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Use of Tahi grows as students trial online exams

The number of schools using N4L’s new digital service Tahi is set to rise, as trials for the NZQA digital assessments begin this month. Participating schools will be among the first to use Tahi to sign into their digital assessments. Tahi works with a school’s Student Management System […]

Phoning home helps threatened languages live on

Mobile phones, computers and other technology are often thought to erode the unique cultural identities of small communities, but a Victoria University of Wellington Professor of Linguistics argues the opposite can be true. Professor Miriam Meyerhoff, a sociolinguist in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, has […]

Biggest update to education in 27 years

The biggest update to education in New Zealand in nearly 30 years was introduced in Parliament yesterday by Education Minister Hekia Parata. “The Education (Update) Amendment Bill is about enabling schools to provide a flexible 21st century education focussed on the achievement of every young New Zealander, says […]

Congratulations to our latest competition winners

We had some great prizes up for grabs in the last issue (July). Thanks to everyone who entered. Congratulations to Gary Lawrence, Vauxhall School, Auckland, who won the fantastic Acer Aspire R3-131T, courtesy of Acer and Harvey Norman. You correctly answered that this device has a multi-touch display. […]

Education Analytics with Microsoft’s Power BI

For the last 12 months, St Andrew’s College has been exploring how business intelligence (BI) and education analytics can improve insight and decision making. St Andrew’s College has trialled a number of tools that would easily collect, analyse, display and share critical information amongst key stakeholders. As part of […]

CLNZ Education Awards 2016: Get ready to make your choices

The CLNZ Education Awards 2016 are a celebration of excellent educational resources released by New Zealand companies in the past year that support quality teaching and student learning both here and overseas. While there will be a panel of educational experts judging entries, the Education Awards wouldn’t be […]

uLearn16: Transform your PD

uLearn16 will explore ‘transformation’ in education. CORE Educ ation’s annual professional learning and development conference for educators takes places 5 -7 October 2016 at Rotorua’s Energy Events Centre. “uLearn brings educators together to celebrate and share their practice in a genuine spirit of innovation and inquiry,” said Derek […]

NZTA Game Design Competition 2016: Meet the winners

The NZ Transport Agency’s Game Design Competition ran during Terms 1 and 2. It challenged Year 7-13 students to design games about safe road use.  This year’s winning entries are: Overall Winner and Winner, Category 2: Playable Game – Prickle in a Pickle By Sophie, Zola and Sophie, […]