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Applications invited to become an HP Education Ambassador

HP is offering educators across New Zealand the opportunity to combine their passion for teaching and technology through its new HP Education Ambassador programme. The company is looking for teachers at primary and secondary level who incorporate technology into everyday classroom education and are eager to share their […]

Review: ASUS x205

Back in 2007, ASUS announced its arrival in the notebook space with the innovative Eee PC line. Fast forward a few years and I was keen to try out its latest offering, the X205. My expectations were high. Getting the X205 out of the box, it has to […]

Free trial for Eduschemes

Eduschemes Computing is a new online course that aims to teach primary and intermediate students the basic computer skills they can often miss out on. Late last year, Colwill School piloted the scheme among Year 7 and 8 students, and reports “amazing” results. “Children of a certain age […]

ULearn15 at SKYCITY – book your place!

ULearn, now in its fifteenth year, strives to push the boundaries of educational possibility and inspire educators. The conference runs over three days, and is held at SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland, on 7-9 October 2015. A CORE Education flagship conference, ULearn, provides educators with a collaborative environment, […]

The Mind Lab offers $2000 scholarships for post grad study

Are you ready to arm yourself with contemporary digital and collaborative teaching practices? Designed for teachers at all levels, the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) is a 32-week part-time NZQA-accredited qualification. Studying with The Mind Lab by Unitec, it aims to build knowledge of […]

Hold a free Microsoft seminar at your school

Schools are invited to host a free Microsoft in the Classroom seminar to explore the latest tools available to inspire students and improve educational outcomes. There are two ‘Microsoft in the Classroom’ specialists travelling the country delivering seminars to school leadership teams. During these complimentary, two-hour seminars, attendees […]

INTERFACE jumps into Pond

For all you Pond users, there’s a new resource to follow … us! INTERFACE has set up a profile on the site, where we’ll be posting information and communicating with the site’s users. We’re looking forward to making ‘Ripples’ and also following what others in the community are […]

Spreading the cost of education for parents

A new partnership between education ICT specialist Cyclone and payment solutions provider Debitsuccess is giving parents new and affordable options to pay for the costs involved in their child’s schooling. From donations and fees to uniforms, sports gear, field trips, music classes and now digital devices, there’s no […]

FlexiGroup buys Telecom Rentals

FlexiGroup – which runs the Equico leasing brand – has agreed to buy Telecom Rentals (TRL). “Bringing TRL into the FlexiGroup portfolio will consolidate our distribution footprint in New Zealand and provides significant scale,” said FlexiGroup CEO Tarek Robbiati. “With approximately 1,350 customers across education, data centres, digital […]

Digital skills should be core subjects, says report

Children should be taught ‘digital literacy’ as a core skill alongside maths and English, a report by a House of Lord committee says. Computer technology brings “huge opportunities for the UK, but also significant risks”, the Lords Digital Skills Committee warns. The internet should be viewed as a […]