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Learning to love code in your classroom

The requirement for students to learn core programming concepts is now part of the New Zealand curriculum. What is computer coding and what can you do with it? Where do you start? What learning outcomes can you expect? Here five teachers talk about their experiences with code. This […]

ImpactED Ako on 7 July

ImpactED Ako is back on 7 July at the Christchurch City Central Library. Be challenged and be provoked at this fun-filled day all about DT implementation, with Ian Taylor (2019 NZ Innovator of the Year) presenting, and plenty of prizes, drinks and nibbles. More at impacted.co.nz/copy-of-impactedako-1 Or contact […]

Win! Solar Panel Charger

Explore and harness the power of the sun with a portable solar panel charger (12V/0.41A). This nifty device is great for STEM/STEAM projects, enabling you to power up small machines, tools and appliances thanks to the clean, green solar energy provided by a set of solar cell panels. […]

Win! //Code: On the Brink Programming Game

ThinkFun’s //Code: On the Brink Programming Game is designed to build the mental skills needed to fully grasp the concept of coding. There are 40 challenges to tackle – from beginner to experienced level and for one or more players, aged 8 and above – all screen-free for […]

Win! Norton Secure VPN

Worried about online security? Ensure your safety, privacy and anonymity with a Norton Secure VPN. A VPN – or Virtual Private Network – allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet. It can block unwanted tracking technologies, secure private information like your passwords, […]

Win! 6L Portable Mini Fridge

Need to keep things cool while you’re on the move? Why not take your fridge with you? You can with a 6L Portable Mini Fridge, which plugs directly into your car’s 12V cigarette lighter socket. This handy device will keep its contents cool (down to 5°C) … or […]

Two weeks to get your Minecraft entries in

We’ve teamed up with Microsoft and MOTAT to bring you TWO awesome Minecraft Education Edition competitions: Students – Your challenge is ‘Build a Better Future’. We want you to use your knowledge, skills and imagination to come up with a creation in Minecraft that helps to save and protect our environment. […]

MOTAT’s ZOOMing into a class near you!

When it comes to being inventive, it’s said that necessity plays a powerful part. And nobody understands this better than the team at the Auckland-based Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), where innovation, creativity and ingenuity drive its daily operation. Traditionally known as a hands-on provider, MOTAT normally […]

iQualify for Schools: FREE for 2020

iQualify for Schools – a wide range of online resources for NZ secondary school learning – is now available for free for 2020. From The Open Polytechnic, iQualify’s digital resources are ready-to-use or you can change them to suit your learners and context. Graphics, images, videos, quizzes, and […]