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e-Learning round-up | 24 May 2018

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

By now, you’ll be aware of the two new Digital technology areas of the Technology learning area of the curriculum - Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. As time goes on, we'll help to make some clearer distinctions between learning with and learning about digital technologies and unpack the learning progressions and progress outcomes with examples for you to engage with and comment on.

In the meantime, next upcoming events:

smiley Getting started with the learning progressions for digital technologies in primary | Technology Online, 30 May, 3.45 pm–4.45 pm

Come join Phillipa Dick (Hatch Education), Rebecca Allnutt (Maori Hill School), and Lisa Dixon (Balmacewen Intermediate) in this free webinar to discuss the progress they are making together on their digital technologies programmes. REGISTER.

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For all other virtual e-learning events for Term 2, check out the planned e-learning online learning Term 2 2018. Please feel free to on share, get involved and contribute to these events.

Hei konā mai and see you online,

Tess and the Enabling e-Learning team smiley 

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LEARNZ Term 2 Land, Sky and Space - where accurate satellite positioning takes off! Watch the intro videoBarrie Matthews shares the following introduction videos for LEARNZ virtual field trips. Watch the intro video for Land, Sky and Space and get inspired about ways to involve your students in this virtual experience.

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smiley REVITALISATION POST: Maker culture, is it really all that new? 13 June - 13 July 

We revisit this rich kōrero that looks at what makerspace culture is, how and why this approach is being taught in primary schools. We also make some connections to Computer Science, in particular two new technological areas of the curricula: Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes.


smiley INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: Computational Thinking in the primary classroom, 17 may

We’re very privileged to bring you an interview with Ginette Van Praag, who talks a little bit more about what Computational thinking and Designing and developing digital outcomes look like in practice. Do you have any questions or ideas you'd like to discuss with Ginette?

Computational thinking for school students and teachers - what's the big idea? In this post we share an earlier interview with Tim Bell as talks about the need to ready our students for a digital future by introducing and learning about Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko in our curriculum and marautanga.

EDtalks: Time Bell | Getting started with computer science

smiley How can Computational Thinking be infused into Māori Medium contexts for learning?, 10 May - 10 June

Are you trialing new ways or finding ways to overcome barriers to integrate Hangarau Matihiko in English medium and Kura kaupapa Māori settings? Then feel free to dive in and share, we'd love to hear some key learnings from your experiences. 

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Digital technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2018 and beyond In this latest post, we tease out some definitions around digital fluency, digital literacy, e-learning and learning about digital technologies in the curriculum, and invite you to share some of your own thinking, wonderings or concerns.

EDtalks: Integrating digital technologies across the curriculum

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smiley DISCUSSION POST: CLA resource bank for sustainability, 30 May - 30 June

Join us as we shine a light on some rich resources and updates from Connected Learning Advisory | Te Ara Whītiki and invite you to share some of your own. This discussion will be hosted in the Technologies group.

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smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Introducing the Connected Learning Advisory - Te Ara Whītiki, 30 May

Review this webinar and see what the Connected Learning Advisory | Te Ara Whītiki can provide in terms of free, consistent, unbiased advice on integrating digital technologies into all schools and kura. 

smiley WEBINAR: Q&A with CLA, 6 June, 3.30-4pm Do you have a digital query? Not sure who to ask? You might find others looking for the same solutions. Join us in this short Q&A session with Clive Francis from the Connected Learning Advisory, as we talk through your digital needs and inquiries. This webinar will be hosted in the Leadership group.

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CalendarFor your calendar...

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  • Keep an eye out for up-coming promotional events in Term 2 2018. Please feel free to on share, get involved and contribute to these 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

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

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