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e-Learning Round-Up | 7 May 2014

Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei and welcome to the first e-Learning panui for Term 2. There's been some steady activity over the holidays, which we've compiled here for you in the following round-up.

CalendarCool NEW: Check out the up-coming Enabling e-Learning events for Term 2. These are also published in the Enabling e-Learning calendar. Please feel free to add these to your own calendars.

Looking forward to seeing you online - hei konā mai,

Tessa (on behalf of the online team)


Badge for e-Member of the Week

Each fortnight, we like to say thank you by nominating a community member for active participation in the Enabling e-Learning / VLN Groups.

This week we’d like to acknowledge Pata, who is one of our newest members in the VLN. Pata has already shared some ways to use Interactive Whiteboards with new entrant children and described an innovative way of connecting with their Pasifika community. We'd like to acknowledge and thank you Pata for your contributions so far.



image e-Learning Planning Framework 


TKI logoCheck out the e-Learning Planning Frameworks on the Enabling e-Learning website.



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

  • Community Championing NCEA: What happens when schools, whānau, community and the government work together to raise educational achievement and enjoyment? Moana Timoko shares a clip from YouTube about a partnership between the Bay of Islands College and its local school community to help students achieve NCEA.

TKI logoCheck out Beyond the Classroom on the Enabling e-Learning website.



Teaching logo Learning and Teaching  |  Digital Citizenship


When you go digital - something has to give... Check out some of the members' responses to the concept that some things need to be sacrificed - when you go digital.

  • QR Codes in Education: Heather Harper shares how she wanted teachers and students to use iPads and surface tablets more, so created a QR Code Competition. Maybe an idea for your next school-wide focus?
  • Using IWB in a junior room. Pata shares some great ideas for using YouTube clips for: Jolly Phonics, high frequency words, nursery rhymes and class energisers. Any more ideas on ways to effectively use IWBs with New Entrants?


Using digital technologies with Māori and Pasifika learners, and students with special educational needs 


  • Inspiration for Planning – UDL: Needing some inspiration for planning? Roxy Hickman shares this 3min video on ways to adopt a UDL mindset and implement strategies to support all students in the classroom. 
  • Design for your students' super powers: In sharing these media clips, Roxy Hickman invites us to avoid deficit theorising, by getting to know our learners and talking about what they CAN do instead.


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



Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning


  • How to help the 'technophobes'...? Mary-Anne Murphy offers a different perspective into the complexities of leadership, in relation to the misalignments between head, heart and gut when adapting to change. Some food for thought here.
  • Collaborate to enhance UDL: “When great minds come together that share the common goal of enhancing student learning and achievement, great things happen.” How has making connections within or outside of your school (maybe through the VLN) enhanced your practice? 

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



red spiral logo  Leadership & strategic direction  


  • What is e-learning? More to think about with this infographic on, 5 Thoughts about Technology.


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


Green swirly logo  Technologies & Infrastructure  

Mobile technologies


  • iPads in the Junior Classroom: Tane Bennett is looking for apps that encourage speech and/or sound to help build basic oral language skills for New Entrant children. Can you help?


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



CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events


  • Enabling e-Learning webinars: Find the recorded sessions here from 2011 to current. These include using digital resources, digital learning spaces, BYOD, iPads in junor classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, gaming and many more!

New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ


  • Learning@School Roadshow 2014 – a one day professional learning event

    Palmerston North Thursday 15 May 
    Ashburton Tuesday 20 May
    Dunedin Thursday 22 May

  • Connecting readers:11 August to 19 September. Creating a reading social network - 6 week online course with the National Library service.

  • ULearn14: 8-10 October, Rotorua – earlybird registration until July 11.


Image courtesy of Creative Commons.