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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.

Technology hui for teachers, by teachers

Computing giant Microsoft to host technology hui for teachers this weekend.

Bringing 21st century teaching and learning to schools with cloud

Warwick Beban says moving to a full cloud model means schools can fully deliver and benefit from 21st century teaching and learning, allowing staff and students to access school resources anywhere and at any time.

Online NCEA exams get funding boost

The extra funding from Government will help NZQA meet their 2020 goal of having NCEA exams online.

Innovative new qualifications for sport and recreation leaders

Two new online qualifications help provide a new pathway for aspiring sport and recreation leaders.

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.
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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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