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digitalpasifik.org

10 December 2020

This site is a key part of the Pacific Virtual Museum pilot project, implemented by the National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga  in collaboration with the National Library of Australia , and funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia. This pilot will run until February 2022.

It aims to empower people in and of the Pacific Islands, enabling them to explore, discover and view thousands of items held in museums, libraries, galleries, and collections around the world and to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific. It includes images, objects, video, audio, text, and maps.

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VLN Primary School – Registrations invited for online programmes for 2021

22 October 2020

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

Extend curriculum choices for your learners and increase your schools confidence and capability in online and distance learning. A wide range of language programmes are available including:

  • Te reo Māori and Kapa Haka
  • Digital Technology
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Creative Arts
  • Science and Maths
  • Literacy. 

More information »

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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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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.

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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StudyIt website is live

17 April 2020

StudyIt provides online help for NCEA for students.

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The VLN Community is extending its online programmes to more schools and students during Term 2

17 April 2020

Does your school need support to take your learning online and would you like your students to access existing online programmes?

The Ministry of Education will fund additional enrolments with the VLN Community by schools who need support to take learning online or would like their students to access existing online programmes. PLD support is also available for schools.

Find out how you can participate here:

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Free safety filter for all students learning from home

16 April 2020

Network for Learning (N4L), The Ministry of Education, and Netsafe have developed an internet safety filter for all students learning from home. Parents can set it up on their children’s learning device.

The safety filter blocks access to a range of websites known to be unsafe and inappropriate for learning. These include adult websites, as well as those known to host unsafe software, such as malware and phishing scams. 

Instructions on how to set up the safety filter can be found at www.switchonsafety.co.nz .

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Newsletter: Free webinars for teachers preparing online learning

09 April 2020

The Enabling e-Learning Community calendar of events  for term two is online now! Our focus is supporting you to set-up and plan learning from home.
Read our latest e-mail newsletter to find out more.


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