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Technology and our tamariki – are we getting it right?

Paediatric physiotherapist Julie Cullen looks at the impacts of edu-gaming and time spent on devices on the wellbeing, development and educational outcomes of Kiwi kids. With so much research now to consider, are we getting it right when it comes to technology and our tamariki?

Connecting the dots between school, IT training and the industry

Education Central looks at how Techtorium provides IT education and training that aligns seamlessly with what employers want.

Technology and the pre-schooler

How much digital technology should children be exposed to in their early childhood education years? By Sara Carbery.

Students’ ignorance about money sparks new financial literacy program

Kiwi kids' poor understanding of money sparked the creation of a new online financial literacy program.

Size matters – choosing the right size screen for teaching and learning

What’s the point of fancy classroom technology if students can’t see it clearly? Research shows that over half students in a typical classroom can’t read all the content presented to them on the screen at the front of the class.

Moving learning from ‘teach to the test’ to real-world application

A desire to change the way students approach their learning saw the creation of QuickSense, a new learning tool that is set to make a difference for Kiwi secondary school students.

Meet Will, your digital teacher

An energy company and an AI company have partnered together to produce a digital teacher to help educate New Zealand students about renewable energy.

Passive acceptance not enough to ensure success in BYOD classrooms

An increasing number of schools are turning their classrooms into BYOD environments, but University of Auckland researcher Jiansheng Cui says we need to be aware of whether teachers are fully prepared and well supported.

Learning on beanbags: do ergonomics matter in education?

Kiwi kids are increasingly working on beanbags, but what is the impact on their bodies? And should schools be showing the same concern that employers are legally required to do, for their students? RACHEL HELYER DONALDSON looks at some of the effects of learning in a modern learning environment.

Digital one-stop-shop for careers education

A new partnership will help boost careers education for New Zealand secondary schools.
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