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EdTech Newsletter – September 2018 Update

Earlier this year, a friend gave Rebecca and I honey from his own suburban Auckland hive.   Immediately, I decided I wanted a hive of my own! I’ve always liked bees (even as a child), beekeeping is good for the environment and who doesn’t like honey?  It makes a great personal gift too.
Education

Teachers need to be better paid for the tech revolution

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 … Continue reading "Teachers need to be better paid for the tech revolution"
Education

Universities important but many skills can be learned on the job

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 … Continue reading "Universities important but many skills can be learned on the job"
Education

Leading for 21st Century Learning

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 … Continue reading "Leading for 21st Century Learning"
Education

Great first step for NZ to enter digital literacy era

The government has made a great first step to introducing digital technology into the New Zealand curricula to cope with the demands of fast-approaching digital future, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.