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Microsoft unveils Windows 10: yes the Start button is back

Microsoft unveiled its next Windows operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available from 1st October PT. The announcement highlighted advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience and enhanced security and management capabilities.  “Windows 10 represents […]

Look what you can make with a 3D printer

3D printing opens up new and exciting pathways for learning opportunities and outcomes in schools, as Neville Walker discovers. 3D printers can be used to create a range of objects, from true-to-life replicas and high-resolution models, to functioning prototypes, visual aids, real world products, and more. While it’s […]

Results prove programme accelerates maths learning

Last year, we reported on Pt England School’s decision to introduce teaching tool Maths-Whizz. Fast forward 12 months and its use is showing impressive results. What impact is Maths-Whizz having on learning outcomes at Pt England School? Well, the analysis of results is showing some remarkable improvements as […]

Major upgrade for eTV

Not content with enrolling nearly one-third of school and university students, eTV is launching Version 3.5, a major update to its content services, features and functionality. “We’ve been working on eTV version 3.5 for much of this year”, said General Manager Gresham Bradley. “We’re refreshing the look, feel […]

Displays are in tune with learning needs

Belmont Primary School on Auckland’s North Shore has been so impressed with the Samsung 65-inch interactive display it recently purchased that two more have been ordered and are on their way, writes Lee Suckling.  “Belmont is trying to differentiate itself from surrounding schools with a focus on in-classroom […]

Trials put BYOD and HP’s x360 devices to the test 

As Avondale College weighs up its options for introducing BYOD, HP’s Pavilion x360 was put through not one but two trials for assessing their use, as David Farquhar explains.  Avondale College is currently considering the pathway to develop student use of devices in the classroom. An over-riding objective […]

Maker Party to take place in Miramar

MakerBox, an educational community programme in Wellington, will be holding Maker Party Wellington on Saturday 13 September, from 12.30 to 3.30pm at the Miramar Community Centre (27 Chelsea Street).   Maker Party, an international initiative sponsored by the Mozilla Foundation, unites educators, organisations, and enthusiastic technologists of all ages […]