Enabling e-Learning Newsletter
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Kia ora, In this newsletter we keep you up to date with the latest updates from the Enabling e-Learning website and online community in the Virtual Learning Network.
Enabling e-Learning: Teaching


New content on the website this term

Read these new school stories illustrating how teachers are using digital technology to engage students and develop their learning.

Students from St Hilda's CollegiateDocumentary making as a context for developing writing

Can students improve their writing using digital/visual formats instead of written text? This was the focus of Mt Biggs School teacher, Renee Strawbridge's inquiry. Using documentary making as a context for learning, her class of Year 6-8 students successfully developed their writing skills. Students were highly engaged, built digital fluency and developed new understandings of design for digital outcomes.  

Students from St Hilda's CollegiateApp development at Frankley School 

Brendon Anderson – teacher at Frankley School, New Plymouth – has been running an app development program with his year 5-6 students. Brendon ran an intensive 12-week app-development program with teams of boys and girls in his class.

Students from Aorere CollegeYear 9 and 10 Digital Innovation and Design course at Aorere College 

At Aorere College, all year nine students take a whole year course called Digital, Innovation and Design as a core subject. This snapshot outlines the course content, why the school took this route, how the course was developed, and what the impact has been for students and teachers.

CodingGame development in the classroom

More and more schools are making digital game design part of their learning programmes. This new page explores the benefits for students, suggests approaches to planning a game design unit, and links to a number of related readings and resources.

Enabling e-Learning: Teaching


What to do with user accounts and digital data when students and teachers leave your school?

It's fast approaching that time of the year, when students and teachers either transition from one school to another, or leave school altogether. In our online community discussion, How do students travel with their data? we have embedded a Google doc explaining: 
  • who owns teacher and student data
  • migration processes 
  • how to transfer or migrate data from a wide range of different apps used in schools. 
Professional learning

Professional learning

Enabling e-Learning webinars and events

Join in the online discussions and watch our recorded webinars if you missed them.

Recordings from term 4:

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The national priorities for professional learning and development (PLD)

The national priorities for PLD have been refocused to support teachers and leaders, and align with the focus on curriculum, progress and achievement.

Use the Enabling e-Learning links to information across our website as you plan to work toward these priorities.

Enabling e-Learning: Ministry initiatives

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