‘Special Days’ Korero Pack
A number of interesting and important ‘Awareness’ days across the year are included.
These can be used to foster inquiry around a positive online culture, respectful relationships, constructive communication, and ethical practices online and offline.
Ideal to insert in your newsletter or social feeds, the special days can be a great way to link between home and school or kura.
Encourage students to create their own digital or unplugged visual responses to the special days, and share these across school, kura and community.
Digital Engagement and Wellbeing
Taking care of our whole selves (Hauora) as digital users.
Te Whare Tapa Whā, a model developed by Sir Mason Durie, aligns the four walls of the whare (house) as four cornerstones of health and wellbeing.
What we do online and how we engage with devices has an impact on our health and wellbeing. So, it’s important that we’re mindful and intentional in ways that support our whole selves when we use digital devices and online spaces.
We’ve created two versions of our poster to encourage korero (conversation) around helpful and healthy ways we can look after whole selves online.
DEVELOPED to engage ākonga in conversations and inquiry that foster critical thinking, as together you explore what’s needed to support safety and wellbeing online.
DESIGNED with upper primary in mind, this has been used effectively across lower primary and secondary levels.
Themes and resources promote UDL, and provide authentic pathways for learning. Plan the learning across the year (seven themes), or adapt to meet arising needs and interests.
$38.00 (NZ) plus GST
The PDF resource can be downloaded, printed, embedded into other online learning platforms, and adapted to suit your context.
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Examples of content below
Relevant, engaging, intentional and inclusive. Fostering critical thinking, helping to develop skills and knowledge, encouraging self-review, and promoting positive and safe engagement online.
Rights and Responsibilities Online
Within this one theme, six inquiry areas are offered for students to unpack rights and responsibilities and look into how these can empower and impact on their own live.
For a deeper dive, links to additional online resources from leading global online safety organisations are suggested for each theme.
Digital Rights Framework
Research tells us what our young people need to develop the resilience, capabilities, and literacies to safely navigate the digital landscape and, foster positive wellbeing.
We think these inform their Digital Rights, with a focus on developing knowledge of the online environment, acquiring digital skills, and fostering attitudes and values.
We’ve crafted these into a ‘Digital Rights’ Framework for each level. These resources are a powerful yet simple way of guiding educators to think about opportunities for their students from a ‘Rights’ perspective.
For further strategies for teaching and learning, resources , and scoping tools on what students already know, contact us – we’d love to work with you in your context, your community.
Looking beyond the start-up of a year there’s a whole school year where online safety, citizenship and wellbeing are important.
We’re excited to announce the release of the first resource for secondary schools designed around rangatahi, inquiry, and activities that are fostered through a korero.
The focus is on the start-up of a year, and what’s needed to ensure everyone is on the ‘same page’ around rights and responsibilities in the use of digital devices at school and kura.
The resource introduces the Harmful Digital Communications Act (NZ, 2015), along with activities to explore the legislation through a rights-based lens.
For further information, email, or get in touch using our contact form.
Critical Thinking – Investigating Online Challenges and Incidents
Empowering young people with skills to critically think about challenges and incidents they may encounter online, and actions they can take.
The tool can be used in a number of ways and is useful in exploring scenarios and looking at proactive and positive responses.
Digital Tools and Online Spaces Used in Learning
This quick ‘at a glance’ tool helps to ensure our approach to the use of online sites and digital tools in our learning and teaching have safety and wellbeing in mind for all involved
Safety And Wellbeing For All When Working And Learning Offsite
While working and learning takes place from our homes, it is important to consider the safety, privacy and wellbeing of staff and students as we engage online.
This pragmatic guidance provides key considerations around professional safety and practice, equity and the wellbeing of all.
Cyber Chat | Staying Safe and Secure Online
Generation Online and Mindshift and have teamed up to bring you Cyber Chat, a series of short video chats.
Designed with pragmatic ‘how to’ steps and information to support people, as new ways of working and communicating are happening and new risks are emerging.
For those parenting, three Cyber Chats are dedicated to key safety tips and resources, social media and gaming.