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Hei Pānui edSpace | mō te marama Hui-Tanguru 2018

TessTēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo o lelei and welcome back to the New Year, school and our edSpace pānui mō te marama Hui-Tanguru, our monthly round-up for February 2018.

At a quick glance, there are:

  • 1501 edSpace members, 645 users in edSpace last week alone
  • 181,384 page views since July 2017, 6,171 pageviews in the last week alone.

Our featured Treaty Talks series is a must not to miss. How are your tamariki engaging with the Te Titiri? We'd love to hear more...feel free to share your stories here >>>

edSpace is your community; a place to ask questions, connect with others, share you work, learning, resources and more. We invite you to fill in the quick survey (below) and provide us with some valuable feedback about how edSpace can work better for you.

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

  • Seesaw - a student driven digital learning journal: Seesaw is the student driven digital learning journal that empowers students to share their learning to an authentic audience - their parents and whānau. Feel free to join this community to find out more.
  • PencilsTe Hono: An open space for early childhood educators. We want you to make this professional online community a place where you can share your thoughts, experiences, and ideas about using Te Whāriki. 
  • Building a Digital Portfolio: Interested in different approaches and tools for curating a professional portfolio for yourself? Then this group is for you.
  • Collaborative Practices in Secondary Schools: This is the post-workshop activity for CORE Education course 18-8: Collaborative Practices in the Secondary School and a space for anyone else interested in the potential of collaborative practice in a secondary environment.
  • JumpStart My Reo 2018: Nau piki mai. Ko tōku manawa, ko tō manawa! This is a space for anyone wanting to share their successes and failures with the intent to increase confidence and competency in the Māori language. You may have only just started your journey, so here's to an exciting future learning the Māori language. What you share and contribute to will inspire and encourage others, so please SHARE!
  • Taupānga Kūkara 2018: Piki mai rā.  Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini kē! Kua whakaritea tēnei iPae hei wāhi whakawhiti kōrero, whakawhiti whakaaro.  E tuamanko hoki ana ka noho hei wāhi toha, hei wāhi whakangungu.  Nā reira, whakairihia ngā kōrero, ngā ataata, ngā whakaahua me ōna whakamārama hei matapaki mā tātou.  Mauri tū, mauri ora! 

On the wire

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

  • Are we just running the gauntlet? In this short read, Jill Bevan-Brown shines a light on those things we might not be aware of, or feel we can’t change - yet need to challenge, to ensure (gifted) Māori students are thriving in mainstream environments. The examples shared are troublesome and confronting.
  • Promote creativity and higher order thinking with your studentsIn this half hour recorded breakout session from Google for Education: Australia and New Zealand on air, Alfina Jackson shares some digital examples of ways to encourage students to develop creativity and higher order thinking. 
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Anaru White shares a special live event and a podcast to support some innovative thinking about ways to bring Te Tiriti o Waitangi alive in the classroom. ** Recording of this event to come. 
  • LEARNING TO THRIVE IN A TRANSFORMING WORLD: Derek Wenmoth invites us to explore the following concepts deeper, by reflecting on the rich questions posed in his blog in relation to a) Focus on building capabilities, B) Learning as a disposition, and C) Learning involves everyone. What speaks to you the most for the beginning of 2018?
  • How are you using Seesaw in your school? Many teachers are asking about how schools/teachers are implementing Seesaw into their programmes. Nicki Tempero asks, how are you integrating Seesaw into your programme and what tips and tricks have you got to share? Feel free to join this group to post comments of your own.

These open 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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What's coming up?

Check out the latest events and what's coming your way soon. Don't miss out, register now!

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Where can I find help?

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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 how to invite your friends to groups.

We'd love for you to tell us how edSpace is working for you and what you'd like to see more of. Feel free to dive into this quick survey and provide some feedback.

Dive in, ask a question, get involved.

Until next month, Hei konā mai smiley

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