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Government
Cyclone selected as NZ MOE software licensing partner
Following a recent Request for Proposal (RFP), Christchurch-based company Cyclone Computer Company Ltd (Cyclone) has been selected as The Ministry of Education’s software licensing partner.
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PIJF
Schooling security: How safe are Kiwi kids in the age of hybrid learning?
With the inevitability of online and hybrid schooling becoming the norm for many Kiwi kids, parents and educators are finding the risks significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels.
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Artificial Intelligence
New predictions by Brainly say AI and interactive learning still vital in classrooms of 2022
AI. will continue to play a vital role in classrooms around the world this year, according to predictions by EdTech provider Brainly. 
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School
Hands-on review: Osmo Genius Starter Kit
Osmo is a unique product that turns iPads into the perfect tool to entertain children while teaching them. With the help of Techday’s favourite child Avi, I was able to test out the Osmo Genius Kit. 
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Internet
School holidays sees increase in broadband activity, Chorus says
“When the kids are at school, there’s a clear peak at 4pm when they come home, but when they’re on holiday, you can see much more consistent use throughout the day."
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School
GitHub Classroom will now work with Google Classroom & more
GitHub’s learning platform GitHub Classroom will now work with popular student platforms including Canvas, Google Classroom, and Moodle.
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Internet of Things
Ruckus rolls out new technologies to empower schools
“We are committed to the primary and secondary education markets and will continue to innovate to help schools meet their digital learning, student safety and wellness objectives.”
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Cloud
Microsoft extends software provision deal for NZ schools
Microsoft has renewed a deal with the Ministry of Education that will continue provision of free access to Microsoft software in New Zealand schools.
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School
NZ and Aussie tech girls become superheroes in Silicon Valley
The next generation of New Zealand and Australian female entrepreneurs had the chance to pitch their apps to Silicon Valley’s top executives.
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Digital Transformation
Data#3 tapped for Aruba network transformation of Brisbane school
The project saw Data#3 implement an Aruba wireless network solution for the school's 2000 students.
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Cybersecurity
How to stay safe online when heading back to school
“More and more children get their first device at primary school."
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Apple
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."
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ICT
Wellington's new ICT Graduate School officially 'open for business'
The top players in New Zealand’s ICT industry gathered together last week to launch the Wellington ICT Graduate School in Wellington.
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Infrastructure
N4L reshuffles board, continues network rollout
“Providing state-of-the-art infrastructure is crucial to helping schools make the most of digital technology for learning."
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School
Warehouse Stationery looks to keep handwriting alive in digital world
“The Get New Zealand Writing initiative is a fun way to focus on the importance of writing in a child’s life."
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Microsoft
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."
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Education New Zealand
Understanding copyright for schools
Copyright describes a set of exclusive rights that are given to owners in relation to the creation of audio, image or video works, says NetSafe.
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New Zealand
Police join fight against cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is a threat to students in New Zealand, and the police are getting involved in educating young people throughout the country.
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School
Kiwi students using school computers to access porn
New Zealand students are accessing ‘inappropriate content’, namely pornography, on school computers more than ever before.
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New Zealand
TradeMe prepares Kiwi students for the working world
“It’s great to be able to let students know there isn’t just one pathway to success. Some students learn differently."
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EdTech
Mobiles: do they really affect learning?
As mobile devices become a permanent fixture in classrooms, educators are having to compete with a host of electronic stimuli for students’ attention.
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Cloud
Chorus launches programme for Kiwi students
Chorus’ new Schools Gateway Programme sees the telco teaming up with secondary schools to introduce Kiwi students to the world of telecommunications.
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CFO
Carter Holt cladding 'inherently defective', appeal court hears
Carter Holt Harvey's cladding sheets and systems used through 880 school buildings were "inherently defective" and the Ministry of Education is entitl
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Education
Cyclone: Causing an IT storm in NZ schools
In an evolving technological world where education broadens the mind, and empowers the user, Cyclone’s e-Learning Assessment is causing an ICT storm across the schools of New Zealand.