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Toshiba challenges students to dream up their dream job

Rainforest reconstructor? Organic fashion designer? Solar plane racer? What would be your future dream job? That’s the challenge Toshiba’s laying down to your students – and offering a fabulous prize as reward. “A good job is central to enjoy a happy, productive and satisfying life,” said Tohsiba’s Andrew […]

Winner of inaugural NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher Award

Kristin School teacher, Nathan Calvert has been awarded the inaugural NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher Award at The Mind Lab by Unitec’s graduation yesterday. The ceremony marked the course completion of the first 130 teachers to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning), with the […]

CLNZ ‘Teacher Choice’ Awards – Vote for your favourite

CLNZ Education Awards celebrate excellent New Zealand educational resources – but needs your help. This year’s awards will feature ‘Teachers’ Choice’ winners in the primary, secondary and te reo Maori categories. Supported by its Teachers’ Choice media partner, INTERFACE Magazine, Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is asking teachers […]

There’s still time to hear Travis Smith

Education expert Travis Smith is New Zealand this week, visiting Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Napier, and Auckland. He’ll be delivering ‘Teaching in Technology’, engaging sessions that show educators how they can integrate technology into their teaching to increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. The dates and venues for the seminars are as follows. There’s […]

ULearn15: Permission to Play

Creativity and innovation are skills that are recognised as increasingly important in both the learning environment and workplace, creating a requirement to understand how better to cultivate and teach these skills more effectively within the classroom setting. The Maker Culture which is the general term given to inventors, […]

Groups join forces for safer social media

Last month, social media giant Facebook joined with Sticks ‘n Stones and Project Rockit to engage Central Otago students and their parents to better understand how to use social media positively, how to look after themselves and look out for their friends. The event saw the launch of […]

Don’t miss Microsoft’s free ‘Teaching with Technology’ seminars

Education expert Travis Smith is returning in early September for a week-long tour of New Zealand, visiting Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Napier, and Auckland. He’ll be delivering ‘Teaching in Technology’, engaging sessions that show educators how they can integrate technology into their teaching to increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. The dates and venues […]