Nau mai, Haere mai,
Find out what's new on the Enabling e-Learning hub in this issue. Watch new school stories from Finlayson Park School sharing how they are building home-school partnerships. Find out about Grant's Braes School's successful iPad trial and how Kimi Ora School are implementing e-portfolios.
Check out the weekly roundup to find out what's happening across the communities in the VLN Groups.
Finlayson Park School share how they operate their after school study centre and have free lunchtime sessions for parents to come into the school, access the Internet, and learn how to use the computer in their lab.
Find out how the vision and pedagogy informed the iPad trial at Grant's Braes School.
Kimi Ora School use e-portfolios to connect with parents and their transdiciplinary team
Māori learner's success - A collection of videos focusing on Māori achievement has been published on the EDtalks website. From the front page you will find stories from facilitators talking about supporting Māori achievement, as well as school leaders discussing how they have helped their staff to foster culturally responsive practice.
Enabling e-Learning: Leadership community
Enter the 30 Day Leadership challenge - Contribute and idea, resource, or example that can help others make informed decisions about which e-learning tools can help leaders reflect on their practice.
Building reflective practice - Watch the recording of this recent webinar led by Greg Carroll.
Join the latest Enabling e-Learning: Leadership community discussions.
Teaching and learning
Watch students and teachers share the benefits to learning and teaching they have experienced using ICTs in the classroom.
Staff and students from Grant's Braes School share the difference they have found using iPads has made in the classroom.
Digital citizenship - updated content with access to the free Digital citizenship modules.
Examples and resources for e-Learning Planning Framework: Teachers - accessed as web pages or downloadable documents to support developing capability in the e-learning dimensions identified from the e-Learning Planning Framework. Find useful discussion starters, suggested practical steps, and examples of what good e-learning looks like.
Māori resources - updated with a link to Digistore catalogue of Māori resources. The catalogue has been created to showcase resources within Digistore that are either in te reo Māori or have a Māori cultural focus.
Pounamu: On 7-8 June people from all over New Zealand are invited to create a better future for the country by joining in the online, game in the future world of Pounamu. The idea generating game will run alongside the Transit of Venus Forum. It is set in 2022, in a New Zealand where everyone is smart about science and technology. Participants play by posting micro-forecasts (140 characters) of future possibilities and building on, or reshaping other players' ideas.
Matariki Festival 2012: 7 June-1 July. TePapa has a 25-day Matariki Festival programme. Learn more about TePapa's Matariki teacher resource.
Enabling e-Learning webinars
Book online for the upcoming webinar.
All sessions from Term 1 2012 are online. View them from the Webinar recordings page in the Enabling e-Learning community. Newly added this term are: Digital citizenship and Building reflective practice for school leaders.
Enabling e-Learning: Professional learning community
Join the latest discussions in the Enabling e-Learning: Professional learning community.
- VideoPad video editor - manipulate video using a full range of editing tools.
- Wix - a simple step-by-step website builder for those unfamiliar with coding.
- Movavi Video Suite - comprises Movavi's video processing applications: Video Converter, Video Editor, Slideshow Creator, and ChiliBurner.
- PiTiVi - a free movie editor for the Linux desktop.
- OpenShot - a free, open-source video editor for Linux.
Enabling e-Learning: Technologies community
Join the latest discussions in the Enabling e-Learning: Technologies community.
Learning without Limits seminars
The Ministry of Education is running free Learning without Limits seminars to provide you with information on ultra-fast broadband and the Network for Learning. Starting from 23 July, the seminars are in 24 locations across New Zealand. Register now »
Share your stories
We want to hear from you. Tell us what you’re doing in the e-learning space. Share what works, what doesn’t, and all your news and views. Enabling e-Learning will continually evolve and change in response to feedback from New Zealand schools, educators, and communities.
- Email us with your feedback or share a story about e-learning in your school.