A passion for games and travel led retired principal Michael Gifford to design and create an educational computer game for learning about the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’.

A passion for games and travel led retired principal Michael Gifford to design and create an educational computer game for learning about the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’.

Remuera Primary tries toondoo.com

Remuera Primary tries toondoo.com

The introduction of a Sahara Clevertouch into a classroom at the Wairau Valley Special School in Auckland has provided students with an engaging way to learn both academic and social skills.

The introduction of a Sahara Clevertouch into a classroom at the Wairau Valley Special School in Auckland has provided students with an engaging way to learn both academic and social skills.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young people 2013 - conference in July.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young people 2013 - conference in July.

Looking for an engaging way to improve technology, literacy and social skills all in one go? QuadBlogging could just be the answer. This word cloud shows the countries that have the most participating QuadBlogging classes.

Looking for an engaging way to improve technology, literacy and social skills all in one go? QuadBlogging could just be the answer. This word cloud shows the countries that have the most participating QuadBlogging classes.

Make It Share It (www.makeitshareit.com) provides an easy way to create online drawings and animations.

Make It Share It (www.makeitshareit.com) provides an easy way to create online drawings and animations.

More than 400 people from schools across the North Island attended the recent TTS roadshow, The Way Forward: Enabling Modern Learning Environments.

More than 400 people from schools across the North Island attended the recent TTS roadshow, The Way Forward: Enabling Modern Learning Environments.

Just a few places left. Don't miss out! We'll be in Christchurch (23 May), Rotorua (27 May) and Aucland 29 May).

Just a few places left. We'll be in Christchurch May), Rotorua May) and Aucland 29 May).

How comfortable are you using technology in your classroom? Does it matter to you that your students may know more than you about using mobile devices? New research by a Massey University PhD student has found that many educators feel out of their depth when adopting new technology for use in the classroom. Kathryn MacCallum investigated the use of mobile technology and found some clear differences between the attitudes of teachers and students.

How comfortable are you using technology in your classroom? Does it matter to you that your students may know more than you about using mobile devices? New research by a Massey University PhD student has found that many educators feel out of their depth when adopting new technology for use in the classroom. Kathryn MacCallum investigated the use of mobile technology and found some clear differences between the attitudes of teachers and students.

Incredibox (www.incredibox.com) is a simple and very intriguing online music sequencer that builds tracks from a selection of voice samples.

Incredibox (www.incredibox.com) is a simple and very intriguing online music sequencer that builds tracks from a selection of voice samples.

The Auckland Art Festival’s White Night had a fun new twist this year with the addition of a competitive robotics display in the Remuera Library, hosted by Kristin’s K-Force Robotics team. Presenting ‘Artful Intelligence – the Art and Science of Robots’, K-Force showcased their custom made robots.

The Auckland Art Festival’s White Night had a fun new twist this year with the addition of a competitive robotics display in the Remuera Library, hosted by Kristin’s K-Force Robotics team. Presenting ‘Artful Intelligence – the Art and Science of Robots’, K-Force showcased their custom made robots.

Attendees at the Adobe Education Leadership Forum 2013, in Thailand.

Attendees at the Adobe Education Leadership Forum in Thailand.

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye officially opens the new 'B Block' at Mahurangi College, in Warkworth. In this issue, she discusses the Government;s response to the report by the Education and Science Committee into digital literacy.

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye officially opens the new 'B Block' at Mahurangi College, in Warkworth. In this issue, she discusses the Government;s response to the report by the Education and Science Committee into digital literacy.

There are some great prizes up for grabs in this issue, including an Aver F50 Visualiser, Toshiba Tecra 940, and a FM Hands Free Car Kit

There are some great prizes up for grabs in this issue, including an Aver Visualiser, Toshiba Tecra and a FM Hands Free Car Kit

Cover of May issue. The image shows a coffee cup balanced on a DVD drawer. It links to an article about ICT PD and the headline asks the question: 'Are you making best use of technology'. Using the DVD drawer like this probably isn't!

The image shows a coffee cup balanced on a DVD drawer. It links to an article about ICT PD and the headline asks the question: 'Are you making best use of technology'. Using the DVD drawer like this probably isn't!

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