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Sustainability Scavenger Hunt
Environmentally friendly pair or group activity.
pdf | 129 KB |
Be a good Kaitiaki
10 tips on how to be a good kaitiaki to Papatūānuku.
pdf | 227 KB |
Energisers
A set of activities to bring energy to a tired class. 
pdf | 13 MB |
Alpha Ladder
A printable A3 version of this popular literacy support resource to grow student vocabulary.
pdf | 521 KB |
Virtual Background Whakataukī 1
“He manako te kōura i kore ai.” A virtual background to add to your online classroom profile. Black and white.
jpg | 590 KB |
End-of-year Student Reflection
A set of questions for students to reflect on the past school year. In English and te reo Māori.
pdf | 817 KB |
Whakaaro arohaehae - Māori
He pānui whakaahua A3 tēnei hei āwhina i ngā ākonga ki te whakaaro arohaehae mō tētahi kaupapa.  He kōrero anō i konei mā ngā kaiako. 
pdf | 766 KB |
Virtual Background Whakataukī 2
“Pai tū, pai hinga, nāwai rā ka oti.” A virtual background to add to your online classroom profile. Full colour.
jpg | 1.1 MB |
Whakataukī Compilation
Find a compilation of 100+ whakataukī used in Ako Panuku resources and communications over the years!
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App review: Popplet
A review of this mind mapping tool.  4/5 star rating.
pdf | 231 KB |
Critical thinking (English)
This printable A3 version of the critical thinking process includes teacher notes. 
pdf | 751 KB |
Virtual Background Whakataukī 3
“Kia mate ururoa, kei mate wheke.” A virtual background to add to your online classroom profile. Black and white.
jpg | 335 KB |
Virtual Background Whakataukī 4
“He iti hau marangai, e tū te pāhokahoka.” A virtual background to add to your online classroom profile. Black and white.
jpg | 253 KB |
Virtual Background Whakataukī 5
“Pai tū, pai hinga, nāwai rā ka oti.” A virtual background to add to your online classroom profile. Black and white.
jpg | 657 KB |
App review: Explain Everything
A review of the presentation app, Explain Everything. 4/5 star rating
pdf | 214 KB |
App review: Quizlet
A review of the virtual flashcard creator, Quizlet. 3/5 star rating.
pdf | 219 KB |
Collaborative poster
Written for students, this step-by-step process for creating a collaborative poster is useful for summarising a topic. In English and Māori. 
pdf | 2.1 MB |
Virtual Background Whakataukī 6
Mā te kimi ka kite, mā te kite ka mōhio, mā te mōhio ka mārama.” A virtual background to add to your online classroom profile. Full colour.
jpg | 380 KB |
Virtual Background Whakataukī 7
“He manako te kōura i kore ai.” A virtual background to add to your online classroom profile. Full colour.
jpg | 782 KB |
Virtual Background Whakataukī 8
“Mauria te pono.” A virtual background to add to your online classroom profile. Full colour.
jpg | 703 KB |
App review: Edmondo
A review of the Edmondo app as a collaboration tool for the classroom. 5/5 star rating
pdf | 204 KB |
Collaborative posters - teacher notes
A short explanation of the collaborative poster activity and instructions for using it in the classroom. In English and Māori.
pdf | 215 KB |
Virtual Background Whakataukī 9
“Mauria te pono.” A virtual background to add to your online classroom profile. Black and white.
jpg | 446 KB |
Critical thinking questions (set 8)
A set of 6 wallcards with Socratic questions to encourage higher-level thinking. In English and Māori. 
pdf | 96 KB |
Virtual Background Whakataukī 10
“Mā te kimi ka kite, mā te kite ka mōhio, mā te mōhio ka mārama.” A virtual background to add to your online classroom profile. Black and white.
jpg | 328 KB |
App reviews - general
An overview of 8 education apps useful for collaborating, brainstorming, mindmapping, presentations, and teaching.
pdf | 344 KB |
App review: Instagrok
A review of the interactive research app, Instagrok. 5/5 star rating
pdf | 206 KB |
Virtual Background Whakataukī 11
“Kia mate ururoa, kei mate wheke.” A virtual background to add to your online classroom profile. Full colour.
jpg | 425 KB |
Virtual Background Whakataukī 12
“He iti hau marangai, e tū te pāhokahoka.” A virtual background to add to your online classroom profile. Full colour.
jpg | 388 KB |
Ice Breakers
Ice breaker ideas presented on a printable cube net to put together. 
pdf | 1.2 MB |
Te Reo Māori in the Classroom: Ākona te Reo Māori
Tips to encourage the use of Te Reo Māori in the classroom presented on a printable hexagonal net template.
pdf | 1.1 MB |
Te Reo Māori in the Classroom: Praise - stickers (red)
Eight Māori language terms to use in the classroom to praise student work. Printable sheet of stickers. 
doc | 612 KB |
Te Reo Māori in the Classroom: Praise - stickers (white)
Eight Māori language terms to use in the classroom to praise student work. Printable sheet of stickers. 
doc | 19 MB |
He Waiata - songbook
The PPTA waiata book presenting a collection of more than 60 well-known Māori songs with English translations and chords. 
docx | 291 KB |
Te Reo Māori in the Classroom: He Kupu Whakamihi 1
Written for teachers, this list of Māori language phrases to praise student thinking will help increase your use of te reo Māori in the classroom. 
doc | 811 KB |
Stress Busters
A printable net, with stress buster tips that teachers can print out and fold into a 3D pyramid, then use to remind them of useful and easy tips to help manage stress.
pdf | 1.4 MB |
Te Reo Māori in the Classroom: He Kupu Whakamihi 4
Some useful Māori language phrases for praising students will help you increase your use of Māori in the classroom. 
doc | 792 KB |
Te Reo Māori in the Classroom: Te Patapatai
A selection of Māori language questions to get your students thinking and learning. 
doc | 790 KB |
Te Reo Māori in the Classroom: He Tohutohu
Some common instructions in Māori that you could use on a daily basis in your classroom.
doc | 789 KB |
Critical Thinking Questions - set 1
A set of 6 wallcards with Socratic questions to encourage higher-level thinking. In English and Māori. 
pdf | 121 KB |
Critical Thinking Questions - set 2
A set of 6 wallcards with Socratic questions to encourage higher-level thinking. In English and Māori. 
pdf | 120 KB |
Critical Thinking Questions - set 3
A set of 6 wallcards with Socratic questions to encourage higher-level thinking. In English and Māori. 
pdf | 94 KB |
Critical Thinking Questions - set 4
A set of 6 wallcards with Socratic questions to encourage higher-level thinking. In English and Māori.
pdf | 91 KB |
Critical Thinking Questions - set 5
A set of 6 wallcards with Socratic questions to encourage higher-level thinking. In English and Māori.
pdf | 145 KB |
Critical Thinking Questions - set 6
A set of 6 wallcards with Socratic questions to encourage higher-level thinking. In English and Māori.
pdf | 219 KB |
Critical Thinking Questions - set 7
A set of 6 wallcards with Socratic questions to encourage higher-level thinking. In English and Māori.
pdf | 55 KB |
Critical Thinking Questions - set 9
A set of 6 wallcards with Socratic questions to encourage higher-level thinking. In English and Māori. 
pdf | 94 KB |
Whiteboard magnets series 1 - te reo Māori
Magnets in te reo Māori to support the introduction of new kupu, whakataukī, and kīwaha.
pdf | 237 KB |
Whiteboard magnets series 2 - te reo Māori
Magnets in te reo Māori to support to introduce the mahi, kaupapa, and what they will be learning for the day.
pdf | 221 KB |
Tech to Save you
Technology tips to support teaching and learning.
docx | 206 KB |
Tips to Gamify your classroom
Gamification is about transforming the classroom environment and regular activities into a game. It requires creativity, collaboration and play. Here are some tips on how you can gamify your classroom.
docx | 208 KB |
Reflection wall cards
Sentence prompts for the wall to encourage students to reflect on their learning.
pdf | 280 KB |
Reflection wall banner
A wall banner to encourage students to reflect on their learning. Can be used in conjunction with the Student Reflection Wall Cards.
pdf | 1.5 MB |
Study Notes | ONLINE (Māori)
He tauira tēnei hei āwhina i ngā ākonga ki te tāutu i te kiko o tētahi kaupapa. I hua mai i te tauira tuhi pito kōrero o Cornell.
pdf | 141 KB |
Study Notes | ONLINE (English)
Based on the Cornell note taking method, this template helps students capture key ideas on a topic. Great to use when reviewing a topic, preparing for exams, researching, or reviewing a written, visual, or oral text.
pdf | 113 KB |
Writing an Essay, Assignment, or Report (English)
This presentation will guide students through the process of writing a research essay, report, or assignment. Suitable for students of all levels including NCEA.
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Te Tuhi Kōrero mō tētahi Kaupapa
Ka ārahi tēnei whakaaturanga i ngā ākonga ki te tuhi i tētahi tuhinga roa, pūrongo, kaupapa rangahau rānei. Mā ngā ākonga katoa, ahakoa te taumata o te ako.
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Zoom Meetings Information for Kaiako
An information page to assist Kaiako with running Zoom meetings for their tamariki.
External Website |
Wepua te Wero!
‘Wepua te Wero!’ is an activity pack of short activities and learning experiences to share with whānau to support learning at home.
External Website |
Exam study notes | PRINTABLE (English)
This A4 printable template supports ākonga in taking useful study notes to prepare them for their exams. Also available in te reo Māori.
pdf | 450 KB |
Exam study notes | PRINTABLE (Māori)
This A4 printable template supports ākonga in taking useful study notes to prepare them for their exams. Also available in te reo Māori. Also available in English.
pdf | 446 KB |
Study tips (English)
An A6 printable template of study tips to help ākonga get the best out of their study sessions and prepare for exams. Template can be photocopied, cut and distributed. Also available in Māori.
pdf | 214 KB |
Study tips (Māori)
An A6 printable template of study tips to help ākonga get the best out of their study sessions and prepare for exams. Template can be photocopied, cut and distributed. Also available in English.
pdf | 202 KB |
Waiata wall cards
Inspirational lyrics from popular waiata turned into wall cards to brighten your classroom walls.
pdf | 15 MB |
Key terms (English)
Designed as a reference guide, for ākonga, of the key terms used in assessments and exams. A printable A6 template to photocopy, cut and give to ākonga. Also available in te reo Māori.
pdf | 208 KB |
Key terms (Māori)
Designed as a reference guide, for ākonga, of the key terms used in assessments and exams. A printable A6 template to photocopy, cut and give to ākonga. Also available in English.
pdf | 202 KB |
He Pūkōrero Te Pūrākau | virtual background
Virtual background that can be used during online meetings like Zoom.
png | 274 KB |
He Huarahi Ako te Pūrākau
The idea to research the benefits of our traditional narratives as a way to teach literacy came from Arohanui Allen and Tracey Reid.
pdf | 2.8 MB |
Kia Wana te Ako (Kōrero/Whakarongo) - Pūrākau
This presentation was delivered at the ‘Kia Wana te Ako’ workshop. It can be used in unison with the ‘Pūrākau’ unit plan, or on its own if you prefer. The choice is yours!
pdf | 2.1 MB |
He Pūkōrero Te Pūrākau
This tokotoko has been designed to support kaiako in teaching literacy and oral language through the context of ‘pūrākau’. Click on the flashing mata to reveal the content.
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Leadership Whakataukī Cards
A downloadable set of 12 leadership whakataukī cards.
pdf | 1.3 MB |
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