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Reflecting reality – the move to digital assessment

Thousands of students will be sitting some of their NCEA exams this year using a laptop or PC, as digital assessment starts to roll out in earnest.On all but one exam day in November...

Digital Divides, Dividends and Dangers: The Key Role of Education

The impact of digital technology on education –and that of educators on the use of social media and other digital platforms-are key themes of the upcoming Education Leaders Forum.

Teachers recognised for future-focused educational excellence

Two teachers recognised for bringing technology and future-focused skills to the classroom, Cloe Woodfield of Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ, (BLENNZ) and Samuel Harris of Manurewa High School are awarded NEXT Expert Teachers.

Commission launches inquiry into the future of Society and Technology

An issues paper has been released to the public, welcoming submissions as the Productivity Commission endeavours to provide the Government with answers on how to best manage a technology transition in New Zealand.

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’.
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