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Digital technologies

Digital technologies

Strategies for using technologies to provide inclusive and personalised learning pathways.​

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Strategies for action

Three key strategies for using digital technologies to support learning

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Create engaging environments

Motivation, self-regulation, and sustained effort all depend on engagement. Use technologies to stimulate interest, provide relevance, support creativity, and create collaborative learning experiences for all students. 

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Storybird, a free digital story writing tool, has made a significant impact on the literacy development of students at Te Kura o Kutarere. Teacher, Susan Lee explains how.

Four suggestions for implementing this strategy:

  1. ​Match teaching strategies to students' needs

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    • Video
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  2. ​Support self organisation

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  3. Provide choice and autonomy

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  4. Share learning beyond the classroom

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Support independent access to learning materials

Identify where digital technologies enable students to access learning in ways that work more effectively for them.

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A look at the assumptions schools make to justify not using technology.

Two suggestions for implementing this strategy:

  1. ​Support the use of digital text

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    • Video
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  2. ​Offer a range of media

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Provide multiple ways to create, learn, and demonstrate understanding

Select digital technologies based on the learning needs of your students. Offer and support flexible learning pathways.

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Primary teacher, Linda Ojala describes her inclusive approach to utilising a range of digital technologies to meet the wide and varied needs of students in her year 3 class.

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Key resources

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Using digital technologies to support learning in a senior secondary context – Digital assessment

A guide providing information and resources to support NCEA assessment, including SAC.

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Enabling e-Learning: Resources

A collection of online resources to support learning and teaching using digital technologies.

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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