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NSW Education culls 600 tech support roles

As many as 600 technology support officers working in public high schools across New South Wales will lose their jobs at the end of June after funding for the national digital education revolution program dries up. The former Labor Government announced the $1 billion DER program in 2007, […]

All-girl schooling helps tech success

Attending an all-girls college can keep women on the technology track, a panel of women investors and executives said at Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing Summit in the United States. The panelists at the Women & Tech Next Wave session in Sausalito said that being in a same-sex academic […]

10 HP digital learning scholarships up for grabs

The Mind Lab by Unitec recently launched a new Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) qualification. To celebrate the launch, HP New Zealand is offering 10 $1,000 scholarships towards the cost of the course for teachers wishing to participate in the programme and enhance their digital […]

500 schools connected to Network for Learning

The rollout of fast internet to schools has reached a milestone ahead of schedule, with 500 schools now connected to the Government’s Managed Network, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. The Government is investing $211 million in the Network for Learning (N4L) programme, which will provide quick […]

Keep tabs on your tech with SPoT

Created by Ruckus, SPoT – short for Smart Positioning Technology – is a cloud-based, Smart Wi-Fi location-based service (LBS) designed to help you keep tab of technology at your school – from tracking devices to monitoring students’ attendance. It’s the first of its kind and utilises a user […]

Thanks for making Xpo 2014 such a big success

Wow, what a great three days we had for INTERFACE Xpo this year. Nearly 700 delegates joined us at Te Papa (Wellington), the Great Lake Centre (Taupo), and North Harbour Stadium (Auckland). Thank you for coming. We know that your time is precious and appreciate you taking time out […]

Monte Vista Christian School iPad Conference

On June 23, 26, 27 and 30, five teachers from Monte Vista Christian School in California are presenting an iPad Conference as part of the Australasian leg of their Speaking Tour – and you’re invited to join them. Hosted by schools around the country and co-ordinated by Cyclone, this day will allow […]

500 ‘Pioneer Educators’ now in Pond

Network for Learning’s Pioneer Educator programme now more than 500 Pioneer Educators splashing around inside Pond, as the N4L team reports: ‘The support from the education sector has been amazing and demand for Pioneer invites far exceeded our expectations. We kept our promise of giving everyone who attended one […]

Minecraft’s virtual worlds can teach real history

Minecraft explorers worldwide excavate sand to smelt into glass, diamonds to hone into swords and redstone to power millions of digital creations. Amber Palmer’s fifth-graders visit the Minecraft universe to dig into history. At the beginning of the school year, the Bennion Elementary students learned about explorers and […]