Category: Issue 56

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 […]

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 […]