Issue 62 – Term 1, April 2015








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• Interface jumps into pond

• All the latest e-learning news
•Ensure students learn the basics of computing with Eduschemes

Readers’ comments

Seven habits of highly effective digital strategies
Knowing where you’re going and how you’ll get there is key to the success of your school’s ICT journey.

Hold a free Microsoft seminar at your school
Schools are invited to host a free Microsoft in the Classroom seminar to explore the latest tools available to inspire students and improve educational outcomes.

Does gaming help learning?
That’s the question that Tracy Tindle and her Year 8 students wanted to explore. So, they set about designing and using their own games to find out.

Everyone needs the Mind Lab
Newmarket School has been involved with The Mind Lab since it launched. It’s had school visits, student sessions, and staff enrol on the Post Graduate course.

Take your BYOD pick
Just what device should students be asked to ‘bring’ to school in order for your BYOD vision to be implemented?  

MDM solution helps to control devices
When staff at Welbourn School in New Plymouth started having trouble with managing apps on multiple iPads, helps was at hand from Noel Leeming.

What do students think?
Two years ago Carmel College made the decision to implement BYOD. Teacher Felicity Timings was asked to evaluate the impact of the programme among 540 Year 7 to 10 students.

Spreading the cost of education for parents
A partnership between an ICT education specialist and a payment solutions provider is giving parents new options to pay for the costs involved in their child’s schooling.

Devices and discounts come with new deal
Linking up with Harvey Norman has brought new choices to students at Botany Downs Secondary College.

Firewall strategy improves network visibility

The ICT department at Shore School manages about 2,500 devices. A rapidly growing number and wide variety of student and staff-owned devices has prompted a re-think of its firewall.

Maths challenges 
add up to success
When Linwood College introduced Mathletics, the goal was to achieve maths fluency among students. Eight years on, it reports grades are improving faster than national standards.

Be inspired with the ‘MADE Awards’

Competitions can be great way to motivate students and give them an authentic and tangible goal to achieve. Winning teachers explain what inspired them about the MADE Awards.

Fileshare – Six pages of online resources 

Four great Lesson ideas
• Emojis • Sploder • Flopping photos  • Augmented reality

Book reviews 

Device Reviews
• ASUS X205  • HP Roar Speakers

Some great prizes to be won!

from the back of the class
Video library eTV has teamed up with Zaption, a new online tool that can transform plain old videos into interactive learning experiences.

Events diary


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