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e-Learning round-up | 7 April 2017

Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome to the latest pānui of e-learning related conversations and events across the VLN/EEL community groups. Again, more gems to dive into and respond, just in time for the up-coming holidays.

smiley Not to be missed!

Diving into Seesaw: Last week we hosted a Seesaw webinar presented by Katrina Laurie and Nicki Tempero, both official Ambassadors for Seesaw. This has proven to be a popular webinar. You're welcome to watch the recording and try some of the ideas in your own version of Seesaw.

Two wire posts from Enabling e-Learning:

  • Nikki Kaye addressed the Secondary Principals' Association Annual Conference. Summary of her speech http://bit.ly/2n9DtFt
  • Fibre broadband does improve student learning outcomes. Read the NZ research http://bit.ly/2o1ooEF

We're currently planning virtual learning events for Term 2, but we want to hear from you. What would YOU be interested in attending or leading in Term 2, please feel free to message me with your ideas and we'll ensure that we accommodate these.

See you online and happy holidays! Hei konā mai,

Tess smiley 


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Finish this sentence: This year I plan to...Yvonne Catherwood shares how how she wants to plan and implement more authentic learning with a focus on real life problem solving experiences. What are your goals for the year?

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Enabling e-Learning forum | Authentic Curriculum in action: The webinar recording, resources and new material from Enabling e-Learning on Project-based learning are shared here. We're just missing your stories...

PBL: Louise Gray shares how she is using Seesaw for her students to document their learning. At the same time Louise invites us to critique a set of criteria on Project Based Learning. What are your thoughts?

Getting ready for Digital Technologies Curriculum We share some new resources from Enabling e-Learning on, Digital Technologies and The New Zealand Curriculum – what’s it all about?

Coding with robotsAn Enabling e-Learning forum: Coding, digital literacy or a new kind of language? Geraldine Sumner, Principal of St Francis School, Thames is teaching her junior children about programming language using simple robots. Any more great ideas for developing digital literacies?

Student Agency in the Junior School Caryst is wanting to implement ILE pedagogy in their junior school class; the focus is to develop student agency. Caryst is asking for some good advice and/or schools in the Auckland area to visit. Can you help?

To what extent do innovative learning environments support 21st Century Skill Development? Karen Hughes is on the hunt for research that supports/challenges the presumption that ILE's provide opportunities for 21st century skill development over traditional classroom settings. Do you have anything to share?

Learning Licences, do they really work? Yubin shares how their yr7 and 8 students are being encouraged to be more independent, by attending workshops, working in tribes and using a differentiated learning licensing system (Learners, Restricted, Full) that enables students to scaffold their learning. This is well worth a read.

The scenario is: collecting data on several students in writing, the learning intentions are clear, but we're looking for ideas on apps or software to help support the learning needs. Can you help offer some technology ideas to support these targets?

Measuring growth and achievement...Some great conversations in this thread about clever ways to capture student learning, as well as alternative views on what constitutes being creative and disobedient thinking. What do you think?

Using gamification to raise engagement in NCEA EnglishLynne Grove is starting an inquiry on how to use the competition gaming mechanic to lift student engagement in a Year 11 English class and asks, has anyone else tried doing this? Can you help Lynne?

Mathematics learning Progressions Buffy T asks, are there any schools or educators that are using mathematics type learning progressions, similar to the literacy progressions that can become part of student e-portfolios, goal setting, personalised learning? Do you have something similar to share?


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FORUM: Connecting Communities of Learning through technologies Schools are collaboratively addressing PLD goals to improve learning outcomes for all students. What tools are you using when you're working face to face? What technologies are you using when you're not face to face and how are these working for you? We'd love to hear how digital technologies can help your CoL|Kāhui Ako to achieve collective goals.

Appraisal, registered teacher criteria and your e-learning goals: Here are some ideas on how teachers can capture their PRTs using Seesaw, as well as updates on Enabling e-Learning's pages on Practising Teacher Criteria and e-learning.

Professional reading template Nathan Gargiulo is looking for a template to use when reflecting on professional readings. Do you have any templates or something similar to share?

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 Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure  

Your community needs you. At a glance, can you help with any of the following technical conversations?

Something extra:

Integrating digital technologies into the curriculum (3:54min)

Principal of Mahurangi Christian School, Helen Pearson talks about the shift from a teacher centred approach to a student centred approach supported by 1:1 iPads. Students describe why their levels of engagement have increased as a result.


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CalendarFor your calendar...


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  • Look out for Term 2's community calendar of events.
  • 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! 

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