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e-Learning Round-Up | 16 October 2015

Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei and welcome to the first e-Learning round-up of Term 4. In this edition, we bring you the latest updates from across the VLN as well as upcoming events.

Check out all of the planned events in the Enabling e-Learning Term 4 calendar of events.

Connected Learning Advisory webinar: Are you a connected leader? - 21 October 3:45 pm.

The Connected Learning Advisory is exploring what it takes to be a connected leader. When the connected educator effectively uses social media and builds a strong personal learning network, the world is literally at their fingertips. Come and join our panel discussion as our connected educators share the purpose, potential and practicalities on how to become a connected Leader.

Our panelists are: Annemarie Hyde, Rachel Boyd, Justine Driver, Stephen Lethbridge and Marnel van der Spuy. Register here >>>

We look forward to your contributions to the discussions and webinars this term.

Have a relaxing break everyone. Nathaniel  smiley (on behalf of the Enabling e-Learning online team).

Badge for e-Member of the WeekEach pānui, we like to say thank you by nominating a community member for active participation in the Enabling e-Learning / VLN Groups. 

In this edition, we’d like to acknowledge Neill O'Reilly, Principal of Watakiri School, for his ongoing, well referenced contributions to many discussions across the VLN.


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A graduated response to self management and learner independence within a hub system: Paul is looking for some insights into what would be reasonable expectations of self-management at different levels of school.

LEARNZ Antarctic field trip: Shelley Hersey invites you and your class to participate in the virtual field trip to Antarctica from 28 October - 2 November.

Smile LIVE WEBINAR: Digital portfolios for teachers (October 28, 3.45 -4.45pm) 


More and more teachers are creating professional spaces online for; teacher inquiry, goal setting, reflections, appraisals, Registered Teacher Criteria, CVs and more. Come and join Leigh Hynes and others and together we'll explore the potential of online tools to create digital portfolios for teachers. We'd also love to hear how you archive your teaching journey as well. This webinar will be supported by the thread, Appraisal, registered teacher criteria and your e-learning goals in the Enabling e-Learning | Teaching group. Hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa GrayREGISTER NOW!

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Schools, parents and social media: How to manage those online comments: Viv Hall asks how you have managed difficult responses on school social media accounts, and is looking for positive stories of engagement from your school community through social media.

Māori succeeding as Māori

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Check out Beyond the Classroom >>>  Enabling e-Learning website.

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Smile BLOG SERIES: Leadership as inquiry | Responsive PLD (October 27 - December 20)  

This three part blog series highlights how one school leader has helped to create flexible learning pathways, so that staff can have ownership of their own professional learning and development. A blended approach to accessing PLD (face-to-face and online) means that professional learning can be responsive, timely and relevant to both adult and student learners' needs. Find out more. Join us once this thread goes live in the Enabling e-Learning Leadership group.

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


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Resourcing how and why of e-Learning | NAPP Kōrero 6 2015: The conversation continues with Lara Nemet sharing what her school has been doing to resource e-Learning.

Sustainable strategies: Integrating e-Learning, leadership inquiry and classroom practice | Kōrero 14 2015: A number of people have contributed to this thread sharing stories around their schools journey of integrating e-Learning.


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


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Explain Everything for Chrome: This discussion continues with JMKellow explaining how Explain Everything can be used for flipped learning and Jace7 describing how her students use the app to show evidence of meeting learning outcomes in mathematics.

GAFE linking with reporting/management systems: Emma Woolford asks if anyone is using a student management system that links with Google Apps for Education.

Upgrading teacher laptops / issues with TELA: The discussion continues with several suggestions on what would be most appropriate laptops, including specifications, to get for teachers.

Google Drive accounts for staff leaving: agilchrist is looking for some ideas of procedures schools use with staff who are leaving in regards to Google Drive.

YouTube restrictions: Lynne Crowe has received several suggestions to help solve the problem of YouTube videos not playing on devices at school.

Reflector App and IOS9: Allanah King explains some issues of using the Reflector app since updating to iOS9.

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Check out e-Learning and Technologies >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

CalendarFor your calendar...


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  • Enabling e-Learning webinars: In this new look webinar page, you'll 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, getting to know our learners, MLEs, gaming and many more! 

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

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