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Hei Pānui edSpace | mō te marama Whiringa-ā-rangi 2017

TessTēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo o lelei and welcome to the edSpace pānui mō te marama Whiringa-ā-rangi. This is our monthly round-up for the beginning of November celebrating activity from across our edSpace community.

edSpace is your community, where you can network with like-minded educators. You can be the voice for change. Why not join or start a group; ask a question, share a resource, offer a challenge or discuss a current issue that matters to you most. You might be surprised to see who else is inspired to dig a little deeper with you...

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What's new?

Feel free to join the following new groups or popular groups and either respond or start your own discussions. We'd love to hear from you.

Kāhui Ako mock up image 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

You and your colleagues can streamline your work together through a secure group portal (closed group), rather than having these spread out across various emails, blogs, social platforms and it's FREE!

If you want to know more, feel free to message your community facilitator, Tessa Gray.

These threads and blogs have been started and await your ideas, views and reflection:

Featured buttonCORE education recently hosted uLearn17, 3 day premiere conference for NZ educators. We've captured some keynote messages for you, even if you didn't go to uLearn, so feel free to join the uLearn17 discussion group and contribute to the following. 

Ann Milne Keynote: Colouring in the White Spaces: Missed Dr Ann Milne's keynote? No worries, we've captured all of this for you here including the full video of her presentation. How do these messages speak to you?

A little can be huge when colouring in white spaces: Dr Ann Milne has offered us a wero (a challenge) that once our Māori children know who they are, they will be culturally strong and academically strong. Are there some deliberate actions we can identify to remove the barriers for those not in the dominant culture? Little to huge…what could these look like? 

Eric Mazur Keynote: Innovating education to educate innovators: In his keynote, Eric unpacked with us the sorts of activity going on among the students - emphasising the difference between transmission of information and construction of knowledge that must take place in the minds of the learners. Want to know more? Tell us what you thought of this keynote.

Write our world: Allanah King shares a new social sharing platform for students to share dual language books written in Book Creator for Chrome. Lots of potential here for our students to use their first language when publishing online. Do you have tips or examples to share? Join the Upsize my reo group to contribute.

Reviewing some new research around Learning Tools from MSFT: Sam McNeill shares his analysis of some research about whether or not some digital learning tools can enhance literacy for learners. Sam says welcomes any feedback or insights you may want to share in response.

Challenge you hope to raise, address or overcome: Post your challenge here

Friday funny: Check out this ex-Kiwi principal making a huge difference in American schools - inspiring! Do you have any Friday gems to share?


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Screenshot of group webinar LIVE WEBINAR: Facilitating groups in edSpace, 22 November, 3.45pm - 4.45pm This live webinar is for anyone who wants to create or build a community group in edSpace. This webinar will; highlight some key understandings around the purpose and potential for setting up and maintaining groups in edSpace, look at practical ways to invite new members, share some top tips for using the group tools and briefly look at some effective strategies for facilitating online. Enrol now.

We have a large variety and choice of online courses or programmes on offer for 2018 to best suit the personalised learning needs of your those in your school. Check these out and ensure your placement by clicking on the Register button in the description of the event and enrol today. 

Connected Educator
Connected Educator NZ: Check out the new Starter Kete from Connected Educator on how to try new things, and grow personally and professionally. Attended an event? Then why stay connected by joining the Connected Educator group and continuing those connections by sharing resources, ideas, wonderings and more...


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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.

edSpace is learning to walk: Check out our online community is growing. 

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