Category: Issue 72

Review: Acer Switch Alpha 12

  There are plenty of Windows-powered tablets with slim keyboard covers, varying in price, power and performance. If you’re finding it hard to choose, Acer’s latest device could well be the ‘Alpha’ in the pack. The Switch Alpha 12 is an impressive-looking (and good looking, too) 2-in-1 tablet. […]

Ubiquitous learning for Rotorua students

Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru is a Rotorua-based trust dedicated to providing ‘ubiquitous learning’ across the district and is creating its vision in two ways, writes Lee Suckling. “The first objective is to assist in putting a device into the hands of every child in Rotorua,” explained Adam Ellis, Ngā […]

Traditional teaching just isn’t enough anymore

Award-winning teacher Gareth Haddon is passionate about progressive learning and believes traditional teaching practices are no longer enough to develop lifelong learners. Gareth Haddon teaches Geography, Social Sciences and Robotics teacher at Aorere College in Auckland. He recently completed the The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in […]

New online education resources from the SPCA

After 18 months of research and development, SPCA has launched an exciting new education programme for schools: Teachers’ Portal SPCA Kids Education Teachers’ Portal Teachers are invited to register for free and unlimited access to SPCA’s extensive collection of innovative New Zealand Curriculum aligned animal welfare […]

Turning gamers into digital designers

During an open night at Shirley Boys’ High School for prospective families, a group of Year 10 students waited for their audience. The lads fired up their devices, pulled out decks of cards and it was game on. The students are in a social sciences class working on […]