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e-Learning round-up | 27 July 2017

Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome to our first e-learning pānui for Term 3.

We've got some exciting things planned for Term 3, including discussions about learning with/through and about digital technologies and what it means to be collaborating in a Kāhui Ako. We're also running a session on how to use for your own professional learning journal and much more. Check out these events and sign up here.

smiley LIVE HANGOUT: The people share, 16 August, 3:45-4:15 pm

HangoutIn this Google Hangout we'll debate some current ideas and thinking around learning about Digital Technologies, where we unpack the addition of draft Digital Technologies in the Technology curriculum, what will this look like in your school? We'd love to hear more from you in this informal discussion/debate. REGISTER NOW! This session will also be supported by a thread in the Professional Learning group. 

Hei konā mai,

Tess smiley 


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Parent invite for Google Classroom? Maria Morris wants to know if you're using the parent invite for Google Classroom? Any pros or cons? issues? Maria would love to hear more.

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Specialist Literacy Teachers in Primary/Intermediate: Tash Jacobs is interested in any experiences or research where Intermediate Schools are having specialist teachers in all areas. Tash asks, is there anyone out there who has worked in this model before or knows of a school working like this?

Spell check

Help please? What digital tool would I use? Allanah King shares a great tip for checking for overused, repeated words using keyboard shortcuts. Any other tips for proofreading using digital tools? 

New Tools for Schools launched online - Guide for Managing Online Incidents and Reviewing Digital Citizenship Capability: Anjela Webster shares two new resources from Netsafe and invites your feedback on these.

Inclusive education


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

Some great food for thought from these Inclusive Education videos. For example, wrong socks, hats in class... are we lowering our standards if we ignore these distractions? What does inclusion look like for you?


Tapasā cultural competencies framework - have you heard of it? Aiono Manu Faaea-Semeatu shares the development of the Pacific equivalent of Tātaiako - the Māori cultural competencies framework for mainstream schools. Want to know more?

TKI Gifted Online Aiono Manu Faaea-Semeatu shares how TKI Gifted Online website is undergoing some improvement with new videos and resources being added soon. Why not like the post and let Manu know you're interested?


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FORUM: Connecting Communities of Learning through technologies: Anne Robertson reflects on how communities might choose digital technologies - based on how their teams work together and what they want to achieve. What e-tools do you use within and between schools and why?

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smiley FORUM: Learning with digital technologies, 14 August - 14 September

School reportIn this forum we take a look at some of the 20/20 Trust survey findings in their report, Digital Technologies in Schools 2016-17 about the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning. We look at the key findings on how NZ schools manage access to, and the use of, digital technologies as a medium for curriculum delivery and student learning, and invite your feedback about these developments in your school. We'd love to hear more. This conversation will be hosted in the Leadership group.

Reflections on New Curriculum Warren Grieve has invited us to discuss feedback from one particular blog post on the draft Digital Technologies curriculum. Don't forget to get involved in the draft consultation and feedback process happening around the country.


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Scratch Camp: Down Deep James Robson invites us to join the 2017 Scratch Summer Camp and create creatures from the depths, or even cute starfish! 

Academic word list Elaine Reber asks, does anyone know if there are any ready made resources to accompany the Academic word list? Or anything online?

Carol Kendall has been busy and wants some support as she trials some innovative new practices at her place. Can you help? I'm sure Carol would love to hear from you.

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CalendarFor your calendar...


EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

  • Check out Term 3's calendar of events for free online PLD 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! 

New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

  • 2017 LEARNZ virtual field trips: Check out the next LEARNZ Field Trips. Dive in and book now.

  • 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 2017 31, Aug - 1 SeptJoin 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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