Category: Article

The Mind Lab disrupts its way to success

The Mind Lab by Unitec is a unique collaboration between a public education provider and a specialist education lab. It is dedicated to enhancing digital literacy capability and the implementation of contemporary practice in the teaching profession, and is the first facility of its kind to adopt an […]

Minecraft competition – still time to enter!

There’s still time for your students to enter our Minecraft competition … but they’ll have to be quick!  Entries close today. The page will be open until the end of the day. There are four categories to choose from in this year’s competition. Your Dream House (Years 1-6) Your […]

Twitter set to ‘discontinue’ Vine

Twitter has announced that it is closing video sharing service Vine. It launched about four years ago and lets users share six-second-long video clips that played on a loop. In a statement the company said: “Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and […]

Planning to try something new in 2017?

Got an app you’re just itching to try? Or maybe a new digital challenge in mind for your class? Whatever it is, we’d like to hear from you. This year, we’ve reported on some great initiatives in classrooms across the country. Like the teacher who wrote an award-winning […]

Tahi gives schools seamless access to online learning

“I can’t remember my password!” Does this sound familiar? As more learning activities move online, teachers are often required to set up new accounts for every student before they can access web-based educational content. On a daily basis, a student’s online learning experience can be interrupted with forgotten […]

NEXT top digital learning teacher announced

Edgewater College’s Desirè Truter was awarded the NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher Award at The Mind Lab by Unitec’s graduation in Auckland last month. The specialist English teacher recently completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) and was recognised alongside 215 fellow teachers from the […]

Programming with VEX IQ

Kiwibots is a Charitable Trust whose mission is to ‘inspire a passion for STEAM’ through VEX robotics platforms, its curriculum and learning support, and associated challenges and competitions, writes Chris Hamling. Everything needs to have a beginning, so this description of the programming pathways associated with VEX should […]

Have you heard about Stan’s new plan?

Did you know World Tsunami Awareness Day is on 5 November? How would you deal with this or other natural disasters? Do you have a plan? Check out the new-look ‘What’s the Plan, Stan?’ resource from the Ministry of Civil Defence. ‘What’s the Plan, Stan?’, a well-known guide […]