Reference Tools

"When students read, respond to, and think critically about texts, they use appropriate skills and technologies to locate and use a range of texts for specific purposes."(LLP)

Consider the deliberate inclusion of quality reference tools as part of an existing programme of learning to support learners to develop their independence in reading and in using texts to support their learning. Reference links to these resources within your learning site.

Te Ara - The Encyclopaedia of New Zealand

New Zealand History Online

New Zealand History Waitangi Day

New Zealand History


KiwiKids Science

Science Kids

National Geographic Kids

Animations and TED Talks

New Zealand Biographies

Māori Dictionary

English Dictionary and Thesaurus

Maths Dictionary and Charts

KiwiKids News

Kea Kids News Video Collection

Classroom Europe - hundreds of teachable clips, which can be searched and organised into playlists.

28th Māori Battalion - includes interactive maps, photos, video and audio