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

Consider copyright before you begin

Work with your school to develop a Creative Commons policy and start sharing your resources, openly, and legally.

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

Kauwhata reo

Kauwhata Reo is a central online hub for te reo Māori resources to support the growth of teaching and learning te reo Māori. The hub can be viewed in te reo Māori or English. This website is still in development, with features and content being added.

Dictionary of New Zealand Curriculum | Paekupu
Put in a word or term, it is translated into te reo Māori and supporting information is included along with the word in sentences.

The Māori Language Commission | Internet resources
Downloadable booklets and posters with everyday and curriculum based words and phrases – including, Kia kaha te reo hangarau! – Language of technology, give it a go!  

Agile in te reo Māori  
Some words used to describe the Agile approach in design sprints developed by Te Papa.

A dictionary of Māori computer and social media terms: English – Māori
This is a specialised dictionary, compiled by Karaitiana N Taiuru (3rd edition 2016), contains a comprehensive list of Māori language that concentrates on technology. The dictionary is a downloadable PDF.

Te tohu reorua  
A comprehensive list of words in English with the exact te reo Māori phrase for signage. It is not necessary to consult about the use of these translations on signs. This list is maintained by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.

Māori-English bilingual signage  
Māori-English Bilingual Signage: A guide for best practice is a downloadable resource produced by Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. It contains information to support an inclusive process for planning, developing, and placing bilingual signage in public and workspaces. 

Te Tiriti o Waitangi
This comic in the School Journal Story Library provides a fresh approach to the story of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. It covers a wide time span, from the arrival of Polynesian explorers to the signing of Te Tiriti, to the New Zealand Wars, and through to the modern-day Treaty settlement process. A special emphasis is put on unpacking the two versions of Te Tiriti and exploring their ongoing significance. Access an audio, text, and downloadable PDF version of the comic book.

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.

He puka mahi Rā o Waitangi: Waitangi Day activity book  
A free downloadable activity book developed by Te Papa to help primary-aged children understand the significance of Waitangi Day. Learn through maps, flags, word puzzles, drawing, and colouring in. 

Te wiki o te reo Māori
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  (word of the week)
Register for Kupu o te Rā and you will also receive Te Kupu o te Wiki every Monday. A full list of words, and recordings of pronunciation, for the Te Kupu o te Wiki/Te Kupu o te Rā, a 50 week programme, teaching you 50 Māori words over 50 weeks is available from Te Kupu o te Wiki /Te Kupu o te Rā

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. 

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.

NZ Maths

Levels 3 and 4 cross curricular units that explore a variety of mathematics ideas in the context of Matariki. The sessions in each of these units can be run as individual activities, and most of them could be adjusted to suit different curriculum levels.

wickED interactive Matariki

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

Matariki star weaving

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

Matariki classroom 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 – 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.

Newmarket School teacher, Reubina Irshad talks about how they invited Māori whānau into the classroom during Matariki celebrations to teach students about Matariki. The class created an e-book explaining how Newmarket School celebrate Matariki.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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:

Māori television
This includes a section on haka and programmes in te reo Māori for children.

Teachers from Pegasus Bay School share how they incorporate te reo Māori into the classroom – in particular through karakia, pepeha, music, and games.

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.

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.

An online dictionary relating to the learning areas of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Words relating to all areas of the Ngā Toi curriculum are uploaded into the dictionary. Other curriculum areas will be added starting with Te Reo Pāngarau late in 2017, then Te Reo Matatini and Te Reo Pūtaiao in 2018. The long term goal is to include all the learning areas of the curriculum.

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.

Kauwhata reo
Kauwhata Reo is a central online hub for te reo Māori resources to support the growth of teaching and learning te reo Māori. The hub can be viewed in te reo Māori or English. This website is still in the early stages of development, at present users can search for some new content, resources from Te Kete Ipurangi and from Digital NZ. More features and content are coming soon (18 Oct 2019).

Te reo Māori: An online language assessment, Years 4–9
This online assessment enables students to demonstrate their knowledge of te reo Māori vocabulary. It is for English-medium schools and is available from NZCER Marking  beginning Term 1 2019.

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

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.

Waiata Māori song
This section of the NZ Folksong website contains a wide range of waiata.

Grant Shearer | Videos
Videos of songs written by Jenny Shearer, from the album Te Kōtare. Jenny was passionate about teaching te reo Māori to the young children that she taught at Little Earth Montessori, on the Kāpiti coast. Sadly, Jenny passed away in 2016. Before she passed away, she completed these songs with the support of artist Matiu te Huki.

Māori kids songs
This YouTube channel contains waiata for younger students.

Titahi Bay School | Waiata
A collection of waiata – videos contain the lyrics in te reo Māori and English.

Kā Huru Manu
Kā Huru Manu, The Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project, maps the traditional place names and associated stories within the Ngāi Tahu rohe (tribal area). See over 1,000 traditional place names in Te Waipounamu.

Place-based learning
How to localise your curriculum by giving students a sense of responsibility and affiliation for their surrounding environment, community, and region.

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.

Ka Hikitia – Kā Hapaitia

Ka Hikitia – Kā Hapaitia is a cross-agency strategy for the education sector. It sets out how The Ministry of Education will work with education services to achieve system shifts in education and support Māori learners and their whānau, hapū and iwi to achieve excellent and equitable outcomes and provides an organising framework for actions.

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 – Ka Hāpaitia 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: 2005

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.

2020 Pacific Language Weeks

  • Rotuma – 10-16 May
  • Samoa – 24-30 May
  • Kiribati – 12-18 July
  • Cook Islands – 2-8 Aug
  • Tonga – 6-12 Sep
  • Tuvalu – 27 Sep-3 Oct
  • Fiji – 4-10 Oct
  • Niue – 18-24 Oct
  • Tokelau – 25-31 Oct

Rotuman Language Week
Resources and links from Ministry of Pacific Peoples including a poster to help promote Rotuman Language Week.

NZ Curriculum: Rotuman Language Week
NZ Curriculum website page including links to resources and ideas for getting involved.

Facebook: NZ Rotuman Language Week
Follow the Rotuman Language Week on Facebook for discussion and updates. See also on Facebook Rotuma Language and Cultural Week.

Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group Inc
Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group Incorporated page containing resources and a calendar of upcoming events.

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

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 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.

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.

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

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

Action Plan for Pacific Education

The Action Plan maps the Government’s commitment to transforming outcomes for Pacific learners and families. It signals how early learning services, schools, and tertiary providers can achieve change for Pacific learners and their families. The Action Plan has resources and guidance including planning templates.

Tapasā: Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners

Tapasā: Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners  

Tapasā is a resource for all teachers of Pacific learners. It is designed to support teachers to become more culturally aware, confident and competent when engaging with Pacific learners and their parents, families and communities. It aims to contextualise quality teaching and learning within a Pacific learner setting by providing a Pacific lens to the Standards for the Teaching Profession and the Code of Professional Responsibility.

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

  • Music resources  – Music software and general software used in case studies in New Zealand schools.
  • Visual arts resources  – Visual arts software used in case studies in New Zealand schools. 
Ministry of Education logo

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.

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.

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:

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. 

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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