Digital technology

Best apps for students

By Jane Blaikie 6 October, 2016

Hapara Dashboard is popular at Mangaroa School, says deputy principal Andrew de Wit. This dashboard is an organisational layer that sits over Google Apps for Education. Hapara helps organise and…

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Trusts front on BYOD as sharks circle

By Diana Clement 27 September, 2016

Daryl Evans works with families in South Auckland and says vulnerable families are being driven into the clutches of mobile shops, which charge exorbitant prices. “I did a price comparison…

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Favourite apps for educators and students

By Diana Clement 13 July, 2016

Behaviour management app ClassDojo is a favourite at Koputaroa School, says teacher Becky Ward. Each child is assigned a profile, chooses an avatar, and earns or loses points called “dojos”…

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Why Chromebooks?

By EA Staff 13 July, 2016

Chromebooks are fast becoming the most widely used digital device in schools. Here’s why: 1. Speed Academic learning time is a scarce resource, with little of it to waste waiting…

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Students and teacher Rachel Foster delight in their e-portfolios

 The best and best of e-Portfolios

By Diana Clement 12 July, 2016

Above: Students and teacher Rachel Foster at City Kids in Wellington delight in their e-portfolios Software such as Blogger from Google, Microsoft’s Sway and smaller e-portfolio suites such as Storypark,…

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Why Pearson?

By Jane Blaikie 23 April, 2016

Why have NZEI Te Riu Roa members joined with 100 education unions, pension funds and others in a campaign to persuade Pearson to change its business model? On 29 April,…

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The virtual world is now a reality

By Samuel Phillips 20 April, 2016

Virtual reality, once lumped in with flying cars, holograms and tartan paint as fictional and scary, is now a reality. Game developers, tech start-ups, film makers and designers around the…

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A round-up of great stories from the Info Centre

By Jane Blaikie 17 March, 2016

Hot from the NZEI Te Riu Roa Infomation centre, some great new reading: Is inclusion really worth it? – this blog post poses the question: is all the effort made by…

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Get involved in Safer Internet Day 2016

By Rikki Sheterline 29 January, 2016

Searching news websites for stories about children and cyber safety can make a parent wonder about throwing the modem out the window. It can be a scary cyber world out…

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The revolution will be screened

By Jane Blaikie 3 October, 2015

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