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e-Learning Round-up | 8 August 2011

Here's this week's round-up of elearning goodness from across the VLN Communities.


eMember of the week

Each week we'll profile someone who has made a valuable contribution to our eLearning community. This week, it's....



Group of the week

  • Home School Partnership: This week, there have been discussions about ways technology can be part of the way we connect with our communities. Allanah King shared examples of how a homework framework can help students negotiate different approaches to learning.


A sneak peek: eLearning on the VLN



  • Your e-learning strategy: A thread just started in the e-Learning: Leadership group asks for a golden rule to support leaders develop their elearning/ICT school strategy. What would you suggest?

Professional Learning

  • EduCampAKL: Catch up on why unconferences are the place to pursue your passions. All the resources and learning from last weekend's Educamp Auckland is here. Were you there? What was your takeaway?

Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching as inquiry - Context matters: Fiona Grant reminds us why inquiry into one's own e-learning practice, and its impact, is vital because we need to adapt our practice to our own students and school curriculum.
  • I can animate: A blog post reflecting on how students are using multi-media as part of the TeKids initiative in the Mantar Cluster.
  • What's on top this term? Teachers from across NZ share their e-learning goals for term 3. What's yours? And can you connect with someone doing something similar to you?
  • Muriwai Beach - ICT at the coast: The beginnings of a reflection by Denise Camilleri on how Year 13 Geography can be enhanced through the use of technologies.
  • Small schools log on to learn: Rachel in VLN Primary profiles the way small networked schools are meeting the challenges of providing a broad range of experiences.


  • Mix and Mash Competition: Software for Learning reminds us that this fantastic competition for students' multi-media presentations is now open. Who's entering?

iPads in education: There have been a range of discussions and resource sharing about the pros and cons of how this technology can support learning:

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