Issue 42 – Term 3, Sep 2012

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Sorting your storage solutionIt may not be the most exciting but it’s arguably one of the most important parts of your school’s ICT programme. Storage comes in all shapes and sizes. We explore your options.

New, improved … and still in love

Despite competition from the likes of tablets and smartphones, laptops remain as popular as ever – if not more so. Find out why we’re still very much in love with them.


Alas, poor Yorick! … if only he’d remixed

Remixing media, creating mash-ups or using Shakespeare to tell a road safety message.


Successfully adopting an Android tablet

Wellesley College’s decision to use an Android tablet for its one-to-one computing programme has proved inspired.


Students develop ‘app’ for parents to check on them


Napier Girls’ pioneer Office 365 for Education


Teacher’s creation is like ‘Facebook for maths’

Havelock North High School maths teacher Ngaire Addis has developed several websites to assist her teaching – and it’s won her a prestigious national award.

Lesson Plans

87: Today in History

88: Space Infographic

In the sandbox: Victoria Avenue School, Auckland

File Share

Numberphile, The Vault, Reading Bear, Minus, ikiMap, Pandamian, Kl1p, and more

Presentation tools

One-minute guide: Mind 42

Mobile Apps

From the back of the class: Why am I a ‘wiki-man’ and not a blogger?

Android or iOS? Lease or buy? Laser or inkjet? Laptop or tablet? Why do we make the tech choices we do? Onerahi School’s Deputy Principal Richard Jones muses his preference for wikis over blogs.

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