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There’s still time to hear Travis Smith

Education expert Travis Smith is New Zealand this week, visiting Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Napier, and Auckland. He’ll be delivering ‘Teaching in Technology’, engaging sessions that show educators how they can integrate technology into their teaching to increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. The dates and venues for the seminars are as follows. There’s […]

ULearn15: Permission to Play

Creativity and innovation are skills that are recognised as increasingly important in both the learning environment and workplace, creating a requirement to understand how better to cultivate and teach these skills more effectively within the classroom setting. The Maker Culture which is the general term given to inventors, […]

Groups join forces for safer social media

Last month, social media giant Facebook joined with Sticks ‘n Stones and Project Rockit to engage Central Otago students and their parents to better understand how to use social media positively, how to look after themselves and look out for their friends. The event saw the launch of […]

Don’t miss Microsoft’s free ‘Teaching with Technology’ seminars

Education expert Travis Smith is returning in early September for a week-long tour of New Zealand, visiting Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Napier, and Auckland. He’ll be delivering ‘Teaching in Technology’, engaging sessions that show educators how they can integrate technology into their teaching to increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. The dates and venues […]

WIN a VIP trip to RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 with Toshiba

As official sponsor, Toshiba is giving you the once-in-a-lifetime chance to WIN a VIP trip to see RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 – as Toshiba’s guest, with tickets to see a Semi-Final game, flights and five nights’ accommodation in London included.  Simply buy a Toshiba product between 24 July 2015 and 25 September […]

Job offer: Microsoft seeks ‘Teacher Ambassador’

WANTED: ‘Qualified Teacher with a passion for technology’. Microsoft has created the role of a Teacher Ambassador to host and present its ‘Classroom’ Seminar Series raising awareness and desire for Microsoft’s technology adoption by teachers. As a Teacher Ambassador, you will provide an educator expert presence at select […]

HP unveils finalists in Rural Schools competition

The Top Five entries for the HP Rural Schools Competition are in! “The final placings will be confirmed over the next three weeks,” said HP’s Education Specialist David Farquhar, “after each school has been visited. Enjoy the creativity and innovation by these schools, and the identified need for […]

Microsoft to host free ‘Teaching with Technology’ seminars

On the back of his successful visit earlier this year, Travis Smith is returning in early September for a week-long tour of New Zealand! He will be stopping off in Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Napier, and Auckland to deliver ‘Teaching in Technology’, engaging sessions that show educators how they can integrate technology […]

2000 schools now connected to N4L’s Managed Network

N4L has connected the 2000th school to its Managed Network, bringing its services to 80 per cent of the country’s schools. This means more than 600,000 students and 42,000 teachers across the country now have access to the government-funded network. The rollout continues to be ahead of schedule, with over 700 schools […]

Microsoft launches site for teachers using Minecraft

Microsoft has launched Minecraft in Education, a new site for teachers that aims to foster a community of educators swapping lesson plans and sharing other tips based on how Minecraft can be used in the classroom. The new site was announced by Microsoft’s vice president of worldwide education Anthony Salcito. He posted a list of some […]