Newsletter 3

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Spirit of Adventure field trip newsletter 3 for teachers

Kia ora koutou Shelley here,

It is great to have you on board for the Spirit of Adventure field trip to Auckland. The ambassadors and I are all set to go. See previous newsletters from this field trip.

Make sure students have the field trip link

1. Key dates and times

  • Monday 19 February - check devices, field trip web site and access to Zoom
  • Tuesday 20 February - Virtual Field Trip to Auckland gets under way. First web conference at 9.15am on Tuesday.
  • Tuesday 20 February - Read Shelley's first diary and look at the images
  • Tuesday 20 February - first videos online from onboard the Spirit of New Zealand ship
  • Friday 23 March at 4pm. Teachers submitting evaluations by this time and day are eligible for the prize draw.

2. Web Conferences and Zoom

Check web conferences which features the timetable, questions, and recordings. 

  2. Wait until the Host joins
  3. Enable your microphone
  4. Introduce yourself
  5. Watch and listen to the web conference
  6. You can type extra questions at the end
  7. Note: Some teachers allow students direct access to the live web conference because their students know how to stay on task in the chat area. Other teachers access the web conference themselves then show it on a data projector and use a shared document to gather extra questions.
  • While the formal questions from booked schools are answered, the LEARNZ Zoom Room will include related visuals
  • After the formal web conference session, there are opportunities for students listening to the web conference to post extra questions
  • Web conference summaries can be emailed to
  • Find out more about LEARNZ on LEARNZ Zoom Room in LEARNZ support.

3. Activities

  • Activities related to each background page assist with prior learning for the field trip.
  • Look at the planning sequence in the Resources section - good for helping you keep your class on track during the field trip.
  • With the class username and password that you set up for them on MyLEARNZ, students can access the web conferences and share their learning at home with family - more.

4. Social Media

5. Videos

  • During the field trip, videos with captions are uploaded to the website each morning. 
  • The first videos (from day one of the Inspiration voyage) will be online Tuesday morning 20 February. 

See you all soon,

LEARNZ Field Trip Teacher | | |



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