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  • eLearning Round-up | 4 July 2011

    Haven't got time to trawl the VLN for eLearning goodness? I've done it for you:-)   eMember of the week Each week we'll profile someone who has made valuable contributions to our eLearning community. This week, it's.... Rachel Boyd: DP (eLearning) & Classroom teacher (Year 2's) from...

    Tags: ipad, s4l, vln_primary, social media, digital story, google apps, elearning

  • Engaging online with our Younger Students

     I had a lovely time on Friday talking to students from Uruti School in a Taster Class. It made me think, again, that we need to provide more online learning opportunities for our younger students.  Our current programmes of learning, weekly classes in languages & other curricula...

    Tags: vln_primary, projects, online learning, juniors

  • Thorndon Astronomers

    On a recent visit to Wellington we were lucky enought to catch up with some of our VLN Astronomy students at Thorndon School. Pictured here is Rachel, our young astronomers, and Natasha (who will be taking our Japanese class next term). Here is some feedback from the students (you can hear more ...

    Tags: vln_primary, online learning, walkthrough, virtual learning, astronomy

  • VLN Primary Helps Launch Rural Broadband

    You might have missed it in the news, but the launch of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) took place on June 30th. I have been keeping quiet about this in wider circles as i have been waiting for official release of images & media from this event. You can view the recording of this event h...

    Tags: vln_primary, vln primary, vlnc, broadband, fibre, anne tolley, steven joyce, taranaki

  • eLearning Round-up | 18 July 2011

    Haven't got time to trawl the VLN for eLearning goodness? I've done it for you:-)   eMember of the week Each week we'll profile someone who has made valuable contributions to our eLearning community. This week, it's.... Annemarie Hyde: Deputy principal and e-learning leader at Mokoia...

    Tags: digital citizenship, cybersafety, vln_primary, broadband, movie making

  • Enrolments in online classes welcome!

    Our online classes are starting up for the second half of the year. We still have a few spaces for students in our Astronomy, Te Reo & Japanese classes. Japanese will start in Week 6, other classes are starting now. Astronomy 1.30 pm Fridays, Te Reo 12.30 pm Fridays. We have room for groups...

    Tags: online learning, vln_primary

  • Transitioning to Secondary School

    At this time of year our Year 8 students are preparing to leave our schools to head into Secondary Schools. It is heartening to hear, and testimony to our current eTeachers, that some are asking for options to continue with their learning language at Year 9. Already we have heard back that som...

    Tags: personalised learning, vln_primary, vlnc, secondary schools

  • Taking a Collective Responsibility for Educating our Children

    'If we could put all our teachers and all our children in one room how would we organise learning?' Trevor discusses the potential of UFB to enable us to approach learning in innovative ways but it is down to us to work collectively to realise those opportunities for our students. It won't happe...

    Tags: collaboration, innovation, ufbis, broadband, vln_primary, vlnc, edtalks

  • Creating Educationally Powerful Connections

    If you haven't already, check out the latest NZ Curriculum Update "Creating Educationally Powerful Connections". This update explores a number of collaborative initiatives, including VLN Primary, and how they support collaborations between schools. Thank you to our school communities for sharing ...

    Tags: vlnc, vln_primary, collaboration, curriculum, online learning, virtual learning

  • Health - Collaborative Project - Something for our Younger Students!

    We are currently developing a collaborative project with students at Rosmini College to work with younger students starting in 2012, around the area of Health.This is a great way for you to add a new dimension to your health curriculum at school by engaging with other Primary schools and Rosmin...

    Tags: collaboration, collaborative activity, project, vln_primary, vln primary, rosmini college, health, online learning