Monthly: January 2016

Monthly: January 2016

COMET – Supporting Education Initiatives across Auckland


Originally the City of Manukau Education Trust, COMET Auckland is doing an awesome job “to advance education for Auckland by supporting and connecting education initiatives across the city.”  Have a look at some of these striking facts and figures about education in Auckland: https://goo.gl/wCGLp6

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The NZ National Curriculum


What is your child actually meant to be learning at school?  Take some time to look at the curriculum: http://goo.gl/en5Uvg  …

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What’s a new school look like in 2016?


A new school in 2016 might look a whole lot different (and better!) than you might think. Rototuna Junior High School in Hamilton (for Years 7-10 ie Forms 1-4 in the “old money”) opens next week and I think it looks and sounds like a cool place to be!  What do you reckon? http://goo.gl/aY0xl7…

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“Schools rely on $1b donations during 15 years of ‘free’ education system”


It would be most interesting to combine these figures with the amounts raised by schools from overseas students! http://goo.gl/1284qw Schools rely on $1b donations during 15 years of ‘free’ education system stuff.co.nz Figures reveal huge gap in donations, with top schools raking in $2m a year. …

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“Identity theft is the new black in 2016”


“Identity theft is the new black in 2016” https://lnkd.in/eyVWZ2K Emphasising that the problem is only going to get worse!  …

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Restoring Lost Data in Google Apps


“3 Options for Restoring Lost Data in Google Apps” – some food for thought from the good people at Spanning.https://lnkd.in/eFNWtyy  …

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Apple improves education offerings


Apple make a significant improvement in their education offerings. https://lnkd.in/eq3EKUK Education Preview – Apple apple.com Technology can reshape education. And iPad, with its powerful features and apps, opens up new, more engaging ways of learning. With the iOS 9.3 beta, you’ll find a …  …

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Wise Words from Retiring Educators


Some wise words from a group of experienced New Zealand educators … http://goo.gl/RENBgQ ‘We’re the only country in the world that overtly labels schools’ – Harsh lessons from retiring principals nzherald.co.nz A swathe of experienced principals are retiring from Auckland secondary schools. Kirsty Johnston tra…  …

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Amazon Web Services in Education?


Amazon’s AWS is definitely gaining traction here in NZ and it will be interesting to see what impact it has in education. http://goo.gl/vjLtrH INSIGHT: Why Amazon will be the Chief Disruptor of 2016 computerworld.co.nz Roger Lanctot, Research Analyst, Strategy Analytics explains why Amazon will lead the way in 2…  …

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“Too many mistakes made buying computers for students”


 12 January 2016 – “Too many mistakes made buying computers for students” – some interesting Australian research on BYOD in schools http://goo.gl/2mneu2…

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