How do teachers best decide which learning and teaching innovations to pursue?

We at New Era believe technology is increasingly driving many innovative educational opportunities. But are they all good innovations? How do schools decide which ones to pursue? New Era is proudly sponsoring the upcoming education conference IOI Weekend Melbourne. IOI Weekend is an intensive...
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Introducing iPads with Preps

So your school has rolled out a 1 to 1 program. Now what? Aaron Davis explores how using these resources effectively is the next challenge facing teachers. Introducing technology has its challenges. Although technology has been a part of who we are since cave men started painting pictures on...
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Digital Literacy, Gaming and Contemporary Narrative Writing

What constitutes digital literacies is an interesting topic in contemporary learning environments. When I was teaching in a school I spent much energy trying to convince the “literacy team” that they needed to alter their definition and subsequent approach of literacy to incorporate...
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Blogging from a Students and Teachers Perspective

New Era is currently working closely with a number of teachers on blogging in the classroom and how they might embrace this communication technology. There has naturally been some who have embraced the platform while others have initially shown some resistance as they have struggled with both the...
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Cloud FAQs

Q: What’s the difference between public and private cloud? A: Public cloud typically consists of services like Office 365 or Google Apps, public cloud services are all hosted outside of NZ, so don’t expect to be able to upload or download large files with ease.  Private cloud...
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Bring Your Own Device FAQs

If you'd like a good read on BYOD backed up by research, try the Alberta Government BYOD Guide for Schools. You can read it here. We have also added a few simple BYOD FAQ's below: Q: Is it best to prescribe to students the type of device or allow anything to be bought to the school?...
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Wireless FAQs

Q: What is an “Enterprise grade” wireless network and why do I need one? A: Enterprise Grade Wireless consists of well-known hardware from vendors such as Aruba, Ruckus, or Aerohive. These wireless systems have central management, control signal strength to give reliable high...
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How Learning and Teaching are Changing

Pedagogy - the art and science of teaching; the method and practice of teaching – an understanding of how humans learn best. This is what educators are interested in. For too long ICT has been ‘sold’ to educators as an essential with little linking to why. How does it relate to...
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Kynan Robinson Recipient of the ICTEV ‘Outstanding Leader of the Year - ICT in Education’ Award 2012/2013

Kynan Robinson is one of Australia’s leading experts in ICT and education and is currently working for New Era as Manager PD/ICT. For the past 10 years he has been the leading teacher for eLearning, Creativity and Innovation and Head of Music at North Fitzroy Primary School, Melbourne....
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