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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 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 […]

Working together to build Minecraft skills

ImpactED, Digital Circus and the Christchurch Council City (CCC) Libraries Programme Design and Delivery team are embarking on a collaboration to support schools around New Zealand with Minecraft: Education Edition training.  Under the Microsoft Global Training Partner Programme, Digital Circus and impactED have been allocated funding to support […]