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e-Learning enables learning opportunities to be tailored to students’ individual needs and interests, improving achievement and engagement.

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Using Minecraft as a tool for learning

All schools have free access to Minecraft: Education Edition through the Ministry of Education's software agreement with Microsoft.

Read more about using Minecraft in your classroom »  

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App development in the classroom

This page has information and resources that will help you teach app development in your classroom, as well as outlining the benefits that app development has for student learning.

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Digital Technologies is now part of the national curriculum for all students from Year 1–13. Students have the opportunity to specialise from year 11 to year 13. From 2020 all schools will teach the new content.

Find out

  • what the new technological areas are all about
  • supports available for implementing digital technologies in your school curriculum
  • how you can prepare to teach digital technologies in your classroom.

Digital Technologies and the NZC »

Find practical information and classroom examples of using digital technologies to support students develop agency.
Using digital technologies to support learner agency »

Online resources to support teachers planning for:

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Practical information and examples to support you with developing your current school practices for responsible digital citizens.

More information on Digital citizenship »

The inclusive classrooms  section provides information and examples demonstrating how you can use digital technologies to build a classroom community where every child is valued and is able to reach their potential.

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Practical steps for integrating technologies into your assessment processes.

Find out more about Assessment and e-learning »  

Closing the STEM gap: Why STEM classes and careers still lack girls and what we can do about it
Conditions and context can make a significant difference to encouraging girls into STEM subjects. Showing them how STEM is applicable outside the classroom influences choices.

More recent research »

Spirals of inquiry

Timperly, Kaser and Halbert (2014)

Find out how to add an e-learning lens to your teacher inquiry. 

Read snapshots of teacher inquiries and watch teachers explain their process and outcomes.

Go to Teaching as inquiry »

Snapshots of learning illustrate effective use of digital technologies to support learning and teaching, with links to supporting resources.

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Literature suggests we need to be future-oriented and adaptable, adopting a more complex view of knowledge, that incorporates knowing, doing, and being.

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Find out more about future-focused learning »

Innovative learning environment

Innovative learning environments  provides information and examples to support teachers working collaboratively.

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Use the information and practical classroom examples across the curriculum to transform your teaching through deliberate planning for the use of ICTs.

Te Ako | Teaching is one of the five dimensions of the e-Learning Planning Framework. This website is designed to support schools develop their e-learning capability across the five dimensions. The Te Ako page contains school stories and examples to support Kura Kaupapa Māori.

e-Learning community discussions

Join these groups to participate in discussions with other teachers/educators about the content here, or that is relevant for you.

Enabling e-Learning
e-Learning: Leadership
e-Learning: Teaching
e-Learning: Technologies
e-Learning: Professional Learning
e-Learning: Beyond the classroom
Using the e-Learning Planning Frameworks

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