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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.

Managed Network to get its first major upgrade

Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade.

Kiwi innovators compete against world’s best

A rainwater management system saw a team of young Kiwi innovators reach the semi-finals of a global tech innovation competition.

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.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

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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