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New category of websites: User-contributed content

Some content on this page is user-contributed.


While all sites are still subject to rigorous quality-assurance processes, teachers are advised to evaluate this category of sites carefully for relevance and accuracy, and to consider any privacy and security issues before using them with students.


Adobe software for schools (Ministry of Education)
Adobe Spark software (a free software available to New Zealand schools) and Creative Cloud softwarde (has different price points to support school needs) allows students to create images, graphics, illustrations, layouts, web pages, and video stories for class projects of all types.

The apps can be used by teachers in a range of year levels and subject areas. 

Information about the schools covered by the licence agreement, duration of the agreement, and links to the software are the MOE's Adobe software for schools page.

Archives New Zealand: Audiovisual
Holds audiovisual material from a variety of sources created by government departments.

The site also houses National Film Unit (NFU) productions, including master materials, negatives, prints, and preservation copies for many titles.

Copyright in Schools
This section of TKI provides general information about copyright and informs teachers, students, and management about their basic rights and responsibilities when using copyright material.

The largest online video platform for educators in New Zealand, ETV provides access to over 150 000 videos and includes on-demand viewing.

First-time users must register (no fees involved).

National Association of Media Educators (NAME)
National subject association that supports the Media Educators. Provide professional development, up-to-date information, resources, and new ways members to connect.

Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision
Presents a series of feature articles, stories and video clips that highlight the role that film and moving images play in New Zealand's culture. Includes a Taonga Māori collection - a collection of images with significance to Iwi Māori.

NZ On Screen
Discover the best of New Zealand television and film online for free. This website has over 250 titles to choose from and provides biographies of the people in front of and behind the camera.

NZ On Screen National Film Collection Unit (NFU)
Collection includes highlights from 370 wartime newsreels, tourism promos and Oscar nominees from the NFU. You can watch items in the collection on NZ On Screen.

NZQA Media studies subject resources
Provides resources for Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Media Studies.

Materials include Achievement and Unit Standards, current assessment specifications, examinations, assessment reports, moderation reports, moderator newsletters, standards’ clarifications, and a glossary of words used in media studies assessment materials.

Office of Film and Literature Classification
Explore the censorship office’s new information and resources for schools.

Teachers’ Refresher Course Committee
Look out for professional development opportunities on the Teachers’ Refresher Course Committee (TRCC) website.

Te Māngai Pāho
Explore why te reo Māori is a taonga (treasure) that warrants active protection and support. This Crown Entity promotes Māori language and culture by allocating available funds for broadcasting and the production of programmes to be broadcast.