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Utilities, tools and gadgets

Utilities, tools, and gadgets may be used to support learning by providing organisational capacity, tracking capability, or activities to reinforce learning. They can be stand-alone hand held devices, or they may be application-based or downloaded software connected to mobile devices or computers.

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Quizlet

Students at Ashburton Intermediate in Christchurch developed an understanding of subject specific vocabulary through the use of online flashcards.

Tags: Diverse learners, English, Science, Utilities/tools/gadgets, Primary, Upper primary

SurveyMonkey

Students used software to support formative assessment in mathematics.

Tags: Assessment, Mathematics and statistics, Utilities/tools/gadgets, Primary, Upper primary

SportyPal

Students at Stanley Avenue School in Te Aroha were empowered to take increased responsibility for developing their personal fitness using the utility application SportyPal.

Tags: Health and physical education, Mathematics and statistics, Utilities/tools/gadgets, Primary, Upper primary

Geocaching

Geocaching was used at Papatoetoe High School to strengthen students’ ‘learning to learn’ capabilities, and deepen teachers’ understandings of effective teaching.  

Tags: Cross-curricular, Effective pedagogy, Social sciences, Utilities/tools/gadgets, Lower secondary, Secondary

Switch it! Maker 2 and Choose it! Maker 2

Switch it! Maker 2 and Choose it! Maker 2 were used to help a non-verbal, high needs student make activity choices with a single press head-switch.

Tags: Cross-curricular, Diverse learners, Assistive technologies, Utilities/tools/gadgets, Lower primary, Lower secondary, Middle primary, Primary, Secondary, Upper primary, Upper secondary

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Developing effective teaching and learning through Geocaching

Read how Geocaching was used to strengthen students’ ‘learning to learn’ capabilities, and deepen teachers’ understandings of effective teaching.  


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