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PO Box 13 678,
Very appropriate, as it linked into our theme on Change - and the students were engaged. It connected to the science curriculum - Level 3 objectives of Ecology and Evolution.
This Kōkako field trip heavily support our focus on māori perspectives and tikanga practices surrounding nature and our syndicate mountain. The videos and background sheets are also excellent and catered for the range of levels in my class.
I like the way that it has opened our learners' eyes to the use of experts to support your inquiry. It has also been a powerful tool for getting students used to the idea of 'actioning' something as part of an inquiry.
Globalisation, excellence, maths, science, engineering were all supported. It helped make connections between maths and science in real world contexts.
This term our focus was on Ranginui and Navigation. This field trip was perfect for connecting our focus to technology and making it relatable. The newsletters were also really helpful in providing info on how the trip would work.
Provides a genuine NZ connection to learning that the students can actually follow. Lots of relevant background information, and overall helped to tie in learning from a variety of sources to support student learning about Space.
It discussed topics that were of particular interest to the boys in my class, and was effective in engaging all the students to learn through a different tool. It required the class to use the Key Competencies throughout the whole journey.
Students participated fully in the drone demonstration and researched after the field trip had been completed. They were able to come up with their own inquiry into a part of the topic they were interested in. It involved all the class.
Excellent resource, Learnz is so integrated into our schooling now we call it a learnz week and we have learnz books. We love it.
Motivating and inspirational for students. A really good way to get them motivated to read and write, plus they all wanted to delve deeper, based on our school-wide theme of "Learn From Yesterday / Change Tomorrow".
LEARNZ is so great for Science and Technology. This field trip provided awesome help with GPS and satellites.
Used with Year 10 science, and they especially enjoyed joining the live web conference. HOD was impressed with engagement.
Well connected to the science curriculum and reading. Students found the background information easy to read and gave them lots of information. The audio was very helpful to some of my less able students.
I enjoy the real life aspect of LEARNZ with relevant topics for our students learning across the curriculum. This was of interest to my year 7 students of all (learning) levels.
Amazing link and overlap with Chapter Chat and interests in my students. Kept them engaged. Being in a bi-lingual class the Māori terms and definitions helped to make connections for our learners and gave them a sense of value and pride.
My class as a lot of different levels of learning so having Learnz in my reading programme helps with coordinating groups and keeping students interested in Literacy Numeracy and Inquiry. They used thinking in many ways and there were different topics for different learners.
This was fantastic, so interesting. We are a year 0-8 school and the content was at a level that challenged students. It was great to have a good cross section of students from other schools for them to listen to. Our big idea was awe and wonder, and I put that under the science lens of Space so it met our needs completely.
We are currently studying Outer Space and so learning about satellites was very appropriate. Students generated great "I wonder .." questions, which led to excellent discussions.
The students really related to the modern technology like self driving cars and how this relates to them. The field trip linked to many areas of the curriculum and students enjoyed the different ways of learning (eg videos, conferences and readings).
The children really loved the field trip. They could relate lots of the content to our local area. We used the field trip as a supplement for our science programme in the classroom.
My 7 to 11 year olds all got something out of this trip. It integrated science, literacy, social science and math beautifully. My Maori and Pacific students were rapt to see the te reo aspect.
Complements classroom programmes really well. Useful for the strands in SST on Place & Environment and Continuity and Change. The trip also supported the future focus and sustainability concepts found in the front of the NZC.
It has given me a fantastic resource to use in the classroom to motivate and engage the students. It was perfect timing for Sea Week and it had the students participating and contributing, thinking, relating to others and making connections.
I felt that the live feeds were aimed at a younger audience than my Year 13 Geography class but the resources and background pages are excellent.
It was perfect for our purposes. I'm looking forward to the next one!