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Keep tabs on your tech with SPoT

Created by Ruckus, SPoT – short for Smart Positioning Technology – is a cloud-based, Smart Wi-Fi location-based service (LBS) designed to help you keep tab of technology at your school – from tracking devices to monitoring students’ attendance. It’s the first of its kind and utilises a user […]

Thanks for making Xpo 2014 such a big success

Wow, what a great three days we had for INTERFACE Xpo this year. Nearly 700 delegates joined us at Te Papa (Wellington), the Great Lake Centre (Taupo), and North Harbour Stadium (Auckland). Thank you for coming. We know that your time is precious and appreciate you taking time out […]

Monte Vista Christian School iPad Conference

On June 23, 26, 27 and 30, five teachers from Monte Vista Christian School in California are presenting an iPad Conference as part of the Australasian leg of their Speaking Tour – and you’re invited to join them. Hosted by schools around the country and co-ordinated by Cyclone, this day will allow […]

500 ‘Pioneer Educators’ now in Pond

Network for Learning’s Pioneer Educator programme now more than 500 Pioneer Educators splashing around inside Pond, as the N4L team reports: ‘The support from the education sector has been amazing and demand for Pioneer invites far exceeded our expectations. We kept our promise of giving everyone who attended one […]

Minecraft’s virtual worlds can teach real history

Minecraft explorers worldwide excavate sand to smelt into glass, diamonds to hone into swords and redstone to power millions of digital creations. Amber Palmer’s fifth-graders visit the Minecraft universe to dig into history. At the beginning of the school year, the Bennion Elementary students learned about explorers and […]

Thailand selects Office 365 for every student nationwide

The Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) and Microsoft (Thailand) Limited on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide 8 million students and 400,000 teachers across Thailand with free access to Microsoft Office 365 for education. The agreement, which also includes the extension of the […]

Online and free – lessons for the future

New Zealand’s largest university is about to give away its teaching free as the Government calls the tertiary sector together to discuss whether such an approach is the way forward. Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce will host the Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit next week, where the […]

Future-focused learning report released

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye has released a report showing that widespread and mobile access to the internet will lead to new and significant opportunities and challenges for the education system. “The report – Future-focused learning in connected communities­ – was developed by the 21st Century Learning Reference Group. It […]

Surface Pro 3 release date, news and features

Microsoft is hoping that three is the magic number after unveiling the latest addition to its Surface family of devices: the Surface Pro 3. We’ve gone hands on  with the tablet, which impresses thanks to its sharper screen, bigger dimensions and great stylus support. The company has gone all out […]

Enjoying INTERFACE Xpo in Taupo

We followed up Wellington, with a fantastic day in Taupo. It was a full house and a big thank you to everyone who braved the cold and came along. They were treated to a mix of presentations, workshops, and networking, as well as exploring the stands in the exhibition […]