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What do teachers need? Technology professional development, apparently
"Teachers need to be capable and comfortable managing all tech in the classroom, as well as integrate these resources into their lesson plans."
UFB 'game changer' for Kiwi school
“We’ve found that UFB is the game changer because once you have it, everything then becomes possible; it’s transforming the way kids learn."
Cloud software and collaboration solutions in hot demand by educators
“The global classroom collaboration management systems market is expected to witness a major boost with the advent of cloud-based software."
New language education app helps kids with learning disabilities
A new app for language disorders is the first special education tool to be featured by Apple in the best new apps section of the App Store.
NZ impresses at international education summit
NZ's Communities of Learning caught the eye of several international education experts at the annual International Summit on the Teaching Profession.
Kiwi principals back OCED's proposed education solutions
“The latest report addressing low performing students in OECD countries, including New Zealand, suggests innovative answers that we agree with."
NZ's Pasifika community needs education sector now more than ever
“Education, from early childhood to post-school education and ongoing training should be targeted to the individual to help them make choices."
Educators choose Windows 10 over any other platform
“With all new Windows 10 devices tailor made for education and perfect for students, we are seeing strong demand for Windows 10 in the classroom."
Sony Global Education looks to revolutionise education with blockchain tech
"Sony says it views blockchain as a core technology that has the potential to significantly shape the educational landscape of the future."
More fees further undermine 'free' education, Labour says
“There is no question the financial pressures parents are facing for their kids’ education have increased hugely in the past few years."
New Zealand teachers are super satisfied with their jobs, study finds
The research shows 89% of New Zealand’s Year 7-10 teachers think the advantages of the job clearly outweigh the disadvantages.
New Turnitin tech tool 'delivers big results'
"Teachers agree that the immediacy of feedback, given in-line and attached to the specific highlighted sentence, motivates students to improve."
eLearning is changing as we know it - but how?
Hybrid learning, the convergence of processes, uptake of cloud-based solutions, and development of analytics are key trends impacting eLearning.
eLearning course drop-out rates on the rise
With drop-out rates at an all time high, eLearning providers are looking at what makes a successful online course.
How the internet is changing higher education as we know it
"Infusing online learning into higher education provides educators with innovative ways to connect with students and offers career opportunities."
In pictures: Apple in the classroom
"We believe that technology has the power to transform the classroom."
Frost & Sullivan applauds VMware for education technology solutions
"WMware's product line reduces reliance on the IT departments in schools and its mobile learning solutions bridge the gap between learning and tech."
Samsung launches new solutions designed to re-ignite STEM subjects
“As schools bring more devices into the classroom, it’s important to evaluate the technology and the curriculum together."
Are smartphones distracting our students?
Personal devices are being banned in classrooms due to teacher’s fears they are distracting, although many recognise they will be central to learning.
Apple ups education focus with latest acquisition
Hot on the tail of releasing a slew of new education features with iOS 9.3, Apple has acquired LearnSprout, an education technology start-up.
A help or hindrance: How technology is shaking up education
“It’s all about making sure New Zealand is ready for where it’s going to be. This is the year we need to start talking about what our students need."
Spending needed on education infrastructure, says ACT Party
“The Council has not considered the implications of changing land use on education in the area, where schools are already bursting at the seams.”
Education costs only going to increase, says ASG
“Regardless of whether you send your children to a state, state integrated or private school, the costs of that education will clearly increase."
HiveSchool: One solution to the challenges of the digital classroom
Aerohive Networks has released a new connected learning application known as HiveSchool, designed to help teachers leverage technology in class.