The Hub has a collections tool to sort and classify resources. Hub users can use the tool for their own planning, add their own notes and share their collections when they are signed in to the site.
Use the ‘Add to collection’ button on individual resources to begin a new collection or add to an existing collection.
You can access your personal collections from your profile page.
Within your collections, you can click and drag resources to reorder them. To create a note, hover your cursor over the resource image you wish to add a note to and click the + tab. You can create as many notes as you wish alongside each resource. A note attached to a resource will show on the right-hand side of the resource page and can be used as a teaching tool. You can also add external links to your note. Don’t forget to save your note by clicking ‘Save note’ on each note pad.
Your collections are private, but by clicking the padlock icon on the top bar, you can create a shareable link – just copy the ‘public’ URL and share it. If you receive a shareable collection link, click the copy icon. This collection will then become part of your private collection. You can now make changes or add extra notes. Some schools have created a shared profile on the Science Learning Hub to make collaboration even easier!
Public collections to copy and use
Hub users can copy and use public collections created by the Science Learning Hub team. To do this, click on the copy icon at the top of the webpage. If you are logged in, this action automatically creates a copy of the collection that will sit in your profile. We recommend you rename the collection to suit your purpose – then you are ready to customise your collection.
The following collections have been created by the Hub team. We will add to the list as we create new collections. Some of the collections are a curation of resources. Others have notes with curriculum information, key science concepts and/or suggestions for practising the science capabilities.
We will update these collections as new resources are added to the website. Keep an eye on the site’s notification bell so you can update your personal collection too.
- Autumn science
- Bringing back the birdsong
- Climate change
- Flight and the science capabilities for NZC levels 1–3
- Light and shadows
- Opportunities for using te reo Māori
- Physics – force and motion
- Summer science
- The periodic table of elements
- Takahē – conservation and ecology
- Takahē – science capabilities
- Water quality
- Waves PLD resources
We do not currently have the option in our collection tool to allow real time collaboration on a collection, but it can be done with a shared registration.
If you have a group, for example a group of teachers at your school who want to collaborate on a collection at the same time, we recommend creating a new shared login, i.e. something like email@example.com, the group then uses this to sign into the Science Learning Hub to access the collections as a shared group. We have created something similar for our team so we can collaborate on collections. If someone creates a collection and shares it with your group's Shared Collections login, then, once it is added to the new Shared Collections login, it can then be worked on by all who have the new Shared Collections login details.
If you require more help navigating through your collections, please just ask the team – firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about how we curate resources using both the collections tool and Pinterest here.