Faculty of Education


In this section you will find resources written, developed or used by the Whakapiki i te Reo project team. If you would like to see any other resources in this section please contact us here.

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Podcasting in Learning

A brief article that outlines what a podcast is and identifies ways of using podcasts in teaching and learning.

Grant, L. (2007). Podcasting in Learning. Quick Journal of the Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education, (Summer 105), 4-6. 


Look who’s talking: Incorporating iPods in the classroom

This article provides descriptions of classroom strategies that use iPods and podcasting technologies to encourage the teaching and learning of oral language.

Kervin, L & Vardy, J. (2007). Looks Who’s Talking: Incorporating iPods in the Classroom. Screen Education, (48), 58-64.


Using iPod Technology to Engage Primary Students with the Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Audio Text

This article focuses on the way two classrooms at neighbouring schools used iPods within teaching and learning experiences in ways that were responsive and connected to the curriculum outcomes.

Vardy, J & Kervin, L. (2007). Using iPod Technology to Engage Primary Students with the Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Audio Text. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 15(1), 36-42.


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Research Reports

Cuttance, P & Thompson, J. (2008). Literature Review of Boys Education for Ministry of Education. Wellington: Ministry of Education. [PDF]

Harker, R. (2006). Ethnicity and School Achievement in New Zealand: Some data to supplement the Biddulph et al (2003) Best Evidence Syntheisis. Report to the Ministry of Education. Wellington: Ministry of Education. [PDF]

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Papers and Presentations

Anywhere, Anytime – Creating a Mobile Indigenous Language Platform

A group of academics from Victoria University of Wellington has developed an innovative approach to teacher professional development. In response to limited teaching reliever numbers in schools and heightened by a dearth of language specialists a model using video podcasts, online support and in-school facilitation was developed to advance areas of Māori language and language acquisition amongst teachers. This paper examines the innovative approach to in-school facilitated language development and discusses outcomes of the project.

McKenzie, T., Toia., R. & McRae, H. (2010). Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.167-178. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.676MB).


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Digital Media

Language will flourish if there is a link between the child, the school and the home.

With that in mind we have provided a list of websites and television programmes to support the learning of the Māori language.

He Kupu o te Rā, www.kupu.maori.nz

Register your email to ‘He Kupu o te Rā’ to receive a Māori word each day along with a sentence in Māori and English. You can also find out more information about the sentence you receive by going to the main page.

Te Whanake, www.tewhanake.maori.nz

Te Whanake is a set of textbooks, study guides, CDs, teachers’ manuals and a dictionary for learning and teaching Māori language. There is also a website that provides access to a further range of associated free online resources for independent learning and interaction. The online resources support the four core textbooks and study guides of the Māori language programme.

Kōrero Māori, www.korero.maori.nz

Kōrero Māori is a webpage for beginners of te reo Māori right up to those that are fluent to increase their proficiency. There are interactive games provided on this webpage as well as information about tikanga and waiata.

Tōku Reo Māori Television, 7pm, www.tokureo.maori.nz

Tōku Reo is a language learning show based on the comprehensive Te Whanake language course created by Professor John Moorfield. The half hour show broadcasts on Māori Television at 7pm Monday to Friday. It’s a new, vibrant, and fun way of learning Te Reo Māori in the comfort of your own home.

There is also a website that provides access to a further range of associated free online resources for independent learning and interaction. The online resources provide a podcast relating to an aspect of the language as well as grammar and vocabulary activities to follow up with.

Ako Te Reo 59, www.tereo.tv

This television programme is a Māori language class that is delivered in Māori. The classes are exclusive meaning they do not follow on from the previous class. This allows the audience to watch the programme at anytime. To begin with, the viewers get a topic to watch and listen to, to entice interest from the student. A language skill is then chosen (listening, reading, talking, writing), as a class activity. There are conversations, playing games, drama, story writing, song composition – and a myriad of other possibilities. The tutor summarises all facets of the language that were covered in each class to finish off the session. An activity is also provided on the webpage after each class for the audience to print off and complete.

Learning in Hand, http://learninginhand.com

Learning in hand is a website dedicated to mobile learning. It is a resource for educational technology that was started in 2002 by Tony Vincent as part of his classroom website. It is full of instructions, dos and don’ts, lesson plans and tips on how to use the latest of technologies such as the iPod, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and netbooks. There is also a list of common and useful applications to make using your mobile devices for teaching and learning, fun and easy.

Reo Māori Resources, http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Reo-Maori-resources

The above website will lead you to more than 10 great Māori resources. Not only that but it will link you to many more useful Māori websites. These recent resources are designed for teaching and learning te reo Māori in English-medium schools. They range from books, CDs, DVDs and flipbooks with audio right through to teacher resources, lesson plans and activities.

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