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Review: Acer Switch Alpha 12

  There are plenty of Windows-powered tablets with slim keyboard covers, varying in price, power and performance. If you’re finding it hard to choose, Acer’s latest device could well be the ‘Alpha’ in the pack. The Switch Alpha 12 is an impressive-looking (and good looking, too) 2-in-1 tablet. […]

Ubiquitous learning for Rotorua students

Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru is a Rotorua-based trust dedicated to providing ‘ubiquitous learning’ across the district and is creating its vision in two ways, writes Lee Suckling. “The first objective is to assist in putting a device into the hands of every child in Rotorua,” explained Adam Ellis, Ngā […]

Traditional teaching just isn’t enough anymore

Award-winning teacher Gareth Haddon is passionate about progressive learning and believes traditional teaching practices are no longer enough to develop lifelong learners. Gareth Haddon teaches Geography, Social Sciences and Robotics teacher at Aorere College in Auckland. He recently completed the The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in […]

New online education resources from the SPCA

After 18 months of research and development, SPCA has launched an exciting new education programme for schools: Teachers’ Portal teachers.spcaeducation.org.nz SPCA Kids Education kids.spcaeducation.org.nz Teachers’ Portal Teachers are invited to register for free and unlimited access to SPCA’s extensive collection of innovative New Zealand Curriculum aligned animal welfare […]

Turning gamers into digital designers

During an open night at Shirley Boys’ High School for prospective families, a group of Year 10 students waited for their audience. The lads fired up their devices, pulled out decks of cards and it was game on. The students are in a social sciences class working on […]

SSO for Mathletics and Spellodrome

3P Learning has announced that it now fully supports Google SSO and Office 365 SSO for both Mathletics and Spellodrome. Direct SSO login links have been  added across all product homepages: Office 365 Mathletics Spellodrome: Coming Soon Buttons on all Mathletics Homepages. Google Single Sign On Mathletics Spellodrome Buttons on all Mathletics Homepages. For […]

Applications open for Catalyst’s ‘Arduino Academy’

In the July school holidays, Catalyst runs a three-day ‘Arduino Academy’on the 11, 12 and 13 July . Applications are open for the eight places available  Aimed at senior secondary school students, the Catalyst Arduino Academy is three days of learning about the Arduino. “We hope we can inspire […]

File Share: Student Reviews

Sometimes, no matter what you think of an app or website, the only opinion that really counts is from those in the classroom. Here students at Heaton Normal Intermediate School give us their views on a selection of tools. Thematic (thematic.co) “Thematic is a great site for any […]

Bring The Mind Lab to your town

The Mind Lab by Unitec wants teachers to crowd-source its future locations. The Where to Next campaign gives you the chance to bring its postgrad programme to your hometown. And it’s easy – teachers simply register themselves and their school through the Where To Next interactive portal and once a location receives […]