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Silicon Valley trip encourages Kiwi students to choose ICT
This year, 39 Wellington East Girls’ pupils were taken on a trip to the United States to see what the ICT sector is like.
Far North NZ expands internet teaching system
A Far North education trust is expanding an internet-based teaching system with the help of a $130,000 Rotary grant.
Network for Learning’s Managed Network turns one
Schools are fast-tracking digital learning with N4L's Managed Network
New Zealand teachers selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts
The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Program has selected 15 New Zealand teachers to join the 800 education leaders who are using technology to transform education.
Microsoft Student Accelerator programme launches Kiwi students into IT industry
The 2015 Microsoft Student Accelerator (MSA) summer work programme is underway with 94 New Zealand university students earning placements.
Kiwi school lunch ordering system quicker than making a sandwich
The Lunchonline programme will provide enough control by the school and parents and caregivers so students can enjoy a great tasting lunch with good nutritional value.
Find the right word with Oxford Learner's Thesaurus app
The app offers over 17,000 synonyms and opposites with clear explanations, an alphabetical index, making it easy to find the word users are looking for and guidance on the most frequently used synonym.
Oxford Dictionary develops app for non-native English students
The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English was developed to help non-native English speakers with their studies.
Huge educational spinoffs if Timaru wins Gigatown competition
As Gigatown, Timaru would have the country’s fastest internet. Cabrera says this would increase the institute’s ability to deliver quality education to the region and beyond
More women landing ICT internships in New Zealand
A record breaking number of female tertiary students from the Summer of Tech programme were placed in paid internships with hi-tech companies in Wellington and Auckland.
UK school students could be the next cybersecurity whiz-kids
UK secondary school students will be taught cybersecurity, due an increasing skills gap in the industry.
Digital tech having positive impact in Kiwi schools
Over 75% of schools are noticing an impact on student achievement as a result of using digital technologies in the classroom
Should social media be taught in school?
As social media becomes a part of everyday life, more people are entering into the discussion about whether it should be covered in the school curriculum.
How one boy fell in love with Siri
To many people Apple’s Siri is simply a helpful tool or momentary distraction, but for a select few it’s much more than that.
1000th school to get government's fast internet
Network for Learning is connecting the 1000th school to its government-funded Managed Network today
Reading, writing and... code?
There is much debate about what should be done about information and communication technology in the school curriculum.
Online education to be focus of Amsterdam summit
This October 22-24 the Maple T.A. User Summit in Amsterdam will take place, and online education will be centre stage.
Cyclone: Causing an IT storm in NZ schools
In an evolving technological world where education broadens the mind, and empowers the user, Cyclone’s e-Learning Assessment is causing an ICT storm across the schools of New Zealand.
‘Both Sides of the Fence’ website shows value of outdoors
The educational website ‘Both Sides of the Fence’ has undergone a makeover, offering many new and improved features for students and teachers around New Zealand.
Student Gmail now free from ad scanning
Google has removed all ad scanning in Gmail for Apps for Education, stopping the collection or use of student data for advertising purposes.
Digital media skills essential for 21st century workforce
New Zealand and Australian educators agree that digital media skills are essential for employability, says an Adobe study presented at this week’s 9th annual Adobe Education Leadership Forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ICT makeover for Auckland school
An ICT makeover has catapulted classrooms at Manurewa Intermediate into the future.
Website to help battle bullying
A long-awaited interactive website has been launched to help combat bullying in the Mid Canterbury region.
Technology aids reading comprehension
A new study has found 10 and 11-year-old boys who used technology in their reading comprehension learning made gains of up to six times the nationally expected average.