Free access to NZGeo.com for schools

Your school has a network-wide digital subscription to NZGeo.com, one of the largest and richest collections of local content available in New Zealand. Here’s how you make the most of it.

Your school has a network-wide digital subscription to NZGeo.com, one of the largest and richest collections of local content available in New Zealand. Here’s how you make the most of it.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Ministry of Education has fully funded access to NZGeo.com for schools which includes access to every story we’ve ever printedscience and environment reporting from RNZ, new photography, photographic tools and even virtual reality video.

If your school is among the 98% of schools on the Managed Network, all users will be authenticated automatically by IP address—you will see ‘MINISTRY OF EDUCATION’ in the top-right of the menu bar—and you have free access whenever you’re on the school network.  If your schools is on another ISP, or you want to access the NZGeo subscription from home, please login using your school EPIC login at http://www.nzgeo.com.ezproxy.kotui.ac.nz

You can learn more about how this works and how to set up direct links at http://epic.org.nz/schools/about

HOW DO I USE IT?

Our weekly email newsletter connects news headlines with interesting stories or video content from the archive—a tremendous resource to get the most of your subscription. Sign up here:

Just like in the natural world, everything on NZGeo.com is connected. You can click on the little category headers near headlines to browse by categories; such as Living World, Science & Environment, Geography, Travel & Adventure or History. Or browse all the stories that have ever appeared in your favourite department; such as Life, Profile or Artefact—or only looks at feature stories. And when you find something you like, click on the contributor’s name to see more from that writer or photographer. To learn more about our heroic contributors, see In the Field.

Make the most of the search tool—it’s very powerful and reveals the huge depth of content in the archive.

Sometimes, when themes across many mediums emerge, we gather them together into Special Focus Areas; such as /water, /climate, /kermadecs, /earthquake, /sharks, /penguins, /curtain-call and /predator-free. We’ll add to these over time.

OK, that’s the gist of it. Have fun.