Microsoft unveils iPad Office suite

Microsoft has started offering an iPad edition of its Office software suite. It was announced at the first launch event hosted by Satya Nadella since he became chief executive of the firm. Three separate productivity apps are available – Word, Excel and Powerpoint – each of which has been […]

Sunshine powers Uganda’s school computers

Turning on a computer shouldn’t be that difficult. Except if you don’t have any power supply. Most rural schools in Uganda don’t have mains electricity or any other reliable power, leaving them cut off from learning about modern technology. So while the education world is awash with talk about […]

Use iPads and Kindles to get infants to read

Parents should turn to smartphones, iPads and Kindles to get young children interested in reading amid concerns that growing numbers of infants are rejecting books, a major charity has warned. Research by the National Literacy Trust has found that technology can have a “new and important” role to […]

Is wireless interfering with your BYOD plans?

You’ve been SNUP-ed, so now it’s full steam ahead with your BYOD roll-out, right? Well, possibly but before launching into it, determine the capability of the network and ensure it’s up to both the challenge and the expectations, writes David Kinane. Wi-Fi is a game changer for education. […]

Digital signage: Getting the message

Opened in 2004, Alfriston College in South Auckland was purpose built to provide not just an inspiring learning environment but a practical one, as well. A key part of its overall success has been the introduction of digital signage.  With more than 1,500 students segmented across five whanau […]

Education and information in isolation

Niua School is in Pukapuka, one of the most isolated places in the Pacific. Matthew Easterbrook recalls his experiences visiting and how the small school’s making big steps towards utilising technology as a learning and teaching tool. The distinctive shape of a stingray is visible as the three […]