Schools with the money to invest in cutting-edge technology truly have the world at their feet in terms of the teaching and learning experiences they can deliver. But those without much cash to splash needn’t reduce their programs to a pen and paper curriculum harking back to decades past. Technology is here to serve all students, and ch . . . more
The Neo Smartpen works by connecting to the Neo Notes app via Bluetooth. Write in the Neo Notes stationery, and the pen's camera will convert your penstrokes into digital form.
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Vodafone New Zealand is helping to boost education in refugee areas with the development of its instant classroom - a digital "school in a box". The instant classroom consists of a laptop and 25 tablets pre-loaded with educational software as well as a projector, speaker and modem with 3G capability. . . . more
Age, ethnicity, income and education are significant factors in how people manage their personal information online, a Victoria University of Wellington study has found.
The findings of a major national study examining the information behaviours of Kiwis in online commercial transactions, online transactions with government and on social networking sites, are being released today.
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The ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in Schools 2011 report
The ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in Schools 2011 report carried out for the 20/20 Communications Trust, outlines several major findings. Students have good access to ICTs at school and principals report that the Internet is having a significant impact on teaching and learning but bandwidth . . . more
A search of the Internet for views on whether video games are good or bad for children will result in over three million hits, the majority being negative. One could surmise that only people with negative views on video games would post such comments, the positive views remaining unheard. However, the majority of completed academic research tends to lean towards the view that many of . . . more
You are forgiven if you don?t read past the first paragraph in this article. The plethora of screen-to-screen (read door-to-door) web experts purveying the importance of e-commerce to education has exploded my yawn threshold as well, so I?ll be brief.
Given the unlimited storage capacity of websites, it is very tempting to use them as the encyclopaedia of your institution, which i . . . more
ICDL is an internationally recognised qualification that enables people to demonstrate their competence in computer skills.
The ICDL is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989
The ICDL earns 19 achievement credits for NCEA level 2, for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the website for more information.http://www. . . . more
KIDS' WEB SAFETY PLEDGE
Your best defense against the perils of the Internet is simple trust. Start by establishing the following ground rules with your kids and encouraging everybody to stick to them (you might even tape them on the wall next to your computer).
1. I WON'T GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFO
I will never reveal my real name, where I live, my phone number, computer passwords or any ot . . . more
Lots of interesting facts all about New Zealand Post have been included in a new aspect to their website. The information is aimed at students and hopes to answer many questions that are often asked. Visit NZ Post . . . more