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Wi-fi
Redeemer Lutheran College modernises campus network with BES IT & CommScope
Brisbane-based K12 school Redeemer Lutheran College has enlisted the help of IT solutions provider BES IT to upgrade the college’s internet connectivitity and campus security.
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
7 ways educational technology improves classroom experiences
The use of properly integrated educational technology can also lead to better student outcomes, more well-adjusted students, improved student retention, and more.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Auckland ICT Graduate School adopts AWS programme
“For tech companies to continue to grow and compete on a global stage, AWS is working to grow the skills base and cultivate the next generation."
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Education
Aussie students want fully digitised university experience
"We're seeing great innovation around how universities are delivering curriculum, however universities need to ask studentswhether it's in the right direction."
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Artificial Intelligence
OneSmart unveils AI-driven education products
Integrating innovative new technology into products significantly improves the educational experience.
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Education technology
NZ's LNAAT application achieved through industry collaboration
ServiceIQ and ELPNZ are the first TEOs to utilise the LNAAT API.
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Mobility
Tech Data brings Lightspeed Systems to A/NZ with new distie deal
Lightspeed Systems is an education technology provider that partners with schools to deliver mobility and management solution programs.
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Ministry of Education
No Prime Minister's education award for tech this year
"While the 2017 Focus Prize could not be awarded this year, we know that there is significant innovation in local curriculum design"
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Gaming
New coding kit for kids set to be a game changer
Founder and CEO of littleBits, Ayah Bdeir says the combination of games with a tactile experience makes for an incredible learning tool.
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Startup
Rotary Club and Ākina Foundation team up to kick-start social enterprise
Now in its third year running, there is $10,000 cash to be won to help kick-start social enterprises - last year was an online NCEA tutorial platform.
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Software
Gardening with digital skills at Christchuch high school
The project aims to give students practical gardening as well as digital skills.
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Digital Transformation
YOU’RE INVITED: Energise 2017 - learn from education's thought leaders
Energise is small enough to be intimate, while big enough to stretch thinking and is purely education-focused with not a sales pitch in sight.
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Google
Kiwi educator only one in Australasia to be chosen for Google Academy
Tarawera High School professional development e-learning leader, Sam Gibson will soon be joining just 35 other certified educators around the world.
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Microsoft
How the modern librarian is guiding research in the online era
Teaching proper research methods is about so much more than enabling students to turn in the perfect paper.
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Skype
Helping students become global citizens with Skype
Technology is disrupting education in ways that students and educators could not have conceived.
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Educators
We made it: The biggest Educator stories that shaped 2016
​As far as years go, 2016 was without question a turbulent one for those in the education industry - here are the biggest stories of the year.
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Digital Learning
Digital tools still need to work with analog brains
Research suggests that there are significant educational benefits to some old-fashioned analogue skill sets that can be critical to the way we think.
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Educators
IN PICS: Bett Asia 2016 - defining the future of education
The Bett Asia 2016 summit took place this week, gathering all the leading policymakers, researchers and most forward thinking educators in APAC.
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Microsoft
Teachers never fear - Microsoft assures tech won’t replace you... yet
“Your students are learning without you” - does this phrase spell the end of teachers or the beginning of a new era?
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Robotics
Baxter the robot to inspire Northland students at science & tech fair
Baxter the humanoid robot will make an appearance at the Central Northland Science and Technology Fair, inspiring intermediate & high school students.
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ICT
Victoria University & LINQ accelerate ICT grad students' learning
"LINQ will accelerate students’ learning process, giving them access to a powerful and intuitive way to model information."
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Education technology
Researchers use brain-scanning tech to ‘read’ students’ brains
Yes you read right. What if we could read students’ brains and see what they’re thinking?
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Education technology
CodeCamp teaching Kiwi kids coding and tech literacy
CodeCamp has been thrilling Kiwi children during the school holidays this year, teaching them the basics about coding and digital literacy.
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Internet of Things
The connected classroom - the Internet of Things in education
There will be 37 million connected devices in New Zealand by 2020, so it’s no surprise that everyone is still talking about the Internet of Things.