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- ACE consumer resource
Educational resource developed by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs for students working at Levels 3-4 of the Social Studies curriculum. Includes a downloadable teachers' resource and a set of online activities that can be printed off and used as individual or group assessment activities.
- Anheizen : the story of Tarawera, the lanscape renovator
Comprehensive educational resource for school students about the Mount Tarawera Eruption of 1886.
Online reference service for school students with direct, real time, online help from a reference librarian. Databases can also be searched by students, includes a database of frequently asked questions.
- Arts online = Te hāpori o ngā toi
The Ministry of Education in association with other organisations provides an online community with teaching resources for dance, drama, visual arts, art history, music and drama teachers in primary and secondary schools.
- Census at school New Zealand
An online survey for year 5 to 10 students designed to collect real data for teachers to base curriculum work on. Part of an international educational project and launched during Maths Week August 11-15, 2003, the site aims to increase statistical literacy amoung students.
Site intended for chemistry teachers. Contains internal and external assessment resources, teaching resources, news, interesting articles about chemistry in the community or cutting edge research, information about chemistry education initiatives, competitions and links to other useful web pages.
- Clubhouse 274
The Clubhouse provides a creative after-school learning environment. Clubhouse 274 is an after-school drop in centre where members can come and work on projects that inerest them with access to state of the art technology and programmes. Includes news on events, projects and activities.
- Curriculum Concepts = Marauwhanui Whakaaro
Publishers of educational resources across all New Zealand curriculum areas for preschool to Year 9 (age 13) students plus special needs and English speakers of other languages. Titles searchable under topic, with sample pages to view and online ordering.
- Daily English Show
TDES is an online show for English learners and teachers worldwide, uploaded daily to various web video sites.
- DairyNZ education website
Resources for teaches provided by DairyNZ. Educational support and curriculum-aligned resources for teachers using the New Zealand dairy industry as a learning context.
- Dare Foundation : skills for life
Details of the programmes designed to challenge children, parents and their communities to develop skills in decision-making, assertiveness, responsibility and esteem to enable them to make informed and supported choices for a powerful life.
- DigiOps : Digital Opportunities Project
Digital Opportunities (DigiOps) projects are joint partnerships between schools, organisations involved in ICT and the Ministry of Education. The aim is to improve learning through the innovative use of leading edge technologies.
- Digital conversations
A collection of captured video conference conversations with local and overseas personalities intended for classroom use. Also includes details of upcoming conversations in which schools with videoconferencing facilities may participate. Also available as transcribed text and audio only.
- Discover = Te Kohinga Taonga
A database of resources selected for use by New Zealand schools. Access to over 2,500 multimedia items available mostly from the National Library of New Zealand collections supporting the visual arts & music disciplines.
- Duffy books in homes
Site of the literacy programme for children inspired by the author Alan Duff. Includes information on how to become a part of the programme and teaching resources for schools, teachers and parents. Includes information and activities for children.
- Education programme / Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown, New Zealand
Information for teachers about the museum education programme, study resources for students, digital images of local history, and an online newsletter.
- Education resources / NZ Transport Agency
A NZ Transport Agency road and rail safety education portal for schools. Includes ideas and resources to help create curriculum content and stories about what other schools are doing with their communities.
- Educational Resources
Educational Resources is a publishing company specialising in resources covering health, legal, youth, family and workplace issues. Educational Resources research, produce and distribute educational resources to meet a variety of individual and group needs. A catalogue of resources ia available in PDF format. Services include marketing and distribution to ensure that the resources reach their intended audiences.
- Educational Solutions Ltd.
Educational Solutions is a publishing company specialising in science and technology transfer - taking science and technology and presenting it in a user-friendly format. The web site describes resources for early childhood, primary, secondary, polytechnic and university education.
- Enterprise New Zealand Trust
To promote enterprise education, economic literacy and business understanding, and the development of a "can do" attitude amongst school pupils in cooperation with New Zealand businesses.
- ESOL online
A project of the Ministry of Education to put resources online for primary, intermediate and secondary school teachers of students from non-English-speaking backgrounds.
- For high schools
Biology resources for high school students, including NCEA Biology Level 3 topics, Biotech FAQs, and career information.
- Forestry insights : the ultimate New Zealand forestry resource
Information on New Zealand forests and the plantation-based wood processing industry for students, teachers, industry trainees and the general public.
- Future problem solving New Zealand
Future Problem Solving is a year long programme where students, working in teams, learn and apply a six-step problem solving process which provides them with the tools to tackle problems which they will meet throughout their life.
- Get firewise
Firewise is a site for children, containing activities designed to teach them about fire prevention. It includes videos.
- Hana Limited
Multimedia teaching resources in te reo Māori.
- Health and physical education online : for New Zealand schools and teachers
Provides resources and support for teachers for teaching health and physical education in the New Zealand curriculum. Subsite of Te Kete Ipurangi.
- ICT in NZ : information communication technology
Teaching resource (primary and secondary school), linking ICT, information literacy and learning.
- Island Bay Marine Education Centre
Information about the centre and its programmes for children, including the Octopus Club. Includes news, activities, and information about the ocean and marine species.
- Kia ora InterLinkers!
A project of the British Council in New Zealand, to establish relationships between 24 paired schools in New Zealand and Britain via the internet. This site is the result of the project and contains many examples of the cultural and social exchanges that have taken place.
- Learning Media = Te Pou Taki Kōrero
Educational publisher providing contract publishing services and professional development programmes to the Ministry of Education. Includes curriculum-linked web resources.
A virtual field trip programme for years 4-10 supporting science, social studies and technology teaching. The web site provides the programmes from 1995 to the present.
- Life Education Trust
Describes the philosophy behind the Life Education Trust , a health education resource for pre-school, primary and intermediate schools that fits in closely with the Ministry of Education's Health and Physical Education Curriculum and Science Curriculum, and provides information about their programmes. Includes information for parents and teachers, and links to educational resources. Also includes activities for children and teenagers.
- Living Heritage = Tikanga Tuku Iho
Online bilingual initiative enabling New Zealand schools to develop and publish an online resource, based on a heritage treasure in their community.
- Monumental stories : a level 5 social studies resource for teachers and students
An educational resource developed for the Ministry of Education by Learning Media, which focuses on the social justice and human rights in New Zealand society. Includes an interactive timeline and biographies of fifty New Zealand women who have made a difference. Activity worksheets in PDF format.
- Nartam : National Association of Resource Teachers & Advisors of Māori
Provides lesson plans and other resources, contacts. Bilingual site.
- National Waterways Project
Project established to provide high quality water monitoring activities to schools for use in their local rivers, streams and lakes. Provides information about school projects, and resources for students and teachers. Includes newsletter: A drop of news.
- Natural heritage collection : Aotearoa, New Zealand
Collection of images and videos of New Zealand's natural heritage, including plants, birds, animals and landscapes. Users can contribute their own images and schools may use images for non-profit use.
- NetSafe : the Internet Safety Group
ISG site provides information for schools, and for children, young adults and parents. Also includes an Internet safety kit, links to organisations involved in the creation of the safety kit, reports from research projects, interviews, and information on law enforcement and the Internet.
- New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers
The New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers (NZAMT) is the organisation that brings together educationalists from all levels of the education sector in New Zealand, from preschool to tertiary, to promote better teaching and learning of mathematics.
- New Zealand History Teachers' Association = Te Puna Matauranga o Nga Kaiwhakaako Hitori o Aotearoa
Information and resources for the teaching of history to year 11, 12 and 13 students in New Zealand secondary schools. Resources include a cartoon archive and links to useful websites.
- New Zealand National Spelling Bee 2007
Information about this spelling competition which is open to all New Zealand Year 9 students and which is held in the first term of the New Zealand school year. The prize for the overall winner is a trip to the USA to represent New Zealand at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington. Includes word list and media releases.
- New Zealand teachers' science helpline
Service for New Zealand teachers, who can ask questions online and receive answers from experts at the University of Otago. Covers biochemistry, botany, chemistry, food science, geology, microbiology, pharmacology, physics, physiology, computer science, zoology, human nutrition, information science, mathematics and statistics, anatomy and structural biology, clothing and textile sciences.
- Newspapers in Education
The NiE programme, designed for students in Years 3-10, aims to enhance literacy and analysis of the news and media. Supports the New Zealand school curriculum. Includes teacher resources and KidSpace.
- NZAJLT : New Zealand Association of Japanese Language Teachers
This is a web site for the promotion of Japanese language, and the provision of revision, extension and enrichment opportunities for New Zealand students.
- Rauemi reo Māori o nzmaths = NZ maths
Maori language mathematics site which provides teachers with units of work and activities to support the teaching of mathematics in the New Zealand curriculum.
- Real Art Roadshow
A mobile exhibition for secondary school students of original art works by more than 60 leading New Zealand artists. Lists artists, art works, and school itinerary. Resource tools include artist essays on PDF files, and video clips.
- Resource Books New Zealand
Publisher of educational products, especially for the secondary schools market. Includes catalogue, ordering information, including online ordering, and information for authors. Also publisher of Pacific Health Dialog and some general books.
- Resource link
Resource Link describes the latest learning materials provided by the Ministry of Education to support the New Zealand curriculum. Issues are available in full-text.
- Resource teachers : learning and behaviour
RTLB site provides information for clusters' governance and management groups, RTLB policy and toolkit. Includes news, resources and articles on professional learning.
- RoadSense = Āta Haere
Resources for teachers in support of a new road safety strategy targeted at primary and intermediate schools in high-crash areas. Includes a downloadable road safety education handbook.
The National Science-Technology Roadshow Trust, assists teachers with planning a visit to one of their programmes, includes such resources for teachers as a shipwreck module and information about New Zealand scientists.
Publishers of children's books and educational resources. This site provides additional material including author and illustrator profiles, Blackline Masters and teaching resources and the Scholastic book club.
- School Resources 4 U!
Online store offering educational resources, created by Alison Withers. Inclues a catalogue of high-interest, low vocabulary reading and writing resources, and free resources for teachers.
- Schools corner
Statistics New Zealand site intended to promote the use of statistics as an educational resource for school students. Intended for teachers of both primary and secondary school level students. Includes suggested activities, resources, information for students and teachers notes.
- Science Alive! : the New Zealand science centre
A science centre run by the New Zealand Science and Technology Charitable Trust which provides interactive science exhibitions and educational programs for schools in the region. Provides details of exhibitions, events and science classes along with general information on science and technology subjects.
- Science learning hub
Provides resources for science teachers of children who are in years 5-10. Topics are accessible by category. The site includes video clips, interactive activities, New Zealand science news, and information about new Zealand scientists.
- Smokefree schools
Information, advice and resources to help schools comply with Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 and to assist them to incorporate the smokefree message into the curriculum.
- Social studies online = Tikanga a iwi ā ipurangi
Units written to support delivery of Social studies in the New Zealand curriculum. Product of ongoing professional development contract between UNITEC Institute of Technology and the New Zealand Ministry of Education.
- StatZinG! Primary
StatZinG! Primary is a newsletter produced by Statistics New Zealand for primary schools. It contains activities to use in the classroom, with links to the Maths and Social Studies curriculum. Issues are available in full-text.
- StatZinG! Secondary
StatZinG! Secondary is a newsletter produced by Statistics New Zealand for secondary schools. It contains activities to use in the classroom, with links to the Economics, Geography, Maths and Social Studies curriculum. Issues are available in full-text.
- Student & teacher resources (Starfish)
Information for students and teachers about New Zealand fisheries and fisheries management issues. Arranged under: Commercial, Recreational, Māori, Environmental and International with teachers' notes, student activities, fact sheets and resources.
- Studyit : for NCEA students
Supports students studying NCEA maths and science. Includes information about the skills and knowledge needed to achieve unit standards, revision guides and online message forums where students can post maths or science questions. Students can also email expert teachers with questions.
Site of Wendy Pye Group, publisher of early learning material for literacy, maths and nature study. Includes multi-media and teaching resources. Online ordering available.
- Te Kete Ipurangi = The Online Learning Centre
Bilingual portal-plus web community providing quality assured educational material for teachers, school managers, and the wider education community. A Ministry of Education initiative.
- Teachingonline.org : Starters & strategies teacher's magazine website
The supplementary website of Starters & Strategies, the New Zealand teacher's curriculum magazine. Includes lessons library arranged by subject; access to the magazine and links to online reference sources; educational sources and search engines.
- Team-Up : helping our kids learn
Site of Team-Up programme which finished on June 30, 2009. Advice, information and resources, designed to help parents become involved in their children's learning. Includes details about the programme, directories of schools and early childhood education services, activities, and online newsletters.
- Techlink : involve, evolve : resources for teaching technology
Includes examples of practice in schools and technology based enterprises and details of projects to support teachers in the field.
- Technology online
Material produced by the Ministry of Education, to assist teachers and schools in their delivery of the technology curriculum in the New Zealand Curriculum. Part of the bilingual Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI), the Online Learning Centre site.
- User Friendly Resources : photocopiable books for schools
An independent educational publishing company which specialises in publishing supplementary curriculum and teacher reference materials in a photocopiable format. The site is intended mainly for Australian and New Zealand primary and secondary schools. It includes a full catalogue for online ordering.
- Wellington Holocaust Research & Education Centre
Aims to support schools, students and adult groups interested in the Holocaust with educational resources based on personal stories of holocaust survivors. Includes educational and research resources.
Online soap opera written in te reo Māori, following the life of Mana. Accompanied by audio files from the radio play and a unit plan.
Site provides full-text issues of Wharekura, a Maori language journal for schools.
A fun learning site funded by the Ministry of Education for children between the ages of 7 and 12. Themed activities from a variety of curriculum areas.
- Zenith Publishing Group
Zenith Publishing publishes mainly non-fiction titles in the areas including self-help, lifestyle and early childhood education. The Curriculum Concepts and Edvantage imprints publish educational material for schools and the home education market, with a range of resources for the New Zealand curriculum. Zenith Print and Design offers a full digital service from book production, to short-run and on-demand printing.