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 […]

Yahoo and NetSafe exchange safety ideas

Last month, Yahoo’s Connie Chung came to New Zealand to work with NetSafe. She experienced the online challenges we face and plans to use what she’s learned to help make the internet a safer place for Kiwis. At Yahoo, we’re focused on making the world’s daily habits inspiring […]

Projection in action

Wellington’s Queen Margaret College has implemented several interactive technologies over the past few years. However, it’s the latest acquisition that has added a truly new dimension to the classroom, writes Lee Suckling. When he started looking, Richard Knuckey thought he was in the market for just another short-throw […]

Seamless swapover from Windows XP to 8.1

Knowing Microsoft was ending support for its XP operating system, Ponsonby Primary in Auckland has made the switch to Windows 8.1 – it proved a “seamless” process and the school’s already loving the results. On April 8, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP. What that means is […]