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Instructional Series

Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.

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  • Wooden instrument.

    South Pacific Beats

    Robot.

    Wellington designer Rachael Hall has developed a modern version of the traditional Tongan lali. Called Patō, Rachael’s drum keeps the traditional sound of a lali but incorporates digital capabilities. Her hope is that Patō will allow musicians to mix traditional Pacific sounds with modern music.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 3 - Cracking the Code

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Physical world, Technological knowledge

    In: Connected 2018 Level 3 - Cracking the Code

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • People looking at screens.

    Square Eyes

    Robot.

    Siali is selected to trial a new augmented reality device called SquareEye. While the trial starts off fun, he slowly starts to notice that SquareEye is affecting his experiences in ways he doesn’t necessarily consent to. This story, set in the not-so-distant future, explores how digital technologies can alter our experiences without us knowing.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 3 - Cracking the Code

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Technology

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Strand: Statistics, Technological knowledge

    In: Connected 2018 Level 3 - Cracking the Code

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Photograph of a lake thawing in alaska.

    Listening to the Land

    Robot.

     Pauline Harris, a scientist of Rongomaiwahine and Ngāti Kahungunu descent, is working with a team of researchers to collect and record mātauranga from iwi and hapū about plants and animals in Aotearoa. The team is using a computer program to record the mātauranga and connect it to particular times and places in history. They hope that this information will help us understand how climate change is affecting Aotearoa’s wildlife and ecosystems, knowledge that we can then use to plan for the change.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 3 - Cracking the Code

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    In: Connected 2018 Level 3 - Cracking the Code

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Rocket about to launch.

    Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    The focus in this issue of Connected is on computational thinking for digital technologies and designing and developing digital outcomes.

    At times, Connected themes require the introduction of concepts that students at this curriculum level may not be able to fully understand. What matters at this stage is that students begin to develop understandings that they can grow over time. 

    Series: Connected

    Publication date: November 2018

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    Look inside this issue

    Person's face.

    Emotional Robots

    Space ship docked for take off.

    This article explores the development of artificial intelligence (AI) from a social and ethical perspective. It invites the reader to consider high-level questions about the future for this technology, what emotional intelligence is, how humans think, the ethical implications of building AI that act like humans, and what would happen if AI became more intelligent than us.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Learning area: English, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Publication date: November 2018

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    Cartoon of a person talking to someone in a wheelchair.

    Saving the World, One Swipe at a Time

    Space ship docked for take off.

    This article describes how three Kiwi companies have used digital technology to help solve health or social problems. It demonstrates how digital technologists think through a problem and how a seemingly abstract issue can be turned into a series of tasks that digital technologies can solve.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Statistics, Technological practice

    In: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Publication date: November 2018

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    Rocket taking off.

    Kiwis in Space

    Space ship docked for take off.

    In January 2018, New Zealand became one of only eleven countries that have successfully built and launched a rocket capable of sending satellites into space. This interview with Rocket Lab Avionics Manager Naomi Altman explains the science and technology behind that incredible achievement.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Statistics, Nature of science, Physical world, Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Publication date: November 2018

    Order this text

    Fish on a coral bed.

    Under the Sea

    Space ship docked for take off.

    This article reports on a survey of a 100-metre long rocky reef located 11 kilometres off the Taranaki coast. Students from local high schools are partnering with divers, biologists, engineers, fishers, and local iwi to discover and record the plants and animals that make the reef their home. The article focuses on the survey methods being used and the different technologies involved in each method.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Statistics, Living world, Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Publication date: November 2018

    Order this text

  • Person's face.

    Emotional Robots

    Space ship docked for take off.

    This article explores the development of artificial intelligence (AI) from a social and ethical perspective. It invites the reader to consider high-level questions about the future for this technology, what emotional intelligence is, how humans think, the ethical implications of building AI that act like humans, and what would happen if AI became more intelligent than us.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Learning area: English, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Publication date: November 2018

    Order this text

  • Cartoon of a person talking to someone in a wheelchair.

    Saving the World, One Swipe at a Time

    Space ship docked for take off.

    This article describes how three Kiwi companies have used digital technology to help solve health or social problems. It demonstrates how digital technologists think through a problem and how a seemingly abstract issue can be turned into a series of tasks that digital technologies can solve.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Statistics, Technological practice

    In: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Publication date: November 2018

    Order this text

  • Rocket taking off.

    Kiwis in Space

    Space ship docked for take off.

    In January 2018, New Zealand became one of only eleven countries that have successfully built and launched a rocket capable of sending satellites into space. This interview with Rocket Lab Avionics Manager Naomi Altman explains the science and technology behind that incredible achievement.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Statistics, Nature of science, Physical world, Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Publication date: November 2018

    Order this text

  • Fish on a coral bed.

    Under the Sea

    Space ship docked for take off.

    This article reports on a survey of a 100-metre long rocky reef located 11 kilometres off the Taranaki coast. Students from local high schools are partnering with divers, biologists, engineers, fishers, and local iwi to discover and record the plants and animals that make the reef their home. The article focuses on the survey methods being used and the different technologies involved in each method.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Statistics, Living world, Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Fleeb Watches TV

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Colour wheel level: Orange

    Category: Fiction

    Publication date: April 2019

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  • Wēta Went Walking

    New title - coming soon! 

    Series: Ready to Read

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    Publication date: April 2019

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