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Digital skills should be core subjects, says report

Children should be taught ‘digital literacy’ as a core skill alongside maths and English, a report by a House of Lord committee says. Computer technology brings “huge opportunities for the UK, but also significant risks”, the Lords Digital Skills Committee warns. The internet should be viewed as a […]

YouTube Kids: Child-friendly video app launches

YouTube has launched YouTube Kids, a special version of its service designed for children, showing content aimed at younger views and keeping them from watching videos for too long. The app will be distinct from the normal YouTube app and will initially be available only as an app on Android and iOS. […]

Registrations now open – book your place

What’s on your tech radar? Whatever it is, you’ll find it at INTERFACEXpo 2015. If you make the ICT decisions for your school, this is a day not to be missed, with presentations, workshops, an exhibition, and networking opportunities. We’ll be holding three events in May – all […]

Local link is key for eTV

Social studies teacher Rich Rowley says he ‘couldn’t have managed’ without video service eTV and its easy access to New Zealand content. What attracted you to eTV? The main reason was easy access to New Zealand specific content. I’ve heard some teachers say: “why do we need eTV when […]

Review: HP Stream Notebook 11

Pink’s not traditionally been my thing but I can definitely make an exception for the new Stream Notebook 11 from HP (although it’s officially Orchid Magenta and also comes in Horizon Blue). First impressions are this device looks good, performs pretty well and is very affordable. The RRP […]

Enjoy Professional Learning over breakfast

If you are a busy, inquiring educator, who enjoys face-to-face opportunities for professional development, check out the CORE Education Breakfast Seminars and Workshops programme for 2015. Breakfast Seminars and Workshops have been running successfully in New Zealand’s five main centres for a number of years now, and a […]

Safer Internet Day partners work to combat rising internet harms

Nineteen organisations have joined forces to mark today’s Safer Internet Day in New Zealand as Kiwis report an increasing array of internet harms, reports organiser NetSafe. Safer Internet Day is celebrated worldwide to encourage the safe and positive use of the internet and digital technologies, especially among families and young people. In 2015, […]

New app for teaching financial literacy

A former KPMG accountant aims to create financially-savvy students after developing virtual banking tool Banqer, writes Lee Suckling. Kendall Flutey was inspired to create Banqer – a virtual banking tool for teaching financial literacy in the classroom – when visiting her family home one day. “My brother is […]

Virtual trip prepares for Anzac centenary

A month before Anzac Day, the last in a series of virtual field trip plans to give students the opportunity to think critically and creatively about the nation’s past, writes Wayne Erb. Last year, students from Hira School, near Nelson, were studying the First World War. They joined […]

More ways to develop teachers’ digital learning

The Mind Lab by Unitec continues to champion digital learning for teachers with new opportunities in 2015. It’s opening new centres in Gisborne and Wellington, and a partnership with the NEXT Foundation is offering teacher scholarships, writes Melissa Fincham. Hot on the heels of announcing a partnership with […]

Digital leaders share their way to success

It’s a tough gig being a school leader in today’s modern learning environment. And that means there’s never been a time in education with a greater need for wise and strategic leadership, writes Carolyn Stuart. Make no mistake we’re living in a time of great change. It’s always […]