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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 […]

Schoolgen: Mean Green House 2014 winners

Schoolgen has announced the winners in the Mean Green House Competition 2014 – a promotion that challenges students to design a cutting-edge energy-efficient house that uses solar energy. They are: Primary ( Year 5 – 6): Waterloo School, Lower Hutt Intermediate (Year 7-8): Raroa Intermediate School, Wellington Secondary […]

MADE Awards 2014 – winners

Once again the awards night at the MADE Awards was a huge success – as you can see. Well done to everyone involved. The Weta Workshop Supreme Award went to Rooms 7 and 15, at Maungatapu School. Winning the INTERFACE-sponsored Documentary category were: Years 1-3: The Sensational Room […]