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Effective e-learning is underpinned by the appropriate digital technologies, including infrastructure, digital devices, resources, content, and services.

3D printing in the classroom

A 3D printed cog

3D-printed differential cogwheel, Creative tools, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Practical information for schools considering purchasing a 3D printer or for those who have one and are looking for innovative ways to use it. 

Find out more about:

  • planning to use your 3D printer in learning across the curriculum, including technology
  • what software to use with your 3D printer
  • considerations when purchasing a 3D printer.

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The ICT helpdesk for schools provides first level support for all schools about hardware and software issues.

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A guide to getting started with password managers.

More about password managers »

Key areas to consider in your school digital device or BYOD programme.

More about 1:1 devices »

School stories demonstrating how students can use technologies to support their learning and full participation in the school curriculum.

More about Assistive technologies »

laptops charging

Information and resources to support development and maintainance of a reliable school network.

Read more about Technical support and procurement »

Innovating education and educating for innovation: The power of digital technologies and skills

Innovating education and educating for innovation: The power of digital technologies and skills

This latest OECD report discusses the available evidence on innovation in education:

  • the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning
  • the role of digital skills
  • the role of educational industries in the process of innovation.

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Te Hangarau, Te Tūāpapa | Technologies is one of the five dimensions of the e-Learning Planning Framework. This website is designed to support schools develop their e-learning capability across the five dimensions. The Te Hangarau, Te Tūāpapa page contains school stories and examples to support Kura Kaupapa Māori.

ICT leader, Fraser Malins explains some key considerations for setting up a safe network that parents and students can access easily at Halswell School.

Find out more about developing a robust infrastructure »

This online guide provides schools with starting points for the effective management and use of data. It focuses on using Student Management Systems (SMS) effectively so that learning is informed by accurate, rich information.

Space, whether physical or virtual, can have an impact on learning. It can bring people together; it can encourage exploration, collaboration, and discussion. 

Find out more about developing a flexible learning space »

The  CLA service has ended as the Ministry shifts its focus to initiatives that support the Digital Technology and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum changes.

The CLA's extensive library of resources is now incorporated within this website, along with links to other Ministry initiatives providing ongoing support.

Go to CLA resources »

The Software for learning section provides information about the different software types to support teachers with selecting and planning for the use of digital technologies.

Use the discussion starters, practical steps, and school stories in conjunction with the e-Learning Planning Framework to identify your current school-wide systems, and to support your planning to resource the successful use of digital technologies in learning and teaching.

More about Planning and resourcing »

e-Learning community discussions

Join these groups to participate in discussions with other teachers/educators about the content here, or that is relevant for you.

Enabling e-Learning
e-Learning: Leadership
e-Learning: Teaching
e-Learning: Technologies
e-Learning: Professional Learning
e-Learning: Beyond the classroom
Using the e-Learning Planning Frameworks

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