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Following a pathway to code

Over the past couple of years, we’ve been on a journey to authentically integrate more digital technology into the curriculum, writes Mike Hansen, of Scots College Prep School. Realising the potential that it has in the classroom to enhance not only the core literacies of reading, writing and […]

Surface GO is a go

Microsoft has unveiled the newest addition to the Surface family, Surface GO. It’s the smallest, lightest Surface yet, weighing 522 grams and 8.3 mm thin. It comes with a 10-inch touchscreen and adjustable built-in Kickstand, USB 3.1 (for data, video and charging), a headphone jack, and a MicroSD […]

Tell us your plans for 2019

Spring is in the air and we’re heading into the last quarter of the year. That means your thoughts will be well and truly turning to 2019. How is your school going to continue its digital technology journey? New solutions? Different approach? How about in your classroom? Perhaps […]

Teacher wellbeing benefits from flipped approach

Workload, anxiety, stress and burnout are often cited as reasons why teachers leave the profession. Science teacher Steve Griffiths has found that flipping his lessons has greatly reduced these and improved his job satisfaction. During the holidays I worked hard to redo a number of my videos and […]

Join in TTS’s ‘Open Week’ competition

Want to encourage reading in your class? To celebrate International Literacy Day in September, TTS Universal is inviting schools to join in its ‘Open Week Competition’. Running 3-9 September, participating classrooms and schools will have access to Folio, the company’s NZ-made digital learning platform, with 100s of digital […]

Accessing Minecraft: Education Edition

It’s great to hear from so many of you thinking about entering our student Minecraft competition. We’re received a few enquiries about the best ways to access the program. You can purchase an individual Minecraft account licence. The cost is $40. However, recognising the appeal and value of […]

Congrats to our latest competition winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our latest competitions – we had some awesome prizes up for grabs.  The winner of the Belkin rucksacks were Paul Gunn, Hamilton Boys’ High School (Classic) and Helen De’Ath, Hawera High School (Active). Three intrepid, underwater explorers receive a Go-Pro capable Diving Mask […]