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e-Learning round-up | 23 February 2017

Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei and welcome to the latest pānui of e-learning related conversations and events across the VLN/EEL community groups. 

We have some new virtual learning opportunities planned for you to participate in this term. These include:

smiley FORUM: Connecting Communities of Learning through technologies, 10 March - 10 April

As more and more schools collectively address their professional learning goals in communities of learning, how can digital technologies support collaboration within and between schools? This forum will explore ideas and examples for how digital technologies can supporting collaboration and collective action. This is also an opportunity for you to share what works for you as you connect with colleagues beyond your school.

This conversation will be held in the Professional Learning group.

smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Authentic learning across the curriculum, 23 March, 3:45-4:45 pm

Students outsideIn this webinar, two teachers (primary, secondary) share how authentic learning has become part of their specialty curriculum areas (Digital Citizenship, Science) and how the learning experiences are making a difference for their learners. We'll also highlight some new resources developed in Enabling e-Learning. REGISTER NOW!

This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Teaching group and hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray. 

The latest e-learning newsletter (TKI) is out with updates to: Digital Citizenship modules, Practising Teacher Criteria and e-learning and makerspace pages. 

For more calendar events, see the Enabling e-Learning calendar and Enabling e-Learning Term 1 events flyer.

See you online everyone! Hei konā mai,

Tess smiley 

EEL logo  e-Learning Planning Frameworks


Moving towards mātau: Te Ara Whānui Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Kohanga Reo o Te Awa Kairangi have used the Te Rangitukutuku (Māori Medium e-Learning Planning Framework) more than five times to grow e-capability across their school. The shifts and change might astound you. Find out more >>>

imageCheck out e-Learning Planning Frameworks >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

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


Finish this sentence: This year I plan to...Each year we kick off with a wero or challenge to consider. Here's one for the beginning of 2017. Finish this sentence: "This year I plan to use technologies to engage with my parents..." How do you plan to connect students' learning with their whānau? 

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

Teaching logo Learning and Teaching

Safer Internet Day 7 Feb: Updates from Netsafe with Karen Spencer: We've collated the recording and resources shared from our virtual session with Karen Spencer, Director of Education, Netsafe. Some great tips and reminders for schools/kura here.

'Teaching' Digital Citizenship: Warren Grieve has freely shared some valuable tips, activities, and thoughts for he has developed for the Digital Citizenship Programme in his secondary context. Any feedback for Warren?

Learning Licences, do they really work? Gretchen Cocks reignites this thread by commenting that the why' is important when planning and implementing innovative learning and asks, what are some really good ways to develop self-regulation/management? Do you have any practical ideas to share?

Getting ready for Digital Technologies Curriculum: Ginette Van Praag shares some new resources being developed for students in years 6-9 - learning through/with Raspberry Pis. The teaching units will be made available for free through creative commons once the project is completed mid-year.  

smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Diving into Seesaw, 29 March, 3.45-4.45pm

Come and join us for a hands-on experience to find out about Seesaw (digital ePortfolio) and how you can use it in your learning environment. Katrina Laurie will take us on this hands-on tour. 


In this webinar we will explore...

This webinar is interactive, so REGISTER NOW and see what you'll need prior and during this live event. This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Technologies group and hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray.

• What is Seesaw?

• Why should I use it?

• Experience Seesaw as a Student

• Classroom Ideas and Examples

• Class Setup & Time Saving Tips

• Digital Citizenship

• Questions, Help and Resources

This webinar is interactive, so REGISTER NOW and see what you'll need prior and during this live event. This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Technologies group and hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray.

Quadblogging Aotearoa 2017Barbara Reid invites teachers to sign up and be involved in this popular online collaborative project for 2017. Why not make other learners' blogs part of your reading programme and visa versa?

Writing progressions: Stephanie Mowat is still wanting a tool/s that enables students to track what they are achieving and their next learning steps - accessible for parents to observe also. Has anyone got any ideas, tips or examples to share?


Making the connect between Maori & Pasifika learners and tech. Community members have responded to Karla Lister's question, "How can I use the technology I have available to the students to enhance their learning." Any more ideas, experiences to share with Karla about engaging Māori learners through digital technologies?


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Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning 


What is collaborative inquiry? Rebbecca Sweeney acknowledges Gretchen's thought-leadership and asks, how are people genuinely involving learners and their whānau in collaborative inquiries as partners? How are you doing this in positive ways that invite involvement and partnership?

Developing culturally responsive practice – The benefits of whole staff PLD, online

At Pegasus Bay School the whole-staff have benefited from learning through the Te Reo Puāwai course.


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


red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction  

Teachers say what makes an ideal principal: Teachers were asked what makes an ideal principal and this is what they said... What 140 characters would you add?

Building culturally responsive practice schoolwide

Pegasus Bay School have begun their 1 1/2 year journey by involving whānau and the community to develop their place-based approach to learning.


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


 Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure  

Chromebooks Offline: Roimata Nicholas asks if anyone has any suggestions about which Chromebooks works best offline, bigger than the standard 16gb hard drive? Any technical advice for Roimata?

Transferring Google Site: Community members continue to offer Heather Harper some advice about transferring a Google Site from a school managed GAFE to another gmail account. Any handy tips you have applied in this situation?


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

CalendarFor your calendar...


EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events


  • Enabling e-Learning events for Term 1

  • 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, ILEs, digital assessment, gaming and more! 

New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

Twitter image Twitter Chats 

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