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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 […]

FlexiGroup buys Telecom Rentals

FlexiGroup – which runs the Equico leasing brand – has agreed to buy Telecom Rentals (TRL). “Bringing TRL into the FlexiGroup portfolio will consolidate our distribution footprint in New Zealand and provides significant scale,” said FlexiGroup CEO Tarek Robbiati. “With approximately 1,350 customers across education, data centres, digital […]

Digital skills should be core subjects, says report

Children should be taught ‘digital literacy’ as a core skill alongside maths and English, a report by a House of Lord committee says. Computer technology brings “huge opportunities for the UK, but also significant risks”, the Lords Digital Skills Committee warns. The internet should be viewed as a […]

YouTube Kids: Child-friendly video app launches

YouTube has launched YouTube Kids, a special version of its service designed for children, showing content aimed at younger views and keeping them from watching videos for too long. The app will be distinct from the normal YouTube app and will initially be available only as an app on Android and iOS. […]

Registrations now open – book your place

What’s on your tech radar? Whatever it is, you’ll find it at INTERFACEXpo 2015. If you make the ICT decisions for your school, this is a day not to be missed, with presentations, workshops, an exhibition, and networking opportunities. We’ll be holding three events in May – all […]

Local link is key for eTV

Social studies teacher Rich Rowley says he ‘couldn’t have managed’ without video service eTV and its easy access to New Zealand content. What attracted you to eTV? The main reason was easy access to New Zealand specific content. I’ve heard some teachers say: “why do we need eTV when […]