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Looking for something else? Perhaps a new teaching technique or strategy, or ways to stimulate higher level thinking? Check out these resources.  

Energisers
A set of activities to bring energy to a tired class. 
pdf | 13 MB |
App Reviews - General
An overview of 8 education apps useful for collaborating, brainstorming, mindmapping, presentations, and teaching.
pdf | 344 KB |
App review: Edmondo
A review of the Edmondo app as a collaboration tool for the classroom. 5/5 star rating
pdf | 204 KB |
App review: Explain Everything
A review of the presentation app, Explain Everything. 4/5 star rating
pdf | 214 KB |
App review: Instagrok
A review of the interactive research app, Instagrok. 5/5 star rating
pdf | 206 KB |
App review: Popplet
A review of this mind mapping tool.  4/5 star rating.
pdf | 231 KB |
App review: Quizlet
A review of the virtual flashcard creator, Quizlet. 3/5 star rating.
pdf | 219 KB |
Alpha Ladder
A printable A3 version of the popular alpha ladder to gather and display new vocabulary on the classroom wall. 
pdf | 521 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 |
Critical Thinking - English
This printable A3 version of the critical thinking process includes teacher notes. 
pdf | 751 KB |
Collaborative Posters
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 Whakanui i te Whakaaro
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 |
Te Reo Māori in the Classroom: He Kupu Whakamihi
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 Patapātai
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 (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 (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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Wepua te Wero!
This is the time to be good to yourself and to keep things real. We can still provide rich learning experiences for ākonga by offering smaller activities and in another way. ‘Wepua te Wero!’ is an activity pack which includes a range of short activities.
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