Second Māori language learning app developed for beginners

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Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Education has released its second te reo Māori learning app, Puna, which is available for free on the App Store and Google Play. The app, developed by staff from Te Kura Māori, which carries out teaching and research related to Māori education, policy, and practice, is a tool for […]

Digital skills should be core subjects, says report

Children should be taught ‘digital literacy’ as a core skill alongside maths and English, a report by a House of Lord committee says. Computer technology brings “huge opportunities for the UK, but also significant risks”, the Lords Digital Skills Committee warns. The internet should be viewed as a utility service, alongside water and electricity, it […]

YouTube Kids: Child-friendly video app launches

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YouTube has launched YouTube Kids, a special version of its service designed for children, showing content aimed at younger views and keeping them from watching videos for too long. The app will be distinct from the normal YouTube app and will initially be available only as an app on Android and iOS. It has a child-friendly design built around […]

The Mind Lab by Unitec: Applications close 6 March for $2000 NEXT Generation Teacher Scholarships

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Applications for the March intake of the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning) close on 6 March 2015. The Mind Lab by Unitec, located in Auckland, Gisborne and Wellington, has partnering with the NEXT Foundation to provide 800 public school teachers with a $2,000 scholarship towards their tuition fees. These scholarships are limited, […]

Registrations now open – book your place


What’s on your tech radar? Whatever it is, you’ll find it at INTERFACEXpo 2015. If you make the ICT decisions for your school, this is a day not to be missed, with presentations, workshops, an exhibition, and networking opportunities. We’ll be holding three events in May – all are free to attend for schools: • […]

Local link is key for eTV


Social studies teacher Rich Rowley says he ‘couldn’t have managed’ without video service eTV and its easy access to New Zealand content. What attracted you to eTV? The main reason was easy access to New Zealand specific content. I’ve heard some teachers say: “why do we need eTV when everything is on YouTube?” Well, that’s simply […]

Review: HP Stream Notebook 11

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Pink’s not traditionally been my thing but I can definitely make an exception for the new Stream Notebook 11 from HP (although it’s officially Orchid Magenta and also comes in Horizon Blue). First impressions are this device looks good, performs pretty well and is very affordable. The RRP is $449 but shop around and you’ll […]


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