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Support Pink Shirt Day on Friday

Don’t forget to give your support to Pink Shirt Day this week, on Friday 17 May. Celebrated annually around the globe, it began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new Year 10 student was harassed and threatened for wearing […]

Congrats to our latest competition winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our most recent competitions – check here for the latest groovy giveaways. The chance to win an Epson ET-2710 was very popular. First name out of the hat was Robyn Bennett, Stanmore Bay School, Whangaparaoa. We had five Gumption board games to win […]

Having the Gumption to take risks … and succeed

By Mark Snoad, Ormiston Senior College Are board games still a thing? With the explosion of high-quality, online games, who would bother with a static physical game that involves communicating with real people? But it is precisely the collaborative interaction that makes board games a success in the […]

Ticking off a new role for AI: Taking the class roll

From automation to speech recognition to predictive analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly part in our lives. A new initiative is proposing the use of the technology to record student attendance, leaving teachers to focus on other things … like teaching, writes Greg Adams. Imagine never having to […]

ETV offers new creation and sharing options with V.5

At the start of this year, ETV launched V.5 of its platform, which includes a completely new build of the user interface and introduces Content Management Service ELINK. ETV, ELINK and EVA (Enhanced Video Annotation) is an exciting triumvirate of services now available to schools for creating and […]

Attention all fans of eSports: We need your help!

If you’re an eSports fan and already using competitive gaming with students – or keen to get them involved in this exciting and growing activity – we want to hear from you … for two reasons. Firstly, for a special feature in our next issue, we’d like you […]

Are you joining us at Xpo this year?

May is here and that means we’re in the month of INTERFACEXpo 2019! Don’t miss out. It’s free to school educators and showcases the latest e-learning products, services and ideas. Join us in Lincoln (24 May), Napier (28 May) or Auckland (30 May). Register at

Thanks for taking part in our reader survey

A huge thanks for taking part in our reader survey. Your feedback is important and much appreciated, helping us to better understand the challenges of digital technology in schools and keep bringing you our great magazine!  If you included your details, you will go into a draw to […]