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Ecological Restoration

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

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

Share the Road

It allowed us to complete learning in technology, ICT, science and maths.

Shay Grant from Ohinewai School

Roads and road safety and public spaces are a part of everyday life, so it was great to think about and talk about how this effects us and how our behaviour effects others, in a meaningful way. I love, as always, the Learnz topics and the framework provided to have some interesting conversations, share ideas, and expand our knowledge in fun and interesting ways.

Tracey Thomson from The Clan in a Caravan Homeschool

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

Seuga Frost from Ohau School

Sustainable Wai

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

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

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

This field trip was excellent and a fantastic opportunity to talk to inspiring, knowledgeable and caring experts. My students now have clarity around the direction for their action plans, therefore the field trip was effective, appropriate and supported the Principles, Values, Key Competencies, Learning Areas and Vision of the NZ Curriculum. Being able to re-watch the web conferences with the additional notes and links is really helpful.

Maria Semmons from Kowhai School

Map my Waahi

This trip provided opportunities and learning for my class that we would not have otherwise been able to access.

Rachel Ammundsen from Moturoa School

It was great that our students had access to real people; students from other schools and experts. We were most interested in the pepeha sections but used the web conferences (live and replay), the videos, and the activities on the web site.

Jean Waretini-Paul from Mercury Bay Area School

This trip gave different students a chance to shine and it linked strongly to cultural competencies. LEARNZ helps me link my teaching to what is actually going on for us in New Zealand, and keeps lessons and unit plans real.

Katherine Smeaton from Waimata School

Because of the secondary timetable, I found it more useful for me (than my class) as PD on how to include digital ideas into the classroom. We did create a digital map in the last lesson of term so the field trip inspired me to have a go at something new with my class.

Susan Howes from Tauraroa Area School

It enabled us to connect with other students around New Zealand.

Dion Frith from Belmont School (Lower Hutt)

The way the field trip was structured caught students attention and kept them interested. The emphasis on local history, starting with Maori legend worked really well. Lots of interest in being able to plot the trip using the mapping tool.

Gabriel Hawke from St Mary's School (Hastings)

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

All the students were engaged, especially my Maori and Pacific Island students who were empowered by this resource. I am always looking for different ways to engage the class and LEARNZ never fails to deliver. Thank you.

Kristina Sheppard from Ashburton Intermediate

This field trip has covered such a big range from maths and new technologies to geography, personal family trees and history. All students have been involved and have learnt a lot about mapping skills and just general new initiatives that are out there, such as TourBuilder. Creating family backgrounds and sharing those is a great activity for inclusion and cultural diversity.

Anja Hennig from Green Bay Primary School

This fieldtrip fitted into our planned learning well as it had a variety of linked objectives. It enabled lower ability readers from my Year 5/6 class to work with a buddy to complete reading and activities for the fieldtrip.

Janine Kroening from Harewood School

A LEARNZ trip like this keeps learning exciting and interesting. Makes you feel connected to the world outside the classroom.

Anja Hennig from Green Bay Primary School

As we are a Whanau class, it is great to have the glossary and the Cultural mapping context as this relates perfectly to my tamariki. It inspired curiosity and inquiry, especially in relation to Technology and the Nature of Science.

Jane Norman from Kamo School

Linked beautifully with the Principles, Values, Key Competencies, Learning Areas and Vision of the NZ Curriculum. My Maori children, in particular, enjoyed learning more about their origins.

Jane Hill from Ballance School

Helped provide an exciting context for students to learn about mapping. The field trip was presented in an interdisciplinary way which made the learning meaningful. It also supported me as a teacher to provide learning through the use of digital devices, and made learning both fun and engaging.

Sonia Dickson from St Joseph's Catholic School Opotiki

Great extension and authenticity to our mapping unit; loved learning about Tourbuilder. Numerous entry points to the NZ Curriculum e.g Maths, Inquiry, KC's, Values, Agency, Digital Technologies. Loved the Māori perspective in the Thursday web conference.

Jo Dudley from Ilam School

I thought the weaving of both Te Reo and tikanga/Mātauranga Māori was organic and well done. I also found it useful that the appropriate Achievement Objectives were linked to the Resource section of the website. Overall, this field trip supported the NZ Curriculum well. 

Rose Ellis from Karori Normal School

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