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NZTech’s top three tech trends impacting the wellbeing of Kiwis
CEO Graeme Muller says these major tech developments will significantly impact lives of New Zealanders for the better.
You're Invited: Conference explores games and learning
Upcoming conference invites educators and the games industry to meet and look to the future of learning, together.
NZ’s slow technology uptake could affect education
“If we, New Zealand, became early adopters as well as empowered our young people to work at crafting technology to solve every-day problems."
New app seeks to fill gap in Maori language resources
“Many New Zealand families here and overseas want to learn some te reo Māori especially for use with their young children..."
Digital learning supported in New Plymouth school upgrades
“It’s essential that students with learning support needs receive the same educational opportunities as their peers..."
Digital tools still need to work with analog brains
Research suggests that there are significant educational benefits to some old-fashioned analogue skill sets that can be critical to the way we think.
Gaming workshops inspire 'aha' moments in youth
Gaming workshops are the way to boost youth interest in science and technology, encouraging them towards gaming, programming and coding careers.
Nikki Kaye speaks: Progressing 21st Century school infrastructure
"I thought it may be useful to give you an update on where we are at with the wider education portfolio, including digital infrastructure."
$3m for Taranaki and Whanganui schools
"The investment will expand capacity and will focus on providing flexible learning spaces with the latest infrastructure to support digital learning."
Wearables in the classroom - it's all the rage
"Wearables are becoming commonplace in our everyday life, and are now being heartily adopted by schools around the world."
Teachers feel technology improves classroom experience, but few implement it
It has been revealed that the large majority of teachers believe technology helps facilitate learning, however a small minority effectively use it.
Another multi-million upgrade for Auckland school
“This project is further proof that the Government is committed to modernising school property and getting ahead of Auckland’s population growth."
$26m redevelopment for Takapuna Grammar School begins
Takapuna Grammar School is set to start a major redevelopment worth $26 million that will vast improvement to the school's digital learning spaces.
Interactive content and gamification: Key trends shaping education
"These technologies are data-driven and sophisticated online platforms and software that adjust to learner interactions and performance levels."
Auckland school to get $10 million upgrade
The spaces will be flexible to support different ways of teaching & learning, and feature the latest IT infrastructure to support digital learning.
In pictures: Apple in the classroom
"We believe that technology has the power to transform the classroom."
Informal learning opportunities abundant during holidays
Summer holidays can lead to a drop in children’s learning levels when they are left to electronic devices.
$8.5 million revamp for Wellington school
The focus of the redevelopment will be on creating an innovative learning environment, with the latest IT infrastructure to support digital learning.
Ed tech market grows, thanks to ongoing innovations
The education technology and smart classrooms market is set to reach $93 billion by 2020, driven by education hardware and software innovations.
Are you prepared for the education technology revolution?
“Schools are often reluctant to change their existing MIS but need to realise education is entering a decade of remarkable opportunity."
Connected Learning Advisory enables Maori elearning
The Ministry of Education’s Connected Learning Advisory is helping New Zealand schools and Māori communities make the most of digital technologies.
NZ Government invests $5m into digital learning advisory service
A new advisory service that’s aimed at helping schools understand the digital learning opportunities available has launched in New Zealand.
Online higher education courses provide wider access, higher quality and lower costs
Technology is vital in providing accessible education to students around the world, said Sir John Daniel at an event in Wellington.
Aerohive and Apple join forces to bring technology to the classroom
Aerohive Networks has announced it will provide the Wi-Fi infrastructure to support Apple’s connection to ConnectED.