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Northern Wetlands

Fitted well with our topic "Our Planet is in Danger". Good quality, interesting material, flexibility in how much to use and when. Freedom to adapt and do it our way and use as little or as much as we need.

Leone Baylis from Fairburn School

Learners loved the bilingual words!

Trina Bennet from Finlayson Park School

As we were going to a local wetland for our own field trip it was really beneficial for the students to see another one first hand and then were able to make comparisons. The level pitched was right and the students were motivated throughout. Coverage is excellent, it is in kidspeak. Great to have the Maori perspective, vocabulary etc - we ALL used it.

Faye Todd from Manchester Street School

We will use LEARNZ again because it is a wonderful and free resource.

Andrea Hall from Koromatua School

Found the information about local iwi on the field trip relevant and the relationship with what they are doing to protect the area. Age level appropriate and high interest.

Diane Henderson from Ohaeawai School

Andrew's videos were awesome. His interview questions and video shots provided a solid insight into the area and associated issues.

Ross Nicholson from Rangiora New Life School

Inquiry into a real location and environment in Aotearoa. Children liked the audio conference, videos, and having an ambassador! My first time so in future I will include the readings as part of literacy and use the field trip for persuasive writing.

John Davidson from Lincoln Heights School

For students, the 'big idea' that what they do does count. Fabulous 'virtual' trip for low decile schools. Great for English language learners. 

Lillian Nathan from Roscommon School

All Our Yr 5-7 students took part. The audio conference in particular was great for all our kids.

Jennifer Vincent from Marco School

Having our ambassador go along created real buy in for the children.  

Lorraine Malpass from Fernside School

Geospatial

This work compliments our unit on Earthquakes which works towards Geo 1.1. The Activities were interesting, set at the right level and engaged my students.

Carol Morgan from Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

It was great for all children in my class, and I have Māori, Pasifika and special needs learners. Tied in excellently to our inquiry with a science focus and gave my children another avenue to explore, if they chose to, and exposure to a real world context.

Ryan Burson from Clearview School

Most students were able to understand the technical terms in the resources, particularly the better readers. Excellent for career guidance. In-depth field trip helps reduce the isolation of our rural school.

Phillipa Ellis from Pongoroa School

My Year 9 class liked the fact that the experts' answers were not too technical. The field trip was a different delivery format that the students enjoyed.

Natalie Wright from Blue Mountain College

Authentic contexts, great research tool at appropriate level, and good for 'finding out' stage of inquiry. Students gained mapping skills, understanding 'behind the scenes' of mapping, why accurate maps are important, and how places are named.

Linda Baran from Clarkville School

The field trip inspired students to find out more about geographical names close to us. Engages students, ignites passion and interests the students didn't know they had; develops awareness of things that students wouldn't generally have access to. They love being a part of the audio-conferences.

Marcia Ferguson from Rosebank School

Specific information on tools used in the field of earthquake science. Excellent visual resources are a vivid method of relating facts and information, particularly for special needs learners

Judith McKenzie from Craighead Diocesan School

Really enjoyed using the back channel, great that we could ask further questions as we went along in the audio conference. Excellent opportunity for real life communication with people actually working in the field.

Lyn Galloway from Ashburton Borough School

Students from my digital class were very interested in how technology was used, particularly in planning buildings.

Gabriel Hawke from St Mary's School (Hastings)

I'll use LEARNZ again because there is so much information for my Year 10 Social Studies class. There is the personal touch of having Shelley and the people she engages with and the kids knowing they are part of something national. I also like that they become familiar with different ways to access learning.

Nicola Gilkison from Murchison Area School

Wandering Whales

Fantastic resource for all teachers, students and parents who participate.

Daniele Cuthbert from Edgecumbe School

We are itching to start the background on whales as part of our science. Students are really excited.

Nicola Clissold from Owhiro Bay School

Literacy skills were developed within this Science context. The field trip provided an inclusive programme. Different levels could be accessed to suit needs within the classroom. The Maori vocabulary extends knowledge and provides further Te Reo Maori opportunities.

Katrina Laurie from Clifton Terrace Model School

Our Enhancement group ranging in age from 6-10 all got value from the trip.

Julie Argyle from Harewood School

It fitted well with our topic about The Magnificent Marine we were learning about this term. Levelled reading pages were helpful.

Karina Robinson from Ilam School

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