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Reo-ification of New Zealand

Big business and government are backing te Reo Māori long-term. KIWA  produces an interactive mobile app that introduces te Ao Māori to employees keen to understand more about the  unique identity New Zealanders cherish. The apps are developed collaboratively and make the crucial link between language and culture, with customisable features that include te Reo … Continue Reading →

Te Kete Reo o Tāmaki Makaurau

The Department of Conservation’s new Māori pronunciation app Te Kete Reo o Tāmaki Makaurau, is designed to help people identify and pronounce the names of some of our most loved places, animals, and plants in the Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland region in Te Reo Māori. Also included is a small selection of common phrases that you can … Continue Reading →

Reaching diverse audiences

We have launched the first in a series of ten digital puzzles for pre-schoolers that will introduce tamariki to te Reo Māori in a playful way, helping normalise the use of the language in New Zealand. This first release is a fun matching pairs game that introduces pre-schoolers to te Reo Māori words and phrases … Continue Reading →

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Recent research

Top predictions for the app economy in 2018

2018 will mark the 10-year anniversary for both the Apple App Store and Android Market. Since their launches, mobile apps have impacted society at an astounding pace and scale. Over nearly a decade, the app economy has matured in a number of ways: By the end of October 2017, the iOS App Store and Google … Continue Reading →

Brave new digital world of the classroom

Evelyn Lewis with Massey University’s Institute of Education and an educator with over 25 years of experience in the classroom writes of the challenges the introduction of digital technology into classrooms bring. We need to teach kids digital life skills. By teaching these behaviours we can do our students a service. How many of us, … Continue Reading →

Strategies to “go deep” when reading digitally

Students are doing more reading on digital devices than they ever have before. Not only are many teachers using tablets and computers for classroom instruction, but many state tests are now administered on computers, adding incentive for teachers to teach digital reading strategies. But casual digital reading on the internet has instilled bad habits in … Continue Reading →

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