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Teacher testimonials

Whats the Plan Stan?

We were involved in the Nationwide 'Shake it Out' and this added value to the day. LEARNZ is a 'one stop shop' for me - it means I do not have to spend hours surfing on the internet to support my learning programmes.

Sandra Harnett from Rangiora Borough School

I find the teacher support section very helpful and have never thought, "I wish they had this here". Students were able to read and understand the easy background information and were able to discuss the ideas put forward, then form evacuation plans for school and home.

Paula O'Neill from New River Primary

Field trips like these help build connected, lifelong, sustainable learners.

Steven Bodger from Piopio College

Very useful for convincing children that we really do need to prepare for a disaster. Being an e-learning class, we made a disaster plan for our own family. The variety of content is more engaging than normal classroom activities, and this helps to motivate priority learners.

John Brunton from Marshall Laing School

Ecological Restoration

Great for Participation and Connections, knowing our native flora and fauna are at risk, so students are feeling more compelled to change habits and do something about it.

Steven Bodger from Piopio College

The students found it extremely engaging as part of our "Learning for Life" inquiry, which linked into our "Leaves of Green" project. Students particularly liked the daily videos.

Mitzi Blomfield from Kaikoura Suburban School

I have been using LEARNZ for over 10 years - it is so awesome. Extremely beneficial in helping students see real life issues outside of the classroom. 

Daniele Cuthbert from Edgecumbe School

The link to Te Reo vocabulary was great. The videos, ability to listen as well as read the texts, the quizzes and diaries were all great. They encouraged me to hand over responsibility for learning more to the children and gave them ownership of the tasks. Some more introverted children shared some great findings from the field trip.

Emily Forne from Shotover Primary School

Excellent resources, great engagement from the learners and provoked good thinking surrounding our own restoration project. Fully supported the science learning areas of Living World (Ecology L1-6) and Planet Earth & Beyond (Earth Systems L3-4).

Andrea Tong from Academy for Gifted Education

Natural Hazards

We absolutely loved this Iceland field trip and got so much out of it, that it took over a very intense 3 weeks of our learning. The content was so well pitched that all our children from year 1-8 could understand and learn from it.

Teresa Jones from Waitoriki School

Participation was great as we got to go Iceland!

Steven Bodger from Piopio College

This trip generated a huge response and the students loved being in Iceland. I was constantly asked if they could have more time researching-looking at videos and following their own Inquiry trail on this topic. All key competencies were used.

Christine Hailes from North Street School

The kids actioning the Key Competencies through a field trip was new and interesting for them.

Jared Hopkins from Cobham Intermediate

Absolutely ideal for my year level 3 & 4.

Seuga Frost from Ohau School

Supported collaboration, inquiry, and taught specific knowledge about the subject.

Richard Baylis from Hawera Intermediate

The experience has provided me with another tool to help teach my students and provide them with another learning tool to learn. Students are beginning to thinking more critically about the world we live in and how it all works. Seeing themselves on screen talking to experts and listening to other schools ask questions, that were answered, was very helpful.

Dawn Mendes from Hawera Intermediate

Sustainable Wai

We are looking at our local river and the field trip gave us a context in which we could link our reading programme and link it through science. The class was engaged and went onto the images and background pages during independent learning times. Awesome trip - thanks Andrew and team.

Michael Clemens from Amberley School

My students love working in pods learning and researching on all the background pages and then seeing the real life videos. To the LEARNZ team thank you for such an awesome resource, that I love using with my students!

Daniele Cuthbert from Edgecumbe School

It allowed for huge flexibility. Our unit is based around the Place and Environment AOs of the Social Science learning area, and it was perfect. Kids were very engaged and particularly looked forward to the daily videos.

Suzanne Moore from Amberley School

Share the Road

Thorough integration of curriculum elements. For this field trip, we followed a pattern in class inquiry and core subjects.

Seuga Frost from Ohau School

Spirit of Adventure

It showed the children working as a team in real life situations. I have also used it as part of my group reading material.

Kim-Sherree Dalton from Kaharoa School

Map my Waahi

Not only were we able to see mapping and other tasks being done in the field, but being enjoyed. Life long learning was modelled.

Steven Bodger from Piopio College

Kauri

It was easy, engaging and grabbed the students attention. Covered all areas well as we were able to use it as a hook in, therefore allowing students to explore further in areas of interest as well as share with the wider school and community.

Rachel Oliver from Otahuhu Intermediate

Linked through te reo me nga tikanga Maori - caring for our environment. Redwood Forest is in our area so able to connect to it through this field trip. Related to the NZ Curriculum - Community engagement, Cultural diversity, Future focus and the Vision - Confident, Connected, Informed, Contribuors.

Tarakihana Roberts from Kaitao Intermediate

Freshwater Ecology

We were teaching about NZ Rivers as a module class, combining Science and Social Studies, so it fitted the achievement objectives perfectly for our subject areas. Awesome!

Sarah Barge from Mountainview High School

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