Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko is going fully virtual for Term 2

‘Meet ups’ with the Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko – the National Digital Readiness programme – are going virtual. Kauhaurangi Tuihono / Online Webinars are designed to support educators integrate the revised Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content in a virtual classroom. The sessions are 30 minutes long and with […]

TENZ launches 2020 Techno Challenge

TENZ – Technology Education New Zealand – has launched the TENZ 2020 Techno Challenge, a hands-on and creative learning experience for Year 1-10 students to take part in during the lockdown. “We are proud to present this nationwide competition for Years 1 to 10, encouraging tamariki to innovate […]

Winning fitness app gets users moo-ving

When Donnis Harrison heard about Tahi Rua Toru Tech (123Tech), she knew it would be the perfect digital challenge for her students – little did she know, however, just how engaged they’d be and how successful it would prove. I was looking for a way to extend students […]

Missing Jump Jam? Do it at home!

Keep fit and healthy during the lockdown thanks to daily Jump Jam workouts. From his home in Mt Maunganui, Jump Jam creator Brett Fairweather is posting daily videos to keep you moving. So, clear some space and turn up the volume. More at

Scouts offer activities to do in the ‘Great Indoors’

While normally associated with getting out into the ‘great outdoors’, Scouts UK has pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas for the ‘Great Indoors’. They’re all free and aimed at keeping kids learning new skills and having fun. Activities include: Lolly Stick Catapults To Foldly Go (an origami […]

Keep kids engaged and learning at home with Gamefroot

As New Zealand moves into the second week of lockdown, one of the biggest problems both educators and parents are finding with remote learning is how to keep kids engaged while they are being educated at home.  Wellington-based company, Gamefroot, has developed a Remote Learning website that allows […]