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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.

As easy as Tahi, Rua, Toru: NZ students awarded for digital technologies

Combatting mental health, preventing pollution and enabling sustainable community care were the winning solutions at the National final of NZ’s Digital Challenge

Backing up BYOD – getting the right IT infrastructure in place

One school’s experience of upgrading its IT infrastructure to support its IT systems and BYOD programme.

From quick fix to lasting solution – prefabrication for the schools of tomorrow

Ignite associate director Jennis Lee looks at the benefits of the “new” prefab technology and why it’s likely to be more and more popular for schools in the future.

How updating technology can improve education processes

How important is it for educational institutions to keep up technologically at an administrative level? To know what cloud storage is and how to use it, for example? What would upgraded systems and knowledge mean for administrators, management and teachers? Teach First NZ decided to find out. By Jody Hopkinson.

Teacher Supply and Networks of Learning

The emerging issue of teacher supply in many regions of New Zealand has been well documented over the past year and the various solutions mooted by the Minister have worth.

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?
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