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Literacy, numeracy, e-Learning and YOU


If we're using any e-tools (laptops, desktops, netbooks, tablets, ) think about...

  1. What do you want to do?…EG, is it a goal for students or teachers (plan, teach, assess) What do the students want to do?

If students….

  1. Who is being been taught? (individual, group, class, priority learners) 
  2. What are they learning to do…EG: learning intentions (based on prior data gathering) We were learning to…
  3. Intended valued outcomes (what they might look like once achieved) We wanted to achieve… 
  4. Planned and delivered interventions (what does this look like if taught effectively) How might it look…
  5. Appropriate technologies/e-learning tools used (how will these impact on the learning?) We used…and this resulted in..
  6. Ways to assess - valued student outcomes (what do these now look like, where can we archive and share these digitally?)
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Cross Curricula Resources



Literacy Resources




  1. This tumblr blog is packed with writing prompts for middle schoolers! http://bit.ly/WppDui
  2. Here's lots of ideas you could adapt to your needs/level "55 Interesting Ways to Support Writing in the Classroom"
  3. Telescopic Text. Read one here. Write your own here - you will need to register in order to save your stories. 
  4. Experiencing Poetry through Matariki
  5. Inspirations for writing: You can use these images to provide ideas and inspiration for writing in your classroom. http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/english/contents_writinginspiration.htm
  6. Check out stickyball they have lots of good writing exercises and other quick  grammar, reading, etc. activities. http://www.stickyball.net/
  7. www.pinterest.com/melulater/writing-ideas/
  8. Ideas for writing: There are some more writing ideas here:
    1. http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/
    2. https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/
    3. https://docs.google.com/a/core-ed.ac.nz/present/view?id=ddf8kn4m_59zqzbv9gs
  9. Ways to publish writing: Cogdogroo has 50 ideas on ways to publish writing/stories using Web2.0 tools: http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools

Reading, writing, spelling, comprehension:


  1. Tom Barrett's interesting ways are all worthy of exploring and sharing, you can find more here http://edte.ch/blog/interesting-ways/
  2. Senior literacy progressions:  Direct links between literacy progressions and e-learning tools has been compiled here by BOP e-learning teachers: http://elearningbop.wikispaces.com/Senior
  3. Repository of English resources: Digistore has a huge repository of support material to help teach English (you will need a log in to access these) http://digistore.tki.org.nz/ec/browse?topic=English
  4. e-Learning literacy games: A collation of literacy based games can be found here - which also includes websites that encourage writers to collaborate online: http://www.netvibes.com/elearninglinks#Literacy_Games
  5. Literacy Resources in the VLN


 Designated on-going learning and support for teachers:


  1. Blended e-Learning Literacy Group in the VLN see video tutorials of workshops and lessons sequences from Jill Hammonds.
  2. ICTs in English community discussion. Join here or view archived conversations.
  3. Running Record app from Rubberchicken
  4. Literacy, national standards and assessment

 e-Learning and Literacy research:

If you’re interested ideas/examples/resources that might help address explicit ways of working with technologies that would reflect cultural responsiveness for your priority learners, then there are some urls listed in this collaborative Google doc under Examples/Resources.



 Numeracy resources


  1. Digistore a huge repository of support material to help teach Mathematics (you will need a log in to access these) http://www.nzmaths.co.nz/digital-learning-objects
  2. Spreadsheet Tutorial (NZ Maths) - http://www.nzmaths.co.nz/spreadsheet-tutorial
  3. Interactive Statistic games - http://www.stats.govt.nz/tools_and_services/services/schools_corner/activities/interactive-games.aspx
  4. Maths Games for Kids - http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/math.html
  5. Tessa Gray's collation of interactive maths games: http://www.netvibes.com/homegroups#Numeracy_Games
  6. Johnnies Maths Page - http://jmathpage.com/JIMSStatisticspage.html
  7. More maths resources in the VLN Maths resources and e-learning
  8. Skoolbo for computers and mobile devices http://skoolbo.com/

  What can maths and e-learning look like?


  1. Snapshot from Software for Learning teaching inquiry: Reinforcing numeracy strategies through a digital maths journal
  2. A threaded discussion in the VLN Groups space: Using technology to support Maths - what do you do?

  Maths videos and Tutorials:

  1. Fall in love with maths. Fall in love with Vi Hart.
  2. Mathscentre.co.nz (FREE)
  3. Khan Academy (video tutorials)

Other New Zealand educator's resources:


  1. Paula Jamieson's Maths links http://www.only2clicks.com/pages/paulajamieson/408526 and her ICT placemat for using maths resources from Wicked TVhttp://paulaspages.wikispaces.com/file/view/ICT+with+a+Maths+Focus.pdf
  2. Jan-Marie Kellow's resources http://wiredwaihi.wikispaces.com/Maths
  3. Lenva Shearing's Maths wiki http://bbimathex.wikispaces.com/home
  4. Jacqui Sharp's Maths and e-learning http://mathsandelearning.wikispaces.com/
  5. Suzie Vesper's links http://www.suzieslinks.com/numeracy.html

  Other sites and maths tutor type applications: (These are good for making links between school and home - flipping the classroom)