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  • Lyn Ross 08 Jul 2014 11:20am () in Favourite eBook Resources

    Kiwa Media produces a range of children's ebooks in several languages (including Māori).  Take a look at their collection by searching for 'Kiwa Media' in the App Store.

  • Lyn Ross 25 Nov 2013 8:59pm () in Modern Learning Environments

    Thank you for posting, Fiona.  That sounds like a great start.  So,  new layout and furniture  ... do you have any photos?   In fact, photos from anyone in the region would be great!  And also specific planning  i.e.  'how are we making this work', 'what planning do we have in place?', would be good as well. (Please upload files)
    The first question: What is your driving force?  The second question: 'What teaching and learning strategies will make this  happen'?  Many NZ educators are interested.

  • Lyn Ross 25 Nov 2013 8:07pm () in Modern Learning Environments

    That's so exciting for the school, Megan!  What level are the  students?

    We tend to focus soley on pedgogy, but you've made some excellent points about community involvement - taking parents with you is vital ... and really, it can define success and failure.

     James - can you comment about your information to and liaison with the parents of Year 5 & 6 students at Russell Street School?

  • Lyn Ross 25 Nov 2013 9:58am () in Modern Learning Environments

    Hi everyone,

    I was recently in a discussion with two Palmerston North school leaders about their plans to set up a MLE in their school - starting 2014.  They are altering a block of classrooms to house all their Year 5 and 6 students as one group.   The teachers will be teaching & learning facilitators across the group.  A great deal of research (including school visits), and planning have gone into this initiative, with use being made of Mark Osborne and Derek Wenmoth's work and resources ( MLE videoesMLE Matrix) .  The matrix is very powerful (and useful!)

    Are other schools in the Central South Region (or elsewhere) on this journey?  What have you seen that you liked? How did you organise your MLE?  How is your learning space designed? How have you developed teacher pedagogy?  ... What can you share?


  • Lyn Ross 25 Nov 2013 9:23am () in Newbies

    Hey Tracy!  Thanks for joining the group.  It's a great place for discussing your school's eLearning successes and challenges with like-minded people.   And you'll never be alone on the climb up the ladder!

  • Lyn Ross 11 Oct 2013 11:36am () in Where to start

    Hi Tanya,

    The ability to co-create (anywhere, anytime) and to share with others are probably two of the most powerful things about Google Drive.  Do you have 'Google Apps for Education' set up in your school, or are you using the apps available on your Google account?  

    To get an overall picture and some ideas, there's a good video/webinar in the first discussion on this group, plus some useful links from Tessa and Karen.  

  • Lyn Ross 03 Sep 2013 2:20pm () in Introducing...the Central South community online

    Hi Vicki,

    Welcome to the group.  I really enjoyed the Castlecliff Cluster years - they were really exciting - especially with teachers getting laptops for the first time (how long ago that seems!) I'm looking forward to catching up with you again.

  • Lyn Ross 02 Sep 2013 12:50pm () in What can this group do for us?

    I love the Powtoon, Tessa.   It explains the idea really clearly, all the main points are there ... and it's really cute!

  • Lyn Ross 25 Aug 2013 12:09pm () in Introducing...the Central South community online

    Hi there Laura.  Good on you for posting on here so fast! There are lots of exciting things coming up for eLeaders- so keep a look out.  I'll catch up with you again soon.

  • Lyn Ross 20 Aug 2013 7:45am () in Introducing...the Central South community online

    Hello everyone,  a little background information about me: I am an experienced teacher who enjoys the opportunities and excitement of the Internet and eLearning.  From 2002 to 2012 I worked as an ICT and Learning Facilitator, with 5 ICT PD Clusters (Wellington, Palmerston North, Whakatane and 2 in Wanganui).  Now I am settled in Palmerston North and enjoy working for the Blended eLearning Central South Team.  How exciting to have our own VLN eLearning Leaders' space - I look forward to extending my professional learning network and having lots of new eLearning adventures!