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Enabling e-Learning | What's on in Term 2 2018?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:40:48 +1200

 Term 2 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to a fresh new variety of online professional learning opportunities for Term 2, 2018. We continue to offer forums, discussions, webinar recordings, as well as something special this term - a series of Interviews with a guru.As always, we want these opportunities to meet your digital needs, so please feel free to get involved, share experience and expertise of your own or join our Q&A with CLA sessions if you have some queries of your own.You may also wish to print off the flyer for your staffroom. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! See you online! Join our discussions  DISCUSSION POST: How can Computational Thinking be infused into Māori Medium contexts for learning, 10 May - 10 JuneJoin us as we share some ideas and resources for ways in which we might integrate Hangarau Matihiko in English medium and Kura kaupapa Māori settings. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group. DISCUSSION POST: CLA resource bank for sustainability, 30 May - 30 JuneJoin us as we shine a light on some rich resources and updates from Connected Learning Advisory | Te Ara Whītiki and invite you to share some of your own. This discussion will be hosted in the Technologies group. REVITALISATION POST: Maker culture, is it really all that new? 13 June - 13 JulyWe revisit this rich kōrero that looks at what makerspace culture is, how and why this approach is being taught in primary schools. We also make some connections to Computer Science, in particular two new technological areas of the curricula: Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes.Your input and ideas are valued and welcome in all of these forum discussions. This is your community, so please feel free to add your ideas, experience, expertise or wonderings.  Plan to view our free online workshops All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar.   SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: The People Share: Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko, 2 May In this webinar (8/2017), we look back on an informal chat with experienced educators across Aotearoa (passionate about Computer Science), talking about the introduction of  Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko into the Technology Curriculum. INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: Computational Thinking in the primary classroom, 17 mayJoin us in this Interview with Ginette Van Pragg, as we talk about Computer Science, Digital Technologies learning progressions and more. There's some top tips here for teachers starting to unpack the new areas of the Technology curriculum - Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. This interview will be hosted in the Technologies group.  WEBINAR: The people share | Tools to encourage creative, logical and analytical thinking, 23 May, 3.45 - 4.15pmIn this live event, we invite you to share a tip/trick/digital tool that helps your students to think creatively, logically or analytically. In this informal session we invite you to bring along one idea or digital tool that helps your students to process learning in a 'different' way. This webinar will be hosted in the Teaching group.SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Introducing the Connected Learning Advisory - Te Ara Whītiki, , 30 MayReview this webinar and see what the Connected Learning Advisory | Te Ara Whītiki can provide in terms of free, consistent, unbiased advice on integrating digital technologies into all schools and kura.  WEBINAR: Q&A with CLA, 6 June, 3.30-4pm Do you have a digital query? Not sure who to ask? You might find others looking for the same solutions. Join us in this short Q&A session with Clive Francis and Trevor Storr from the Connected Learning Advisory, as we talk through your digital needs and inquiries. This webinar will be hosted in the Leadership group. SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Maker space, maker movement, what is it, why do we do it? 18 June This web[...]



Connected Learning Advisory

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:12:03 +1200

Advisors to assist with DT and integration into the curriculum.

http://elearning.tki.org.nz/Connected-Learning-Advisory




Musicnet Summary to 16 April 2018

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:44:19 +1200

 Kia ora tātou,You’ve made it to the holidays, well done! This year, we’ve had 484 messages on Musicnet. I’d hope that you have found them helpful!Thanks to all of the new members this term, and also to those who have asked questions and responded. I would also like to thank you all for following some of my administration-related direct replies about subject lines and relevance.  Whilst you’re enjoying a break, I encourage you to read my recent update on Digital Music Exams and the NCEA Review. Summary to 16 April 2018 General (for all Music Levels) There is a call for not only articles and stories from around NZ for the next MENZA Magazine, but do you have a photo suitable for the cover? Vocal teacher recommendations in Taranaki were shared. Paul has two keyboards for sale. Upright Piano for sale in Waikato. Do you teach an integrated curriculum? Share your experiences here.  Secondary Example tasks of AS91422 for Level 3 were shared.  Professional Development/Concerts/Competitions Learning Ideas workshops on Songwriting and Mixing 30th April in WLG. The Hammers and Horsehairs tour of NZ begins on the 22nd April in Greytown. They are likely to be touring near you and have student and teacher deals. Look out for them if you live in Rawene and Putaruru! Aroha Quartet’s Light and Dark Concerts also have student and teacher deals. They go as far south as Wanaka. Music PD Day in AKL with Conducting, Technology and Performance. WEBO is on 16-18 August in WLG NZ Concert Band Festival is 17-19 August in WLG. Pitt Street Choir Festival 26 May AKL.  - To change your email address.- To post a message, email musicnet@lists.tki.org.nz from the email account you have signed up with.- This summary will be uploaded to the Musicnet VLN Blog and our Twitter feed @ArtsOnline1.- To access any of the threads on the Arts Online website archive simply type the username “artsonline” and the password “mailinglist”.- Subscribe to the list www.bit.ly/subscribemusicnet Martin EmoTKI Arts Online Community Facilitator |  MusicnetMartinEmo@cognitioneducation.comMusic Education New Zealand Aotearoa Board Member (MENZA)Music EDnet Technology Mentor AustralasiaMidnight Music Community Liaison and AmbassadorVictoria University Masters Student currently on leave from Waimea CollegeTwitter@martinthomasemohttp://martinthomasemo.com/  [...]



Spotlight on 3D gaming and virtual reality webinar

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:22:29 +1200

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Musicnet Summary to 10 April 2018

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:49:28 +1200

 Kia ora tātou,It’s been two weeks since the last Musicnet summary due to Easter and short weeks. The winners of the annual Hook Line and Sing a Long have been announced. Congratulations to James Constable from Rangiora High School with his song “The Smell of Sunscreen”. Have a read of this thread talking about what to do with reluctant performers at Year 10. Some great ideas were shared.   It is sad that the DAYTiME (a Day of Technology in Music Education) won’t be running in AKL this year. However, there is a very special rate for any NZer wishing to attend their DAYTiMEs in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne. Do contact EDNET if you are thinking about it as they can help you find accomodation.  Summary to 10 April 2018 General (for all Music Levels) The Auckland University Concert Band is looking to hire bassons, contrabassoons, a euphonium and a trumpet. Mat is looking for a Bass Clarinet for a school production in Wanaka. 50 Classical CDs are being sold. A youtube site that contains popular and easy guitar TABs was shared. Loop pedal recommendations. Installing MuseScore on Chromebooks. CD Duplicator recommendations. Brett is looking for help with research into GATE students in Music.  Primary/Intermediate   Some outstanding sources of posters and things to put on classroom walls. Secondary Dancing in the Park AKL is looking for youth to be performers or on the production team. Professional Development/Concerts/Competitions The annual NZSM Jazz Project is on 7-8 June, and the Queens Birthday Chamber Music Weekend 2-4 June. Applications are open and will fill up quickly. Tony Chen Lin Master Classes 14th April in CHCH.   Acapella Champions on Show, 21st April in CHCH. Learning Ideas Workshops in AKL, WLG and CHCH on L3 Songwriting and Project Based Learning. Kodaly Workshops in WLG 16/18/19 April. The NEWSATS Biannual Singing Conference is on 9-11 July in AKL. Early bird closes 30th April. DAYTiME in Australia with special rates for NZers. Pitt Street Singfest - Auckland schools choir festival 26th May 2pm. Do read this email as it contains all the information about the massed choir finale as well. The Wallace International Piano Festival is offering free attendance to masterclasses for IRMT ticket holders. APO Discovery Concert details are out. $12 per student. The NZCBA Festival 2018 in Wellington application link. Positions Auditorium Sound and Lighting Technician in AKL. LTR 0.8 Music teacher beginning mid-term 2 in AKL. Drums and percussion group tutor in WLG. Cathedral Singers Director of Music CHCH.  - To change your email address.- To post a message, email musicnet@lists.tki.org.nz from the email account you have signed up with.- This summary will be uploaded to the Musicnet VLN Blog and our Twitter feed @ArtsOnline1.- To access any of the threads on the Arts Online website archive simply type the username “artsonline” and the password “mailinglist”.- Subscribe to the list www.bit.ly/subscribemusicnet Martin EmoTKI Arts Online Community Facilitator |  MusicnetMartinEmo@cognitioneducation.comMusic Education New Zealand Aotearoa Board Member (MENZA)Music EDnet Technology Mentor AustralasiaMidnight Music Community Liaison and AmbassadorVictoria University Masters Student currently on leave from Waimea CollegeTwitter@martinthomasemohttp://martinthomasemo.com/  [...]



NZ 123Tech Challenge

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:35:24 +1200

https://123tech.nz/ New NZ tech challenge based around CREST. Looks interesting.

 




Where will we be two years from now?

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:24:28 +1200

One of the important considerations in any new roll out in a curriculum is "reality check." This is important so that we set realistic goals, get staff and administration of school into a more realistic mindset, and fund PD in an appropriate way. It is easy for people/administrators in for instance a Digital Technologies bubble to not see the wider picture of actual PD progress for teachers. Generally, there is always a slower uptake than expected and that in itself can cause stress and therefore slower implementation (or backoff) within staff in a school. 

In this light it is interesting to read this information from England (albeit in one focused aspect of DT) who have been blazing the trail slightly longer than us in N.Z. What are your thoughts? What can we learn?




Get Help with Digital Teachnologies

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:01:37 +1200

Article in Ed Gazette about asking for help when you need it. A lot of information about resources and money but a little short on actual implementation help?

https://gazette.education.govt.nz/articles/dont-be-afraid-to-ask-for-help-with-the-new-digital-technologies-curriculum/




Mitchel Resnick: "Scratch: Coding for Everyone!" | Talks at Google

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 14:22:08 +1200

This is a must view talk by Mitch Resnick for all Scratch fans. I found the Scratch 3.0 updates particularly exciting. There are a number of new developments coming from Scratch 3.0 such as cross-platform functionality using the html5 platform, collaboration with Google Blockly, ability interface with the microbit, the new ScratchBit a physical interface, speaking interfaces such as new blocks that will translate text to another language and speech recognition blocks are being developed. 

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Video Shortcuts:

- Start the talk about Scratch 3.0

- ScratchBIt Demo

- Working on Speech Recognition 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Sign in to Gmail account

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:34:52 +1200

Login to your Gmail account on Android

1. Tap on "Google" from the Home screen of your Android device then.
2. Tap on "Gmail" from open dialog.
3. On "Set up email" screen. Tap on Google and tap on "Next".
4. On "Add your account" screen, enter your email and tap on "Next".
5. Enter your password, and tap on "Next".
6. Now you check  your Gmail mails on your Android Gmail app.
Check this for more details: gmail login guide