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Tohatoha releases card game to teach Creative Commons licensing

20 December 2018

Tohatoha NZ has released a new educational card game that aims to teach players about Creative Commons licensing in a fun and engaging way.

The game itself is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC-BY-SA), which means users can share, adapt and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

“Anyone is welcome to download the cards, design their own scenarios, and adapt the game for local needs,” says Henk. Rules for play  and a set of scenarios  are available on the Tohatoha web site, as well as GitHub .

Decks of cards with the CC licenses on them, along with a selection of paintings of New Zealand native birds in place of the face cards, are now available for purchase from Tohatoha for $10.00 per pack, including postage and packing.

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Safer Internet Day

20 December 2018

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

  • Safer Internet Day is Tuesday 5 February 2019
  • The theme is, Together for a Better Internet

Coordinated in New Zealand by Netsafe, the day is an opportunity for people, schools, industry and organisations to unite together to raise awareness and start conversations about online safety.

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17 December 2018

In this final newsletter for the year, we have the latest updates from the Enabling e-Learning website and online community .

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Tomorrow's Schools review

10 December 2018

The Government review of Tomorrow’s Schools by the Independent Taskforce is completed. Their report: Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini has now been released for public consultation. Stakeholder feedback on the report and its recommendations will be critical to inform Government decision making in 2019.

Submissions or queries can be emailed to tomorrows.schools@education.govt.nz  Taskforce-led regional hui will take place in February/March 2019. More information on these will be available in early 2019.

Access the full report and the report summary from Tomorrow's Schools Review »

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Flickr is changing

08 November 2018

Free Flickr accounts are now going to be limited to 1000 photos. If users want to store more photos, they will need to purchase a $50USD/year Pro account.

Photos uploaded with a Creative Commons licence before 1 November 2018 will remain on the site, even if the user account is over the 1000 image limit.

More information from Flickr blog posts »

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02 November 2018

Find out about new resources, and what is coming up this term.

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Media Literacy Week

Media Literacy Week: 5 – 9 November

02 November 2018

Media Literacy Week is spearheaded by the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). 

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Free Chrome licensing for all New Zealand schools

02 November 2018

Starting on November 1, all state and state-integrated schools across New Zealand, will be able to claim Ministry-funded Chrome Education licenses at no cost courtesy of Google and New Zealand Ministry of Education.

Learn more »

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What's Your Story? – Poster competition closing soon

01 November 2018

Entries for this year's 'What's Your Story?' poster competition close this Sunday, 5 November! Young people between the ages of 5–12 can create a poster about the theme "What does the good side of the internet look like?" to be in to win cash prizes up to $1,000 for themselves and their school.

Enter now »

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NCEA Review – End of public engagement

30 October 2018

On 27 May, the Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins, launched the NCEA Review to the public and asked New Zealanders to have their say on the future of NCEA. The public engagement phase has just closed almost five months later on 19 October.

Over 16,000 people engaged directly in the NCEA Review, with 8,058 filling in a survey or detailed submission. Approximately 8,000 people attended a workshop, meeting, hui, fono, focus group, in-depth interview or debate.

Read more about the public engagement on NCEA

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Progress and consistency tools update

29 October 2018

PaCT has some new features designed to make students’ progress and achievement in relation to The New Zealand Curriculum more visible.

New progress features include:

  1. Expected curriculum progress: This shows the progress expected through levels 1 to 5 of the curriculum. It is based on the expectation that students will take two years of schooling to move through each level of the NZC. It provides a visual trajectory for expected achievement and appropriate rates of progress in relation to the demands of the curriculum.
  2. Typical progress: This shows the achievement of the middle 50% of students (between the 25th and 75th percentiles). It is based on data collected within PaCT. It shows student achievement in relation to the wider population.
  3. Progress trend: This shows what the student’s expected rate of progress will be over the next 12 months, if learning conditions are unchanged. It is based on the student’s achievement over the previous 14 months.
  4. Progress narratives: Concise general descriptions, which summarise what students can usually do when they achieve at different stages of the New Zealand Curriculum levels (this is shown on the PaCT scale).

Progress reports can be tailored and used for teaching and learning including conversations with students, parents, and whānau.

Find out more information and get support

Update on progress tool for Māori medium – Te Waharoa Ararau (TWA)

Kura are strongly encouraged to keep using Te Waharoa Ararau and can continue to access support for this progress tool from Kia Ata Mai Trust .

Anga Tupuranga (learning progression frameworks) will be developed and tested with the Māori medium sector throughout 2019. Concept design thinking for the Anga Tupuranga is grounded in te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori as Te Marautanga o Aotearoa identifies the need to consider knowledge and skills relevant to the learner from the old world, the contemporary world and the new world.

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Digital citizenship week

16 October 2018

Digital citizenship week is 15-19 October. ISTE challenges educators to commit to fostering digital citizenship in your own way. Join the #DigCitCommit movement with ISTE. They'll send you few tips and reminders to help you track your progress toward meeting your #DigCitCommit goals throughout the year. 

Enabling e-Learning

Term 4 – Calendar of events on Enabling e-Learning

11 October 2018

We have a fresh series of free online webinars and forums to support your professional learning and development for Term 4. 

Find out and share what's on with your colleagues

Enabling e-Learning


28 September 2018

Our final newsletter for Term 3 is out now. Find out about new content on the website, new resources, and what is coming up for Term 4. 

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Collaborative teaching

26 September 2018

This new page has information, resources, and school stories on developing collaborative capabilities and explores different approaches to collaborative teaching.

Read more about collaborative teaching »

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Snapshot of learning – Flipped learning at Ashhurst School

17 September 2018

Principal, Heath Chittenden introduced the flipped learning model to Ashhurst School in 2014. This schoolwide approach to learning has focused teachers and improved student learning outcomes, particularly in boys writing. 

Read the full snapshot of learning »

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Launch of the Leadership Strategy for the teaching profession and Educational Leadership Capability Framework

31 August 2018

The Education Council have launched the Leadership Strategy for the growth and development of leadership capability for all registered teachers.

The Leadership Strategy for the teaching profession of Aotearoa New Zealand 

The Leadership Strategy for the teaching profession of Aotearoa New Zealand

The Leadership Strategy supports the growth and development of leadership capability for all registered teachers across English medium and Māori medium settings, in positional and non-positional roles.

The Strategy sets out a guiding framework for teachers to develop their leadership capability – aiming to make leadership development accessible to everyone.

The Educational Leadership Capability Framework

Educational Leadership Capability Framework

The Educational Leadership Capability Framework (the Capability Framework) is designed to support the Leadership Strategy to advance educational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Capability Framework gives life to the Leadership Strategy and outlines the core educational capabilities needed for effective leadership across different levels of the profession. It provides all teachers with a practical tool to identify, grow, and develop their leadership capability. It illustrates what leadership looks like in practice, in kura, schools, and early childhood education services.

Download the Leadership Strategy and Capability Framework »

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Netsafe launches new text service for young people

28 August 2018

NetSafe have launched a new text service aimed at making it easier for young people to get support for online challenges.

Netsafe offers the free and confidential service to help students understand the options available to them for dealing with the situation. This includes other types of bullying and abuse using digital technology like voicemail and text. The contact centre is open 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am – 5pm on weekends. 

  • Get in touch by texting "Netsafe" to 4282.
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New NetSafe Kit launched

22 August 2018

The Netsafe Kit has been launched! It offers educators a selfserve model of tools and resources, knowledge and concepts, and ways of keeping up-to-date with the latest around online safety, digi citizenship, and wellbeing. The kit is designed to help school leaders and educators support their young people, staff, and community to develop capabilities, skills and values for managing online challenges, risks, and opportunities.  

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Digital Technologies and the NZ Curriculum – Your guide to finding support and getting ready

16 August 2018

This new resource will help you and your community learn more about the new digital technologies curriculum content, the supports available to help unpack the new content, and how you can access that support.

Digital Technologies and the New Zealand Curriculum – Your guide to finding support and getting ready

Digital Technologies and the New Zealand Curriculum – Your guide to finding support and getting ready

Information supporting schools and teachers understand and implement the new Digital Technologies strands

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