Focus your e-learning with digital cameras

Familiarity breeds contempt, so the saying goes. However, when it comes to technology in the classroom, familiarity can be your secret weapon for successful e-learning integration, writes David Kinane. In my role as an ICT facilitator in schools I often work with those who are unsure how using […]

Staying cybersafe in your classrooms

The Internet is not a naturally safe environment. From phishers to paedophiles, when kids go online they’re at risk. What’s being done to protect them? Lee Suckling investigates. For young people, cybersafety refers to the ways students can use the Internet in a safe and cautious manner. With […]

School finds success with ex-corporate computers

A policy of buying refurbished CANZ computers has helped Waiopehu College achieve its hardware goals, writes John MacGibbon. Waiopehu College, a 700-student secondary school in Levin, is well-equipped computing-wise, with better than one computer for every two students. Helping the school achieve this ratio has been a policy […]

Building the world’s largest student laptop scheme

Ten thousand new computers are introduced into NSW schools each week under the Australian state’s Digital Education Revolution plan to offer 1:1 laptop support in schools. Lee Suckling finds out more. The Digital Education Revolution policy in New South Wales is developing the world’s largest full 1:1 student […]

Any time, anywhere, any laptop

School Orewa College decided against an official student laptop programme. Instead, it’s encouraging students to bring in any laptop and connect wirelessly to the school’s network, explains Tony Zaloum. At Orewa College we firmly believe that if students have easy access to computers then the shape of teaching […]

Unleash the games console in your classroom

Why are computer games popular and is there something here for teachers and schools to learn from and exploit? David Kinane investigates. In the enlightened 70s, comics (especially those American ones with superheroes) were sniffed at by those in the know as a poor substitute for reading; yet […]

A new way of running school software

A new way of running school software Burnham School has adopted a cloud computing solution, taking much of its administration online. Lee Suckling talks to Principal Rob Clarke about his school’s use of Google Apps. “Google Apps offers incredible flexibility, the whole nature of communication can change when […]

Should computers be allowed in exams?

That was the question we asked. While the majority of you aren’t in favour, it’s fair to say opinion is somewhat divided. Here’s what you had to say. “No. There is too much out there. It’s too easy to get EVERYTHING off the Internet. It would be silly […]