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.

iPads: do they have a place in ECE?

The debate continues on the use of ICT in early childhood education. JUDE BARBACK looks at the New Zealand stance.

Toddlers and technology

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for technology in early childhood education.

Higher trails for the technological classroom

TROY SMITH, head of ICT at a New Zealand secondary school, writes about how to spend the educational technology dollar strategically.

Rugby: technology and the tries

JUDE BARBACK looks at how technology affects the game of rugby and the hosting of a major international tournament.

The best educational apps around

With each passing day, more apps (applications) become available for teachers and students to tap into the exciting possibilities of using iPads, Androids and other devices for learning and education. But how do you find what is going to be of value in the classroom? It is important to consider the purpose and function of the app, as well as the cost and its capacity for group learning, among other factors.
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