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Harold the Giraffe embraces the digital age
Harold the Giraffe has a newly outfitted mobile classroom that is designed to utilise modern technology.
Wavelink brings on new vendor to target ANZ education market
Wavelink, a value added distributor of enterprise mobility and uc solutions, has signed a distribution agreement with Lightspeed Systems for ANZ
More families to benefit from government's Computer in Home programme
Another 1500 low income families will be provided with computers in 2015/16 through the Computers in Homes programme.
LIANZA responds to National Library's cut to Services to Schools
The changes are far-reaching and have implications beyond the National Library and schools, into the wider education and local government sectors.
Screen overload: screen time affecting kids' health
It should be considered a personal health and wellbeing issue, and should be included in the health education curriculum, taught in the classroom from primary school.
CORE and NetSafe to support Safer Internet Day 2015
Safer Internet Day is celebrated worldwide to encourage the safe and positive use of the internet and digital technologies among children and young people.
Fast internet for schools 12 months ahead of schedule
“The rollout was due to be completed by the end of 2016, but I’m delighted to confirm that schools are being connected much faster than expected.”
Green Party calls on Government to close digital divide
“Kids who don’t have internet access are hugely disadvantaged compared to their classmates. The National Library’s topic support service is being cut in favour of ‘curated online resources’.
Livescribe Smartpen aids students with notetaking
The Livescribe Smartpen is a compact tool that records what a user hears or writes and is targeted at students as an assistive aid, as well as other situations which require note taking tools, such as meetings or conferences.
New reading app shares stories in te reo Māori
Kiwa Digital and the Māori Language Commission have launched a series of digital te reo Māori graphic novellas.
Graduate develops website to connect researchers with participants
Sam Jarman hopes the website will increase the number of participants involved in research projects, leading to more reliable and statistically sound results.
Teachers left to fend for themselves as National Library cuts lending to Kiwi schools
The nominated individual will have no say over what resources are included in the reading engagement loan. Services to Schools librarians will select the content.
Big investment in tech and infrastructure in store for 2015
The Government will invest $650 million in maintaining, modernising and replacing buildings and infrastructure, with $44m to be spent on technology in schools.
Acer unleashes tough Chromebooks on classrooms
Acer is set to release two new Chromebooks designed for the school setting in February of this year.
Strong increase in tech students as international education hits $2.85 billion
The International Education Snapshot report released today shows that the international education industry grew strongly throughout 2014 and it is now valued at $2.85 billion.
NZ First to Novopay minister: Sort it out
"The bottom line is Minister Joyce, that years after the introduction of the botched payroll system and despite a Crown agency taking over its operation, it still doesn’t work."
Government praises Novopay 'improvement', yet educators are still being unpaid
"I am pleased that the hard work that has gone into reducing the number of payroll issues and errors is reaping rewards."
Schools no help to parents, Microsoft jumps in
Microsoft says schools provide little guidance on what to buy, with just 13% of parents saying schools specify what device is fitting for the classroom.
Cabinet finalises funding arrangement for payroll as Novopay complaints decrease
"The error rate has been dropping steadily for some time now as potential issues are being identified and resolved earlier."
Kiwi teacher's blog named in Global Top 12 Teacher Blogs
The place of teachers in social media is being regarded as increasingly important.
One in three Kiwi parents buying tech for the classroom
A Warehouse Stationery survey has found technology is playing a growing role in children’s education in New Zealand.
What to expect in education tech in 2015
The need of students, teachers and administrations are the driving force behind edtech, not the technology.
Student-run educational startup sets eyes on Australia
Used by thousands of parents and teachers across New Zealand, Parent Interviews offers an online booking system for schools to manage events.
New iPad software to help teachers talk to students about bullying
The interactive features in the new iPad version give more options to parents and teachers when talking with young children about how to deal with bullying and saying no to violence.