In this second post of this series, I look at reasons for educators to use iNaturalistNZ. In doing so, I structure my arguments around the Vision for our young people, from the New Zealand Curriculum 2007 (NZC). Note: text below that is italicised denotes that it is quoted from the NZC.
I also talk about the role of iNaturalistNZ as a digital technology for teaching and learning, and in building digital fluency, a key 21st Century concept. I point out where the role of the teacher is particularly important, and make suggestions to get you started with iNaturalistNZ at school.
The vision for young people
The Vision espoused in the NZC is for young people to be:
- actively involved
- lifelong learners.
How could using iNaturalistNZ help?