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A collection of online resources to support learning and teaching using digital technologies.

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Digital citizenship

Resources and school stories supporting teachers to plan for students to become responsible digital citizens.

Software for learning

Classroom examples demonstrating the effective integration of digital technologies into learning and teaching.

ANZAC day e-learning resources

A range of resources to help teachers plan for and assist learners' understanding about ANZAC day. 

Classroom teaching resources
Key resource

Digistore – Te pātaka matihiko

A storehouse of digital content to support learning across the curriculum. Use the search function to find images, songs, learning objects, audio, video, collections, teacher resources, and assessment resources.

Waitangi Day – how will you commemorate?
Online resources compiled by NZC Online.

Waitangi Day resource round up!
A blog post with a list of useful books and downloadable resources to support primary school teachers introduce Waitangi Day.

Waitangi Day
Free downloadable resources from ABC Teaching.

Te wiki o te reo Māori
Order or download free classroom resources and posters from the Māori Language Commission for use in the classroom.

Māori language week
Te wiki o te reo Māori information and links to resources from NZC Online.

Maori Language Week – Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori quiz
A 10 question quiz to test your knowledge and find a place to start development.

Te Kupu o te Wiki
Register for Kupu o te Rā and you will also receive Te Kupu o te Wiki every Monday.

Story: Te reo Māori – the Māori language alphabet
An interactive from the Te Ara website to support pronunciation of the Māori alphabet.

Story: Te reo Māori – the Māori language consonants
An interactive from the Te Ara website to support pronunciation of consonants in te reo Māori. 

Māori language week – NZ History
History of Māori language, Māori words every New Zealander should know, Māori place names, and more information to support learning.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week
Online resources and supporting student learning from Christchurch city libraries.

Seven stars of Matariki

Watch Seven Stars of Matariki author Toni Rolleston-Cummins read her book on this YouTube clip. This video was made by Wellington City Libraries in association with Huia Publishers.

Matariki – the Māori New Year

Information and links to nationwide Matariki events.

wickED interactive Matariki

Locate Matariki in this wickED interactive in English and te reo Māori .

A beginner's guide to finding Matariki

A blog post on the Te Ara website providing pictures and instructions for locating Matariki at night.

Matariki star weaving

A YouTube clip demonstrating how to create stars from ribbon. A simple activity, which can be done in the classroom.

Matariki teacher resource

A downloadable resource from TePapa, which includes:

    • information about the relevance of Matariki to Māori
    • practical activities relating to the themes of kaitiakitanga (guardianship), musical instruments, and Māori cloaks
    • Māori vocabulary lists to extend your students’ reo Māorireo Māori Māori languageMāori language.

Matariki for schools

Four pages of cross-curricular classroom activities from the NZ History website.

Matariki

A list of resources for teachers to use with students collated by the National Library NZ.

Matariki – the Māori New Year

A list of activities and resources compiled by NZC Online.

Christchurch city libraries

Matariki teachers' resource

A comprehensive list of resources compiled by Christchurch City Libraries. It contains resources to support Arts, English, Social Sciences, and Science.

12 Huia Birds
George Henare brings the tale of the huia to life in English and Te Reo Māori through a partly animated, partly illustrated story. Comes with printable supporting materials . This is available as a free download from the iTunes store. 

iMarae
A guide for students and teachers showing what to do on a marae visit from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. This app is available as a free download from the iTunes store.

wickED – Māori themed interactives in English
Interactive activities for students to assist in learning te reo and tikanga Māori.

wickED – Māori interactives
Interactive activities for students to assist in learning te reo and tikanga Māori. Interactives are in te reo Māori.

Te Whata Raki 
Students learn about some traditional stories, told through waiata, pictures, and other web resources. A Christchurch city Libraries resource. 

Kōrero Māori give it a go  
An interactive guide to speaking basic Māori. Learn how to pronounce Māori words and basic conversational phrases. Choose a topic, study the word list, and test yourself with the three simple quizzes.

Te Pūmanawa (The Breath of Life)
A Māori language and culture interactive mobile app, which is accessible on all mobile devices including: Smartphones (Android or Apple) iPads, tablets, notebooks, and desktop computers.

Kura  (iTunes) – Kura  (Android)
A mobile phone application developed by Victoria University’s Faculty of Education. The Kura app includes a range of games modules that allow users to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Maori language.

Māui and his first journey app
A bilingual app for iPhone and iPad is available as a free download from the iTunes store. Māui and his first journey interweaves positive parenting, child development, and brain development information into the traditional pakiwaitara about Māui growing up. Voiced by prominent kaumātua Amster Reedy of Ngāti Porou, the app has been developed by award-winning developer Flightless and illustrated by Ali Teo. Māui and his first journey is available online .

Milly, Molly Māori library
The Milly Molly series of books is now in te reo Māori. These books relate the adventures of two little girls from different ethnic backgrounds with their multi-cultural friends. The books have been written to promote the acceptance of diversity, sound values, and the learning of life skills, ”We may look different but we feel the same.” This iPad app, will download as an empty bookshelf. Users can browse and download free books from the library. The app has a range of built-in supports, such as options to highlight the text, touch a word to hear it read aloud, and the ability to record your own narration.

Ruaumoko: The rumbling voice
An interactive digital book narrated by deaf Māori students in Te Reo Turi and New Zealand Sign Language. This narration is supported by text and audio in Te Reo Māori and English.

The digital book is available from:

Te ako i te reo Māori
Practical activities and resources to support learning te reo Māori, pronunciation, and tikanga Māori, from the Māori Language Commission.

Te reo Māori in English-medium schools
Information and resources relevant to the teaching and learning of te reo Māori in English-medium schools, in this TKI community.

He Reo Tupu, He Reo Ora
Resources for teaching Māori language effectively in the classroom, including: unit plans, resources, videos, and reomations. A TKI website.

Te Whanake
A set of textbooks, study guides, CDs, teachers' manuals, and a dictionary for learning and teaching Māori language. This website also provides access to a further range of associated free online resources for independent learning and interaction.

Kōrero Māori
Māori language learning for beginners and fluent speakers.

Ka mau te wehi
Ka mau te wehi is based on levels 1 and 2 of the draft Te Reo Māori in The New Zealand Curriculum. The resource contains 20 units of work, each having a distinct theme providing opportunities to learn and practise new language. The units are made up of a number of activities based on video clips, which support and guide the teacher when working with students. 

Māori dictionary online
Look up words, phrases, and proverbs in Māori.

Story: Te reo Māori – the Māori language alphabet
An interactive from the Te Ara website to support pronunciation of the Māori alphabet.

Story: Te reo Māori – the Māori language consonants
An interactive from the Te Ara website to support pronunciation of consonants in te reo Māori. 

Tikanga Māori
Tikanga (guidelines and protocols) for greetings, pōwhiri, karanaga, mihimihi, marae visits, whakataukī, waiata.

Wharenui
A bilingual interactive to learn about the different parts of the wharenui. An interactive from the wickED website on TKI.

Te Kāhui Māngai
Te Kāhui Māngai is primarily designed to provide information on iwi (tribes) in New Zealand, including their rohe, hapū, marae, and representative organisations. It also includes certain national and Māori organisations.

How Maui slowed the sun
An animated YouTube clip, read in Māori with English subtitles.

The fish of Maui
The legend of how Maui caught the great fish that is the North Island of New Zealand. This YouTube clip is visual only. It has no text.

Te ika a Maui
A PhotoStory of The Fish of Maui– Te Ika a Maui retold by Solway Primary School children in Masterton New Zealand on YouTube.

Hei Waiata, Hei Whakakoakoa
Waiata with a songbook with lyrics, song sheets, curriculum achievement objectives, and suggestions for activities

Resources to support teaching practice

These resources provide supporting materials for teachers to develop the cultural competencies such as Manaakitanga (enabling akonga/learner outcomes such as knowing about local tikanga and respecting the culture of akonga), and engage learners.

Key resources
Tātaiako – Cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners

Tātaiako – Cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners
Five competencies to support teachers with personalising learning for and with Māori learners, to ensure they enjoy education success as Māori. A document from the New Zealand Teachers Council designed for teachers in early childhood education (ECE) services, primary, and secondary schools. 

Supporting Māori students
Classroom strategies for inclusive teaching and learning. A guide for teachers and school leaders. 

Teachers as learners: Improving outcomes for Māori and Pasifika students through inquiry
Learning materials illustrating how teachers use an inquiry approach to become more culturally responsive and improve learning outcomes for their Māori and Pasifika students.

Kahikitia – Accelerating success 2013-2017
The Ministry of Education's strategy to rapidly change how the education system performs so that all Māori students gain the skills, qualifications and knowledge they need to enjoy and achieve education success as Māori.

Me Kōrero, Let’s Talk!

Ideas and experiences from Māori students and whānau to guide the development of an education system supporting the development of confident, successful, culturally intelligent, bilingual young people who will contribute positively to New Zealand. Downloadable PDF documents are at the bottom of the page.

Te Mangōroa
A portal to stories, reports, statistics, and reviews from across TKI and other sites that reflect effective practices to support Māori learners to achieve education success as Māori. Te Mangōroa contains practical illustrations of what Ka Hikitia  means for teaching and learning. A resource for English-medium schools.

Hā o te Rā  
Interactive language sessions with others online, a course delivered via Webinar (for group sessions) and Skype for one-on-one sessions.

Creating a digital mihi
PowerPoint slides and teacher notes on how and why to create a digital mihi.

Education for Māori: Relationships between schools and whānau
Information about relationships between families and schools. This report gives examples of practices that build effective relationships and highlights the importantance for Māori to know who the people behind the school gate are, as well as what those people do. Whānau, primary, and secondary schools were surveyed to find out what they thought about their relationships.
Author: Report for the controller and auditor-general Tumuaki o te Mana Aratoke
Published: 2015

Partners in learning: Schools’ engagement with parents, families, and communities in New Zealand
The Education Review Office (ERO) conducted an external evaluation in over two hundred New Zealand schools to find out more about the engagement between schools and the parents and whānau of their students. It expands on the six key factors critical to enhancing and strengthening this engagement: leadership, relationships, school culture, partnerships, community networks, and communication.
Authors: C. Mutch and S. Collins 
Published: 2012

Critical success factors for effective use of e-learning with Māori learners
The experiences of participants at a hui in December 2004 are described.
Author: Institutes of technology and polytechnics of New Zealand
Published: 2004

Critical success factors and effective pedagogy for e-learning in tertiary education
Information about effective teaching and learning practices for e-learning in tertiary education to enhance learning outcomes for Māori e-learners.
Author: NZCER
Published: 2004

Blended e-learning for Māori and Pasifika group
An open group in the Virtual Learning Network (VLN) for educators that wish to have access to the resources, or who would like to engage in the discussions focused on a professional e-learning approach to working with Māori and Pasifika students.

Using ICTs to support our Māori learners
Join this discussion thread in the Enabling e-Learning community.

Celebrating te reo Māori
Ideas and links to support the teaching of te reo Māori in classrooms – a blog post.

Te wiki o te reo Māori – Celebrate Māori language week
Find out about, and share resources, ideas, and activities, using ICTs for te wiki o te reo Māori in this In this discussion thread. 

SAF Māori
A place for Student Achievement Function (SAF) Māori to share ideas, discuss issues, post ideas and pictures, list useful tools/resources/books, and to post readings. You can request membership to join this closed group.

giftEDnz He Kahui Pumanawa members only
Writers and mentors work together to support the development of resources for teaching gifted Māori learners. You can request membership to join this closed group.

Classroom teaching resources

Pasifika dual language books

The Pasifika dual language resources are designed to support the early language and literacy learning of Pasifika new entrant students in English-medium classrooms. Teacher and parent support material accompanies these resources. Many of the dual language books are available as PDFs and all the books are available as MP3 audio files. Print copies of the texts are available from  Down the Back of the Chair.

Pasifika digital legends

A library of digital legends based on traditional stories from the TurtlePacific, retold in English and Pasifika languages, by New Zealand students as digital stories. The translations include Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Fijian, Niue, and Māori languages. Support material summarising the process of creating a digital legend, unit plans, help sheets, and resources is available from this TKI site.

Pasifika poetry
A celebration of the poetry of tagata o te moana nui, the peoples of the Pacific on the New Zealand electronic poetry centre website.

2017 Pacific Language Weeks
  • Samoa Language Week – 28 May-3 Jun
  • Cook Islands Language Week – 30 Jul-5 Aug
  • Tonga Language Week – 3-9 Sep 
  • Tuvalu Language Week – 24-30 Sep
  • Fiji Language Week – 1-7 Oct
  • Vagahau Niue Language Week – 15-21 Oct
  • Tokelau Language Week – 22-28 Oct

Teaching and learning gagana Sāmoa
Practical classroom resources from the Pasifika Education Community on TKI include:

  • Learning Sāmoan
  • Storybooks for students with downloadable teacher resources
  • Sāmoa language week
  • Audio files of stories in English and Sāmoan and the Sāmoan alphabet

Gagana Sāmoa website
This website lists common phrases and provides audio to help with pronunciation.

Sāmoan Language Week
Information and resources about Sāmoan Language Week from the Human Rights Commission.

Sāmoan language week
Follow Sāmoan language week activities on Facebook for discussion and a round up of national events and activities.

Digistore – Te Pātaka Matihiko
This Digistore search result for "Sāmoan" lists several resources that can be used in the classroom to support teaching and learning. 

The coconet
Online language games to support students learning Sāmoan.

wickED: Pasifika
This section from the wickED website on TKI provides several interactive activities for students to support learning about people and places in the South Pacific, and Pasifika languages.

Cook Islands language week events across New Zealand
Cook Islands Māori language week is an annual event. 

There are five languages spoken in the Cook Islands. English and Cook Islands Māori are the official languages (except on Palmerston where only English is official).

The other languages are:

  • Pukapukan – from the island of Pukapuka, which is geographically and linguistically closer to Samoa
  • Rakahanga/Manihiki – spoken on the islands of the same name 
  • Tongarevan – spoken on the island of Penrhyn.

Cook Islands Language Week
Information and resources to support teaching and learning activities for Cook Islands Language Week from the Human Rights Commission.

Cook Islands Māori
Downloadable teaching and learning resources from the Pasifika Education Community on TKI.

Resources include:

  • The Cook Islands Māori Language Guidelines
  • I-E-Ko-Ko! An Introduction to Cook Islands Māori – a multimedia resource to support teaching and learning of Cook Islands Māori from Years 7 to 10
  • storybooks and downloadable teacher support materials
  • resources to support Cook Island Language Week.

What's on – Cook Islands Language Week – Te ‘Epetoma o Te Reo Kūki ‘Āirani
Listen to Cook Islands Māori words and greetings and read Cook Islands Māori online storybooks.

Simple Cook Islands words and phrases
A downloadable PDF from the Human Rights Commission website.

Cook Islands Māori language week/Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani
This NZC Online resource page provides ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the languages of the Cook Islands with your school community.

Tonga Language Week
Information and resources to support teaching and learning activities for Tonga Language Week from the Human Rights Commission.

Lea faka-Tonga
Downloadable teaching and learning resources from the Pasifika Education Community on TKI.

Resources include:

Lea Faka-Tonga  NZQA quality assured assessment resources to support internally assessed Level 1,2, and 3 registered achievement standards for Lea Faka-Tonga aligned with The New Zealand Curriculum.

Digital dialects – Tongan
Online games to help with building vocabulary and learning the Tongan language.

Tongan for beginners
A series of seven lessons for beginners learning the Tongan language.

Vagahau Niue Language Week
Information and resources to support teaching and learning activities for Vagahau Niue Language Week from the Human Rights Commission.

All about the Rock: Niuean language week
10 things you should know about Niue from TePapa's blog.

Niuean language week
A series of Niuean heritage images from Auckland libraries.

Vagahau Niue
Downloadable teaching and learning resources from the Pasifika Education Community on TKI.

Resources include:

  • Learning guidelines Tau Hatakiaga ma e Vahahau Niue: The Niue Language Guidelines  
  • Learning Language series  Haia! An Introduction to Vagahau Niue – a multimedia resource to support teaching and learning of vagahau Niue at Years 7–8
  • storybooks and downloadable teacher support materials.

Useful phrases
  • Fakafeiloaki: Greetings
  • Mālo ni! Hello!
  • Ulu tonu mai: Welcome
  • E fakafeiloaki atu: We greet you
  • Fakafetai: Thank you
  • Te mānaia o te aho: It is a beautiful day
  • Te mānaia o nā hiva faka-Tokelau: Tokelau dancing is beautiful
  • Tōfā ni: Good bye

Tokelau Language Week
Information and resources to support teaching and learning activities for Tokelau Language Week from the Human Rights Commission.

Tau Gagana Tokelau – Learn Tokelau
Find out more about Tokelau – the language, islands, myths, and songs. Register on the site and learn Tokelau.

Tokelau dictionary
An online Gagana Tokelau dictionary.

Seven things you should know about Tokelau
Te Papa's blog post describes seven key facts about Tokelau.

Tokelau language week
Links from the NZC website to resources that support building language and cultural understanding.

Tokelau language week – Te vaiaho o te gagana Tokelau
Resources and links from Christchurch City Libraries.

Teaching and learning Gaganan Tokelau

Resources located in the Pasifika Community on TKI:

Tuvalu Language Week
Information and resources to support teaching and learning activities for Tuvalu Language Week from the Human Rights Commission.

Tuvalu language week
Suggestions for introducing Tuvalu language into the classroom, and links to information about Tuvalu on the NZC website.

Tuvalu language week
Key words and phrases, events for the week, language resources, and more information about Tuvalu and the language on the Human Rights Commission website.

Fiji Language Week
Information and resources to support teaching and learning activities for Fiji Language Week from the Human Rights Commission.

Fiji language week
Classroom teaching resources, ideas, and suggestions for Fiji language week on NZC Online.

Learn to speak the Fijian language with Fijian online tutors, books and puzzles
A blog with simple words and phrases for everyday conversations, a Fijian dictionary, and sign-up for free lessons. Access the Fijian Phrasebook App from iTunes or Android.

Learn Fijian words
A video to help students learn the correct pronunciation of words and phrases.

Let’s Meke!
Learn about the meke, an indigenous Fijian song/dance that is performed by both men and women from the TePapa website.

Whale tooth tales
Understand the significance of tabua, a type of Fijian cultural valuable, made from polished whales’ teeth attached to a braided cord from the TePapa website.

Fijian language celebrated in New Zealand
In this episode from TVNZ’s Tangata Pasifika, students of Fijian descent connect with their language and cultural roots.

Resources to support teaching practice
Key resources

Pasifika Eduation Plan (PEP) 2013-2017
The PEP Implementation Plan 2013-2017 is an overview of the Ministry of Education and Education Partner Agencies’ programmes to achieve the goals and targets of the PEP. It includes the lead agencies, key contacts and links to more information on each programme.

Pasifika Education Plan 2013-2017: What does this mean for your school?
Manu Faaea-Semeatu talks about putting the PEP into practice in your school.

Supporting Pasifika students
Inclusive teaching and learning strategies that can be used in the classroom to create a more effective learning environment for all Pasifika students. 

Teachers as learners: Improving outcomes for Māori and Pasifika students through inquiry
Learning materials illustrating how teachers have used an inquiry approach to teaching to become more culturally responsive and to improve outcomes for their Māori and Pasifika students.

Effective teaching for Pasifika learners
A video collection exploring ways to create student-centred learning environments.

VLN: Learning with Digital Technologies for Māori and Pasifika Learners
An online discussion group in the VLN for educators to share resources, practice, and ask questions.

Pasifika language in education
A snapshot of Pasifika language in education in New Zealand Schools as at 1 July, 2012. The report describes two levels of Pasifika language learning – Pasifika medium education and Pasifika language in English medium education.

An analysis of recent Pasifika education research literature to inform and improve outcomes for Pasifika learners
This literature review highlights and clarifies key evidence towards improved learning and achievement outcomes for Pasifika learners and identifies priorities for future research in Pasifika education.
Authors: Cherie Chu, Ali Glasgow, Fuapepe Rimoni, Mimi Hodis and Luanna H. Meyer, Victoria University of Wellington
Published: July 2013

Improving education outcomes for pacific learners
Research consistently shows that the more time students spend involved in learning activities, the more they learn and the greater their achievement. The more opportunities learners have to respond to a particular content or practise a skill, the better their understanding of the material or skill.
Author: ERO 
Published: May 2012

Making a difference to Pasifika student achievement in literacy
This research report explores classroom and school-related factors associated with improvements in the literacy achievement and progress of Pasifika students beyond expected levels in schools participating in the Literacy Professional Development Project (LPDP). It also identifies the nature of the professional development support that facilitated these outcomes.

Author: Auckland UniServices Limited for the Ministry of Education
Published: November 2012

Critical success factors for effective use of e-learning by Pacific learners
In November 2005 ITPNZ contracted a team of Pacific researchers from Koloto & Associates Ltd to undertake the research component of their project. Their key objectives were to identify the critical success factors and pedagogy for increasing Pacific students’ access to, participation in, and achievement through e-learning.

Authors:Dr ‘Ana Hau‘alofa‘ia Koloto, ‘Alisi Numia Katoanga, and Lepeka Unafei Tatila 
Published: 2006

Online curriculum-based resources to support teaching and learning, funded by the Ministry of Education.

Key resource

Arts Online ICT

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Digital Technologies Guidelines (DTG)
Tools, including a set of achievement standards to assess knowledge and skills not covered by the generic technology achievement standards, and examples of learning experiences. Aimed at years 11–13 and aligned with The New Zealand Curriculum. 

e-ako maths
An NZ Maths resource to support students with developing a sound knowledge and understanding of place value, fractions, algebra, and basic facts. e-Ako maths provides a pathway of interactive learning modules (e-ako) for students to work through. Register each student for their own account so that they can explore the material at their own pace.

English Online resources
Links to classroom resources that are useful for teaching English.

ICT in English
A blog supporting the ICT in English mailing lists on English Online. It is open to all teachers of secondary English and other interested educators. It is a place to air views, share ideas, request help and resources, and establish professional relationships.

Learning Languages with ICTs
Case-studies describing the use of ICT in learning languages from years 7–10.

NZ Maths
Digital learning objects to support your classroom teaching and learning programme.

School Journals
Suggestions for using School Journals with your students. Available in digital and print. 

School Journal Story Library
Available in digital form as well as print, giving you more ways to use these resources with your students.

Science Learning Hub
Online resources for teachers years 5–10.

wickED
Curriculum-based online activities and games for primary and intermediate students.

Learning progressions App
This free application will help you use the learning progressions frameworks to support teaching and learning. Available from iTunes.

The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with Deaf Aotearoa, have launched six e-books from the Ready to Read series. These apps, and others, are available and are free to download on:

Digistore

Digital resources to support learning across the curriculum, from early childhood through to senior secondary are freely downloadable. Digistore resources are only available for New Zealand educators due to copyright restrictions .

NZ On Screen resources

Digistore has worked with NZ On Screen to provide a portal to resources relevant to the curriculum. Searching for "NZ On Screen " will provide a list of all the NZ On Screen resources linked to from the site. Each resource has detailed information to support teaching.

LEARNZ and learning with digital technologies

LEARNZ  virtual field trips are free, supported online experiences that take students and teachers to places throughout New Zealand and beyond, where they link with experts to investigate and explore their world.

Learnz teacher with Department of Conservation scientist

A LEARNZ field trip models a real field trip:

  1. Preparation: web site content and activities for students, support material for teachers such as curriculum integration (from one month before), free PLD webinars.
  2. Field trip: usually three action-packed days with diaries, podcasts, tweets, and videos uploaded overnight. Live audio conferences between schools and experts in the field, including a backchannel companion using MoE’s Adobe Connect, all managed by the LEARNZ team. Opportunities to engage further using social media platforms such as Twitter.
  3. Follow up: Evaluation, field trip prize, and reflection (up to one month after).
  • New Zealand content, including custom videos made in the field
  • Inquiry based e-learning
  • Real experiences and e-learning in context
  • Supports the vision, principles and key competencies of the NZ Curriculum
  • Fits neatly onto the e-Learning Planning Framework
  • Fosters teacher professional learning and development – PLD
  • Promotes reflective teaching practice
  • Field trips for specific learning areas like science, social sciences, the arts, health and physical education.
  • Multi-level content with field trips for primary, intermediate, and secondary audiences
  • Te reo Māori content (full translations of relevant content for selected field trips)
  • Pasifika keywords for specific content on selected field trips
  • Narrations of specific content to support emerging readers and ELL/ESOL learners
  • Mainstream experience with support for Special Needs Education
  • School-home partnership via a separate login
  • Motivating and topical, encouraging classes to take action in their local area
  • Real-time opportunities using web conferencing and social media platforms such as Twitter
  • Engaging and fun for teachers and students
  • Teacher helpline
  • MoE supported
Key resource

BLENNZ Learning library
A collection of stories about children and young people who are blind, deafblind, or have low vision written by BLENNZ educators for parents, whānau (family), and colleagues.

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DigitalNZ – Ā-tihi o Aotearoa
Access more than 19 million NZ images, articles, videos, and sound files in digital format. More than 150 organisations contribute to the service including Te Papa, the National Library, Television New Zealand, as well as many other universities, libraries, museums, and government agencies. New Zealand's most complete collection of digital content, with much of it available for reuse in the classroom. These resources are also available for search via TKI Digistore.

Free to mix: An educator’s guide to reusing digital content
Use the downloadable teacher's guide to explore digital storytelling, copyright, and data reuse. The guide has been written in conjunction with the National Library to help you and your students confidently create a remix from material you know you have the rights to reuse. It shows students why copyright and licensing exist, how they work, and how they can apply licences to their own work through simple information, suggestions for activities, and links to more resources.


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