Equipment

Procurement

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    Sector Voices: the biggest challenge facing education

    We asked prominent people from within the sector what they perceived to be the biggest challenge currently facing New Zealand education. Here is what they had to say.

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    N4L connects 1000th school to Managed Network

    Over 1000 schools have now been connected to Network4Learning’s Managed Network, which means more than 40 per cent of New Zealand schools are now using N4L’s services, which include fast and reliable internet connectivity, uncapped data, web filtering and network security.

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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

May 2014

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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    Increasing number of schools take up AoG contracts

    Last year, Education Review looked at the fledgling AoG contracts for schools and noted the lack of buy-in. One year on, the tide appears to be changing, with more and more schools opting for AoG contracts. JUDE BARBACK looks at the ongoing work of the MBIE to increase schools’ awareness and dispel common misconceptions about the contracts.

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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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    The perils of working with incorporated societies: a cautionary tale

    Murrays Bay Intermediate principal COLIN DALE discusses the challenges that emerged when an incorporated society, designed to run a music school attached to the school, viewed its role beyond what was intended. With the matter reaching High Court, Dale’s compelling account reveals an aspect of school management that other schools should heed with caution.

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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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    PPP: behind the scenes

    Education Review asks Jason Wozniak of Aurecon about the decisions made and lessons learned from designing, building, and furnishing New Zealand’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) schools at Hobsonville Point.

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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.

September 2013

December 2012

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    The Christchurch conundrum

    Mixed reactions emerge as Christchurch communities take part in consultation about the proposed education renewal plan.

  • The silver lining of cloud-based learning

    Cloud-based learning is transforming teaching and learning in New Zealand schools, with increasing support for BYOD initiatives and educational apps.

  • Bulk buying: the pros and cons of Government procurement reforms

    The introduction of all-of-Government contracts have been a significant part of the Government Procurement Reform Programme, aimed at improving procurement and achieving greater cost efficiencies. Yet, despite the savings, most schools opt out. Why?

March 2011

  • Cleaning green

    Schools are getting low marks for environmental awareness in their daily maintenance.

  • 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.