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Kiwi company trains future innovators with robotics, coding and more
'Normal' people like you and I could soon be left in the dust by the generation or two below us as OMGTech! trains our future innovators.
01 Nov 17
Why schools need to ramp up their cybersecurity measures
They house the sensitive information that hackers specifically seek, are running a wide variety of unprotected endpoints, and have limited resources.
24 Oct 17
Tairua School builds problem-solving skills with TaiTECH
"The possibilities are almost limitless and we are very excited to see how this programme develops and evolves over the coming months."
02 Jun 17
New $14 million student innovation space opens
Te Ara o Mauao is a multi-purpose, technologically enhanced learning space, which offers greater informality and flexibility for learning.
20 Feb 17
Kiwi tech start up launches new software to help schools communicate
“We built Message My Way to solve a common problem that schools face in communicating with their communities and to make their lives easier."
07 Feb 17
2017: Trends and predictions for education technology
“Education institutions are constantly making big investments in technology to enhance learning and to make courses more accessible."
07 Dec 16
Govt gives further $1m for wireless technology in schools
“This is about schools having the digital infrastructure they need to make the most of online resources for learning."
05 Dec 16
International expert warns NZ to steer clear of 'corporate online schools'
"Research on online schools has revealed that they have serious problems, such as extremely high student attrition and very poor results."
30 Nov 16
Noel Leeming's Mobile Learning Centre wraps up tech roadshow around Kiwi schools
Noel Leeming's Mobile Learning Centre (MLC) has clocked up 42,000 kilometres and 'inspired' more than 14,500 Kiwi kids, all through tech in learning.
22 Nov 16
Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech
“We’re funding providers who have innovative and smart projects that will capture teachers’ and students’ imagination."
13 Oct 16
Palmerston North City Council launches Tech Challenge
Palmerston North City Council has launched a new programme to encourage young people to become excited about science, technology, engineering & maths.
06 Sep 16
YOU'RE INVITED: uLearn P2P - The 'Making' of our future inventors
Technology that was once limited to industry organisations is now becoming affordable for schools, which is causing monumental changes.
01 Sep 16
The two main technology challenges facing Kiwi principals
NZ school principals face two main technology challenges, as schools across the country continually eye up the advantages of technology in schools.
18 Aug 16
Caltex 'Fuel Your School' to raise $100,000 for STEM projects
The Caltex 'Fuel Your School' initiative is back for 2016, giving NZ schools the chance to secure their share in $100,000 funding for STEM projects.
09 Aug 16
'Day in the life of' tech event hopes to draw females into tech careers
Several high profile firms are taking part in Shadow Tech Day, an annual event designed to inspire female students to look at a future career in IT.
08 Aug 16
$1 million up for grabs as Govt pushes digital tech in schools
Kiwi schools & technologies providers can bid for $1 million in creative project funding, thanks to a new Request for Proposal announced by the govt.
08 Aug 16
Hutt City Libraries computer classes proving a hit
“We’ve had an amazing turnout during term 2. More than 370 people have attended classes with almost all bursting at the seams."
27 Jul 16
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."
18 Jul 16
MYOB praises digital tech curriculum announcement
"It’s vitally important that the next generation is equipped with the skills and knowledge required to compete in the digital world.”
13 Jul 16
NZ school curriculum set for digital shake up
“It will ensure we have an education system that prepares children and young people for a future where digital fluency will be critical for success."
05 Jul 16
Tech focus with Teacher-led Innovation Fund
“I am especially excited about the focus on enhancing student outcomes in technology. This feeds well into our drive of Technology Valley."
28 Jun 16
The future of technology in schools
The completion of the Schools Network Upgrade Project (SNUP) program is an important milestone for New Zealand schools.
13 Jun 16
Manaiakalani group helping NZ decile 1 schools embrace tech
Digital technology is being used to give Kiwi school students an equal footing in education, no matter what their socioeconomic background.
09 Jun 16
Old-school or new age: Is technology a distraction in education?
With the proliferation of technology throughout our lives, many are suggesting that schools need to go ‘back to basics’.
07 Jun 16