Category: Issue 69

Review: Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot

Normally, I try not to take work home with me. For Meccano’s Meccanoid G15 (RRP$299.99), however, I made an exception – and my kids didn’t mind a bit. After all, I thought, who better than them to test drive this particular bit of kit. There’s two distinct parts […]

Review: Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4640

The only thing I have to complain about after reviewing the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4640 was lugging the thing up the stairs to the office. Seriously, that’s it. From ease of use, to functionality, to quality printing, I have to give this all-in-one, inkjet printer, scanner, and copier […]

Game design creates collaborative ‘hum’

Wellington  teacher Diana-Grace Morris makes time for her students to design games in class because it fosters a unique interaction among them she doesn’t see in any other learning activities, writes Wayne Erb. There is an energetic rise and fall of sound when a class of Year 7-8 […]

Review: HP Pavilion x2

Looking for a student computing device that will meet all the demands of your 1:1 programme? The BYOD market’s pretty crowded at the moment – choice is big, choosing can be hard. Price? Specs? Form? Design? Toughness? Does one do it all? Before making the call, you should […]

Dealing with dyslexia

One in 10 New Zealanders is affected by dyslexia, including 70,000 school children. Learning can be daunting and challenging for these students, so one Tauranga teacher has developed an app to improve the way they approach exams, writes Lee Suckling.  Physical education teacher Charles Leota, of Otumoetai College, […]