ODT Extra! FAQ

Allied Press and Education Perfect have joined forces to bring schools quality, trusted journalism with ODT Extra! + EP.

What is ODT Extra?

The Otago Daily Times Extra! publication is a Social Sciences resource for students aged 8-14 available in schools across New Zealand. Published by Allied Press, it is the only remaining Newspaper in Education resource in NZ! Since 2005, it has been delivered to schools as a 16 page printed newspaper with 11 to 12 editions per year.

From February 2021, schools can choose to receive their annual ODT Extra! subscription digitally via the Education Perfect platform. 

Delivering ODT Extra! via EP allows teachers to unlock alternative approaches to these resources in their classrooms. Teachers can now use ODT Extra! as homework, pre-learning, or even relief lessons without having to worry about physical learning material. ODT Extra! + EP provides teachers with instant feedback on student achievement and engagement, and as an added benefit helps reduce classroom waste!

EP is also partnering with ODT Extra! to host their annual Spelling Bee and Current Events quizzes this year. Stay tuned for more information on these events.

Does it cost to access ODT Extra! resources on EP?

Schools or classes who subscribe to EP can choose to receive their ODT Extra! subscription digitally, via EP, for $9 per student annually.

If your school is not subscribing to ODT Extra! + EP yet, you can sign up here. When you subscribe, we will be in touch to help get you set up on EP.

What content is available?

With each print release of ODT Extra! in 2021, Education Perfect will release another module that is designed to complement the NZ Social Sciences curriculum:

  • Issue 1: Technology in Sport. 16 February 2021
  • Issue 2: Under the Sea. 9 March 2021
  • Issue 3: War and Remembrance. 30 March 2021
  • Issue 4: On the Marae. 4 May 2021
  • Issue 5: Natural Disasters- Earthquakes. 25 May 2021
  • Issue 6: The Environment Issue- The War on Plastics. 15 June 2021
  • Issue 7: The Sports Issue- The Summer Olympics. 6 July 2021
  • Issue 8: Kiwis Flying High. 3 August 2021
  • Issue 9: News and the Internet. 24 August 2021
  • Issue 10: Great Engineering Feats. 14 September 2021
  • Issue 11: Refugees in New Zealand. 26 October 2021

How do I access ODT Extra?

As an ODT Extra! + EP subscriber you can log in to the EP platform and access the ODT Extra! folder in the Content Library. 

ODT Extra! content is located in the Cross Curricular subject area. 

Each module will be made available on the publishing dates above. Each month we will send you a direct link to the latest edition via email, making it super easy to find!

How do I add my students?

You can enrol your classes by following the instructions in our help guide: How do I enrol my classes on Education Perfect? If your school uses a Student Management System, you can export your class lists to send them directly through to us. Instructions on how to do this with MUSAC Edge can be found here. For other Student Management Systems, you can get in touch with your SMS admin for instructions.

If you have any further questions about ODT Extra! or Education Perfect, feel free to get in touch with us support@educationperfect.com or visit the ODT Extra! website.

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