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Education
Adobe: Gen Z don’t feel prepared for a tech-driven workforce
93% of students and 78% of teachers agree that Gen Z would be better prepared for the future if they had a good understanding of technology.
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Microsoft
Six tips for integrating tech in the classroom
"The result was a completely engaged class, immediate feedback from peers, and the ability for the teacher to reinforce digital citizenship skills."
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Technology in the Classroom
Flipping classes with collaborative discussion videos
Using video to support and encourage learning is an exciting digital development that's getting more and more accessible for educators.
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Microsoft
You're invited: Live-stream to help hack your classrooms
Upcoming worldwide live-stream is offering educators the chance to be inspired to incorporate technology into their classrooms.
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Technology in the Classroom
Browser-based studio is music to Kiwi teachers' ears
"Soundtrap is the only collaborative, real-time solution we’ve found that works for the modern teenager in schools."
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3D Printing
Kura takes on solving global issues with 3D printing
"The challenge combined creating a traditional board game with a new technology to help the students start thinking in a more future-focused way."
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Apple
Robots can be programmed in the playground with Swift
"More than 1 million kids and adults from around the world are already using Swift Playgrounds to learn the fundamentals of coding."
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League of Legends
Tournament getting eSports into NZ schools preps round 2
"We’ve had lots of feedback from teachers and players that this is providing students a good opportunity to represent their schools."
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Climate change
Remote observation tech gives classrooms an Ocean view
"I believe all kids need to have an understanding of science – of how it is all around us and why things do what they do."
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NZCER
Teachers want to do more with digital technologies
New research, from a survey of over 300 schools, finds a desire to work with digital technologies, but a need for more training to deliver it.
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3D Printing
Chance for teachers to win 3D Printers with lesson plans
"3D printing has the ability to add a new dimension to classroom teaching. When teachers incorporate this technology, lessons come to life."
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Technology in the Classroom
Recharging robots with stories and teamwork in term 2
A chance to try a new gamification tool that encourages collaboration. Can you save the droid before his power cells are permanently drained?
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Microsoft
Digital Inking could drive digital thinking
Can educators use digital inking to improve student learning in class? Will it help create more insightful feedback and elaborate student work?
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Massey University
Tokelau's education system to be brought into 21st Century
"The project is being undertaken at a critical time for the island nation, which is under threat from rising sea levels caused by climate change."
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Open Polytechnic
Teachers get tech for breakfast at Hutt Valley STEMM
"Science is the key to our future. We need more scientists, but we need them to be able to create, collaborate and be digitally literate."
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Women in Technology
NZ teacher using ocean-tech in classroom to present in France
"We are very proud of the work she has done with NIWA and how she creates fantastic teaching resources that inspire curiosity."
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Edchatnz
Let us tell your story - Educators is here to listen
We want to hear from you. How is the changing digital landscape affecting your educational offerings? We want to tell your stories.
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Technology in the Classroom
Enabling e-Learning serves up new free digital resource
Te Ara Whītiki is Enabling e-Learning's latest offering. It hopes to connect educators with the right advice for digital offerings across the sector.
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Technology in the Classroom
Aorere College shares bright tech future with other schools
“Technology in schools is about changing lives not just changing grades.”
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Robotics
Robot builder brings bots and games into the classroom
“I made games with my kids last year involving unicorns and farting dinosaurs using a Makey Makey controller.”
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Online learning
Go Pollock bridges gap between digital and traditional teaching
"We want to make an impactful connection between both education and technology, as well as the student and the teacher"
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Planning
Holidays are a great chance to think about tech for Term 2
Take a moment out of your well-deserved relaxation routine to do a little casual PD with Educators.
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Technology in the Classroom
Beware of tech for tech's sake warns education lecturer
Senior educational technology lecturer wants educators to make sure they use technology for the right reasons.
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Online learning
Online competitions grow Great Kiwi learners
Thousands of students of all levels to compete in English, mathematics and science thanks to new online competitions.