Why kids love computing lessons – and parents hate them

Computing is the most popular school subject in a new poll of pupils while their parents were more likely to name English as their favourite lesson. Nearly one in four (24 per cent) children aged between six and 12-years old said that computing and technology are the subjects that they enjoy the most, while the […]

High school students learn to fight cybercrime

Bellevue West student Tyler Grafft is in the middle of a high school competition, and he’s just scored for his team…by finding two unauthorized users that weren’t supposed to be on a computer. In this competition, there are no cheering fans, screaming parents, pep bands or PA announcers. Instead, a half dozen students from Bellevue West’s […]

Internet Archive brings nearly 2,400 old school computer games online

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You no longer need a floppy disk drive to play old school computer games. Nearly 2,400 MS-DOS games are now available online thanks to Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital history library. Gamers can travel The Oregon Trail, find treasure with Indiana Jones and explore the sunken Titanic, the San Francisco group announced Monday. “You will be able […]

Google releases guide to help schools ‘activate’ technology

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Google has released what it calls “a guide to activating technology in schools”. Intended to assist teachers and ICT administrators, the guide is organised by a ‘5-step approach to deploying a digital education solution': Defining your goals Investing in Internet access Building your team Offering web tools Managing the change The guide is currently available in 10 languages. It […]

Technology helps blind kids ‘see’ stars

An innovative Kiwi is about to teach astronomy to blind students with the help of 3D printer technology. It will be a first for New Zealand’s education system with a pilot programme set to launch this year. Designer and entrepreneur Arturo Pelayo is the brains behind Tactile Astronomy, a programme that aims to use technology to […]

Eyes in classes follow those in Google Glasses

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Do you think academics will forever be dismissed by their students as uncool and out of touch? Think again, because 2015 could be the year that wearable technology enters the classroom. That’s according to lecturers at the University of Glasgow who have taken part in one of the biggest trials of Google Glass in UK […]

More Far North schools to roll out digital classrooms

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A $130,000 Rotary grant has enabled a Far North education trust to expand a revolutionary internet-based teaching system across the region. Paihia School, Kawakawa School and Northland College will join a group of low-decile schools leading the introduction of ‘digital classrooms’ when they open at the start of the 2015 school year in February. The […]

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