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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Passive acceptance not enough to ensure success in BYOD classrooms

An increasing number of schools are turning their classrooms into BYOD environments, but University of Auckland researcher Jiansheng Cui says we need to be aware of whether teachers are fully prepared and well supported.

iPads: do they have a place in ECE?

The debate continues on the use of ICT in early childhood education. JUDE BARBACK looks at the New Zealand stance.

Ara engineering student takes flight (and makes it better)

Joshua Bensberg has been awarded the ‘Best Project - Mechanical Engineering’ prize and the ‘Industry Choice’ prize for his TEKMIK Coaxial Rotor Configuration project at the finale of Ara’s 2020 Engineering Showcase last week.

Lighting technician wins Skills Active Apprentice of the Year, shares his story in a...

Lucas Tofani Souza, who works as a lighting technician for ETS/Hang-Up Entertainment in Christchurch, has just been named Skills Active Aotearoa Apprentice of the Year. 

Teachers need ‘whole level of new skills’ for digital future

A new science-backed strategy is needed to prepare New Zealand's teachers for the digitised classrooms of tomorrow, top advisers say.

Kaikoura mum turns app developer to help bridge parent-teacher communication gap

How Sharlene Barnes turned from an advertising consultant to the developer of a parent-teacher communication app.

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.

Teaching Council goes digital

The Teaching Council’s new online system Hapori Matatū went online in mid-May and hundreds of educators from throughout Aotearoa have already experienced the benefits of the move online.

Dr Lance O’Sullivan’s iMOKO launched at Te Kura o Otangarei

A Whangarei school now has technology which means children's health can be assessed from nearly anywhere within minutes - including on a plane.

Closing the digital skills gap – school-industry partnership programme launches in NZ

A bold new partnership between schools, tertiary education and industry has been launched in New Zealand by IBM to address the digital skills shortage and provide technology-related career pathways for students.

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