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e-Learning round-up | 16 March 2018

Bula, tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome to the latest e-learning pānui for March.

On Wednesday 14th March, Technology Online hosted a webinar about the latest updates for Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko with Lead facilitator Catherine Johnson. We'll keep you posted once this recording becomes available.

Next upcoming events:

smiley REVITALISATION POST: New Codes and Standards for teaching, 16 March - 16 April.

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smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Digital portfolios for teachers, March 20, 00.00am - 11.59pm

Portfolio webinar

Digital portfolios enable teachers to archive, share and reflect on their professional practice. View this webinar recording as Leigh Hynes shares some practical useful and time saving ways to maintain teacher digital portfolios for registration, appraisal and a professional digital profile. Let's work smarter, not harder.


As always, feel free to dive into community conversations or ask a fresh question of your own. Join our promotional events for Term 1 and feel free to share with your colleagues. After all, this is your community.

Also check out the latest e-Learning newsletter (TKI) for more e-learning gold.

Hei konā mai and see you online,

Tess smiley 


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smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Gaming in education, April 5, 00.00am - 11.59pm

Gaming in education

View this webinar recording as Karen Spencer sets the scene for gaming in education, while Hamish Chalmers takes us on a journey in the world of MineCraft and shares how it could be used as part of a classroom - not only to extend boys' writing, but to also offer rich opportunities for negotiation, collaboration and co-operation.

Teaching Digital Technologies in the Curriculum: Incorporating the new Computational Thinking strand into Maths: Ginette Van Praag shares some of her teaching inquiry trialing various aspects of the new Digital Technologies curriculum and Computational Thinking strand with a younger students using both unplugged and computer based techniques. Find out more, leave Ginette a comment or ask a question.


FORUM: Digital Teacher Planners - an Enabling e-Learning event: We've shone a spotlight on this mahi about smart ways of working for teachers, especially those wanting to plan for collaborative teaching and learning. We've also shared some digital tools or systems and invite you to share your own.




Frameworks to help teachers support Māori learners: Here are some valuable frameworks and examples of effective practice (excellence in teaching and learning awards), where teachers are working on ways to raise achievement for Māori and ask, what are teachers doing to deliberately change outcomes for Māori learners and what kind of shifts are you seeing already? We'd love to hear more.

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Upcoming learning opportunities not to be missed | March 2018: There's still time to see Ken Robinson in New Zealand talking about Creative schools: Revolutionising education.

Seeking Google PLD providers: Rebecca Ronald wants to know if anyone is offering Google-focussed PLD available in Auckland. All suggestions welcome please.


smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Seesaw and teacher e-portfolios, March 27, 00.00am - 11.59pm

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View this webinar recording with Katrina Laurie as we learn some practical ways to archive and reflect on the evidence for our teacher appraisal - aligned with the new Codes and Standards and professional inquiry. There are also some considerations for how to make our reflective practice visible and collaborative with others.

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smiley DISCUSSION POST: Digital gaming in the classroom/games for learning, 23 March - 23 April.

GamificationGamification and games for learning is steeped in game theory and has huge potential in the classroom From game users to game creators, we'll explore games for learning and games to transform learning for now and the future. Come join us, as we explore what's possible for both teachers and learners as active participants in learning design with links to the new Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko elements of the Technology document. This discussion will be hosted in the Technologies group.

Enabling e-Learning forum: Digital technologies in the national curriculum: Te Ao Māori me te Hangarau Matihiko; is the understanding that computational thinking is nothing new, it has always been a way of life for Māori. We ask, how will our young people call on the skills, knowledge of their ancestors and create new possibilities that is, Te Ao Māori me te Hangarau Matihiko? 

Updates to Digital Technologies Resource: Warren Grieve share some great updates, new apps and suggestions on this Computer Science, Digital Technologies presentation with a coding emphasis. Also see Warren's Digital Technologies website!

App Sharing: Allanah King shares Zippy - an iPad Augmented Reality app, where you colour printed pages of the alphabet or objects like a whāre, you then aim the iPad at the printed page and it will come alive and read aloud the sounds of the alphabet. Allanah has created a short video to show you how this works. Can you see this being used as a useful tool in a junior classroom?


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

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EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

  • Keep an eye out for up-coming promotional events in Term 1 2018.
  • 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! 

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

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