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Free trial for Eduschemes

Eduschemes Computing is a new online course that aims to teach primary and intermediate students the basic computer skills they can often miss out on. Late last year, Colwill School piloted the scheme among Year 7 and 8 students, and reports “amazing” results. “Children of a certain age […]

ULearn15 at SKYCITY – book your place!

ULearn, now in its fifteenth year, strives to push the boundaries of educational possibility and inspire educators. The conference runs over three days, and is held at SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland, on 7-9 October 2015. A CORE Education flagship conference, ULearn, provides educators with a collaborative environment, […]

The Mind Lab offers $2000 scholarships for post grad study

Are you ready to arm yourself with contemporary digital and collaborative teaching practices? Designed for teachers at all levels, the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) is a 32-week part-time NZQA-accredited qualification. Studying with The Mind Lab by Unitec, it aims to build knowledge of […]

Hold a free Microsoft seminar at your school

Schools are invited to host a free Microsoft in the Classroom seminar to explore the latest tools available to inspire students and improve educational outcomes. There are two ‘Microsoft in the Classroom’ specialists travelling the country delivering seminars to school leadership teams. During these complimentary, two-hour seminars, attendees […]

Maths challenges add up to success

When Linwood College introduced Mathletics, the goal was to achieve maths fluency among students. Eight years on, it reports grades are improving faster than national standards, as Lee Suckling discovers. In 2005 and 2006, alongside the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust, Christchurch’s Linwood College developed the LANE (Literacy and […]

Devices and discounts come with new deal

Botany Downs Secondary College launched a BYOD programme three years ago. However, 2015 has brought exciting new options to students after linking up with Harvey Norman to offer them a range of computing devices and ongoing technical support, writes Lee Suckling. Botany Downs Secondary College (BDSC) has allowed […]

MDM solution helps to control devices

When Welbourn School started having trouble with managing apps on multiple iPads, Noel Leeming, a newly recognised Apple Education Reseller, was able to advise the right MDM solution to maximise its use of technology. Welbourn Primary has purchased a number of iPads from Noel Leeming in the past […]

What do students think?

Two years ago Carmel College made the decision to implement BYOD. Teacher Felicity Timings was asked to evaluate the impact of the programme among 540 Year 7 to 10 students. Here’s a summary of her results. It was decided to interview students in two stages, qualitative research, in […]

INTERFACE jumps into Pond

For all you Pond users, there’s a new resource to follow … us! INTERFACE has set up a profile on the site, where we’ll be posting information and communicating with the site’s users. We’re looking forward to making ‘Ripples’ and also following what others in the community are […]

Spreading the cost of education for parents

A new partnership between education ICT specialist Cyclone and payment solutions provider Debitsuccess is giving parents new and affordable options to pay for the costs involved in their child’s schooling. From donations and fees to uniforms, sports gear, field trips, music classes and now digital devices, there’s no […]

FlexiGroup buys Telecom Rentals

FlexiGroup – which runs the Equico leasing brand – has agreed to buy Telecom Rentals (TRL). “Bringing TRL into the FlexiGroup portfolio will consolidate our distribution footprint in New Zealand and provides significant scale,” said FlexiGroup CEO Tarek Robbiati. “With approximately 1,350 customers across education, data centres, digital […]