‘Both Sides of the Fence’ website shows value of outdoors

The educational website ‘Both Sides of the Fence’ has undergone a makeover, offering many new and improved features for students and teachers around New Zealand.

The interactive and curriculum-aligned resource, established by the New Zealand Walking Commission, now offers a new look home page, an improved image gallery and comprehensive teaching materials. Changes to the website, that encourages students up to Year 8 to think about responsible behaviour in the outdoors, were made following a site review and survey of teachers.

“The site review helped us to identify many different areas for improvement,” Mark Neeson, Commission Chief Executive says. “These have been completed and will make the site more engaging for teachers and students. As well as excellent suggestions for improvements, it was heartening to see many positive comments about the website.”

Resources on the website support English and Social Science learning areas and ‘education outside the classroom’ activities.

The website’s ebook is now more child friendly, with a focus on helping students to understand the messages in the ‘Outdoor Access Code’.

The Teachers’ Space also offers new classroom activities and resources, with curriculum-aligned activities and teaching notes for Year 1-3 students.

Further improvements are anticipated in the coming months, says Neeson.

Visit the website at www.bothsidesofthefence.org.nz

Follow Us
on Google+
Sponsored

Hilton Auckland

As more and more conferences and events arrive in New Zealand, the opportunity to gain knowledge and build networks becomes better every day. Conferences can be hard work, and there’s nothing like retiring to a nice hotel room at the end of the day to relax and rest. But how do you turn a night in a hotel room into a lesson in building brand loyalty?   Read More →

Android App Review: Vimeo

NetGuide I review a lot of apps that, for one reason or another, aren’t that good. But it’s rare to find one that’s actually irredeemably broken. Video sharing website Vimeo’s app, however, is closer than it should be for an app with such obvious potential.   Read More →

Review: Samsung Gear S

NetGuide It takes something pretty special to stand out from the crowd in the smart wearable space. With new smartwatches and bands launching on a weekly basis, there’s lots of noise and plenty of confusion.   Read More →