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FREE DT & HM Readiness Workshops in your region!

22 March 2019

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko are providing free regional workshops that support teachers, kaiako, and leaders understand and implement the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curricula content.

Ki te Ahikāroa or Regional Meetups are hands-on, engaging workshops.

  • Experienced facilitators deliver workshops for people with all levels of expertise.
  • Workshops are delivered in Te Reo Māori and English for Māori and English Medium contexts. 
  • New meetups will be added in all regions for the second half of 2019 and into 2020.

Register for a meetup »

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Christchurch Attacks – Advice from Netsafe

20 March 2019

Netsafe issued an advisory on Saturday 16th March 2019 encouraging the public to report video content directly to their helpline. The Netsafe team has been working closely with the Police, the Department of Internal Affairs and other government departments to assess these reports.

The video of the attack is officially classified as "objectionable content" by the Chief Censor. Netsafe encourage you to use their harmful content advisory on what steps to take upon discovery of the video online. 

enabling e-learning

Newsletter

12 March 2019

Find out about what's on in the Enabling e-Learning community this term.

To sign up for our newsletters:

  • go to the Newsletters  page
  • look for the heading Keep Informed  enter your email, and click on the subscribe button.
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Seeking schools to take part

04 March 2019

In 2019, Sticks n Stones is taking its programme across Aotearoa with an augmented training programme powered by Facebook – and is looking for schools interested in being involved. The "Online Advocate" training is provided free and can support up to 40 schools this year.

The programme starts with full-day activator workshops in host schools attended by local students (supported by a staff champion). This is followed by an interactive and collaborative online training programme supported by webinars.

For an information pack – or if you have any questions – contact hello@sticksnstonesnz.com

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Webinar – NCEA L2&3 digital technologies standards

25 February 2019

Julie McMahon (St Hilda's College) and John Creighton (Burnside High School) discuss these revised assessment tools and how they can be utilised in programmes of learning.

There will be time for you to ask Julie and John your questions.

enabling e-Learning

STEAM at Te Kura o Matapihi

21 February 2019

This new snapshot of learning will take you through:

  • Te Kura o Matapihi's vision and pedagogy for STEAM learning
  • how they plan collaboratively
  • examples of STEAM in their classrooms. 

Their aim is to move ākonga from consuming on devices to creating on devices. 

Read more about STEAM at Te Kura o Matapihi »

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Webinar – National Digital Readiness Programme | Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko

14 February 2019

In this webinar, Catherine Johnson (English Medium Project Lead) is talking about:

  • how to register for Kia Takatū ā-Mātihiko | The National Digital Readiness Programme which supports teachers to implement the revised digital technologies curriculum content
  • free resources and support available – the programme is funded by the Ministry of Education.

There will be time for you to ask Catherine questions about the programme for English medium schools.

enabling e-Learning

Newsletter

05 February 2019

Welcome back to a new year at school. We have been busy over the Christmas break updating the site and creating new content for you.

Check out the newsletter to find out what's new on the Enabling e-Learning website  and online community .

To sign up for our newsletters:

  • go to the Newsletters  page
  • look for the heading Keep Informed  enter your email, and click on the subscribe button.
enabling e-Learning | teaching

App development in the classroom

04 February 2019

This new page has information and resources that will help you teach app development in your classroom, as well as outlining the benefits that app development has for student learning.

When students make apps, they learn:

  • valuable STEAM skills like coding, programming, graphic design, and content creation
  • how to solve real-world problems with digital design.

Read more about app development »

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Tohatoha releases card game to teach Creative Commons licensing

20 December 2018

Tohatoha NZ has released a new educational card game that aims to teach players about Creative Commons licensing in a fun and engaging way.

The game itself is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC-BY-SA), which means users can share, adapt and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

“Anyone is welcome to download the cards, design their own scenarios, and adapt the game for local needs,” says Henk. Rules for play  and a set of scenarios  are available on the Tohatoha web site, as well as GitHub .

Decks of cards with the CC licenses on them, along with a selection of paintings of New Zealand native birds in place of the face cards, are now available for purchase from Tohatoha for $10.00 per pack, including postage and packing.

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Safer Internet Day

20 December 2018

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

  • Safer Internet Day is Tuesday 5 February 2019
  • The theme is, Together for a Better Internet

Coordinated in New Zealand by Netsafe, the day is an opportunity for people, schools, industry and organisations to unite together to raise awareness and start conversations about online safety.

enabling e-Learning

Newsletter

17 December 2018

In this final newsletter for the year, we have the latest updates from the Enabling e-Learning website and online community .

To sign up for our newsletters:

  • go to the Newsletters  page
  • look for the heading Keep Informed  enter your email, and click on the subscribe button.
Kōrero Mātauranga

Tomorrow's Schools review

10 December 2018

The Government review of Tomorrow’s Schools by the Independent Taskforce is completed. Their report: Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini has now been released for public consultation. Stakeholder feedback on the report and its recommendations will be critical to inform Government decision making in 2019.

Submissions or queries can be emailed to tomorrows.schools@education.govt.nz  Taskforce-led regional hui will take place in February/March 2019. More information on these will be available in early 2019.

Access the full report and the report summary from Tomorrow's Schools Review »

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Flickr is changing

08 November 2018

Free Flickr accounts are now going to be limited to 1000 photos. If users want to store more photos, they will need to purchase a $50USD/year Pro account.

Photos uploaded with a Creative Commons licence before 1 November 2018 will remain on the site, even if the user account is over the 1000 image limit.

More information from Flickr blog posts »

enabling e-Learning

Newsletter

02 November 2018

Find out about new resources, and what is coming up this term.

To sign up for our newsletters:

  • Go to the Newsletters  page
  • Look for the heading Keep Informed  enter your email, and click on the subscribe button.
Media Literacy Week

Media Literacy Week: 5 – 9 November

02 November 2018

Media Literacy Week is spearheaded by the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). 

Ministry of Education

Free Chrome licensing for all New Zealand schools

02 November 2018

Starting on November 1, all state and state-integrated schools across New Zealand, will be able to claim Ministry-funded Chrome Education licenses at no cost courtesy of Google and New Zealand Ministry of Education.

Learn more »

What's your story?

What's Your Story? – Poster competition closing soon

01 November 2018

Entries for this year's 'What's Your Story?' poster competition close this Sunday, 5 November! Young people between the ages of 5–12 can create a poster about the theme "What does the good side of the internet look like?" to be in to win cash prizes up to $1,000 for themselves and their school.

Enter now »

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NCEA Review – End of public engagement

30 October 2018

On 27 May, the Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins, launched the NCEA Review to the public and asked New Zealanders to have their say on the future of NCEA. The public engagement phase has just closed almost five months later on 19 October.

Over 16,000 people engaged directly in the NCEA Review, with 8,058 filling in a survey or detailed submission. Approximately 8,000 people attended a workshop, meeting, hui, fono, focus group, in-depth interview or debate.

Read more about the public engagement on NCEA

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Progress and consistency tools update

29 October 2018

PaCT has some new features designed to make students’ progress and achievement in relation to The New Zealand Curriculum more visible.

New progress features include:

  1. Expected curriculum progress: This shows the progress expected through levels 1 to 5 of the curriculum. It is based on the expectation that students will take two years of schooling to move through each level of the NZC. It provides a visual trajectory for expected achievement and appropriate rates of progress in relation to the demands of the curriculum.
  2. Typical progress: This shows the achievement of the middle 50% of students (between the 25th and 75th percentiles). It is based on data collected within PaCT. It shows student achievement in relation to the wider population.
  3. Progress trend: This shows what the student’s expected rate of progress will be over the next 12 months, if learning conditions are unchanged. It is based on the student’s achievement over the previous 14 months.
  4. Progress narratives: Concise general descriptions, which summarise what students can usually do when they achieve at different stages of the New Zealand Curriculum levels (this is shown on the PaCT scale).

Progress reports can be tailored and used for teaching and learning including conversations with students, parents, and whānau.

Find out more information and get support

Update on progress tool for Māori medium – Te Waharoa Ararau (TWA)

Kura are strongly encouraged to keep using Te Waharoa Ararau and can continue to access support for this progress tool from Kia Ata Mai Trust .

Anga Tupuranga (learning progression frameworks) will be developed and tested with the Māori medium sector throughout 2019. Concept design thinking for the Anga Tupuranga is grounded in te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori as Te Marautanga o Aotearoa identifies the need to consider knowledge and skills relevant to the learner from the old world, the contemporary world and the new world.

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e-Learning community discussions

Join these groups to participate in discussions with other teachers/educators about the content here, or that is relevant for you.

Enabling e-Learning
e-Learning: Leadership
e-Learning: Teaching
e-Learning: Technologies
e-Learning: Professional Learning
e-Learning: Beyond the classroom
Using the e-Learning Planning Frameworks

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