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PO Box 13 678,
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.
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.
Excellent resource, Learnz is so integrated into our schooling now we call it a learnz week and we have learnz books. We love it.
Provided opportunity for collaborative learning around our current topic inquiry, so encompassing the Key Competencies, particularly Thinking and Managing Self.
Fitted in perfectly with our school's vision, the key competencies and values. It was an excellent resource to supplement what we were doing in the classroom.
It's not like other learning material where recordings are years old - it's happening right here, right now. Great use of technology. It improved my Year 7 students' understanding, which allowed us to branch out into learning about food webs and our local marine area; the Kaipara Harbour.
Highly engaging, targeted the Principles, Values, Key Competencies, Learning Areas and Vision of the NZ Curriculum very well. Fantastic resource!
Highly effective. Year 5&6 totally engaged. The videos are gold, prompting much discussion and the kids loved being part of the webinars.
All students were able to access information and deepen their understanding regardless of their reading level. A great resource with expert knowledge being shared with learners. Opportunities available for students that we can not provide.
Great learning to be had by all children. Very engaging. We also used this field trip to prepare for an overnight trip to the Tawhiranui Open Sanctuary.
Learnz field trips (like this) help to make the learning context real. The range of field trips is well chosen and covers all interests. It supports the teacher with great background pages and gives students the opportunity to listen to experts. There is something for any culture and special needs.
Great for my class - they really enjoyed the trip, as it was fun and informative. I have been a member for many years and all my students love the LEARNZ programme.
The reading background pages are well designed, with easier options and the audio button, so every student is included regardless their ability. The scientific content extended learning, the environmental message was strong, and students felt empowered to manage themselves better in protecting our natural environment.
Year 10 students used it as part of an inquiry topic. Students enjoyed exploring an area of NZ that most had not visited.
Many areas of the curriculum were covered for me during this field trip. Having the option for the children to listen to the text being read is really helpful, as it gives all children the same opportunity to access the information. The children have learnt a lot and we are now applying this knowledge in our follow up activities.
The highlight of the trip was the web conference and the class being able to ask their burning questions. My whole teaching team were all very impressed with the field trip and with the level of motivation and engagement it evoked in our students.
I appreciate the support these field trips give to my broader teaching programme and the fact they are so accessible. Thank-you!
It consolidated what we are undertaking with our inquiry unit.
Spot on for our Inquiry context. So good to have it online after the trip is finished. Children enjoyed the 'real' places we are seeing.
This was amazing. My students could relate to it and it introduced some excellent topics such as food chains and ecosystems. My students gained a deep understanding of how fragile an ecosysytem is and that all ecosystems are under both natural and human threats.
We explored the sustainable use of this area (Nelson) of NZ. We were really interested in the types of fish that were examined and dissected by the experts.
Great for literacy, using computers in a different way, introduced science thinking and specific vocabualary in Maori and English. It was effective in the sense that it gave me a framework to work within and draw ideas from, as the material was there to guide me.
The children were focused for the entire live conference and the conversation that was generated afterwards was great. A great lead in to our next topic - Our Local Ponds. Thank you to those of you who make these conferences possible.
Supported our study of Tangaroa, based on Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. We all learnt so much, both the students and kaiako. Very informative newsletters made using the site easy.
Encouraged teaching and learning about sustainability. Very informative for students and teachers alike. I used the audio in background pages to support multi level reading in my class.