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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Opinion: Graham McPhail – Approach MLEs with caution

University of Auckland's GRAHAM McPHAIL argues that while modern learning environments (MLEs) can help facilitate different pedagogical approaches there is no inherent link between classroom design and educational outcomes.

Digital technology becoming compulsory in school curriculum

Digital technologies learning is to be added to the school curriculum

Students’ ignorance about money sparks new financial literacy program

Kiwi kids' poor understanding of money sparked the creation of a new online financial literacy program.

Could robots in schools help students with special educational needs?

A robot is being trialled in Australia to help children with special educational needs. But what do New Zealand schools think of the idea? Jody Hopkinson finds out.

Toddlers and technology

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for technology in early childhood education.

Bridging the gap between research and practice in education

Teachers’ access to reliable, relevant and actionable research will get a boost in February with the launch of a new digital platform offering free, easy-to-access resources that enhance their classroom practice.

Online NCEA exams get funding boost

The extra funding from Government will help NZQA meet their 2020 goal of having NCEA exams online.

BYOD: How to implement a program successfully

Ross Coutts shares his top tips for principals looking to establish a BYOD program.

From quick fix to lasting solution – prefabrication for the schools of tomorrow

Ignite associate director Jennis Lee looks at the benefits of the “new” prefab technology and why it’s likely to be more and more popular for schools in the future.

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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