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04 April 2013

The latest Enabling e-Learning newsletter is out now! View the new school stories, resources, and information from the Enabling e-Learning website , and the Enabling e-Learning community

Go to the Newsletters  page to:

  • sign up for the newsletter - look for the heading Keep Informed, enter your email, and click on the yellow subscribe button. 
  • view archived newsletters. 
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Education Gazette

IT training opportunities for schools

03 April 2013

The Ministry of Education is inviting schools to apply for free access to the Microsoft IT Academy programme.

As part of the recently renewed Microsoft School Software Agreement, the Ministry will provide free access for 10 schools to the IT Academy. Each of these schools will receive 1000 certification vouchers.

Schools using the IT Academy are provided with, and have the ability to deliver, Microsoft training and certification content to students, teachers, and the wider community.

IT Academy participants can develop expertise in Microsoft software, such as Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and more.

Find out how to apply by 19 April 2013 »

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Registered Teacher Criteria and e-learning

20 February 2013

This new resource illustrates how e-learning examples can be used to support the Registered Teacher Criteria . The twelve criteria have been "unpacked" with examples provided for each criteria. Find out more »

House of Representatives

Education and Science Committee reports on inquiry into 21st century learning environments and digital literacy

19 December 2012

The Education and Science Committee has reported to the House on its inquiry into 21st century learning environments and digital literacy, chairperson Nikki Kaye announced today. The report can be found on the New Zealand Parliament website at http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/PB/SC/Documents/Reports/

"The inquiry has been carried out over the last 8 months, and has come to fruition with the help of a number of high quality submissions from a variety of sources," the chairperson said.

"The committee's report contains 48 recommendations which all members of the select committee have agreed as a baseline."

"The report acknowledges that the education sector is changing significantly as result of new technologies and access to the internet. This report concludes that significant change is required across government if our learners and teachers are to take full advantage of the digital learning resources available to them."

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Newsletter

12 December 2012

The latest Enabling e-Learning newsletter is out now! View the new school stories, resources, and information from the Enabling e-Learning website , the Enabling e-Learning community , and Software for Learning  profiled in this issue. 

You can sign up for the newsletter from the Enabling e-Learning homepage, look for the heading Keep Informed and use the subscribe link.

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Learning without Limits - Ultra-fast broadband in schools

Ultra-Fast Broadband in Schools Roundup for 2012

07 December 2012

The Ultra-fast Broadband in Schools programme (UFBIS) has reached some significant milestones in 2012.  This newsletter from the Ministry of Education of the year is to update you on progress over the last few months. View the full newsletter on the UFBiS newsletter page

TKI ICT Helpdesk

Ministry funded software agreements

07 December 2012

The Ministry has extended current software liscencing and support arrangements for:

  • the Microsoft Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) agreement for state and state-integrated schools to 31 December 2013
  • Watchdog and Telecom (Gen-i) for web filtering and firewall services to 31 December 2013
  • licensing and support arrangements for Symantec SEP anti-virus software have been extended by the Ministry to 31 December 2013. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2 was released in November. This release introduces new features and supports new operating systems (Microsoft Windows 8, Mountain Lion OS X). If you wish to upgrade to 12.1.2 you will need to contact the Ministry’s ICT Help Desk on Ph: 0800 CALL ICT (0800 225 542) to access and deploy this product.

Decisions about Apple, Novell and Websense software licensing and support arrangements are pending.

Go to the  TKI ICT Helpdesk  for all the latest updates.

Tags: Software 

Newsletter

25 October 2012

The latest Enabling e-Learning newsletter is out now! View the new school stories, resources, and information from the Enabling e-Learning website , the Enabling e-Learning community , and Software for Learning  profiled in this issue. 

Go to the Newsletters  page to:

  • sign up for the newsletter - look for the heading Keep Informed, enter your email, and click on the yellow subscribe button. 
  • view archived newsletters. 
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Teachers and social media

08 October 2012

The Teachers Council has developed a new web space to help teachers understand and discuss social media and ethical issues they may face when using social media. It includes guidelines for ethical use of social media, animated scenarios and presentation frameworks to encourage discussion in schools and centres.

The guidelines and resources use the Code of Ethics for Registered Teachers  as their underpinning framework, in particular the four commitment statements to learners, parents/guardians and family/whānau, society and the profession.

The resources have been developed out of a recognition that

  • teachers who model good social media use will grow learners who apply positive, respectful values in their interactions on social media platforms; and 
  • teachers need support and guidance around how to use social media in a way that is confident, competent and ethically sound. 

The project was overseen by a reference group that included social media experts, teachers, professional leaders and teacher education providers. The Council hopes the resources will be useful to support teachers to be confident and enjoy using social media. We welcome feedback and in particular, any positive stories about how teachers have been using social media and the steps they took to manage ethical issues.

The website will launch at ULearn 2012 on 11 October 2012.

Ministry of Education logo

Next 150 schools to receive SNUP

04 October 2012

On 3 October 2012 the Government announced the next 150 schools to receive SNUP upgrades. A full list of the 150 schools is available to download at the bottom of the  Overview of the School Network Upgrade Project  page.

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Expressions of interest VPLD 2013

17 September 2012

The Virtual Professional Learning and Development (VPLD) team is keen to hear from NZ teachers, Principals, APs, and DPs who are interested in participating in the next VPLD intake programme beginning in February 2013.

The closing date for applications is 17 October 2012.

Please contact Hazel Owen for further information: hazel.owen@core-ed.org

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Newsletter

30 August 2012

The latest Enabling e-Learning newsletter is out now! View the new school stories, resources, and information from the Enabling e-Learning website , the Enabling e-Learning community , and Software for Learning  profiled in this issue. 

You can sign up for the newsletter from the Enabling e-Learning homepage, look for the heading Keep Informed and use the subscribe link.

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Beyond the classroom

28 August 2012

The Enabling e-Learning website and community are under-pinned by the e-Learning Planning Framework. For each dimension of the framework, there is a corresponding section of the website providing school stories, resources, and a community discussion group to support teachers and school leaders with developing their e-learning capability. Check out the content in the new Beyond the Classroom section of the website.

Join the Connecting Home-School group  in the Enabling e-Learning community to participate in discussion on developing and building connections beyond the classroom.

Newsletter

19 July 2012

The latest Enabling e-Learning newsletter is out now! View the new school stories, resources, and information from the Enabling e-Learning website , the Enabling e-Learning community , and Software for Learning  profiled in this issue. 

You can sign up for the newsletter from the Enabling e-Learning homepage, look for the heading Keep Informed and use the subscribe link.

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Appointments to Network for Learning Limited board

22 June 2012

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the appointments to the inaugural board of the new Crown-owned company to operate and manage the Network for Learning.

Network for Learning Limited will be established on July 2, 2012 as a separate entity with its own chief executive but will have an on-going relationship with the Ministry of Education. Board members and further information can be found in the June 21 press release on beehive.govt.nz .

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Supporting future-oriented learning and teaching - a New Zealand perspective

18 June 2012

This report to the Ministry of Education discusses some emerging principles for future learning, how these are currently expressed in New Zealand educational thinking and practice, and what they could look like in future practice. The research project draws together findings from new data and more than 10 years of research on current practice and futures-thinking in education.

Written by Rachel Bolstad and Jane Gilbert, with Sue McDowall, Ally Bull, Sally Boyd and Rosemary Hipkins [New Zealand Council for Educational Research] in June 2012, this report can be downloaded from Education Counts .

Tags: e-learning 
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e-Portfolios in the classroom webinar now online

14 June 2012

View the webinar e-Portfolios in the classroom (14 June, 2012) just up in the Enabling e-Learning community. James Rae and Jacqui Innes from Russell St School lead this discussion sharing: 

  • the pedagogy and purpose for e-portfolios at Russell St School
  • how they are encouraging students to reflect on their work more deeply and the benefits to students' learning
  • how they setup e-portfolios at Russell St School - software, documentation, staff expectations, and professional development. 

From the Webinar recordings page, you can view the webinar in Elluminate Live!, the PowerPoint  used in the presentation, and download PDF's of the  Russell Street School documentation  used with e-portfolios.

More information on e-portfolios and Russell Street School's story can be found on the e-Portfolios page within this website.

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Network for Learning live address 14 June

14 June 2012

Watch the Network for Learning address by Howard Baldwin live from Orewa College, Thursday 14th June at 11.00 am-12.30 pm. Howard is the Manager of Sector Engagement for the Network for Learning from the Ministry of Education. To watch the live stream of his address go to etv.org.nz  and click the Network for Learning banner on the login page. eTV logins are not required.

Security Central

Cyber Security Awareness Week 11-15 June

11 June 2012

NetSafe is running New Zealand’s first Cyber Security Awareness Week in June and will be providing free advice at www.securitycentral.org.nz .

Cyber crime cost the country $625 million in 2011 (Norton Cyber Crime 2011 report) as more and more people use computers and the Internet for work and play.

More than 2000 adult New Zealanders are affected by cyber crime every day in the form of computer viruses and malware, credit card fraud, online scams, phishing and identity theft.

The key themes for this year’s programme are

Update everything - Make sure your operating system and all software is up to date

 Back up your files - Make regular copies of important data and store it in several locations

Use a secure wireless network - Choose a strong encryption setting and long passphrase for your router

Use strong passwords - Aim for 15 characters and a mix of lower and upper case letters and symbols

Follow the week’s activities at www.facebook.com/netsafe .

Tags: cybersafety  NetSafe 
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Newsletter

07 June 2012

The latest Enabling e-Learning newsletter is out. 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.

You can sign up for the newsletter from the Enabling e-Learning homepage, look for the heading Keep Informed and use the subscribe link.

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