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Technology teaching and learning resources

Teacher professional associations

Teacher professional associations aligned to technology include:

Technology Online

This website provides specialist advice and guidance in teaching and learning technology. It houses curriculum support resources, case study materials on technologists and classroom practice, showcase examples of teacher and student practice, and support materials for teacher education.

The Wonder Project

The Wonder Project is Engineering New Zealand’s free programme for schools, designed to get young Kiwis excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The Science Learning Hub

This site is New Zealand Government initiative, and has been developed in collaboration with educators and the science and technology sector. It features up-to-date examples of science and technology in practice, along with supporting classroom resources. The website provides resources for teachers from years 5–10.

The Technology Online technology glossary

This glossary provides explanations and contextualised examples of terms associated with technology and student learning.

Assessment and professional support

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

  • Follow links to the National Qualifications Framework, NCEA, and subject achievement standards. See in particular NZQA Technology.
  • Further information on assessing with unit standards can be found on the NZQA website. Ministry of Education assessment resources are also hosted on this site.

Assessment Online

  • This key community covers assessment in the classroom, effective use of evidence, and reporting to families and whānau. It offers news, assessment tools and resources, research, a glossary, FAQ, and related links.
  • The linked site Consider the evidence promotes 'evidence-driven decision making for secondary schools' and supports secondary educators in making best use of evidence to improve student achievement.
  • For a view of how assessment can best serve learning, see Directions for Assessment in New Zealand, a report by Michael Absolum, Lester Flockton, John Hattie, Rosemary Hipkins, and Ian Reid (available as a Word or PDF file).

BES (Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis) programme

BES is a collaborative knowledge-building strategy designed to strengthen the evidence base that informs education policy and practice in New Zealand.

Resourcing ideas

The following references will help you to plan teaching and learning activities.


Students can go to this website to find useful, accurate, online information. Librarians from all over New Zealand are available each weekday between 1 pm and 6 pm to help students search online. To use AnyQuestions, students must attend a New Zealand primary, intermediate, or secondary school or be home schooled.

The National Library of New Zealand Services to Schools

Services to Schools supports educators by providing professional learning, advice, and quality resources to inspire and inform student learning, foster their love of reading, and develop their knowledge of culture and heritage.

The Film Archive

The On Disk library of audiovisual teaching resources for secondary schools includes over 40 titles covering a range of subjects, with more titles to be added. On Disk has now ceased to operate as a lending library, however, all titles can be screened and guided by teachers from the Film Archive’s team.

Te Ara: The Encyclopaedia of New Zealand

Te ara in Māori means the pathway. Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. When complete, it will be a comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

This website provides an online biographical database on the people who have helped shape New Zealand.

Professional development resources

Ministry of Education websites

Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017

Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017 is a strategy to rapidly change how the education system performs so that all Māori students gain the skills, qualifications and knowledge they need to enjoy and achieve education success as Māori.

Te Tere Auraki

This Ministry of Education professional development strategy focuses on improving outcomes for Māori students in English-medium schools. This strategy supports four main projects, each of which can be accessed from the main page: Te Kotahitanga, Te Kauhua, Ako Panuku, and Te Mana Kōrero.

Tātaiako: Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Māori Learners

Tātaiako sets out competencies integral to creating culturally responsive learning environments and contexts, based on knowledge, respect, and collaborative approaches to Māori students, their whānau, and iwi. Successful teachers of Māori learners need to develop these competencies in each phase of their careers.

Pacific Education Plan

This site takes a closer look at the Pasifika Education Plan and the Pasifika Education Implementation Plan. It offers reflective questions, ideas, stories, and resources to support and inspire schools to make a difference for all Pasifika students.

The New Zealand Curriculum Online

As well as the HTML version of The New Zealand Curriculum, this interactive site offers a variety of support and strategies, news updates, digital stories of schools’ experiences, and archived material relating to development of the curriculum.

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

This site includes an English translation of the main sections of the draft marautanga. Of the learning areas, only levels 1, 4, and 6 have been translated.

Key Competencies Online

This section of New Zealand Curriculum online offers specific guidance to school leaders and teachers on integrating the key competencies into the daily activities of the school and its teaching and learning programmes.

The Secondary Education Portal

The secondary education portal provides links to information, resources, and guidance to support secondary teaching and learning.

Last updated June 10, 2022