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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Latest ventures from our Microsoft Road Warrior

Latest ventures from our Microsoft Road Warrior

Since we last reported on John’s travels, he has done a number of kilometres around the North Island with a quick visit to the South Island too. There has been some adventures along the way making his weeks never boring – including an asbestos scare, road closures and power cuts and car troubles. However, some of the highlights include: Whangarei Girls High School The first 2 hours were spent on big picture planning, aims and objectives and a strategic approach to school wide uptake. This was followed by a detailed session on using OneDrive, and then learning...

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An Update From Our Microsoft Road Warrior

An Update From Our Microsoft Road Warrior

It's been a while since we checked in with our road warrior. As always John has been extremely busy traveling the country popping into schools, exploring the technologies and learning techniques that help students develop the skills they need for tomorrow. If your school is interested in learning about the creative ways of using Microsoft technology in your classroom  please contact Gretchyn McLean at gretchynm@newerait.co.nz  Here's a sneak peek into some of schools John has visited this past week. Papatoetoe North School During the break all computers were upgraded...

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Fast, Light, Portable. Now with Touchscreen

Fast, Light, Portable. Now with Touchscreen

For the best of Google Whether you're tapping, swiping or zooming get things done with the latest touchscreen Chromebook. With up to 7.5 hours of battery life it keeps up with what you love to do every day. Key features include: Google Chrome OS Touchscreen 4GB Memory 11.6" display 16GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 802.11 a/g/n Bluetooth 4.0 6 Hour Battery 1 Year Warranty For a full list of specifications click here. Order today for only $439+GST. Email chanelw@newerait.co.nz  for further...

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Going Google? Get to the GAFE Summit!

Going Google? Get to the GAFE Summit!

We are excited to be a part of this years GAFE Summit which is to be held at both: Burnside High School, Christchurch 23rd - 24th April  Albany Senior High School, Auckland 29th - 30th April  It is amazing to see the great things that are happening within Google in Education and to support this and you if you are taking the journey through Google in your school.  This is definitely a Google event not to be missed and encourage you to register now to send teachers, administrators, tech directors, senior...

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