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N4L reaches 500,000 school users on Managed Network

More than half a million students and teachers across New Zealand are now using N4L’s Managed Network to support their learning, with schools continuing to connect to the government-funded service well ahead of schedule. Today more than 470,000 students and 33,000 teachers from 1460+ schools (nearly 60 per cent of […]

Sex education tackles online era issues

Southland schools are getting sex wise. Six schools have been visited over the last two weeks by Sexwise, a performance troupe run by Theatre in Health Education Trust Aotearoa.  Trust artistic director Evelyn Mann said the programme had been very successful already this year. Sexwise last visited Southland schools […]

N4L partners with NZQA

N4L has announced a new partnership with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) that involves the two organisations working together to enable teachers to manage their moderation requirements within Pond, a digital learning hub especially designed for teachers. NZQA is the government agency responsible for qualifications in New Zealand schools […]

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 […]