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Closing the digital skills gap – school-industry partnership programme launches in NZ

A bold new partnership between schools, tertiary education and industry has been launched in New Zealand by IBM to address the digital skills shortage and provide technology-related career pathways for students.

How to keep students safe online

While teachers do not need to be an expert on social media, being familiar with the technology that young people are using and the challenges they may experience can provide insight and prepare teachers to give students guidance when needed.

Simplifying PLD proposals lessens the workload

Professional learning and development (PLD) is an essential supporter and enabler of a system that learns. A new online process of applying for PLD is scheduled to be in place by term 3 this year.

Schools benefitting from N4L’s new cyber security technology

New Zealand is believed to be the only country where the Government is investing in a nationwide broadband programme for schools that includes powerful security technology to protect schools against cyber threats.

Out of the computer lab and into the cloud

After looking at the apps students wanted to use and their preferred devices, Otago Polytechnic made the decision to implement a more collaborative learning system.

Hands-on programme raises literacy

Literacy levels at Auckland’s Sunnybrae Normal School have soared since the introduction of a hands-on programme for new entrants that includes the use of high-frequency word cards and ‘acting out’.

Could robots in schools help students with special educational needs?

A robot is being trialled in Australia to help children with special educational needs. But what do New Zealand schools think of the idea? Jody Hopkinson finds out.

‘World-first’ stress relief app

An ad agency has partnered with University of Auckland to deliver a new stress relief app that provides a light-hearted way for people to vent their frustrations.

Toi Ohomai students take up summer internships at Scion

Seven Toi Ohomai students are undertaking internships at Scion, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, this summer in a new initiative created to develop highly-skilled scientists.

Blockbuster film highlights New Zealand’s education strengths in creative arts

The global release of epic film Mortal Engines is providing a unique opportunity to highlight New Zealand’s education strengths in creative arts.
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