EdTech Newsletter – July 2018 Update

Jackie Clark
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EdTech

EdTechNZ is a community across different sectors. We work and collaborate to maximise opportunities and address challenges from education technology in New Zealand classrooms and around the world.

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Low decile students outperforming higher decile schools

Georgia Taylor
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EdTech, Media Release

A cluster of low decile Northland schools is on track to outperform many higher decile schools around New Zealand through digital learning.

Students in the Te Puawai cluster – which includes Manaia View School, Whau Valley Primary, Te Kura o Otangarei, Whangarei Intermediate, Tikipunga High School and Hikurangi Primary School – are making faster progress in learning than the average New Zealand school, according to a report by the University of Auckland’s Woolf Fisher Research Centre.

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Teachers need to be better paid for the tech revolution

Georgia Taylor
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EdTech, FinTech, NZTech News

Teachers need to be better paid as they adjust to educating kids in the fastest growing sector in New Zealand, – technology, an award-winning Maori chief executive of a fast growing ed-tech company says.

Kendall Flutey, who runs Christchurch company Banqer, says one of her main concerns facing education and schools dealing with technology is that teachers are underpaid and overworked.

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EdTechNZ Newsletter – May 2018 Update

Jackie Clark
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EdTech

EdTechNZ is a community across different sectors. We work and collaborate to maximise opportunities and address challenges from education technology in New Zealand classrooms and around the world.

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Big future in little cousin of education exports – edtech

Chantal Thomas
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EdTech, Media Release, NZTech News

With the risk to foreign student export market from potential changes to immigration policy, the government should increase its focus on the little cousin of education exports, edtech, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Universities important but many skills can be learned on the job

Jackie Clark
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Media Release, NZTech News

If New Zealand raises its education outcomes over a period of 20 years to a level comparable with Finland, it can generate a 204 percent increase in GDP worth an additional $US258 billion, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

Technology is driving changes in the way Kiwis work and the skills required for work, he says.

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NZ needs to invest in promoting tech now, as it has been for years with education and tourism

Chantal Thomas
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FinTech, Media Release, NZTech News

It’s time New Zealand seriously started to invest in promoting technology, the country’s third largest export industry and fastest growing sector of our economy, a leading New Zealand tech businessman says.

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Breaking stereotypes essential to inspire girls into tech

Chantal Thomas
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Media Release, NZTech Women

This morning on TVNZ’s Breakfast show, NZTech’s Andrea Hancox discussed busting tech stereotypes.   Watch the interview here.

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NZ’s tech future resting on children of today

Jackie Clark
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EdTech, Media Release

Rotorua – The future of New Zealand’s success rests largely on the importance of how school children manage technology today, one of New Zealand’s leading tech experts says.

Graeme Muller, chief executive of NZTech, the voice of the tech sector in New Zealand, told the New Zealand ULearn education conference in Rotorua today that New Zealand has to focus on making today’s children creators rather than users.

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Leading for 21st Century Learning

Jackie Clark
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EdTech, NZTech News

As announced by Education Minister Hekia Parata at the NZTech Advance Education Technology Summit in Auckland last month, digital technology is to be formally integrated into the New Zealand curriculum. The follow up announcement from the Minister of an immediate $1 million investment in initiatives to help schools engage their students in digital technologies sends a strong message of commitment.

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