• Microsoft staff demonstrating robotic hand lesson at Bett Asia 2017 in Kuala Lumpur

    Educating the Fidgetal Generation

    *JUDE BARBACK gets a glimpse at what the classroom of the future will look like at global education technology summit Bett Asia 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.*

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    N4L connects 1000th school to Managed Network

    Over 1000 schools have now been connected to Network4Learning’s Managed Network, which means more than 40 per cent of New Zealand schools are now using N4L’s services, which include fast and reliable internet connectivity, uncapped data, web filtering and network security.

September 2017

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    Upskilling to lead students into digital revolution

    School leaders are evolving to meet the changing needs of students in the future. Three deputy principals have stepped forward to upskill and transform their teaching practices by enrolling in The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning). 

August 2017

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    Then and now: Te Kura online – a history of change

    From 100 isolated primary kids to 23,000 enrolments, Te Kura Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) – formerly The Correspondence School – has a long tradition of adapting to meet the changing needs of the New Zealand school system.

June 2017

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    Digital data: a leadership tool or Big Brother watching you?

    Dr LOUISE STARKEY’s research into how schools use data revealed inconsistencies among schools’ attitudes, approaches and capabilities and identified room for the development of data expertise across New Zealand schools.

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    Maths + digital technology = opportunities: a complex and interesting equation

    Drs JO FLETCHER and KAREN NICHOLAS set out to discover how primary schools are using digital technologies in their year 7 and 8 mathematics classrooms. Their research uncovered some interesting findings from how equity and maintenance of devices was managed to the need for more professional development to the way ICT was used to support learning.

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    Bringing NCEA tutorials to the masses

    Education Review talks to DR Deborah Lambie about LearnCOACH, a site she co-founded that is helping thousands of Kiwi students to pass NCEA. deborah lambie *Dr Deborah Lambie*

February 2017

August 2016

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    EDs Letter

    I’m often guilty of compartmentalising. In following news of political unrest over Brexit, the Syrian crisis, climate change, the rise of Donald Trump, the turmoil of our housing and dairy industries, I often fail to connect the dots of what it all means for New Zealand education.

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    Bring your own approach

    As it becomes increasingly necessary for students to have access to a digital device, each school must find a way to provide access that best suits its learners and its community. As JUDE BARBACK discovers, there is no single best approach, but many factors to consider, not least cost and digital equality.

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    How to get the most out of BYOD? get infrastructure sorted

    New Zealand’s largest school, Rangitoto College demonstrates the importance of having a robust Wi-Fi infrastructure in place before rolling out a BYOD programme so that students can use their devices to maximise learning opportunities in and outside the classroom.

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    The rules of Code Club

    Young people are our most avid consumers of digital technology but increasingly they are learning how to go behind the screen and learn about coding and content creation. JUDE BARBACK looks at some initiatives beyond the curriculum that are designed to open teachers’ and students’ eyes to new opportunities.

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    Innovative learning environments: where’s the evidence?

    MARK OSBORNE suggests that when teacher pedagogy and physical learning environments are aligned there are significant gains to be made in achievement.

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    Teaching Poke-crazed pupils

    JUDE BARBACK finds out what all the fuss is about with the Pokémon Go game and whether Kiwi teachers are banning it, embracing it or hoping it will go away.

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    Digital disruption should we embrace it?

    Global Director for Education at Polycom, ELAINE SHUCK discusses how to manage the disruption of digital technology in the classroom.

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    Slaves to servers or heads in the cloud?

    Education Review looks at why schools should overcome their fears and leap completely into the cloud.

  • Building the digital

    Building the digital universities of tomorrow

    MATT ARNOTT says tertiary institutions need to think carefully about the future needs of their students when considering their technology requirements.

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    Roboshops: unlocking curious minds

    Two Waikato University academics have secured funding to support their popular Roboshops – school-based workshops that teach children the basics of coding and robotics.

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    How can technology make me a better teacher?

    GARETH HADDON was recently named the recipient of the 2016 NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher of the Year award. Here, he discusses how digital technology can enhance teaching and learning.

June 2016

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    Digital smarts for today’s learning

    In their book Digital Smarts Waikato University’s NOELINE WRIGHT and DIANNE FORBES share how digital technologies can support and enhance learning across all education sectors.

February 2016

October 2015

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    Make way for the new ICT Graduate Schools

    As the Government’s three new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate Schools start to take shape, Education Review finds out more about the role they will play in helping to boost New Zealand’s technology industry.

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    #phdlife Social media’s role in surviving a PhD

    JUDE BARBACK talks to Dr Inger Mewburn about how social media has widened support networks for PhD students.

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    Right here right now: the pressure to deliver on-demand learning

    JUDE BARBACK talks to Polycom’s Elaine Shuck about the pressure tertiary education organisations face to deliver flexible, on-demand learning options to their students.

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    Emerging from The Mind Lab

    Kristin School teacher, NATHAN CALVERT was among the first 130 teachers to undertake The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning). He was named as the winner of the NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher Award. Here, Education Review asks him about the award, the course and the future.

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    The ICT edge how MBAs can add value

    MBA graduates are becoming increasingly proficient in understanding how to leverage technology for the benefit of New Zealand business

August 2015

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    Notebook ticks boxes for Auckland school

    Papakura Normal School considered a range of options before they settled on the HP Stream 11” notebook as the device of choice for its students. With the devices now an integral part of students’ learning, the school hasn’t looked back.

December 2013

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    Acronyms of opportunity

    UFB, BYOD, N4L, SNUP – techy acronyms are littering the education world, but each brings exciting new elements of change and innovation to teaching and learning in New Zealand schools.

July 2013

December 2012

June 2010

  • Pilot project measures student engagement

    Ako Aotearoa’s PETER COOLBEAR, and HAMISH COATES of the Australian Council for Educational Research are adapting a student engagement survey tool for the tertiary sector

March 2011

  • Losing digital control

    Many teachers face students who seem to have better digital skills than they do, especially when it comes to the internet. Empowering students through ICT is a challenge.