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Education
Microsoft renews schools agreement, focus on boosting cybersecurity
The new three-year agreement with Ministry of Education aims to make NZ schools even more secure.
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School
Hands-on review: Osmo Genius Starter Kit
Osmo is a unique product that turns iPads into the perfect tool to entertain children while teaching them. With the help of Techday’s favourite child Avi, I was able to test out the Osmo Genius Kit. 
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Early education
Teaching remotely in a COVID-19 world
The principles of blended learning means that meaningful learning can take place at home, and allow the students and teachers to interact and collaborate.
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Ministry of Education
ChildForum raises concerns about NZ's early childhood education
In New Zealand there is a growing concern about early childhood education (ECE) and the lack of response from the Government, according to ChildForum.
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New Zealand
Changes to NZ's early education could require significant investment
“Our kindergartens and ECE centres are facing a funding crisis due to a government driving up participation at the expense of quality."
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Cloud
Storypark cloud community rolled out in NZ kindergartens
The Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) has announced it will be providing all parents at their 111 centres with Storypark during term 1, 2015.
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Education New Zealand
Are iPads essential for learning in New Zealand classrooms?
Eight projects have been selected for funding in the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) 2014 funding round, and will each receive a segment of $1.7 million.
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Apps
Childchat app assists with early education
"The way I see it is that parents are going to Google, or read numerous books looking for this information."