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e-Learning Round-Up | 17 September 2014

Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei and welcome to the latest e-Learning pānui from across the VLN. 

There's still a few more Enabling e-Learning events happening before the end of Term 3, so don't miss out. These include:

Smile WEBINAR: Personalising Learning, Thursday 18 September, 3.45-4.45pm

Some would argue personalising learning is one key trend that underpins all effective teaching and learning pedagogy. Want to know more? Come and join Mary-Anne Murphy and Rachel Bolstad as we discuss understandings around personalising learning, and explore how shifting the 'Locus of Control' can transpire into classroom practice. This webinar is currently supported by a thread in the Enabling e-Learning | Leadership groupREGISTER NOW

SmileFORUM:Home-school partnerships to get parents/whānau to contribute to curriculum development, 1- 26 September

A school curriculum should address the needs and interests of the school community. How can we use technologies to support and encourage parents and whānau to participate in and contribute towards developing the school curriculum? Come join us in Enabling e-Learning | Beyond the Classroom group to discuss how the school curriculum can be developed in consultation with the wider community. 

Connected educator month 

You might also want to bookmark up-coming Enabling e-Learning calendar of events for Term 4, as well as PLD events in Connected Educator Month during October. Join the Connected Educator group on the VLN to learn more.

Looking forward to seeing you online - hei konā mai,

Tess (on behalf of the Enabling e-Learning 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 Steph Kitto for a number of her contributions over the past couple of weeks, in both Enabling e-Learning LIVE events and threaded discussions. 

Steph has been teaching in the primary sector for 15 years (as ICT lead teacher) and is currently teaching in a year 1/2 class at Clyde school. If you see Steph online, take a moment to make a connection.


image e-Learning Planning Framework  



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Check out the e-Learning Planning Framework
 on the Enabling e-Learning website. 


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Check out the latest resources and stories in 
Beyond the Classroom on the Enabling e-Learning website.


Teaching logo Learning and Teaching  |  Digital Citizenship


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

  • How do we collect data to support learning? Linda Ojala encourages us to be more flexible in our assessment approaches that use digital technologies to capture student’s work to show their understanding in learning. Linda is keen to hear how others are trialing different ways to gather student data.

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  • Article sharing: Community members share a web-based tool, Zotero - to help keep everyone in the loop with new research, reading, articles. Why not add some gems of your own?
  • imageDigital professional learning: Steph Kitto shares the many online places she goes to, for her own professional learning and shares, “The wealth of knowledge and advice on the VLN is a fantastic resource. People are only too happy to share their thoughts and ideas.” Where do you access your digital professional learning?
  • Come, let's meet and share what we do... Steph Kitto leaves some positive comments about this event great offers that Enabling e-Learning hold this as a regular event. Are you keen to share next time too?

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


red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction  


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


 Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure  


  • N4L Advisory Services: Tim Kong introduces himself as part of N4L's Interim IT Advisory Service and encourages you to make contact.

Some top tips for Google Apps in Education



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 junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, gaming and many more!

New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

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