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Students’ international STEM project brings global citizenship to life

In 2018, four students from the Accelerator STEM Programme at Ormiston Junior College travelled to Honolulu, Hawai’i as part of a project investigating ancient Hawaiian fish ponds called Loko’Ea, which are simple yet highly...

Three major questions for three major thought leaders

Education Review asks three leading international educationalists – Sugata Mitra, Sir John Jones and Frances Valintine – to respond to three big questions.

Welcome to the worldwide classroom

DENNIS VIEHLAND discusses the possible threats and opportunities MOOCs pose for the traditional tertiary institution.

Signalling an end to readers/writers – the effectiveness of assistive technologies

When Kapiti College found providing reader/writers to its growing number of dyslexic students unsustainable, it looked to assistive technologies for answers.

Young WelTec mechanic students step up

WelTec made these changes to better respond to industry requirements in 2017, when New Zealand Certificates replaced National Certificates to meet changing student and workplace needs. The change meant WelTec’s managed apprenticeship mechanic students could...

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.

$102,000 from MoE aids exciting new initiatives for education in Dannevirke

There are some exciting new initiatives under way for schools and pre-schools involved in Dannevirke's Community of Learning (Kāhui Ako), including a $102,000 contribution from the Ministry of Education Teacher-Led Innovation Fund.

Making learning stories come alive with technology

Early childhood settings are embracing new software to share children’s portfolios with their families, but JUDE BARBACK asks whether people will mourn the inevitable loss of the printed learning journeys or embrace technological change?

Size matters – choosing the right size screen for teaching and learning

What’s the point of fancy classroom technology if students can’t see it clearly? Research shows that over half students in a typical classroom can’t read all the content presented to them on the screen at the front of the class.

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.

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