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Hei Pānui edSpace | mō te marama Hakihea 2017

TessBULA, tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo o lelei and welcome to the edSpace pānui mō te marama Hakihea. This is our monthly round-up for the beginning of December celebrating activity from across our edSpace community.

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Feel free to join in with the following discussions. Just join the groups to get started. We'd love to hear from you.

  • Benefits of Learning This New Language: Allanah King is creating a presentation to draw together the benefits of learning a new language (like coding) and invites you to add some observations and additions of your own.
  • Reports to wind up the curriculum consultation process: Mister_Roberts responds to Allanah's post about the consultation process for Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko content. New material will include a new diagram showing where they have addressed the achievement objectives and progression outcomes. Read more here >>>
  • Hour of codeFriday FunnyMotivated to be an inspirational leader? Here's a funny video that makes some clever observations about leadership - sometimes it takes guts to make a movement. 
  • Hour of Code: Nicki Tempero shares how Hour of Code is coming up on the 4-10 December and asks, what resources do you have to share? What tools are you using with your students?
  • How are you using Seesaw in your school? Nicki Tempero shares how many teachers are asking for examples when implementing Seesaw into their programmes. How are you integrating Seesaw into your programme and what tips and tricks have you got to share?
  • Beyond National Standards: With the official announcement National Standards will be replaced, here's an infographic that might ignite some discussion in schools about student inquiry. Are you or have you already embarked on this journey? What resources, advice, ideas, examples would you add?
  • Addressing the summer slide: Allanah King is creating a shared document with strategies for addressing the summer slump over the holidays and invites you to share and add any ideas to the slide deck - that you have for supporting and engaging learners over the holiday period. Please feel free to dive in, contribute and share with others.

These groups have been created for everyone to dive into. Do you have an observation, a wondering, trend, concern question to share? 

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Anyone can create a group in edSpace - school, kura or Kāhui Ako (CoL). We've created a mock-up group to show you how to use one yourselves. Kāhui Ako mock-up space.

If you want to know more about creating groups in edSpace see the following webinar recording that highlights some key understandings (purpose, potential) and practice tips for setting up and maintaining groups in edSpace.

Anyone wanting some handy tips on ways to facilitate online community groups, might also like to play edSpace group owners Bingo.

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Want a personalised approach to professional learning? Then we have over 100 face to face and online workshops, seminars and courses planned for you in 2018. Check out the upcoming CORE events, ensure your placement by clicking on the Register button in the description of the event and enrol today. 

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Where can I find help?


edSpace group pages: Has instructional videos and tips on why/how to use edSpace, including how to submit interesting looking posts, comments and more.

One tip a week: Has useful tips for setting up edSpace as your social network portal including an invitation for schools/kura and Kāhui Ako to make their own groups in edSpace.

Contact Help@CORE or your community facilitator, Tessa Gray

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