Testimonials

Marine Mammals

It encouraged students to use a range of communication skills and certainly helped us to target the Living World science curriculum.

Anita Phillips from Alfredton School

Every time I used the support area I was able to find what I needed. The virtual field trip was very appropriate - I had to differentiate content for my littlies but it was very usable.

Jennifer Sinclair from Kaiapoi Borough School

I felt the field trip was well done and very engaging. It supported the key competencies very well and there was a lot of thinking, cooperative learning and activities that required a lot of self-management and participation by the students.

Karla Jorgensen from Coastal Taranaki School

It has given my predominantly Pasifika students an invaluable and accessible EOTC experience that would normally be beyond our ability to provide in real time. Oral recordings made it very accessible and having ambassador on board increased engagement further.

Katherine Smith from Nga Iwi School

It was really well set up with appropriate material for classroom writing and got all of my students excited about marine mammals.

Nik Serhijenko from Pamapuria School

Motivating, engaging, the short video clips hold student interest and provide plenty of scope for discussion. Well supported with activities, both paper and digital.

Caroline Arnold from Lepperton School

We are learning about sustainability and this was a good trip to take.

Gillian Bartlett from Mission Heights Junior College

This topic of this virtual field trip study supports our values of kaitiakitanga. Very appropriate, being a school of students who are sea people, and an interesting form of learning for isolated schools like ours.

Cheryl Waititi from Te Waha O Rerekohu Area School

Great to connect with others in a real world context.

Katrina Curtis from Clearview Primary

I like the LEARNZ Inquiry approach, how the students read (or listen to) all the background information first and then formulate their own questions.

Diane Henderson from Ohaeawai School

The field trip was a great way to hook the class into our Te Moana inquiry and the children loved it! LEARNZ is a super learning tool that links well in obvious and explicit ways to many aspects of the NZ Curriculum. 

Zoe Smith from Moturoa School

I use this extensively in my reading programme - high interest content. The children love the interactives which also shows me how carefully the children have read the text.

Louise Parker from Twyford School

I love the links to Te Reo and the culture of the Maori people, particularly things like kaitiaki and karakias. Thank you.

Louise Parker from Twyford School

The field trip had a place in all areas of the NZ curriculum e.g covered reading, writing, geography, mathematics, art. Students were able to make connections to their own personal experiences.

Adrienne Maxwell from Waitara East School

It tied in perfectly with our focus on Toiora te Moana. Supports strongly our values at Merrin - Kaitiakitanga - guardianship especially.

Francis Ganderton from Merrin School

It was great to have a topic that linked into Sea Week. It clearly  linked to the curriculum for social science, science, literacy, and Te Reo Māori.  As a digital classroom, it was fantastic to be able to do our work through the website and access it from home so that learning could be shared with whanau.

Te Ireland from Karoro School

It was related to a topic the students could branch out into/feel passionate about and the resources were suited and adaptable to our year 7 class. Engaging with an expert models the quest for knowledge and students take it more seriously/engage more when they know the expert has dedicated their life to their chosen field.

Dale Hitchcock from Pukekohe Intermediate

Great for motivating students, relevant and NZ based. Made me more open to interactive/web conferences/real time learning.

Karen Nicholls from Matamata Intermediate

The LEARNZ field trips are a fantastic way to expose students to learning that they may not otherwise have, at places they wouldn't normally go to, while giving them the opportunity to get information from experts.

Marcia Karaitiana from Longford Intermediate

Fitted in well with Sea Week and had good information that suited our context for Year 9. Also provided our students of various ethnicity a good opportunity to learn associated Māori vocabulary.

Wyn Morris from Mission Heights Junior College

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