Technology

Letters to the Editor

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

The wealth of experience Every year, NZEI Te Riu Roa sees a number of its members retire from the  educaton service. They take with them a wealth of knowledge, experience…

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Wi-fried? – questions about wi-fi use in schools and ECE

By Jane Blaikie 25 February, 2016

Did you know that France has banned wi-fi in its ECE sector? And that primary schools can only have wi-fi on during specific, related lessons, rather than 24/7? This is…

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Best new apps and books

By EA Staff 15 January, 2016

Applications StaffSync It’s a principal’s nightmare. You have 30 children waiting for a teacher who calls in sick. StaffSync for Apple and Android is an app that connects relievers and…

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MLE's under fire

By Jane Blaikie 2 December, 2015

Radio New Zealand reports this morning on parental concerns about modern learning environments. It seems some parents are shifting their children from these schools, which offer team teaching in large spaces, because they…

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The revolution will be screened

By Jane Blaikie 3 October, 2015

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Bringing parents into the digital age

By Melissa Schwalger 24 September, 2015

In the early eighties, my primary school had about five computers, producing screens of green or orange text. They cost about $5000 each and although they were in a heavily…

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3Rs + C for coding?

By Diana Clement 14 July, 2015

Should we or shouldn’t we teach computer coding in schools? The curriculum is cramped as it is. But there is a growing belief that the 3Rs need to be supplemented…

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The flipped classroom

By Diana Clement 6 October, 2014

Diana Clement looks at the phenomenon that’s, well, turning classroom practice on its head. Key points A new way of teaching that uses technology to reverse the usual order of…

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Slamdunk for digital education

By Diana Clement 14 July, 2014

Technology writer Diana Clement accepts an invitation to trial a new portal and website for teachers. Network 4 Learning’s Pond.co.nz portal has launched and early users are giving it the…

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Make way for Minecraft

By Diana Clement 29 April, 2014

More and more Kiwi teachers are logging on to the internet phenomenon Minecraft– to use it as an educational tool. Diana Clement reports. Minecraft has been likened to virtual Lego:…

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