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N4L finalists for two Hi-Tech Awards

N4L (Network for Learning) has been named a finalist for two categories in the New Zealand’s Hi-Tech Awards. Managed Network – Finalist for Best Public Sector Technology Solution Specifically designed for schools, and built to accommodate 800,000+ connections, the Managed Network provides fast and predictable internet with uncapped […]

The Mind Lab opens in Wellington

Award winning digital and creative education lab, The Mind Lab by Unitec achieved a double last week. A new lab was officially opened in Wellington by Hon Steven Joyce – and it was unveiled as a finalist in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards last night as one of the country’s […]

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 […]