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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’.
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.
Is technology more important than textbooks?
"Arming teachers with the tools they need to succeed is the right way to ensure that innovative technologies can impact student performance."
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."
Should teachers be the primary decision maker about tech in the classroom?
“Nobody is better situated when it comes to observing which education technologies are driving meaningful improvements to student learning outcomes."
Work starts on Unitec's $250m tech revamp
The redevelopment project aims to deliver world-class, technology-based learning and teaching to Unitec students.
Technology hindering kids' writing skills
"The benefits of handwriting cannot be replaced by technology and the reality is both are extremely important to a child’s learning and development.”
Government helping NZ schools harness digital tech
To participate successfully in the future, young people today need to be learning a range of 21st Century digital skills.
Connected Learning Advisory to help teachers with tech in schools
“Digital technologies are everywhere and they are impacting what, where, how, and why students learn, and who they learn from."
Schools not taking advantage of technology in the classroom
There is a digital divide in the classroom and schools are not taking advantage of the potential of technology in the classroom according to the OECD.
Students and teachers offered free coding workshop
Lower Hutt students and teachers are being invited to attend a free workshop to learn about coding and computer programming this school holidays.
Caltex launches initiative to improve STEM in schools
Caltex has launched a fundraising campaign through its Fuel Your School initiative which will see schools receive funding towards STEM activities.
Ministry of Education backs digital tech for teaching
Digital technologies are changing the face of education and are impacting how education is delivered. They are also bringing many opportunities to NZ.
Top 10 technologies impacting education in 2015
Gartner has identified the top 10 strategic technologies and provides recommendations to education CIOs and IT leaders about adoption and benefits.
Big investment in tech and infrastructure in store for 2015
The Government will invest $650 million in maintaining, modernising and replacing buildings and infrastructure, with $44m to be spent on technology in schools.