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N4L offers schools free internet health checks ahead of online exams

14 September 2020

Network for Learning (N4L) is beginning free school internet health checks to ensure students can have the best and safest digital exam experience.

Through a partnership with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), Crown company N4L is preparing for more than 300 schools to take up the free offer to:

  • assess their exam room internet speeds and security
  • determine if there are any ‘dead spots’ without connectivity
  • check that their wireless equipment can cope with the extra demand in the exam areas.

Read the full story on the N4L website »

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Newsletter: Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

10 September 2020

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Māori langauge week Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

08 September 2020

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori takes place this year between 14 and 20 September. The chosen theme for 2020 is again "Kia Kaha te Reo Māori".

Use the resources and look out for discussions in the Enabling e-Learning community.

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Tonga language week 6-12 September

07 September 2020

Mālō e lelei!

Tonga Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga is being held this year between Sunday 6 September and Saturday 12 September.

For ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the language of Tonga with your school community go to Pacific resources»

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Creative Springboards Festival

04 September 2020

The Creative Springboards Festival is online and free. Provided by Apple Professional Learning Specialists the online virtual sessions support creative teaching and learning with iPad and Mac.

  • Daytime Sessions on 29th and 30th September
  • Twilight Sessions from 6th – 15th October

You can tailor your own program to suit your role, level of confidence and specific areas of interest.

Newsletter: Planning for remote learning

Newsletter: Planning for remote learning

18 August 2020

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Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV and Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora are back!

Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV and Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora are back!

17 August 2020

Television and radio

Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV will be back on Monday 17 August to support learning for children aged 2-to-11 years while Auckland remains in Alert Level 3.

Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV will take over TVNZ DUKE's daytime schedule 9am to 1pm on weekdays. Programming for younger children includes the popular Karen’s House at 9am, followed by programmes for children aged 5 to 7, including junior movement with the Dingle Foundation and junior science and maths with Suzy Cato.

DUKE is available on Freeview channel 13, Sky and Vodafone TV channel 23.
It can be live streamed on the TVNZ website . Content will be available for catch up viewing on TVNZ OnDemand.

All earlier episodes of Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV remain available through TVNZ OnDemand.

Māori TV

Mauri Reo Mauri Ora is back to support learning for children aged 0 to 18 years.
Mauri Reo Mauri Ora will be airing again on Te Reo Māori Channel via SkyTV, Vodafone channel 82 and Freeview Channel 15 from 9am to 3pm on weekdays.
Korou Whangataua, Juneea Silbery and Ani-Piki Tuari will host these interactive sessions focused on kōhungahunga in the morning and wharekura in the afternoon.
Check out Kauwhata Reo for more information, schedules and previous sessions.

Content will be available for catch up viewing on Māori Television where you can also view all earlier episodes of Mauri Reo Mauri Ora.

Pacific Learners

For Pacific learners the Ministry of Education have developed the Talanoa Ako Pacific Parent programme - Talanoa Ako on Air radio programme and Talanoa Ako Digital App , both of which are still available. Options will be explored to move face-to-face Talanoa Ako sessions online if required.

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Cook Islands language week 2-8 August

31 July 2020

Kia orāna! Cook Islands Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani takes place this year from 2 August to 8 August. 

For ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the languages of the Cook Islands with your school community go to Pacific resources»

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Newsletter: Upcoming webinars and what's new on the site

21 July 2020

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Minecraft: Education Edition Chromebook Beta (version 1.14)

10 July 2020

Minecraft: Education Edition is now on the Chromebook platform in beta.

Try out the beta to help Minecraft developers uncover any issues so they can fix them before the official launch. Any user with an Office 365 Education account can download the beta. 

  • Visit our Minecraft page for more information on using Minecraft in your classroom »
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Newsletter: Beyond the classroom section updated

25 June 2020

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VLN Primary School – Registrations invited for online programmes to start beginning of Term 3

15 June 2020

Extend curriculum choices for your learners and increase your schools confidence and capability in online and distance learning.

A wide range of language programmes available including te reo Māori and Kapa Haka, Digital Technology, Gifted & Talented, Creative Arts, Science & Maths, and Literacy.

Enrolments close Friday 26 June. Funding assistance available for enrolments made this term, while places available.

All NZ children are welcome to learn with the VLN Primary – Nau Mai, Haere Mai!

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Free PLD for teachers to use Minecraft Education Edition

05 June 2020

Microsoft is supporting training partners to run free Minecraft Education Edition training across the country.

Minecraft: Education Edition is included in the Ministry of Education's software agreement with Microsoft . Through to December 2021, all students and school staff in New Zealand gain free access to Microsoft 365 A3 suite, which includes Minecraft Education Edition.

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Newsletter: Snapshots of learning

26 May 2020

Are you interested in how other NZ schools use digital technologies to support teaching and learning?

Read our latest e-mail newsletter  to find out more.

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Samoa Language Week 2020.

Samoa language week 24-30 May

22 May 2020

Tālofa lava! Afio mai!

Samoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa is being held in Sunday 24 May to Saturday 30 May. The theme for Samoa Language week is "Prepare yourself a gift for your travels".

For ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the language of Samoa with your school community go to Pasifika resources»

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Netsafe live online events to answer schools online safety questions

13 May 2020

Netsafe are hosting three Netsafe LIVE online events to answer all the online safety questions schools and kura are currently asking.

If you have questions you’d like answered send them now to education@netsafe.org.nz or ask them on the day.

Netsafe Live events

  • School leaders – May 21 @ 4pm, Netsafe’s education team and guest examine how school leaders can implement best practice online safety to support school communities.
  • Students – May 28 @ 4pm, Netsafe’s education team and members of our Youth Action Squad explore how online safety initiatives can meaningfully support students.
  • Teachers – June 4 @ 4pm, Netsafe’s education team and a guest tackle the challenges and opportunities Aotearoa’s educators are presented with as we transition back into classroom learning.

The sessions will be hosted on Netsafe’s Facebook  and YouTube  pages and if you can’t make it during the live broadcast they will be online shortly afterwards.

Rotuman language week 10-16 May

Rotuman language week 10-16 May

13 May 2020

This is Rotuman language week. The theme for the week is "Nurturing our Rotuman identity through language and culture." 2020 is the first time it has has been included in the Pacific Language Week series. 

For ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the language of Rotuma with your school community go to Pasifika resources»

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Newsletter: Project-based learning

13 May 2020

With many of your students working from home or transitioning back to school, project-based learning is a great approach to take for planning.

Read our latest e-mail newsletter  to find out more.

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Newsletter: Game development

06 May 2020

Are you looking for a creative, engaging, curriculum-based project for your students to work on? Game design and development balances the fun of play with the challenge of coding.
Read our latest e-mail newsletter to find out more.

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Newsletter: Using social media to connect with your community

20 April 2020

Are you considering how to maintain connections and reach all of your school community during this time of social distancing?
Read our latest e-mail newsletter  to find out more.

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