Category: General Education

Category: General Education

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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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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Connected Learning Advisory from CoredEd


An awesome IT advisory service being provided FoC for schools by @coreeducation http://goo.gl/zB4ZgS   …

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Does ICT assist learning?


Excellent response from @dwenmoth to the recent OECD report http://goo.gl/d2Yc9j  …

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SysAdmin Day!


My thanks to Brett for noting this very important event which honours those of you in ICT admin positions around schools. With tongue firmly in cheek, System Administrator Appreciation Day and the website behind it have some good fun while quietly making a pertinent point about the undervalued SysAdmin role – “Let’s face it, System Administrators get no respect 364 days a…

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ICT in NZ Schools – the Election Looms!


It was interesting to drive around  my part of the world over the weekend and see so many political billboards already erected, even if they were all just for one party!  The signs were concrete reminders that the election will be held here in New Zealand in only a couple of months, on September 20th. In the preamble to the full-on…

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Interface XPO – Alive and Kicking!


Over the years, the education sector has seen some events and conferences come and go (such as the Learning@School in February) and so it’s been nice to see the NZ Interface XPO establish itself as an integral part of the ICT professional development landscape. The XPO is held in May with one day in each of three cities around the country.…

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ICT in Australian Education


The “black budget” in Australia has certainly caught the headlines leading up to and after its announcement this week.  This is the new Coalition Government’s first budget and they have clearly decided that the first year of the election cycle is the best time to implement a wide raft of tough measures that will be unpopular with many voters! It’s always…

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Welcome to Our School!


On behalf of Brett, myself and the rest of the Our School team, welcome to our new website and blog. In a sense, our company has been under way since i-com started in 1996, and when we expanded last year, we kept that familiar name.  Now we’ve had a good 12 months to get better established and the new company name…

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