In this online PD session recorded on 3 March 2016, Paula Hay from N4L and Rachel Douglas from the SLH talk about Pond. They help us discover all kinds of student-focused science resources. Pond is a safe collaborative online environment where educational content and services are easily accessible and new material is collated and shared. Pond hosts resources from the Science Learning Hub plus many more from other quality educational providers, schools and teachers.

Building community

Within Pond, educators are able to comment on the shared resources. This feedback, alongside individual experiences of the resources – such as how they might have been adapted or made better – will build the Pond community and importantly give teachers a real peer-based assessment of the myriad of resources.

Buckets of resources

Pond gives providers of educational resources, like the Science Learning Hub, the ability to curate content in a multitude of ways. Content is grouped into buckets, and it can be curated by educational levels, curriculum strands, themes, seasons, geography and around events – the sky is the limit. If you are looking for a set of links to resources around a certain concept or theme, get in touch with us on Pond.

See link to view the video of this professional development session (we recommend downloading the video) and also links below to download the

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • index for the PowerPoint and video.

Useful links

Pond is an online environment aiming to unite New Zealand teachers, school administrators and students with providers of educational content and services.
www.pond.co.nz

Check out these short videos to help you get the most out of Pond. No login is required.
www.pond.co.nz/detail/395717/how-to-use-pond-starter-pack

    Published 15 March 2016