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e-Learning round-up | 14 October 2016

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

calendarWe have a range of live events planned for Term 4 from a webinar with NZQA outlining the progress on digital assessment, to forums on unpacking digital fluency. Check out all the upcoming events in Enabling e-Learning | What's on in Term 4 2016? You can also download and print the Term 4 events flier to display in your staffroom.

Keep an eye out for the following discussion forum starting next week.

smiley FORUM: Digital assessment practices in secondary schools, 21 Oct 2016 - 21 Nov 2016

With so much ready access to mobile technologies digital tools and resources how is this changing the way senior students share, archive and assess their learning? In this discussion, we invite you to share your stories as we explore some possibilities that technology can afford to give students agency and ownership of their learning while still meeting assessment requirements. This discussion will take place in the Enabling e-Learning: Teaching group.

Hei konā mai

Tess & Nathaniel smiley 

Teaching logo Learning and Teaching

Learning Licences, do they really work?: Alyson has added to the discussion sharing about how she has introduced passion projects, genius hour and STEM challenges and found that "behaviour issues simply don't exist". Are you using learning licences? What is your experience?

What's the Plan, Stan?: Andrew Penny shares the introduction and resources to the LEARNZ Virtual Field Trip, What's the Plan, Stan?

Newly launched Instructional Series online catalogAll your favourite online resources for Ready to Read, Junior Journal, School Journal, SJSL and Connected are in a new site that is easy to use on all devices.

Listening to reading with UNITE: Anne Kenneally shares a resource bank of talking books.

Success for BoysThis resource provides you with a directory of programmes, resources, and information to help your school engage boys in learning.

smileyLIVE WEBINAR: NZQA update on digital exams, 15:45 - 16:45, 26 Oct 2016

keyboard light Join Steve Bargh (NZQA) as he presents a follow up webinar looking at digitising external assessments in regards to:

  • NZQA journey to date

  • Schools currently trialing digital assessment

  • Outcomes and feedback so far from trials

  • Where to from here for the future

This webinar will be hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray REGISTER NOW!


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


red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction  

Enabling e-Learning forum: Look how far we've come | NAPP Kōrero 14 2016: Read the many great stories and journeys of NAPP participants as they share positive outcomes of engaging in the NAPP programme and online.

ILE in a small rural school: Neil Anderson has just started as a principal at a small school with a recently completed ILE upgrade and would like to connect with people from similar settings. Do you have some ILE practices to share?

take photo Why are innovator's mind-sets and in-depth collaboration and cooperation crucial in resourcing ILEs? | NAPP Kōrero 6 2016: Pōhatu Paku adds to the discussion, talking about at a small school they work as a whānau, and with whānau to ensure the support development of fine global citizens.

FORUM: What does innovation look like in your school? | An Enabling e-Learning event: Graham Young discusses the need for leaders to help develop teacher's 'assessment of learning' capabilities.


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


Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning 


What is collaborative inquiry? Have a look at the ERO School Evaluation Indicators which includes a framework to help improve achievement for Māori learners, that looks similar to Collaborative Inquiry.

Developing the e-Learning teacher inquiry process

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


 Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure  

Google +: Jamie De La Haye asks about the responsibility of technicians and teachers in regards to sharing on social media.

Transferring Google Site: Heather Harper asked how she can transfer a school managed Google Site to another GMail account. Leigh Hynes has shared a video on how to do this.

Planning infrastructure to support learning

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

CalendarFor your calendar...


EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events


  • Keep an eye out for the upcoming Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events for Term 4. Out soon!
  • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, MLEs, gaming and many more! 

New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

Free online learning series - 23 Teaching things

Check out what is on offer from Learning Architects to power up your professional learning - there is something for school leaders, office staff and class teachers.

Twitter image Twitter Chats 

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

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