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High school students learn to fight cybercrime

Bellevue West student Tyler Grafft is in the middle of a high school competition, and he’s just scored for his team…by finding two unauthorized users that weren’t supposed to be on a computer. In this competition, there are no cheering fans, screaming parents, pep bands or PA announcers. […]

Google releases guide to help schools ‘activate’ technology

Google has released what it calls “a guide to activating technology in schools”. Intended to assist teachers and ICT administrators, the guide is organised by a ‘5-step approach to deploying a digital education solution’: Defining your goals Investing in Internet access Building your team Offering web tools Managing the change […]

Technology helps blind kids ‘see’ stars

An innovative Kiwi is about to teach astronomy to blind students with the help of 3D printer technology. It will be a first for New Zealand’s education system with a pilot programme set to launch this year. Designer and entrepreneur Arturo Pelayo is the brains behind Tactile Astronomy, a […]

Eyes in classes follow those in Google Glasses

Do you think academics will forever be dismissed by their students as uncool and out of touch? Think again, because 2015 could be the year that wearable technology enters the classroom. That’s according to lecturers at the University of Glasgow who have taken part in one of the […]

More Far North schools to roll out digital classrooms

A $130,000 Rotary grant has enabled a Far North education trust to expand a revolutionary internet-based teaching system across the region. Paihia School, Kawakawa School and Northland College will join a group of low-decile schools leading the introduction of ‘digital classrooms’ when they open at the start of […]

The Mind Lab by Unitec links with the Next Foundation

The Mind Lab by Unitec has announced it’s partnering with the NEXT Foundation to deliver 800 scholarships for teachers to undertake postgraduate study in digital and collaborative learning. The Foundation is also providing a grant to research the impact of the qualification. The scholarships will allow more teachers to […]

Minecraft Maestros – competition winners

Wow, what some marvellous Minecrafters you are! Thanks to everyone who entered our Minecraft competition. We set you the task of creating a structure in the game, based on accuracy and neatness of construction, complexity of design, and appropriate use of materials. You blew us away with your […]