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Microsoft Teams
D2L integrates Microsoft Teams into education training platform
“Recent events have re-enforced the importance of social context in learning, so collaboration, discussion, and teamwork are just as relevant in primary and secondary school as in vocational and higher education settings.”
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
7 ways educational technology improves classroom experiences
The use of properly integrated educational technology can also lead to better student outcomes, more well-adjusted students, improved student retention, and more.
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Synnex Australia
Synnex signs on Chrome OS transformation vendor
Neverware’s CloudReady allows schools and other organisations to covert old PCs and Macs to cloud-managed Chrome OS devices.
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Remote Working
COVID: Google releases new info hub for distance learning
Teach From Home is a central hub of information, tips, training and tools. Plus, Google earmarks US$10 million for distance learning.
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Identity and Access Management
Jamf announces powerful new product line
Jamf has deployed new functionality across its suite of products that take advantage of Apple’s advances for businesses.
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Digital Transformation
Ricoh brings the latest learning tech to respected college
The Ricoh IWB is an all-in-one collaboration tool which provides flexible opportunities for users to connect.
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Education
Kiwi EdTech software innovation goes international
SimPHARM, a state of the art simulation tool developed at the University of Otago and now commercially licensed by a United States-based company.
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Technology in schools
Raglan: Home to NZ's first enviro-tech camp for kids
When you think of tech camps for kids, the North Island’s rugged surf spot Raglan may not be the first place that comes to mind – until now, at least.
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EdTech
NZ's education sector must move fast to support edtech
New Zealand’s education sector needs to face up to automation and the way it will affect people’s jobs in years to come – and it needs to move quickly to do so.
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SaaS
Wisenet releases education campus management solution
Wisenet ITS Application Suite can be customised and configured to meet modern public education provider demands.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS programme to boost EdTech innovation
AWS EdStart provides promotional credits, customised training, marketing opportunities, mentorship, and technical support to EdTech startups.
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Tablets & laptops
Acer’s new laptops for business and education
The TravelMate X514 is designed for business and commercial use, while the Chromebook Spin 13 aims for the growing classroom device market.
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Startup
Edtech firm Kami raises $1.5m
New Zealand edtech startup Kami has raised $1.5 million to help take the company to North America and beyond. 
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Artificial Intelligence
Class in the clouds: How AI and cloud can transform education
The global education landscape is changing, and Australia no exception. Michael Chetner explains how AI and the cloud will create a new way to learn.
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Coding
Kiwi firm Code Avengers exports EdTech to Chile
A Hamilton tech innovator has scored a breakthrough deal with the Chilean government that will benefit 1500 disadvantaged students in Chile.
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Kiwibank
Edtech startup says Kiwi teachers are overworked & underpaid
Teachers are overworked and underpaid – and to prepare our next generations for the tech evolutions, they need to be paid better.
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EdTech
Ed-tech company creates channel head role for A/NZ expansion
Based in Sydney, the newly created position filled by Martin Strong is designed to support the company’s growth ambitions in the region.
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EdTech
IDP Education boosts growth of Edtech startup
Edtech company, Cohort Go, announced a major partnership with international student placement company, IDP Education.
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EdTech
New report looks at immersive tech and education
Report released looking at the projected uptake of VR technologies in education and how the edtech sector will up their game.
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NZTech
You're Invited: Explore cutting edge edtech and pedagogy
Upcoming edtech conference hopes to share insights with the education sector and connect educators with leading tech players.
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NZTech
Te reo digital literacy essential for equitable future
"We want to ensure our digital learning is equitable, purposeful and based on excellence for diverse students and families."
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Technology in the Classroom
Recharging robots with stories and teamwork in term 2
A chance to try a new gamification tool that encourages collaboration. Can you save the droid before his power cells are permanently drained?
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Wellington
You're invited: Get looped in on latest ideas in education
LoopEd 2017 could be a great opportunity for Wellington educators looking for some professional development, and some mid-year inspiration.
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NZTech
Techweek '17 shared tech world with Kiwis, 2018 is next
Techweek '17 is over but not forgotten, hopefully educators were able to take a piece of tech knowledge home from 'class' this year.