Browse by Tags

  • Blog Post: Protecting student privacy

    “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with [his or her] privacy.” - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights , United Nations, 1948 New Zealand’s schools work hard to earn the trust of their communities. As part of the important work they do, schools need to collect...
  • Blog Post: Technology and the Māori Language Awards 2012

    The Māori Language Awards 2012 were held on Friday last week in Tauranga. It was an inspiring event that celebrated the contributions of 30 individuals and organisations who have contributed to te reo Māori through their work. I attended the event with my colleague Anne Taylor, who has supported Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Making Data Human at TechEd NZ 2012

    Last week we were delighted to join more than 2,000 technology professionals at TechEd New Zealand 2012. A strong theme of this year’s keynote was the use of technology to make data human: Useful, exciting, beautiful, and even fun! It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking...
  • Blog Post: 21st Century Learning

    Parliament’s Education and Science Select Committee has launched an enquiry about education needs for the country’s future . The enquiry seeks to identify possible savings in technology and buildings, to develop recommendations regarding optimal learning environments, and to identify the...
  • Blog Post: Congratulations to Team Mobile Eye

    The Microsoft Imagine Cup is a competition that encourages students to solve the world's toughest problems. Visual impairment is one of those, and Team Mobile Eye from AUT took on the challenge. Their winning solution is a mobile app to assist people with visual impairment to “see” the...
  • Blog Post: Learning for our future

    Children enjoy learning, and today’s ‘digital natives’ use technology to consume more information at a faster pace than ever before. This aptitude makes for an exciting future, but to make the most of our investments in the next generation we must be mindful of the hurdles on the course...
  • Blog Post: With compliments from Microsoft

    Updated July 2012. A PDF version is provided at the bottom of this blog post for printing. Microsoft offers a number of services free of charge to help people live and work a little smarter. Here’s a quick overview of technology to make life a little simpler and more fun. More than a million...
  • Blog Post: Māori language packs for Windows and Office

    Every year since 1975, New Zealand has marked Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori. This is a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Māori (the Māori language) and to use more Māori phrases in everyday life. Te reo Māori is a unique part of New Zealand culture and one of our three...
  • Blog Post: Finalists announced for NZ’s 2011 Imagine Cup

    Microsoft’s Imagine Cup asks students to take on the challenge to develop technology to make a difference in the world. In the process we hope they’ll have an experience that will inspire them to think broadly about the future. This year nearly 300 teams of Kiwi tertiary students took...
Page 1 of 1 (9 items)