Digital literacy

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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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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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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Educators scramble to replace library services

By Diana Clement 30 March, 2015

The National Library says that class sets of books will no longer be available to individual teachers. Instead it will provide “sets of high quality, curated curriculum topic resources for…

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Digital learning – coming, ready or not

By Diana Clement 18 July, 2013

Key points Ultrafast broadband and the Network for Learning are transforming the classroom. Teachers need more professional development to make it work. Academics are concerned that the implications of this…

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BYOD – the good oil plus useful links

By Diana Clement 6 April, 2013

More and more educators seeing the value in learners from pre-schoolers up being allowed to use their own tablets, smartphones, iPods and other electronic devices in class. Trying to pretend…

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The ITC revolution

By Sarah Jones 23 October, 2010

There’s no shortage of commentators writing and researching about young people’s relationship with technology. Educators such as James Paul Gee, Stephen Heppell and Derek Wenmoth promote the benefits – even…

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Learning on the move

By Sarah Jones 14 April, 2010

New Zealanders love their mobile phones, and our phones are getting more sophisticated. This year telcos are expected to hotly promote data services and broadband for mobiles, as networks become…

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