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ARB newsletter - August 2016

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa ni, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula.
Welcome.  Nau mai, Haere mai.

Welcome to our mid-year, 2016 newsletter.
 
Here are the topics we’re highlighting in this newsletter:
  • Our resource developers have been busy and have recently added 36 new online-interactive assessment resources to the banks.
  • A selection of ARB resources that explore Poetry (for the upcoming National Poetry Day).
  • Assessment resources for Conservation week 10th-18th September.

ARB newsletter - Welcome to February 2016

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa ni, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula.
Welcome.  Nau mai, Haere mai.

Welcome to term one 2016
Kia ora everybody!
A very warm welcome back to the new school year.  We hope you had a good break and are ready for 2016.
Here are the topics we’re highlighting in this newsletter:
  • Our resource developers have been busy and have recently added 27 new online-interactive assessment resources to the banks.
  • Seaweek begins on 27 February with the theme: Toiora te Moana – Toiora te Tangata – Healthy Seas, Healthy People.  Check out the links to related ARB resources below.

ARBs with spring and summer themes - November 2015

Kia ora koutou
Spring is now well upon us.
We’ve put together a list of ARBs with spring and summer themes.
You will need to be logged in to view the resources (don't have a teacher login? register)
 
For those of you with your feet in spring,
germinating seeds, life cycles, etc, may be your thing.
And
For those of you leaping into summer,
water safety, the beach, etc, may be sunnier.

 

ARB newsletter June 2015 - Welcome to the new ARB website

Kia ora koutou

At the end of June the old ARB website will be archived.

This means you will not be able to access the old website after June 30 2015.

All NZ teachers and educationalists are asked to use the new ARB website at arbs.nzcer.org.nz.
Hopefully, you have already registered for your personal username and password on the new website: arbs.nzcer.org.nz/register
 
The new website comes with a number of new features:
  • Individual, personalised teacher accounts.
  • My folder - where you can save collections of your favourite resources and quickly find them for future use.

World Water Day - 22nd March - Assessment Resource Banks

World Water Day (March 22) 
UNESCO’s World Water Day is on the 22nd of March. The theme this year is "water for sustainable development". There are seven aspects - health, nature, urbanization, industry, energy, food, and equality.
 
For more information about World Water Day go to https://www.worldwaterday.org/
 
Compassion UK shares 30 striking water photos about access to water around the world.
 
Science ARB resources provide support for exploring some of these  aspects.
 

Seaweek, and 2015 International Year of Light

assessment resource banks
 
Kia ora and welcome to the first Assessment Resource Banks newsletter from our new website at https://arbs.nzcer.org.nz.
 

Coming up ...

We now have over 2250 resources published on the new site. Of these about 250 can be completed online as well as by pencil and paper. Our plan is to bring across all the exisiting ARBs to the new site, and re-develop some resources so they can also be completed online.  

Please note: Registration for the old arb website will close at the end of this year as we migrate to the new site. 

When a volcano erupts


Mount Tongariro from the air

Tongaririo (c) Philip Capper, 2008, FlickR (Attribution).

On the 6th August 2012 Mount Tongariro erupted sending an ash cloud of approximately 10,000 cubic metres that was identified in Napier and Wellington.

The ARBs have several assessment resources that look at warning signs, volcanic eruption process, parts of a volcano, activity and dangers of an eruption, and the spread of ash.

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