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e-Learning round-up | 7 July 2017

Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome to the last e-learning pānui for Term 2. No panic though, more to come in Term 3 of course!

Next upcoming discussion:

smiley FORUM: Snapshots of Universal Design for Learning, 25 July - 25 August

Teachers are passionate about meeting the diverse needs of all their learners, sometimes this can be overwhelming, so it's encouraging to see that there are digital tools, teaching ideas examples and support material to help us in the classroom. In this forum, we'll explore some school stories and snapshots that showcase how digital technologies can support learners with learning challenges such as; ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia and low vision. We'll also share a framework that support planning for differentiated learning. This is also an opportunity for you to share your thoughts, ideas, wonderings, concerns and needs. This conversation will be hosted in the Teaching group.

We've got some exciting things planned for Term 3, including some more free interactive webinars but we'd love to hear what you'd like to see more of, so please feel free to contact me

Keep an eye out for the NEW calendar of events for Term 3. In the meanwhile have an enjoyable and relaxing break over the holidays. You deserve it!

Hei konā mai,

Tess smiley 


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

Barrie Matthews has highlighted two more LEARNZ field trips for you and your students to enrol in:

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Teaching logo Learning and Teaching

Scratch webinar screenshot

Scratching our heads for ideas with Scratch! Nicki Tempero took us through a well-paced session, as a short introduction on ways we can introduce and teach computational thinking to our students - adaptable for any primary/upper primary age group. This is a great way to get ready for the new Digital Technologies in the Curriculum.

You can watch the webinar recording here and view Nicki's slides in this thread.


Enabling e-Learning forum: Digital technologies in the national curriculum:  The consultation process for the new digital technologies content for the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa is now underway. Why not get involved by completing the online survey or attending a consultation workshop near you?

Getting ready for Digital Technologies Curriculum; Community member discuss the recent announcement for digital technologies and share resources as well as updates to help support teachers address this new direction in education. Do you have any more taonga to share? 

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Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning 


Right trackFeedback on Teacher Inquiry please? Am I on the right track? Pam Dacey has been brave enough to openly share her thinking/planning of her teaching inquiry process with us and some community members have provided some helpful considerations. Any more to add? How does this align with your professional inquiry practice?

New Draft Digital Technologies Consultation and Feedback: Community members share views and invite some feed-in about the trial and consultation process around digital technologies in the curriculum. Why not get involved?

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

red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction  


What will New Zealand look like in 2037? This blog posts makes references to the recent TV programme, What Next?. One take-a-way: schools need to continue to address what/how we are teaching kids the skills they need for the jobs we don’t even know they need yet. Let us know what you thought of this series and how you're embracing change at your school/kura/CoL?.


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

 Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure  

Enabling e-Learning forum: Digital technologies in the national curriculum: Digital technologies (Hangarau Matihiko) are about to become part of the New Zealand curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. What's happening in your school in this area, for all ages? We'd love to hear what you're trialing - what's working, what's not.

Book creatorThese threads might interest you too? Technical tips, requests and updates on:

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

CalendarFor your calendar...


EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

  • Look out for Term 3's calendar of events, coming 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, ILEs, digital assessment, gaming and more! 

New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

  • 2017 LEARNZ virtual field trips: Barrie Matthews Hi all Information about the first 6 of an expected 12 LEARNZ field trips for 2017 is on the LEARNZ Field Trip Chooser at http://www.learnz.org.nz/fieldtrips There are more details in the latest newsletters...

  • DigiTech Roadshow - a series of six one-day events held across New Zealand for primary and secondary, exploring key themes such as:

    • Coding, robotics and makerspace

    • Computational thinking

    • Digital fluency across the curriculum

    • Design thinking

    • Game-based learning/gamification

    • Digital citizenship and safety online

  • NZCER: Games for Learning Conference 2017Join us for 2 days of gameful thinking. Key themes for the conference include:

  • learning through game design
  • educational/serious games,
  • equity, social impact and citizenship.
  • building young people’s digital capabilities
  • adult learning
  • Māori and/or other indigenous perspectives
  • complexity/complex systems
  • gamification
  • post-school pathways

NZCER Games conference

  • Feel free to contact Tessa Gray to add your e-learning events here >>>

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