Want your child to perform better at school? Let them play video games!

Children are often discouraged from playing video games because it can distract them from their school work. But now new research claims gaming could actually improve their performance at school by boosting their language skills and vocabulary. In particular, Swedish scientists found that Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) have the greatest positive effect on […]

Microsoft networking platform Yammer Enterprise free for all New Zealand schools with Office for Education plans


Microsoft New Zealand has announced that its business social networking platform Yammer Enterprise will now be available to all educational institutions in the country as an extension to its free Office 365 for Education plans. Office 365 for Education provides staff and students at New Zealand schools with free email, sites, online document editing and […]

700 schools connected to N4L Managed Network

More than 225,000 students from 700 schools have connected to Network for Learning’s (N4L’s) Managed Network and  the company has announced that it hopes to connect another 300 schools by the end of the year. N4L CEO John Hanna credits the steady pace of the rollout to the big demand schools have for a service that […]

Winning video receives five Toshiba Portégé Z10t’s!

Churchill Park School Toshiba Z10t winners

Who did you vote for? Thanks to everyone who viewed and voted for their favourite video in our Toshiba Portégé Z10t competition. It was a close run thing and we’re delighted to announce the winner. Congratulations to Jo Day, of Churchill Park School in Auckland. Her video was the most popular and she wins five […]

Get your hands on a Pond Educator invite

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Four months into the rollout of Network for Learning’s portal Pond, more educators are set to participate. If you missed out on becoming a Pioneer Educator, now’s your chance to get your hands on an invite. From Friday 8 August, Pond Educators can start inviting colleagues to join them. Check out this and all the […]

Acer NZ launches ‘Privilege Program’

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Acer NZ has launched the ‘Privilege Program’ designed to reward schools (to Year 12) for purchasing Acer products. When you purchase any Acer product through Acer Authorised Education Resellers, your school can earn points that can be redeemed for Acer products (desktops, laptops, netbooks, Chromebooks, tablets and projectors) via the Redemption Catalogue. All that’s needed is […]

Interface Awards 2014


Show us what you can do with ICT! Teachers across New Zealand are doing fantastic things with information and communications technology. Are you one of them? If you’re proud of what you’re achieving with ICT, then we want to hear from you! Entries are now open for the INTERFACE Awards 2014. Why not tell us how you […]


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