Category: Article

Meeting the threat of being held to ransom

How safe is your school’s data from hackers? What should you do if you are attacked? Here Sarah Putt explores how a Taranaki school coped with a ransomware attack recently and what you should do if your school becomes a victim. This article is exclusive to the print […]

Digital learning with days at the museum

Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures is offering students with limited digital learning opportunities the chance to tell stories that matter to them. What stories could you tell if you had access to the exciting resources and collections at your local museum? That’s the opportunity – and challenge […]

Surface GO is a go

Microsoft has unveiled the newest addition to the Surface family, Surface GO. It’s the smallest, lightest Surface yet, weighing 522 grams and 8.3 mm thin. It comes with a 10-inch touchscreen and adjustable built-in Kickstand, USB 3.1 (for data, video and charging), a headphone jack, and a MicroSD […]

Tell us your plans for 2019

Spring is in the air and we’re heading into the last quarter of the year. That means your thoughts will be well and truly turning to 2019. How is your school going to continue its digital technology journey? New solutions? Different approach? How about in your classroom? Perhaps […]

Teacher wellbeing benefits from flipped approach

Workload, anxiety, stress and burnout are often cited as reasons why teachers leave the profession. Science teacher Steve Griffiths has found that flipping his lessons has greatly reduced these and improved his job satisfaction. During the holidays I worked hard to redo a number of my videos and […]

Join in TTS’s ‘Open Week’ competition

Want to encourage reading in your class? To celebrate International Literacy Day in September, TTS Universal is inviting schools to join in its ‘Open Week Competition’. Running 3-9 September, participating classrooms and schools will have access to Folio, the company’s NZ-made digital learning platform, with 100s of digital […]

Accessing Minecraft: Education Edition

It’s great to hear from so many of you thinking about entering our student Minecraft competition. We’re received a few enquiries about the best ways to access the program. You can purchase an individual Minecraft account licence. The cost is $40. However, recognising the appeal and value of […]