Debate and support for new digital strand

By Diana Clement 18 January, 2017

News broke in the spring that digital technology will become a strand in the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa in its own right from 2018 requiring all…

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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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A Chromebook keyboard

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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eLearning in kura – Ka rawe!

By Jane Blaikie 21 April, 2016

So say academics and teachers. In fact, turn it around and say what’s good for Māori learners is usually good for all learners, says Cath Rau, chair at Kia Ata…

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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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Oops, but the jobs won’t be there

By Jane Blaikie 20 April, 2016

What does it mean for educators when large numbers of students are looking at a lifetime of low-wage jobs ? What does it mean for education? Professor Hugh Lauder explains…

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