Devices

ICT

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    A different kind of education revolution

    The Innovation Partnership wants to see training for teachers on how to teach in modern classrooms and appropriate teaching methods to go alongside investment in digital technologies because devices alone can’t achieve better educational outcomes. MURRAY SHERWIN argues the case.

February 2017

August 2016

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    Bring your own approach

    As it becomes increasingly necessary for students to have access to a digital device, each school must find a way to provide access that best suits its learners and its community. As JUDE BARBACK discovers, there is no single best approach, but many factors to consider, not least cost and digital equality.

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    How to get the most out of BYOD? get infrastructure sorted

    New Zealand’s largest school, Rangitoto College demonstrates the importance of having a robust Wi-Fi infrastructure in place before rolling out a BYOD programme so that students can use their devices to maximise learning opportunities in and outside the classroom.

October 2015

August 2015

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    Notebook ticks boxes for Auckland school

    Papakura Normal School considered a range of options before they settled on the HP Stream 11” notebook as the device of choice for its students. With the devices now an integral part of students’ learning, the school hasn’t looked back.

June 2014

March 2014

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    Flipped learning in Kiwi classrooms

    With internet access nearly within every student’s grasp, the focus shifts from getting a device in every student’s hands, to what to do with it once it’s there. Flipped learning is one option that is proving popular throughout the world. Education Review examines the flipped classroom.

December 2013

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    Acronyms of opportunity

    UFB, BYOD, N4L, SNUP – techy acronyms are littering the education world, but each brings exciting new elements of change and innovation to teaching and learning in New Zealand schools.

November 2013

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    Ed's letter

    What’s a school to do?

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    Modern Learning Environments and learning technologies

    CLAIRE AMOS questions whether ‘modern’ changes to the traditional classroom will really help improve students’ learning and outcomes.

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    Making learning stories come alive with technology

    Early childhood settings are embracing new software to share children’s portfolios with their families, but JUDE BARBACK asks whether people will mourn the inevitable loss of the printed learning journeys or embrace technological change?

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    Crying out for Chromebooks?

    With schools well-versed in the tablet vs netbook debate, Google have thrown another option into the mix. Touted as cheap, fast and functional, could Google Chromebooks be just what schools are looking for?

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    The Network is nigh

    JUDE BARBACK looks at why schools are in a rush to register their interest for the Network 4 Learning and what’s happening behind the scenes.

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    Privacy in the cloud

    ‘Cloud’ computing is rapidly becoming more than just another buzzword in our digital lives. The expected paradigm shift has implications for schools that are not yet fully understood, and with data integrity on everyone’s mind these days, Education Review, looks at exactly where the buck stops.

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    Take a virtual adventure: the future of school excursions

    From connecting students with subject-matter experts in Antarctica to meeting ‘face-to-face’ with other students in China, MARCI POWELL says video collaboration is breaking down the traditional boundaries of school excursions and transforming the way students learn and interact.

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    There’s no iPad in team or is there?

    Tablet devices are excellent for individual independent learning, but do they promote collaboration in the classroom? JUDE BARBACK finds out.

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    Surrender and retain

    The new Education Amendment Act will allow teachers to search and seize student devices in order to hold perpetrators of cyber bullying to account, but student privacy issues prove to be a sticky issue. By JUDE BARBACK.

September 2013

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    Learning about e-Learning

    JUDE BARBACK looks at an increasing number of education courses in e-learning that are aimed to help inform teachers how to use emerging technologies to deliver a “future-focused education” for their learners.

July 2013

December 2012

June 2010

  • Students link long distance

    An international teaching and learning conference provided the opportunity for a Wairarapa and a Singapore school to collaborate using multimedia technology

  • Parlez-vous magnetohydrodynamics?

    KIRK SPRAGG plots his leap-frogging journey from Ngaruawahia to a French lab and back home again to research geology software

March 2011

  • Tech tools and the new teacher

    Many teachers face students who seem to have better digital skills than they do, especially when it comes to the internet. Empowering students through ICT is a challenge.

  • Losing digital control

    Many teachers face students who seem to have better digital skills than they do, especially when it comes to the internet. Empowering students through ICT is a challenge.