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Gareth Morgan’s political party takes aim at school testing, early childhood and teacher quality
"We are currently following other countries down the line of greater assessment, when there is no evidence that will work."
5+ A Day gets interactive with new educators resource
“Children are quick to pick up on digital technology and we are keen to help them learn more about healthy eating."
Education Ministry pushes PaCT site for student achievement
"I expect teachers will make the most of digital tools, such as the PaCT, especially when we’re asking our students to upskill into the digital age."
We made it: The biggest Educator stories that shaped 2016
As far as years go, 2016 was without question a turbulent one for those in the education industry - here are the biggest stories of the year.
Mike Smith returns to IBM following 17 years in the ICT industry
“I can see huge opportunities for IBM to bring global technology and expertise to solve real problems for New Zealanders.”
International expert warns NZ to steer clear of 'corporate online schools'
"Research on online schools has revealed that they have serious problems, such as extremely high student attrition and very poor results."
Microsoft survey: The top skills students need for the future workplace
Transforming learning for the digital era has been the top agenda at this year’s Bett Asia 2016 summit - here's some of their invaluable findings.
‘Alarming’ cyber security survey a wake up call for ANZ education sectors
“Without a proper program implemented throughout all schools, the teachers’ ability to deliver adequate cyber security education is not realistic."
'Make Tech Her Story': New e-book reveals why it's so hard to get girls into IT careers
CompTIA is ramping up its efforts to get girls into technology, with a new awareness campaign to make technology what it calls more gender-inclusive.
Auckland school gets largest-ever Govt investment
The site is ideally positioned to serve surrounding communities, so this is an important investment in the local school network."
NZ sitting rosy when it comes to education, OECD report finds
“No other OECD country spends a higher percentage of its public funding on education as New Zealand."
Teaching teachers: the new Google for Education Certified Trainer Programme
For the last few years Google has provided a programme for people who wanted to earn an official training certification from Google for Education.
Call goes out for help with STEM gaming platform for girls
The call has gone out for Kiwis and Aussies to help with a community based gaming platform designed to encourage girls to pursue STEM-based careers.
YOU’RE INVITED: 2016 Canterbury Tech Summit – set to be a sell-out
This fresh and unique conference is filled to the brim with insightful presentations, leading innovations and inspirational content.
Kiwi teachers off to Singapore to bridge online classroom connections
A select group of New Zealand teachers are off to Singapore to learn, study and bring students' cultural connections online.
Zynga launches Words With Friends game for educators
One of the most popular mobile word games has been tailored to educators and students across the world, with the launch of Words With Friends EDU.
Is the gap between education technology suppliers and end users increasing?
As the market matures, EdTech is increasingly penetrating a more mainstream user base, not just innovators.
Kiwi Frances Valintine named one of world's top 50 innovators
Frances Valintine, a New Zealand education futurist has been named one of the world's top 50 innovators.
Wearables in the classroom - it's all the rage
"Wearables are becoming commonplace in our everyday life, and are now being heartily adopted by schools around the world."
HEAT Software integrates with Apple edtech to empower digital classroom
"Leveraging the power of LANrev’s intelligent automation within Apple’s education ecosystem, we’re excited to empower a new generation of learning."
$22.5 million campus to boost creative tech education in Wellington
Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity, a $22.5 million campus for NZ's creative and tech students, will be built in Wellington by 2018.
A challenge has been issued to NZ's best IT students
There is no doubt, IT skills are growing in importance every day -this is one of the reasons that MYOB’s IT Challenge has been such a great success.
NSW Department of Education hits new milestone with Softlink
“The excellent working partnership between Softlink and the Department has been integral to the streamlined and successful roll out of the project."
NSW Department of Education kicks off second stage of SaaS roll-out
The NSW DoE is using Expense8 to further streamline employee expenses and extend automation, scalability and user functionality.