The new technologies set to enter your classroom in 2018

From artificial intelligence to mixed reality, MEI LIN LOW shares the technologies we can expect to see more of in our classrooms this year.

Signalling an end to readers/writers – the effectiveness of assistive technologies

When Kapiti College found providing reader/writers to its growing number of dyslexic students unsustainable, it looked to assistive technologies for answers.

Building digital technology into the curriculum: master stroke or missed opportunity?

While the news that digital technologies is to be included in The New Zealand Curriculum has been broadly welcomed, many believe the announcement falls short in a number of ways. By JUDE BARBACK.

The rules of code club

Young people are our most avid consumers of digital technology but increasingly they are learning how to go behind the screen and learn about coding and content creation. JUDE BARBACK looks at some initiatives beyond the curriculum that are designed to open teachers’ and students’ eyes to new opportunities.

Opinion: government contradicts itself with online learning for school children

ANDREW GIBBONS says the government’s legislative plans to open the market for online primary education contradicts its existing early childhood education policy.

Online learning communities: cool idea or not?

The proposal for new online learning communities has sparked suggestions that we’re about to unleash online charter schools onto New Zealand education.

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.

Transforming teaching – using apps in maths

Teachers and lecturers collaborate on an exciting new research project to investigate the impact of using applications (apps) in primary mathematics. By JUDE BARBACK.

Integrating digital technology – one school’s great GAFE journey

CRAIG McDONALD and BEC POWER share how the integration of digital technology is supporting their school’s transition to modern learning environments and is helping to enhance and redefine learning.

Technology in early childhood education

FILIPE PRIETO shares his experience and findings on how technology can be used to great effect in early childhood education (ECE) settings.
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