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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Bridging the digital equity divide – providing home internet access for learners

A new pilot will see Year 5 and 6 students from Rata Street School to access the government-funded Managed Network from their home, so they can continue learning outside of school hours.

EduBits to take Dr Lance O’Sullivan’s iMOKO app to next level

A new partnership between Otago Polytechnic and Dr Lance O’Sullivan could help take O’Sullivan’s innovative digital health app iMOKO to the next level.

Transforming the curriculum for the technological age

Instead of focusing on the ‘piece of paper’ at the end, our education system should be geared to produce the skills needed by industry. By Meriana Johnsen.

Developing Digital Worlds

Currently in its fourth year, the Developing Digital Worlds project is delving into using digital tools to build students’ “21st century skills”. This week we get a peek into one aspect of this ongoing study involving Taylor Swift, a colony of New Zealand dotterels and students developing their online argumentation skills.

Broadening walls – should Chapter Chat be on Twitter?

Creator of Chapter Chat Stephen Baker explains his reasons for choosing Twitter to host the literacy initiative.

BYOD: How to implement a program successfully

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

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.

Tahi Rua Toru Tech competition launches today

A new digital technologies competition for New Zealand school students launches today.

School reports make way for online ‘real-time’ technology

School reports as we know them are on the way out, as schools "liberated" from national standards use online and other methods to involve parents in their children's learning.

Online exam pilot a ‘disaster’: ‘we were run off our feet solving problems’

Moving school exams online hit problems after students were locked out of a pilot assessment labelled a "disaster" by one school.


Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.


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Legal case over removing religion from high schools heads to High...

The fight to remove religion from public high schools in New Zealand is much closer to being heard.

The pedagogy of hope