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e-Learning round-up | 16 August 2018

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

We've got a great line-up of updates and new releases for you over the next few weeks. Feel free to get involved and share these opportunities with others. Also, check out the latest e-Learning news, including the release of the new Tapasā: Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners.

Next upcoming events:

smiley REVITALISATION POST: Snapshots of Design for Learning, August 23 - September 23

We revisit this rich kōrero that unpacks some technologies (as well as emerging technologies) that support Universal Design for Learning principles from the Enabling e-Learning website (TKI). We'll have some educators passionate about UDL on hand to help ask any questions and as always you're welcome to share your own classroom practice.  This discussion is hosted in the Teaching group.

smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Universal Design for Learning - applying the framework to create an inclusive classroom29 AugustScreenshot of UDL webinar

In this webinar (2015), we look back on exploring UDL - as a way of designing learning for flexible and equitable learning opportunities for those on the fringes of learning. Lynne Silcock elaborates on the principles behind Universal Design for Learning, while Linda Ojala shares specific examples of how she uses the guidelines for UDL when planning for learning in her classroom. This webinar is hosted in the Teaching group.


For all other virtual e-learning events for Term 3, check out the planned e-learning online learning Term 3 2018 as well as the printable flyer. Please feel free to share, get involved and contribute to these events online.

Hei konā mai,

Tess and the Enabling e-Learning team smiley 

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


Barrie Matthews shares several newLEARNZ virtual field trips - an immersive way for students to learn through virtual experiences. Watch the following introduction videos for Term 3's virtual field trips, diary and/or replay the teacher PLD recordings here:

imageCheck out e-Learning and Teaching >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.


Teaching logo Learning and Teaching

Interview with a Guru: Warren Grieve (8/2018). Part of this thread: INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: Makerspace with Digital Technologies in a primary classroom

Digital gaming and games for learningNew snapshot from Enabling e-Learning (TKI), shares how teachers at St Thomas of Canterbury College are seeing the benefits of gamifying students' learning - something that is engaging boys more than ever before. 

Children programmingThe world needs programmers: The Beehive shares the results of an independent survey showing that the Game development industry in NZ is on a record-breaking rise. Definitely something to think about as we move towards getting ourselves ready to implement digital technologies in the curriculum. What do you think?

Student Inquiry resources: We share some examples of student inquiry in practice - in response to more schools embracing strategies to develop learner agency and student-led learning pathways. Please feel free to share your own examples as well.

Anjela Webster shares the latest resources from Netsafe. Check these out...

  • Netsafe Kit - Just landed! The Netsafe Kit has just been launched and offers educators a 'self - serve' model of tools and resources, knowledge and concepts, and ways of keeping up-to-date with the latest around online safety, digi citizenship, and wellbeing.
  • Netsafe LIVE 2018 Events in Regions Around NZNetsafe LIVE events are happening around the country - They're free for schools and their community, and offer three separate workshops / presentation, looking at key approaches and ways of supporting our young people to confidently and safely online. 

​Also see below for more Netsafe events near you.

Don't miss out:

smiley INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: Flipped learning for students at Ashhurst School, 10 September

Flipped learning

They've all flipped out at Ashhurst School. Join us as we chat with Heath Chittenden, Principal of Ashhurst School about their initiative to introduce flipped learning for all of their students. If you're interested in how this looks, how it can be managed and the benefits for using technologies to support learning this way, Join us. This webinar will be hosted in Beyond the Classroom group.


imageCheck out e-Learning and Teaching >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning


Digital fluency and Digital Technologies - what do these mean? In this post we clarify understandings about digital fluency, digital literacy, learning with, through and about ICTs/e-Learning and digital technologies, and share some professional learning opportunities that can help support schools' capacities in these areas.

Interview with a Guru: Catherine Johnson - Getting ready to implement digital technologies.

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



Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure  

How to transfer voice memos from iPhone to computer: Damon Ian offers some technical advice about transferring voice recordings, music, video, photos from an iPhone to a computer.

ElectronicsCoding and robotics at Intermediate level: Many of us are looking at breaking down the digital technologies progress outcomes, so that we can design and trial learning opportunities for our students. Do you have any examples to share?

Allanah King has updated her iPad website using Google sites which now included resources for Augmented Reality and Apps that work with Google Cardboard. See:

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

CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events


  • Keep an eye out for up-coming promotional events in Term 3 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 >>>

Twitter image Twitter Chats 

Follow the hashtags or users to find out details of each Twitter chat.

Image sources | Creative Commons images: Pixabay Children codingPXhere: Electronics camera