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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.

Learning on beanbags: do ergonomics matter in education?

Kiwi kids are increasingly working on beanbags, but what is the impact on their bodies? And should schools be showing the same concern that employers are legally required to do, for their students? RACHEL HELYER DONALDSON looks at some of the effects of learning in a modern learning environment.

Moving learning from ‘teach to the test’ to real-world application

A desire to change the way students approach their learning saw the creation of QuickSense, a new learning tool that is set to make a difference for Kiwi secondary school students.

Meet Will, your digital teacher

An energy company and an AI company have partnered together to produce a digital teacher to help educate New Zealand students about renewable energy.

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.

Digital one-stop-shop for careers education

A new partnership will help boost careers education for New Zealand secondary schools.

Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako: a vehicle for sustained, networked improvement?

Dr Nina Hood looks at the potential for Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako (CoLs) to drive system-wide improvement and innovation.

Renewed Ministry-Microsoft agreement supports anywhere-anytime learning

Renewed agreement between the Ministry of Education and Microsoft has an emphasis on supporting schools with cloud-based learning and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programmes.

Avondale College student named best in world at PowerPoint

A 15-year-old Auckland student beat over 760,000 competitors to become Microsoft Office Specialist World Champion for PowerPoint

$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.
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