This week on Connected Educator


A range of events are happening this week as part of Connected Educator.  Below are a few highlights.


NZQA update on Digital Moderation

November 9 @ 3:45 pm4:45 pm

NZQA is in the process of developing a new digital, quality assurance platform to verify assessment judgements, made by teachers in schools, for internally assessed standards. The aim of this presentation is to present our progress with digital moderation and to show how our new web-based platforms are being built and created to create an on-line, collaborative community for teachers to provide national consistency.

Link to the recording: on Computational Thinking and Coding is self-paced free teacher and student-teacher PD about using digital technologies for teaching and learning. This post introduces computational thinking and coding.

Unpacking digital fluency, what is it, how can we work towards digital literacy

Enabling e-Learning states on the Digital fluency page:

Digital literacy and digital fluency describe students’ level of ability in using digital technologies to achieve desired learning outcomes.

Digital fluency is a disposition – A digitally fluent person can decide when to use specific digital technologies to achieve their desired outcome. They can articulate why the tools they are using will provide their desired outcome.

Join us in the forum discussion when we unpack digital fluency. We look at what it is, and how we can work towards supporting our students to be digitally fluent.

This discussion will take place in the Enabling e-Learning: Teaching group.


Global Education Conference

We are pleased to announce the seventh annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, will be held Sunday, November 13 through Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (November 17th in some time zones).
The entire virtual conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate platform.
The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity.