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Teaching teachers: the new Google for Education Certified Trainer Programme
For the last few years Google has provided a programme for people who wanted to earn an official training certification from Google for Education.
Call goes out for help with STEM gaming platform for girls
The call has gone out for Kiwis and Aussies to help with a community based gaming platform designed to encourage girls to pursue STEM-based careers.
YOU’RE INVITED: 2016 Canterbury Tech Summit – set to be a sell-out
This fresh and unique conference is filled to the brim with insightful presentations, leading innovations and inspirational content.
Kiwi teachers off to Singapore to bridge online classroom connections
A select group of New Zealand teachers are off to Singapore to learn, study and bring students' cultural connections online.
Zynga launches Words With Friends game for educators
One of the most popular mobile word games has been tailored to educators and students across the world, with the launch of Words With Friends EDU.
Is the gap between education technology suppliers and end users increasing?
As the market matures, EdTech is increasingly penetrating a more mainstream user base, not just innovators.
Kiwi Frances Valintine named one of world's top 50 innovators
Frances Valintine, a New Zealand education futurist has been named one of the world's top 50 innovators.
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."
HEAT Software integrates with Apple edtech to empower digital classroom
"Leveraging the power of LANrev’s intelligent automation within Apple’s education ecosystem, we’re excited to empower a new generation of learning."
$22.5 million campus to boost creative tech education in Wellington
Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity, a $22.5 million campus for NZ's creative and tech students, will be built in Wellington by 2018.
A challenge has been issued to NZ's best IT students
There is no doubt, IT skills are growing in importance every day -this is one of the reasons that MYOB’s IT Challenge has been such a great success.
NSW Department of Education hits new milestone with Softlink
“The excellent working partnership between Softlink and the Department has been integral to the streamlined and successful roll out of the project."
NSW Department of Education kicks off second stage of SaaS roll-out
The NSW DoE is using Expense8 to further streamline employee expenses and extend automation, scalability and user functionality.
Teacher-focused online course provider raises $2.5 million in funding
"We're probably the largest online education company no one knows about," says Ankur Nagpal, Teachable founder.
How your school can keep up with the digital revolution - and not fall behind
The tech world is booming - as a result, coding skills are in high demand, with related jobs paying significantly more than the average position.
Microsoft donates $625,000 to give Kiwi youth a head start
“Young people who learn computer science education skills early will develop critical skills that will help prepare them for tomorrow’s economy."
Windows 10, Office 365 and Minecraft at the heart of Microsoft's education push
The updates include new experiences for Windows 10, an education edition of Minecraft, the launch of Classroom and Forms, and LMS integration.
Fortinet’s secure networks improve visibility and simplify management
Fortinet’s single-pane-of-glass dashboards provide comprehensive ICT visibility for enhanced decision-making.
New Zealand's top schools to study IT revealed
“It’s great to see a mix of institutions from large to small, and from across the main centres to the regions achieving accreditation."
English teacher launches Kickstarter to bring eLearning to the masses
“While English and arts subjects are essential for every person, they have long been overlooked by edtech companies.”
Microsoft Student Accelerator event kicks off in Auckland
"With the Microsoft Student Accelerator programme students develop deeper technical skills, but more importantly they learn how solve problems."
Kiwi university subjects ranked among top in the world
New Zealand universities have been recognised on the global stage for a range of subjects, from education to engineering.
Set us up for the future: Education Act to be updated
Kiwis want their children to receive a well-rounded education that sets them up correctly for the modern world.
Gamification gains traction in APAC region
Gamification is becoming a significant investment for education providers and businesses around the world, according to a new Technavio report.