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700 schools connected to N4L Managed Network

More than 225,000 students from 700 schools have connected to Network for Learning’s (N4L’s) Managed Network and  the company has announced that it hopes to connect another 300 schools by the end of the year. N4L CEO John Hanna credits the steady pace of the rollout to the big […]

Get your hands on a Pond Educator invite

Four months into the rollout of Network for Learning’s portal Pond, more educators are set to participate. If you missed out on becoming a Pioneer Educator, now’s your chance to get your hands on an invite. From Friday 8 August, Pond Educators can start inviting colleagues to join […]

Acer NZ launches ‘Privilege Program’

Acer NZ has launched the ‘Privilege Program’ designed to reward schools (to Year 12) for purchasing Acer products. When you purchase any Acer product through Acer Authorised Education Resellers, your school can earn points that can be redeemed for Acer products (desktops, laptops, netbooks, Chromebooks, tablets and projectors) via […]

Engage students with the Mean Green challenge

Schoolgen’s Mean Green House Design competition helps promote inquiry learning. Using a 3D modelling program could help your students create the winning designs.   Are your students the great sustainable architects of the future? Schoolgen is inviting all Year 5 to Year 10 students to again take part […]

Creating the Gallipoli campaign with Minecraft

What happens when history and Minecraft collide? Through using this simple building tool, students at Alfriston College have gone on an exciting educational journey to recreate an event that’s helped to shape the nation, writes Mark Sutherland. With the advice of leading academics stating that good learning takes […]

Successful messaging service for students

Auckland’s One Tree Hill College needed an effective and convenient way for the school’s admin team to communicate with students. Its search led it to Samsung’s MagicInfo display solution and it’s quickly become a critical part of internal school messaging. Whilst looking for a reliable solution to get […]

Labour to ‘revolutionise schools and learning’

A Labour Government will modernise New Zealand’s schools and close the digital divide by ensuring all students in Years 5-13 have access to a portable computer in the classroom and their home, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. “The world has changed but our schools haven’t. “The average age […]

Computers to replace teachers in the classroom by 2016

A new flagship ‘free school’ in the UK is planning to replace teachers with computers for some day-to-day lessons. One of England’s biggest academy chains – Ark Schools – wants to set up a new ‘blended learning’ model – which will see children taught over the internet for […]

Camera plan to beat bullies

Schools are increasingly putting students under closed-circuit television surveillance to cut bullying. The practice is suggested in new Ministry of Education bullying prevention guidelines – and some schools have already put cameras near toilet blocks after learning bullied children were avoiding them for fear of getting bashed. One […]

N4L Managed Network rollout ahead of schedule

Six months after Massey Primary became the first school to connect to Network for Learning’s Managed Network more than 500 schools have now joined N4L, representing over 157,000 students. “N4L is well on track to achieve its target of connecting 700 schools in 2014 and are now working to a new projection of […]