NZ teachers, content from DigitalNZ or data from elsewhere in government. He reminds us about the Mix & Mash competition and offers his services to schools.


Focus on our priority learners


  • Removing barriers in assessments - levelling the playing field: Chrissie Butler asks, How do you level the playing field for all the students in your class or school as you assess for learning? See what happens when one school trials digital assessments for students with special learning needs/learning differences. The results may surprise you.


Check out the new school stories from Fraser High School in e-Learning and Teaching>>>  Enabling e-Learning website.


Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure


  • imageThe Network for Learning update: Roimata Baker wonders how the N4L might work alongside/fit in with community models like the Manaiaakalani. Do you have any wonderings about the Network for Learning in your school community?
  • Linking pedagogy and space: Members have been sharing readings about linking pedagogy, teacher delivery, student interaction and digital learning spaces. If you have any research/literature around this topic, Gael Donaghy would be interested to hear more.

Mobile technologies


  • Self-monitoring with the iPad: What happens when one teacher gives a student an appealing book to read and then videos the evidence? Want to know more about how mobile technologies can help students become self-regulated learners?


  • image1-1 iPad or BYOD Class - Year 3/4: Sjaan will be teaching a year 3/4 1-1 iPad class next year and is interested in other people’s success stories, concerns, new learning - in regards to using mobile devices. Can you help?
  • Year 3 Class BYOD: Linda Ojala’s is considering a BYOD approach in her year 3 class next year. Linda would love to hear from any teachers in Year 3 that have already started implementing BYOD in their classrooms for this age level.




iDave added the following bookmarks:

Allanah King added the following bookmarks:


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