16 schools chosen for ‘Pioneer School’ programme

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From 45 that applied, 16 schools have been chosen by N4l for the ‘Pioneer School’ programme. They have been selected for their “diversity in roll size, age group, geographic location, socio-demographic and the variety of technologically confident staff they have on board”, according to the company. The schools are: Upper Harbour Primary School Elm Park […]

Labour to ‘revolutionise schools and learning’

A Labour Government will modernise New Zealand’s schools and close the digital divide by ensuring all students in Years 5-13 have access to a portable computer in the classroom and their home, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. “The world has changed but our schools haven’t. “The average age of our schools is 42 years old […]

High school students boost digital literacy thanks to Microsoft IT skills programme

Mana College students with Microsoft IT Academy certificates

Nine students from Mana College, Porirua, have been recognised and congratulated by Education Minister Hekia Parata for their efforts in successfully graduating from a Microsoft-led IT training programme at their school. The Minster presented the students with graduation certificates for the Microsoft IT Academy’s ‘Microsoft Office Specialist’ course at Parliament last week. The event took […]

Computers to replace teachers in the classroom by 2016

A new flagship ‘free school’ in the UK is planning to replace teachers with computers for some day-to-day lessons. One of England’s biggest academy chains – Ark Schools – wants to set up a new ‘blended learning’ model – which will see children taught over the internet for large chunks of the day. The new […]

Camera plan to beat bullies

Schools are increasingly putting students under closed-circuit television surveillance to cut bullying. The practice is suggested in new Ministry of Education bullying prevention guidelines – and some schools have already put cameras near toilet blocks after learning bullied children were avoiding them for fear of getting bashed. One Auckland principal reportedly keeps an eye on […]

N4L Managed Network rollout ahead of schedule

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Six months after Massey Primary became the first school to connect to Network for Learning’s Managed Network more than 500 schools have now joined N4L, representing over 157,000 students. “N4L is well on track to achieve its target of connecting 700 schools in 2014 and are now working to a new projection of connecting more than 900 by the end […]

Isometric Solutions seeks interest in RM Unify

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A new, simpler way to work in the cloud has arrived. Isometric Solutions is bringing RM Unify to the NZ education market – and is asking schools to register their interest. “RM Unify enables your school to access online services easily with just one user name and password for each user,” said Conrad Stewart. “RM […]

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