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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Opinion: What are the benefits of BYOD policies in primary schools?

Julie Cullen, a paediatric physiotherapist and the founder of Sensible Screen Use, comments on the results of a recent MOE study of the use of digital devices in New Zealand children.

Opinion: The upside of the tech revolution in education in an upside down world

Lyall Lukey responds to a pre-Covid article on EdTech and previews virtual live ELF20: Leading Change and Managing Transitions.

Improving equity through innovation

Grant Klinkum, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, discusses why digital innovation is the key to delivering fair and equitable outcomes while maintaining the validity of the NCEA assessment process.

We should remember that old truism about teaching and learning: Never make assumptions about...

COVID – 19 has turned life in the education sector, from ECE to tertiary, upside down . What we once did face-to-face now takes place in virtual classrooms. Students are now being ‘schooled’ from...

Opinion: Green School New Zealand – Where were you when I began school in...

There needs to be some personal context for this opinion piece.  Three years ago, I “retyred” after 48 years in education.  My roles have included secondary teaching, union activist, teacher recruitment manager, and working...

Child Poverty: Pointing the finger in the right direction.

By Alwyn Poole www.innovativeducation.co.nz In an affluent country like New Zealand children are in material deprivation for one of two reasons. Either their parent(s) are not earning/receiving enough money in a relatively high cost nation...

Low cost actions that may prevent disease in the flu season – and the...

By Alwyn Poole www.innovativeducation.co.nz One of my initial degree courses was looking at the development of health practices that lead to the increases in human life expectancy. While many people think that antibiotics and vaccines...

Opinion: The Downside of the Tech Revolution in our Classrooms

I am wary of "devices" in the classroom. I am not a Luddite. I'm a teacher of many years experience. I regard "devices" as a tool,  not an obligatory method of education. My school is...

Opinion: The Nasty Fish Hook for Teachers in “Tomorrows’ Schools Lite.”

I opened my hotmail inbox the other day. The junk emails had the usual lovely guy from Nigeria requesting my bank details to share his huge inheritance with me. One email caught my eye....

National’s policy for tertiary education: Part 2

In the first part of this series, I looked at the National party’s approach to forming its policy for next year’s election:  the party is road-testing options by flying kites, putting up possibilities and...
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