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Te Reo writing tool wins TUANZ Award


First interactive Te Reo writing tool wins TUANZ Education Award.

Te Reo writing tool Te Tuhi ā-Hiko won the education award at last nights TUANZ Business Internet Awards.

Te Tuhi ā-Hiko is an interactive writing resource designed to help maori medium teachers meet and support their students' needs and interests as they improve their writing competence.

This award continues a strong tradition of educational excellence for Boost New Media. Boost have won the TUANZ Education category three times in the last five years with resources that support essential spelling, reading and writing skills.

Writing is an essential learning area in the new New Zealand curriculum, helping pupils to develop knowledge and skills to communicate thoughts and ideas through text and language. “Developing a Te Reo resource was a privilege, and required the collaboration and hard work of a number subject matter experts. The highlight for us was testing the resource with Kura students and seeing a real sense of pride and engagement.” says Boost New Media director Nathan Donaldson.

It is hoped that Te Tuhi ā-Hiko will empower students and teachers to maintain and generate reo in their communities, increasing learning opportunities and developing the use of reo in a full range of modern activities.

“Producing work that benefits students and New Zealanders is what gets us out of bed in the morning. We’re a company of thinkers who believe that educational tools need to be engaging, inclusive and focused on the user-experience (and outcomes).” says Donaldson.

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