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Omniglot: the online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages shows how to wish people a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in many different languages and has recordings for some of them.
The site also offers other useful translated phrases.
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This ERO report combines current research with findings from recent ERO reports about students' transitions between and through schools. The report discusses the important pastoral care and learning support processes needed for successful transitions.
The summary gives a snapshot of what factors contribute to successful transitions and has some useful tips for schools.
New online self-paced learning modules (SPLM) have been developed to help people further their professional learning development (PLD) for Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC).
The modules can be completed at the time and pace that suits each individual, free of charge.
Education Outdoors New Zealand (EONZ), in partnership with the Ministry of Education, has created 10 learning modules to develop and support the understanding and implementation of the EOTC Guidelines: Bringing the Curriculum Alive (Ministry of Education, 2009).
This NZ On Screen collection showcases vintage NZ public safety awareness films from the 1950s to the 1970s.
As the summer holidays approach and New Zealanders head for the beaches, roads, and bush, the lessons remain timeless.
The Great NZ Science Project is the public campaign asking New Zealanders (including students) to help identify the big issues facing the country that science can help solve.
An interactive website has been created so that people can post their comments and ideas in a public forum and engage in discussion and debate to help New Zealand decide how we use science to invest in our future.
Eight examples of ‘Challenges’ (issues and topics that are important) are listed on the website to get people thinking and talking, or you can post your own.
The latest volume of the Building Conceptual Understandings in the Social Sciences (BCUSS) series is now available.
This text is about developing conceptual understandings in the social sciences and providing ways to develop students’ financial literacy in the context of a social sciences learning programme.
The teaching and learning activities emphasise the values and perspectives that influence financial and economic decision-making. Developing students’ financial capability will enable them to make more informed financial decisions in their own lives and to contribute to New Zealand’s economic well-being.
Taking Part in Economic Communities (PDF 2 MB)
Hobbits, hippos and heavenly creatures
Led by revealing early 'behind the scenes' documentaries this collection pays tribute to the work of Peter Jackson from re-making King Kong in his backyard to The Hobbit.
Includes film trailers, television documentary, short film, background notes, and more.
Commissioned by the Greater Wellington Regional Council, Turning on the tap helps students to understand where their tap water comes from and make informed decisions about how they use it. It provides an integrated unit of work for Year 5-8 students with content that explores water use in NZ and other countries, and is particularly relevant for schools in the Wellington region. Includes activities and resources for a school term including Science, Social Science, Health, Technology, Mathematics, and English.
The complete resource booklet and related individual resources can be downloaded.
Futureintech is an initiative of IPENZ that shares the career experiences of technologists, engineers, and scientists with students to help them decide about working in these industries. It also supports the teaching of maths, science, and technology in schools with regional facilitators and ambassadors from industry who can provide context for classroom learning.
A range of careers brochures, posters, and a monthly e-newsletter for schools are also available free from the Futureintech website
This Update shares messages from research about classroom practices that make a difference to Pasifika student achievement in literacy. The Update also presents some of the study’s findings about effective school leadership.