Author Archives


Planning to try something new in 2017?

Got an app you’re just itching to try? Or maybe a new digital challenge in mind for your class? Whatever it is, we’d like to hear from you. This year, we’ve reported on some great initiatives in classrooms across the country. Like the teacher who wrote an award-winning […]

Tahi gives schools seamless access to online learning

“I can’t remember my password!” Does this sound familiar? As more learning activities move online, teachers are often required to set up new accounts for every student before they can access web-based educational content. On a daily basis, a student’s online learning experience can be interrupted with forgotten […]

NEXT top digital learning teacher announced

Edgewater College’s Desirè Truter was awarded the NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher Award at The Mind Lab by Unitec’s graduation in Auckland last month. The specialist English teacher recently completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) and was recognised alongside 215 fellow teachers from the […]

Great start to ULearn 16

The first day of ULearn16 is done and it’s been a great start. Plenty to see and do, and satisfy everyone’s thirst for digital technology in education. Especially enjoyed getting to grips with robots, 3D printers and laser cutters! Thanks to everyone who’s come by the INTERFACE stand. […]

INTERFACE Awards 2016 – entries close soon!

Are you proud of what you’re achieving with digital technology in your classroom? Want to share your success? Entries close soon for INTERFACE Awards 2016 – Friday 7 October is the cut-off date. If you’re thinking about entering, don’t delay! Simply tell us what you’ve done with digital technology […]

The importance of being a computer coder

Learning to read and write gives students a language to use and interact with the world around them. Code isn’t much different, writes Dan Milward. Code is the language of computers. If we want students who are digitally competent and who can make things that work on a […]

Education Awards 2016: Make your choice!

Have you voted yet? ‘Teachers Choice’ voting is now open in the Education Awards 2016 – and runs to 19 October. Teachers around the country are being invited to cast their vote for the nominated educational resources that they find the most useful in their classrooms. If you […]

Check out an ‘Open Lab’ at The Mind Lab

Like to test the waters before you take the plunge on its Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice programme? The Mind Lab By Unitec’s ‘Open Labs’ are the best way to do so. Some are running this week, so check the dates and locations now. “Our Open Labs are the […]