Headteachers threaten to report parents who let their children play 18-rated games

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A headteachers group has threatened to report parents who let their children play 18-rated games to the police and social services for neglect. Nantwich Education Partnership, a group of 14 primary and two secondary schools in Cheshire, wrote to parents last month after finding some children had been playing the likes of Grand Theft Auto, […]

Minecraft free for every secondary school in Northern Ireland

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Minecraft will be given to secondary schools in Northern Ireland as part of a project organised by the annual CultureTECH festival and funded by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. The hugely popular building-block game will be supplied to 200 schools and 30 libraries and community organisations, which will all receive download codes for MinecraftEdu, […]

N4L finalists for two Hi-Tech Awards

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N4L (Network for Learning) has been named a finalist for two categories in the New Zealand’s Hi-Tech Awards. Managed Network – Finalist for Best Public Sector Technology Solution Specifically designed for schools, and built to accommodate 800,000+ connections, the Managed Network provides fast and predictable internet with uncapped data; web filtering and network security services. […]

The Mind Lab opens in Wellington

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Award winning digital and creative education lab, The Mind Lab by Unitec achieved a double last week. A new lab was officially opened in Wellington by Hon Steven Joyce – and it was unveiled as a finalist in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards last night as one of the country’s most innovative initiatives. Dedicated to the world […]

‘Cricket’ technology helps Northland school girls learn code

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While the whole of New Zealand has been rightly obsessing over the Cricket world cup over the past few weeks, a group of primary school girls in Northland have been learning some valuable skills for future careers with the help of another kind of cricket; namely, a clever piece of technology called a Pico-Cricket. The […]

N4L reaches 500,000 school users on Managed Network

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More than half a million students and teachers across New Zealand are now using N4L’s Managed Network to support their learning, with schools continuing to connect to the government-funded service well ahead of schedule. Today more than 470,000 students and 33,000 teachers from 1460+ schools (nearly 60 per cent of all schools) are using the Managed Network […]

Sex education tackles online era issues

Southland schools are getting sex wise. Six schools have been visited over the last two weeks by Sexwise, a performance troupe run by Theatre in Health Education Trust Aotearoa.  Trust artistic director Evelyn Mann said the programme had been very successful already this year. Sexwise last visited Southland schools in 2013. The trust was glad to […]

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