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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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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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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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NZTech backs $1 million for digital technology projects

Jackie Clark
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EdTech, Industry News, Media Release, NZTech News

NZTech has backed the Government’s move to put $1 million into digital technology projects.

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Great first step for NZ to enter digital literacy era

Jackie Clark
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EdTech, Industry News, Media Release, NZTech News

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.

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NZTech calls for faster implementation of digital literacy

Jackie Clark
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EdTech, Industry News, Media Release, NZTech News

Teaching computational thinking, digital technology and cyber security at primary school level has been identified by NZTech to be as integral as maths and English to the nation’s economy.

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Edtech will be a $200 billion global market

Jackie Clark
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EdTech, Industry News, Media Release, NZTech News

Education technology will be a $200 billion global market by 2017, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Join the New Zealand delegation to #ISTE2016

Jackie Clark
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EdTech, Events, NZTech News

Join us in Denver, Colorado this June! 

On behalf of NZTech and our EdTechNZ Advisory Board, you are invited to join the New Zealand delegation to attend the largest Edtech Conference in the world, #ISTE2016.

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