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e-Learning round-up | 1 December 2017

Bula, tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone, we welcome the sunshine as we dive into the latest pānui highlighting all the news, events, discussions and developments related to e-learning across the VLN.

Don't miss out on the final events we have planned for 2017, including the following live webinar:

smiley SPECIAL LIVE WEBINAR: Exciting updates in Seesaw, 6 Dec, 3.45pm 


Technology moves rapidly, Seesaw has released some new updates that are exciting new updates in the platform now. Why not get ready for 2018 and see the new features in a class set up?

Katrina Laurie will initially share some quick updates and then there's a chance for you to stay on and explore the function and features of Seesaw more if you choose to. REGISTER NOW! This webinar will be hosted in ZOOM.

In light of new Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko developments, let us know what you'd like to see more of in 2018 - in terms of discussions and live events or other... we'd love to hear how we can help meet your professional learning needs.

Hei konā mai,

Tess smiley 


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


LEARNZ Antarctica - cool science in action virtual field trip. Watch the intro video. Barrie Matthews shares a 25-minute teacher-only PD webinar recording, which shows you how to make the best use of the dedicated web site for this virtual field trip. Find out more >>>.

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smiley FORUM: Online Learning – Benefits for students

Yesterday we hosted a webinar where Anne Williams, Nicky Lewis, Darren Sudlow and Rachel Whalley talked about the opportunities, support, benefits and outcomes for students who have access to learning in blended ways - both online and off.

If you would like to know about how to help students to be able to access online learning through a variety of online tools and learning partnerships, then this webinar recording would suit you. You can view this once it appears on our webinar recordings page. We'd also like to hear more of your own stories - where blended and online learning has made a difference for your students in this forum. 

Student Inquiry resources: Here's a collation of several student inquiry resources. If anyone has a current list of resources, frameworks, models, examples, school stories worth sharing, please feel to share.

Avoiding the Summer Learning Slide: Allanah King is putting together some ideas for whānau around helping avoid the summer learning slide and has invited us to add any other ideas to a collaborative presentation.

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smiley INTERACTIVE FORUM: New Codes and Standards for Teaching, 14 November - 14 December

Usually we craft a forum and then invite you to add your own stories, ideas, templates and resources. In this forum, we invite you to do the same – but in an interactive mind map. What would you add to this kete for others to use as they navigate their way through the codes and standards, professional inquiry and appraisal? 

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red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction

Do we need to question the way we assess? It's been announced current National Standards and Ngā Whanaketanga Rūmaki Māori will be replaced with a new system that better acknowledges a child’s progress and focuses more on developing key competencies for all learners. What does this mean for new ways to assess?


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Augmented Reality Book Apps: Allanah King shares a new exciting reading experience - open a book and watch it come alive through augmented reality. Allanah asks, have you come across some other cool book apps that I could explore; Augmented Reality or just interesting book apps?

Recommendations for Primary Electronics Kits with Science Focus: Warren Grieve is looking for recommendations for Electronics Kits with Science focus pleas (Audino, Microbit) for primary that's extendable for both Maker and coding. Can you help?

Digital Technologies Screen Time Leading to Increased Suicides? Warren Grieve shares this thought-provoking and alarming piece on screen addition as a global epidemic with clinical and neurological disorders (depression, anxiety) related to screen overuse. What do you think? Scary?

'Robots'Nicky Clark wants to know what 'robots' people are using with Juniors. They have Edison which are working really well with Yr 3 up, but want something else that will inspire my Junior teachers to get started with coding and robotics. Any ideas are much appreciated :)

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CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

  • Check out the remaining Term 4 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, digital teacher portfolios, computational thinking, ILEs, robotics, gaming and more! 

New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

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