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Saturday, May 26, 2018

10 global education innovations to inspire kiwi educators

An artificial intelligence programme to detect dyslexia, a crowd-sourcing educational tool for project-based learning, and an app aimed to support teenagers with stress and anxiety are just some of the inspiring global education innovations that could work in New Zealand.

Growing BIG at kindy

A love of gardening has taken root in more than 220 kindergartens nationwide, thanks to the Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project.

Research reveals importance of students learning from their mistakes

Having the confidence to try new things and admit when you don’t understand something is a vital part of learning, yet it is also one that many students struggle with. New research has revealed some of the reasons why students retreat from uncertainty, and how educators can help.

Global honour for Hawke’s Bay Longworth Education forest school

A family that has shown kids the joy of learning in the environment, and shared the value with thousands of teachers, has made a list of the world's most innovative educators.

Beating the summer learning slump

An initiative to get kids blogging over the summer holidays will help prevent the summer learning slump.

Local pupils sign up to dog ban on Tutukaka

Pupils from Ngunguru School on one of New Zealand's iconic coastal stretches are sending a strong ''no dogs'' message to protect nesting seabirds.

New Zealand’s SpaceTeddy aiming to break records as he reaches for top of stratosphere

This teddy bear has already been into Earth's stratosphere and plummeted back to Earth.

Students have fun at Robotics Championships in Rotorua

Students came together to battle it out with their robots at the VEX Robotics Competition 2017, with spots in the world championships up for grabs.

Local Focus: What do you get when you cross a labrador with a librarian?

Could a cross between a librarian and a labrador be the answer to New Zealand children's shocking reading levels?

Unlocking Curious Minds fund recipients announced for 2018

Funding for 33 innovative science projects through the 2018 Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund has been announced.

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Shifting schools sets children back half a year – report

Shifting schools may set children back by about half a year in their learning, a new report says.

Choosing schools