INTERFACE, MOTAT, and Microsoft have teamed up for the Minecraft 2020 competitions. Entries are open now.
Entries close: Monday 29 June 2020 (the last week of Term 2).
Join teachers and students around the globe celebrating the use of digital technology in education for Digital Learning Day on February 27th.
Each year classrooms across the United States and around the world hold events to celebrate Digital Learning Day.
Google for education offer some great collections of free lessons as part of the day.
Two recent technology publications:
The Government has begun a massive IT upgrade to provide more seamless internet access to 200 schools around the country.
StudyIt is an online learning environment for NCEA science, maths, and English students, with information for students about what they need to know to achieve particular achievement standards, as well as discussion forums, and general study and exam advice.
Students can use forums to discuss NCEA issues with other students and teachers, and send specific questions to expert teachers.
StudyIt has been refreshed and is also now more responsive to being viewed on mobile devices.
Netsafe has released Ngā taiohi matihiko o Aotearoa - New Zealand Kids Online looking at the online experiences of Kiwi kids and their confidence in their online safety skills.
Today Netsafe launches the revamp of the Netsafe Schools programme. They introduce a new tiered approach. The tiers act as signposts to guide a school’s progress and illustrate their growth in online safety competencies to their wider school community.
INTERFACE and MOTAT have teamed up for the Minecraft Student Competition 2019. Entries are open now.
Students design and create a 'machine' of their choice, then record a video showing how it works.
Choose from three age categories:
Entries close Tuesday 15 October (the first week in Term 4).
Place-based education can help to localise your curriculum by giving students a sense of responsibility and affiliation for their surrounding environment, community, and region.
Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko are providing free regional workshops that support teachers, kaiako, and leaders understand and implement the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curricula content.
Ki te Ahikāroa or Regional Meetups are hands-on, engaging workshops.
Netsafe issued an advisory on Saturday 16th March 2019 encouraging the public to report video content directly to their helpline. The Netsafe team has been working closely with the Police, the Department of Internal Affairs and other government departments to assess these reports.
The video of the attack is officially classified as "objectionable content" by the Chief Censor. Netsafe encourage you to use their harmful content advisory on what steps to take upon discovery of the video online.
In 2019, Sticks n Stones is taking its programme across Aotearoa with an augmented training programme powered by Facebook – and is looking for schools interested in being involved. The "Online Advocate" training is provided free and can support up to 40 schools this year.
The programme starts with full-day activator workshops in host schools attended by local students (supported by a staff champion). This is followed by an interactive and collaborative online training programme supported by webinars.
For an information pack – or if you have any questions – contact email@example.com
Julie McMahon (St Hilda's College) and John Creighton (Burnside High School) discuss these revised assessment tools and how they can be utilised in programmes of learning.
There will be time for you to ask Julie and John your questions.
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