Starting a school’s ICT from scratch

Stonefields School in Auckland is one of the country’s newest, having opened its doors at the start of this term. What technology lies behind them? Greg Adams takes a look. What choices would you make about your school’s ICT if you could start from scratch? It’s an intriguing […]

Finding the energy to switch devices off

How ‘green’ is the electrical consumption by ICT equipment at your school? David Kinane investigates how to save power and why schools should kick the ‘stand by’ culture. Getting computers, digital cameras, printers, scanners, mobile phones, etc., has an initial up-front cost impact for all schools. Once purchased, […]

Choosing to go Google

Staff and students at Lakeview School are successfully adopting a wide range of Google applications, as Tim Nelson explains. What got you started?  Last year, I read an article about a large college in Auckland that was using only open source products. This really struck a nerve with […]

What happens when your tech whiz leaves?

Principals need to build a sustainable e-learning model in their school that can cope with the vagaries of staff turnover, writes David Kinane. ICT knowledge and skills are assets and I’m always telling schools that they need to plan for e-learning sustainability. If they’re not properly planned for […]

New things to look out for in the world of IWBs

What’s new and improved with interactive whiteboards? Greg Adams went looking for answers at the 2nd NZ and Australia IWB Conference. Walking through the exhibitors’ stands, it’s not hard to come to the conclusion that every classroom should have an interactive whiteboard. In the right hands they put […]