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Support and advice for remote learning from Microsoft

As part of Microsoft’s response to COVID-19, a number of its Global Training Partners are offering Remote Learning Training Sessions via Microsoft Teams to help education institutions operate remote learning. Training sessions are delivered at no cost until June 30, 2020, with a maximum of five hours per […]

Free SCSP videos for empowering and protecting students

As announced in our last issue,  there’s now a vast library of video resources from Student Communications and Safe Practices Charitable Trust (SCSP) freely available to teachers on ETV. Among the currently very pertinent topics are Student Mental Health, Cyber Education, Fire and Emergency Education, and Road Education. […]

MOTAT launches free online education platform for teachers

In response to the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, the MOTAT Education team has created, an online education platform for teachers. The site includes short, child-focused STEM activities through to longer duration lesson suggestions that teachers can use as part of their distance learning plans for students. […]

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko is going fully virtual for Term 2

‘Meet ups’ with the Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko – the National Digital Readiness programme – are going virtual. Kauhaurangi Tuihono / Online Webinars are designed to support educators integrate the revised Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content in a virtual classroom. The sessions are 30 minutes long and with […]

TENZ launches 2020 Techno Challenge

TENZ – Technology Education New Zealand – has launched the TENZ 2020 Techno Challenge, a hands-on and creative learning experience for Year 1-10 students to take part in during the lockdown. “We are proud to present this nationwide competition for Years 1 to 10, encouraging tamariki to innovate […]

Winning fitness app gets users moo-ving

When Donnis Harrison heard about Tahi Rua Toru Tech (123Tech), she knew it would be the perfect digital challenge for her students – little did she know, however, just how engaged they’d be and how successful it would prove. I was looking for a way to extend students […]

Missing Jump Jam? Do it at home!

Keep fit and healthy during the lockdown thanks to daily Jump Jam workouts. From his home in Mt Maunganui, Jump Jam creator Brett Fairweather is posting daily videos to keep you moving. So, clear some space and turn up the volume. More at