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Schools to become digital hubs
Schools with ultra-fast broadband will soon be able to share their fibre connections with their local communities
Academics to ‘hack’ an open textbook
This weekend, academics from New Zealand and Australia will collaboratively write – or hack - an open textbook
Training in IT helps teacher win award
An Auckland secondary school teacher who took night classes in computer studies so she could use ICT in her teaching, has won the 2013 Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize.
Is the end nigh for cyberbullies?
Facebook, Twitter, Ask.fm, Snapchat and other forms of digital media have all come under fire for the ease of which they can be used for cyberbullying.
Surface boost for schools as Microsoft selects Expert Educator candidates
Recognising both educators and schools as global leaders in using technology to transform education, Microsoft New Zealand announces Expert Educators and Mentor Schools.
Thinking beyond the ‘on’ switch
A new high-tech facility in Auckland aims to get students to think beyond the ‘on’ switch on the devices that consume much of their lives and to focus on what it is that makes things work.
New app may help young readers
School students may benefit from the latest innovation in reading – sound tracks incorporated into e-books.
Tech-savvy teachers transform lessons
Today’s students are reaping the benefits of technology in the classroom, thanks to confident and tech-savvy teachers, according to new research conducted by Cambridge International Examinations.
Students help build record of NZ nature
New Zealand citizen science website NatureWatch NZ is celebrating more than a year of people reporting a staggering variety of natural history discoveries.
App brings surgery to smart phones
Students, aspiring surgeons and serious gamers can now use their iPhone to try their hand at surgery using the new Bonedoc app from the University of Otago.
Kiwi online university launches worldwide
New Zealand is set to become a pioneer in the world of free online university courses with the worldwide launch of the Open Educational Resource university (OERu) today.
Literacy and numeracy improve in tech trial
An Auckland school recently put a new touchscreen device to the test, with surprising results.
Auckland schools get tech boost
Two of New Zealand’s most tech-savvy schools, both in Auckland, have been awarded classroom sets of Microsoft Surface RTs as recognition of their leadership in digital learning.
One laptop per child NZ launched
The One Laptop Per Child NZ Charitable Trust was officially launched in New Zealand at the Institute of IT Professionals (IITP) national conference yesterday
TEDxYouth in Auckland this weekend
The national director of NCEA Campus, a sailor who circumnavigated the globe and the creator of the world's longest piano will be presenting at TEDxYouth in Auckland.
Global Game Jam research wins award
An investigation into the growth and significance of the Global Game Jam for Teaching and Learning has seen a Waiariki Institute of Technology academic recognised at the annual CITRENZ awards.
Lincoln University joins open education network
Lincoln University yesterday announced its membership of the Open Education Resource university network (OERu).
Calls for review of national standards
Recommendations from an advisory group point to a lack of confidence in national standards and call for review processes to be implemented claims a spokesperson for the New Zealand Principals’ Federation.
ePortfolio developer to get additional funding
Storypark, a Wellington-based educational social enterprise, is to receive a grant from Education New Zealand’s International Growth Fund.
Android version of mobile safety tool launched
Students walking home from school alone and teachers working late at school now have a new tool to get them home safe.
Digital technology could transform music education
Music education needs to be more open to the use of digital technology says a University of Canterbury researcher.
First schools sign up for N4L
More than 20 schools from around New Zealand have already signed agreements with Network for Learning (N4L) to connect to its managed network.
Have your say on ICT qualifications
Feedback is being sought on the future of ICT qualifications in New Zealand.
Building future-proof networks
The use of technology in education is increasing at a dramatic rate – in fact there are very few aspects of education that remain untouched by technology.