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e-Learning Round-up | 15 August 2011

Welcome to all those new members of the eLearning groups here on the VLN. Here's this week's round-up of elearning goodness from across the VLN Communities.



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Professional Learning

  • Virtual versus face-to-face PLD (.flv): This clip has been uploaded from ICT Enhanced Learning where two groups of teachers debate arguments around face-to-face and virtual professional learning.
  • Buddy observations: Terry Maloney shares how his school is planning to document teacher progress in the use of technology through buddy observations.


Teaching and Learning |  Digital Citizenship

  • Do you flip?:  Exploring how we can use tech to flip our classrooms to support content exploration, and to foreground ideas for inquiry (e-Learning: Teaching group)
  • Year 9 blogging at Mount Aspiring gets underway, as bookmarked by Florence Micoud.
  • Mixing and mashing: How do your students manage copyright? A discussion about how to support students as they copy, paste, use and share (e-Learning: Teaching group).



  • Ultra-fast broadband: We have started to pull together resources and connections across the VLN for schools who are looking to make the most of the potential of UfBIS (e-Learning: Technology group)


Beyond the Classroom

  • Computers in Homes: Leanne Apiti shares recent updates on how this programme helps close the gap between child and parent knowledge of technology. (Home-School Partnerships group).
  • Connecting by blogging: Emma Watts and others shared their ideas on how to promote blogs with parents/whānau (Whakatu cluster).



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