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  • Warren Grieve

    Hi Marnel. Welcome to the Digital Technologies group on VLN. Keen to have your ideas and thoughts added. Start discussions, ask to be added as a contributor to resources I have posted. Keep each other up to date with news that you hear about to do with this area. Let’s use our contacts to keep everyone up to speed with Digital Technologies as it develops in N.Z. Dive into discussion we would love to hear your thoughts.
    My Digital Technologies website: https://sites.google.com/medbury.school.nz/digitaltechnologies/home. Same resources also on Pond at https://www.pond.co.nz/detail/3398311/digital-technologies-a-primary-focus

  • Roxy Hickman

    Kia Ora Marnel!
    Welcome to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Group!

    The UDL group is a facilitated space with a wide range of discussions and resources.
    A great place to start is to watch the video UDL at a Glance: /discussion/view/820983

    Also the discussion on Examples of how various apps support UDL Guidelines is also a good way to make connections between UDL and current classroom practice.

    I'm sure you have browsed around the group, I hope you will join discussions, ask questions and share your thoughts within the group.

    I look forward to connecting online with you.

    Ngā mihi nui
    Roxy & the UDL Team

  • Tessa Gray

    Congratulations agent Marnel, your mission has been accomplished, and you have successfully voted in today's poll.

    But above all else...WOOHOO... you are our first ever 5 Day Challenge ultimate winner!

    You can download the one-and-only Ultimate Challenge Winner badge. http://bit.ly/1pEQOh9

    We all have queries areas of expertise to share. Starting or responding to threads helps to populate conversations and keep our social network alive. Today you helped accomplished this mission.

    Thank you for participating in Enabling e-Learning's 5 Day Challenge.

    Have a great weekend!


  • Roxy Hickman

    Kia Ora Marnel,

    I see you are into the 5 day challenge too! I often see your comments in similar posts that I visit :)
    Look forward to connecting!

  • Tessa Gray

    Congratulations Marnel second to vote today WOOHOO!!

    You know what to do... download 'Day 4 CHALLENGE WINNER' community badge (different from other days) and add this to your profile as well. http://bit.ly/1sx8I6q

    Making friends in the VLN allows you to see when they post in the VLN. Notifications will come to your inbox, especially if you go >>> SETTINGS (top right hand corner) >>>NOTIFICATIONS >>> click on ALL FRIENDS for email notifications >>> click SAVE (at the bottom).

    One more day to go! First one to complete will be the ultimate 5 Day CHALLENGE WINNER! Will it be you Marnel?


  • Tessa Gray

    Kia ora Marnel, yes I was wondering how far people would get before they wanted to resize their badges :-)

    You can go >>> Edit profile >>> Click on each of the images and then one by one, reduce the dimensions (width, height) proportionately and click Insert.

    Let me know how you get on, otherwise I can Skype you through it!

    Woohoo, you're on your way to being 5 Day Challenge winner!

    Smiles, Tess:-)

  • Tessa Gray

    Nice one Marnel, fast to vote again today! Again you're a Challenge winner, so feel free to download the 'Day 3 CHALLENGE WINNER' community badge and add this to your profile. http://bit.ly/1srSCLk

    If you need any help with resizing the badges (different each day), just sing out :-)

    The LIKE or thumbs up feature of the VLN really helps to profile posts people are reading, but not necessarily responding to. Do you like the LIKE?

    Look out for tomorrow's 5 Day challenge, only two to go!


  • Tessa Gray

    Kia ora Marnel, good to 'see' you again! You are one of the first to vote in today's 5 Day Challenge. You are officially a CHALLENGE WINNER! Woohoo!

    You have successfully joined two new groups, so we're very pleased to announce we have a challenge prize for you.

    Feel free to download the 'Day 2 CHALLENGE WINNER' community badge and add this to your profile. http://bit.ly/1nlU78H Just like you did with the Member of the Week badge.

    Go >>> Edit Profile >>> Click on the 'little tree' icon to insert an image url and click SAVE.

    Congratulations and looking forward to seeing more of you online.

    Ngā mihi nui, nā Tessa.

  • Susan Winters

    Hi again Marnel. Apologies, when I wrote my last message i was logged in as my colleague Jan collier. We share schools.
    Sue Winters

  • Jan Collier

    Thanks very much Marnel and Annemarie. I'm looking forward to it.

  • Annemarie Hyde

    Hmm Marnel - wondering if you should have joined Central North? Did you see my email re the Connected Rotorua?
    Educamp - 22 February.

  • Tessa Gray

    Kia ora Marnel, thank you for joining the Central South | Leading Effective e-Learning group. Your expertise will be highly valued in this group.

    It is envisioned that these groups will become a central hub for a community of like-minded educators - focused on growing e-learning leadership, to impact change for our priority learners.

    You might like to take a few moments to introduce yourself, tell us where you're from, share a photo or perhaps your mihi in this thread [/discussion/view/827587].

    You might also be interested in conversations about 'what makes an e-learning leader' [/discussion/view/835077]. We'd love to hear your views.

    These are great ways to establish and connect a community online, so we'd love to hear from you. Ngā mihi nui, Tess :-)

  • Barbara Reid

    Hi Marnel. Welcome to the BYOD group. Please use the resources and bookmarks and share your questions and experiences in the discussions. Check out Tessa's post on the How and Why of BYOD.

  • Tessa Gray

    Kia ora Marnel, thanks for the Twitter mentions. Sorry I've been a bit slow - I wanted to thank you and acknowledge your contributions to the discussions in the VLN this past few weeks. As you know, we’d like to 'thank you' by nominating you as a community member [http://bit.ly/1bI0bbE] for active participation in the Enabling e-Learning / VLN Groups. You are most welcome to download and add an Enabling e-Learning 'Member of the week' badge [/pg/groupcms/view/231460/] to your profile.
Thanks again for your input into this growing community and for the Twitter links. Ka pai Tess ☺

  • Barbara Reid

    Hi Marnel. Welcome to the Quadblogging Aotearoa Group. Please fill in the google form with your details to take part. I will match your class up with classes of a similar age range as soon as there are four similar classes. Each blog will have a turn at being the lead blog for a week when the other classes will comment on it. I will embed a google doc with groups on when we get going. Please feel free to offer suggestions and contribute to the discussions. And please spread the word. See you Saturday?

  • Annemarie Hyde

    So surprised we weren't friends already here!

  • Allanah King

    Kia ora Marnel,

    Welcome to the iPad group.

    Nice to see you here!!!!!

    There are lots of great things happening in the discussions and the bookmarks. Also take a look at the files and blog posts.

    All good stuff.

    Please join in the conversations and ask questions.



  • Catriona Pene

    Kia ora Marnel and welcome to the VLN.
    : )

    I see you have not yet joined any groups, perhaps I could suggest some groups to help you get the most out of the VLN.

    You might like to join the "Getting started on the VLN" group, here you will find a wealth of tips to help you get the most out of the VLN.

    If e-learning is your passion, you might also like to join this group.

    By following this link you can view and sign up for our term 1 events.

    Looking forward to working with you online.

    Ngā mihi nui, nā Catriona.

Marnel van der Spuy

Deputy Principal. SENCo. ICT / Digital Technologies Lead. NE /Yr 1 Teacher. CORE Education eFellow14. Seesaw Certified Educator. Apple Teacher.