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 […]

The Mind Lab by Unitec links with the Next Foundation

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The Mind Lab by Unitec has announced it’s partnering with the NEXT Foundation to deliver 800 scholarships for teachers to undertake postgraduate study in digital and collaborative learning. The Foundation is also providing a grant to research the impact of the qualification. The scholarships will allow more teachers to access the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice […]

CORE Education chosen to deliver Learning Technologies Advisory (LTA) Service

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced that CORE Education has been chosen to deliver the Ministry of Education’s new Learning Technologies Advisory (LTA) Service. A total of $5 million will be invested in the service over three years, starting in 2015. “This service is about helping teachers take advantage of digital technology to enhance learning in […]

Isometric Solutions: Bringing schools a simpler way to work in the cloud

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RM Unify is a new, simpler way to work in the cloud and Isometric Solutions is bringing the solution to the New Zealand education market. Features of the RM Unify Launch Pad include supporting services such as Google, Office 365, Sumdog, Mathletics, Clickview, and Moodle. It also enables schools to access online services with just […]

Mickey and maths? Disney launches education apps

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Disney is launching a new line of learning tools designed to help parents encourage kids 3 to 8 to learn outside of school. Disney Imagicademy begins with a series of mobile apps but will later expand into other products such as books and interactive toys. Over time, the target age will also grow to include […]

New Zealand teachers recognised as global education ‘experts’

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Fifteen pioneering Kiwi teachers have been selected to join a global community of 800 educators as part of the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Programme. Each year, Microsoft selects people who are creatively using technology and want to share their experience and successes with other teachers. “The Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts are inspiring examples of […]

Minecraft Maestros – competition winners

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Wow, what some marvellous Minecrafters you are! Thanks to everyone who entered our Minecraft competition. We set you the task of creating a structure in the game, based on accuracy and neatness of construction, complexity of design, and appropriate use of materials. You blew us away with your entries. The standard was extremely high and […]

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