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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.  

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Energisers
A set of activities to bring energy to a tired class. 
pdf | 13 MB
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App Reviews - General
An overview of 8 education apps useful for collaborating, brainstorming, mindmapping, presentations, and teaching.
pdf | 344 KB
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App review: Edmondo
A review of the Edmondo app as a collaboration tool for the classroom. 5/5 star rating
pdf | 204 KB
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App review: Explain Everything
A review of the presentation app, Explain Everything. 4/5 star rating
pdf | 214 KB
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App review: Instagrok
A review of the interactive research app, Instagrok. 5/5 star rating
pdf | 206 KB
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App review: Popplet
A review of this mind mapping tool.  4/5 star rating.
pdf | 231 KB
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App review: Quizlet
A review of the virtual flashcard creator, Quizlet. 3/5 star rating.
pdf | 219 KB
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Alpha Ladder
A printable A3 version of the popular alpha ladder to gather and display new vocabulary on the classroom wall. 
pdf | 4.8 MB
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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 | 1.9 MB
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Critical Thinking - English
This printable A3 version of the critical thinking process includes teacher notes. 
pdf | 1.8 MB
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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
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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
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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
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Teaching strategies fan
19 teaching strategies and techniques to use in the classroom which support literacy and thinking. In English and Māori. 
pdf | 5.5 MB
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Ice Breakers
Ice breaker ideas presented on a printable cube net to put together. 
pdf | 1.2 MB
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Te Reo Māori in the Classroom: Te Patapātai
A selection of Māori language questions to get your students thinking and learning. 
doc | 790 KB
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Teaching strategies
A compilation of teaching strategies to support effective teaching, thinking and learning. Each strategy is explained in terms of its purpose, how it can be used, and an example of its application. For use across all curriculum areas and with all levels of teaching and learning.
docx | 399 KB
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