Resource rescue for time poor teachers wanting to capture students’ attention

(Last Updated On: September 15, 2021)

From STREAM subjects to content supporting the new History curriculum, ETV offers both free and subscription based video resources for every teacher.

Anywhere, anytime learning

In our radically different COVID world, teachers are enthusiastically embracing online resources to capture and hold the attention of students who are less likely to be learning in a conventional classroom.

The value and effectiveness of video in teaching is well established. Even reluctant students will readily engage with video, thus reaping the benefits of its ability to communicate on both the cognitive and emotional levels. Audio visual content utilises sight, sound colour and movement, inspiring deeper learning, better retention and reinforced motivation.

Free Library access for every teacher

“As a not-for-profit trust, providing the free Library of resources for all teachers and schools across the country is our philanthropic contribution to education”, explained ETV’s General Manager, Martin Drew.

Available simply by creating a log in using a school email, the Library section contains a wealth of content from organisations like Nga- Taonga Sound and Vision, and Archives NZ for the history curriculum, and Netsafe, EQC and NZ Police for student safety and wellbeing material.

For 11 years ETV has captured and catalogued over 150,000 programmes from New Zealand’s free-to-air channels, some overseas channels and legitimate internet sources, which are all available to subscription clients. A free trial of this catalogue is available by contacting ETV on 0800 438 388, or clicking the Enquire button at

STREAMing video

STREAM subjects are also comprehensively covered in the ETV catalogue. A search of STREAM subjects reveals almost 20,000 results, covering all age groups from Early Learning to Tertiary. Video annotation tools that pop up while the student is watching allows teachers to turn any video into an enriched interactive experience, and name input enables teachers to receive interaction data from named individuals and classes.

To explore ETV’s resources, create your own login by going to and clicking the First Time User Registration button.

INTERFACE September 2021

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