Click here to visit our Ako Hiko Blogger of the Week. Each week this is awarded to a learner who creates quality blog posts.

This learner gets a visit from Manu, our Ako Hiko blogging mascot designed by Daniel @ Waikowhai Primary School.

Blogging @ Ako Hiko

Blogging supports and makes sense of ‘Learn, Create, Share’ for learners in Ako Hiko classes. Ako Hiko learners in 1:1 digital environments have personal blogs as a supported online space to:

  • Learn to SHARE as Cybersmart digital citizens

  • Utilise the affordances of technology to CONNECT with others to BUILD KNOWLEDGE and SHARE their learning

  • CONNECT with whānau and the wider community.

  • Blogs are used to ENGAGE and motivate learners through reading and writing for an authentic, real audience.

  • Expand learning opportunities beyond the classroom and the hours of the school day.


Hay Park Blogging.mp4

Individual students blogs are linked from class blogs

Blogging Resources

Thanks to Latham and Nicola from Toki Pounamu

Thanks to Pt England School

Manaiakalani Outreach Clusters Twitter feeds

Ako Hiko Class Blogs