After some expertise around IT for your school?

After some expertise around IT for your school?

We know ICT can be a confusing, and at times a monsterous task to get your head around. The really good news, is that it doesn't have to be. We would like to offer an hours free consultation to any school looking for some answers. It is totally up to you in regards to what you would like - at New Era we can provide total ICT solutions for any area. Some ideas to get started are: Strategic planning Budget reviews Best practice oversight Google / Microsoft options International trends BYOD trends ICT problem solving Network basics for...

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Welcome back to the final term!

Welcome back to the final term!

Welcome back to the start of Term 4! We hope you all had a great break and are ready for these final 10 weeks of the year. With summer beginning to feel like it's on it's way, the countdown to end of term has no doubt already begun! Over the break we had a fantastic week down in Rotorua at ULearn Conference, it was great to see everyone there and catch up with so many of you,  the excitement around ICT was evident and with so much on the horizon it's not looking to slow down anytime soon.   We were delighted to give away an Acer Switch 10 at ULearn and would like to...

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A 'Heads Up' on ICT in Education

A 'Heads Up' on ICT in Education

Last week New Era hosted our annual 'Heads Up' Conference at Green Bay High School. This annual event aims to provide an informative and enjoyable day that gives delegates a 'heads up' on what's happening now and what the future holds on a global, national and local level within ICT. As well as giving practical examples from a school, classroom and student context. This was once again a thoroughly enjoyable day and was a great opportunity to catch up with you all. We would like to say a big thanks to everyone who attended last week as well as a special thanks to Green Bay High School...

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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

More Teaching, Less Tech-ing Classroom is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education.  It is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time saving features like the ability  to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organised.   Students can keep track of whats due on their Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work , and provide...

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Welcome back to Term 3! And with it we bring the return of our STARs,

Welcome back to Term 3! And with it we bring the return of our STARs,

Looking for new devices for your school? Wondering what might work best for both the needs of the school or the needs of your students? Hear it from the experts themselves about the pros and cons of each device so you can make an informed decision on what works best for your needs and the needs of our students. The 6 devices reviewed in this round are:  Samsung ChromebookSamsung Galaxy Tab ProSamsung Note ProHP Pavilion TouchsmartAcer A1 TabletMicrosoft Surface View our latest round of STAR reviews here and watch out for our next round taking place this term. 

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Finding it hard to decide on the right device for your school? Want to know what students think of the latest ‘tech’ devices on the market?

Finding it hard to decide on the right device for your school? Want to know what students think of the latest ‘tech’ devices on the market?

Good news, New Era has introduced a Student Tech Assessment and Review (STARs) initiative, where selected students receive a new piece of equipment to use at home and school for two weeks. They then provide a detailed review, highlighting the pros and cons, which we then share with you (via e-newsletter and our website) so you can make an informed choice on what you think may work best for your needs, or for the needs of your students. The 6 devices reviewed in the first round were the: Acer Iconia A1 Android Acer Iconia W4 Tablet Acer C720P Touch Chromebook...

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