Category: Article

Isometric Solutions seeks interest in RM Unify

A new, simpler way to work in the cloud has arrived. Isometric Solutions is bringing RM Unify to the NZ education market – and is asking schools to register their interest. “RM Unify enables your school to access online services easily with just one user name and password […]

Who will WIN five Toshiba Z10t’s? You decide!

In the last issue, we announced the three winners of the Toshiba Portégé Z10t competition: Jo Day, of Churchill Park School; Ngaire Addis, of Havelock North High School; and Marije Knevel, of Lyall Bay School. Each received a Portégé Z10t for their classroom. However, this was a two-part […]

NSW Education culls 600 tech support roles

As many as 600 technology support officers working in public high schools across New South Wales will lose their jobs at the end of June after funding for the national digital education revolution program dries up. The former Labor Government announced the $1 billion DER program in 2007, […]

All-girl schooling helps tech success

Attending an all-girls college can keep women on the technology track, a panel of women investors and executives said at Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing Summit in the United States. The panelists at the Women & Tech Next Wave session in Sausalito said that being in a same-sex academic […]

10 HP digital learning scholarships up for grabs

The Mind Lab by Unitec recently launched a new Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) qualification. To celebrate the launch, HP New Zealand is offering 10 $1,000 scholarships towards the cost of the course for teachers wishing to participate in the programme and enhance their digital […]

Improving literacy with text and tablets

Auckland’s Ponsonby Primary School tried an innovative way to help motivate a small group of Year 2 students improve their writing skills. It introduced Samsung Galaxy Notes as part of an accelerated literacy programme and the results were ‘amazing’.    Kids read and write at a variety of […]

Six steps to beat the ‘technology trap’

More and more teachers are using technology in their classroom – but are they using it effectively? Auckland teachers Saunil Hagler and Brandon Laurenson explain their unique and successful methodology that they believe is a way to avoid the ‘technology trap’ facing schools. We have worked with many […]

Meeting the challenge of computer coding

Teaching computer coding in schools is becoming ever more popular, from robotics to modifying open source software to writing games and apps. If it’s something you’d like to introduce in your classroom, there are plenty of simple and effective ways to do it, as Jen Zajac and Kristina […]

500 schools connected to Network for Learning

The rollout of fast internet to schools has reached a milestone ahead of schedule, with 500 schools now connected to the Government’s Managed Network, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. The Government is investing $211 million in the Network for Learning (N4L) programme, which will provide quick […]

Keep tabs on your tech with SPoT

Created by Ruckus, SPoT – short for Smart Positioning Technology – is a cloud-based, Smart Wi-Fi location-based service (LBS) designed to help you keep tab of technology at your school – from tracking devices to monitoring students’ attendance. It’s the first of its kind and utilises a user […]

Thanks for making Xpo 2014 such a big success

Wow, what a great three days we had for INTERFACE Xpo this year. Nearly 700 delegates joined us at Te Papa (Wellington), the Great Lake Centre (Taupo), and North Harbour Stadium (Auckland). Thank you for coming. We know that your time is precious and appreciate you taking time out […]