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e-Learning Round-Up | 19 November 2014

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

Writing reports This is a busy few weeks for schools, as they move towards wrapping up the year with senior students deep in exams and teachers starting to write individual reports. 

It's also a good time to catch up on the last LIVE events on offer from Enabling e-Learning for the year or simply enjoy engaging in some of the many live threads that already exist, and awaiting your input.

The next Enabling e-Learning events on offer are:

LIVE WEBINAR: e-Learning Planning Framework online tool - using the tool and analysing your data 20 Nov, 3.45-4.45pm.

 

Audience: Primary and secondary school leaders or e-learning leaders with an interest in using the e-Learning Planning Framework online tool. Join Greg Carroll in this practical webinar as he takes us through using the e-Learning Planning Framework and how to analyse the data you gather using the tool. REGISTER HERE >>>

LIVE Webinar: e-Learning tools in Literacy - writing using digital tools, 3 Dec, 3.45-4.45pm.

Come join the founder of the Blended e-Learning Literacy group, Jill Hammonds, as we explore ways to use digital tools to ignite, support and extend literacy skills - for all writers. Your ideas, experiences and strategies are welcome during this webinar. REGISTER HERE >>>

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 Phoebe Fabricius for her ability to stay connected while at the same time, adding and enriching online conversations in the VLN/Enabling e-Learning groups with her ideas and experiences. 

 


image e-Learning Planning Framework  

 

WEBINAR: e-Learning Planning Framework online tool - using the tool and analysing your data 20 Nov, 3.45-4.45pm.

 

Audience: Primary and secondary school leaders or e-learning leaders with an interest in using the e-Learning Planning Framework online tool. Join Greg Carroll in this practical webinar as he takes us through using the e-Learning Planning Framework and how to analyse the data you gather using the tool. REGISTER HERE >>>

 

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


 

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

 

Twitter: Sarah Parker is looking for another class in NZ who is using twitter as a tool, so that her class of yr 5/6s can connect with others. Can you help Sarah?

Potato Planting at the Pā: Jason Ruakere continues his post, on ways to enhance learning opportunities and empower Māori boys, as part of the wider vision for Te Ika Unahi Nui.

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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

 

LIVE Webinar: e-Learning tools in Literacy - writing using digital tools3 Dec, 3.45-4.45pm.  

Come join the founder of the Blended e-Learning Literacy group, Jill Hammonds, as we explore ways to use digital tools to ignite, support and extend literacy skills - for all writers. Your ideas, experiences and strategies are welcome during this webinar. REGISTER HERE >>>

Collaborative Planning - What does it look like on screen? More community members share how they have trialled collaborative teaching with their colleagues and collaborative learning processes and tools (Google docs) with their students. Do yo have experiences to share too?

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

 

Anticipating how Pasifika parents think . . . what can we ask them? Phoebe Fabricius adds to this discussion about the importance of giving Pasifika parents a voice about their children’s learning and offers some open questioning techniques to help with this process.


 

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


 

Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning 

 

2014 e-Learning reflection: Nathaniel Louwrens invites us to share a highlight of how we've used e-learning in 2014 (big or small) so we can all celebrate together and possibly consider how we might do something similar in our classrooms in 2015.

Starting out: Megan McLellan responds to others as they discuss what tertiary study means to them. Do you have any uplifting study stories to share too? 

 

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


 

red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction  

Is it the technology - or the leadership? Alison Taylor responds to the leadership dilemma - where there’s a tension between funding, time and growing people capacity. What are your thoughts on this?

MLE- Do these actually raise student achievement? Alison Taylor responds to the contributions shared with some enlightening and invaluable comments and opinions from her own students. Well worth a read. What do you students say about their learning environment?

Six myths of digital technology: In this post, Nathaniel shares how Mark Anderson discusses some myths surrounding digital technologies and education in a blog post entitled, 6 myths of digital technology. What do you think about these myths?

 

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

 

 Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure  

Storage for Chromebooks - Help! Justine Driver shares a crowd-sourced resource from Sonya about storage solutions for Chromebooks.

Mobile technologies

 

Literacy support with word prediction - iPad app comparison: Lynne Silcock discloses how literacy support apps with word prediction can support spelling, reading and editing and reduce the number of keystrokes necessary for typing words.

Child with large calculatorFijian Phrasebook App for iphone and iPad: Anthony Faitaua reveals a free Fijian Phrasebook App for iphone and iPad to help celebrate Fijian Language Week, in fact every week.

Looking for cheap/free apps writing & maths for yr3: Community members continue to add some gems to this thread. Do you have any to share? Why not comment on ones you have tried, and highlight how these have helped learning for your students.

Focus on plant - iPad app - Plant science/biology: Nathaniel shares a useful resource for secondary science, including senior/NCEA biology, called the ‘Focus on plants’ app. Do you have any other great Science apps to share?

Creating Apps: Allanah King reveals some tips for creating mobile friendly websites and apps. What have you tried, used and it has worked for you or your students? We’d love to hear more about the process and the product. 

  

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

Managing the changing pace of internet usage in your school, Watchdog are hosting free Seminars across the country. Contact sales@watchdog.net.nz for more information on dates and venues.

Book Group #2: How To Come Up With Great Ideas And Actually Make Them Happen: CEM thread & webinar,18 November. Join Ewan McIntosh as he shares his thoughts.

 

Twitter image Twitter Chats 

Follow the hashtags or users to find out details of each Twitter chat.

 

Image sources: Flickr1, Freedigitalphotos.net1, Flickr2Freedigitalphotos.net2