Enabling e-Learning Newsletter
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Kia ora,
In this newsletter we share the latest updates from the Enabling e-Learning website and online community.

Professional learning

Beyond the classroom

New – Supporting place-based education with digital technologies

Place-based education can help to localise your curriculum by giving students a sense of responsibility and affiliation for their surrounding environment, community and region. 
Professional learning

Professional learning

Enabling e-Learning online community events for Term 3

We have some great webinars and online discussion forums coming up:

Register now for the first webinar of the term:

Look out for our first online discussion when it starts on July 31:

And, if you missed them last term, you can view the recordings of our recent webinars:


DT & HM regional meetups

Meetups are scheduled in all regions for term 3. Check out your options on the Kia Takatū-ā-Matahiko Digital Readiness website: Ki te Ahikāroa meetups


Event – uLearn19

Education conference for teachers, principals, and leaders.
World-class speakers and 250+ workshops.
9 - 11 October, Rotorua.

View the programme
Enabling e-Learning: Teaching


Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Airani: Cook Islands language week, 4 - 10 August

For ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the languages of the Cook Islands with your school community go to:  

Recent research on gamification

Games, gamification, and game design for learning: Innovative practice and possibilities in New Zealand schools
This NZCER report discusses the potential of games to support learning, and what innovative game-based (or “gameful”) learning and teaching practices can look like in a range of school settings. 
See also:  
Enabling e-Learning Leadership


Strategic planning

This online guide is designed to help your leadership team implement a strategic direction that ensures technologies are integrated into a school-wide drive for effective teaching and learning.
Enabling e-Learning Technologies


New – Getting started with password managers

Password managers are software applications that store and enter passwords for you. They combine high security with convenience. This new page on our site explains more.  

Updated – Assistive technologies 

You may like to revisit this updated section. Information has recently been added about tools and approaches. Assistive technology is any device, piece of equipment, or software that makes learning and communication simpler and more functional.  
Enabling e-Learning: Ministry initiatives

We want your stories

How are you building digital fluency at your school? We are seeking school stories to illustrate planning for and using digital technologies to support learning and teaching. If you are taking a STEAM approach or using some specific technologies such as 3D printers, Augmented Reality, or SeeSaw, we would love to hear from you!

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