Tell us your plans for 2019

Spring is in the air and we’re heading into the last quarter of the year. That means your thoughts will be well and truly turning to 2019. How is your school going to continue its digital technology journey? New solutions? Different approach? How about in your classroom? Perhaps […]

Teacher wellbeing benefits from flipped approach

Workload, anxiety, stress and burnout are often cited as reasons why teachers leave the profession. Science teacher Steve Griffiths has found that flipping his lessons has greatly reduced these and improved his job satisfaction. During the holidays I worked hard to redo a number of my videos and […]

Join in TTS’s ‘Open Week’ competition

Want to encourage reading in your class? To celebrate International Literacy Day in September, TTS Universal is inviting schools to join in its ‘Open Week Competition’. Running 3-9 September, participating classrooms and schools will have access to Folio, the company’s NZ-made digital learning platform, with 100s of digital […]

Accessing Minecraft: Education Edition

It’s great to hear from so many of you thinking about entering our student Minecraft competition. We’re received a few enquiries about the best ways to access the program. You can purchase an individual Minecraft account licence. The cost is $40. However, recognising the appeal and value of […]

Congrats to our latest competition winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our latest competitions – we had some awesome prizes up for grabs.  The winner of the Belkin rucksacks were Paul Gunn, Hamilton Boys’ High School (Classic) and Helen De’Ath, Hawera High School (Active). Three intrepid, underwater explorers receive a Go-Pro capable Diving Mask […]

Flipping: A light goes on

By Beth Lamb So, you are a digital class or teacher? You work in a 1:1 environment? From a paperless school? That means you’ve cracked it right? The digital utopia is yours, you are a 21st century educator leading edge, etc, etc. But somewhere in the back of […]

Robots and numbers

Mathematics is a subject that has had its ups and downs. One single problem can generate high levels of curiosity or anxiety. So, in the age of unlimited access to technology, how do we teach our students modern learning skills with an understanding of mathematical concepts? Enter Sphero. […]

Code Champions: ‘All About Code’

Is your child or student interested in learning about computer programming? Code Champions is hosting a day devoted to all things coding. As the name suggests, ‘All About Code’ will introduce attendees to a range of programming ideas, approaches and principles. The day will be held at Saint […]