Tuesday 25 June
1. Belmont School Students Share Te Kōtuku
Te Kōtuku is a Waharoa – a main entranceway that you walk through when entering Belmont School. In this video, Belmont students describe what the Waharoa represents within the school community. You could think of features or landmarks in your school or community to include in a digital story map that tells a story about your place in the world.
2. Map Your Own Waahi
Get an overview of the Map My Waahi project Belmont School students have been working on. Some students talk through the family research they did. They then explain how they used that information to create a digital story map using Google Tourbuilder.
3. Share Your Story with Tour Builder
Year 6 Belmont School student Marcia provides this tutorial which will get you up and running with your own Tourbuilder project.
4. Telling Stories Through Google Earth
Standing in central Wellington, John Bailey from Google talks about the value of using tools like Tourbuilder to tell stories. He also talks about Voyager; a set of stories found in Google Earth that you can explore, and which provide examples for how you can use Tourbuilder to tell your own stories.
5. Meet John Bailey from Google
John Bailey talks about role at Google and the work he is doing around the World.
Wednesday 26 June
1. Why Should we Learn About our Family History?
We are all a product of those that have gone before us. Without our history we wouldn’t exist. This video provides a snapshot of the many family stories that make each of us unique, and that help shape our identity.
2. Mapping an Antarctic Voyage
In this video you meet Rosanna, a 2019 Antarctic Heritage Trust Inspiring Explorer. Rosanna was part of an expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, and she created a story map to record her adventure. The video helps to explore some of the benefits a story map can generate.
3. Celebrating Different Cultures in Lower Hutt
Meet Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace. The Mayor paid Belmont School a visit to share some of his own heritage with the students. During his visit we asked such questions as: What are the benefits and challenges of cultural diversity in a town like Lower Hutt? How does the council cater for its diverse citizens?
4. Learning ArcGIS Storymaps with Duane
Duane Wilkins gives you an overview of story maps using Esri’s ArcGIS. He shows you the Gallery with some examples, and how to find other resources so you can build your own Storymap.
Here are the links that Duane refers to in the video:
- Storymaps Gallery
- We're Just Here for the Fish!
- Uawa-Tolaga Bay Cascade Story
- The Great NZ Road Trip
- Sounds of the Wild West
1. Create a Digital Pepeha
Nevaeh and Ella from Te Kura Māori o Porirua show you how to create your own pepeha using the pepeha.nz website. Even if you don’t have a pepeha it will help you to create one. You could try creating your own digital pepeha using the website.
2. The Importance of Pepeha
Why is pepeha important? And how does it relate to Map My Waahi? To answer these questions, we hear from Te Kura Māori o Porirua students Andre and Manaia. The boys speak from the heart about what their pepeha means to them.
3. Sharing Oral Histories
Lynette describes some work she has been doing to record oral history. You could think about talking with family members to record some of their stories from the past. It is another way to learn about your family history and would be a special addition to your story maps.
4. Research Your Ancestry
Meet Ministry for Culture and Heritage historian Lynette Townsend. Lynette talks about some good websites you can visit when searching for information about people and places. These might be helpful when creating your own story maps.